Statement: BC government passes foreign buyer tax; ignores calls to exempt accepted agreements - July 29, 2016

REBGV President Dan Morrison issued the following statement:

Hundreds of British Colombians head into the BC Day long weekend facing stress and uncertainty concerning the largest financial transaction of their lives because of the provincial government's abrupt intervention into the Metro Vancouver housing market this week.

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Statement: Announcement of a 15 per cent foreign buyer tax - July 25, 2016

REBGV issued the following statement:

Today, the provincial government announced it will implement a 15 per cent foreign buyer tax on all residential transactions effective August 2, 2016. The tax will be added to the Property Transfer Tax and will apply to all residential properties purchased by foreign nationals or foreign-controlled corporations.

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Statement: Article in Globe and Mail - July 22, 2016

REBGV President Dan Morrison issued the following statement:

If you believe the opinions expressed in “Vested interests will prevent cleanup of British Columbia’s housing mess” (July 21), and other highly biased commentaries recently published by the Globe and Mail, you've no doubt concluded there's no hope for the real estate industry. I believe most people know that's just not true.

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Statement: REBGV supports its members - June 30, 2016

REBGV President Dan Morrison issued the following statement:

The government’s acceptance of the 28 recommendations made by the Real Estate Council of BC’s Independent Advisory Group is a positive development for the real estate profession.

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Statement: IAG recommendations - June 28, 2016

REBGV President Dan Morrison issued the following statement on today’s report:

“We welcome the Independent Advisory Group’s final report and we support its recommendations. We look forward to working with the Real Estate Council of BC to help implement the recommended changes."

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Statement: Gary Mason article in June 1 Globe and Mail

In his column on June 1, 2016, Gary Mason assumes recent allegations in the media about the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver are true. They are not. He failed to ask us for our perspective.

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