卑诗省投机/空屋税必知事项

投机和空置税

(2019 3月31号截止)

投机及空置税投机及空置税 是解决不列颠哥伦比亚省(即BC省)主要城市中心住房紧张的重要措施,这些地区的房屋价格与租金飞速上涨,普通民众不堪重负。在BC省居住和工作的民众都应该享有可负担的住房,所以省政府正积极采取措施。

投机及空置税是省府30点住房计划(30-point plan的一部分,旨在使BC省居民的住房更可负担。

这项每年缴纳的新税种旨在:

  • 针对在BC省拥有住房却不在省内纳税的国内外投机者;
  • 物尽其用,提高空置住宅入住率;
  • 增加政府财政收入,税收将直接用于可负担住房。

卑诗省指定应税地区住宅物业的所有业主都必须进行年度申报。预计99%以上的BC省居民都无需缴纳这一税种。

申请免缴

要申报免缴,您必须在2019年3月31日前对所拥有的物业进行注册,方法很简单,只需通过电话或上网注册即可。物业申报注册所需的信息将在2月中旬前邮寄给应税地区内所有住宅物业业主。如果您符合申报资格,但在2月底前仍未收到我们寄给您的申报信函,请联系我们。

请注意,如果您的物业业主不止一人,即使另一位业主是您的配偶,每位业主仍必须单独申报。

不符合免缴资格人士应如何缴纳税款

投机及空置税的税率取决于业主在税务意义上的居住情况及其是否为加拿大公民、永久居民或分居两地的卫星家庭成员。

外国业主和卫星家庭的大部分收入来源于BC省外,在BC省不缴纳或只缴纳很少的所得税,通过向他们征收最高一级的税率,投机及空置税将确保这些业主缴纳合理比例的税金。

 投机及空置税将根据每年12月31日当日物业的所有权情况征收。

注意:投机及空置税不同于温哥华市政府的空屋稅

请阅读有关投机及空置税的常见问题解答,了解申报方法应税地区及有哪些免缴情形

订阅接收有关投机及空置税的最新信息

有投資空屋需要找租客或專人管理?

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卑詩省投機/空屋稅必知事項

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投機及空置稅

(2019 3月31號截止)

投機及空置稅是解決卑詩省各大都市中心區域住房緊張的重要措施,這些地區的房屋價格與租金飛漲,令許多市民不堪重負。在卑詩省居住和工作的人士都應該享有可負擔的住房,所以省政府正積極採取措施。

投機及空置稅是省府30點住房計劃(30-point plan)的一部分,力爭讓卑詩居民有更可負擔的住房。

這項每年繳納的新稅種旨在:

  • 針對在卑詩省擁有住房卻不在省內納稅的國內外投機客;
  • 物盡其用,提高空置住宅入住率;
  • 增加政府財政收入,稅收將直接用於可負擔住房。

卑詩省內指定課稅地區住宅物業的所有業主都必須進行年度申報。預計99%以上的卑詩居民都無需繳納這稅。

如何申請免繳

申報免繳的民眾必須在2019年3月31日前通過電話或網路對所擁有的物業進行註冊,簡單方便。物業申報註冊所需的資訊將在2月中旬前通過郵件寄送給課稅地區內所有住宅物業業主。如果您符合申報資格,但在2月底前仍未收到我們寄給您的申報信函,請聯繫我們。

請注意,如果您物業的業主不止一人,即使另一位業主是您的配偶,每位業主仍需單獨申報。

不符合免繳資格人士應如何繳納稅款

投機及空置稅的稅率取決於業主作為稅務居民的居住情況,及其是否為加拿大公民、永久居民或分居兩地的「衛星家庭」成員。

外國業主和衛星家庭(即大部分收入來自卑詩省外,在卑詩省不繳納或只繳納很少所得稅的)需繳納最高稅率,這樣,投機及空置稅便能確保這些業主繳納合理數額的稅金。

投機及空置稅將根據每年12月31日當日物業的所有權情況征收。

注意:投機及空置稅不同於溫哥華市政府的「空屋稅」

請閱讀有關投機及空置稅的常見問題解答,瞭解申報方法課稅地區及免繳情形

有投資空屋需要找租客或專人管理?

