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The Value of a Property Boundary Survey can be Priceless!

BC Real Estate News

Many rural and remote acreages are being purchased this year and lots of buyers are discovering that they need the professional services of a surveyor to begin the process of securing the land with gating and fencing and to plan out the location of new dwellings and outbuildings. A boundary survey adds value to your title, it allows the title owner to confidently create a land use plan and develop the acreage to add maximum value using the land in the best possible way.


Provincial policy changes that would make housing affordable without penalizing buyers or sellers.

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If the provincial government released another 2-3% of Provincial Crown Land into the private saleable holdings we would see an immediate and lasting impact on the real estate market as supply would increase dramatically and prices would stop their continued rise. The uplifting economic benefits of homeownership could continue to grow the economy and the province and its residents would actually benefit as a result instead of being continually penalized for a population growth issue that has been neglected by governing bodies in BC. The released crown parcels could be ear-marked for specific types of qualifying multi-unit and single family affordable housing which could actually be affordable!













B.C. home sales plateau as housing markets ‘stage strong recovery’

2020 residential real estate poised to be a “much more typical year” than recent activity, says B.C. Real Estate Association Joannah Connolly Glacier Media Real EstateJanuary 13, 2020 Following a slide in B.C. home sales that put total transactions in 2018 at 24.5 per cent lower than 2017, a flurry of activity in the second half […]





A back-up heat source is a must have to protect your property investment and it’s a great selling feature.

Nothing beats a great pair of wool socks for keeping you warm in winter, except a dual heating system that’s works even when the grid goes down. A back up heat source is not just for eccentric practical preppers, a short or long term grid down situation during the winter has the ability to put […]


Correcting BC’s Private Land Market with a Crown Land Release.

British Columbia has both an ever increasing population and a prevalent lack of saleable, privately owned land. BC’s population growth outpaced five other provinces and increased by 5.6 per cent over four years from 2011-2016. The provinces 4,648,055 citizen count has shown steady growth with an increase of between 5%-7% every 5 years since 2001. All those […]



Province to introduce cooling-off periods for home buying

“We’re not sure what ­problem they are trying to solve with this,” says Victoria Real Estate Board president2 days ago By:  Andrew Duffy The province’s ­announcement that it plans to impose a ­cooling-off period on home purchases took the industry by surprise and solves a ­“problem” that doesn’t exist, says the president of the Victoria Real Estate […]


Top western towns for real estate investors 2021-22

Western Investor’s annual forecast of top investor towns looks at five centres that are riding out the pandemic and look solid for investors into 2022Nov 3, 2021 12:01 PM By:  Frank O’Brien PreviousNext1 / 5 Victoria: industrial strata, such as this new project by PC Urban, is perhaps the best investor play in B.C.’s capital region. | PC UrbanExpand No. […]



Mortgage defaults remain very low, lenders say

Canadian Bankers Association says only 0.18 per cent of Canadian homeowners are underwater, despite record-high home high prices and mortgage debt 2 days ago By:  Frank O’Brien When COVID-19 led to business lockdowns and layoffs early in 2020, there was widespread concern of a looming spike in mortgage defaults.  Yet, despite a record rise in Canadian mortgage debt […]



Housing-market risk jumps to high in Canada government rating

Canada’s housing agency said the country is now at high risk of a sharp correction in home valuations as the continued appreciation in prices becomes unmoored from economic fundamentals. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. raised its market risk assessment to high from moderate on Tuesday, in a report showing both activity and prices remain near record […]


Billionaires battle over False Creek land deal

Billionaires battle over False Creek land deal Vancouver’s Concord Pacific squares off in court against Singapore-based investor Oei Hong LeongSep 23, 2021 7:15 AM By:  Chuck Chiang, Business in Vancouver The legal battle over the former Expo ’86 lands continued this month, when developer Concord Pacific Group appealed a court decision that awarded “special costs” in the […]





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