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House prices too high? Unless supply increases, expect them to go higher

July 13, 2016

Alarmed by double digit increases in house prices in Vancouver (+29.6% y/y) and Toronto (+14.9%), which have sidelined a large…

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Media Release – UDI on Housing Affordability Government Action

June 22, 2016

Vancouver – Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson today pressed the provincial government to take action against owners of vacant homes, namely through…

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CBC Discussion with Anne McMullin and David Eby

June 10, 2016

High house prices are making home ownership an unaffordable dream for many in Vancouver. So what’s the solution? CBC’s Natalie…

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Housing costs ‘clear and present danger’ to Metro’s economy

May 20, 2016

Metro Vancouver is one of the world’s most livable cities, but skyrocketing housing costs and inadequate transportation systems are eroding its ability…

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UDI Affordability Index: Homes get further and further out of reach in Vancouver

May 20, 2016

Owning a home in Vancouver gets further and further out of reach with each passing month. Just three per cent…

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2016 Federal Budget

March 23, 2016

The Federal Government released their 2016 budget on Tuesday, March 22. The budget highlighted the Governments’ intent to invest in…

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UDI on Housing Affordability

March 18, 2016

Over 600 citizens attended a housing forum on the evening of Wednesday, March 16 hosted by MLA David Eby. It…

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What $1 Million Buys You In Global Real Estate

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,…

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Help At Last For The Metro Vancouver Rental Market

February 22, 2016

Rental vacancy rates in Metro Vancouver dropped 0.8 last year while average rent prices spiked. This is a concern. The…

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BC Budget 2016

February 16, 2016

British Columbia’s continued fiscal discipline and steady economic growth are providing the means for new and increased funding for services,…

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UDI/Vancity Housing Affordability Index Q4 2015

February 15, 2016

Despite the lowest interest rates in memory, Vancouver houses continue to become less and less affordable, the UDI/Vancity Housing Affordability…

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Hosted by the Women of UDI, join us for an in-person discussion about Dare to Lead by Brené Brown over...

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