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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.
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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.
Working with a REALTOR®
What’s the Disclosure form that REALTORS® are asking you to sign?
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
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.
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.
History
Memorable members: "Budge" Bell-Irving
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.
History
Snapshot 1966: Through Lions Gate
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.
History
Malcolm MacLean: Real estate pioneer
Thursday, January 31, 2019
In 1885, 40-year-old Malcolm A. MacLean was at a crossroads in his life.
Working with a REALTOR®
What is the MLS® and how does it benefit you?
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
The Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®), owned and operated by REALTORS®, is the most powerful real estate marketing system in the country.
History
REBGV celebrates its centennial in 2019
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.
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.
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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®.