My East Van Blog

BC Home + Garden Show 2013

(February 17, 2013)

Date:  February 20-24, 2013
Location:  BC Place Stadium (777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver, BC)

The BC Home + Garden Show is the most trusted resource for every home improvement project, inside & out. Five days of insight and inspiration for making your house a home, featuring HGTV stars like Bryan Baeumler of Leave it to Bryan, Paul Lafrance of Decked Out and Vancouver's own Philip DuMoulin & Sarah Daniels... read more.

The Jeffs Residences - New Development.

(January 29, 2013)

20 Historically inspired Townhomes and Manor Residences with Stately Modern Interiors! Corner of Charles Street and Salsbury Street in the sought after Commercial Drive area of East Vancouver.

The original Manor which was constructed in 1906 consists of

7 Manor Residences:

  • 2 Bed + 2 Bath | 738-930 sq. ft. | from $399,900
  • 1 Bed + 2 Bath | 917 sq. ft. | from $549,900
13 Townhomes:

Vancouver Ranks 2nd most unaffordable place to live

(January 22, 2013)

Demographia has ranked Vancouver as the 2nd most unaffordable place to live in the world. The survey takes the median house price in 337 markets and compares them to the median house hold income of the people in those markets.

In Vancouver, homes cost 9.5 times what people make.

Ranked number 1, Hong Kong is the worse. Homes cost 13.5 times the median income of $282,000.

Number 3 is Sydney Australia... read more.

2013 BC Assessments are out

(January 03, 2013)

Many homeowners will see a drop in their property assessment this year, for the first time in many years.  But not everyone...

"Looking at the city of Vancouver, if you drew a graph for a 10-year period from 2002 to 2012, it pretty much is a very steep curve in terms of value increases, with a blip in 2008 when values appeared to be falling a bit. Now it has sort of flattened off; the market is taki... read more.

New rules for HST rebates on new homes

(December 17, 2012)

The government has newly released updated rules on the transition from HST to PST on newly built homes. April 1, 2013 is the date set for the returning PST, however the government does not want buyers and builders to wait until April 1, 2013 to save on the taxes. These rules are suppose to help "mitigate distortive market behaviours". 

Here's a quick summary:

  • BC’s portion of the HST will no longer a... read more.