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REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive

 

24th Annual
REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive

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REALTORS Care®️ 寒冬送暖流活動

 November 13 to 20, 2018

Since it started 24 years ago, the Blanket Drive has helped more than 345,000 people in our communities stay warm and dry. Last year alone, more than 38,000 people received a blanket, coat, or other donation from the Blanket Drive.

Here’s how you can help

Between November 13 and 20, REALTOR® volunteers will collect warm clothing and blankets across the region. The donations are then distributed to partner charities from the same community where the item was donated.

Please donate the following items for all ages:

• gently used or new blankets or sleeping bags
• warm clothing, coats
• hats, gloves, scarves
• new socks and underwear
• plastic ponchos, bivy sacks

Socks are especially important for the homeless. They’re as good as gold. Find out why by listening to this item from CBC radio, Sunday Edition: http://bit.ly/2k6t0tF

Drop off your donations at any of these Lower Mainland real estate office locations.

 

Thank you!

The REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive is a partnership between the REALTORS® of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, and the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board and our communities.

Videos – how the Blanket Drive helps

 

Please fill out the form below to arrange pick-up from your location:

如果你們家裡有額外不需要的衣物要捐贈,我們會在11月13號到20號到你家府上收集捐贈物品。點擊以下連結登記:

 

 

UNIVERSITY DISTRICT by Bluesky Properties

0660580D-6950-43B6-8ED5-785B22828EE5If you’re looking for a great opportunity to get into the market, University District is for you. Following the sold-out success of Bosa’s first tower, which welcomed homeowners back in 2016, BlueSky is excited to bring two more towers to this growing and vibrant urban community. Set to take advantage of all that Surrey City Centre has to offer, this next phase at UD will include two towers plus ground-oriented townhomes. With over 700 suites, including one, two, and three-bedrooms, this neighbourhood hub will offer plenty of inventory for starter families, downsizers, and investors alike. And with over 23,000SF of amenity programming—including flexible spaces to connect with friends and neighbours, health and wellness facilities, kid-friendly zones, and even an outdoor pool—there’s plenty of ways to feel at home in this growing community.

  • There are 322 homes in the North Tower at University District.
  • There are four elevators in the North Tower for reduced wait times and convenience.
  • All Homes include air conditioning and access to over 23,000 SF of amenity space.
  • Storage lockers will be available for purchase for $3,000. Limited quantities.
  • The estimated strata fees are 43 cents per square foot.
  • Total deposit invested is 25% (35% for foreign buyers) of the purchase price.
  • Completion date: Fall 2022

Price of North Tower:
Studio – from $329,000
Jr. 1 bedroom – from $359,900
Jr. 2 bedroom – from $529,900
Townhome – from $799,900

Contact Mick for more information and preview schedule:

 

 

Welcome Home | Ovation New Westminster

A striking architectural landmark

New Westminster is transforming. At the centre of this vibrant city’s riverfront downtown, Ovation pays homage to the city’s influential arts and culture scene, creating a new focal point for this community’s growth.

This diverse selection of 204 modern homes in a 32-storey tower offers thoughtfully-planned one-, two-, and three-bedroom flats and city home. A collection of indoor and outdoor amenities caters to your active, social lifestyle, while nearby neighbourhood conveniences fulfill your everyday needs and urban fancies. Standing tall on the downtown slopes mere steps from transit, Ovation sets the stage for New West living.

40F37FA4-B744-4B47-BC4E-88B2C847B16BVideo Tour

Contact Mick Lo for floor plan and more information

618 Carnarvon by Skyllen Pacific in New Westminster

Price Range Information:

Price List

 

Key Information About 618 Carnarvon

  • 2 blocksfrom the waterfront
  • 5 minute walk to two SkyTrainstations
  • Stunning views of Mount Bakerand the Fraser River
  • Stepsaway from grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants and coffee shops, banks, fitness studios, spas, and salons
  • On-site Car Shareparking stalls
  • Over 30,000 sfof outdoor garden space
  • Convenient indoor amenitiessuch as a shared workspace, social lounges, and a fully equipped gym facility

 

Contact Mick Lo for more Information

 

Home buyer demand stays below historical averages in August

The Metro Vancouver* housing market continues to experience reduced demand across all housing types.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 1,929 in August 2018, a 36.6 per cent decrease from the 3,043 sales recorded in August 2017, and a 6.8 per cent decline compared to July 2018 when 2,070 homes sold.

