What is The City of Toronto doing to make affordable housing a reality

Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to read my blog. Today’s article will focus on The City of Toronto’s strategy on making housing more affordable. You can access the webinar slides here (Toronto Affordable Housing Office, 2017). The following two bullet points are the most important points from an article I found: Is there a problem? Lets look at the trends: Inflation adjusted wages in 1975 were almost identical to those of 2013 (source). Rent has

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Are Green building certificates effective?

Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to read my blog. Today’s article will focus on whether or not green standards are indeed useful or not. The following points are the most salient from an article I written by a former professor of mine: Avis Devine and her collegue: Nils Kok titled “Green Certification and Building Performance: Implications for Tangibles and Intangibles. ” (source)  Real Estate in North America consumes up to 81% of the energy created each year Owners of and investors in

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How to increase private participation in affordable housing

Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to view my blog. Today’s article is a continuation of last week’s article will focus on ways to increase private participation in the creation of affordable housing. It summarizes the key points in “Affordable Housing in Ontario: Mobilizing Private Capital in an Era of Public Constraint” by The Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG) is an academic research hub and non-partisan think tank based in the Munk School of Global Affairs at the

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Perspectives paper on making housing more affordable by a non-partisan think tank at UofT

Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to view my blog. Today’s article will focus on a Perspectives paper prepared by The Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG) is an academic research hub and non-partisan think tank based in the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. Access the original paper here. The following two bullet points are the most important points from an article I found: Why we should care about affordable housing:

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The median shifts – luxury RE is taking a hit

Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to view my blog! Today’s article will focus on the effect of a small shift on the fringes of the market. Key takeaway: as with any type of distribution, the effect of a change in market sentiments (i.e. red hot early 2017 market vs. cool early 2018 market) means a massive changes in the tail end of the distribution. More details from the Financial Post: Sales of detached homes in

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