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The End of Single-Family Zoning in Vancouver and all of BC

Posted on Jan 05, 2024

The single-family home, which for decades has been a symbol of the middle-class dream in Canada, will become less available with the recent new housing legislation the Province of British Columbia is introducing.

“B.C. isn’t building enough small-scale multi-unit homes that fit into existing neighborhoods and give people more housing options that ar...

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16 Government Grants and Rebates for Homebuyers & Owners

Posted on Dec 19, 2023

1. Home Buyers’ Plan

Qualifying home buyers can withdraw up to $35,000 (couples up to $70,000) from their RRSPs for a down payment. Must repay within 15 years. Eligibility to use the program a second time: home buyers who’ve experienced a breakdown in their marriage/common-law partnership and those who have repaid their RRSP. Can be used together wi...

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New BC Speculation & Vacancy Tax

Posted on May 07, 2019

The speculation and vacancy tax is a key measure in tackling the housing crisis in major urban centres in British Columbia, where home prices and rents have skyrocketed out of reach for many British Columbians.

The provincial government is taking action because people who live and work in B.C. deserve an affordable place to call home.The speculation...

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