Greater Vancouver Real Estate Market Report for October 2018

Here's a look back at real estate market statistics for Greater Vancouver listings and sales for October 2018 from Royal Pacific Realty. Subscribe to receive these directly in your inbox every month!MLS® HPI Benchmark Price for October 2018HPI stands for...

What foreign buyers need to know about taxes

Property in the Lower Mainland continues to attract investors world-wide. So it’s important for buyers to understand Canada’s tax laws. Here is a brief summary of information. Resident or non-resident? Under Canada’s income tax system, whether an individual is a...

Greater Vancouver Real Estate Market Report for September 2018

Here's a look back at real estate market statistics for Greater Vancouver listings and sales for September 2018 from Royal Pacific Realty. Subscribe to receive these directly in your inbox every month! MLS® HPI Benchmark Price for September 2018 HPI stands for “Home...

New powers for strata corporations to fine owners of short-term rentals

Strata corporations will have new powers to pass bylaws restricting or banning short-term rentals and fine non-compliant owners or residents up to $1,000 a day because of changes to the BC Strata Property Regulation. The goal is to help strata corporations deal with...

Tips to help sell your home

Are you thinking of selling your home? Before your Royal Pacific Realty Realtor® begins showing your home, you'll want to ensure it’s in tip-top condition. An attractive, well-kept home typically has a better chance of selling sooner. Minor exterior and interior...

Holiday selling makes good sense

Good will and holiday cheer makes this season a great time to sell your home. Here’s why: Christmas buyers are serious buyers. While there may not be as many home buyers looking, those who are looking are serious. These include those relocating from out of town who...

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Vancouver approves new regulations for short-term rentals

Vancouver city council approved new regulations for short-term rentals of less than 30 days, on November 14, 2017. As of April 1, 2018, property owners and renters will be permitted to advertise the short-term rental (less than 30 days) of their principal residence on...

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Autumn selling makes good sense

Autumn is here and children and university students are back in class. Autumn can be a great time to get the best value for your home. Here's why: Autumn buyers are serious. While there may not be as many buyers looking, the buyers who do visit open houses are...

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What’s a home sale worth to the economy?

The real estate industry is a key economic driver in British Columbia Each time a home changes hands, the transaction generates significant spin-offs, creates jobs and keeps our communities growing. In 2016, 39,943 homes changed ownership in the Board’s area,...

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Port Moody takes off

Metro Vancouver is growing - and our population is expected to increase by1.1 million by 2041. Sleepy Port Moody, a waterfront community of 35,000 set on the picturesque east side of Burrard Inlet, has been discovered thanks to the Evergreen Line which makes commuting...

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Tax implications of vacation homes

Tax implications of vacation homes It’s happened to many of us. You spend a gloriously relaxing weekend or week out of town, at Whistler, Pender Island or even in downtown Vancouver. You find yourself thinking, “Maybe we should buy a place here and get away more...

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Buying a Vacation Property

You spend a fun, relaxing weekend out of town, at Whistler, on a Gulf Island, or in downtown Vancouver. You find yourself thinking, “Maybe I should get away here more often.” This is where a Royal Pacific Realty Group REALTOR® can help. We can provide market...

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