Building & Industry News

Development Education Program Needed

One of the challenges of being a developer and builder is explaining our business model and the opportunity for community revitalization to elected officials and the public. For example, if the community expects amenities, significant green space, tree preservation...

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Avoid Pandemic Renovation Scammers

Phony home-improvement solicitations are a leading scam during the pandemic according to the Better Business Bureau of Vancouver Island. These scams usually start with a knock on the door or a flyer offering cheap prices. Usually, there is no contract and they often...

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55% of New Homes in Langford & Colwood

From January to March 2021, CMHC reports Langford and Colwood are responsible for 55% of new homes in the CRD.  There are 974 total housing starts year-to-date of which 533 are in the two municipalities out of 13. Langford represents 40% and a recent news story on...

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Nothing Left to Tax Except Air

VRBA believes everyone benefits from a more knowledgeable public regarding the housing industry. For example, the BC government’s Speculation and Vacancy Tax is charged on the air above small retailers, based on the land’s potential for higher density such as...

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