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Feb 20, 2024

What Homeowners in BC Need to Know About the 2024 Property Assessments

The 2024 property assessments have been released, and many BC homeowners are curious about their implications. This blog post will guide you through the key points, explain your rights and responsibilities, and highlight where to find crucial information online. Understanding Your Assessment Notice Most homeowners can expect a change in their assessment value within a range of -5% to +5%….

Feb 5, 2024

Navigating the First Time Home Buyers’ Program in British Columbia

Are you dreaming of owning your first home in British Columbia? The first time home buyers’ program might be the key to making that dream a reality. This initiative aims to ease the burden of property transfer tax for eligible individuals, providing either a full or partial exemption. Let’s delve into the details to see if you qualify and how to navigate the process. Who Qualifies? To be el…

Jan 29, 2024

Certificate of Excellence

I am thrilled to share the exciting news that I have been awarded the Certificate of Excellence for an incredible five years in a row, spanning from 2020 to 2024! This prestigious recognition places me among the top 3 notary public services in North Vancouver. This prestigious recognition, awarded by ThreeBestRated, is a result of a meticulous evaluation encompassing customer reviews, rating…

Jan 20, 2024

A Practical Guide to Buying and Selling Homes in British Columbia (BC)

Embarking on the journey of buying or selling a home in British Columbia (BC) involves various considerations. In this guide, we’ll explore key factors that can significantly impact your experience, ensuring you are well-informed and prepared for this significant life event. Consumer Protection: The BC government is dedicated to safeguarding the interests of citizens involved in real estate …

Jan 5, 2024

New Affordable Homes for First Nations in Merritt

New Affordable Homes for First Nations in Merritt In a significant step towards addressing housing needs, a 52-unit development is underway in Merritt to provide more affordable rental homes for First Nations families, elders, and youth. The project, supported by the B.C. government’s $19-billion housing investment, aims to create a positive impact on the community by offering accessible and…

Dec 30, 2023

A Snapshot of Canada’s Current Real Estate Landscape

Amid the usual slowdown in seasons, recent reports from the Canadian Real Estate Association bring good news – home sales have held steady month over month. With the Bank of Canada sticking to a 5% target rate and lenders dropping fixed rates over the past few weeks, it seems Canada’s housing market is heading towards stability. Buyers and sellers are in a bit of a wait-and-watch mode, antic…

Dec 20, 2023

A New Era for Document Authentication: Simplifying the Process for B.C. Residents

Are you tired of the cumbersome process of authenticating public documents for international use? Well, there’s good news for residents of British Columbia (B.C.)! A more straightforward and cost-effective method is on the horizon, set to launch in January 2024. In May 2023, Canada made a significant move by joining the Apostille Convention, and the benefits for B.C. residents are about to b…

Dec 5, 2023

Securing Your Legacy: The Importance of Having a Will in British Columbia, Canada

Within life’s complex weave, threaded with uncertainties, having a will becomes a guiding beacon, offering assurance and control over one’s legacy. This legal document plays a pivotal role in ensuring that your wishes are respected and your assets are distributed according to your desires. In the context of British Columbia, Canada, where the legal landscape governs the execution of wills and t…

Nov 20, 2023

Vancouver’s 2024 Outlook – Anticipating a 7.6% Increase in Property Taxes

Brace yourselves for some tax talk in Vancouver. The city’s buzzing about a potential 7.6% property tax hike in 2024, as outlined in the draft budget ahead of the December City Council showdown. Now, it’s a tad lower than the 2023 increase but still a notch above the historical average. The City’s eyeing an average annual increase of 5% to 7% between 2024 and 2028, based on new revenue oppor…

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