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On July 28, the BC Liberal Government passed Bill 28 - the new Property Transfer tax - adding 15% to the price of all residential home and multifamily property purchases closing after August 2. The tax applies only to purchases by non residents of Canada (Asia, Europe, US etc), and does not apply to Commercial, Industrial, Farm etc properties. It only applies to properties in the Greater Vancouver Regional District, and does not include properties outside of that District, including Squamish, Whistler,...

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The Vancouver home sales market was extremely active - hot - for the 1st half 2016 and it was constantly in the News and top of mind for Buyers and Sellers throughout the City, and beyond. After the July 25 announcement on the 15% Non-Resident Buyer Tax by the BC Government, the market has also been top of mind and constantly in the news - for the opposite reason. 2016 is shaping up to be the Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde of Vancouver Real Estate markets, and looks unlike anything we have seen for a long time,...

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