Building Positive Relationships with Municipalities – Michael von Hausen

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Building Positive Relationships with Municipalities Collaboration with Michael von Hausen We are happy to share that we had the privilege of speaking with Michael von Hausen to discuss his take on building relationships with municipalities. With our 17 years of commitment to the industry and depth of knowledge working with land owners and developers, we…

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Securing Financing: Canadian Western Bank Feature

Securing Financing Advice for Developers and Investors Canadian Western Bank | Puneet Agrawal What challenges are developers and builders facing while trying to secure financing? For development sites, the main challenge is the timing of purchase contract dates versus city approval delays. The timing gap between the date of property purchase and the point at…

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Varing Magazine: Principal Residence Tax Tips

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PRINCIPAL RESIDENCE TAX TIPS Varing Magazine article PRINCIPAL RESIDENCE TAX TIPS One of the largest tax breaks Canadians have is the ability to claim the principal residence exemption (“PRE”) on the sale of their homes. The principal residence exemption provides a homeowner with an exemption from tax on the capital gain realized when they sell…

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Dirty Little Secrets Surround Cleaning up the Dirt – In the News: Western Investor

Dirty little secrets surround cleaning up the dirt IN THE NEWS: Western Investor Dirty little secrets surround cleaning up the dirt Extensive, expensive – and mandatory – environmental studies for real estate development can be arbitrarily overruled by city planners, leading to delays and reductions for private landowners Western Investor | Frank O’Brien June 2020 Virtually…

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Varing Magazine: Navigating Real Estate 2020

Navigating real estate in 2020 Varing Magazine article navigating real estate 2020 Times are changing for real estate in 2020. Landowners, investors, and agents should keep an eye out for some upcoming trends and changes to deal structures. Varing Magazine | Varing Marketing Group May 2020 The last few years in real estate have been a…

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Decade of Demand Begins with Land – In the News: Western Investor

Decade of Demand Begins with Land IN THE NEWS: Western Investor Decade of Demand Begins with Land Unprecedented immigration and demographic trends increase pressure on land values across B.C.’s Lower Mainland Western Investor | Joe Varing April 2020 The last decade was interesting to say the least in B.C.’s Lower Mainland: sight-unseen offers over asking, pre-sale…

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