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First Notice: Home prices rise; VRCA looks at future of construction; working from home easier than expected

First Notice: Home prices rise; VRCA looks at future of construction; working from home easier than expected

 

Home prices rose 14.1 per cent year over year

According to the Royal LePage House Price Survey released today, the aggregate price of a home in Canada increased 14.1 per cent year-over-year to $749,165 in the first quarter of 2021. Royal LePage is forecasting that the aggregate price of a home in Canada will increase 13.5 per cent to $805,000 in the fourth quarter of 2021 compared to the same quarter last year.

Working from home easier than expected: survey

An Environics Institute study released today reveals that more than three out of five people say working from home is easier than they expected, with the same number liking it better and finding it less stressful than working at their usual workplace. Two out of five expressed concerns about juggling work and family responsibilities while working from home. Young workers aged 18 to 24 (56 per cent), immigrants (44 per cent), workers of colour (46 per cent) and Indigenous workers (60 per cent) are all more likely than average to worry that working from home will negatively impact their career.

VRCA and Ryder look past COVID-19

Ryder Architecture is working with the Vancouver Regional Construction Association on a comprehensive engagement strategy to determine priorities for a proposed Construction Innovation Centre through an online survey, which closes at midnight on April 30.

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