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🔥 The 5 Hottest Areas for Home Sales 🔥

Posted on Feb 21, 2024 in Resources

Greater Vancouver Map with top 5 hottest home sales
North Vancouver, Burnaby North, Burnaby South, New Westminster, and Port Coquitlam are leading the charge with robust January home sales, showcasing a seller's market with just a 4-month supply of listings. On the flip side, West Vancouver presents an opportunity for buyers, with a 21-month supply indicating a softer market. 

Interestingly, townhouse...

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Vancouver's Tax Deadlines: A Reminder for Property Owners

Posted on Jan 24, 2024 in Resources

Vancouver's Tax Deadlines: A Reminder for Property Owners by Cari Mai

As we approach February 2, 2024, Vancouver property owners should mark their calendars for two crucial deadlines:

The City of Vancouver Advanced Taxes and the Empty Homes Tax (EHT) declarations.

The Advanced Property Tax, a preliminary instalment, helps the city maintain consistent cash flow for essential services. Paying on time is vital to avoid a...

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3 Things You Should Know About Your BC Assessment 

Posted on Jan 09, 2024 in Resources

The 2024 BC Property Assessment Notices are out! Regardless of whether the tax assessed value of your home has gone up, down, or stayed flat, DO NOT assume this is your home's MARKET VALUE! Here's why:

1) BC Assessment Values Are Collected From July 1, 2023
As indicated in the 2024 BC Assessments, the valuation of your property is based on data extra...

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Reminder: Property Tax & Home Owners Grant for July 2023

Posted on Jun 21, 2023 in Resources


July 4, 2023: Richmond, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Langley, Maple Ridge, Chilliwack, New Westminster, Abbotsford, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Squamish, Surrey

July 5, 2023: Vancouver, Burnaby

Once you pay property tax, you may apply to receive a $570 Home Owners Grant if you live in your home as a primary residence i...

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Provincial Exemptions to Age-Restriction Bylaws 55+

Posted on Jun 12, 2023 in Resources

Provincial Exemptions to Age-Restriction Bylaws 55+

As of May 1, 2023, here are some changes to the exemptions:

1. Legacy Exemption:

an owner, tenant or occupant with a legacy exemption can have their spouse, partner, or children (including adult children) live with them at any time after the age-restriction bylaw is passed, even if they do not not meet the age criteria.

2. Child Exemption:

BC allows ce...

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4 Changes to Canada's Foreign Buyer Ban

Posted on May 02, 2023 in Resources

4 Changes to Canada's Foreign Buyer Ban by vancouver realtor cari mai

Here are the 4 key amendments to Canada's Foreign Buyers Ban.

Enable more work permit holders to purchase a home to live in while working in Canada.

Those who hold a work permit or are authorized to work in Canada under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations are now eligible to purchase residential property if they have 183 days or more o...

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Personal Real Estate Corporation

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Phone: (604) 620-6788


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3195 Oak Street  Vancouver,  BC  V6H2L2 

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