Blog by Patricia Houlihan - Personal Real Estate Corporation
Renting your home? We do Property Management!
- In your neighbourhood: visit our offices in Deep Cove or Downtown Vancouver
- We know the market, know the community and know how to protect your valuable asset
- Meticulous tenant screening and monitoring
- Licensed Property Manager, Realtor and Lawyer (helpful if tenant issues arise)
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To (just) LIST or to SELL...that is the question!
The market has slowed substantially over the past several months. Homes are being listed but many are not selling. Those that are still selling need to be priced right to get attention from buyers. If a home is attractively priced, and marketed well, there are still buyers out there willing to buy. We are still getting a lot of activity on ou ...
What's the deal with the School Tax?
A lot of people are asking me about the school tax-particularly as it applies to luxury homes...I won't get into the issue of whether we can really call a $3 million-dollar home in Vancouver "luxury" but here is the information from the Province's website. If you would like me to explain any issues or answer questions about it, please let me know.
More on Property Assessments: How to Calculate Tax Payable
Here is an article from the BC Assessment Authority which answers a question a lot of my clients have been asking about the tax payable on their homes this year.
The Property Tax Equation
BC Assessment determines the assessed value of your property based on a valuation date of July 1st of each year. Your assessment notice is maile ...
It's a SCARY market out there.... Interest Rates up....and Prices???
For several months now we have seen a combination of government initiatives implemented which have significantly reduced the number of sales we are seeing and significantly increased the time it is taking to sell homes. There have been a lot of listings but very few sales. In part this is due to overpricing for the curre ...