April 9, 2021 New minimum qualifying rate for uninsured mortgages proposed OFSI has begun consultation on a proposed increase to the minimum qualifying rate for uninsured mortgages. February 17, 2021 Buying or selling? 4 trends to expect in today's market A mix of high demand, limited housing, and COVID-19 restrictions is changing how buyers and sellers are operating in Metro Vancouver’s housing market. September 28, 2020 Attending an open house? Here are seven things to expect REALTORS® are holding open houses with safety practices in place. Here's what you can expect during today’s period of physical distancing. July 6, 2020 Watch part two of our videos with Mortgage Broker A. Calla Angela talks about how the mortgage market is evolving. July 6, 2020 Watch Innovation Series video with Mortgage Broker A. Calla Angela discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic is changing the mortgage market and gives you helpful advice. June 1, 2020 Four questions with Mortgage Broker Angela Calla Read how lower interest rates will affect your mortgage, and preparing to apply for a mortgage. May 28, 2020 How to work with your REALTOR® during BC’s re-opening plan The real estate profession consulted with WorkSafeBC to develop and implement protocols for Realtors and real estate brokerages in this phase. April 24, 2020 What to expect when working with a REALTOR® today Realtors are committed to providing their services in strict compliance with the provincial health orders. March 19, 2020 REBGV strongly recommends REALTORS® not hold open houses With concerns about the spread of COVID-19, REBGV strongly recommends its approximately 14,000 REALTOR® members refrain from holding Open Houses. March 19, 2020 Why do I have to pay property taxes on the home I’m buying? Depending on the time of year you buy a home, you may have to pay the seller's property taxes. March 18, 2020 How to navigate housing market given COVID-19 concerns Should you buy or sell a home in today's environment, or wait until things improve? March 12, 2020 Stratas and pets If you’re planning to buy a strata property and you have furry or feathered friends, find out whether pets are allowed or if there are restrictions. March 10, 2020 How to prepare your home for sale When your home is in tip-top condition, it generally has a better chance of selling a little faster. February 7, 2020 Ten questions to ask a strata corporation Make sure to ask these questions before buying a strata unit. January 17, 2020 How to find a solid strata property Six things to check before buying a strata property. July 22, 2019 How to get a mortgage when you're self-employed Self-employed borrowers can increase the chances of qualifying for a mortgage by understanding what lenders require and what questions they'll ask. April 17, 2019 What’s the Disclosure form REALTORS® ask you to sign? When buying or selling a home in BC, Realtors are required to inform you, up front, about your representation options. This is what the DORTS is for. March 7, 2019 Top tips to help you find your perfect home Once you find the right REALTOR® for you, and you have your down payment and are pre-approved for a mortgage, the next step is to find your new home.