A simple solution to the high cost of housing

Cutting local red tape will increase housing stock and reduce prices in Toronto, Vancouver and beyond

A simple solution to the high cost of housing
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GREEN, HERZOG, FILIPOWICZ: Cutting local red tape will increase housing stock and reduce prices in Toronto, Vancouver and beyond

Local GTA governments have tools to increase housing supply, affordability

Urban constraints to affordable housing could eventually push Toronto’s information economy to where housing is cheaper

Local GTA governments have tools to increase housing supply, affordability
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GREEN, DESROCHERS, HERZOG, FILIPOWICZ: Urban constraints to affordable housing could eventually push Toronto’s information economy to where housing is cheaper

Local regulations limit Metro Vancouver housing supply, affordability

Reforming the minutiae of the building permit process might not be fashionable, but it can encourage homebuilding and affect prices

Local regulations limit Metro Vancouver housing supply, affordability
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GREEN, HERZOG, FILIPOWICZ: Reforming the minutiae of the building permit process might not be fashionable, but it can encourage homebuilding and affect prices

Removing barriers to housing construction crucial to affordability in Calgary

Calgary homes are more expensive now than when oil prices peaked before the 2008 recession

Removing barriers to housing construction crucial to affordability in Calgary
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LAFLEUR, FILIPOWICZ, HERZOG: Calgary homes are more expensive now than when oil prices peaked before the 2008 recession

Houston provides affordable housing example for Vancouver

Reducing red tape allows for innovative solutions to housing for growing populations, ultimately lowering housing costs

Houston provides affordable housing example for Vancouver
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GREEN, HERZOG, FILIPOWICZ: Reducing red tape allows for innovative solutions to housing for growing populations, ultimately lowering housing costs

Higher energy prices fueling energy poverty in Canada

5 out of the 7 regions measured in a Fraser Institute study had higher percentages of energy poverty in 2013 than they did in 2010

Higher energy prices fueling energy poverty in Canada
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GREEN, JACKSON, HERZOG: Five out of the seven regions measured in a Fraser Institute study had higher percentages of energy poverty in 2013 than they did in 2010

Homebuilding barriers keeping Canada’s biggest economy on a leash

Policies can affect how quickly property developers respond to demand for new homes

Homebuilding barriers keeping Canada’s biggest economy on a leash
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GREEN, HERZOG, FILIPOWICZ: Policies can affect how quickly property developers respond to demand for new homes

Home building hampered by regulatory hurdles

Smoothing out kinks in the home-building process can pay dividends to anyone looking for a new home

Home building hampered by regulatory hurdles
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GREEN HERZOG, FILIPOWICZ: Smoothing out kinks in the home-building process can pay dividends to anyone looking for a new home

If governments force Canadians to save more for retirement, voluntary private savings will shrink

A $1 increase reduces private savings – which could be used for home ownership – by around the same amount

If governments force Canadians to save more for retirement, voluntary private savings will shrink
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LAMMAM, HERZOG: A $1 increase in CPP contributions reduces private savings – which could be used for home ownership – by around the same amount

Red tape plays a role in Vancouver housing price inflation

Why Vancouver housing is so unaffordable

Red tape plays a role in Vancouver housing price inflation
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GREEN, HERZOG, FILIPOWICZ: Why Vancouver housing is so unaffordable