February 2018

BC's new Foreign Buyers Tax and Speculation Tax on real estate

Posted on Feb 26, 2018 in Market Minute


On February 20, 2018, BC’s NDP government released its first budget since being elected last year. Two real estate items that have received a lot of attention are the announcements of a new speculation tax and the expansion of the existing foreign buyers tax.

In a press release, the provincial government said that the new speculation tax will come i...

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What's the population of BC's Sunshine COast?

Posted on Feb 18, 2018 in About the Sunshine Coast


Today we’re going to talk about the population of BC’s Sunshine Coast. There are lots of numbers in this video but I’ve included links to all the estimates at the bottom of this page.

According to BC Stats, the most recent estimated population of the Sunshine Coast is 29,390 people. This includes an area that stretches from Port Mellon, past Gibsons...

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Where is Gibsons Landing?

Posted on Feb 08, 2018 in About the Sunshine Coast



Where is Gibsons Landing? Is it a different place than just Gibsons? And what the heck is a landing, anyway?

In 1886, an ex-British naval officer named George Gibson homesteaded on BC’s Sunshine Coast after “landing” on what would eventually become Gibsons Landing. In 1947, locals requested that the name be shortened to just “Gibsons.” But despite t...

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Spring market update - February Market Minute

Posted on Feb 06, 2018 in Market Minute


Real estate on the Sunshine Coast has been hot for two years but the combination of new mortgage stress tests paired with raising interest rates could push the first part of 2018 into a buyer’s market.

Sales across the Lower Mainland were strong in 2017 but RE/MAX projects that price growth could slow by more than half compared to last year . This w...

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