BC SPECULATION TAX – IT’S TIME TO DECLARE

It’s that time of year once again when the BC Speculation Tax letters will be dropping into your mailbox.

Who needs to declare?

  • All residential property owners in the TAXABLE REGIONS must apply.
  • If a property has more than one owner, a separate declaration must be made for each owner.
  • Even if the other owners are family members or part of an estate, each owner needs to complete a declaration.

The Government claims that ‘99% of British Columbians are exempt’ from the tax so have your letter ready and LOG ON HERE to start you declaration.

The tax amount has changed from 0.5% to 2% for homeowners who are not exempt. To find out who is eligible for the exemption, check out the BC SPECULATION TAX website or call 1-833-554-2323.

Remember you must declare by March 31st 2020 in order to qualify for the exemption.

Contact Garry Voigt for more information 604 789 2140 or info@garryvoigt.com

 

 


CHECK OUT THE SNAPSTATS FOR JANUARY 2020 – IT IS STILL A HOT SELLERS MARKET!

Check out the latest **Snapstats for January 2020. The stats indicate that we are still in a hot ‘Sellers Market’. Inventory is low and buyers are very active. Savvy sellers should be cashing in on the market conditions RIGHT NOW and not waiting for the typical ‘spring market’! See below video for full stats for Greater Vancouver, Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.

If you would like more information call Garry Voigt 604 789 2140 or email info@garryvoigt.com.

FVR 2020 January
GVR 2020 January
MVR 2020 January
**This report data was captured on February 3, 2020 from the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board MLS®. Refer to our YTD reports for sustained periods of the Sales Ratio % . The accuracy and completeness of the information is not guaranteed. In providing this information SnapStats® or Garry Voigt do not assume any responsibility or liability. More info at snap-stats.com .


HAVE YOU EVER CONSIDERED THE BENEFITS OF BUYING VS RENTING?

There is no doubt about it, there are definitely some benefits to renting a home rather than taking the leap to purchase. Your costs can be lower than if you purchase but what about getting a return on that investment?

The article below sets out 5 really good incentives to buy instead of renting.

 

  1. Possible Tax Breaks
  2. Getting help from CMHC to purchase a home
  3. Using your RRSP contributions as leverage
  4. GST New Housing Rebate
  5. Building Equity and Credit

Click Here to read the article recently published in REW.ca

If you are looking to buy your first home and want more information about the benefits of buying a home call Garry Voigt today, email www.garryvoigt.com or call 604 789 2140. We have helped many happy first time buyers navigate their first purchase!

 


NEWLY LISTED – ONE OF THE MOST STUNNING AND UNIQUE HOME IN BC!

The future of sustainable building is here! One of the most unique homes on a 5 acre farm is situated at the end of a NO THROUGH ROAD in a quiet rural setting. The farm is currently organically growing over 80 varieties of crops & features multiple outbuildings including, large storage units, 2 greenhouses, 110 x 90 fruit cage, 1100 sq ft treehouse for guests & a 30 x 20 heated barn for events. CUSTOM BUILT, architecturally stunning, unique home that has been featured in many publications due to its negative carbon footprint Hempcrete structure. There is also an opportunity for a lucrative turnkey business. This is a must see!! Just too much to list for this property!. Please don’t go on property without an appt. More info www.garryvoigt.com Hemp House.

VIRTUAL TOUR

 

 


THINKING OF INVESTING IN THE CLOVERDALE OR LANGLEY CONDO MARKET? – WITH A NEW HOSPITAL COMING TO CLOVERDALE NOW IS THE TIME!!

The Government today announced that the plans for the new hospital in Cloverdale are now all systems go”. The new hospital is moving to the business planning phase where the project scope and budget will be decided.

The new state of the art facility will be located off of Highway 10, on 180th Street, behind Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

Now is a really great time to invest in the Cloverdale/Langley condo market!

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NEW PRICE – BRAND NEW 5 BED HOME ON LANGLEY’S STREET OF DREAMS

23805 36A Avenue. Garry Voigt Real Estate is happy to offer for sale this BRAND NEW custom home built by reputable MTL Construction on Langley’s prestigious STREET OF DREAMS! Sitting on approx 1/2 acre, this 5 bed, 4 bath home features a grand foyer with an oversized door entering into the spacious living room with VAULTED ceilings. OPEN kitchen with abundance of CUSTOM soft close, shaker cabinetry & QUARTZ eat up Island. Master bedroom features VAULTED ceilings, W/I closet, soaker tub, dual sinks & RAINFALL shower, with access out to the large 38′ x 16′ partly covered deck with GAS fire place & speakers, perfect for entertainment! Lower floor features rec room/theatre room, 2 beds, 2 bath and R/I for suite with separate entrance. Plenty of parking with the over height two car garage & BONUS mezzanine. Beautiful fenced backyard, lots of room to build your dream SHOP! Offered at $1,649,000