Well hello there!
If you’ve come to this site you may be looking for info on the local real estate market – what’s going on with house prices in Vancouver? Are they going up? down? permanent plateau?
Should you buy now? Move to the states? Invest in gold? Buy beanie babies?
Beats us! But we bet you have an opinion.
Now let’s see if you can discuss the local economy without devolving into angry racist screeds.
How’s the local job market? Where are prices going? What are you seeing out there?
Vancouvers empty home tax is bringing in some decent coin – almost $40 million in 2018.
If you believe in a vibrant vancouver and want to do your part to support it, you can own a home here and keep it empty – that extra tax income goes to support affordable housing and rent protections.
If you really want to go the extra mile, don’t report your empty home: Audits raises $22.1 million in taxes and fines from empty home owners.
Read more here.
Remember when the Olympic village was “the last waterfront” development available in Vancouver?
Looks like you might get one more chance at “last” if that’s what your looking for.
The Squamish nations plans to build up to 6000 new units by the water in Kits.
It’s the last Friday of the of the month, let’s do another free-for-all!
–Market healthy, will bounce back
–Seizing property and RSPs
–Helping BC Affordabiltity?
–Speculation tax info disclosure
So what are you seeing out there? Post your news links, thoughts and anecdotes in the comments below and have a fantastic weekend!
It’s the end of another work week and that means more news in the local economy and real estate world.
Let’s do our regular end of the week news round up and open topic discussion thread, here are a few links to kick off the chat:
–CRA looks to credit card receipts to find cash cheats
–No return of $2mil in money laundering case
–Burnaby tax on landlords
–Your real estate agent hates you
–Real estate market returning to equilibrium
So what are you seeing out there? Post your news links, thoughts and anecdotes in the comments below and have an excellent weekend!