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The Fraser Institute

July 15, 2015 11:30 ET

Fraser Institute Media Advisory: Which Lower Mainland Municipality has the Most Red Tape for New Residential Development? New Survey of Homebuilders Coming Thursday, July 16

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - July 15, 2015) - On Thursday July 16, amid increasing concerns about housing affordability in the Lower Mainland, the Fraser Institute will release its first ever survey of Metro Vancouver homebuilders.

New Homes and Red Tape: Residential Land-Use Regulation in BC's Lower Mainland, compares and ranks jurisdictions across Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley on several categories of red tape (construction approval times, timeline uncertainty, regulatory costs and fees, rezoning prevalence and the effect council and community groups have on development) based on the experiences and opinions of industry professionals.

The survey is part of a broader effort to understand the effects of land-use regulation on Canadian housing markets.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired on Thursday, July 16 at 5:30 a.m. (Pacific).

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