Author: VRBA

Housing Reports Reveal Development Challenges

Municipal Housing Needs Reports, required by the BC govt, reveal a trend of mostly slow development processes undermining new supply and driving up costs, with a few exceptions such as Langford. First, the good news. Langford’s report says: “Langford’s strong...

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61% of all New Homes in Langford

CMHC reports 61% of all new homes constructed in January 2021 were in Langford. The region’s total was 216 and 132 were in Langford, representing a cross-section of single detached, semi-detached, row, and apt/condos, There were 14 new homes in Victoria and 10...

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Construction Rebates Boost Economy, Create Jobs

Challenges continue in the battle against COVID-19, and other provinces are showing more can be done in BC to assist the economy and create jobs. For example, the Newfoundland and Labrador government launched a rebate program providing up to $10,000 for renovations...

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A Solution to Skilled Trades Shortages

Skilled trades shortages are growing as baby boomers retire and demand for new housing increases. One response has been government and industry representatives attending employment conferences overseas trying to attract trades to Canada. However, there is another...

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