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305 5977 177B Street, Cloverdale, British Columbia

August 30th, 2009

I just finished uploading this Condo for sale, 305 5977 177B Street, Cloverdale, British Columbia

Top floor corner unit across from Fraser Downs. Spacious show suite w/large bright kitchen, elegant ensuite bath. European tiles, tilt and turn windows. Big balcony and gas fireplace. No worries here. Total building retrofit w/rainscreen in 2007.

305 5977 177B Street, Cloverdale, British Columbia

August 25th, 2009

I just finished uploading this Condo for sale, 305 5977 177B Street, Cloverdale, British Columbia

Top floor corner unit across from Fraser Downs. Spacious show suite w/large bright kitchen, elegant ensuite bath. European tiles, tilt and turn windows. Big balcony and gas fireplace. No worries here. Total building retrofit w/rainscreen in 2007.

HST to Boost Housing Costs

August 24th, 2009
Harmonized tax will boost housing costs, may reduce business costs    

When the BC government announced the new Harmonized Sales Tax (HST), which will come into effect July 1, 2010, they talked about how the new tax would encourage new business investment and create jobs by reducing costs to businesses.

For real estate companies, personal real estate corporati ...

CMHC Cautiously Optimistic

August 24th, 2009
CMHC cautiously optimistic    

According to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), the key factors currently driving Fraser Valley’s housing market are mortgage rates, the employment rate, population growth and demographics. And although consumers have pulled back on spending during this recession, BC’s economy and that of the Lower Mainland remain ...

18 3502 150A Street, South Surrey White Rock, British Columbia

August 19th, 2009

I just finished uploading this House for sale, 18 3502 150A Street, South Surrey White Rock, British Columbia

Welcome to the exclusive private oasis of Barber Creek Estates. This elegant 5 bdrm home has over 3000 spacious SF with rich hardwood flooring, gourmet kitchen, SS appliances and a beautiful walk-in pantry. The high ceilings, custom interio r paint and professional decor ...

1104 610 VICTORIA Street, New Westminster, British Columbia

August 14th, 2009

I just finished uploading this Condo for sale, 1104 610 VICTORIA Street, New Westminster, British Columbia

A great 2 bedroom and den in the heart of New Westminster's most striking heritage district. At the centre of the action with restaurants, shops & skytrain all within walking distance. Features include wood floors in the living, dining, den and second bedroom, granite counte ...

Real Estate fights for Buyer RE HST

August 10th, 2009

BCREA meets with Minister of Finance about proposed HST

On August 4, BCREA representatives John Tillie (President), Moss Moloney (Vice President) and Robert Laing (CEO) met with the Honourable Colin Hansen (Minister of Finance) to discuss the profession's recommendations on the new Harmonized Sales Tax (HST).

The recommendations were as follows:

  1. Keep costs associated with buying and sel ...

$20,000 Rebate - Not Enough

August 10th, 2009

$20,000 rebate barely softens soaring levies

 
 
By John Bermingham, The ProvinceAugust 9, 2009
 

 

Come July of next year, John and Mary Homebuyer could be feeling hosed rather than harmonized by the province's new tax.

In Vancouver, where the average new home sold for $896,792 this year, those lucky enough to afford one paid out $60,775 in taxes.

That i ...

Buyers Hammered - HST

August 10th, 2009

Builders, buyers hammered

 

HST will add thousands on to price of new home

 
By John Bermingham, The ProvinceAugust 9, 2009
 

 

For the Record (Aug. 10/09): A quote attributed to Peter Simpson of the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association in this story may have left the impression that people buying

“million-dollar-plus” homes would not be affec ...