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June 2017

Facts By Email #23 – Ontario’s New Rental Rules Tough On Landlords

By |2017-06-14T13:13:26+00:00June 14th, 2017|Facts By Email|

QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS THE NUMBERS - EDMONTON, CALGARY, TORONTO, MONTREAL – THE WINNER IS…? KELOWNA: ZONING CHANGE BOOSTS DETACHED VALUES Hundreds of detached lots can add strata units under new zoning ONTARIO’S NEW RENTAL RULES TOUGH ON LANDLORDS WHISTLER CRACKS DOWN ON AIRBNB-TYPE RENTALS Licensing system is effectively a $1,000-per-day fine HERE ARE THE REAL NUMBERS ON B.C. HOUSING MARKET NUTS…EYEBROW RAISER PRICE OF A POINT GREY HOUSE RISING BY $168K A MONTH

May 2017

Facts By Email #21 – Special Report: Chinese Buyers

By |2017-06-04T10:50:29+00:00May 30th, 2017|Facts By Email|

CALGARY COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE PICKS UP PACE – But sales of apartment buidings fall by 72% IN Q1 AUCTIONS TEST DEPTH OF ALBERTA REC MARKET SPECIAL REPORT: CHINESE BUYERS: 5 OF 22 [ALLEGED] CHINA FUGITIVES LIVING IN BC UOOLU: GET USED TO HEARING ABOUT IT - Wealthy hip Chinese buy overseas property with new app GOOD SCHOOLS KEY LURE FOR CHINESE BUYERS FRASER VALLEY REALTORS WARNED ON TRANSFERS SHORTING REITS? BE SELECTIVE Commercial REITs see pay off in residential plays NOT AN OIL GUY, BUT IT DOESN’T LOOK GOOD – OPEC production cut met with rise in U.S. shale surge CONDO ASSIGNMENTS FLOOD VANCOUVER CRAIGSLIST – Most prices much higher than they were at release

Facts By Email #20 – Flipping Commercial Real Estate

By |2017-05-22T18:51:39+00:00May 22nd, 2017|Facts By Email|

FLIPPING COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE: IT COULD WORK IN TORONTO, VANCOUVER, AND EVEN ALBERTA BITCOIN HOME LISTING CAUSES FLUTTER IN VANCOUVER – But some private deals may be done under the radar 450-ACRE FALSE CREEK FLATS PLAN DOES INCLUDE (a little bit) OF HOUSING SUPPLY AS CURE FOR HIGH HOUSING PRICES “A MYTH” METRO VANCOUVER DETACHED HOUSES DISAPPEARING PORT MOODY NEXT UP ON DEVELOPMENT CYCLE TECH-SAVVY LANDLORDS CAN SAVE TIME AND MONEY QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS

Facts By Email #19 – Capital Gains Tax: The Elephant In Your Basement Suite

By |2017-05-16T20:49:04+00:00May 15th, 2017|Facts By Email|

MESSY BC ELECTION COULD BE GOOD OR BAD NEWS FOR REAL ESTATE INVESTORS STRUGGLING OFFICES SWITCH TO HOTELS, RENTAL SUITES HOUSING START SLUMP A MYSTERY IN METRO Is there a condo cartel at play in Canada’s hottest market? LANTZVILLE: WHO KNEW? IS PORTLAND THE NEW PHOENIX?

Facts By Email #18 – OK, Gamblers, Let’s Look At Calgary Rentals

By |2017-05-07T18:11:43+00:00May 7th, 2017|Facts By Email|

BOB RENNIE GETS FRANK ON FUTURE HOUSING PRICES GET INTO VANCOUVER INDUSTRIAL STRATA RIGHT NOW SIMPLE MATH: VANCOUVER LAND FOR CONDOS: $500 PBSF; SURREY LAND FOR CONDOS: $65-$90 PBSF CLOSEUP REPORT FOR INVESTORS: NANAIMO U.S. MAY REDUCE MORTGAGE TAX DEDUCTION

April 2017

Facts By Email #15 – Winnipeg Best Hope For Prairie Landlords

By |2017-04-21T13:47:36+00:00April 17th, 2017|Facts By Email|

QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS PROXY PAPER MAY COVER EMPTY HOME TAX VICTORIA HAS AN AGENT FOR EVERY MLS LISTING WINNIPEG APPEARS BEST HOPE FOR PRAIRIE LANDLORDS VANCOUVER CHARACTER HOME PLAN COULD REDUCE HOUSING STOCK AND REDUCE HOUSING VALUES DOWNTOWN CALGARY HAS 230 ACRES OF EMPTY OFFICES "SQUEEZED" TRAILER PARK OWNERS EYE EXIT AS TAXES SOAR, RENTS CAPPED POWELL RIVER POST AMONG HIGHEST SALES INCREASE IN B.C.

