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UDI News Roundup

July 29, 2016

Below is a roundup of this week’s news regarding the new additional 15% Property Transfer Tax for foreign buyers. BC…

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Permit red tape holding up 69,500 housing units: Development industry

July 26, 2016

Complex permitting rules are holding up 69,500 housing units in a half-dozen Metro Vancouver cities, homes that the development industry says…

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UDI Response: Real estate contracts signed prior to August 2nd should be exempt from new 15% additional Property Transfer Tax

July 26, 2016

Yesterday the Provincial Government announced of a large tax on foreign buyers of residential real estate While we understand why…

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Media Release – UDI on 15% additional Property Transfer Tax for foreign buyers

July 25, 2016

Today the provincial government announced that effective August 2nd 2016 an additional 15% Property Transfer Tax (PTT) will apply for…

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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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Housing Vacancy and Housing Supply

July 11, 2016

Today BC Finance Minister Mike de Jong announced the Province will allow the City of Vancouver the statutory ability to proceed…

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Housing Choice and Environmental Impact Calculator

April 4, 2016

The Housing Choice and Environmental Impacts Calculator is a new tool that communicates the trade-offs of different housing choices 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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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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Featured Events

Book Club: Dare to Lead

February 8 @ 5:00 pm

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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UDI Luncheon: Mayor Ken Sim, City of Vancouver

February 16 @ 11:30 am

We are excited to welcome Mayor Ken Sim of the City of Vancouver for his inaugural address with UDI. Join...

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Leader Profile & Networking: Seasons of Change

February 28 @ 5:00 pm

What can we learn from past economic downturns and how can we guide our present and future career and personal...

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