“You’re gorgeous, baby, you’re sophisticated, you live well…Vancouver is Manhattan with mountains. It’s a liquid city, a tomorrow city, equal parts India, China, England, France and the Pacific Northwest. It’s the cool North American sibling.” - The New York Times

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The original foreign buyers tax was brought into effect on August 2nd, 2016. It was introduced by the B.C government to impose a 15% tax on foreign buyers purchasing Metro Vancouver properties. The aim for the tax was to alleviate the housing affordability crisis by driving prices up for foreign buyers to decrease demand and speculation. With Vancouver was once again placing third for being the least affordable city in the world (for the sixth consecutive year), behind Hong Kong and Sydney. Reports...

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THE ULTIMATE SPRING CLEANING CHECKLIST:

 

We all look forward to spring, when the weather gets warmer and the days get longer. Along with that, spring also brings… spring cleaning!

While it might not be the most exciting task, doing a really thorough clean and clear-out will leave you feeling ready for the rest of a busy year.

Use this checklist to make sure everything gets done:

1. Vacuum Cleaner – Giving your vacuum cleaner some attention before you put it to work. Replace the...

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10 Cool Facts About Vancouver

Vancouver was recently ranked as the third most “livable place in the world” for its high standard of living and quality of life. While it is ranked as the 10th cleanest city in the world.

Vancouver has the 4th largest cruise ship terminal in the world.

Home to Canada’s longest pool. Measuring 137.5 meters (451 feet), it is nearly the size of three Olympic pools. This outdoor, saltwater pool is a major tourist attraction and is open year round.

Vancouver...

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BC Budget 2017: BC's First-Time Home Buyers Get a (Small) Tax Break

 

Having been sidelined in last year’s Budget, BC's first-time buyers will save some money on Property Transfer Tax – if buying a home priced between $475,000 and $525,000

 

The BC government is raising the threshold for the first-time buyer Property Transfer Tax exemption to $500,000 from $475,000, finance minister Mike de Jong announced February 21 in the 2017 Budget Announcement. The partial exemption threshold...

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There are markets in Ontario that have been tighter than Toronto this year? It takes how long to save up for a downpayment for a Vancouver home? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this roundup of surprising facts from BuzzBuzzNews’ coverage of the Canadian housing market this year.

 

1. Canadian homes made more in a year on average than the people living in them as of June Your home may be just sitting there all day, but on average it’s pulling in more than you are,...

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