Good News For Immigrants In The Provincial Nominee Program – They Are Now Exempt From Paying the 15% Foreign Home Buyers Tax

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Here’s a second amendment to the Foreign Buyer’s Tax first introduced seven months ago:  Those who have come to BC under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), are now exempt from paying the tax. Last year 6,000 immigrants entered under this program, and the same number is expected this year. The ruling is retroactive, so those […]

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Looking For A Home? BCREA Projects A Decline In Housing Prices

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Greater Vancouver’s real estate market could be headed for its first year of price declines since 2012 as home sales extend their slide. 2017 has started on a cautious note, when compared to the same time last year. The average resale price in Greater Vancouver was $878,242 in January, down by 18.9% from last year. […]

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March Is The Best Time To Start Planting Your Seeds

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Growing your seeds indoors is useful because it gives your plants a head start, especially when the weather outside is not warm. This results in earlier and longer harvests that would otherwise not be possible. Growing indoors is particular good for tender crops such as tomatoes, peppers and squash. Use the following tips to get […]

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The Metro Vancouver Market Housing Shortage – Not Enough Product To Meet Buyer Demand

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The Real Estate Board Of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) recently released its February 2017 report. The report showed that Metro Vancouver home sales in February fell 7.7% below the 10 year average for the month. This decline was caused by 2 main factors: * the unusually winter weather * a limited supply of inventory Another important […]

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