Lots of Action on this one! Your search is over! Prime West side location on quiet street- just steps from Hampton Park with schools K-12 a short walk away! Big 4 bed home features real hardwood on main floor and covered deck overlooking X-Large private back yard with above ground pool & surrounding pool deck. Fully finished basement with 2nd kitchen could make easy self contained suite, or just enjoy the vast living space. Deep garage with 220 power for parking or workshop, plus RV parking to the side. Drive right into back yard if need be! Roof is just 2 years old. This is a fantastic home and the neighbourhood can't be beat!
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Luxury living at Falcon Gate! Fantastic 2 storey + basement townhouse with 2000+ square feet finished & generous room sizes- it feels like a house! Quality tile & laminate flooring. Granite countertops in kitchen & baths. Newer appliances & fixtures throughout. All 3 bedrooms upstairs are good sized, incl master with 4 pce ensuite bath. And to get away- there is nothing like a good basement. This one offers rec room great for kids and/or media room, with separate access to back patio. Parking is a dream- DOUBLE GARAGE + 2 PARKING IN DRIVEWAY. Excellent complex with newer roof and hard to beat ULTRA CONVENIENT LOCATION- close to schools, parks, transit & everything! Family & pet friendly- be quick to view! OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY 16TH 1-4 PM
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Open House! Sunday April 17, 2-4 PM ROCKWELL PARK BY WALLMARK - Quality built 2 story plus unfinished basement home in one of the best family areas of Maple Ridge. Awesome GREAT ROOM floor plan w/ vault ceilings & high 6 window wall looking out over back yard & PROTECTED GREENBELT. Granite kitchen w/ island, pantry & newer appliances. Gorgeous hardwood floors! 4 LARGE BEDROOMS UP. Master features soaker tub ensuite & big W/I closet. Full height unfinished basement w/ ample windows, separate access and roughed in plumbing. This home is in fantastic condition and it overlooks Alexander Robinson Elementary playground toward the Golden Ears Mountains! Convenient location right by transit routes, and a short walk to Save On Foods, Starbucks, McDonalds & Subway. Come see for yourself. It's a beauty!
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ONE OF A KIND HATZIC BENCH BEAUTY perched on a hill, w/ inspired architecture, and gorgeous Valley views. Must be seen to be appreciated!! At approximately 2900 sq.ft, w/ 3 bdrms, 3.5 baths, and on large 0.83 acre lot. This 2 storey plus basement home features bright, inviting layout, and post and beam design. Walk into the living room w/ high vaulted ceilings, an abundance of natural light through huge windows, beautiful wood floors, and a floor to ceiling stone-faced f/p. 2 bdrms on main, and loft and private master bedroom up w/ WI clos and fantastic ensuite. Bright, maple kitchen. Enjoy the outdoors on any of your 5 decks, and take in the views while listening to the bells of the Abbey. Close to parks and schools. A MUST SEE!!
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1) Home Buyers’ Plan
Qualifying home buyers can withdraw up to $25,000 (couples can withdraw up to $50,000) from their RRSPs for a down payment. Home buyers who have repaid their RRSP may be eligible to use the program a second time.
Canada Revenue Agency www.cra.gc.ca. Enter ‘Home Buyers’ Plan’ in the search box.
2) GST Rebate on New Homes
New home buyers can apply for a rebate of the federal portion of the HST (the 5% GST) if the purchase price is less than $350,000. The rebate is up to 36% of the GST to a maximum rebate of $6,300. There is a proportional GST rebate for new homes costing between $350,000 and $450,000.
Canada Revenue Agency www.cra.gc.ca. Enter ‘RC4028’ in the search box.
3) BC New Housing Rebate (HST)
Buyers of new or substantially renovated homes priced up to $850,000 are eligible for a provincial enhanced New Housing Rebate of 71.43% of the provincial portion (7%) of the 12% HST paid to a maximum rebate of $42,500. Homes priced at $850,000+ are eligible for a flat rebate of $42,500.
4) BC New Housing Rebate (HST) for Secondary Vacation or Recreational Homes
Buyers of new or substantially renovated secondary or recreational homes outside the Greater Vancouver and Capital Regional District priced up to $850,000 are eligible for a provincial enhanced New Housing Rebate of 71.43% of the provincial portion (7%) of the 12% HST paid to a maximum rebate of $42,500. Homes priced at $850,000+ are eligible for a flat rebate of $42,500.
5) BC New Rental Housing Rebate (HST)
Landlords buying new or substantially renovated homes are eligible for a rebate of 71.43% of the provincial portion (7%) of the 12% HST, up to $42,500.
