Mexico voted top retirement destination
Donald Trump may be obsessed about a border wall to keep the “bad hombres” out, but it is likely that many of his countrymen could be headed in the opposite direction.‘s Global Retirement Index, which identifies the top 24 retirement destination in the world, just named Mexico number... Read more
The downsizing of Canada

The downsizing of Canada

News November 21, 2016

Don’t worry about the backyard because there won’t be one. Reason: Condominium living and rentals are being touted as alternatives to entering Canada’s two most expensive markets, which are the Vancouver region and Greater Toronto. Rising unaffordability and lifestyle preferences are driving many millennials to forego homeownership in favour... Read more
Rise of ‘18-hour’ cities in US
A recent report on emerging real estate trends in the United States and Canada, by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, says “18-hour” cities are becoming magnets for investors. There is now the rise of such smaller cities or second-tier cities that have evolved into... Read more
Empty homes taxed in Vancouver
Canada is starting to get aggressive about foreign property purchases, especially in some of its major cities. Just a few months after the city of Vancouver in British Columbia decided to impose an additional property transfer tax on overseas property buyers – no less than 15 per cent of... Read more