If you have been a homeowner for a number of years, you are probably quite familiar with having to pay your property taxes and/or utilities every year. But everyone can benefit from a refresher.

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The Empty Homes Tax is a new tax on vacant or under-utilized properties within Greater Vancouver. We discussed the definitions and exemptions of this tax in an earlier blog post: The Empty Homes Tax in Vancouver.

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A new year, a new tax! If you own a residential property in BC, this will affect you. It is called the Speculation & Vacancy Tax.

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Alert, Vancouverites! There is a new tax you need to worry about – the Empty Homes Tax!

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The tax one must always consider when purchasing or acquiring any real estate in BC is the Property Transfer Tax. For our previous post on the subject, please click HERE

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When determining the type of mortgage that is best suited for you, one factor to consider is the Prepayment Penalty.

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When buying a newly built or substantially renovated home, one tax to consider is the GST.

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The tax one must always consider when purchasing or acquiring any real estate in BC is the Property Transfer Tax. For more information about what it is and how it is calculated, click on the following link:

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The tax one must always consider when purchasing or acquiring any real estate in BC is the Property Transfer Tax. For more information about what it is and how it is calculated, click on the following link:

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Choosing to buy strata property is becoming very popular in BC. According to the BC Government’s website, more one million British Columbians living in strata housing, although not all of these are owners. There seems to be, however, some confusion about what exactly strata housing is, and what the rights of strata owners are. At DBM, we have been providing expertise and answering questions for clients who are considering buying strata.

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Effective August 2, 2016, an additional property transfer tax applies to residential property transfers to foreign entities in the Greater Vancouver Regional District.

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