February 2017

Qualifying for First time buyers programme

Posted on Feb 28, 2017 in Government News

The BC Home Owner Mortgage and Equity (HOME) Partnership program helps eligible BC residents purchase a home. . .


The program offers first-time home buyers who have saved a down payment:
A down payment loan of up to 5% of a home’s purchase price to a maximum of $37,500, on a home with a maximum price of $750,000.
This loan matches the buyer’s down pay...

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Americans Moving to Canada...

Posted on Feb 24, 2017 in Moving to Canada

Living in a Blue State and feeling blue?..


Are you very nervous about the rumblings of Trump and his White house staff? Well, you’re not alone….. After the election results, Google announced searches “Move to Canada” were higher than at any other time in Google history.Also since that time, immigration lawyers in Canada have seen a "huge spike" in t...

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13 Signs that you've picked the right Buyers Agent

Posted on Feb 23, 2017 in Buyers

Buying a home can be a complicated and stressful experience. While you don't have to be head over heals in love with your agent, you will spend a lot of time with them so here are some signs to look for and to know if you have picked the right one.....


1.) They are responsive and available - they don't leave you or customers hanging. They don't take...

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The BC Government has released their 2017Budget which includes an increase to the threshold for the first-timehomebuyer's programme

Posted on Feb 22, 2017 in Government News

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2017-18 BRITISH COLUMBIA BUDGET

 
  • An increase in the threshold in the first-time homebuyers program to $500,000, which the government estimates will save up to $8,000 in property transfer tax for people buying their first home.
  • A forecast surplus of $295 million, a fifth consecutive balanced budget with projections to remain in the bl...

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Why use a Buyer's Agent?

Posted on Feb 12, 2017 in Buyers

Here are a few great reasons to use a Buyer's Agent for finding a home‎....


  • Buyer's Agent is FREE service to the buyer.  Some people think they can save money by going to the listing agent. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The sellers agent represents the seller and has their interests only in mind. You wouldn't go to a lawyer to represent...

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2017-01 January - Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver Statistics 

Posted on Feb 11, 2017 in 2017 Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board Stats

Metro Vancouver housing market off to a quieter start than last year


Home sales and listings trends are below long-term averages in the Metro Vancouver* housing market. This is due largely to reduced activity in the detached home market.Residential property sales in the region totaled 1,523 in January 2017, a 39.5 per cent decrease from the 2,519 sa...

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