October 2023

When Variable Rates Are Higher Than 5 Year Fixed Rates; Expect Interest Rate Drop

Posted on Oct 26, 2023

interest rates 2024
I thought you would appreciate this email that was sent to me by one of my mortgage brokers. If you are looking to buy or refinance, the following should give you insights to bank expectations on rates. I have already posted (last month blog) about how rates are expected to drop over the next two years by up to 3%. Banks want you to lock in on the...

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Hallowe'en Events In The City of North Vancouver 2024

Posted on Oct 25, 2023

Upper Lonsdale Halloween 2024

Halloween in the City

October 24, 2022   
Join in local events, and have a fun and safe Halloween! Learn more about safety at cnv.org/Halloween.

Great Grand Boulevard Pumpkin Walk

No tricks, just treats here! Join us at the Great Grand Boulevard Pumpkin Walk on Saturday, October 29 between 4 and 7pm. Put on your costume and sip some free hot cocoa while y...

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Upper Lonsdale (City of North Van): Is This a Sign Of Things To Come?

Posted on Oct 24, 2023

City North Vancouver Upper Lonsdale rezoning
I was just driving the area as I do every couple of days to keep a close eye on any changes in the community, and I came across a sign that shows a local building applying to rezone 245 West 27th Street.

The property is a 50' wide lot and the rezoning application indicates the new owners are trying to zone the property where they could build two hou...

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Home Purchase Cost Outline

Posted on Oct 23, 2023

When buying a new home there are costs you need to consider.

You will need an initial deposit to secure your property.  This is usually between 5% and 10%.  There are always exceptions where it could be higher or lower.  


Tax rates

There are three rates to consider when calculating your total property transfer tax a...

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Can You Buy With a 5% Down Payment in British Columba, Canada?

Posted on Oct 23, 2023

smallest down payment on house in canada

This information was pulled direction from CMHC's website (click here or above photo to view)...

What are the general requirements to qualify for homeowner mortgage loan insurance?

Find out which requirements you must meet to qualify for CMHC's Homeowner Mortgage Loan Insurance.
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Video Shows Lower Mainland Market Rebound Fall 2023

Posted on Oct 17, 2023

The month-over-month price gains seen earlier this year abated in the Metro Vancouver housing market in September due to a seasonal decline in sales and a modest increase in inventory levels across the region.
With more selection and decreased buyer demand due to many factors including increased interest rates, buyers are being slightly more patien...

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