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Cost Saving Programs To Help You Save Money

Posted on Mar 18, 2018



Below you may find 29 housing related cost saving programs to help you save money. This article is published in Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver's 28-page supplement in Vancouver Sun (on Friday, March 16).

1- B.C. PROPERTY TRANSFER TAX (PTT) FIRST-TIME HOME BUYERS’ PROGRAM 
Qualifying first-time buyers may be exempt from paying the PTT of one p...

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Impact of additional property transfer tax, rate hikes and stress test on prices 

Posted on Mar 17, 2018



What is the impact of additional property transfer tax on home prices in Vancouver? How did the rate hikes and stress test effect home prices in Vancouver? What could be the impact of the recent and potential further actions on home prices in Vancouver for the rest of the year?

Recent major actions of BC government and Bank of Canada having impact o...

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Impact of interest rate hikes and stress test on affordability

Posted on Mar 16, 2018



What is the impact of the interest rate hikes on affordability? How much did the stress test effect the mortgage amount that a buyer can afford? What is the total impact of these two? What could be the effect of potential further rate increases on affordability?

Bank of Canada increased its interest rate three times in the last nine months (Jul 17...

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Resale or Presale?

Posted on Mar 10, 2018



Should you buy a resale or a presale property? What are the advantages and disadvantages of buying resale or presale property in Greater Vancouver? Do you know how to judge if the prices of a new development are high or low compared to its resale benchmarks? What items should you consider when comparing and reconciling the prices of the two type of...

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8 reasons to make real estate investment in Vancouver

Posted on Mar 08, 2018



Why is Vancouver one of the top destinations in Canada and worldwide for real estate investment? What are the main reasons to buy a real estate in Vancouver? Why do real estate prices increase in Vancouver? What are the main drivers for the demand? Will Vancouver real estate prices continue to increase? Here is a summary to answer these questions: 

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