February 2015

welcome to the year of the goat! happy new year! Or 新年快乐

Posted on Feb 18, 2015 in Community misc

If you were born in The Year of the Goat your lucky colours are brown, red, purple, your luck numbers are 2, and 7. Your luckiest flower is the carnation and the primrose.
Year of Birth: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027
Chinese New Year which is also called the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, officially begins on Thu...

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Competitive market for detached homes

Posted on Feb 14, 2015

In it's recently released monthly Market Update the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver conveyed 'The first month of 2015 saw home sales activity above historical norms.  While the number of homes listed for sale trended below typical levels. There were 1,913 sales in January. This is up 8.7% compared to last year. It was the highest selling Janu...

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influx of homes for sale

Posted on Feb 09, 2015 in West Vancouver Homes

Inventory of West Vancouver detached house listings at the end of this January (407) was
  • down -11.7% from the same month last year (461), 
  • up +40.3% from December 2014 (290) and
  • up +17.5% of the January ten year average inventory level (355).
So as you can see from the numbers above West Vancouver ended 2014 with low inventory which is not unusual for t...

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Home sales up

Posted on Feb 06, 2015 in North Vancouver Homes

North Vancouver detached house sale activity recorded through the MLS® system of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver numbered 67 in January 2015.  This was up +24.07% from January 2014 and +4.69% from December 2014.

House sale activity this January was running at above average levels (48) for the month over the past ten years.

The median home s...

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2015 Top grants and rebates

Posted on Feb 01, 2015 in Tips

 Home Buyers' Plan
Qualifying home buyers can withdraw up to $25,000 (couples can withdraw up to $50,000) from their RRSPs for a down payment.  Home buyers who have repaid their RRSP may be eligible to use the program a second time.

Canada Revenue Agency www.cra.gc.ca  Enter 'Home Buyers' Plan' in the search box.

GST Rebate on New Homes

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