“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

Events

The Canadian Federal government just announced their new Federal budget incentive that could help first-time homebuyers with their mortgage. This new incentive is to try to help the housing affordability crisis in many cities in Canada, such as Vancouver and Toronto. 


Home-buyers are still required to have at least 5% down payment for the home, but they would have a 10% incentive provided by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) if it's a new home, or 5% if it's a resale. 

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When it comes to real estate, there's A LOT of jargon in the industry. It can be quite overwhelming during your real-estate journey when you encounter all these unfamiliar words, which is why we're here to tell you the differences between all these types of property ownership. In Canada, there are 4 common types of property ownership which include:

  • Freehold
  • Leasehold
  • Strata 
  • Co-Op

Freeholds

Freeholds are the most common type of property ownership, and also the most popular. It's the...
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The BC government's Speculation and Vacancy Tax is finally here. This tax is part of the BC government's plan to ensure that housing is affordable for all citizens of British Columbia.

Goals of the Tax

Their main goal with this new tax is to:

  • Turn empty houses into affordable housing for BC residents
  • Raise revenue that will go towards creating more affordable housing 
  • Foreign/domestic investors who own residences in BC, but don't live in them

Exemptions

The government estimates that 99% or more...

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Throughout the year, we’ve seen quite a lot of beautiful homes and how homeowners decide to decorate them. We also did some research on what was popular this year and compiled a list of our 10 favourites.


1. Bold Typography

Have your favourite or an inspirational quote hang in your home to give you that boost you need to achieve your personal goals. Minimalistic yet meaningful.


2. Creative Ceilings

Most commonly in bedrooms, adding a ceiling wallpaper or painting it with an accent colour definitely...

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Seattle or “Emerald City” is currently the home to the headquarters of big tech companies such as Microsoft, Amazon, Tableau, Zillow, Big Fish Games, and many more. All of them concentrated within Seattle, Redmond, and Bellevue. 


Cost of living in Seattle is significantly lower than San Francisco and Silicon Valley. The median home cost carries the biggest factor in difference with Seattle being $761,800, while $1,331,100 in San Francisco. Additionally, with information provided from...

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