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The Real Estate Business in BC... - 05/23/10 10:47 PM
We have a professional and regulatory framework in BC that includes: Public Protection and Assurance, Professional Standards and Ethics, Business Practice and Professional Development. The Professional Standards Department mission is to raise members’ professional standards by promoting and nurturing ethical conduct, fair business dealings and exemplary cooperation between members. Once licensed, there is a requirement through completing Professional Development courses to attain 18 Professional Development Points (PDP’s) every 2 years in order to renew a licence. The Real Estate Council of BC (RECBC) reports that many in BC find the Real Estate Licensing Course difficult and either drop out or are (4 comments)
More Leaky Condo Woes... - 05/23/10 02:08 PM
Arrival of HST to add to leaky condo woes - by Wanda Chow - Burnaby NewsLeader - Published: May 19, 2010 Letter to the Editor, What a crock… 1. A provincial government spokesman said: “…the loan program delivered far more money than originally expected” This is because the government was completely inept at understanding the extent of the on-going multi-billion dollar leaky condo disaster, and through the government appointed board of the HPO, the portfolio has been completely mismanaged. 2. A provincial government spokesman said: “…the government more than met its commitment to help homeowners with the cost (4 comments)
Another “Buyer Beware” Seminar… - 05/22/10 03:07 AM
This popular free real estate seminar will provide you with insights to avoid pitfalls and ways to protect yourself as a buyer, whether first-time, up-sizing or down-sizing. “For anyone considering entering the real estate market we would highly recommend taking this seminar.” - Jim and Anna R. - Coquitlam Next Seminar: Saturday, June 5th. 10 until 12 noon. With all the responsibilities of buying and selling real estate, this need for risk management is crucial. The onus for property evaluation is always on the buyer whether pre-sale or resale. Registration: 604-937-4155 Location/map: Coquitlam Public Library - Poirier Branch (7 comments)
HPO Sponsorship Questioned... - 05/22/10 02:15 AM
Letter to the Editor - Re: “Builders showcase new homes this weekend” (The Times, May 14). Sponsorship Questioned - published May 20, 2010 The Homeowner Protection Office, and what little it did for homeowners, has been completely dismantled by Rich Coleman and his cronies. No-interest loans and PST rebates for leaky condo owners have ceased, and the costs to these victims will soon be increasing due to the HST. So while leaky condo owners, or any homeowners for that matter, don’t get one red cent for homeowner protection from the province, the HPO is now sponsoring the very industry responsible for (2 comments)
Why risk your business with an "Everywhere Specialist"? Choose a focused neighbourhood specialist for added value, unique advantages and results.
How far should your REALTOR® Go?
Via Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (AvenueOne Properties, Austin Texas Real Estate): What is a "Neighborhood Specialist"?
Recently, a friend and I were on a morning walk in my neighborhood, Lost Creek in the Eanes School District and noticed a new "For Sale" sign in the front yard of a home. As we passed the sign I saw a rider posted at the bottom (2 comments)
Port Moody and Coquitlam Homeowners to Pay More… - 05/01/10 11:53 PM
As Metro Vancouver’s regional transportation authority, TransLink plans to increase the portion it receives from property taxes collected by local governments so Port Moody and Coquitlam homeowners will soon be paying more; but still no Evergreen Line. Starting in July 2010 Metro Vancouver homeowners will pay 1.6% more on the TransLink portion of their property taxes. On a detached home with a benchmark price of $800,796, this increase amounts to approximately $4.82, bringing the TransLink portion of the annual property tax bill for this house to approximately $306.
Why the increase? Transit ridership is growing and so are operating costs. (0 comments)
(formerly the Adoxographist's Blog)
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John Grasty is a REALTOR® serving the Tri-Cities (Coquitlam - Port Coquitlam - Port Moody) real estate market.
Please check out John's website: http://www.RealEstateEvolved.com
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