We have already seen hyper-inflationary price increases in many sectors; shipping, lumber, gasoline, heating fuel, and the leader of the pack, real estate. An impoverishing trend that has a huge demographic priced out of home ownership, at a time when becoming a homeowner could help to hedge any hard earned wealth they have earned.
Category Archives: All 2021 Blog Posts
Western Investor: Search for affordable B.C. housing starts with
What a fantastic surprise; I read the Western Investor on my way back from my Mexico vacation. I was delighted to read that our view for a solution to the increasing land and home prices in British Columbia finds some prominent support. Thank you, Frank O’Brien and the Western Investor! Freddy Marks Read the entire […]
Province to introduce cooling-off periods for home buying
“We’re not sure what problem they are trying to solve with this,” says Victoria Real Estate Board president2 days ago By: Andrew Duffy The province’s announcement that it plans to impose a cooling-off period on home purchases took the industry by surprise and solves a “problem” that doesn’t exist, says the president of the Victoria Real Estate […]
Top western towns for real estate investors 2021-22
Western Investor’s annual forecast of top investor towns looks at five centres that are riding out the pandemic and look solid for investors into 2022Nov 3, 2021 12:01 PM By: Frank O’Brien PreviousNext1 / 5 Victoria: industrial strata, such as this new project by PC Urban, is perhaps the best investor play in B.C.’s capital region. | PC UrbanExpand No. […]
Lower Mainland land sales surge to nearly $600 million a month
Sales of land led a 130 per cent year-over-year increase in the value of commercial real estate transactions during the second quarter of 20212 days ago By: Frank O’Brien B.C.’s Lower Mainland saw its surging commercial real estate market continue a blistering pace in the second quarter (Q2) of 2021. There were 726 commercial real estate sales […]
Qualified Buyer ISO: Affordable Family Home
Canada’s largest land owner tells you they care about the plight of the low and middle class Canadian not being able to afford a home for their family, and then turns around and spends federal & private land management proceeds for anything but actually improving the housing crisis. Their promises are just like the supply chain – broken at best.
Carefully Calculate Closing Costs as Conveyancing Fees Increase
Many complex and critical steps take place behind the scenes when you enter into a real estate transaction and you should always choose to work with a licensed and reputable conveyancing professional. If you are shopping around for the best mortgage and rate, it now makes sense to shop around for the best deal in conveyancing at the same time.
The Value of a Property Boundary Survey can be Priceless!
Many rural and remote acreages are being purchased this year and lots of buyers are discovering that they need the professional services of a surveyor to begin the process of securing the land with gating and fencing and to plan out the location of new dwellings and outbuildings. A boundary survey adds value to your title, it allows the title owner to confidently create a land use plan and develop the acreage to add maximum value using the land in the best possible way.
Provincial policy changes that would make housing affordable without penalizing buyers or sellers.
If the provincial government released another 2-3% of Provincial Crown Land into the private saleable holdings we would see an immediate and lasting impact on the real estate market as supply would increase dramatically and prices would stop their continued rise. The uplifting economic benefits of homeownership could continue to grow the economy and the province and its residents would actually benefit as a result instead of being continually penalized for a population growth issue that has been neglected by governing bodies in BC. The released crown parcels could be ear-marked for specific types of qualifying multi-unit and single family affordable housing which could actually be affordable!