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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?
Home Ownership
Asbestos exposure remains a risk in older homes
Friday, November 15, 2019
If you own, or are looking to buy, a pre-1990s home, and are planning a demolition or renovation, you’ll need to understand the risks of asbestos and the need to hire a qualified testing company.
Home Ownership
Know the rules when insuring secondary suites
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Having insurance coverage is vital. There’s a misconception among home owners that their existing policy will cover a suite. It doesn’t.
Fact Sheets
Property Transfer Tax fact sheet
Thursday, August 22, 2019
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. There are some exemptions. Learn how much PTT you need to pay by reading this fact sheet.
Home Ownership
Buying costs
Thursday, August 22, 2019
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.