Posts tagged with: bc government

Congratulation Joe Pearson – 50 years as a Realtor

Joe Pearson Celebrating 50 years as a Real Estate Agent   Joe Pearson knows a thing or two about real estate. He should, after all – he’s been a realtor for 50 years. Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board president Kim Heizmann recently awarded Pearson with a long-service pin. “We typically award, on average, 11 25-year pins each year. [&hellip

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Changes To Residential Tenancy Act – COVID-19

RESIDENTIAL TENANCY AGREEMENT CHANGED April 1, 2020 The BC Government recently announced a plan to support renters and landlords to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The plan includes changes to the Residential Tenancy Act. These will be in effect for the duration of the provincial state of emergency.  The Residential Tenancy Branch has resources [&hellip

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BC Housing Action Plan – Home Partnership Program

The BC Provincial Government announces program to help first-time home buyers In the wake of rapidly rising real estate prices in 2016 the BC Provincial Government announced a province-wide program to support first time home buyers entering the real estate market. Starting January 16, 2017, the Province will partner with first time home buyers, providing [&hellip

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New Property Transfer Tax – B.C.’s Real Estate Market

As of August 2, 2016, any home purchased in Metro Vancouver by a foreign buyer will be subject to the Property Transfer Tax (PTT), a new 15% tax by the B.C. government. The tax legislation is part of the B.C. government’s efforts to relieve pressure on Metro Vancouver’s overheated residential real estate market, and address low vacancy [&hellip

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