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Sept. 12, 2021

Housing Affordability and Home Buying are Hot Topics in the Federal Election

Affordability, lack of supply and mortgage rules are making it more difficult for many Canadians to own a home. As REALTORS®, unfortunately, we see this too often.

Before you vote, check out the federal party platform issues related to home buying, and the REALTOR® affordability ideas at REALideas.ca

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May 20, 2021

First-Time Home Buyer Incentive | Updated 2021

The 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 qualify ...

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April 11, 2021

Canadian Bank Regulator Proposes Higher Mortgage Stress Test Level for Uninsured Mortgages

The Canadian bank regulators, Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI), are proposing a higher stress test level in order to curb the hot market and ensure that buyers do not over extend themselves if mortgage rates increase.

If the change is approved, it's currently scheduled to come ...

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Posted in Mortgage, News
April 7, 2021

BC Court Ruling Concerns New Westminster Developers and Investors

Condominium investors will want to keep an eye on condo rentals in New Westminster.

On March 30, the city won a BC Supreme Court ruling that cements B.C.’s first bylaw that allows retroactive rezoning of condos to rental units in six specific rental buildings. So far approximately 270 ...

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Posted in Investing, News
Nov. 14, 2020

Proud to be Top Real Estate Agents at Dexter Realty, Vancouver BC

We're proud to be among the top real estate agents for the second month in a row 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 ...

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Sept. 17, 2020

Proud to be Top Real Estate Agents

We're proud to be among the top real estate agents 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 forward ...

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June 8, 2020

CMHC Tightens New Mortgage Rules But Genworth and Canada Guaranty Won't Be Following Suit | 2020

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, CMHC announced they will be tightening their mortgage underwriting rules as of July 1, 2020. Interestingly, Canada's two other mortgage insurance companies, Genworth and Canada Guaranty, will not be following CMHC’s lead, according to Canadian Mortgage Trends, which is good news for home purchasers ...

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Posted in Mortgage, News
April 2, 2020

Best Vancouver Food, Grocery and Alcohol Delivery Services | 2020 & 2021

As many of us are staying home these days, we thought you'd enjoy this list of the best food and alcohol delivery services in Vancouver BC. The list includes companies delivering prepared meals (both cooked food and uncooked dinners, lunches and breakfast items), as well as, grocery and alcohol ...

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Posted in Community, News, Popular
March 27, 2020

COVID-19 Financial Support for B.C. & Canadian Residents

COVID-19 Financial Support Services for BC Canada ResidentsWe know many British Columbians and Canadians are experiencing financial and emotional strain due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, we wanted to help by sharing the following aid for mortgages, rent, hydro, finances and more (please feel free to forward this information to friends and family).

Homeowners & Landlords

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March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Canadian Deferred Mortgage Payment Plans

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, some homeowners may be able to defer their mortgage payments for up to six months. Contact your lender to see if you qualify.

For more details, contact your lender or visit:

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