Focus on ending money laundering in B.C., Trudeau tells new minister

Focus on ending money laundering in B.C., Trudeau tells new minister

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tasked newly appointed minister Bill Blair with curbing money laundering in British Columbia and other provinces as part of the federal government’s fight against organized crime. “As Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction, your goals are to ensure that our borders remain secure and to lead cross-government efforts […]

新屋违规很普遍 专家:加拿大新屋也得验房

新屋违规很普遍 专家:加拿大新屋也得验房

买了新房,高高兴兴住进去,却发现房屋施工多处违反建筑安全规定。渥太华市政府最近发现,Cardinal Creek社区至少9幢新屋违反最基本的健康安全建筑法。 据CBC报导,加拿大房屋正规施工组织(Canadians for Properly Built Homes)联合创办人索默维尔(Karen Somerville)女士14年前买了幢新屋,就遇到这种倒楣事,却求助无门。随后,她与人联合创办CPBH,以帮助更多有类似经历的屋主。 索默维尔说,这种事情很普遍,说明渥太华市府建筑检查程序和省府新屋质保计划存在严重漏洞,屋主碰到这种事,只能自认倒楣。买房时,不能指望这些政府规定,只能自己花时间和精力做足功课。 专家建议 对于打算新屋的人,她建议:首先,不要心急。许多人看房和对于很快就要搬入新家,容易激动,但作为买家一定要沉住气,仔细看慢慢来。其次,找个可靠专业团队帮助看房验房。找好如资深买房律师和验房师,检查房屋哪些地方违规。 再其次,所有条款白纸黑字写明白。和建筑商签合同时,合同中一定要注明施工过程中,允许自己聘请的验房师分阶段验房,及时发现和纠正问题。最后,发现问题立即解决。发现新屋违规后,一定要让建筑商把问题解决后再入住,不要怕延迟搬入新家,延迟一下搬家,发现问题即时解决,非常值得。 来源: epochtimes

SUMMER REAL ESTATE PRICES STILL SIZZLING

SUMMER REAL ESTATE PRICES STILL SIZZLING

A cooling market hasn’t been enough to slow the rise in real estate prices across Vancouver Island. On the mainland, July’s residential housing sales in Metro Vancouver reached their lowest levels for that month since 2000, as fewer buyers are keeping prices in check. But on Vancouver Island, statistics recently released by the Vancouver Island Real […]

Opinion: Should B.C. follow New Zealand’s foreign buyer ban?

New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, is fulfilling her early promise to tackle the country’s soaring property prices. Ardern – who seems to be taking over from Justin Trudeau as the global media’s latest, youngest, hippest nation leader du jour – promised last fall after her election that non-resident buyers would not be permitted to purchase existing […]