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Vancouver eyes stepping back on enforcing ‘net-zero’ regulations
The City of Vancouver’s new city manager has called for a one-year step-back on enforcing ‘net-zero’ regulations on new low-rise housing as part of sweeping measures to reform the city’s backlogged residential permit process.

Montreal home prices higher even as sales slow
Home sales in the Montreal census metropolitan area (CMA) fell in May 2021 even as prices for condos and plexes continued to climb, according to the Quebec Professional Association of Real Estate Brokers (QPAREB).

Residential building permits tumble
The total value of residential building permits issued in Canada during April 2021 decreased from March, and was led by double-digit declines in Quebec and British Columbia, according to Statistics Canada.



Low-priced Moncton hosts condo build
Moncton, New Brunswick, has among the lowest-priced homes in Canada at an average composite value of $251,000 compared to a national average of $695,000, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association.

Ottawa offers $5,000 grants for home retrofits
Homeowners are being offered federal government grants of up to $5,000 to improve energy efficiency in their property.

Quebec City said top city for Millennials. Again
Quebec is again the most desirable city in Canada for Millennials, according to a new national survey by Point2Homes, an online real estate marketing firm. Point2Homes’ 2021 poll looked at the best place for younger Canadians to work, buy a home and raise a family.

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