Foreclosure filings are up 132% from a year prior. Here’s what that means

What does the recent spike in foreclosures mean for the housing market now? Getty Images As we perused real estate data this month, three stats stood out to us. The first: That the number of active foreclosures (that is when the foreclosure proceedings on a seriously delinquent loan has started but has yet to be … Read more

The tiny boulevard gardens of East Vancouver are a lesson in reclaiming urban space

Saba Farmand leads a tour of East Vancouver’s Boulevard Gardens on April 22, Earth Day.Photography by Jesse Winter/The Globe and Mail Saba Farmand never intended to be a tour guide. A landscape architect and arborist, he can be a little nerdy when it comes to urban design and streetscapes. When he moved to the Mount … Read more

Rent-Control Measures Are Back as Home Rents Reach New Highs

Lawmakers across the US are looking to enact rent controls and revive policies that have been largely shunned in recent years to stem the rise in home rental prices across the country. These proposals, which would generally allow landlords to raise monthly rents by no more than 2% to 10%, are on the legislative agenda … Read more