Category : Luxury homes real estate

Take Heed Of Your Property Tax Assessment – There Could Be Some Savings Here

On January 1, 2017 property assessments became available on the BC Assessment website. And as expected, the increases in property values are substantial: values were calculated as at July 2016 when local real estate prices were at their peak.  The main issue here is that your property value has risen and you are facing a higher than normal property tax rate hike.  It is important to note that a sharp increase in your property value does not necessarily indicate a proportional property tax hike; it’s relative to how much your property appreciated compared to others in the same municipality.  In view of this year’s higher assessments, the Provincial government just announced an increase in the Home Owner Grant threshold from…

REBGV Market Update May 2019 – Modest Bounce In May, But Sales Remain Below Historical Averages

The latest report released by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) showed that sales in May 2019 crossed the 2,000 units sold for the first time this year. However, homebuyer demand remains below historical averages. “High home prices and mortgage qualification issues caused by the federal government’s B20 stress test remain significant factors behind the reduced demand that the market is experiencing today” remarked Ashley Smith, REBGV president. Home Sales Residential home sales totaled 2,638 in May 2019, a 6.9% decrease from 2,833 sales recorded in May 2018 and a 44% increase from homes sold in April 2019.…

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