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B.C. Government to Launch Registry of who owns Real Estate in Province

June 25th, 2018

The B.C. government is creating a new, publicly accessible registry of who owns real estate in the province. When established, it will be the first database of its kind in Canada.

The province is making the move in attempt to crack down on tax evasion through home ownership and is designed to improve transparency in the real estate market. Click here to read more

A lender discounts five-year variable mortgage rate amid heated competition

May 16th, 2018

TD Bank is looking to attract more homebuyers with a hefty discount to its variable mortgage rate as competition among Canada's biggest lenders heats up.

The Toronto-based lender decreased its five-year variable closed rate to 2.45 per cent, or 1.15 per cent lower than its prime rate, for the month of May.


TD's special rate offer comes roughly one week afte ...

Scotiabank Hikes Interest Rate

May 8th, 2018

Scotiabank has joined its Big Five banking peers in raising its benchmark fixed-rate mortgage rate.

Canada's third-biggest lender raised the posted rate for a five-year fixed-rate mortgage from 5.14 per cent to 5.34 per cent, effective Tuesday, while also increasing the posted rates for other terms.

Click here to read the full article.

Lost Lake Lodge OPEN HOUSE

April 20th, 2018
We will be holding an Open House at unit #222 in the Lost Lake Lodge (4660 Blackcomb Way) tomorrow Saturday April 21st between 12:00 - 2:00 pm. Please drop by or contact us for more info.

Access off 99 is Lorimer to Blackcomb Way.

Fully equipped with quality appliances and furnishings throughout, this stylish one bedroom unit has been beautifully renovated and offers heated tiles in the entry/k ...

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.

Click here to read the entire article.

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.

For more information, go to

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.
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