South Surrey/White Rock Luxury Home Marketing Specialist

Blog › July 2016

Updated* BC adds 15% property transfer tax to foreign buyers


Despite concerns expressed by many groups including our Board, the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver and BCREA, the BC Government passed legislation on Thursday, July 28 to add a 15 per cent Property Transfer Tax on foreign nationals buying real estate in Metro Vancouver. The government says the additional tax will take effect August 2 and will apply to foreign buyers registering the purchase of residential homes in Metro Vancouver, including presales but excluding treaty lands in the Tsawwassen First Nation. Provincial Finance Minister Mike de Jong unveiled the tax as part of legislation aimed at addressing low vacancy rates and high real estate prices in southern B.C. “For example, the additional tax on the purchase of a home selling for $2 million to a foreign national will amount to an additional $300,000,” de Jong told members of the legislature. All BC residents currently pay a one per cent tax on the first $200,000 of their purchase, two per cent on the remaining value up to $2 million and three per cent on any portion above that. “The amendments include anti-avoidance rules designed to capture transactions that are structured specifically to avoid the additional tax,” de Jong said. The revenue from the additional tax would be used to fund housing, rental and support programs, the minister said. De Jong said recent government housing data indicate foreign nationals spent more than $1 billion on BC property between June 10 and July 14, with 86 per cent on purchases in the Lower Mainland area.

 

 



New Listing 1003 - 5900 Alderbridge Way, Richmond, BC


R2095947 - 1003 - 5900 Alderbridge Way, Richmond, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale SOLD at 1003 - 5900 Alderbridge Way, Richmond and currently listed at $568,000.SOLD

Beautiful 2 beds 2 baths high rise apartment unit in Lotus. The building features eco-friendly and efficient geothermal heating and cooling systems. Open concept floor plan, gourmet kitchen with quartz countertop. Great amenities include an indoor pool and spa, fitness centre, sauna and steam room. Walking distance to Canada Line, Richmond Centre and everything.

See the Pixilink 360° Virtual Tour for this listing

New Listing 19023 8 Avenue, Surrey, BC


R2096231 - 19023 8 Avenue, Surrey, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 19023 8 Avenue, Surrey and currently listed at $3,688,000.

Approx. 10 acre farm land near U.S. border, easy access to Hwy 15 and Hwy 99. Well established horse training and boarding business. Million dollar spent on brand new riding arena, 2 updated barns, stables and training facilities. One beautiful French country style rancher with full unfinished basement, 2 bdrm, 2 full bath, 5 french doors, hardwood flooring, stainless steel appliances, granite countertop, built in shelf. Separate cabin has 1 bedroom and 1 full bath, kitchen, perfect for guest or in-laws. Sale subject to seller leasing back property. Please do not walk on the property and disturb the employees without appointment.

New Listing 1541 Archibald Road, White Rock, BC


R2092716 - 1541 Archibald Road, White Rock, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale SOLD at 1541 Archibald Road, White Rock and currently listed at $1,488,000.SOLD

Fine craftsmanship and attention to detail has given new life to this Craftsman home, professional designed, remodeled, high end in every way! House is sitting privately behind beautiful flower garden with a KOI pond in the backyard which says serenity when situated next to a seating area shaded by trees. Stepp up the cedar stairs and enter into the house, you will find a cozy living rm w/ gas fireplace and built in shelf, joints w/ the formal dining rm. Nearby a functional kitchen with antique green cabinetry, slate countertop. Top to bottom windows brighten the rm and let you overlook the beautiful backyard, 2 bdrms on main. Below, there is a professional designed/sound proof theater, 1 bdrm/office and 1 flex rm. Upgraded windows, roof, insulation, heat etc. 

New Listing 1171 Lee Street, White Rock, BC


R2093682 - 1171 Lee Street, White Rock, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 1171 Lee Street, White Rock and currently listed at $3,178,000.

This contemporary style Dream Home has many luxurious features including A/C, Heat pump, radiant heating, outdoor fireplace, elevator, hardwood flooring and Control4 smart home system, truly a home personalized to your life. Double ceiling entrance with Raindrop Spiral Chandelier leads you to the ultra-luxurious master suite. fireplace and a private outdoor deck, 2 more ensuite. Stepping on stairs or take elevator to 2/F, you will be amazed by this open entertaining paradise. Living rm and family rm both extended to the eastern and western patio with the full height glassed bifold doors, enjoy both sunrise and sunset and the ocean breeze. Below, 1 bdrm ensuite, gym with sauna, wet bar, wine cellar, full bath with steam shower, professional media rm.

New Listing 13937 Marine Drive, White Rock, BC


R2093034 - 13937 Marine Drive, White Rock, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 13937 Marine Drive, White Rock and currently listed at $1,875,000.

OCEAN VIEW LOT! 70 feet frontage and 150 feet depth with back lane access. Build your dream home and take advantage of the ocean view from the 2nd floor. School catchment: Bayridge Elementary and Semiahmoo Secondary. Minutes walk to west beach, restaurants and shopping centre. Please drive by and walk on the property first, all the documents (title search, PDS, and covenant) online. Ocean view on new built second floor.

New Listing 15654 N Bluff Road, White Rock, BC


R2090534 - 15654 N Bluff Road, White Rock, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 15654 N Bluff Road, White Rock and currently listed at $1,548,000.

