* this is a brief commentary on the topic of BC’s newly proposed property registry. For more information, contact our office. How does owning a… Read More »BC’s New Property Registry 2019: A good idea?
On November 27, 2018, the speculation tax was passed in B.C. to, in the government’s words “target speculators who own residences in B.C. but don’t… Read More »The Speculation and Vacancy Tax – What the government isn’t saying
The BC government is announcing the creation what appears to be yet another make work project to create needless government jobs (doubtless for NDP supporters).… Read More »Canada’s first pre-sale register to crack down on flipping
This article suggests 5 things that the government could do to help housing affordability. 1. Longer amortizations are a good idea. They help buyers get… Read More »5 Ways the Government could Help with Housing Affordability in Vancouver BC
The short answer: YES! It has long been established that even where there is no contractual relationship, a real estate agent owes a duty to… Read More »Do Listing Agents Owe a Duty of Care to Prospective Buyers?
Those are the $64,000 questions which occupy the top of the charts these days. For the past 10 years foreign money has poured in to… Read More »Why are Metro Vancouver housing prices falling? When will this trend end?
A recent case in the B.C. Supreme Court, JBP Developments Ltd. v. Li, 2018 B.C.S.C. 209 provides a lesson to all realtors to take greater… Read More »A $6,500,000 sale goes up in smoke due to poor drafting!
“Foreign capital accounted for only 2.92% of Metro Vancouver real estate sales over 11 months” was the recent headline in the Georgia Straight earlier this… Read More »[Vancouver Real Estate]: How to lie with Statistics
Happy New Year! The big question is what is going happen this year in the housing market. Will prices continue to slide? Or will the… Read More »Vancouver Real Estate: What Will Happen in 2019?
“Uncharted Waters” reads the front page of the Vancouver Sun last weekend, with the comment that “insiders” say that there are signs that is a… Read More »Is the sky falling? Vancouver Real Estate Prices in 2019