Real Estate Markets

The housing market, like most markets, is cyclical. These cycles can be greatly influenced by a number of factors, including interest rates, economic conditions and consumer confidence, which can create a shortage or surplus in housing. A seller’s market happens when there’s a shortage in housing or more potential buyers than homes. A buyer’s market,…

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Consumer Protection in BC’s Real Estate Market

BC Financial Services Authority (“BCFSA”) announced today that it has delivered its report, Enhancing Consumer Protection in B.C.’s Real Estate Market, to the Minister of Finance. The report contains a suite of advice on potential parameters of the Government’s proposed homebuyer protection period, commonly referred to as the cooling-off period, for residential real estate sales,…

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Top Valued BC Properties

Last year BC Assessment assessed over two million properties.  Overall Greater Vancouver assessments for both detached and strata homes went up. The BC Assessment website is handy to do searches for property assessment(s), available services and products, for example, the assessment process, appeal, etc., and property information and trends While perusing the website I found…

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Handy Real Estate Links

BC Government Links First Time Buyers’ Program reduces or eliminate the amount of property transfer tax you pay when you purchase your first home New Home Registry provides the name of the builder or developer and contact information of the warranty provider Registry of Licensed Residential Builders (including Building Envelope Renovators) Search a particular builder…

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