Bank of Canada increases interest rate to 4.5%

Posted on Jan 25, 2023 in Real Estate News

After seven rate hikes last year, the Bank of Canada’s first interest rate update for 2023 is out. 

The Bank of Canada raised its key overnight lending rate for the eighth straight time Wednesday morning, but signalled its rate-hiking campaign could finally be over.

The central bank bumped the overnight rate up by 25 basis points — a quarter of a per...

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Canada's Foreign Buyer Ban Begins in January 2023

Posted on Dec 21, 2022

The federal government’s ban on new foreign ownership of residential property becomes law on January 1, 2023, disallowing anyone who isn’t a Canadian citizen or permanent resident from buying residential real estate for two years.

The Act restricts non-Canadians from avoiding the ban by using corporations or other entities to purchase residential pr...

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Bank of Canada Raises Rate Again to 4.25%

Posted on Dec 07, 2022 in Real Estate News

The Bank of Canada raised its benchmark interest rate by 50 basis points, to 4.25 per cent. The move was widely expected by economists, who were anticipating a rate hike of either 25 or 50 points.

Canada's central bank has raised its rate seven times this year in its fight to wrestle inflation into submission. In the process, the bank has taken its...

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New Home Buyer Rescission Period Coming January 3,2023

Posted on Dec 06, 2022 in Real Estate News

Home Buyer-Jeyhoon Mohammadi

New home buyer protection initiative set to come into force January 3, 2023. and its related regulations will give British Columbia buyers of most residential properties a rescission period, informally known as a "cooling-off" period, where buyers can change their minds within a prescribed period and cancel a contract of purchase and sale for resid...

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BC Government Removes Age and Rental Restrictions to Strata Title Properties

Posted on Nov 29, 2022 in Real Estate News

Downtown Vancouver-Jeyhoon Mohammadi-Real Estate News

On November 24, 2022, the BC Government passed amendments to the Strata Property Act which take immediate effect. There are two significant changes impacting REALTORS® dealing with strata properties, as well as their clients:  

  • all rental restriction bylaws are removed, except for bylaws restricting short-term rentals such as Airbnb or Vrbo, and  

  • al...

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Posted on Sep 15, 2022

Vancouver's Real Estate Market Update | Jeyhoon Mohammadi

Metro Vancouver’s housing market sees fewer home buyers and sellers in August 

Metro Vancouver’s housing market is experiencing a quieter summer season marked by reduced sale and listing activity. 

Residential home sales in the region totalled 1,870 in August 2022, a 40.7% decrease from August 2021, and a 0.9% decrease from last month.

Last month’s sa...

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