March 2017

price of home shopping in North vancouver

Posted on Mar 28, 2017 in North Vancouver Homes

What's happening to home prices and where are they headed?

REALTORS® are asked these questions every day by clients trying to understand whether it’s a good time to buy or sell.

To ensure you have the most accurate picture of home price trends, we developed the MLS® Home Price Index (MLS® HPI) together with the Fraser Valley, Calgary, Toronto, and Mo...

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escalating prices for north vancouver's apartments & townhomes?

Posted on Mar 27, 2017 in North Vancouver Strata

The MLS® Home Price Index (MLS® HPI) is a tool to measure home price trends in Metro Vancouver and other major markets in the country. The MLS® HPI was developed by five of Canada’s largest real estate boards – Greater Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal – and the Canadian Real Estate Association.

This MLS® HPI replaces the MLSLi...

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status of west vancouver apartment prices?

Posted on Mar 26, 2017 in West Vancouver Strata

The MLS® HPI is an alternative measure of real estate prices that provides a clearer picture of market trends over traditional tools such as mean or median average prices.

A mean average is the average price obtained by dividing the total dollar volume of sales by the number of sales.

To get a median price, all of the sales prices are arrayed in nume...

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the cost to buy a west vancouver home

Posted on Mar 25, 2017 in West Vancouver Homes

The MLS® Home Price Index (MLS® HPI) is a tool to measure home price trends in Metro Vancouver and other major markets in the country. The MLS® HPI was developed by five of Canada’s largest real estate boards – Greater Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal – and the Canadian Real Estate Association.

This MLS® HPI replaces the MLSLi...

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b.c. real estate tax calculators

Posted on Mar 24, 2017 in Tips



When property is purchased in BC, the potential amount of tax to be paid can vary greatly. This calculator will help determine the payable taxes by breaking down how much Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Property Transfer Tax (PTT) should be charged, less any PTT exemptions (for first-time homebuyers and/or newly-built homes), as well as any eligib...

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real estate terminology & definitions

Posted on Mar 19, 2017 in Tips


For your reference find below real estate terminology for real estate, mortgage and definitions for home buyers and sellers.  Click here to download a PDF.

ALR – Agricultural Land Reserve
A provincial zone in which agriculture is recognized as the priority use, farming is encouraged and non-agricultural uses are controlled.

Amortization
The number of ye...

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