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Yesterday, the provincial government announced a one-time refundable income tax credit first-time home buyers who purchase a newly constructed home, effective yesterday, February 21, 2012 through to March 31, 2013.


The credit is calculated as five per cent of the purchase price of the home up to a maximum of $10000, and includes detached houses, duplexes, townhouses, condos, mobile homes, floating homes and cooperative housing units where the HST is now payable. Only one credit can be claimed...

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   The province will transition back to the Provincial Sales Tax (PST), which will replace the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST), on April 1, 2013. Until then, the province has announced transitional rules for new homes which take effect April 1, 2012.


Note: This information is current to today, February 21, 2012 and has been verified with the Canada Revenue Agency, HST Branch. However, we have been advised that the information could change depending on HST rulings to come.


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Vancouver, BC – February 15, 2012. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that the dollar volume of homes sold through Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in BC dipped 7.6 per cent to $2.1 billion in January compared to the same month last year. A total of 3,976 homes traded hands on the MLS® over the same period, down 3.9 per cent. The average MLS® residential price was 3.8 per cent lower at $527,219 compared to January 2011.


"Increased market activity...

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OTTAWA — Canada's housing market will remain steady this year and through 2013, with home prices expected to rise moderately, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. said Monday


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   Greater Vancouver home sellers were more active than buyers in January and overall home prices, according to the new MLS® Home Price Index (MLS® HPI), continued to experience more stability and less fluctuation compared to the beginning of 2011.


The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver reached 1,577 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in January 2012. This represents a 4.9 per cent decrease...

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