Blog by Evon Mayer

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HST for Dummies!

January 20th, 2010

HST rebate explanation for home buyers
The concept of HST scares many people and I am asked about this all the time. That being said I put together a simplified version of how this will affect you. HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) is a new tax being introduced next year (2010) that will greatly affect real estate. Previously we were charged 5% GST on new construction, plus property transfer tax (if ...

Interest Rates will Remain !!

January 20th, 2010

Interest Rates

Today (January 19th),the Bank of Canada met again to discuss the over night lending rate, and they chose to keep the rate at its current value and revisit the circumstances in three months. This means all you lucky people with LOC’s (line of credit’s) or VRM’s (variable rate mortgages) get to enjoy record breaking rates even longer. Are you about to purchase and can’t decide w ...

Real Estate Numbers are UP !

January 12th, 2010

Real Estate Numbers Up !!

2009 Building Boom Year !

January 12th, 2010

2009 Construction Boom

House Prices set to Surge- Province Jan. 8,2010

January 8th, 2010

House Prices set to Surge - Province Article Jan. 8.2010

2009 in Real Estate Review

January 6th, 2010


(Surrey, BC) - Results from Fraser Valley Real Estate Board’s Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) in December reflect the real estate story of 2009: recovery.

“In 12 months, we went from the worst January in 20 years to the third best December,” said Paul Penner, President of the Board. “Home buyers took Boxing Day shopping to new levels with so ...