Real Estate Blog

Steady increases in home sale and listing activity continue in June

Home buyers and sellers have gradually become more active in each month of the COVID-19 pandemic. In June, home sale and listing activity in Metro ...

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Helpful Hints: Things You Can Do to Help Prevent Or Minimize An Emergency

Things you can do to help prevent an insurance claim or minimize damage

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What is the Home Buyers' Plan (HBP)?

The Home Buyers' Plan (HBP) is a program that allows you to withdraw from your registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs) to buy or build a qualifying ...

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Vancouver property tax notices in the mail this week with extended deadline

Many property owners will have received or will be receiving annual tax notices shortly. This year's tax payment deadline has been extended to Sept. ...

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WHAT IS A SECOND MORTGAGE?

This article is intended as a simplistic overview and information vehicle for people wanting to understand what second mortgages are about. If seriously ...

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Genworth (and Canada Guaranty) vs CMHC: Good for the mortgage industry

Canadians of all stripes were blindsided on June 4, when the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation suddenly revised certain key underwriting guidelines. ...

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FRASER VALLEY : Housing market activity picks up in the Fraser Valley as buyers and sellers adapt to the new environment

In May, Fraser Valley listings and property sales started to bounce back as REALTORS® helped their clients adjust to the new, necessary safety measures ...

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Home prices remain steady, buyers and sellers become more comfortable operating in today’s market

Greater Vancouver  home prices have remained steady since provincial health officials implemented physical distancing requirements in March.

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What to Know BEFORE You Start House-Hunting

As exciting as it is to start your journey towards home ownership (or even up- and down-sizing), there are a few things you should consider first.

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Ignore the gloomy forecast — property prices are not poised to decline 18%

Shaun Cathcart, senior economist at The Canadian Real Estate Association, talks to Financial Post’s Larysa Harapyn about the state of Canada’s real ...

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