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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BC Speculation & Vacancy Tax March 2023

Posted on Mar 29, 2023 in Resources

If you are a homeowner in the Province of British Columbia, you have to declare your BC Speculation & Vacancy tax exemption by the March 31, 2023 deadline. All owners on title must each make a separate declaration.

Do this online via

The tax expanded in January to more communities experiencing housing shortages, including North Cow...

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The Answer to the Million Dollar Question

Posted on Feb 26, 2023 in Resources

The million dollar question is "how far will prices drop and when will they start to rise again?"

Now let's be real, if we all knew the answer to this question, none of us would ever have to work again! So let's take a look at some statistics and see what economists are predicting.

The MLS benchmark price fell 9% for condos from its peak in April 202...

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Vancouver Presales Update for February 2023

Posted on Feb 21, 2023 in Resources

Now another type of home sale that isn't as closely documented as MLS home sales is presales.

A presale is when a Developers sells a property to the Buyer even before it is built or completed. Tracking presale activity is a great gauge of Buyer and Developer sentiment.

In the 1st half of 2022, over 11,100 presale units in Greater Vancouver sold. In t...

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