How can you discover facts about a property?

August 31st, 2016
There are several different ways you can discover facts about a property.  First, start by asking the Owner or discreetly talking to neighbours of the property. Second, visit local government websites or offices.  For Example, the City of Richmond has a disgnated heritage site map, and the City of Vancouver can confirm if the property was a grow up or illegal drug lab, plus the City of West V ...

What is not registered on your Title

August 15th, 2016
Did you know these items do not show on a home's Title: a) Archaeological sites, b) Former Grow Ops and illegal drug labs, c) Heritage Designations, d) Highway entitlements, e) Sigmatized Properties, f) Streamside issues, and f) Underground Oil Storage Tanks.  Make sure you do your due diligence when purchasing a home.

Student Scholarship Offering through REBGV

August 9th, 2016
Hurry, deadline is August 19th. Call me if you have any questions on how to apply.  Each year, the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver awards five $1,500 entrance scholarships to children of REBGV members (active, non-probationary), who are currently in Grade 12, and enrolled for full–time studies in the fall of 2016 in a program of at least two years’ duration. The program must lead to a ...

August 2/16 - New Tax Foreign Entity land purchase

August 2nd, 2016
Here are the definitions of a "Foreign Entity" under the new Provincial Property Transfer Tax Law as of August 2, 2016: A Foreign Entity is a foreign national, foreign corporation or taxable trustees. The 15% property tax on "foreign entities" is in addition to the general property transfer tax and applies to properties being registered in the Metro Vancouver area only, and excludes Tsawwasse ...