6) BC First-Time New Home Buyers’ Bonus
First-time new home buyers may be eligible for a one-time grant equal to 5% of the purchase price of the home, or if you are building a home, 5% of the land and construction costs, up to $10,000. The bonus is based on the net income of the home buyer. This program ends March 31, 2013.
7) BC Property Transfer Tax (PTT) First-Time Home Buyers’ Program
Qualifying first-time buyers may be exempt from paying the PTT of 1% on the first $200,000 and 2% on the remainder of the purchase price of a home priced up to $425,000. There is a proportional exemption for homes priced up to $450,000.
BC Ministry of Small Business and Revenue
8) First-Time Home Buyers’ Tax Credit (HBTC)
This federal non-refundable income tax credit is for qualifying buyers of detached, townhome, apartment condominiums, mobile homes or shares in a cooperative housing corporation. The calculation: multiply the lowest personal income tax rate for the year (15% in 2011) x $5,000. For the 2011 tax year, the maximum credit is $750.
Canada Revenue Agency
9) BC Home Owner Grant
Reduces property taxes for home owners with an assessed value of up to $1,285,000. The basic grant gives home owners:
a maximum reduction of $570 in property taxes on principal residences in the Capital, Greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley regional districts;
an additional grant of $770 to rural homeowners elsewhere in the province; and
an additional grant of $275 to seniors aged 65+, those who are permanently disabled and war veterans of certain wars.
BC Ministry of Small Business and Revenue www.rev.gov.bc.ca/hog or contact your municipal tax office.
10) BC Property Tax Deferment Programs
Property Tax Deferment Program for Seniors.
Qualifying home owners aged 55+ may be eligible to defer property taxes.
Financial Hardship Property Tax Deferment Program.
Qualifying low-income home owners may be eligible to defer property taxes.
Property Tax Deferment Program for Families with Children.
Qualifying low-income home owners who financially support children under age 18 may be eligible to defer property taxes.
BC Ministry of Small Business and Revenue
11) Canada Mortgage and Housing (CMHC) Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program (RRAP) Grants.
This federal program provides financial aid to qualifying low-income home owners to repair substandard housing. Eligible repairs include heating, structural, electrical, plumbing and fire safety. Grants are available for seniors, persons with disabilities, owners of rental properties and owners creating secondary and garden suites.
1.800.668.2642 | 604.873.7408
12) Home Adaptations for Independence (HAFI)
A new program jointly sponsored by the provincial and federal governments provides up to $20,000 to help eligible low-income seniors and disabled home owners and landlords to finance modifications to their homes to make them accessible and safer.
BC Housing www.bchousing.org/Options/Home_Renovations
604.646.7055 or toll-free 1.800.407.7757 extension 7055
13) CMHC Mortgage Loan Insurance Premium Refund
Provides home buyers with CMHC mortgage insurance, a 10% premium refund and possible extended amortization without surcharge when buyers purchase an energy efficient mortgage or make energy saving renovations.
14) Energy Saving Mortgages
Financial institutions offer a range of mortgages to home buyers and owners who make their homes more energy efficient. For example, home owners who have a home energy audit within 90 days of receiving an RBC Energy Saver™ Mortgage, may qualify for a rebate of $300 to their RBC account.
15) Low Interest Renovation Loans
Financial institutions offer ‘green’ loans for home owners making energy efficient upgrades. Vancity’s Bright Ideas personal loan offers home owners up to $20,000 at prime + 1% for up to 10 years for ‘green’ renovations. RBC’s Energy Saver loan offers 1% off the interest rate for a fixed rate installment loan over $5,000 or a $100 rebate on a home energy audit on a fixed rate installment loan over $5,000.
For information visit your financial institution.
16) LiveSmart BC: Efficiency Incentive Program
Home owners improving the energy efficiency of their homes may qualify for cash incentives through this provincial program provided in partnership with FortisBC and BC Hydro. Rebates are for energy efficient products which replace gas and oil furnaces, pumps, water heaters, wood stoves, insulation, windows, doors, skylights and more. The LiveSmart BC program also covers $150 of the cost of a home energy assessment, directly to the service provider.
17) BC Residential Energy Credit
Home owners and residential landlords buying heating fuel receive a BC government point-of-sale rebate on utility bills equal to the provincial component of the HST.
18 BC Hydro Appliance Rebates
Mail-in rebates for purchasers of ENERGY STAR clothes washers, refrigerators, dishwashers, or freezers.
19) BC Hydro Fridge Buy-Back Program
This ongoing program rebates BC Hydro customers $30 to turn in spare fridges in working condition.
20) BC Hydro Windows Rebate Program
Pay no HST when you buy ENERGY STAR high-performance windows and doors.
604.759.2759 for a free in-home estimate.
21) BC Hydro Mail-in Rebates/Savings Coupons
To save energy, BC Hydro offers rebates including 10% off an ENERGY STAR cordless phone. Check for new offers and for deadlines.
