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Tuesday, March 15, 2016
According to The Wealth Report 2016, Monaco remained the world's most expensive residential real estate market on a square-meter basis, with $1 million buying only 17 square meters, or 183 square feet. That means for $1 million you can get a 12-by-15-...
Friday, March 4, 2016
VANCOUVER, Feb. 29, 2016 /CNW/ - Inspired and innovative designs of wood structures in smaller urban BC centres and mid-rise construction were in the spotlight tonight at the 2016 Wood Design Awards in BC. Included in the awards were many impressive...
Thursday, March 3, 2016
The Urban Development Institute congratulates Sadhu Johnston on being appointed Vancouver City Manager following a four month international search.Sadhu Johnston has been Acting City Manager since September 15th, 2015. Prior to that he held the Deputy...
Thursday, March 3, 2016
On Tuesday, March 2nd 2016 Roundhouse Radio's Don Shafer interviewed Anne McMullin (UDI President) and David Porte (UDI Chair, President of Porte Development). They covered many urban development topics including greening the urban environment, building...
Monday, February 22, 2016
Rental vacancy rates in Metro Vancouver dropped 0.8 last year while average rent prices spiked. This is a concern. The regional economy relies on the rental housing market to attract and retain a diverse work force and the rental demand is growing. The...
Thursday, February 18, 2016
The Province has updated their website with changes to the PTT, including a calculator to show exactly how much is paid under different scenarios. In the top right corner is a link with scenarios for newly built homes or first time buyers (and...
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
British Columbia’s continued fiscal discipline and steady economic growth are providing the means for new and increased funding for services, helping families with the cost of living, and taking new steps to help promote home ownership, Finance Minister...
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
              This afternoon Finance Minister Mike De Jong announced the provincial budget.  Key changes related to the housing sector include (effective Feb. 17, 2016): New housing up to $750,...
Monday, February 15, 2016
Despite the lowest interest rates in memory, Vancouver houses continue to become less and less affordable, the UDI/Vancity Housing Affordability Index shows. That’s because prices just keep going up. For the average young family living in Metro Vancouver...
Friday, February 5, 2016
Media coverage from the 2016 January Forecast Luncheon. See articles attached below, referencing this annual event.
Friday, February 5, 2016
The City of White Rock is updating its DCC program. Attached are the proposed DCC Bylaw (and Staff Report), which has been given First Reading by Council. Also attached is the accompanying DCC Background Report providing the rationale and calculations...
Friday, February 5, 2016
The City of White Rock is updating its DCC program. Attached are the proposed DCC Bylaw (and Staff Report), which has been given First Reading by Council. Also attached is the accompanying DCC Background Report providing the rationale and calculations...
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
  The construction sector has been integral to Canada's development from inception. Expansion of Canada's fledgling railway networks made Confederation possible turning the British North American colonies into the Dominion of Canada. Subsequent...
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Missed the forecast lunch? Need a reminder of the statistics and market predictions presented by the panel of experts? We've got the video for you.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Valuing Diversity Conference May 5 - 7, 2016   REGISTER NOW Leading Real Estate Knowledge Tigh-Na-Mara Resort and Conference CentreParksville, BC 2 GREAT KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Kit Grant- Keynote Speaker. Kit has delivered more than 3,000 keynote...
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
View the Brochure Read Speaker Bios Register Online Full and half day seminars Complimentary tradeshow Panel Discussion Networking Opportunities We're excited to have Steve Jones, author of Brand Like a Rock Star, as...
Monday, February 1, 2016
Joannah Connelly, host of The Real Estate Therapist on Roundhouse Radio, discusses real estate with UDI President Anne McMullin. Listen to the recording here:http://cirh.streamon.fm/listen-pl-1154  The Real Estate Therapist airs Saturdays 9 - 10am
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
The Open House for Bosa’s Orle Sheeren-designed tower at 1500 W Georgia will take place on Feb 4th from 5-730pm at the Empire Landmark Hotel    
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Outdoor living space? Flexibility? Views? Privacy? Are these factors of livability? Contribute your ideas to the livability conversation sparked by Perkins + Will. 
Friday, January 22, 2016
2016 Axiom Builders Poll Results from UDI's Annual January Forecast Luncheon, please see link below: