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Development

Developer ends affordable housing partnership with province Clayton Developments is working with non-profits to build 373 units A major developer is walking away from almost $22 million in provincial funding for affordable housing and will instead partner with...

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Federal Government

A task force’s bold prescription: a Canada of 15-minute cities “More and better housing.” That is the promise of a new report from the federal Task Force for Housing & Climate. No news there. This is what Canada needs. But this crucial “blueprint” brings a more...

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Construction

Canadian Home Building Intentions Are Worse Than 2019 Despite Gov Stimulus Canadian policymakers are scrambling to make daily announcements of helicopter cash to stimulate building, but it may have the opposite effect. Statistics Canada (Stat Can) data shows building...

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Fixed-Term Leases

Renters say fixed-term leases erode stock of affordable apartments amid housing crisis Statistics Canada data shows rapid loss of rental units priced under $1,000 Keely Corrigan happily paid $754 a month for the last five years to rent a modest apartment in...

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Narrative Research Poll

NS: The PCs maintain their lead in terms of voter support. A slight majority remain satisfied with the provincial government’s performance.   Houston remains most preferred as Premier. February 28, 2024 A majority are satisfied with the performance of the provincial...

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Interest Rates

Tal holds fast to forecast: Interest rate cuts likely this summer Real estate market 'can do extremely well' when rates do come down CIBC World Markets deputy chief economist Benjamin Tal believes major global economies are slowing down, but told the audience at the...

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Opinion

What Do the Recent Proposed Federal Government Changes Mean for Short-Term Rental Operators in Halifax, NS? Stephen Himmelman MBA, CPA, CMA is a licensed real estate advisor with Cushman & Wakefield Atlantic and provides financial services through Stephen W...

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Development

120-unit housing development in Fall River can proceed after decision by province Similar project was rejected by Halifax Regional Municipality in 2022 The Nova Scotia government has cleared the way for a 120-unit housing development in Fall River — where a similar...

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Consumer Debt

Canadian Mortgage Credit Continues To Slow, Credit Card Debt Surges Debt-crazed Canadians may not be borrowing to buy a home, but they are borrowing—a lot. Bank of Canada (BoC) data reveals outstanding mortgage credit made a small climb in December, at an unusually...

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Fixed-Term Leases

Nova Scotia pledges modest housing spending The Nova Scotia is preparing for modest housing spending, equating to 4.6 per cent of its capital plan for 2024-25. Newly tabled figures pledge $74.2 million for public and student housing in $1.6 billion worth of intended...

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