Inspiration from Steveston Village

Buying your first home is an exciting and daunting proposition, especially in consideration of affordability.  That’s why it is important to know all of the rebates, discounts, and advantages afforded to you by the Provincial and Federal governments.  Below are some examples:


  • The BC government has been offering a bonus, to a maximum $104,000, of 5% of the purchase price of a new co...
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If you are buying a new home in the next few months or over the next two years, then you need to know about the 2% BC Transition Tax.


The 2% BC Transition Tax is a new tax that comes into effect on April 1, 2013. It will apply to the sale of new residential homes that are 10% or more complete as of April 1, 2013. The 2% BC Transition Tax will end on March 31, 2015.


The 2% BC Transition...

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Home buyer demand remains below historical averages in the Greater Vancouver housing market. This has led some home sellers to remove their homes from the market in recent months.


The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver reached 1,351 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in January 2013. This represents a...

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