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When the year started, forecasters didn't predict any major changes to mortgage financing or the real estate market. After several years of new qualifying regulations and government taxes to attempt to address skyrocketing property prices, 2020 should have been relatively stable and calm.
Sep 15 2020
Buying your first home can be confusing. When we talk about qualifying for your mortgage, we mean looking at the ratio of your debt vs. your income and seeing whether you will realistically be able to make mortgage payments.
As part of the State of Emergency in BC declared as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic the provincial government brought into effect a Residential Tenancy Order on March 30, 2020. This order details changes that apply to landlords and tenants with respect to rent, evictions, and access to the rental property. We've compiled what you need to know as a landlord about these changes.
In a continuing trend, British Columbia is still the least affordable region in Canada to live, led by Vancouver and Victoria. Vancouver is also the second least affordable city among major international housing markets, trailing only Hong Kong.
Feb 11 2020
Your home renovation is the key to your dream home. Unfortunately, the road to that dream has a construction zone, and you'll need to find a way through it. Living through a renovation can be relatively easy if you have the option to live away from your home for an extended period of time, but that's not possible for most people. If you're going to be living in the middle of your reno, here are our top 5 tips for survival: