Inspiration from Steveston Village

From The Huffington Post, by Will Lin, Developer, CEO Rize Alliance Properties


Bloomberg recently published a chart highlighting the relationship between Vancouver real estate and China's economy, suggesting that what happens in China has as much influence on the city's housing market as Canada's own economic policies.


Bloomberg pointed out that China's gross domestic product expanded...

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Wondering how your pre-sale purchase price might change with the transition from HST to GST/PST?  Or debating a new home purchase now and wondering what the prices now versus after April 1st might be?


These tools calculate taxes using transition rules applicable to the switch back to BC PST on April 1, 2013 only; that is, they do not factor in pre-harmonization grandparenting or prior tax...

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Prime rate is expected to rise for sure in 2014, but RBC and TD identify the second half of 2013 as a likely timeframe for rate increase.


How might this affect your home purchase plans?



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Sales remains strong despite cool condo market

From The Vancouver Sun, by Tracy Sherlock


While prospective home buyers appear to be waiting for an ever-elusive real estate bubble to burst in Vancouver, people thinking of selling their homes also appear to be willing to wait.


The most recent numbers show that home sales dollar volumes are down, unit sales are down and average prices are...

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New Home Purchases


New Housing Transitional Rules



On February 17th, 2012 the Government announced the new housing transitional rules for returning to the PST. Below you will find information, and links to the Canada Revenue Agency's notice with the Q&As on these rules.


The housing transition rules help ensure when people buy a newly constructed home under the PST, whether...

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