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May 4, 2024

BC NDP Announces New Tenant Protections, Landlord Group Says Measures Will Hurt Renters in the Long Run

The BC NDP announced new legislation on April 2nd, 2024, aimed at increasing tenant protections in the province. However, the LandlordBC, a group representing landlords in British Columbia, is critical of the announcement, saying it lacks measures to support landlords and could worsen the housing crisis in the long term. The new measures include: Prohibiting landlords from charging extra…

Apr 20, 2024

Protecting Your Real Estate Transactions from Title Fraud

In recent times, the real estate industry has seen a significant rise in title fraud, affecting everyone from homeowners to industry professionals. With fraudsters employing increasingly sophisticated techniques, it’s become crucial for both buyers and sellers to be vigilant. Stewart Title has been at the forefront of combating this issue by educating the industry on detection and prevention st…

Mar 22, 2024

Understanding the BC Home Flipping Tax

In a bid to curb speculative activities in the real estate market, the British Columbia government has unveiled its latest initiative: the BC Home Flipping Tax. Announced as part of the Budget 2024, this tax aims to target income generated from the sale of residential properties within the province. If you’re a homeowner or investor in BC, understanding the ins and outs of this new tax is cruci…

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…

May 2, 2022

Money services businesses

Money services businesses (MSBs) must fulfill specific obligations as required by the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA) and associated Regulations, to help combat money laundering and terrorist activity financing in Canada. There are two types of MSBs that must fulfill obligations under the PCMLTFA: Canadian money services businesses and Foreign …

Apr 30, 2022

Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada

The Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) is Canada’s financial intelligence unit. Its mandate is to facilitate the detection, prevention and deterrence of money laundering and the financing of terrorist activities, while ensuring the protection of personal information under its control. Read more about the topics below … All FINTRAC guidanceStrategic in…

Sep 16, 2018

Home buyer demand stays below historical averages in August

The Metro Vancouver(1) housing market continues to experience reduced demand across all housing types. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 1,929 in August 2018, a 36.6 per cent decrease from the 3,043 sales recorded in August 2017, and a 6.8 per cent decline compared to July 2018 when 2,070 homes sold. Last month’s sale…

Sep 16, 2018

Commercial real estate sales down, prices up in the Lower Mainland

Thursday, September 13, 2018 The commercial real estate market in the Lower Mainland continued to see fewer transactions in the second quarter (Q2) of 2018 compared to recent years. There were 569 commercial real estate sales in the Lower Mainland in Q2 2018, a 16.3 per cent decrease over the 680 sales in Q2 2017, according to data from Commercial Edge, a commercial real estate system op…

Jul 31, 2016

Tight Market Conditions Prevail Around the Province

Vancouver, BC – July 14, 2016. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a record 12,906 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in June, up 14.3 per cent from the same month last year. Total sales dollar volume was $8.97 billion in June, up 25.7 per cent compared to the previous year. The average MLS® residential price in the provinc…

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