Screening Tenants for Pets
After reviewing the pros and cons of allowing pets in your multifamily property, you may have decided that the increased revenue and attracting and retaining…
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Pros and Cons of a Pet Friendly Policy
Deciding on whether you should allow pets in your multifamily dwelling can be a huge decision and a wide range of factors need to be…
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Do Pet Friendly Properties Attract More Tenants?
If you have been looking for ways to attract and retain more tenants, then read on.  Since over 70 % of all renters are pet…
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Rental Inspections – How Often is Too Often?
As a property manager, it is your responsibility to ensure that your tenants are satisfied and that the building is in great working order.  You…
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3 Proven Ways to Increase Your Multifamily Revenue
Like any investment, the end goal of your multifamily property is to generate revenue.  As the premier agent for apartment buildings for sale in British…
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2020 Mortgage Rate Forecast
Mortgage Rate Outlook While those key benchmarks were falling, Canadian lenders delayed passing on savings to borrowers as the B20 mortgage stress test stifled growth…
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Tips to Optimize your Multifamily Suite’s Value and Appeal
When it comes to increasing the appeal of your multifamily property, the overall perception of the dwelling is key.  The more appealing your property is…
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CLI Points to Flattening Commercial Real Estate Activity in 2019
The BCREA Commercial Leading Indicator (CLI) declined by 1.8 points to an index level of 134.5 from the third to the fourth quarter of 2018.
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The Bathroom – Your Next Renovation
Talk to almost anyone in the real estate world and they will agree that a bathroom renovation is a great investment.  In the case of…
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3 Ways to Reduce Vacancies in 2019
Perhaps you are new to multifamily properties or are looking to expand your portfolio.  Often, one of the most difficult parts of owning a multifamily…
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Inexpensive Ways to Update Older Apartments
Looking around at the multifamily trends and the shifting demographics may make it seem that older apartments are not a relevant option for attracting the…
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Multifamily Trends for 2019
The demand in the multifamily market is forecasted to grow in 2019.  Now is the perfect time to either invest in the market or take…
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Going Green to Attract Tenants
More and more tenants are demanding or expecting green features in the apartments that they want to live in and are willing to pay extra…
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Tenant Screening – What all Property Managers Need to Know
Tenant screening is an important and sometimes overlooked part of attracting and maintaining excellent occupants for your multi-family dwelling.  As the premier real estate agent…
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3 Renovations Proven To Generate Returns in Your Multifamily Property
Renovations will generate revenue in your multi-family property.  Regardless of whether you are an apartment building property owner or have been looking at adding this…
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Bank of Canada Interest Rate Announcement – October 24, 2018
Bank of Canada Interest Rate Announcement - October 24, 2018…
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Multifamily Housing Trends for 2018
If you own, manage or have been thinking about getting into multifamily properties there are definitely some current trends that you will want to pay…
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Mortgage Rate Outlook – September 14, 2018
Mortgage Rate Outlook The Canadian mortgage market is undergoing significant tightening with the availability of credit falling and interest rates rising. The mortgage stress…
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Canadian Housing Starts – September 11, 2018
Canadian housing starts declined 2 per cent on a monthly basis in August to 201,000 units at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR). The trend…
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Bank of Canada Interest Rate Announcement – September 5, 2018
Bank of Canada Interest Rate Announcement - September 5, 2018 The Bank of Canada maintained its target for the overnight rate at 1.50 per cent…
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Bank of Canada Interest Rate Announcement – July 11, 2018
Bank of Canada Interest Rate Announcement - July 11, 2018 The Bank of Canada opted to raise its target for the overnight rate 25 basis…
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Rising Interest Rates Affecting Canadian Real Estate Investors
Mortgage Rate Outlook The Canadian mortgage market has seen substantial changes in the first six months of 2018, with mortgage credit both more expensive and…
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Commercial Real Estate Indicators Point to Slower Activity on the Horizon
Commercial real estate indicators in British Columbia declined for the first time in three years. The BCREA Commercial Leading Indicator (CLI) fell 1.5 points in…
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Housing Forecast Q3 2018
Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) residential housing sales in the province are forecast to decline 9 per cent to 94,200 units this year, after posting 103,700…
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Bank of Canada Interest Rate Announcement – May 30, 2018
Bank of Canada Interest Rate Announcement - May 30, 2018 The Bank of Canada decided to leave the target for the overnight policy rate unchanged…
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Canadian Housing Starts – May 8, 2018
Canadian Housing Starts - May 8, 2018 Canadian housing starts fell 5 per cent on a monthly basis in April to 214,379 units at a…
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The Devastating Effects of a Housing Price Shock in BC
The desire of some well-meaning British Columbians for government to drive down the price of homes through demand-side policy may sound practical at first blush.
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8 Facts You Must Know About the New Speculation Tax
British Columbia is on the verge of a new speculation tax.  Here are the 8 Facts You Must Know About the Speculation Tax: 1. All…
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Housing Demand to Slow Through 2019
Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) residential sales in the province are forecast to decline 8.6 per cent to 94,855 units this year, after recording 103,763 residential…
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Mortgage Rates Steady…For Now
Mortgage Rate Outlook Canadian mortgage rates have continued 2017’s upward trend. The five-year qualifying rate for insured mortgages bumped up 15 basis points to 5.14…
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