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New Rules to Regulate Short-term Rentals

Published on Oct 27, 2023 in Uncategorised

The BC government has taken action towards regulating the rapid growing short-term rental market. More than 16,000 homes in BC are being used as short-term rentals for the majority of the year, making it more challenging to find affordable long-term rentals.⁠ The new law has increased fines for non-compliance and will require all providers of […]

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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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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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Speculation & Vacancy Tax

Published on Mar 29, 2019 in Uncategorised

!! 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 […]

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Important Dates for your Property Taxes

Published on Jun 27, 2018 in Uncategorised

July 3 Deadline to pay your rural property taxes Deadline to apply for the home owner grant without late payment penalties Deadline to apply to defer your property taxes without late payment penalties Deadline to apply for the Farm Extension Program   July 4 A 5% penalty is applied to your unpaid account balance, including any unclaimed home owner grant   […]

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Tens of Thousands of Children are Going Hungry in Our Communities

Published on Mar 09, 2018 in Uncategorised

Everyday, tens of thousands of children are going hungry in our communities. While school breakfast, lunch and snack programs are actively addressing this crisis, the weekend remains a difficult time for many families. We know that when a child is given a Backpack Buddy on Friday afternoon that’s full of meals and snacks for the […]

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