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HIGHER-PAYING JOBS, LEASING OPTIONS AMONG WAYS TO MAKE VANCOUVER HOUSING AFFORDABLE

BUILDEX CONFERENCE TO INCLUDE DISCUSSION ON AFFORDABILITY OPTIONS FOR PRICEY VANCOUVER Strategies such as long-term land leases and the deliberate preservation of industrial land to encourage high-paying jobs could be used to make paying for...

CAN THE PROPERTY TRANSFER TAX (PTT) BE FINANCED?

FINANCING THE PROPERTY TRANSFER TAX (PTT) If you’ve found a home you plan to buy, your REALTOR® will go over Closing Costs, including the Property Transfer Tax (PTT). The PTT is a provincial tax...

LANEWAY HOMES: A CREATIVE SOLUTION

VANCOUVER'S LANEWAY HOUSING INCREASES AFFORDABLE HOUSING WHILE MAKING TRADITIONAL NEIGHBOURHOODS EVEN MORE ATTRACTIVE AND LIVELY. Vancouver has grown into a city where the housing market can be tight. Finding rental housing or a home you...

VANCOUVER LEFT WITH A STIGMA OF BEING ONE OF THE MOST PROHIBITIVELY EXPENSIVE CITIES...

THE HIGH-WATER MARK OF VANCOUVER REAL ESTATE? Single-family home property values in the City of Vancouver for 2013. Red is under $1 million; blue is over $1 million. Areas with no colour are not zoned...

CMHC WILL NO LONGER INSURE SECOND HOMES AND SELF-EMPLOYED MORTGAGES WITHOUT INCOME VALIDATION

IMPORTANT NEWS IF BUYING A SECOND HOME OR SELF-EMPLOYED As of May 30, 2014, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is discontinuing mortgage loan insurance for buyers of second homes. CMHC is also making it...

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