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apartmentblocks marketinsights april30
30
Apr

How a million people a year and 0% construction financing can still mean nothing being built.

Common sense would dictate that an increasing population means increasing incentives to build, as long as land is available to build on, which should equate to more housing built. What if you had 0% financing for new housing construction, essentially free money? Under this builders’ utopian scenario, how could the economics fail? What it takes...
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2024 market forecast
23
Feb

2024 Land Assembly Market Forecast

Stop guessing what is going to happen to your land value in 2024. To make a successful plan, you need reliable data on two things: What is going to happen to land values? Are developers buying? That’s why the Apartmentblocks team was asked by homeowners to present a 2024 market forecast answering these two critical...
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2023 market forecast
21
Feb

2023 Land assembly market forecast

The ApartmentBlocks team hosted a well-attended 2023 land assembly market forecast to provide homeowners with some guidance about what to expect this year based on putting together stats and facts to indicate future trends. A few topics addressed in the market forecast are: Are developers buying right now? Impact of interest rates, construction costs, and...
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sell now vs later insight
22
Sep

Sell Now vs. Later

Am I better off to sell my property now as a land assembly or wait? Land Facts There is no more land left to build new single family homes in Greater Vancouver Cities have the ability to rezone as many areas as they want Building generates a lot of tax revenue (Property Taxes, Community Amenity...
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Townhomes Themissingmiddle
02
Dec

Townhomes, the missing middle?

By Brandon Harding, Vice President The world is experiencing some remarkable shifts this year. One of these significant transformations is the development and implementation of technology to allow a large portion of the workforce to work from home. Every generation has adopted productivity and connectivity apps as the world adapts to a different lifestyle and new government...
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5 Myths Cover
21
Apr

5 Myths of Land Assembly

Everyone has heard crazy stories about land assembly in Greater Vancouver. From extra money paid to holdouts to owners expecting their land value to triple in five years. After transacting many successful land assemblies and seeing some fail, we have put together the 5 Myths of Land Assembly. These dispel some commonly thought ideas that...
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Owner Tenant Gear Cover
23
Mar

Don’t ban evictions. Communication and co-operation critical to navigating this crisis.

Dear Minister Selena Robinson, Premier John Horgan, and Mayor Kennedy Stewart, I write to you today about the potential consequences of banning evictions in BC. These are trying times that require compassion and compromise to ensure the health and safety of all BC residents. With everyone financially strained, difficult decisions will have to be made...
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