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check the exterior look of your home to sell the house fast. - 04/25/10 12:37 PM
Are you planning to sell your home this spring & summer? Spring real estate market is here. New listings for detached, attached and apartment properties in Greater Vancouver totaled 7,004 in March 2010. This represents a 60 % increase compared to March 2009, and a 52.1 % increase compared to February 2010 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®). (From Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver Stats. If you are selling your home this spring & summer, now check the exterior look of your home. First impression is always very important. If they don't like the exterior of your home, you'll never get (0 comments)
First Time Home Buyers Guide to Port Moody Real Estate - 04/21/10 04:34 PM
The area: Port Moody is the smallest of the so-called Tri-Cities and though the term has never been clearly defined, it is generally taken to mean the cities of Port Moody, Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam. It is located in the East End of the Burrard Inlet in Metro Vancouver and is bordered by Coquitlam to the east and the South and Burnaby on the west.Belcarra and Anmore villages lie to the north. Surrounded by mountains, water, and plenty of greenery, Port Moody is rapidly being recognized as a major centre for high-quality housing. It's approximately 27,000 inhabitants whose income is above (0 comments)
Go Green and Save 10% of mortgage insurance premium! - 04/19/10 04:49 PM
BC Hydro rates have just went up, and are going to go up even more over next several years. A Power Smart home is an energy-efficient home which saves 30% of energy usage (Gold Labeled home/EnerGuide rating over 80) than an average home in today's market. When you buy a Power Smart home or make energy-saving renovations, not only you will save on Hydro Bill, also you may be eligible for a 10% refund on their mortgage loan insurance premium from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). Here is the detail on CMHC site. http://www.cmhc.ca/en/co/moloin/moloin_008.cfm#CP_JUMP_145088 Or, these are the tips (0 comments)
A first-time home buyer’s guide to Fraser Valley real estate - 04/16/10 05:35 PM
Area: The Fraser Valley in south western British Columbia asked to that section of the Fraser River basin downstream of the Fraser Canyon. It is generally considered to commence at the town of Hope and the river then flows through the center of the Metro Vancouver region before reaching its end at Georgia Strait. When British Columbia and say "in the valley" they mean the region from Surrey and Coquitlam eastwards up to and including Chilliwack and Agassiz, about 80 km east of Vancouver. This is one of the most fertile agricultural regions in British Columbia and has in addition the (1 comments)
The City of Surrey continues to foster strong economic growth through capital investment and strategic partnerships, and focus on supporting the expansion and investment in clean technology industries, announced Mayor Dianne Watts in her State of the City Address. Watts unveiled Phase 2 of the City of Surrey’s Economic Investment Action Plan. The new six-point plan will reinforce Surrey’s position as a premier investment location and leader in the sustainability sector. “The recession has been a catalyst for change and we had to re-examine the way we conducted business,” added Watts. “With the lowest business taxes in the region, Surrey has (0 comments)
"Home sales activity strong through Olympic period" By Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver - 04/10/10 02:14 AM
The Greater Vancouver housing market continued to experience strong demand from homebuyers and an increase in total property listings in a month where the eyes of the world were focused on the region. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver totaled 2,473 in February 2010, an increase of 67.1 per cent compared to February 2009 when 1,480 sales were recorded and a 28.6 per cent increase compared to the 1,923 sales recorded in January 2010. More broadly, last month's sales totals marked a 7.6 per cent decline compared to the 2,676 sales (0 comments)
There are some Canadian federal government programs which assist home buyers and home owners. These are the popular ones.
Home Buyers' Plan (HBP) The Home Buyers' Plan (HBP) is a program that allows you to withdraw up to $25,000 (after January 27, 2009), from your registered retirement savings plan (RRSPs) to buy or build a qualifying home for yourself or for a related person with a disability. http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/tpcs/rrsp-reer/hbp-rap/menu-eng.html Phone: 1-800-959-8281
First-time Home Buyers' Tax Credit (HBTC) The HBTC is a new non-refundable tax credit, based on an amount of $5,000, for certain home buyers that acquire a qualifying (1 comments)
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