B.C. property assessments for 2017 are now available online, and homeowners have been warned of big increases

(January 03, 2017)

 Tens of thousands of B.C. property owners have been warned about spiking 2017 assessments, and now they can check for themselves just what B.C. Assessment thinks their home is worth. 

One of the most valuable houses in B.C. — owned by former Lululemon CEO Chip Wilson — is now assessed at $75,821,000, up nearly $12 million over last year. Wilson's custom-built Point Grey Road mansion has topped the... read more.

Vancouver realtor probed for 'how-to' email on avoiding new property transfer tax

(July 29, 2016)

Blog entry content goes hereThe Real Estate Council of B.C. has told a Vancouver real estate agent to stop advising clients on how to avoid the proposed 15 per cent foreign buyers' tax announced earlier this week by the provincial government.The council is investigating Century 21 realtor Mike Stewart after he circulated an email to clients that describes how a foreign buyer of a pre-sale condo ca... read more.

New B.C. property tax for foreign buyers hurts province, say insiders

(July 29, 2016)

British Columbia's plans to dampen the influence of foreign investment in Metro Vancouver's scorching housing market with a new tax on foreign buyers is causing widespread panic and confusion, say industry insiders.Premier Christy Clark's Liberals are poised to adopt legislation that includes an additional 15 per cent property transfer tax on foreign nationals who buy residential real estate in Me... read more.

Vancouver Developer Wants to Sell Condos with Zero Down Payment

(May 05, 2016)

A Vancouver developer is hoping to sell condominiums with no down payment. Townline Homes plans to offer buyers 0% down payments on a new condo development in Port Moody, called The Strand, and the proposal has already been accepted by BC Housing. “With the ever increasing financial challenges for the average British Columbian to access home ownership in a central, amenity rich, transit oriented... read more.

March 2016 Market Update Video

(March 31, 2016)