Is the 15% Vancouver Foreign Buyer’s Tax Cooling Our Hot Real Estate market?

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On August 2 2016, the BC government introduced a 15% transfer tax specifically targeting foreign nationals looking to buy real estate in the GVRD.  In early June, the BC government started collecting nationality data on residential real estate transactions. Recently released data shows that offshore buyers make up about roughly 10% of property sales in […]

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5 Renovation Ideas That Are Guaranteed To Pay Off For You, Especially When You Sell Your Home

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If you are a homeowner, you have either renovated or are planning a future renovation. A renovation will increase the value of your home and make it look good, so later when you want to sell it, you can make a nice profit. Kitchen and bathroom improvements increase the value of your property more than […]

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5 Important Ways You Can Avoid A Disastrous Moving Experience

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June to September is peak moving season, and moving companies do a bulk of their yearly business within these 4 months. Unsuspecting to the public, there are unscrupulous individuals that that front themselves as a moving company, ready to take advantage and profit from the vulnerable. Horror stories abound: Consumers losing their deposits to non-existent […]

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Home Sales Move Off Of Record-Breaking Pace In July

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VANCOUVER, BC – August 3, 2016 – Metro Vancouver* homes sales resembled more typical levels in July. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in the region totalled 3,226 in July 2016, a decrease of 18.9 per cent from the 3,978 sales recorded in July 2015 and a decrease of 26.7 per cent compared to June 2016 when 4,400 […]

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Canada’s Hottest Real Estate Market Gets a 15% Additional Property Transfer Tax

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For the last 18+ months, British Columbians have voiced concerns that they are being crowded out of their own housing market by foreign buyers. House prices in Vancouver have increased by a whopping 36% in June from a year earlier. An average single-detached home in Metro Vancouver now sells for $1.56 million and the local […]

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The Shocking Truth About Your Electrical Wall Plate

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  When was the last time you looked at a wall plate or outlet in your home? Sure you plugged an appliance or your phone charger, but you probably took a cursory glace and went about your business. Did you know that in the US, fires resulting from faulty wall plates and outlets cause roughly […]

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