March 2020

Short term rentals - sCRD

Posted on Mar 17, 2020 in About the Sunshine Coast


At its February 13th meeting, Sunshine Coast Regional District directors decided to move away from allowing temporary use permits for short-term rentals with offsite managers.

According to the Coast Reporter, this change means short-term rentals with no on-site management are essentially banned in rural areas "unless owners get permission through a...

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Market Minute - March 2020

Posted on Mar 02, 2020 in Market Minute


The Canadian government recently announced revised mortgage qualification rules that will come into effect on April 6th of this year.

Current rules require would-be buyers to qualify for a mortgage using the Bank of Canada's average five-year-rate. But starting in early April, qualifying using that Bank of Canada rate goes out the window. According...

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