There was a lot that happened this past week that affected Vancouver real estate. We began the week with the Bank of Canada predicting economic growth for the upcoming quarter (thereby announcing an end to the recession). The other big news this week came from the provincial government. They announced their plan to introduce a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) and followed that up towards the end of the week by ending the interest free loan program for owners of leaky condos.
August 1st, 2009 Leaky condo assistance dries up, Liberals say program is obsolete
July 31st, 2009 BC governments leaky condo program killed
July 29th, 2009 Harmonized tax will boost housing costs
July 28th, 2009 Vancouver’s glam, but don’t count out Calgary
July 24th, 2009 B.C. reveals plan to merge sales tax with GST
July 23rd, 2009 Recession at an end: Bank of Canada
On June 22nd, 2009 I broke the record for the most ascents of the Grouse Grind for charity. The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation is an incredible organization which is there to help women and children suffering from domestic abuse. Of every dollar donated, 100% goes directly to those in need (Royal LePage covers all administrative costs of the charity).
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