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Chinese investors still targeting Vancouver real estate

Chinese investors still targeting Vancouver real estate

Table of Contents They are not losing Interest Vancouver is the eighth largest Canadian city Are Restrictions Needed? They are not losing Interest If you are of the thought that the Chinese had started losing interest in the real estate in Vancouver, then you should see what we are still seeing here on the West […]

Buyer’s Market in Vancouver as Seller’s Advantage Wanes in 2012

Buyer’s Market in Vancouver as Seller’s Advantage Wanes in 2012

Table of Contents Hire the Best Buyer’s Agent You Can Find Go for Profit First, Then for Pretty or Perfect Get Your Buyer’s Agent to Research Comparables In depth Yes, there is a definite buyer’s market in Vancouver as seller’s advantage wanes in 2012, but that doesn’t mean buyers will know how to capitalize on that advantage. […]

Real estate market to cool, not crash

Real estate market to cool, not crash

Table of Contents The good news Sceptical Buyers Marketing Trends in 2012 The good news “Vancouver’s real estate market to cool, not crash” is the latest forecast by various real estate experts that comes as good news to people who dream of buying homes. Every Vancouver resident is aware of the changing price trends in the real […]

Selling Your Vancouver Home During the Summer Months

Selling Your Vancouver Home During the Summer Months

Table of Contents Start Doing the FlyLady’s 27 Fling Boogie Right Now Think Light or White and Maybe Even Grab Some Paint Visualize Whirled Peas, But Bake Cinnamon Rolls You’re definitely selling your house this summer. Maybe you have a new job in another city starting in the Fall. Whatever your situation, if you’re selling […]

Things to consider before refinancing your Vancouver home or estate

Things to consider before refinancing your Vancouver home or estate

Table of Contents What is the reason you are refinancing? Are you in good credit health? Get Acquainted with your Current Mortgage Term Other Things to Consider Think About Your Alternatives Less interest rate compared with loan term extension Will the mortgage refinance reduce your monthly repayment? Going over closing costs of previous mortgage Do […]

Vancouver’s housing affordability is decreasing

Vancouver’s housing affordability is decreasing

Table of Contents First the Evidence Factors that lead to decrease in Affordability Other Things to Consider Speculative Activity? Possible Solution? Your Thoughts? First the Evidence It’s now evident that affordability in Vancouver housing is decreasing. This is attributed to the ever-increasing demand both from the locals and foreigners. The increase in demand is due to the […]

Is buying as affordable as renting in Vancouver, BC Canada?

Is buying as affordable as renting in Vancouver, BC Canada?

Table of Contents To Buy or not To Buy? What is more affordable? Key: Have a Good Financial Standing The Math Vancouverites can no longer afford to live a decent life. Ratio to the household debts has risen Vancouver as a high ranked city Economic and Social Impacts To Buy or not To Buy? The […]

Tighter mortgage rules in Canada in 2012

Tighter mortgage rules in Canada in 2012

Table of Contents New Rules Timeline/h2> Some 10 of 14 economists and strategists surveyed for Reuter’s first poll on the Canadian housing sector last week said Ottawa does, indeed, seem poised to tighten mortgage rules within the next 12 months. Moreover, they believe that intervention is likely to come as early as the busy spring season. […]

How are capital gains tax calculated in Vancouver & Canada?

How are capital gains tax calculated in Vancouver & Canada?

Table of Contents So here is a simple definition of Capital Gains Tax How to Calculate Capital Gains Tax Questions Pending I just wanted to share a question that is always asked by many of our clients and provide you with an answer on how you can calculate capital gains tax in North Vancouver and Canada. But […]

Buyers: Tax Assessment Is Not Market Value

Buyers: Tax Assessment Is Not Market Value

Table of Contents Tax Assessment is Subjective? The Real Value Here is the Catch about Property Values Before getting all their emotions typed up in a panicked knot, or taking off on a joyful spending spree thinking the equity in their home is worth far more than it is, homeowners should clearly try to understand […]