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Category Archives: All 2019 Blog Posts

All 2019 Blog Articles Witten By Linda & Freddy Marks

Speculation tax a failure, critics contend

B.C. tax on vacant homes raised $88 million in 2019 but did little to reduce home prices or improve rental affordability, housing experts say Andrew Duffy Times Colonist and WI Staff Western InvestorJanuary 12, 2021 While popular  – and profitable for the provincial government – B.C.’s two-year old speculation tax and vacancy tax has not met its […]

Northern B.C. home sales rise to record levels in Q3

Housing sales in northern B.C. hit the second-highest level on record in the third quarter, but data also reveals reasons for concern By Frank O’Brien Western InvestorOctober 9, 2020 Residential sales across northern B.C. reached near all-time records in the third quarter but concerns are rising about market sustainability if the COVID-19 pandemic persists. “The third […]

Investors: farmland still trumps gold

The price of gold has increased 30 per cent so far this year, but farmland has traditionally proven the best investment over the long term because of a steady income stream Robert Arnason Western Producer Western ProducerAugust 17, 2020 Imagine it’s the year 2000 and there are two investors, with $1 million each. One investor buys $1 […]

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