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HST & Residential Housing

December 30th, 2009

This information is correct as of today (December 30, 2009) but subject to change:

HST & Residential Housing


New Housing Rebate:

  • 71.43% of the 7% provincial component up to a maximum of $26,250 rebate for homes up to $525,000 
  • Homes above $525,000 would receive a flat rebate of $26,250 (i.e. it would not phase out as the PPT rebate does)
  • The PST embedded in new construction mat ...

1505 480 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC

December 29th, 2009

I just finished uploading this Apartment for sale, 1505 480 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC

R & R, Robson on Richards, like new 1 bedroom & den apartment, 3 year old highrise, NE corner with balcony, in the heart of downtown. Outlook to central library, Mount Baker, peek-a-book view to North Shore and harbour. Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Playhouse Theatre, yaletown, IGA marketplace, Ho ...

Oyama Sausage Company on New York Times

December 16th, 2009

It's official! Our little secret at Granville Island for the best charcutier anywhere has gone international. New York Times couldn't stop praising Oyama last Sunday. So is LA Times. Thumbs up to Mr. van der Lieck!

Holiday Feast

December 16th, 2009

For those of us who want to enjoy the holiday without labouring away:

Four Seasons Vancouver offers lovely meals starting now to New Year brunch. 

Sutton Place, as always, will have Turkey Express for us to enjoy a gourmet dinner at home, in addition to other festive dinners and brunches.

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver continues with traditional festivities, with "Griffins' to Your Table" to take home ...

November Home Sales Continue at Torrid Pace

December 16th, 2009

For immediate release 

November Home Sales Continue at Torrid Pace 

Vancouver, BC – December 9, 2009. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) residential sales in the province climbed 165 per cent to 7,182 units in November compared to the same month last year. Last month posted the highest number of MLS® residential sales for the m ...