Join UBC Dialogues as they examine the affordability of the Lower Mainland's housing market in Home Sweat Home: Can home ownership be achieved?
Although the region's real estate market is cooling, the price of homes is still sky-high, mortgage rules are getting stricter, and there is a looming threat of a spike increasing interest rates.
With stagnating household incomes in the Lower Mainland and some of the highest living expenses in the country, even established professionals are finding themselves unable to break into the housing market - and those who do often struggle with the costs of maintaining their home and quality of life.
The evening's discussion will be moderated by CBC News
National Reporter Chris Brown
. The dialogue's panel will discuss how we can overcome the region's affordability issues, whether there are better ownership models available and more.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
6:30 - 9:00pm
UBC Boathouse, 7277 River Road, Richmond