April 24, 2013
New property listed in Abbotsford West, Abbotsford
Categories:Abbotsford West, Abbotsford Real Estate
I have listed a new property at 17 31125 WESTRIDGE PL in Abbotsford.
Here it is! Kinfield: A collection of townhomes at Polygon's community of Westerleigh. Showcasing warm architecture with distinctive stonework and inviting entries to welcome you home. This 3 bedroom unit interior features an open layoutand gourmet kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances and warm laminate flooring. This unit has the luxury of a private deck looking out onto the greenspace. The tandem attached garage provides extra room for storage. Located in the growing West Abbotsford neighbourhood. Kinfield is minutes away from education, recreation and urban amenities. Plus take advantage of membership to Club West, Westerleighs 9000 SF clubhouse featuring a theatre, outdoor pool, playrooms and more.
April 18, 2013
Top 10 Luxury Home for Sale in BC (PHOTOS)
1. $9,400,000: 9344 Ardmore Dr, Victoria
2. $8,588,000:3485 Mathers Ave, West Vancouver
3. $20,000,000:2408 Halston Ct, West Vancouver
4. $16,800,000:2990 Palmerson Ave, West Vancouver
5. $10,999,000: 1069 Beach Ave, Victoria
6. $18,000,000: 525 Towner Park Road, Victoria
7. $10,900,000: 3480 Rippon Rd, Victoria
8. $10,180,000: 1393 Port Mellon Hwy, Gibsons
9. $8,900,000: 1075 Noble Road, Victoria
10. $12,800,000: 5612 Newton Wynd, Vancouver
source: MLS, Vancouver Sun
April 18, 2013
HST Out - Transition for Buyers and Sellers
Categories:HST out, BC home tax
Most BC residents will reap no tax savings if they postpone buying a home until the provincial government officially eliminates the harmonized sales tax and reinstitutes a provincial sales tax (PST) on April 1.
Homebuilders are hammering away at this message in an attempt to eliminate confusion among consumers, who wrongly believe that they will save tax if they wait to buy a new home.
“Builders are frustrated with the confusion in the public,” said Bob De Wit, who is CEO of the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association. “It’s a complicated issue.”
The PST transition will make the purchase of pricier homes cheaper. Cost savings on the purchases of new homes after the PST is re-instated April 1 will be limited to those priced above $850,000, said Mackay LLP director of income and commodity taxation Tom Baybutt. New homes are currently taxed the equivalent of 7 per cent – not the full 12 per cent HST – on the first $850,000. Every dollar above that threshold is taxed at 12 per cent.
After April 1, buyers of new homes will have to pay the 5 per cent goods and services tax (GST) and a 2 per cent transitional tax on the cost of their home regardless of how expensive it is. But the transitional tax kicks in only if the home’s construction is at least per cent complete. Builders of those homes are then reimbursed for the per cent PST that they will have to spend on the building materials that go into the homes.
Pre-sales and other homes that are at least per cent built after April 1 will not be subject to the transitional tax, and builders will not be eligible to apply for rebates on the per cent PST that they spend on building materials for those homes. (See infographic.)
The 2 per cent transitional tax will be phased out on March 31, 2015.
Real estate agents‘ fees for home sellers will also be lower under provincial sales tax regime. Baybutt pointed out that, after April 1, real estate commissions, which are subject to per cent HST, will be subject only to per cent GST.
The tax on legal fees, however, will not drop after April 1 because they are subject to the new PST. Condominium fees, such as move-in fees, are not taxable under either the HST or the future GST-PST system.
April 18, 2013
Homeowner Tips for Selling Your Home
Categories:Selling your home
I’d like to share with you 19 friendly tested tips I’ve learned to show your home to its best advantage. Some of them may be helpful to you and your home.
Soure: REW.ca , Shell Bussey
April 9, 2013
New property listed in Promontory, Sardis
Categories:Promontory, Sardis Real Estate
I have listed a new property at 46841 SYLVAN DR in Sardis.
Now priced to sell! Almost new 7 bed 4 bath home with spectacular views of the valley from all 3 levels. Plenty of decks and patio's for you to relax or entertain. Great finishings throughout in this 4000+ square foot home with a functional, floor plan, in-law suite, and a low maintenance yard. This one needs to be on your list, call today to book your showing!
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