For Non Canadian Buyers

Who is a Non Canadian Resident? The term “resident” is not defined in the Income Tax Act, however, the courts have held “residence” to be a “matter of the degree to which a person in mind and fact settles into or maintains or centralizes his ordinary mode of living with its accessories in social relations,...

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Home Mortgage Guide

Pre-Approved Mortgages With a little information on mortgage types you will be ready to shop around for the best interest rate and mortgage that fits your individual needs. The most common types of mortgages are the Conventional Mortgage (which requires a 20% or higher down payment) and the High Ratio Mortgage (which could be 0%...

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Property Investors Program

If you are thinking of purchasing a property on Vancouver Island, or anywhere else in Canada, there are some terms and conditions that apply to the financing which are unique to U.S. or offshore investors. Property may be purchased as owner-occupied or for investment purposes. A person application (including name, marital status,...

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September Market Update

Summer is traditionally a slower time for real estate and 2012 was no different. Lower sales activity had several prognosticators predicting that Canada’s housing market would see a correction; however, to date, prices have remained relatively stable in most jurisdictions. In fact, Vancouver’s seemingly inflated Westside...

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For Non Canadian Sellers

Who is a Non Canadian Resident? The term “resident” is not defined in the Income Tax Act, however, the courts have held “residence” to be a “matter of the degree to which a person in mind and fact settles into or maintains or centralizes his ordinary mode of living with its accessories in social relations,...

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