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15% Additional Property Transfer Tax on Foreign Buyers

By Nathan Sulz | Jul 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

As of August 2, 2016, foreign buyers of real estate in Metro Vancouver will pay an additional property transfer tax of 15%. The additional tax will apply to foreign buyers registering the purchase of residential homes in Metro Vancouver, excluding treaty lands in the Tsawwassen First Nation. Finance Minister de Jong says the additional tax…

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CMHC Rules Change

By NS Assistant | Jul 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Income from rental units will now be considered in home loan applications submitted to the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC). The agency announced that beginning September 28 it, will allow 100 per cent of the rental income from a unit to be considered for new loan applications submitted to it for mortgage insurance. That…

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Okanagan Real Estate Update – June 2016

By NS Assistant | Jul 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Okanagan Housing Market Remains Brisk Residential sales in the Okanagan continue to be brisk, with sales of 1,263 units posted to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) in June, up 38% from June of last year, reports the Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board (OMREB). The average MLS® residential price in June was $475,091, slightly down from…

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Buyers Talk to Sellers: What We Want to Know

By NS Assistant | Jul 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

What do buyers want to know before they buy your home? You’ve found a home you’d like to make an offer on. Great! Here are some questions that will help you finalize your decision: How old is the home? When was your home last renovated? How old is the roof? What structures or fixtures are…

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BC Real Estate and Limited Dual Agency Agreements

By NS Assistant | Jul 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

A Limited Dual Agency agreement is designed to protect clients who are both the seller and the buyer. In this scenario, the Real Estate agent sells the clients’ home and helps them buy a new one. The agreement works well when clients are represented by an ethical realtor who puts the needs of the client…

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Okanagan Real Estate Update – May 2016

By NS Assistant | Jun 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Okanagan Housing Market Continues Record Breaking Trend Record breaking trends in residential sales continue, with sales of more than 1200 units posted to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) in May, up 35.5% from the same month last year, reports the Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board (OMREB). With this type of market, consumers can expect to…

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Okanagan Real Estate Update – April 2016

By admin | May 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Residential sales in the Okanagan region hit an all-time high in April 2016 A total of 1,069 residential units sold, up 34.3 per cent from the same month last year, the Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board (OMREB) reports. The previous record was 1,015 unit sales recorded in May 2007. In addition to an increase in…

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