Global housing prices index

The Economist published their most recent global housing prices report, which shows that housing prices in the U.S. have recovered to a new high (albeit marginal), while Spain and Ireland are seeing increases again and the Commonwealth is continuing to see prices increase in recent years.  Some of these rises can be attributed to the […]

Vancouver Tax on Foreign Homebuyers Raises Costs for One Couple by Almost $113,000 Overnight

When the Canadian province of British Columbia imposed a 15% tax on foreign home buyers in Vancouver this summer, Frank Daams and Sabine Bosklopper faced an unenviable choice. The American couple could walk away from a deposit worth the equivalent of roughly $38,000 on the Vancouver home they were planning to buy and risk being […]