The classification of Real Estate Markets are: *Sellers’ Market, * Buyers’ Market, *Neutral Market. By:  Priscila Yanez, Sutton WestCoast Cell:  604 355 4686   VANCOUVER BC:  What all of this means?? Real Estate Markets are affected by several and different factors, such as, mortgage rates, inflation, investment, construction between others, but also by factors like […]

FVHF will be launching Phase 1 of its operations via the planting, harvesting and selling hops from its 125 acre hop farm in Agassiz, British Columbia in February of 2017.

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Not For Rent (or sale) – City Population Starts To Vanish Into Ghost Town With Nearly 11,000 Vacant Homes – Vancouver City Report Who Cares?  The City of Vancouver released a report on the number of empty homes in the city, and they found nearly 11,000 units remain unoccupied, 90% of which are apartments. That […]

So what kind of help will Syrian Refugees get once they arrive in Canada? According to the Canadian Council for Refugees, government-assisted refugees can get some help through the federal Resettlement Assistance Program. By:  KENNETH CHAN   VANCOUVER – That support is generally available for up to a year. The maximum amount provided is $25,000 […]

The Real Estate Council of B.C. and the B.C. Financial Institutions Commission have appointed a powerful advisory committee to look into allegations of real estate licensee misconduct. Drawing deeply on the leaders of the B.C. Securities Commission, Central 1 Credit Union, Society of Notaries Public and others, the advisory committee has set a deadline of mid-April for an interim report and the end of May for a final report with recommendations. Carolyn Rogers, the Superintendent of Real Estate and the CEO of the Financial Institutions Commission, was appointed last week by the Real Estate Council of B.C. to look into allegations of “shadow flipping,” in which some real estate agents are using a little-known “assignment contract” to secretly flip properties for higher prices without the knowledge of their listing clients.

VICTORIA — British Columbia’s Liberal government is promising better opportunities for buyers to get into the housing market, but warns there is no single solution to soaring prices in some communities. In a throne speech read Tuesday in the legislature by Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon, the government said housing will be a key focus of its […]

According to a Centre for Immigration Studies report  between 5 and 30% of all marriages between Canadian residents and non-residents are shams, and statistically, few get caught. Traditionally men will pay for their bride to enter the country.  Now – the tables have turned earning between $100,000 – $500,000 to tie the knot (enough for […]

Racist? Landlord Accused Of “Getting Even” With Use Of Tuna Fish. – when Tenant comes home to find a foul smelling fish stench linger from her rented Richmond home. By: BC Housing News RICHMOND B.C. – Tenant / Landlord rights are in hot debate – when Arial Chan arrived home from work to find a foul […]

An unregistered Surrey mortgage broker has been ordered to stop offering financial services. A probe that also resulted in an investigation into her realtor husband for recommending his wife’s services. By Jason Proctor Mortgage Broker Surrey Financial Services Commission (FICOM) issued a cease and desist order against Ranminder Kaur Gill last month after she allegedly advised […]