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Taxes
Property taxes 101
Friday, June 3, 2022
Property tax notices are sent to home owners and businesses in June and are due the first or second business day in July, depending on the municipality.
Taxes
No SVT exemption for owners of vacant stratas
Friday, February 18, 2022
Owners of strata property in buildings with rental restrictions are no longer exempt from the BC Speculation and Vacancy Tax. (1 minute read)
Economics Report
Metro Vancouver’s employment trends recovering, outperforming Canada’s other large metros
Friday, February 18, 2022
REBGV Economist Keith Stewart's January 2022 Jobs Report is now available. (1 minute read)
Economics Report
What's happening with employment trends in Metro Vancouver?
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Learn about the employment trends observed through the end of 2021 and how they could impact the housing market in 2022.
Economics Report
REBGV Q3 2021 Housing Overview – Job market performance
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Employment is now at around 1.5 million jobs in the Lower Mainland. What's next?
Economics Report
Where have the homes gone? REBGV’s latest economic analysis explores supply trends in Metro Vancouver’s housing market
Monday, December 6, 2021
Our latest economic analysis takes a deeper look at housing supply trends in Metro Vancouver and the ratio of buyers to sellers who've been active in the market throughout the pandemic.
Economics Report
REBGV Q3 2021 Housing Overview – Sales and listings trends
Friday, November 26, 2021
What do the latest sales and listings trends tell us about the housing market?
Economics Report
Metro Vancouver Jobs Report October 2021
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Positive employment trends, like falling unemployment and an increase in higher earning jobs, support rising housing demand, according to the Metro Vancouver Jobs Report published by REBGV Economist Keith Stewart.
Economics Report
REBGV Q3 2021 Housing Overview – Interest rate trends
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Will low rates continue or start to rise?
Economics Report
REBGV Q3 2021 Housing Overview
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Read this report that takes stock of what has happened in Metro Vancouver’s housing market within the pandemic and what we can expect in the months ahead.
Working with a REALTOR®
What’s the Disclosure form that REALTORS® are asking you to sign?
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Having professional representation is important when you’re looking to buy or sell a home. Realtors are required to inform you, up front, about your representation options. This is what the DORTS is for.
Working with a REALTOR®
COVID-19 safety protocols for REALTORS® remain in place for now
Friday, June 18, 2021
For the time being, current pandemic safety practices for Realtors and their clients haven't changed.
Taxes
What are the tax implications of building a laneway house?
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Before building a laneway home or buying a property with one, you should understand the tax implications of doing so.
Working with a REALTOR®
What is the MLS® and how does it benefit you?
Monday, December 28, 2020
The Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®), owned and operated by REALTORS®, is the most powerful real estate marketing system in the country.
Working with a REALTOR®
What you need to know about home showings during the new phase of COVID-19
Friday, November 20, 2020
Read why safety remains the top priority for Metro Vancouver REALTORS® during today’s pandemic.
Working with a REALTOR®
Open houses are going virtual to help flatten BC’s COVID curve
Friday, November 6, 2020
The real estate boards, together with BC’s real estate regulatory bodies, advised REALTORS® this week to stop holding open houses given the worsening COVID-19 situation in our province.
Taxes
Empty Homes Tax put to good use – Vancouver creates affordable housing
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Four affordable housing projects in Vancouver are receiving grants totalling more than $8.7 million dollars – partially funded by Vancouver’s Empty Homes Tax. 
Working with a REALTOR®
Innovation Series: Changing behaviours for open houses
Thursday, July 9, 2020
Watch how REALTORS® are creating safe showing conditions during COVID-19.
Working with a REALTOR®
REALTORS® employ new tools, resources and practices to serve their clients in phase two of BC’s re-opening plan 
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
The real estate profession has been consulting with WorkSafeBC to develop and implement protocols for REALTORS® and real estate brokerages to follow.
Working with a REALTOR®
Adapting and innovating: How REALTORS® are guiding and advising their clients in today’s market
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Physical distancing requirements we’re all trying to follow isn’t the only change that COVID-19 is causing in the real estate market.
Working with a REALTOR®
What to expect when working with a REALTOR® today
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Shelter needs don’t go away during a public health crisis. That’s why the provincial government named REALTORS® as an essential service during today’s COVID-19 pandemic.
Working with a REALTOR®
How to work with a REALTOR® during the pandemic
Thursday, April 23, 2020
REBGV President Ashley Smith was on Global BC’s Open House to share how home buyers and sellers can work with their Realtor during COVID-19.
Working with a REALTOR®
Provincial government lists REALTORS® as an essential service 
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Find out what this means to you as a home buyer or seller.
Working with a REALTOR®
How to navigate today’s housing market given COVID-19 concerns
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
It’s important to talk with your REALTOR® and make decisions based on the latest guidance from local health experts and relevant government agencies.