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Bank of Canada announces rate

December 6th, 2017
The Bank of Canada stuck with its trend-setting interest rate Wednesday _ but it offered fresh, yet cautious, warnings to Canadians that increases are likely on the way.

The central bank has now left the rate locked at one per cent for two straight policy announcements after the strengthening economy prompted it to raise it twice in the summer.

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Housing Market Facing Headwinds Despite Strong Economy

November 28th, 2017
Vancouver, BC – November 28, 2017. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) released its 2017 Fourth Quarter Housing Forecast today.
                        Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) residential sales in the province are forecast to decline 10.4 per cent to 91,700 units in 2018, after an expected 8.8 per cent decrease this year. A record 112,209 unit sales were recorded in ...

Whistler Blackcomb to Open Early!

November 15th, 2017
Whistler recevied over 86 cm's in the past 24 hours. (Snow depths measured at Pig Alley Weather Station 1650m (Mid-Mountain) on Whistler Mountain)
Whistler to open early this coing Friday November 17th, 2017.

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BC Home Sales Rise Despite Low Level of Supply

November 14th, 2017

BC Home Sales Rise Despite Low Level of Supply

Vancouver, BC – November 14, 2017. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 8,677 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in October, an increase of 19.3 per cent from the same period last year. Total sales dollar volume was $6.25 billion, up 41.6 per cent from October 201 ...

After rate hikes, Canadian housing braces for 'biggest rule change of all time'

September 8th, 2017
Interest rate hikes might be the last thing the housing market needs as sales in Toronto plunge and Ottawa considers even tougher measures for qualifying for loans.

It didn’t take long for the impact of rising rates to hit the market. People rushed to lenders Thursday to lock in contracts and get pre-approved mortgages after the Bank of Canada raised its overnight lending rate the day before ...

Adventures West Studio COMING SOON....

August 30th, 2017
We are putting the paper work together for a studio unit at Adventures West Riverside. Should be in the sysyem later today. Check back for more information and photogrpahy.

6818 Beaver Lane SOLD!!!

May 24th, 2017
I have just sold this beautiful classic Whistler Home for $505,000.00 over the asking price!

6818 Beaver Lane was listed at $1,695,000 and solf for $2,200,000.

First-time buyer’s interest-free down-payment program

January 11th, 2017

The new BC Home Owner Mortgage and Equity (HOME) Partnership program will begin accepting applications on January 16, 2016.

For a first-time homebuyer who has saved a down payment:

Increased home owner grant helps families with property taxes

January 10th, 2017

The Province is increasing the home owner grant threshold to $1.6 million, helping keep property taxes affordable for families and ensuring most home owners will continue to receive the full grant this year, Finance Minister Michael de Jong announced today.

“This is a 33% increase over last year,” said de Jong. “We are doing our part to help keep housing costs affordable for families. Local ...

BCREA Supports Public Protection and Consumer Confidence

June 30th, 2016

BCREA Supports Public Protection and Consumer Confidence

Vancouver, BC – June 30, 2016. BC REALTORS® want to see their clients’ interests protected and look forward to working with the new Superintendent of Real Estate.

“The vast majority of the 20,000 REALTORS® in BC do the right thing and we welcome a dedicated Superintendent of Real Estate to improve consumer protection in real estate tr ...

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