Category: Blog

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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Taxing Principal Homes Unprincipled

The Globe and Mail recently advocated taxing the sale of Canadians’ principal residences. Their columnist Andrew Coyne also wrote, “As with most such proposals to take away someone’s tax break, the bigger the blowback, the better the idea.” When did the absence of...

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2021 CARE Awards – Call for Entry

The Victoria Residential Builders Association (VRBA) has announced the Call for Entry for the 2021 Construction Achievements and Renovations of Excellence (CARE) Awards of Vancouver Island. The CARE Awards is the premier industry event celebrating Canada’s leaders in...

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54% of New Homes in Langford

One municipality out of 13 – Langford – is responsible for more than 50% of new housing in the CRD according to the latest data from Canada Mortgage and Housing. There were 203 housing starts in January & February out of a total of 373. The...

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