Foreign Buyer Ban on Property in Canada

Posted on Feb 10, 2023

January 1, 2023 the Canadian Government implemented a ban on purchases of property by Foreign Buyers.  At first glance many Canadians wondered if this would cause their property values to plummet but that is not going to happen.  The overall foreign ownership in Canada is less than 6% and this is mainly in larger cities such as Toronto and Vancouver...

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Bye Bye Rental Bylaws 

Posted on Nov 26, 2022

With very little notice, discussion or time for anyone to respond, Bill 44 has passed in BC which overwrites the rental bylaws, other than short term rental bylaws, held by a strata corporation. It also only allows age restrictions for 55+ and any other age restrictions are to be abolished. While there may be some positives to this announcement the...

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Avoid Insurance Pitfalls with Poly B

Posted on Oct 26, 2022

You may have heard of Polybutylene Piping, commonly referred to as Poly B. If not, you are likely wondering what it is. Poly B is a flexible plastic piping that was extensively used in 1978 -1995. It was a great choice at the time because it was a lot cheaper than copper. However, after some years in use it became clear that the benefits did not ou...

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Ban on Foreign Buyers – What Does it Mean for Buyers and Sellers in North & West Vancouver

Posted on Apr 22, 2022

On April 7. 2022 the Federal Budget was released and one of the hottest topics of discussion is the 2 year ban on foreign buyers. What does this mean to you if you are a Buyer or Seller in North or West Vancouver?The short answer is nothing.While there was a period on the North Shore that we were seeing a huge influx of foreign buyers, 2011 – 2015...

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Moving to British Columbia

Posted on Apr 13, 2022

Beautiful British Columbia lives up to its name.  

Canada’s westernmost province is framed by gorgeous mountains, lush rainforest & the Pacific Ocean. It has a temperate climate and some of the most spectacular scenery you will ever see. If you love the outdoors, the options are endless. You can ski in the morning and swim in the ocean, all in the sa...

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Relocating to Vancouver / Surrounding Areas

Posted on Feb 24, 2022

Navigating a move to a new city is always daunting but having an insider with expert knowledge of both the Real Estate market and the other factors that will determine where you choose to live gives you a huge advantage. If you are thinking about relocating to Vancouver or the surrounding area – I can help you! You may not be familiar with the vari...

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