Breaking Down The New Short Term Rental Changes in BC

New Airbnb Changes in BC coming in 2024

This past week the Provincial Government released their proposed changes to short term rental properties in the province. This has left many homeowners upset and many buyers optimistic.  The first part of the new legislation will see a significant increase in fines for illegal operators. The penalty will jump from $1,000 per infraction, per day, […]

My House Hunting Super Power – Spotting The Hidden Potential

You’ve seen the shows on HGTV where they buy the ugliest house ever and 30 minutes later it’s straight out of West Elm and you’re like “I think I could do this!” What happens is, sometimes that potential is hard to spot. When you’re looking at multiple homes, you start comparing the ones filled with […]

How To Get Over The House That Got Away

Pull up a chair and come on in! I just brewed a fresh pot of coffee and I’m here to help relieve your house hunting blues. They say Real Estate Agents double as “therapists” for a reason you know!  You found THE ONE. You wrote THE OFFER; you created Pinterest boards full of inspo for […]

Three Levels of Government Focus on the Housing Market

Most of us pay attention to the news in some capacity. We have all glanced over recent articles about the changes in government policy geared towards the housing market. Our blog this quarter briefly outlines some of the policies. Federal Government Amendment to the foreign buyer ban The release of this policy last year had […]

A Decade of Renovations by Kate Gray

Prior to becoming a residential realtor, I was a commercial leasing agent, working mostly with shopping centres. My first big job in the industry was in Grande Prairie, Alberta, leasing at the local mall. I had originally moved up there to live with my new boyfriend, Brett. Around this time, I grew an obsession with […]

Economic Update For Buyers and Sellers

Bank of Canada The Bank of Canada raised the benchmark overnight rate to 3.25% this month. Over the past seven months, the overnight rate has moved from 0.25% to 3.25%. We are expecting at least one more rate increase before the end of the year, likely at the end of October. Current Economic Climate in […]