Like the title to Mark Milke’s excellent book (well worth a read) suggests, Canadians –born under the colonial mantra of “peace, order and good government”… Read More »Tax Me I’m Canadian! A commentary on the latest Speculation Tax
With respect to the recent article in the Vancouver Sun regarding pre-sale assignments some clarification is in order. The media has recently coined the term… Read More »Presale Vancouver: Understanding the practice of flipping pre-sale condo contracts
“I can be late for a date that ’s fine, but he better be on time!”– Shania Twain, Any Man of Mine *tribute to Shania… Read More »‘Time of the essence’ clauses in Real Estate Contracts
Everything you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask about SUBJECT CONDITIONS in Real Estate Agreements
First off, “what is a subject condition?” It is a condition in a contract of purchase and sale which must be removed or waived by the… Read More »Everything you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask about SUBJECT CONDITIONS in Real Estate Agreements
[UPDATE: The Last Word on Stigmatized Homes in BC] There are many stigmatized properties all over the world. These properties are “stigmatized” due to circumstances… Read More »How to avoid buying a Stigmatized House
As I mentioned in previous blogs, there are at least 7 major risks associated with buying a pre-sale strata property in BC, summarized as follows:… Read More »“What do you mean, the price went up?” Risks of buying a pre-sale strata
I often advise my clients and their agents to never assume that anything in an MLS Listing is accurate. There is a disclaimer on the… Read More »Real Estate Tip #1: Never Assume Anything
The Vancouver Empty Homes Tax was signed by Mayor Robertson on November 16, 2016 for Class 1 Residential properties* located within the city of Vancouver… Read More »Writing an Offer to Purchase to comply with the Vancouver Empty Homes Tax
I wanted to share a story with you from Vancouver Sun: Douglas Todd: Explosive B.C. court case details seven migration scams It took the court… Read More »7 Migration Scams revealed in recent BC Supreme Court judgment (Fu v. Zhu BCSC 9)(2018)
Vancouver’s newest proposed Development Cost Charges; is there a democratic deficit in the city’s densification policies?
Yet another tax, in this instance called a “DCC” ( development cost charge ) is to be added to all new developments. This has been… Read More »Vancouver’s newest proposed Development Cost Charges; is there a democratic deficit in the city’s densification policies?