Recently, insurance companies have been in the news for increasing condominium deductibles and insurance premiums by huge amounts. In a new twist, this story causes… Read More »Condo Owners Beware: Some insurers are declining to renew strata policies
Despite the Mayor’s hyperbole that Vancouver’s decision to allow 4 story rental apartment buildings in residential neighborhoods is a “big deal,” it actually isn’t. In… Read More »More Smoke and Mirrors from the city of Vancouver on the Housing File
The Vancouver Empty Homes Tax proves to be a continuing cash cow, despite its limited success in driving more rentals into the market. Originally, the… Read More »The Vancouver Empty Homes Tax isn’t helping housing affordability; facing legal challenges
A busy month The October 2019 real estate market was 45% busier than last October, with 2,858 resale transactions – the most in any month… Read More »Metro Vancouver home sales surge 45% this October. Are price declines coming to an end?
What’s a stigmatized home? Basically, it’s a property which has a bad reputation based on a tragic event or circumstance which occurred in the home… Read More »The Last Word on Stigmatized Homes in BC
On February 28, 2016, the BC government changed the Strata Property Act to remove the requirement for a UNANIMOUS vote of the strata members to… Read More »Listing Your Strata Complex For Sale: Do You Need 80% Approval?
When to re-sell? I bought a pre-sale condo and it’s gone up in value. What if I assign the contract or just buy it and… Read More »How long until I can flip my condo? Pazder Law Corp answers:
That should never be the question; every strata owner should always insure. You may be thinking “Why? My strata property already has property insurance!” That… Read More »Strata Properties: “To Insure or Not to Insure?” That is the question