• Brokers and bankers square off on 30-year amortization by Vernon Clement Jones

    While bank economists seem increasingly resigned to the potential loss of the 30-year amortization, brokers insist that move would unfairly tie of the hands of property investors looking to maximize the bang for their buck.

  • Residential permits bounce back in November by Kit Kadlec

    On the heels of three straight months of mild declines, residential building permit values made up for ground lost in November with a 6.9% gain over the previous month, according to figures released by Statistics Canada.

  • 'Curb appeal maintenance' takes a backseat by Vernon Clement Jones

    The already-low pressure to perform “curb appeal maintenance” will fall even further in Alberta and other increasingly tight rental markets this year, says one Calgary expert, at the same time cautioning property investors.

  • Vancouver sales grew 6% in 2011 by Editorial Team

    Total sales of detached, attached and apartment properties in Greater Vancouver climbed nearly 6% last year, although missed the 2009 high by over 9%, according to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV).

  • Northern city claims 'highest rents' by Kit Kadlec

    Canada’s coolest arctic city is also one of its hottest rental markets.

  • Investor survey identifies 'best' commercial market by Editorial Team

    Canadian commercial real estate eat your heart out. A survey of international investors is once again recognizing the United States as the top choice for 2012.  

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