[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?
In the case of Wilke v. Jeong, (BCSC 2017 2131) released two days ago, Madame Justice Warren of the BC Supreme Court ruled that the… Read More »The (Unexpected) BC Foreign Buyers Tax: Can it relieve a purchaser of her obligation to complete?
New Zealand’s new, 37 year old Prime Minister elect, Jacinda Ardern has just introduced legislation to ban home sales to foreigners. “Foreign ownership and a… Read More »Should Canada follow New Zealand’s lead and ban home sales to foreigners?
Fed up with the one-sided nature of pre-sale contracts, a group of disgruntled Langara West pre-sale buyers are challenging the status quo. This is yet another… Read More »Enough is enough! Pre-sale condo buyers seek justice