22) FortisBC Rebate Program
A range of rebates for home owners include a $50 rebate for upgrading a hot water tank, $300 rebate on an Ener-Choice fireplace and a $1,000 rebate for switching to natural gas (from oil or propane) and installing an ENERGY STAR heating system.
23) FortisBC Efficient Boiler Program
For commercial buildings, provides a cash rebate of up to 75% of the purchase price of an energy efficient boiler, for new construction or retrofits.
24) City of Vancouver Rain Barrel Subsidy Program
The City of Vancouver provides a subsidy of 50% of the cost of a rain barrel for Vancouver residents. With the subsidy, the rain barrel costs $75. Buy your rain barrel at the Transfer Station at 377 W. North Kent Ave., Vancouver, BC. Limit of two per resident. Bring proof of residency.
Other municipalities have similar offers.
25) City of Vancouver Greenest City 2020 Pilot Home Energy Loan Program
The City of Vancouver in cooperation with Vancity, FortisBC, BC Hydro and Natural Resources Canada offers access to loans for energy retrofits including heating systems, insulation and air sealing. The Home Energy Loan from Vancity is a 12 month pilot program that will end October 21, 2012. For more information attend a workshop (see third link below). The goal is 500 homes, and loans are offered at 4.5% fixed rate over 10 years. The program also helps with accessing grants from the federal ecoENERGY program, the provincial LiveSmart BC program and FortisBC.
26) Vancity Green Building Grant
In partnership with the Real Estate Foundation of BC, Vancity provides grants up to $50,000 each to qualifying charities, not-for-profit organizations and co-operatives for projects which focus on building renovations/retrofits, regulatory changes that advance green building development, and education to increase the use of practical green building strategies. The deadline for applications was January 23, 2012. If you are still interested in this grant, open the link and consider contacting Vancity to express your interest.
27) Local Government Water Conservation Incentives
Your municipality may provide grants and incentives to residents to help save water. For example, the City of Coquitlam offers residents a $100 rebate and the City of North Vancouver, District of North Vancouver, and District of West Vancouver offer a $50 rebate when residents install a low-flush toilet. Visit your municipality’s website and enter ‘toilet rebate’ to see if there is a program.
28) Local Government Water Meter Programs
Your municipality may provide a program for voluntary water metering, so that you pay only for the amount of water that you use. Delta, Richmond and Surrey have programs and other municipalities may soon follow. Visit your municipality’s website and enter ‘water meter’ to find out if there is a program.
Monday, May 4, 2009
VANCOUVER, BC – With more buyers and fewer homes for sale in recent months, the Greater Vancouver housing market has entered a more moderate and balanced state.
For the sixth consecutive month, new listings for detached, attached and apartment properties declined in Greater Vancouver, down 33.7 per cent to 4,649 in April 2009 compared to April 2008, when 7,010 new units were listed. The total number of property listings on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®), while slightly down compared to last month, remains unchanged compared to the same period in 2008.
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver totalled 2,963 in April 2009, a decline of eight per cent from the 3,218 sales recorded in April 2008, and an increase of 31 per cent compared to last month.
“We’re seeing greater balance in the housing market, as evidenced by a strong sales to active listings ratio of over 19 per cent,” Scott Russell, REBGV president said. “The result is a relatively stable market in which homes are being realistically priced.
“The bridge between buyer demand and housing supply is continuing to narrow, which, as we see, helps bring stability to home prices,” he said. “The trends in our housing market over the last couple of months offer a much more comfortable, historically normal set of conditions.”
Sales of detached properties declined eight per cent to 1,190 from the 1,293 detached sales recorded during the same period in 2008. The benchmark price, as calculated by the MLSLink Housing Price Index®, for detached properties declined 12.2 per cent from April 2008 to $675,268.
Sales of apartment properties in April 2009 declined 10.5 per cent to 1,179, compared to 1,317 sales in April 2008. The benchmark price of an apartment property declined 12.6 per cent from April 2008 to $340,203.
Attached property sales in April 2009 are down 2.3 per cent to 594, compared with the 608 sales in April 2008. The benchmark price of an attached unit decreased 9.7 per cent between April 2008 and 2009 to $431,759.
Bright spots in Greater Vancouver in April 2009 compared to April 2008:
||- up 59.5 per cent (193 units sold from 121)|
||- up 69.6 per cent (39 units sold from 23)|
||- up 17.9 per cent (132 units sold from 112)|
||- up 46.3 per cent (98 units sold from 67)|
||- up 29.2 per cent (84 units sold from 65)|
For more information please contact:
Craig Munn, Assistant Manager of Communications
Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver
Phone: (604) 730-3146