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Property Transfer Tax (PTT)

  • a New Housing exemption will apply to newly built homes or newly subdivided units priced up to $750,000, saving buyers up to $13,000; and
  • a partial exemption will apply on newly built homes priced $750,000 to $800,000.
  • a new 3% PTT rate will apply to the portion of a home sale that exceeds $2 million. For homes that sell for below $2 million, the PTT will continue to apply at a rate of 1% on the first $200,000 and 2% on the balance.

These changes will take effect on February...

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The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 5,831 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) last month, up 33.2 per cent from January of last year. Total sales dollar volume was $4.39 billion in January, up 69.1 per cent compared to the previous year.

 

Supply vs. Demand

 

The average MLS® residential price in the province was up 26.9 per cent year-over-year, to $752,906.

"The BC housing market continues to build on momentum from...

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A combination of high house prices and a drop in listings hasn't quelled the dream of homeownership and the Tri-Cities is seeing an unusually busy winter real estate market.

 

Tri-City real estate market shows no signs of cooling

 

"It's a supply and demand issue. It's not being driven on the local level in the Tri-Cities by foreign investments or that kind of thing. It's primarily local buyers and sellers and a lot of people that already live in the Tri-Cities," said Darcy McLeod, president of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver.

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Home buyer activity remains at near record levels across the Metro Vancouver housing market.

 

Greater Vancouver Housing Price Index

 

Residential property sales in Greater Vancouver totalled 2,519 in January 2016, an increase of 31.7 per cent from the 1,913 sales recorded in January 2015 and a 10.9 per cent decline compared to December 2015 when 2,827 home sales occurred.

 

Last month’s sales were 46 per cent above the 10-year sales average for the month and rank as the second highest January on record.

 

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