March Market Report

By |2017-04-08T12:39:43+00:00April 8th, 2017|Hot Tip|

  • Sales higher in Toronto (+18%) Calgary (+20%) and Edmonton
  • Sales lower in Vancouver (-31%), Fraser Valley and Victoria (-17%)
  • Toronto sales of 12,077 are more than Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton, Victoria and Kelowna (10,751) together
  • Average prices higher ALL CITIES, down in Vancouver
  • Alberta jobs higher in March (highest percentage increase in Canada)
  • SF homes and condo sales have decoupled in the Lower Mainland

Normal General rules

Sales higher, listings lower = prices higher later

Sales lower, listings higher = prices lower

NOW in Vancouver – THE NEW NORMAL:

Sales lower and listings lower … prices hanging in there

MAJOR POINT

  1. Last March/April sales were at all-time highs. Likely, we are […]

March 2017

Facts By Email #10 – Foreign Buyers: Ontario Steps In, Aussies Get Rough

By |2017-03-13T10:13:15+00:00March 12th, 2017|Facts By Email|

LAND RUSH 2017 HIGHLIGHTS – PART 2 PHOENIX INVESTORS THRIVE UNDER TRUMP CASH FLOW IN THE FRASER VALLEY MAD, MAD VICTORIA BURNING HIGHER THE NUMBERS, THE NUMBERS - TORONTO, VANCOUVER, FV AND WHISTLER FOREIGN BUYER: ONTARIO STEPS I; AUSSIES GET ROUGH 30,000 ACRES IN METRO ALR “NOT FIT FOR FARMING” METRO VANCOUVER POISED FOR A SPRING BREAK TO THE UPSIDE POINT ROBERTS A LOW-COST DESTINATION FROM VANCOUVER OUR TAKEAWAYS FROM THE B.C. BUDGET 2017

Facts By Email #9 – Your Home Profit Is Now Taxable (In Part!)

By |2017-03-06T16:26:12+00:00March 6th, 2017|Facts By Email|

LANDRUSH CD SETS DISCOUNTED FOR SUBSCRIBERS BUYING WITH NO MONEY DOWN – IT IS NOT A RARITY KAMLOOPS RIPE FOR RENTAL INVESTORS TAKING SELF STORAGE TO THE NEXT LEVEL PIPELINE TO PROFITS IN NORTHEAST BC YOU HAVE TO START CONSIDERING COMMERCIAL STRATA AVERAGE CALGARY CONDO OWNERS LOST $14K EQUITY IN PAST YEAR

February 2017

Facts By Email #8 – GET READY FOR THE EXTRAORDINARY 2017 LAND RUSH EVENT

By |2017-02-27T15:00:31+00:00February 27th, 2017|Facts By Email|

8000 MILLIONAIRES CAME TO CANADA LAST YEAR! EUROPEAN INVESTORS COULD UPSURP CHINA AS BEIJING PLAYS HARDBALL SOON ONLY OUTLAWS WILL INSTALL NATURAL GAS Vancouver bylaw will ban B.C.’s most promising resource CALGARY: TWO VIEWS OF OIL CITY OPPORTUNITIES Small landlords suffer but big investors gain confidence DEVELOPERS MAY WRESTLE OVER CHURCH LANDS CENTRAL SURREY AN INVESTORS DREAM DESTINATION REMEMBER TUMBLER RIDGE? IT’S BAAAACK PRIMER ON MULTIFAMILY FINANCING CROWDS AND BUZZ BUILDING FOR LAND RUSH 2017 NORTHERN EMPLOYMENT IS SURGING QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS