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  • Feature Design

    Vancouver’s Could-Be Micro-Condo Boom

    July 1, 2015 by Andrew Sobchak

    Is an antidote to Vancouver’s housing affordability crisis being held back by city planners?

  • Feature Building

    Getting Around

    July 1, 2015 by Peter Sobchak

    With a rise in the number of aging Canadians will come a parallel rise in mobility issues, something the residential sector is typically slow to react to. A new awards program is aiming to combat that.

  • Feature Building

    Building Homes for Boomers Who Don’t Want Them

    July 1, 2015 by David Allison

    Millions of Boomers are migrating to multi-family homes. What can we build to make them happy?

  • Walk with Joy

    July 1, 2015 by Richard Joy

    ULI Toronto’s Executive Director questions those who pave over a city’s front yard paradise

  • Feature Building

    Millennials and the Micro-unit

    July 1, 2015 by Andrew Sobchak

    Forget for the moment that you, in all likelihood, will never buy or live in a micro-condo. You may never even set foot in one because those who do purchase don’t have the space to entertain you. Two’s a crowd

  • Feature Building

    Seattle Small

    July 1, 2015 by Andrew Sobchak

    A Timeline of Micro-unit Pioneering

  • Feature Uncategorized

    Rent Small = Big Returns

    July 1, 2015 by Andrew Sobchak

    With the barriers to developing true micro-condos in markets like Vancouver, and general condo market conditions softening in other Canadian centres, some developers are taking the rental road to building small, along which regulations can be different. In Vancouver, the

  • Feature Uncategorized

    Up, Up and Away

    July 1, 2015 by Fraser Macdonald

    Canada’s lodging real estate market continued its momentum in 2014, marking the fourth consecutive year of investment of over $1 billion.

  • Feature Building

    The Flip Side: Gen Xers want walk-in closets, energy-efficiency and Wi-Fi in their next home

    July 1, 2015 by Building Magazine

    Results of an inaugural survey of recent new home buyers across Canada by Avid Ratings Canada in partnership with the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) illuminate nationwide trends in current home buyer preferences across seven customer segments, including single/couples without

  • Feature Uncategorized

    Bill 106 and the Dawning of a New Condominium Era

    July 1, 2015 by Jeffrey W. Lem

    Ontario hits it out of the ballpark with an exhaustive overhaul of the Condominium Act

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    Stuck In A Moment

    July 1, 2015 by Peter Sobchak

    Anyone who has ever been seriously injured and had to deal with mobility issues while recovering – be it handling crutches, casts, or been confined to a wheelchair – comes to realize pretty quickly that cities and buildings are not

  • Feature Uncategorized

    Cashing-in on Common Element Conversions

    May 1, 2015 by Jeffrey W. Lem

    How making units out of common elements can be a great source of cash, but not without its share of legal twists.