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Summer is for $aving!

The only thing better than the summer sun is saving money… Check out these incredible deals offering amazing savings on some of our most popular services! Click here to view the Summer Specials and get started on your transaction today. Act fast! These prices are only available until September 23, 2019!

General Power of Attorney

What is a power of attorney and why do I need one? We all should be knowledgeable about how we plan to manage our finances and property as we move through years and life. Age, illness, travel and other life changes can leave you unable to control your own financial decisions. It is important to… read more

Title Insurance

What is title insurance and why should you consider purchasing it? One of the many decisions you will face during the purchase of your new home is deciding whether or not to buy title insurance. What is it and how does it work? Is it a necessity? What does it accomplish and is it right… read more

Spring Into Savings!

Take advantage of this limited time special pricing, just in time for spring! Click here to view these springtime specials and get started on your transaction today. Act now—these prices are only available until June 21, 2019!

What You Need to Know About the BC Speculation Tax

If you are a property owner, work in real estate or are simply a BC resident, you may have some questions about this new tax What is the BC Speculation Tax? Housing affordability in BC’s major urban centres is an ongoing challenge for residents as home prices and rents have shot out of reach for… read more

What Homeowners need to Know about Vancouver’s Vacancy Tax

What will the Empty Homes Tax mean for you?  As a city in the midst of a housing crisis, Vancouver has instituted an important policy initiative known as the Vacancy Tax or—more informally— the Empty Homes Tax in hopes of relieving the extreme pressure on the city’s rental housing market. In a 2016 study that… read more

GST on Property Purchases in BC

GST on your new property – Everything you need to know about this ‘hidden cost’   Congratulations, you are buying a new home! Now it is time to open up the cheque book. It is important to be aware of closing costs that will crop up in addition to the purchase price of the home. Among fees… read more

BC’s Property Transfer Tax

What is it? It’s easy to look at the purchase price of your prospective new home and forget about all the closing costs like home insurance, appraisal and legal fees, and taxes. As a homebuyer, when you purchase a property you will also be paying a tax on the sale or transfer of ownership of any residential… read more

What is a Statement of Adjustments?

Understanding what will happen on closing Whether you are buying, selling, or refinancing a home, you will come across a Statement of Adjustments when closing time comes. This document, prepared by a lawyer or notary, clearly lays out the purchase price, deposit, taxes and other financial obligations of the transaction for both the buyer and… read more

BC’s New Real Estate Registry

Aiming to return fairness to the housing market In a move to crack down on tax evasion through property and end the practice of hidden real estate ownership, BC has introduced a public registry to track the purchase (and flipping) of pre-sale condos. This unique registry is the first database of its kind in Canada… read more