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Selling off entire strata properties now easier

Carlito Pablo, Georgia Straight
November 15th, 2017


A unanimous vote is no longer required before owners can terminate their strata corporations

The provincial government has made it easier to terminate strata corporations. Since July 28, 2016, owners have been able to wind up their strata corporations with an 80-percent vote instead of the previous unanimous requirement.

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Multi-family sales dip amidst government intervention

Tanya Commisso, Western Investor
October 24, 2017

A new report shows a 23 per cent decrease in Metro Vancouver apartment sales and cautions that municipal intervention may hinder the proposed new supply

Multi-family sales have slowed by a third year-over-year, possibly signaling a shift in investor sentiment, according to a new report by HQ Commercial’s the Goodman team.

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Apartment transaction values increase up to 63 per cent

Tanya Commisso, Western Investor
July 11, 2017

A new mid-year report from the Goodman team shows a decrease in apartment sales and multi-family sites selling at a premium for potential redevelopment

Apartment sales in Metro Vancouver have slowed considerably since last year, but dollar volumes continue to climb as rental housing remains scare.

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Seriously! Not an April Fool’s joke
Coming soon: 11,784 new rental suites

Goodman Report
April 1, 2017

For the last 10 years, we at the Goodman Report have railed against the rental housing policies of Metro Vancouver – and in particular the City of Vancouver – relating to the glaringly insufficient new rental stock under construction. The track record of local politicians in creating an environment conducive to purpose-built rental construction had been dismal at best, a travesty at worst.

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Our recipe: Valuing an apartment building

This article was written and published in the 2016 Year-End Goodman Report.

What goes into the mix when we decide what a building is worth? Here’s our stew:

Location: It’s not just about municipality. Neighbourhood, street, corner or midblock position – they all matter too. We get into the nitty-gritty, converting the property’s location into a quantified value.

Improvements/Condition: Any deferred maintenance? If the large items have been completed (think roof, piping, elevator, any structural requirements), then investors will view the property with greater pricing consideration. Is it a legal non-conforming structure, or does it conform? Any unauthorized suites?

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Train But No Gain? High-Density Transit-oriented Site Wasted

This article was written and published in the 2016 Year-End Goodman Report.

For the record, the Goodman Report is very supportive of responsible efforts by various levels of government to provide assisted or social housing for those in need. It’s clear to us, however, that the program put forward recently by the City of Vancouver for providing temporary modular housing is a reactive, poorly conceived solution to a deeply rooted problem.

Here’s what’s happening. To address the chronic non-market rental shortfall, Vancouver is currently installing on valuable City-owned land 40 temporary modular housing units of 250 SF each. While our politicians congratulate themselves on finding an approach to housing shortages and unaffordability, the manner in which they’re executing this program represents a misguided, wasteful use of high-density land and taxpayer money.

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