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Slips -Boat Houses, are currently available to Buy or Rent at the Crescent Beach Marina Moorage

April 22nd, 2020

With 235 slips ranging from 20' to 60' you'll find our rates very competitive and our marina very clean.
Moorage Rates ( attached pdf)
Permanent Moorage

To our Permanent tenant owners, we offer:

  • Covered and Open Moorage
  • 15 - 30 Amp power dockside
  • Private restrooms with showers
  • Secure gates with surveillance cameras
  • Free water
  • Recycle and Garbage facility
  • Boat generated hazardo ...

How do strata corporations and owners manage the dramatic increase in Insurance Rates?

February 19th, 2020
Over the past few months across BC, there has been an industry struggle to renew strata corporation insurance polices.  With renewals, the cost of the insurance has increased anywhere from 50‐300% and the deductibles to cover claims have also increased substantially, from manageable rates of $25,000 per claim to as high as $250,000 and $500,000.  While not all regions of the province have b ...

Top 10 Tips on Downsizing the Contents of Your Home

January 17th, 2019
Top 10 Tips on Downsizing the Contents of Your Home
Top 10 Tips on Downsizing the Contents of Your Home
Top 10 Tips on Downsizing the Contents of Your Home

Top 5 changes impacting real estate in BC

March 19th, 2018

Top 5 changes impacting real estate in BC:

1. Increased Property Transfer Tax on homes above $3 million:

  • Increased by 2% on homes above $3 million; instead of 3% it's now 5%.
    • 1% on the first $200k
    • 2% between $200k and $2 million
    • 3% between $2 million and $3 million
    • 5% on $3 million and above
  • Put into context, when a person purchases a home valued at $5.5 million, they will now ...

How to Clean Your Kitchen Cabinets

August 30th, 2017

Additional roadblock hindering foreign buyers

February 26th, 2017

Chinese influence on Canada’s real estate market may be coming to an abrupt end due to new rules that lock their funds.

The Chinese government announced surprise rules for the exchange of the yuan, which will restrict the outflow of currency. 

“As capital flight intensified, China's reserves have plunged, causing the country to sell US treasury bonds. In response, China has introduced n ...

Property Transfer Tax Foreign Entities Vancouver Non Residential Purchases

January 17th, 2017


New Changes - Department of Finance

October 4th, 2016

Here's what Lori Watson emailed:

"Good day,

 I’m sure most of you have heard today … Big changes to insured financing coming ASAP.

 Here is the official announcement from the Minister of Finance regarding the new rule changes for the Mortgage market as well as the Technical Backgrounder.


 Technical: ...

November 6th, 2013

Stricter Debt Ratio Standards on the Way

July 5th, 2013

If you’re a typical borrower, your debt ratios will largely determine if you’re approved for a mortgage.

For applicants who push the limits of qualification, those approvals have been tougher to come by. That’s a direct result of last year’s mortgage rule ...

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