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New public transit routes will connect Vancouver to Sq...

You could soon be taking a public transit bus from Metro Vancouver to Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton. BC Transit is looking at the possibility of connecting Vancouver and the Sea-to-Sky corridor with public transit service. The areas are currently only connected by private bus companies and seasonal float plane routes. The inter-regional transit network is part of BC Transit’s Sea-to-Sky Transit Future Plan project …

BC Budget 2017: BC’s First-Time Home Buyers Get ...

The BC government is raising the threshold for the first-time buyer Property Transfer Tax exemption to $500,000 from $475,000, finance minister Mike de Jong announced February 21 in the 2017 Budget Announcement. The partial exemption threshold has also increased to $525,000 from $500,000. The changes will now affect more first-time home buyers by exempting, or partially exempting, those buying between $475K and $525K, and …

Lower Lonsdale Plans: Cultural District of the North S...

The city of North Vancouver has always been a bit of a second sibling to Vancouver.  North Vancouver is morphing from sleepy bedroom community to would-be Brooklyn. The groundbreaking ceremony for the long awaited new home for Presentation House Gallery (renamed Polygon Gallery in a nod to its lead donor), Canada’s largest non profit independent photography gallery, speaks to North Vancouver’s ongoing renaissance. The …

Here’s how to apply for BC’s first-time ho...

You’ve heard about it since December, but it’s finally real – now BC residents can get a loan to help them buy their first home. The provincial government has invested more than $700 million in the BC Home Owner Mortgage and Equity (HOME) Partnership, which will provide up to a $37,500 loan to first-time home buyers. Applications for the program opened on January 16, and will be …

24 hours of Winter hosted at Grouse Mountain this Fami...

How often do you get the chance to watch the sun set AND rise from the top of a mountain? This Family Day Weekend in Vancouver (February 11 – 12, 2017) Grouse Mountain will be staying open for 24 consecutive hours of winter fun. There will be round-the-clock activities to keep you awake throughout the night including Skiing, Riding, Snowshoeing, Light Walk, Skating, Ziplining, …

Province to exempt those with work permits from foreig...

Premier Christy Clark said her government is planning to make changes to the foreign homebuyers tax, saying it will exempt those in Metro Vancouver who have work permits. Clark made the comments Sunday while speaking to reporters at a Lunar New Year event in Vancouver. “We’re going to lift the foreign owners tax on people who have work permits, who are paying taxes and …

Applications Open for 1st-time B.C. Homebuyers Loan

Applications are open for the B.C. government’s new Home Partnership program, which provides loans of up to $37,500 to help first-time homebuyers fund their down payment in the province’s pricey housing market. Those already hunting for their first home, however, should know the loans are not available right away — the closing date on a purchase must be after Feb. 15, 2017 for your …

A look back on 2016…

Stepping into 2017 I find myself taking a look back on this year. It has been a year of growth, hardwork and success. I wish I could personally thank each and every person who contributed to such an outstanding 2016. I hope to keep the momentum rolling into the coming year! My focus’s for 2017 are… Study the latest mortgage rules to help my …

NYE 2017

HERE IS A LIST OF PARTIES HAPPENING THIS NYE 2017 IN VANCOUVER: Concord’s New Year’s Eve Vancouver Fireworks Celebration What: This was Canada’s largest New Year’s Eve event last year, attracting over 80,000 attendees at its inaugural event. The free, all-ages event by the Vancouver New Year’s Eve Celebration Society includes a free festival on Canada Place Way with two outdoor concert stages, over …

North Vancouver Shipyards Christmas Market is back!

Are you looking to do something fun and festive this weekend while remaining on the North Shore? North Vancouver’s Shipyards Night Market will return just in time for Christmas, giving shoppers a dose of festive fun alongside an opportunity to enjoy some seasonal shopping. The Shipyards Christmas Market will bring back many of the vendors patrons have come to know and love from the …