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ATTN Buyers: Changes to Property Transfer Tax

(March 13, 2016, posted in Buyers Corner)

Written by Dean Hassan – Sutton West Coast Realty


With changes to the latest budget regarding the new property transfer tax, it’s worthwhile to touch on some of the questions I’ve encountered frequently. Right off the bat, it should be clarified that there are no changes to the first time home buyer exemptions. The changes passed affect the purchase of brand new homes, and homes over $2,000,000.

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Home buyers: To get a home inspection or not?

(March 07, 2016, posted in Buyers Corner)

Written by Dean Hassan – Sutton West Coast Realty

You’re smart. You’re savvy. You’ve written a strong offer, and successfully gotten an accepted offer in this difficult seller’s market. Congratulations! But before we celebrate, there’s still the matter of removing your subjects. Today we zero-in one of those ‘subjects’ you diligently included – subject to obtaining and approving an inspection repor... read more.

First time homebuyer? Catch a break with these government programs!

(November 26, 2015, posted in Buyers Corner)

Written by Dean Hassan - Sutton West Coast Realty


You’ve taken a look at your finances, calculated your budget, and have decided that the time to make a move into the world of home-ownership has finally arrived. Being a first time homebuyer is an exciting time – a major step of independence for those moving out of the parental home, and the ability to kiss your landlord goodbye for others!

Though it... read more.

Tax saving tip when moving!

(November 25, 2015, posted in Buyers Corner)

Written by Dean Hassan - Sutton West Coast Realty

Tax Saving Tip! If you're moving to be closer to your work or school (min. 40 km closer) ask your accountant, or take a look at Canada Revenue Agency's website to see which moving expenses you'll be eligible to claim on your tax return.




Dean Hassan, Realtor®
Sutton Group West Coast Realty
deanh@sutton.com • 604-355-0886

Yes, it's a hot market! Grab a frozen yogurt and cool down!

(May 28, 2015, posted in Buyers Corner)

Written by Dean Hassan - Sutton West Coast Realty


You’re ready to make a move – congratulations! If you’re looking to buy a condo or townhome, the world is your oyster. With plenty on the market, you can take your time seeking out exactly what you want. Don’t like the shade of engineered hardwood flooring? No problem – in Surrey alone there’s over a couple thousand condo and townhome units on the m... read more.