Buying

March 30, 2023

Canadian Foreign Buyer Ban - Updated 2023

In order to curb rising home prices and prevent money from being "parked" in Canada, the government banned foreign buyers on January 1, 2023. Some exemptions applied such as permanent residents, temporary residents and students.

Original Foreign Buyer Ban

View CMHC's article of the original January release.

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March 26, 2023

First Home Savings Account & Other Home Buyer Rebates

We wanted to let you know about the new First Home Saving Account, and remind you of the Home Buyer's Amount Tax Credit, in addition to, other valuable home owner and buyer rebates and incentives.

First Home Savings Account

Qualifying first-time buyers can contribute up to $8,000 yearly ...

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Dec. 24, 2022

Top Real Estate Agents at Dexter Realty, Vancouver BC Canada

We're proud to be among the top real estate agents again at Dexter Realty! We love helping our clients buy and sell homes and always strive to offer the best service and advice. We'd like to thank all our clients for your support, business and referrals. We ...

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Aug. 14, 2022

Top Real Estate Agents at Dexter Realty, Vancouver BC

We're proud to be among the top real estate agents again at Dexter Realty! We love helping our clients buy and sell homes and always strive to offer the best service and advice. We'd like to thank all our clients for your support, business and referrals. We look ...

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May 20, 2021

CMHC First-Time Home Buyer Incentive | Updated 2023

The CMHC First-Time Home Buyer Incentive helps qualified first-time homebuyers reduce their monthly mortgage costs by the government contributing to part of the home purchase. Basically, it's a shared equity mortgage with the Canadian Government.

The government implemented changes in the Spring of 2021 to help more buyers to ...

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April 27, 2020

Minimum Mortgage Down Payment Requirements in Canada | Updated 2021

So, you're thinking of buying a home in BC, Canada and you're wondering how much money you'll require for your minimum down payment. Well, below are some general rules to get you started.

Canadians & Permanent Residents Working / Residing in Canada

Purchasing a Primary Residence

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April 26, 2020

Pros & Cons of the Most Popular Types of Homes in Greater Vancouver, BC Canada

British Columbia Canada, and more particularly Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, has a wide variety of property types for owners to choose from. Below is a list of the most popular styles of homes. Learn the difference between condos, townhouses, semi-detached properties, detached houses, laneway homes, duplexes, triplexes and ...

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Feb. 25, 2020

BC Strata Insurance Issues and Rate Increases

BC Condo Insurance Rates Increase

Strata owners in B.C. should plan for a significant rise in strata insurance premiums and deductibles.

You may have heard by now that strata insurance (the insurance to replace or repair a strata building including the unit you own), has faced challenges recently. There have been significant increases in ...

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Nov. 16, 2019

Vancouver Laneway House Definition, Benefits & Building Guidelines

What is a Laneway House in Vancouver, BC?

Laneway house building guideIn Vancouver, a laneway house is a small detached house in the back yard of a primary residential house. Typically they are built where the garage would normally appear. In Vancouver, they cannot be strata titled and sold separately.  Some lots ...

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Oct. 27, 2019

Gift from Our Clients!

Gift from ClientsWe just sold our client’s River District Southeast Vancouver 1 bedroom condo and helped them buy a new 2 bedroom home in South Marine, Vancouver BC.

We met them to give them a gift to thank them for their real estate service, and they surprised us with this wonderful gift ...

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