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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.
Editorial
Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver issues statement on government reports on money laundering
Thursday, May 9, 2019
The BC government released reports today on the findings of two examinations into potential money laundering activities in the real estate market. Real Estate of Board of Greater Vancouver President Ashley Smith issued the following statement on the findings of these investigations.
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.
Fact Sheets
Secondary Suites fact sheet
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
This matrix 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
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.
Fact Sheets
Heritage homes fact sheet
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
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. Heritage is not just about age, it’s about authenticity. The real value is in a property that’s retained its original character, as well as its importance in the history of a place. Check out this fact sheet to learn more about how heritage status could affect your home.