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From the Globe and Mail, by Amy Fontinelle

 

Selling your home - especially if you've never done it before - can be surprisingly time-consuming and emotionally challenging. Strangers will come into your home and poke around in your closets and cabinets. They will criticize a place that has probably become more than just four walls and a roof to you, and then, to top it all off, they will offer you less money than you think your home is worth. With no experience and a complex, emotional transaction...

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The HST has been defeated and will revert back to old system by April/May 2013. How will the change affect you and real estate in BC? 

 

We don’t yet have all the information that we will to understand all the specifics of when the current tax will be applied versus individual PST and GST.  For example, when the HST was announced and still incoming, it counted towards services in the sale of a property (ie commissions) dependant more on when services were rendered rather than upon closing...

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What is the first-time home buyers' tax credit (HBTC)?

The HBTC is a non-refundable tax credit for certain homebuyers who acquire a qualifying home after January 27, 2009, that is - closing after this date.

 

How is the HBTC calculated?

The HBTC is calculated by multiplying the lowest personal income tax rate for the year (15% in 2009) by $5,000. For 2009, the credit will be $750. However, if the total of your non-refundable tax credits is more than your federal income tax, you will not receive...

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Real estate represents a significant portion of most people's wealth, and this is especially true for many homeowners in the United States. The average American has nearly one-third of his or her net worth tied up in real estate, translating to a valuation of nearly $20 trillion dollars for the entire market. The size and scale of the real estate market make it an attractive and lucrative sector for many investors. This article will look at some of the main factors that affect the real estate...

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While the balance between home buyer and seller activity remains in an equilibrium range in the Greater Vancouver housing market, last month’s home sale total was below the 10-year average for July.
 

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales of detached, attached and apartment properties on the region’s Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) reached 2,571 in July, a 14 per cent increase compared to the 2,255 sales in July 2010 and a 21.2 per cent decline...
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