(March 09, 2017)
CRA has increased the threshold for the tax exemption rates for first-time homebuyers.The property tax exemption rate has been increased by $25,000. The scale goes from 100% tax exemption to 0%; homebuyers enjoy limits of $500,000 and $525,000 respectively.
This means you can keep up with the growing housing market with less limitation. (Remember, a 100% tax exemption is UP TO $500,000). It also me... read more
(March 01, 2017)
Positive first impression of a prospective home buyer means so much to the successful sale of your home that making a small effort to ensure a good impression can pay off with big returns. This checklist covers many of the little things that set a good example, from the outside…in.
♦ Keep lawns and hedges neatly trimmed, weed flowerbeds
♦ Clean out your garage or carport to show off its fu... read more
(February 20, 2017)
For first-time home buyers and for those returning to the real estate market, there is one golden rule to follow – and that is to “prepare before you purchase,” according to the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association (GVHBA).