Inspiration from Steveston Village

From the Globe and Mail, by Amy Fontinelle


Selling your home - especially if you've never done it before - can be surprisingly time-consuming and emotionally challenging. Strangers will come into your home and poke around in your closets and cabinets. They will criticize a place that has probably become more than just four walls and a roof to you, and then, to top it all off, they will offer...

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The HST has been defeated and will revert back to old system by April/May 2013. How will the change affect you and real estate in BC? 


We don’t yet have all the information that we will to understand all the specifics of when the current tax will be applied versus individual PST and GST.  For example, when the HST was announced and still incoming, it counted towards services in the...

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What is the first-time home buyers' tax credit (HBTC)?

The HBTC is a non-refundable tax credit for certain homebuyers who acquire a qualifying home after January 27, 2009, that is - closing after this date.


How is the HBTC calculated?

The HBTC is calculated by multiplying the lowest personal income tax rate for the year (15% in 2009) by $5,000. For 2009, the credit will be $750. However, if the...

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Real estate represents a significant portion of most people's wealth, and this is especially true for many homeowners in the United States. The average American has nearly one-third of his or her net worth tied up in real estate, translating to a valuation of nearly $20 trillion dollars for the entire market. The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector...

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From the Aug 4 Richmond Review


Onni moves onward in Steveston

Construction is set to begin on a narrow strip of contentious Steveston real estate boasting some of the best views of the South Arm of the Fraser River.


The city has approved building permits for Onni Development’s Bayview Street lands—the last of its Imperial Landing parcels—and construction is expected to start in the fall,...

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