Friday, November 26, 2021
What do the latest sales and listings trends tell us about the housing market?
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Positive employment trends, like falling unemployment and an increase in higher earning jobs, support rising housing demand, according to the Metro Vancouver Jobs Report published by REBGV Economist Keith Stewart.
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Employment is now at around 1.5 million jobs in the Lower Mainland. What's next?
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Will low rates continue or start to rise?
Monday, October 25, 2021
The City of Vancouver’s real estate department has released a conceptual plan to redevelop city-owned land on False Creek.
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Read this report that takes stock of what has happened in Metro Vancouver’s housing market within the pandemic and what we can expect in the months ahead.
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.
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.
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Demand is beginning to outpace the supply of new homes coming on to the market in Metro Vancouver.
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).
Legislation & Regulations
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Federal Budget 2019 includes initiatives for first-time buyers, renters and measures to prevent tax non-compliance and money laundering.
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.
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.
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.