UBC experts on rising interest rates
The Bank of Canada has increased its key interest rate by 25 basis points to 4.75 per cent, which is the highest in 22 years. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jun 7, 2023
Owners of the priciest properties in Vancouver pay very little income tax, UBC study finds
A new study from UBC’s Sauder School of Business shows that owners of $3.7-million homes in Vancouver pay just $15,800 in income tax.
Jan 27, 2023
Laneway homes can decrease neighbouring property values in affluent areas: UBC study
Having a laneway house next door can significantly decrease the value of your Vancouver home, depending on where you live, according to a new UBC Sauder School of Business study.
Nov 18, 2021
Is Ottawa really helping new homebuyers?
Tom Davidoff, a professor at UBC Sauder School of Business, spoke on the Vancouver Sun‘s Housing Matters podcast about measures taken by the federal government to help first-time homebuyers.
Apr 10, 2019
B.C. to create government registry of beneficial property ownership
The Vancouver Sun spoke to Tom Davidoff, a professor at UBC Sauder School of Business, about a government registry of beneficial property ownership.
Apr 4, 2019
Vancouver housing sales tumble to 33-year low
The Globe and Mail spoke to Tom Davidoff of UBC Sauder School of Business about the slump in Vancouver housing sales.
Apr 4, 2019
What to know about the new CMHC mortgage incentive
Tom Davidoff, a professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business, spoke to Global News about the first-time home buyer incentive. A similar story appeared in The Tyee.
Mar 26, 2019
Online real estate auctions try to shake up sales with novel approach
The Canadian Press spoke to Tom Davidoff, a professor at UBC’s Sauder School of Business, about online real estate auctions. Articles appeared in BNN Bloomberg, the Financial Post, CTV, The […]
Mar 25, 2019
This program added thousands of rental units to Vancouver. Now some councillors want to scrap it because the rents are too high
Star Vancouver spoke to Tom Davidoff, an economist at UBC’s Sauder School of Business, about a Vancouver rental incentive program that councillors now want to scrap.
Mar 22, 2019
Federal budget’s new housing affordability policy getting mostly positive reviews in B.C.
CBC spoke to Paul Kershaw, a policy professor at UBC and founder of Generation Squeeze, about the federal budget. Kershaw said that aspects of it are a step in the […]
Mar 21, 2019
Altus report latest marker forecasting lower B.C. housing starts
A Vancouver Sun story on B.C. housing starts quoted Tom Davidoff, director of UBC’s centre for urban economics and real estate. He said it’s difficult to determine the exact impact […]
Mar 20, 2019
B.C.’s non-resident-owned property worth more than resident-owned: Statscan
The Globe and Mail spoke to Tom Davidoff, of UBC’s Sauder School of Business, in an article about the number of Vancouver properties owned by non-residents.
Mar 18, 2019
‘We should be looking at 12 storeys’: Kitsilano resident says four-storey building proposal too small for growing transit hub
Global spoke to Tom Davidoff, of UBC’s Sauder School of Business, in an article about housing along the proposed SkyTrain route to UBC. He said that a mix of townhomes […]
Mar 12, 2019
Is renting a mansion an affordable housing option for students?
Tom Davidoff, a UBC professor and housing expert, spoke to News 1130 about empty homes tax. “It’s clear there’s been an impact in the single family homes sector, because we are […]
Mar 12, 2019
B.C. government launches first-of-its-kind condo pre-sale registry
The Montreal Gazette spoke to Tom Davidoff, a professor and the director of the Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate at UBC, for an article about a new condo pre-sale […]
Feb 26, 2019
B.C. tax revenue expected to take $400-million hit after Vancouver housing market downturn
Huffington Post quoted Tom Davidoff, a professor at UBC’s Sauder School of Business, for an article about the effect of the downturn in Vancouver’s housing market.
Feb 19, 2019
Young B.C. families cut into retirement savings to make down payments: Report
The Vancouver Sun mentioned a podcast by Tom Davidoff, a professor at Sauder School of Business, in an article about the difficulties facing young families trying to buy into real […]
Feb 14, 2019
Province expecting $400M hole in Property Transfer Tax revenues
The Times Colonist spoke to Tom Davidoff, a professor and the director of the UBC Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate, about the effect of the Property Transfer Tax […]
Feb 13, 2019
Next-door informer — number of Vancouver empty-home tips soar
A Vancouver Sun article mentioned a podcast about the rental housing market, in which Tom Davidoff, a professor at UBC’s Sauder School of Business, is interviewed.
Feb 12, 2019
Vancouver real estate: Which cities are seeing the biggest drop in home prices?
Tom Davidoff, a UBC professor of economics, spoke to CTV about Vancouver’s real estate market. “Eventually, if the house doesn’t sell, they’re going to have to cut prices. So, typically […]
Feb 7, 2019