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Legislation & Regulations
How mortgage stress test changes affects home buyers
Friday, February 21, 2020
The benchmark rate used to determine the minimum qualifying rate for insured mortgages, known as the “stress test" is changing.
Legislation & Regulations
Affordable housing a priority in Throne speech
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
In today’s Throne Speech, the BC government, building on it’s housing plan, promises to continue working to fix the housing crisis by building housing for people of all incomes, from people experiencing homelessness to middle-income families.
Legislation & Regulations
REALTORS® across Canada urge governments to reduce costs and remove barriers to home ownership
Thursday, September 12, 2019
REALTOR® associations from Canada’s largest real estate markets are calling on all levels of government to take meaningful action to make home ownership more accessible.
Legislation & Regulations
What is the beneficial ownership registry and how will it work?
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Property owners can no longer anonymously list companies, trusts, and partnerships. New provincial legislation establishes Canada’s first public registry of beneficial owners of BC property, and has new disclosure requirements.
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.
Legislation & Regulations
Federal budget 2019 – new initiatives for home buyers
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Federal Budget 2019 includes initiatives for first-time buyers, renters and measures to prevent tax non-compliance and money laundering.