Realtors Care Blanket Drive raises 50k for housing related charities

For 26 years, the real estate boards of Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley have teamed up for the REALTORS Care Blanket Drive. Real estate agents across the Lower Mainland would join with their clients and a network of of charitable organizations to collect and distribute blankets and lightly-used clothing. This year they opted to throw […]

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Will the new First-Time Home Buyer Incentive drive up home prices?

The Liberal government wants to ramp up aid for first-time real estate buyers in some of the country’s priciest markets. Making good on a 2019 election promise, the latest federal fiscal update mentions revamping the First-Time Home Buyer Incentive (FTHBI) for those seeking to purchase a house in Vancouver, Victoria and Toronto. With the program, […]

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A mortgage rate of less than 1% now available in Canada

How would you like a mortgage with an interest rate of less than one per cent? That’s what HSBC, Canada’s seventh-largest bank by assets, is now advertising. The lender’s website now shows it is offering a new five-year variable mortgage rate of a mind-boggling low 0.99 per cent. It is a first in Canadian history in terms of bank-advertised rates, according […]

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These Vancouver homes are currently listed for under $450,000

4. 303 – 458 E 43rd Avenue – $419,900 Listing details:  Zero bedroom One bathroom 457 sq ft Parking Located on West Broadway, this studio features a courtyard entrance, a gas fireplace, and a Juliet balcony. It’s also a short walk from local shops, restaurants, and public transit. 2. 206 – 760 Kingsway Avenue – $408,000 Listing details:  Zero […]

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Canada: B.C. Real Estate Beneficial Ownership Disclosure Law Takes Effect November 30, 2020

B.C.’s Land Owner Transparency Act (LOTA) is coming into force on November 30, 2020. Effective November 30, 2020, all acquisitions of land will be subject to the new disclosure rules under LOTA, while existing owners of land will have until November 30, 2021 to become compliant. INTRODUCTION LOTA requires the disclosure of individuals who hold, directly or […]

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