Last month’s sales were 25.2 per cent below the 10-year August sales average.

“Home buyers have been less active in recent months and we’re beginning to see prices edge down for all housing types as a result,” Phil Moore, REBGV president said. “Buyers today have more listings to choose from and face less competition than we’ve seen in our market in recent years.”

There were 3,881 detached, attached and apartment homes newly listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in August 2018. This represents an 8.6 per cent decrease compared to the 4,245 homes listed in August 2017 and an 18.6 per cent decrease compared to July 2018 when 4,770 homes were listed.

The total number of homes currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 11,824, a 34.3 per cent increase compared to August 2017 (8,807) and a 2.6 per cent decrease compared to July 2018 (12,137).

The sales-to-active listings ratio for August 2018 is 16.3 per cent. By housing type, the ratio is 9.2 per cent for detached homes, 19.4 per cent for townhomes, and 26.6 per cent for apartments.

Generally, analysts say that downward pressure on home prices occurs when the ratio dips below the 12 per cent mark for a sustained period, while home prices often experience upward pressure when it surpasses 20 per cent over several months.

“With fewer buyers active in the market, benchmark prices across all three housing categories have declined for two consecutive months across the region,” Moore said.

The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $1,083,400. This represents a 4.1 per cent increase over August 2017 and a 1.9 per cent decrease since May 2018.

Sales of detached properties in August 2018 reached 567, a 37.1 per cent decrease from the 901 detached sales recorded in August 2017. The benchmark price for detached properties is $1,561,000. This represents a 3.1 per cent decrease from August 2017 and a 2.8 per cent decrease since May 2018.

Sales of apartment properties reached 1,025 in August 2018, 36.5 per cent decrease compared to the 1,613 sales in August 2017. The benchmark price of an apartment property is $695,500. This represents a 10.3 per cent increase from August 2017 and a 1.6 per cent decrease since May 2018.

Attached property sales in August 2018 totalled 337, a 36.3 per cent decrease compared to the 529 sales in August 2017. The benchmark price of an attached unit is $846,100. This represents a 7.9 per cent increase from August 2017 and a 0.8 per cent decrease since May 2018.

For more information please contact Mick Lo at 604-430-2986 

A Greater Vancouver condo now costs nearly as much as a house 4 years ago

Buyers looking to get their hands on a condo in Greater Vancouver will now have to shell out almost as much as they would have to buy a whole house four years ago.

That’s according to data gathered by real estate agency Royal LePage.

The agency’s second-quarter National House Price Composite found a standard condominium in the region now sells for about $692,452.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver’s (REBGV) statistics for July 2014 pegged the benchmark price of a single-family detached home at $980,000 in Greater Vancouver, and $796,200 for the Lower Mainland.

“We’re almost there,” Royal LePage Sterling general manager Randy Ryalls told CKNW’s The Jill Bennett Show.

“The rise of condo prices has been pretty amazing over the last three or four years. So yeah, today the price of a nice condo in Vancouver is probably about what an entry level house would have been four years ago.”

Partly driving the rise has been the “amazing” appreciation of condos in some areas just outside of Vancouver, such as Coquitlam and Maple Ridge, Ryalls said.

“Some of those areas have three-year gains of over 90 per cent in value,” Ryalls said.

Ryalls attributed the hot growth in condo sales to detached homes becoming simply unaffordable to many buyers, and the entry of Millennials into the housing market.

And he said tougher new mortgage rules have had a marked effect.

“It’s probably the biggest factor. It’s really degraded a person’s buying power probably by about 20 per cent,” Ryalls said.

“So if you could have qualified an entry level house, single family house before, you probably can’t do that now. So that drives people back into the townhouse, condo market.”