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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.
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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.
Fact Sheets
Cannabis fact sheet
Monday, March 22, 2021
Cannabis is regulated at the federal, provincial, and municipal levels. Here’s a summary of how it’s dealt with in Greater Vancouver municipalities.
Fact Sheets
Heritage Homes fact sheet
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
If a home is more than 60 years old, home owners may refer to it as having character merit or as “heritage”, regardless of how well it has been preserved or how much it has been altered over the years.
Fact Sheets
Tree protection bylaws and policies for private property owners
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Many local governments in Greater Vancouver have a bylaw or policy addressing tree removal, retention, pruning and damage on private property. This fact sheet is an overview.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Innovation Series: Changing behaviours for open houses
Thursday, July 9, 2020
Watch how REALTORS® are creating safe showing conditions during COVID-19.
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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.
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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.
Fact Sheets
Property Transfer Tax fact sheet
Friday, May 1, 2020
The Property Transfer Tax (PTT) is a land registration tax paid by a home buyer when a title is registered at the Land Title Survey Authority. Learn how much PTT you need to pay.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Fact Sheets
Secondary Suites fact sheet
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
This fact sheet provides a summary of bylaws and policies for secondary suites located within primary residences, auxiliary suites above garages, small garden suites, and coach houses (not laneway homes).
Fact Sheets
GST fact sheet
Thursday, September 6, 2018
The five per cent Goods and Services Tax (GST) applies to the sale of some home sales in BC. Find out if GST applies to you by using this handy fact sheet.
Fact Sheets
Licensing and Consumer Services fact sheet
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Licensing and Consumer Services is a branch of BC Housing, a provincial government agency, established to improve the quality of residential construction and strengthen protection for new home buyers. Learn more about Consumer Services in this fact sheet.
Fact Sheets
Mortgage Loan Insurance fact sheet
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Under the Canadian Bank Act, the federal government requires federally regulated financial institutions to insure high-ratio mortgages – less than a 20 per cent down payment – against default. Understand mortgage insurance by using this fact sheet.