Affordable Housing

Experts question rollout of federal housing funds According to a Canadian housing expert, although the money will make a difference in enabling lower rents on particular projects, it took a long time coming, and still doesn’t come close to matching the enormous dollar...

Housing Policy

Waiting for baby boomers to die is not effective housing policy OPINION: A new report says that a once-reliable way of bringing homes to the resale market isn’t working like it used to. It’s another indication that our housing policies aren’t keeping up with our...

Canadian Rent Report

August 2019 Canadian Rent Report Overall, 5 cities experienced an upward trend last month, 4 downward, and 15 remained stable. Similar to the previous month’s report, more than half of the total markets were flat, which is surprising since it is hot moving...

Apartment hunting in Halifax is the worst

After 14 failed applications, a move off the peninsula and a broken fridge, how one renter became a buyer. When I moved to Halifax in 2007, the first apartment I went to see was a $750 bachelor in the south end with no windows. The landlord told me he could put a...

Tenant Insurance

Tenant Insurance another casualty of the hardening insurance market “There’s more demand for renters insurance and a lot of our markets don’t seem to want to write renters insurance,” Jeff Roy, president and CEO of Excalibur Insurance, said in an interview last week....

Airbnb

Airbnb listings seeing increased revenue, more “Superhosts” New Airbnb statistics show a big increase in multiple-listing hosts in Halifax Regional Municipality since last year. According to the data, entire-home listings continue to see the most bookings, and hosts...