Ban On Foreign Buyers

Posted on Jan 10, 2018

There's been a lot of speculation regarding the increasing real estate prices in Greater Vancouver lately, and now Andrew Weaver, BC Green Leader, is suggesting a ban on foreign buyers altogether.
I've read articles stating there may be an over emphasis on the amount of foreign money coming in and how it actually isn't driving t...

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1 Essential When Choosing a Realtor®

Posted on Dec 13, 2017

Saw this joke the other day, and got me thinking:

A police officer pulled over someone for speeding.
Police Officer: May I see your real estate licence please.
Driver: You mean my driver's licence? 
Police Officer: No, not everyone in Vancouver has one of those...

So many agents, so many options. If I were to quit selling real estate, and needed to hire...

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The Skinny on Presales

Posted on Nov 29, 2017

Buying a brand new house/condo has it’s pros and cons. Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide if it’s the right fit. Here are a few pros and cons that may help when making that decision.  


New Home Warranty.
o In British Columbia, all homes built by a developer must have a “2-5-10 year” warranty insurance policy provided to the Buyer. 2 years on la...

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Top 10 things to do NOW, to get more money when you sell next Spring. 

Posted on Nov 29, 2017

1)  From experience, when I show a home and you can tell the Seller is organized, it brings a sense of comfort to the Buyer. Having documents available on the kitchen counter shows organization and probably that you take care of your home. Operating manuals for appliances, ANY service bills from furnace/hot water system, sprinkler, and applicable wa...

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Foreign Buyer Transfer Tax

Posted on Mar 14, 2017

Recently reported was that the foreign buyer transfer tax will be slightly changed later on this week. International citizens with work permits who pay taxes in BC won't have to pay the foreign buyer surcharge. Further, foreign nationals who were hit with a 15% foreign buyer tax on the real estate, but then months later became Canadian citizens, co...

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Go Green! Save More!

Posted on Feb 14, 2017

Energy saving mortgages
Home owners with energy efficient homes who get a home energy audit within 90 days of their RBC Energy Saver Mortgage may qualify for a rebate of $300 to their RBC accounts. Learn more at 1-800-769-2511.

Various water saving incentives
Examples include low-flush toilet rebate in certain municipalities. Richmond also offers up t...

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