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Friday Free-for-all! Happy New Year!

It’s the end of another work week and that means it’s time for the first Friday Free-for-all of 2017!

This is our regular end of the week news round up and open topic discussion thread for the weekend, here are a few recent links to kick off the chat:

Lonely homes
Is rent higher in YVR or Toronto?
BC reviews homeowner grants
Best place on earth for free salt
Realty Check?
Sales fall, prices inch down

So what are you seeing out there? Post your news links, thoughts and anecdotes here and have an excellent weekend!

Friday Free-for-all! September 23, 2016

It’s the end of another work week and that means it’s time for another Friday Free-for-all!

This is our regular end of the week news round up and open topic discussion thread. Here are a few recent links to kick off the chat:

Mother of all stock market corrections
Alternative lending on the rise
OECD slashes Canadian outlook
Poloz signals delay in rate increase
Empty home tax
Variable rates will soar
Sold as percentage of inventory data
Canadians buying ‘too much car’

So what are you seeing out there? Post your news links, thoughts and anecdotes here and have an excellent weekend!

An empty home tax for Vancouver

Mayor Gregor Robertson has announced that Vancouver will move ahead with a tax on empty or under-occupied homes with our without the support of the provincial government.

The city’s report states the preferred option is for the provincial government to create and administer a new class of “residential vacant” property through BC Assessment. The designation would trigger the city to charge extra taxes on empty or under-occupied investment properties.

The second option is for the city to establish a new business tax for empty and under-occupied homes held as investment properties.

Premier Clark responded on twitter saying “We are reviewing your report and will respond quickly.”

Read the full article over at the CBC.

Friday Free-for-all! March 10th 2016

Another grand week in paradise draws to a close, the weekend awaits.

And you know what that means? That means it’s Free-for-all time, our regular end of the week news round up and open topic discussion thread for the weekend.

Here are a few links to kick off the chat:

Bank of Canada good on rates
We’re building lots of condos
Who’s doing what
We’re not realtors
Think of the children
Local demand irrelevant?
Empty homes are low

So, what are you seeing out there? Post your news links, thoughts and anecdotes here and have an excellent weekend!

FFFA! Sales, prices, rents and resources.

It’s that time of the week again…

Friday Free-for-all time!

This is our regular end of the week news roundup and open topic discussion thread for the weekend, here are a few recent links to kick off the chat:

GV: sales up, prices slip
PTT a ‘drag’ on RE economy
What are you paying for rent?
Vacant homes target by thieves
TD forecasts dip in Calgary
but they’re already down YOY

So what are you seeing out there? Post your news links, thoughts and anecdotes here and have an excellent weekend!