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August 2012

Found 3 blog entries for August 2012.

"It's been a month, and life has settled into the new norm. We really appreciate the use of the moving van. One less thing to 'hassle' about. Will recommend this agency for sure" Su Castle

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BC HST Transition - New Housing The housing transition rules help ensure when people buy a newly constructed home under the PST, whether built entirely under the HST, entirely under the PST, or partly under HST and partly under the PST, they will all pay a consistent and equitable amount of tax. Specifically:
  • B.C.'s portion of the HST will continue to apply before April 1, 2013. Purchasers will be eligible for the new higher B.C. HST new housing rebate, of up to $42,500, and builders will continue to claim input tax credits.
  • B.C.'s portion of the HST will no longer apply to newly built homes where construction begins on or after April 1, 2013. Builders will once again pay seven per cent PST on their building materials. On average, about two per
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Interest rates remain low but with the new tightened lending rules, real estate activity continues to be steady in Greater Victoria with great selection and continuing Buyer's market. Those homes that are priced well continue to sell quickly with the total monthly sales at 523 in July 2012 from a supply of over 5,000 total MLS listings, on par with the previous years monthly sales. If you're not already doing so, please follow us on Twitter, join me on  LinkedIn, and LIKE us on Facebook valuable giveaways, client events and market updates. With the warm summer temperatures and sunshine our organic blueberries are ripening fast and await your u-pick experience, or pick them up boxed and ready to go. We invite you and your family to come to Sparton Acres

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