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GST On Home Purchases

November 9th, 2008

Until, or if, the federal government changes the GST, you will be required to pay it if you buy a new home that's newly constructed or substantially renovated.

The good news is that you may be eligible to claim a rebate for a portion of the GST or amount you pay on the purchase price or cost of building your new home if you meet one of the following:

  • You buy a new or substa ...

2009 BC Land Assessments

November 8th, 2008
Landcor Data Corporation Responds to the 2009 BC Assessment Freeze Announcement

NEW WESTMINSTER, BC, Nov. 7 The Government of British Columbia announced on November 1st, 2008 that the BC Assessment Authority will not be issuing new property tax assessments for 2009, but will lock in the 2008 assessed values. In this effort to "avoid confusion, anxiety and unnecessary assessment appeals" ma ...

The Informed Buyer-Seller Issue 11

November 5th, 2008
The Informed Buyer-Seller Issue 11

215 6888 SOUTHPOINT Drive, Burnaby South, British Columbia

November 4th, 2008

I just sold this Condo at 215 6888 SOUTHPOINT Drive, Burnaby South, British Columbia .

View this recently sold Condo or see all my home sales

Housing Price Decline

November 4th, 2008
Residential housing price decline
creates buying opportunities
VANCOUVER, B.C. – November 3, 2008 – Housing price reductions across Greater Vancouver over the last six months have eliminated price gains witnessed in the first quarter of 2008.
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential benchmark prices, as calculated by the MLSLink Housi ...