The Year of the Rat
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 […]Continue Reading »
Bank of Canada Holds Interest Rate
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 […]Continue Reading »
Are You Eligible for the First Time Home Buyers Incentive?
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 […]Continue Reading »
Fuck Cancer! …and win a free case of Okanagan Wine!
** PLEASE DONATE HERE ** Hey Everyone, For those of you who know me, you know I’ve recently had a couple kids, and busy with work (of course), so naturally, my husband thought it would be a great time to sign us up for a 250 Km bike ride. To say this is intimidating […]Continue Reading »
How does the new shared equity mortgage plan effect you?
As of September 2nd, first time home buyers can benefit from a new shared-equity plan with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. How does the new shared equity mortgage plan effect you? First-Time Buyers: Government will advance an interest-free loan of up to five per cent on an existing home and up to 10 per […]Continue Reading »
Speculation & Vacancy Tax
!! Speculation & Vacancy Tax: Friendly reminder that if you own a property in BC, you will need to complete a declaration by Monday, March 31, 2019, even if you won’t be required to pay the tax. To claim your exemption (by phone or online), you must register your property (one registration per person on […]Continue Reading »