Step-by-Step Home Buying Process

Home Buying Process

Step-by-Step Home Buying Process If you are new to B.C. or a first-time homebuyer, buying a home can feel like a daunting experience. Over the years, my mentor (John Grasty) and I have developed a step-by-step guide to help simplify this process. 1. Choose a Realtor then Analyze Your Needs/Goals with your Realtor When it … Read more

In case you missed it, John talks Subject-free Offers with Global News

John Grasty Port Moody Real Estate

In case you missed it, John talks Subject-free Offers with Global News B.C.’s Hot Real Estate Market In May 2021, John Grasty talked to Global BC’s Anne Drewa about the rise in subject-free offers that are contributing to the hot real estate market in B.C. John is advocating for stronger buyer protection. Telling Global BC, … Read more

BC Property Assessment in 2021

BC Property Assessment in 2021

BC Property Assessment in 2021 While our minds have been clearly occupied with the pandemic and the political events south of the Canadian border, some of you may have been surprised to see the 2021 BC Assessment mail show up in your mailbox this week. If it slipped your mind with so much going on … Read more

Royal LePage Q4 2018 House Price Survey

Royal LePage Q4 2018 House Price Survey Royal LePage just released their 2018 Q4 House Price Survey results and the news is mixed. Phil Soper, President and CEO of Royal LePage, described the inflation as leading to “…dangerous overheating in our most populous regions” but noted that we are in a correctional cycle. Alex Macpherson … Read more

Unrepresented Parties in Real Estate – Beware

Unrepresented Parties

Unrepresented Parties in Real Estate – Beware Consumers who choose to conduct a real estate transaction without a real estate professional are soon to be known as “unrepresented parties”. Following the Independent Advisory Group Review for the Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate (OSRE), consumer protection has been reaffirmed as the priority in real … Read more

Principal Residence Exemption – 2016 Reporting Requirements

Principal Residence Exemption – 2016 Reporting Requirements For the 70% of Canadians who own a home, it is a place to live, raise a family, and connects them to their community. Due to Canada’s tax system’s Principal Residence Exemption, when we sell our homes, any increased value or “capital gains” are not taxed. This tax break … Read more

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