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Will COVID-19 herald the end of urban density?

The pandemic has left some questioning the ‘grand bargain’ of small condo life — but for others forced to ride transit and continue working in public, there’s no choice at all, and even the best laid urban plans will have to adapt. Stefan Labbé / Tri-City News MAY 18, 2020 04:47 PMShannon Johnstone returns home from a […]

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 […]

July home sales hit highest level in history

Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg post double-digit increases as Canadian home sales rebound due to record low mortgage rates and pent-up demand Frank O’Brien Western InvestorAugust 17, 2020 Blowing past predictions from Canada’s housing agency, July home sales in Canada hit the highest level in history with a 26 per cent increase from a year earlier. For the […]

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