Vancouver housing marketing is rebounding from tax impact, with prices up 5% in three months.

Prices in Canada’s most expensive city for existing homes appear to have rebounded from the impact of a tax on foreign buyers as Vancouver realtors reported Tuesday a huge swing in demand for condominiums ....

May 23rd, 2017|Alpine Blog|0 Comments

Average price of a home in Canada exceeds $500,000, thanks to two hot markets

The Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales though its MLS system hit their highest level since last April, gaining 5.2 per cent in February compared to January.

March 24th, 2017|Alpine Blog|0 Comments

Applications now open for 1st-time B.C. homebuyers loan

The CBC BC reports that applications are now open for the B.C. government's new Home Partnership Program. The program provides loans of up to $37,500 to help first-time homebuyers fund their down payment ....

January 24th, 2017|Alpine Blog|0 Comments

Province of BC to tax foreign buyers of Metro Vancouver homes

CBC BC reports that the provincial government took steps to reduce some of the pressure in Metro Vancouver’s real estate market by introducing legislation that would add a 15 per cent property transfer tax for foreign nationals buying real estate in Greater Vancouver ....

July 29th, 2016|Alpine Blog|0 Comments

World Health Day – 4 Tips for Healthy Living

World Health Day celebrated on April 7th was a gentle reminder some goals shouldn’t just be an annual “resolution”. Alpine Credits celebrated World Health Day in our office by dedicating the day to one key driver of health: personal wellbeing ....

April 18th, 2016|Alpine Blog|0 Comments

How to get out of debt now – before Canada’s spending bender comes home to roost

Canadian’s increased spending habits to some are what is keeping our economy afloat in a time where oil and the loonie have been volatile at best, and is what attracts high-end retailers to open their first ever locations ....

April 6th, 2016|Alpine Blog|0 Comments

Live Life to the Fullest – Most Popular New Year’s Resolution

The vast majority of us make New Years resolutions, but which ones are the most common amongst us? 5,000 people were surveyed and 45% said their top resolution for 2016 was to “live life to the fullest.”....

January 18th, 2016|Alpine Blog|0 Comments

5 Golden Rules of Goal Setting

The art of setting goals properly is often what separates the unsuccessful from the successful, and if you want to join the latter then you must follow these five simple rules from Mindtools.com....

January 14th, 2016|Alpine Blog|0 Comments

Greater Vancouver Property Value Increase

This year’s tax assessment values were quite surprising with a $90 billion increase in value of properties in the greater Vancouver area. Homeowners experienced a growth rate of about 28%....

January 6th, 2016|Alpine Blog|0 Comments

7 Ways to Protect Yourself from Rising Interest Rates

If interest rates continue to rise, what can you do to protect yourself and your finances? Simple – look out for your bottom line with a balanced budget that gets you away from the never-never plan....

December 17th, 2015|Alpine Blog|0 Comments