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REALTORS® acting with extra vigilance as COVID-19 caseload rises
Monday, November 2, 2020
With COVID-19 cases on the rise, REALTORS® are committed to adhering to the province’s latest physical distancing requirements and conducting as much of their business as possible in a virtual environment.
Home Buying
7 green ideas to consider when buying a home
Thursday, October 8, 2020
When looking for an eco-friendly home, here are some things to look for or put in place yourself.
Home Buying
Attending an open house? Here are seven things to expect
Monday, September 28, 2020
REALTORS® are now able to hold open houses with safety practices in place. Here's what you can expect during today’s period of physical distancing.
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A closer look at bank rates
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Home buyers with less than a 20 per cent down payment applying for a high-ratio mortgage with a regulated financial institution are typically offered a contract mortgage interest rate.
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. 
Market Trends
How has COVID-19 been affecting Metro Vancouver’s housing market so far?
Thursday, July 16, 2020
When the provincial government first declared a state of emergency for COVID-19, Metro Vancouver’s housing market saw a sharp decline in sales and listings. Find out what's happened since.
Market Trends
Innovation Series: Watch our video interview with BCREA Economist Brendon Ogmundson
Thursday, July 9, 2020
Brendon discusses the long-term impact of COVID-19 on the real estate market.
Home Buying
Watch part two in our video chat with Mortgage Broker Angela Calla
Thursday, July 2, 2020
Angela talks about how the mortgage market is evolving.
Home Buying
Private insurers aren’t following CMHC in tightening lending standards
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Two private insurers have announced they won’t be following the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation lead to tighten lending standards.
Market Trends
 Three questions with BCREA Economist Brendon Ogmundson
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
The arrival of COVID-19 slowed the housing market, leading some to suggest home prices will decline longer term. Are they right?
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Watch our Innovation Series video with Mortgage Broker Angela Calla
Friday, June 19, 2020
Angela discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic is changing the mortgage market and gives you helpful advice.
Home Buying
CMHC tightens lending standards, making homes less affordable
Friday, June 19, 2020
Effective July 1, 2020, it will be more difficult to buy a home if you’re a first-time buyer.
Market Trends
Why have Vancouver’s housing prices remained stable during the pandemic?
Friday, June 5, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has reduced activity in Metro Vancouver’s housing market since mid-March, but home prices have remained steady throughout the last 12 months.
Home Buying
Four questions with Mortgage Broker Angela Calla
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Read our new Expert Series of articles, starting with how lower interest rates will affect your mortgage, and preparing to apply for a mortgage.
Home Buying
What are the buying costs of a home?
Friday, May 22, 2020
If you’ve decided to buy a home, it’s important you understand all the costs involved in addition to the price you're paying for the property.
Home Buying
Real estate board strongly recommends REALTORS® refrain from hosting open houses
Thursday, March 19, 2020
With concerns about the spread of COVID-19, REBGV is strongly recommending its approximately 14,000 REALTOR® members refrain from holding open houses.
Market Trends
How will COVID-19 affect the housing market?
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Economists and elected leaders agree that the COVID-19 pandemic will cause economic activity to slow, which will likely impact the housing market.
Home Buying
How mortgage stress test changes affects home buyers
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
The benchmark rate used to determine the minimum qualifying rate for insured mortgages, known as the “stress test" is changing.