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House Construction Up 5.9 per cent in December

Posted by on Jan 11, 2010 in Blog

According to the latest real estate market news released by Ottawa: House construction rose more than expected in December as Canada’s real estate market continued to show signs of recovery. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. said Monday the number of seasonally adjusted housing starts were up 5.9 per cent from November, to 174,500 units. Most economists had expected an increase of between 160,000 and 165,000 units in December, following an upwardly revised 164,800 starts the previous month. According to CMHC data, urban starts were up 6.6 per cent to 157,100 units in December, CMHC said in its report. Multiple-unit starts totalled 77,700 during the month, up from 72,800 units in November, while single-unit starts totalled 79,400, up 6.4 per cent from the previous month. Urban construction was up 17.8 per cent in Quebec, 15 per cent in Atlantic Canada,...

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Why BC Luxury Real Estate Appeals To Investors (Part Two)

Posted by on Oct 21, 2009 in Blog

Yet, despite the small share in total residential sales, the luxury real estate market boasts properties with the highest price tag in the country. The high price of the luxury real estate in British Columbia is usually associated with a particular lifestyle or recreational appeal. In this sense, British Columbia boasts many natural beauties and the vast oceanfront access to the Pacific. This has made the province highly attractive to homebuyers and property investors seeking lifestyle-associated leisure properties. Most demanded have been oceanfront or lakefront properties and condominiums with a view and access to the waterfront. Kelowna, which is located on the Okanagan Lake, has been attractive for its recreational and tourism appeal. In the Greater Vancouver area, the most exclusive locations include Point Grey, UBC, Point Grey Road, Shaughnessy, West Vancouver’s Altamont, Dundarave, and British Properties (with upscale...

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Tax Issue with Non-Residents of Canada To Sell Real Estate Vancouver

Posted by on Sep 4, 2009 in Blog

As I deal routinely with non-resident investors wanting to sell Canadian real estate assets, I would like to shed some light on this otherwise somewhat arcane subject. DISCLAIMER: please note that the following essay is presented solely for general information purposes, it is not intended to be legal advice or purported to be as such, it may or may not apply to your particular situation and that I strongly recommend – in fact I urge you – to discuss this topic in-depth further with your lawyer, notary, conveyance or accountant – and not necessarily in this sequence – if a need there be. If you are a non-resident involved in the selling of Canadian real estate assets that you own, you should be aware of the applicable provisions of the Income Tax Act to avoid problems when the time...

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Fees Associated With Buying or Selling Real Estate in Vancouver

Posted by on Sep 2, 2009 in Blog

Especially to the real estate first time buyer, it is very important to get familiar with all the fees related to buy and/or sell real estate in Vancouver,...

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Welcome to Angelhome Vancouver Real Estate Blog

Posted by on Aug 30, 2009 in Blog

Hi there, I am so happy to meet you on my real estate blog! Feel free to comment on this video and share it to your friends and...

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