How Severe is the Impact of Airbnb and Other Sharing Sites on the Vancouver Rental Scene?

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Historically, Vancouver has had a very low rental vacancy rate (currently around 0.3 – 0.6%) and with the advent of Airbnb and similar home sharing platforms, the problem has been exacerbated. Airbnb listings are increasing quite dramatically around the world and Vancouver is no exception. Since December 2014, Airbnb listings in Vancouver have increased by […]

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Leaving Your Home For A Period Of Time? Take Heed Of This Important Insurance Advice.

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If you are leaving your home for a lengthy period (over 4 days), you must make sure that you understand how your insurance works when you are not occupying your home. The first and most important thing to do is to call your insurance company and inform them of your absence, and inquire if there […]

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Absentee Homeowners in Vancouver Could Soon Face Penalties of $10,000/Day

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In the last few years, Vancouver housing has been facing an affordability crisis and rental vacancy rates have shrunk to unprecedented lows. This has caused an uproar amongst the local population, and politicians have been scrambling to appease them. In August, the Provincial government announced a 15% tax on foreign buyers and on Wednesday November […]

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Will a Trump Presidency Mean Higher Home Prices in Canada?

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Following the surprising election of Donald Trump as the next President of the US, a lot of attention is being directed at disgruntled Americans possibly moving to Canada. The US election has heightened the brand and perception of Canada as an attractive, welcoming, tolerant and stable country. On Election night, the Canadian immigration website crashed […]

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The Home Inspector – Important Facts You Must Know

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A home inspector is often relied upon to vet what is often the largest and most important purchase and investment of your life. If the inspector fails to spot an important issue, you as the homeowner can be left on the hook for thousands of dollars worth of unexpected costs. Theoretically, a home inspector should […]

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Some Great Tips On Staging Your Home Inexpensively

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Most of us use our visual sense to make a purchase decision. A potential homebuyer will have difficulty visualizing an empty house as opposed to full one. So it is important to create a warm and inviting atmosphere for the potential buyer. Here are some great inexpensive staging tips: Kitchen –          Accessorize – add decorative […]

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