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2023 Incoming Policy & Tax Changes

Published on Dec 22, 2022 in Realtor Insight

There have been so many announcements and shifts in laws surrounding tax and property this year, that we thought it would be helpful to mute the chatter and distill it down to what you really need to know.

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Leasehold Properties – The Pros and Cons

Published on Oct 22, 2021 in Uncategorised

It’s certainly an exciting time in real estate. There is so much going on, and the pace, oh, the pace is outstanding! Properties are listed one day and sold the next. It’s really quite something. Maybe you’ve been looking for a property for some time now and you’ve noticed house prices are pretty high and […]

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Reminder About The Empty HOME TAX Declaration!

Published on Jan 30, 2020 in Realtor Insight

Knock Knock! Anybody home?! Don’t forget that all City of Vancouver Home Owners must submit their EMPTY HOME TAX DECLARATION by February 4, 2020. Each year, every owner of residential property in Vancouver is required to submit a property status declaration to determine if their property is subject to the tax. Vancouver property owners must […]

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The Year of the Rat

Published on Jan 24, 2020 in Uncategorised

Being part of other cultures in Vancouver is one of the best things about this city. We wish all of our friends a very happy Chinese New Year for 2020! Year of the Rat … what does that mean exactly? First of all – the Rat is the FIRST sign in the Chinese zodiac. It’s […]

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Bank of Canada Holds Interest Rate

Published on Dec 04, 2019 in Realtor Insight

The Bank of Canada announced today that it is keeping its key rate unchanged, noting that the global economy appears to be stabilizing with growth expected to edge higher in the coming years, although uncertainty relating to ongoing trade conflicts continues to be a risk. A resilient Canadian economy, with investment spending stronger than expected, has allowed […]

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Are You Eligible for the First Time Home Buyers Incentive?

Published on Oct 22, 2019 in Realtor Insight

Who is eligible for the First Time Home Buyers Incentive (FTHBI)? For the purposes of this program, first-time home buyers are not only people who have never owned a home before, but also homeowners who have gone through a divorce or breakdown of a common-law partnership, or those who have not lived in a home […]

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