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Top rental trends of 2016
With over 395,000 live listings currently in its real estate channel—of which, over 83,000 listings are apartments and condos for rent—Kijiji’s rental listing data provides a great window into Canadian rental trends. We spoke with Al Maitland, Kijiji's Head of Real Estate, to take a look back at 2016 and for predictions on the year ahead.
GTA supply shortage limits 2016 multi-res sales
Avison Young released its fourth-quarter 2016 Real Estate Investment Review of the Greater Toronto Area, reporting that 2016 multi-res sales declined by 39 per cent.
Killam announces two multi-res acquisitions
Killam Apartment REIT announced the closing of two multi-res acquisitions totaling $26.2 million, consisting of 153 apartment units in London, Ontario, and 66 units in Calgary, Alberta.
Why Savvy Investors Should Take a Look at Apartment Buildings
Uncertain economic times and a saturated condo market have prompted commercial investors to consider purpose-built apartment buildings as a safe investment.
Real estate employers keep a lid on salaries
Results from a national survey of the demand for human resources reveal that 59 per cent of respondents in the property and facilities management sector experienced a pickup in business activity in 2016; yet, only one quarter bumped up salaries by more than three per cent and 16 per cent offered no raises at all.
CHBA pres to talk housing affordability with feds
Bob Finnigan, president of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association, or CHBA, heads to Ottawa this week to talk to the federal finance committee about housing affordability.
H&S Building Supplies Ltd. is one of Ontario's premier maintenance supply wholesalers. We specialize in the multi-unit residential space; providing quality products, competitive prices, on-time delivery, and product knowledge second to none. We exist to service & supply the property management industry.
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National home price growth remains inflated: CMHC
Strong evidence of problematic housing market conditions on a national scale have been detected for the second quarter due to overvaluation and price acceleration in housing markets across the country, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).
BC Hydro proposes innovative new substations
With demand for electricity in downtown Vancouver expected to grow by more than 75 per cent in the next 30 years, BC Hydro is proposing to build two new substations underground.
Safety data now availiable for U.S. cleaning product ingredients
Safety data on hundreds of chemicals in the U.S. consumer cleaning product supply chain is now available through the website for the American Cleaning Institute’s (ACI) Cleaning Product Ingredient Safety Initiative (CPISI).

Improving safety for elderly tenants
The Canadian population is aging and seniors constitute the fastest-growing age group. This trend is expected to continue for the next several decades due to a below replacement fertility rate, an increase in life expectancy, and the aging of the baby boom generation.
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