Greater Vancouver Real Estate Market Report for January 2019

Here's a look back at real estate market statistics for Greater Vancouver listings and sales for January 2019 from Royal Pacific Realty. Subscribe to receive these directly in your inbox every month!MLS® HPI Benchmark Price for January 2019HPI stands for...

Real estate is still a great investment

How would you like to own an investment – your home - that increased in value more than three times (342%) in just under 20 years? That’s what would have happened if you had bought a home in Greater Vancouver in the year 2000.The benchmark sales price in December 2000...

CREA: Immediate Past President Andrew Peck Passes Away

  CREA: Immediate Past President Andrew Peck Passes Away It is with great sadness we are informing you about the passing of the Canadian Real Estate Association’s Immediate Past President Andrew Peck. He was 59. Andrew spent eight years serving as a Director for CREA...

Greater Vancouver Real Estate Market Report for December 2018

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

Holiday selling makes good sense!

Goodwill and holiday cheer can make this season a great time to sell your home. Here’s why: Christmas buyers are serious buyers.  Buyers looking during this time are known to be serious. They include soon-to-be residents relocating here from out of town and residents...

31 great cost-savings programs

Hi! Here are 31 terrific cost-savings programs that will save home buyers and home owners $$$$. Cost-Savings-Program-June-2017 All the best, Andrew Peck, vice-president and general manager apeck@royalpacific.com  

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Dealing with CRA on Residential Resale GST|HST Audits

Matt Beck of Grant Thornton, the author of this paper, is the accountant that Royal Pacific used in our recent GST audit, that we won. If anyone has clients that are being questioned about the applicability of GST exemptions for a new home purchase, they can call upon...

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What foreign property buyers need to know about taxes

Property in the Lower Mainland continues to attract investors world-wide. So it’s important for REALTORS’® clients to understand Canada’s tax laws to help them better avoid mistakes and pitfalls. Here is a brief summary of information relevant to REALTORS® with...

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Spring home selling = good sense in Metro Vancouver!

Spring is the time of year when home buyers get serious. It can also be a great time for a seller to get the best value for their home. Here's why: Spring buyers are serious buyers. They want to buy their home and take possession during the summer months, so they and...

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How to buy a sound strata property

If you're planning to buy a strata property there are resources and information available to help you make an informed decision. Resources BC Civil Resolution Tribunal is a free service if you have a strata dispute. Licensing and Consumer Services Branch at BC Housing...

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You can qualify for a mortgage when you’re self-employed

In BC, about 18% of the workforce is self-employed, according to Statistics Canada. Most work out of their homes. If you’re one of them and you’re thinking of buying a home, when you go shopping for a mortgage, you should be prepared since you'll be treated...

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