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What is a ‘renoviction’?

Many people likely haven’t heard the term before, but it’s a phenomenon that’ s becoming more common in British Columbia. A renoviction blends renovation and eviction together and some see it as a way to evict tenants who are paying rent below market values. In the west coast, there’s been outrage expressed by tenants who’ve […]

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What is tenant insurance?

When you invest in a property, one of your key concerns is making sure you find the right tenant to rent it out to. Going through the process of meeting up with prospective tenants, running criminal and credit checks and talking with the tenant’s references are an important part of getting to know the person […]

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What’s a bridge loan?

With Canada’s competitive real estate market, homebuyers are constantly on the prowl for a property gem that could either be their next home or an income property that can pay off in the long run. If you’re someone who’s selling your property while you’re looking, whether you’re upgrading from a starter home or downsizing from […]

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Are new purpose built rental buildings coming?

Concern has been expressed about an oversupply of new condos being built in some Canadian markets, but condominiums may no longer flood the housing market with developers exploring the possibility of building purpose built rental apartments. With the cost of housing becoming unaffordable for some Canadians, renting may be their only living option, which has […]

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Canada has less foreign condo investors than expected

With housing prices on an upward trend for years, one common explanation is that there’s been an influx of foreign investors affecting the real estate market. Recently, the CMHC published the rates of foreign ownership invested in Canada’s condo market in 11 major markets and the numbers might surprise you. Vancouver and Toronto, which are […]

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How to evaluate a real estate investment

If you’re looking to save money for your retirement, property can be a great investment vehicle to park your funds and have it grow over the years. But with the price of property reaching new heights over the years, you’ll want to carefully choose where you invest to ensure its growth. But if you’re new […]

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Your Landlord Is Selling The Property. Can You Be Forced To Move Out?

If your landlord is selling the property you live in, you have certain rights during the transaction, and you have certain responsibilities. Obviously, as a tenant, you’ll have many questions to ask. When will the sale take place? Can I find a similar residence? How long do I have to make a move? Probably the […]

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GST/HST new housing rebate application for owner-built houses

If you’re a property owner filling out a GST/HST new housing rebate application, it’s important to comply with all the guidelines, and provide all the requisite paperwork. You will be using the GST/HST new housing rebate application if you’ve built a brand new house, or if you’ve made a substantial renovation to your house. How […]

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