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.
Friday, October 16, 2020
Here are solutions offered by the three main parties as well as the BC Conservative Party which makes substantive housing related recommendations.
Thursday, October 8, 2020
If you have a household income under $120,000 and want to buy a home in Vancouver, a new proposal from the city – had it passed – might’ve interested you.
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Green homes are the future. By 2032 all new homes in BC will have to be up to 80 per cent more energy efficient than today.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Urban Development Institute (UDI) CEO Anne McMullin discusses the trends affecting housing supply and affordability in Metro Vancouver.
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.
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).
Friday, October 12, 2018
Missing middle housing includes ground-oriented, multi-unit homes that don’t stand out in single-family neighbourhoods.
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.
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.
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.