Dual Agency Rules Hit Home

    Last year, the NDP announced that they would be putting into place new real estate rules that aim to end the practice of dual agency in BC. While the change was meant to be implemented earlier in the year, backlash from the public pushed the start date to the 15th...

Big Changes for ‘Renovictions’

    Many prospective homebuyers look to the Okanagan not only for family homes, but also for potential rental properties. The Valley has plenty to offer for families and bachelors alike - and with more young professionals from the Lower Mainland choosing to make...

The Impact of Rising Interest

    With the Bank of Canada set to make a decision on interest rates this week, one thing that’s clear is rates will be raised. But, when will the new rates come into effect, and what does this really mean for the housing market? News outlets left and right are...

Dual Agency Law Changes

Michael Noseworthy, British Columbia's superintendent of real estate, has put in place changes that will see the end to dual agency. This practice, also called 'double-ending', is when one real estate agent represents both the buyer and the seller in a single sale....

BC’s Market at Center Stage

British Columbia's real estate market continues to turn heads as reports roll in analyzing the successes of 2016, as well as new activity surrounding the foreign buyer taxation regulations, and reports of a record-breaking February. The BC Supreme Court recently ruled...

Foreign Buyer Taxation Changes

In 2016, a new form of taxation was introduced by the Canadian government in an effort to slow down the rapidly inflating Vancouver housing market, which saw large amounts of foreign buyer activity. This week, new changes to this same foreign buyer tax will be...

Reviewing Mortgage Regulations

You may have heard that new mortgage regulations are coming to effect, and are probably asking how this might impact you as a buyer, seller, owner, or any combination of these. Well, here's a little summary to help clear things up for you. Currently, the best...

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