Thursday, April 8, 2021
Before building a laneway home or buying a property with one, you should understand the tax implications of doing so.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
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.
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.
Thursday, May 9, 2019
The BC government released reports today on the findings of two examinations into potential money laundering activities in the real estate market.
Real Estate of Board of Greater Vancouver President Ashley Smith issued the following statement on the findings of these investigations.
Monday, April 15, 2019
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver partnered with other organizations to submit joint recommendations to the provincial and federal governments on April 15, 2019 on how to strengthen anti-money laundering measures in our province.
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Henry Pybus (H.P.) “Budge” Bell-Irving was one of our most storied members. In addition to the significant contributions he made to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver and the industry, he accomplished much outside of the profession.
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).
Thursday, March 14, 2019
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) would like to introduce REALTOR® Ashley Smith as its 2019/2020 president.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
It’s official—the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver turned 100 on March 13!
To mark this momentous occasion, we produced a video that celebrates our past while looking toward the future.
Friday, February 22, 2019
The Board first published Through Lions Gate: A Pictorial Tour of Greater Vancouver in 1966. It was the first four-colour pictorial book published in Canada and was dedicated to the citizens of Greater Vancouver.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
The deadline to complete the annual declaration to claim an exemption for the provincial government's Speculation and Vacancy Tax is coming up on March 31.
Thursday, January 31, 2019
In 1885, 40-year-old Malcolm A. MacLean was at a crossroads in his life.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) turns 100 this year! REBGV was founded as the Vancouver Real Estate Exchange on March 13, 1919.
REBGV has a history of pioneering initiatives that benefit real estate practitioners and the communities they serve across Metro Vancouver and the country.
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Capital gains taxes, first introduced in 1972, are charged on the difference between what you paid for an asset – for example, a stock, and what you sold it for.
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Navigating Metro Vancouver’s housing market can feel daunting, especially when market conditions are changing.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Property taxes in BC are due the first business day after July 1. If you buy a home at another time, you may have to pay a share of the year to avoid a penalty.
Monday, November 19, 2018
Metro Vancouver’s population is forecast to grow by 35,000 new residents each year, reaching 3.4 million by 2040. Supply problems will continue to escalate because of increasing population. To help solve this, we suggest putting the forecast $1.875 billion in PTT revenue to work.
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.