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Home Ownership
Buying costs
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 Ownership
COVID-19 relief programs for home owners and renters
Friday, April 24, 2020
The federal and provincial governments are providing emergency aid for individuals to help you weather the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 Ownership
What you need to know about strata insurance rate increases
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Strata owners in BC are facing insurance rate increases of between 50 and 300 per cent this year, according to the Condominium Home Owners Association of BC.
Home Ownership
Paying property taxes? Save money with the Home Owner Grant
Friday, January 3, 2020
The Home Owner Grant reduces the amount of property tax you have to pay on your home as long as its your primary residence. Province-wide, 92 per cent of homes will remain below the threshold. Is your home one of them?