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DREAM’S CEO SAYS TRUDEAU THREAT AGAINST REITS IS A ‘SIDESHOW’

Posted in Industry Trends, Newsworthy, Tax Law

DREAM’S CEO SAYS TRUDEAU THREAT AGAINST REITS IS A ‘SIDESHOW’

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s threat to change tax rules for real estate investment trusts is a “sideshow” that will do nothing to affect home prices in Canada, according to one of the country’s largest publicly-traded real estate developers. The prime minister has promised to tackle the “financialization of the housing market” by the end of 2023, building on an election pledge last year to review the tax treatment of large corporate owners of residential properties such as REITs. As in the...

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NOVA SCOTIA MAKING PROVINCIALLY-OWNED PROPERTIES AVAILABLE FOR DEVELOPMENT

Posted in Affordable Housing, Development, Housing, Industry Trends, Newsworthy

NOVA SCOTIA MAKING PROVINCIALLY-OWNED PROPERTIES AVAILABLE FOR DEVELOPMENT

The provincial government is making 37 properties available for new housing development, but there’s no specific affordability requirement. The properties are scattered across Nova Scotia, with 10 in Halifax Regional Municipality. Housing Nova Scotia is issuing partnership opportunity notices, sort of like requests for proposals, for the properties. It’s starting with five properties in West Hants, Cumberland County and Queens County. The 37 properties include one on King Street in Dartmouth,...

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COULD EMPTY OFFICE TOWERS HELP EASE MONTREAL’S HOUSING CRISIS?

Posted in Housing, Industry Trends, Newsworthy, Vacancy Rates

COULD EMPTY OFFICE TOWERS HELP EASE MONTREAL’S HOUSING CRISIS?

Two of the biggest challenges Montreal is facing are how to revive downtown, which was hollowed out by the COVID-19 pandemic, and how to ease a growing housing crisis, where affordability and availability are squeezing renters and buyers alike. But what if one problem could be part of the solution to the other? Downtown is coming back to life, with offices recalling workers, university students due back in classes in person next fall and a busy summer tourism season planned. Mayor Valérie...

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SASKATCHEWAN ANNOUNCES HOUSING BENEFIT EXPANSION, BUT ADVOCATES SAY IT’S NOT ENOUGH

Posted in Housing, Industry Trends, Newsworthy

SASKATCHEWAN ANNOUNCES HOUSING BENEFIT EXPANSION, BUT ADVOCATES SAY IT’S NOT ENOUGH

The province announced an expansion of the Saskatchewan’s Housing Benefit Thursday, but those with a watchful eye on the province’s housing situation say the increase doesn’t do enough to help vulnerable people. The amount of money distributed by the SHB monthly has increased by $25 for households that spend between 35 and 45 per cent of their income on shelter costs. For households that spend 45 per cent or more of their income on shelter, they’ll receive an extra $75, according to a joint...

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WEEK OF JUNE 6 2022 NEWSREEL WITH KERRY CHANDLER

Posted in Affordable Housing, Industry Trends, Newsworthy

WEEK OF JUNE 6 2022 NEWSREEL WITH KERRY CHANDLER

Today, we’re covering housing affordability by examining two recent studies and what they have to say about our industry.

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