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Apartment valuations soar in Vancouver

(August 13, 2012)

Capitalization rates — the ratio between the annual operating income and the value of a property — have dropped to as low as 2.5% on some deals in BC, good news for investors.

The lower the cap rate, the more income-generating the property is.

So why are cap rates on the decline?

Borrowing costs have never been lower. Backed by government-owned Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., landlords are borro... read more.