2017 February

Articles

Qualification Specifics for BC’s Home Partnership Program

Mid February has become an ultra exciting time for first time home buyers in British Columbia. Many individuals have been counting down the days to complete their eligible purchase on or after February 15th in order to participate in BC’s Home Partnership Program. All across Vancouver, dreams of home ownership are finally becoming more of…

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Vancouver Real Estate

Buying Into Strata’s? You NEED This Clause

Contract of Purchase & Sale for Strata's Buying into a strata whether it is 4 suites or 500 you must have many subjects and protective clauses in your contract of purchase of sale. The most important one is the Special Levy / Special Assessment Clause. Here is the long version of the Special Levy Clause:…

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Articles

What is a WETT Inspection?

Buying a House in Vancouver? Some people may want to perform a WETT inspection. What is a WETT inspection? WETT stands for Wood Energy Technology Transfer. The WETT inspection includes a very thorough inspection of wood burning appliances - typically fireplaces. What exactly is included in a WETT inspection? A WETT inspection is an inspection…

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Articles

Is this building rain-screened?

In Vancouver, if your building was built approximately between 1982 to 1999 it may have required rain-screening technology. This was the so called "leaky condo" era. First off, what is rain screening? You can’t really point to a rainscreen, because it isn’t a thing — it’s a system. Below is a visual clue on a…

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