GREAT DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY! MULTI-UNITS designation, 4 Storey garden apartments potential, please confirm OCP with City of White Rock. 4 Lots in a row with 251.5 ft frontage and 122 ft deep. Total size is 30,672 sq. ft., alternative access from LEE Street, Maple Street and North Bluff Road. BEAUTIFUL DEVELOPMENT LOTS, MUST BE PURCHASED AS A PACKAGE. Together with 15664, 15674 N. Bluff Rd, 1593 Lee St. SEE MLS R2090550 & R2090558 & R2090570. Easy access to U.S. Border, Hwy 99, mins. walk to Peace Arch Hospital, schools, East beach and town centre. French Immersion schools: Ecole Peace Arch Elementary and Earl Marriott Secondary. Please drive by first and do not walk on the property without arrangements. Thanks!

New Listing 15664 N Bluff Road, White Rock, BC


R2090550 - 15664 N Bluff Road, White Rock, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 15664 N Bluff Road, White Rock and currently listed at $1,548,000.

GREAT DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY! MULTI-UNITS designation, 4 Storey garden apartments potential, please confirm OCP with City of White Rock. 4 Lots in a row with 251.5 ft frontage and 122 ft deep. Total size is 30,672 sq. ft., alternative access from LEE Street, Maple Street and North Bluff Road. BEAUTIFUL DEVELOPMENT LOTS, MUST BE PURCHASED AS A PACKAGE. Together with 15674, 15654 N. Bluff Rd, 1593 Lee St. SEE MLS R2090558 & R2090534 & R2090570. Easy access to U.S. Border, Hwy 99, mins. walk to Peace Arch Hospital, schools, East beach and town centre. French Immersion schools: Ecole Peace Arch Elementary and Earl Marriott Secondary. Please drive by first and do not walk on the property without arrangements. Thanks!

New Listing 15674 N Bluff Road, White Rock, BC


R2090558 - 15674 N Bluff Road, White Rock, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 15674 N Bluff Road, White Rock and currently listed at $1,548,000.

GREAT DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY! MULTI-UNITS designation, 4 Storey garden apartments potential, please confirm OCP with City of White Rock. 4 Lots in a row with 251.5 ft frontage and 122 ft deep. Total size is 30,672 sq. ft., alternative access from LEE Street, Maple Street and North Bluff Road. BEAUTIFUL DEVELOPMENT LOTS, MUST BE PURCHASED AS A PACKAGE. Together with 15664, 15654 N. Bluff Rd, 1593 Lee St. SEE MLS R2090550 & R2090534 & R2090570. Easy access to U.S. Border, Hwy 99, mins. walk to Peace Arch Hospital, schools, East beach and town centre. French Immersion schools: Ecole Peace Arch Elementary and Earl Marriott Secondary. Please drive by first and do not walk on the property without arrangements. Thanks!

New Listing 1593 Lee Street, White Rock, BC


R2090570 - 1593 Lee Street, White Rock, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 1593 Lee Street, White Rock and currently listed at $1,548,000.

GREAT DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY! MULTI-UNITS designation, 4 Storey garden apartments potential, please confirm OCP with City of White Rock. 4 Lots in a row with 251.5 ft frontage and 122 ft deep. Total size is 30,672 sq. ft., alternative access from LEE Street, Maple Street and North Bluff Road. BEAUTIFUL DEVELOPMENT LOTS, MUST BE PURCHASED AS A PACKAGE. Together with 15654, 15664 and 15674 N. Bluff Rd. SEE MLS R2090534 & R2090550 & R2090558. Easy access to U.S. Border, Hwy 99, mins. walk to Peace Arch Hospital, schools, Easy beach and town centre. French Immersion schools: Ecole Peace Arch Elementary and Earl Marriott Secondary. Please drive by first and do not walk on the property without arrangements. Thanks!

New Listing 4 - 2689 Parkway Drive, Surrey, BC


R2089418 - 4 - 2689 Parkway Drive, Surrey, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 4 - 2689 Parkway Drive, Surrey and currently listed at $738,000.

ALLURE! Hidden Gem in South Surrey! Located on a quite street near Sunnyside Park and minutes walk to Peninsula Village. This 3 storey townhome has functional and flexible floorpan, features 9 ft ceilings on the main, stunning kitchens with stainless stell Bosch appliances, quartz counters, maple cabinets, hardwood floors, built in vacuum systems and spa inspired bathrooms with a powder room on the main. The master bedroom has vaulted ceilings, make up station, walk in closet, a soaker tub and walk in shower. The downstairs office opens to the patio. walk to park, school, shops, transportation, just minutes from the freeway. Jessie Lee Elementary & Semiahmoo Secondary catchment. ??8????????3??3??1???????????????????ALLURE?????Peninsula Village??????????????Sunnyside??????Safeway?????????????????????????Jessie Lee???Semiahmoo??? ????2220????9????????????Bosch?????????????????????????????? ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

See the Pixilink 360° Virtual Tour for this listing

New Listing 1171 Lee Street, White Rock, BC


R2089218 - 1171 Lee Street, White Rock, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 1171 Lee Street, White Rock and currently listed at $3,178,000.

This contermporary style Dream Home has many luxurious features including A/C, Heat pump, radiant heating, outdoor fireplace, residential elevator, hardwood flooring and Control4 smart home system, truly a home personalized to your life. Double ceiling entrance with Raindrop Spiral Chandelier leads you to the ultra-luxurious master suite, with sitting area, see thru. fireplace and a private outdoor deck, 2 more ensuite. Stepping on stairs or take elevator to 2/F, you will be amazed by this open entertaining paradise. Living room and family room both extended to the eastern and western patio with the full height glassed bifold doors, enjoy both sunrise and ocean breeze on the ocean.Below, 1 bdrm, gym, sauna, wet bar and professional wired & sound proof media rm is a cozy place to hang out.