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November 1, 2018

Immigration is boosting consumption and housing activity

Last week the Bank of Canada increased the interest rate to 1.75%, causing other banks to increase their prime rates to 3.95%. Both Canada and the United States have been…
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October 29, 2018

Canadian Households will feel the squeeze as prime rates increase: report

A study published by Environics Analytics reported that Canadian debt holders were already starting to feel the pressure as the interest rates increased. With the new interest rate hike announced by…
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October 29, 2018

Banks follow with raise in prime rates after the interest rate increase

After the Bank of Canada increased its key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to 1.75%, the big four banks across the country are raising their prime…
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October 15, 2018

Moody’s Analytics: No major price correction for the Canadian housing market

Moody’s Analytics released a Canada Housing Market Outlook report last week predicting the changes that will be seen in the housing market during the upcoming years. A lower house price…
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October 13, 2018

Population growth demands higher construction rates

Statistics Canada’s recent estimates record a population boost of 518,000 new residents in the last year and this boost means that there is a need for higher construction rates. Canada’s…
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October 5, 2018

Q1 2018 Speculation Taxes and Property Affordability

Speculation taxes have featured heavily recently in real estate news, and for good reason. The provincial governmental taxation changes impact the market in significant ways and are of special relevance…
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October 4, 2018

Landshare in Metro Vancouver 2018

In the Greater Vancouver Area, presales of new concrete condominium units are high due to downtown demand. A 9% transaction rise has been recorded overall, despite 2018 land sale volumes…
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October 3, 2018

Uncertainty created by the government causing developers to put projects on hold

Changing tax legislation is affecting the B.C. residential market in numerous ways. Increasing taxes on properties $3 million and up are affecting sales. Speculation penalties are targeting vacant homes and…
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September 25, 2018

B.C. housing demand is on the rise, say BCREA

August sales numbers are down from July this year. Actually, August sales numbers are down 26.4% from August last year, but even these initially discouraging statistics are part of a…
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September 21, 2018

Development Trends Study Reveals Biggest Challenges for Investors

The global development industry has grown in complexity over the last few decades. According to a recent report looking into development trends, the Altus Group has found that many factors…
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September 17, 2018

August Residential Sales Indicate Recovery from Stress Test

A report by the British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) states that August 2018 sales statistics are reflecting an increase in health of the BC real estate market. Year-to-date sales…
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September 11, 2018

Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver – August 2018 snapshot

It seems as though the lazy August months have crept into the real estate market too, as seen in the latest data from the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver.…
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August 21, 2018

Is Canada’s housing activity finally strengthening? Two new reports say yes

In positive news for Canada’s housing market, two new reports released this week indicate rising sales activity across the country. The Canadian Real Estate Association’s MLS Home Price Index –…
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August 14, 2018

Metro Vancouver’s Latest Housing Data: a roundup of Urban Analytics

In the most recent quarter of 2018, Metro Vancouver’s multi-family housing market showed mixed results, according to recent numbers from Urban Analytics. The first half of the year experienced a…
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August 10, 2018

Is Canadian housing activity on the upswing?

After a sluggish winter, is Canada’s housing market poised for a turnaround? A recent report from Canadian Mortgage Trends suggests it might be. After stricter lending rules that came into…
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August 7, 2018

Residents oppose new development in Gibsons, including affordable housing units

In a disappointing display of NIMBY culture, local residents influenced Sechelt council to scrap a six-storey development proposal in Gibsons, which would have included some affordable housing units. After a…
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August 2, 2018

Vancouver to hike fees for developers, at the expense of housing affordability

Presenting yet another potential barrier to housing affordability in the lower mainland, Vancouver City Council is planning to increase fees to developers, and it’s homebuyers who will really be paying…
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July 31, 2018

Report on the Housing and Mortgage Market in Canada

It’s certainly been a challenging year in Canada’s mortgage sphere. When you take into consideration January’s tightened OSFI regulations, as well as higher interest rates, many Canadians – whether they…
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July 23, 2018

National Bank of Canada: Is Canada’s Household Leverage Really too High?

A favourite sticking point for some housing market critics is the idea of Canada’s unsustainably high household debt. It’s common for some people to believe the country’s debt-to-disposable-income ratio is…
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July 18, 2018

What June 2018’s RBGV Realtor Report says about West Vancouver’s housing numbers

This month’s Realtor Report, produced by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver has some enlightening numbers, indicating a possible shift into a buyer’s market for detached homes, and a…
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July 11, 2018

International immigration spikes as British Columbia continues global reputation

At Abana Capital, one of the reasons we believe so strongly in investing in BC real estate and development is because of the province’s global attractiveness. A strong economy, growing…
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July 10, 2018

Market Snapshot for Q1 2018: What’s driving real estate investment?

Market Snapshot for Q1 2018: What’s driving real estate investment? With 2018’s first quarter behind us, it’s time to take a look at how certain industry, policy and political events…
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July 5, 2018

Trends in BC real estate to focus on reinvention and rethinking

The recent release of PwC’s Emerging Trends in Real Estate report reveals that Canadian real estate is shifting into a place of reinvention, something that is crucial to building sustainable…
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June 25, 2018

West Vancouver to embrace urban housing, population increase

The District of West Vancouver – one of the only municipalities in the lower mainland with a declining population – is set to embrace new forms density. After two years…
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June 22, 2018

B.C. Government aims to discourage real estate fraud with new transparency act

To increase transparency and combat tax evasion through real estate, the B.C. government is launching new disclosure laws for property owners. The new Land Owner Transparency Act, which is currently…
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June 20, 2018

Vancouver’s Indomitable Luxury Market

“Home prices in Canada’s luxury real estate market have remained remarkably resilient when you consider the economic headwinds that serial government interventions have created,”.
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June 11, 2018

Real Estate Investment Trends in 2018

According to Colliers International, as record high prices cannot achieve enough yield based on cash flow projections for built assets, land sales will be the highest traded asset class as…
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June 4, 2018

What Cities Need Now: 10 insights from the 2018 Land & Development Conference

As a real estate investment firm, our work at Abana Capital is shaped and influenced by development trends, particularly those that respond to human needs, like transit access, growing job…
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April 28, 2018

Annual Vancouver Real Estate Forum

Informative sessions at the 25th Annual Vancouver Real Estate Forum, attended by the most prominent Real Estate investors, developers, lenders and market makers. Consensus amongst panelists and keynote speakers and…
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March 21, 2018

Role of Risk Capital in Building Great Cities

“Construction depends upon risk capital that investors bring at the early planning stages when buildings and neighborhoods are nothing more than sketches on a piece of paper. They invest -…