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Blog by Betty Jarvis

10 Steps for Selling your Home

March 27th, 2013

Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you sell your home.

  1. Decide when to sell In real estate, timing can influence your home’s selling price. Factors like how quickly you need to sell, whether it’s a buyers or sellers market and seasonality all play a role in your home’s final selling price.
  2. Find a REALTOR® who is right for you The REALTOR® who helped you buy your home is a good place to st ...

Returning to the GST and PST

March 27th, 2013
On April 1, 2013, the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) will be replaced by the federal Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the BC Provincial Sales Tax (PST).


When does HST apply, and when does GST apply?

The 12% HST applies if the seller transfers either possession or ownership of a new home to the buyer before April 1, 2013.

The 5% GST applies if the seller transfers both possession and ownership ...