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BC Government Offers Assistance for First-Time Buyers

On January 16, 2017 the BC Government will start to receive applications for its new ‘Homeowner Mortgage and Equity Partnership program’ to “…assist residents of British Columbia who are eligible first-time homebuyers by providing repayable down payment assistance loans”. “The B.C. HOME Partnership program will meet the buyer’s contribution up to 5% of the home’s […]

Sticker Shock and Looking Forward to 2017

The BC Assessment notices that homeowners have seen likely came as shock to some. But what needs to be understood is that a large increase in your property assessment will not automatically translate into a big increase in your property taxes. Property taxes are actually affected by comparing the average change in your city to […]

Presenting: “The Smithe” at Smithe and Cambie

Yesterday I had the pleasure of a first opportunity visit at a fabulous new development “The Smithe” at Smithe and Cambie. I absolutely love the elegant, sophisticated finishings – extremely high quality. This building has great walkability, and AMAZING views from option D. To get a glimpse, download this PDF here, and call us to […]

Faith’s Opinion on Shaughnessy Heritage Conservation Area

Photo courtesy of: Heritage Vancouver Society This is a very critical decision that may affect an individual homeowner’s perception of what their homes may be worth now. As always, there are many threads to this discussion: The desire to retain our Vancouver heritage, retain a sense of community, retain our neighbourhoods. More and more, I […]

New Rules Change Metro Vancouver’s Housing Market

Restrictions usher in a more disciplined environment. The third quarter of 2016 saw a series of moves by the different levels of government adding restrictions to residential property transactions, and even encroaching on the rights of property owners. The changes began with the B.C. government changing regulations on real estate contract assignments – triggered by […]

Softening in Housing Sales not Surprising or Scary

The downturn in Metro Vancouver housing sales that we have been tracking over the past few months is not surprising and should not be alarming. After many months of record-setting sales increases, it is only natural that a peak would be reached. We have seen similar cycles in the past and will certainly experience them […]

Q4 2015 – Exclusive Real Estate Statistics

  Our exclusive monthly analysis is the most comprehensive report of its kind. Featuring statistical analysis and thoughtful insight for 3 property types (Single Family Detached, Townhouses and Condos) across all Vancouver, North Vancouver, Richmond and South Surrey & White Rock neighbourhoods, it is a must-read for anyone considering buying or selling real estate on […]

Faith speaks about the year ahead with the Vancouver Sun

The year ahead: Challenges and opportunities Business leaders talk about what B.C. can expect from its top sectors in 2016 Vancouver Sun January 1, 2016 In British Columbia’s tech sector, executives and entrepreneurs fret over finding enough talent to fill the jobs going wanting in a hot environment while in mining, consolidation and cost containment […]

Market Information – South Granville Speculation Selling

Whole blocks of houses may be for sale on south Granville, but city hall has no plans to allow Cambie corridor-style development along that street, head planner Brian Jackson said last week. “We’ve made it clear we’re not interested in opening up that area,” he told NRU in an interview. “We’re doing everything we can […]

FWG hosted a very successful Spirit of Giving Charity Campaign

Faith Wilson Group is happy to report a very successful end to their “Spirit of Giving” charity campaign for the SPCA’s Charlie’s Food Bank and the Union Gospel Mission. A total of $416 worth of pet products was donated by employees and their families for Charlie’s Food Bank, followed by Faith matching and exceeding these […]

 

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