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Urban planning
Innovation Series: Housing supply and affordability with UDI
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Urban Development Institute (UDI) CEO Anne McMullin discusses the trends affecting housing supply and affordability in Metro Vancouver.
Home Buying
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.
Home Buying
Attending an open house? Here are seven things to expect
Friday, July 10, 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.
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.
Home Buying
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.
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.
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.
Home Buying
REALTORS® have helped 3 million Canadians use RRSPs to buy a home
Thursday, August 22, 2019
In the mid 1980s a group of Realtors came up with a novel idea: why not help first-time buyers by letting them use part of their RRSPs for a down payment.
Home Buying
How to get a mortgage when you’re self-employed
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
To increase your chances of qualifying as a self-employed borrower, you’ll need to be familiar with what lenders require and what questions they’ll ask.
Home Buying
Find your next home with Realtylink.org
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Realtylink provides a more modern online experience with enhanced search and filtering capabilities. Visitors can create a profile, save their searches and favourite listings. Search results can be organized in a map, gallery, or list-based view.
Home Buying
Choosing the right home starts with choosing the right REALTOR®
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Buying or selling a home is a significant financial decision. Your Realtor serves as your trusted advisor, guiding you at every step of the process. That’s why it’s important to take your time to choose the right Realtor for you.
Home Buying
What is an Offer to Purchase?
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
When you decide to buy a property, your Realtor will prepare what is known as an Offer to Purchase.
Urban planning
Missing middle housing: three ways to help make home ownership more affordable
Friday, October 12, 2018
Missing middle housing includes ground-oriented, multi-unit homes that don’t stand out in single-family neighbourhoods.
Home Buying
Finding a solid strata property
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
If you plan to buy a strata property, it’s important you work closely with a REALTOR®.