Stacey Buchhorn

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The below are the taxes that have been implemented in the 2018 Budget.  The taxes will apply to areas beyond Metro Vancouver but the Sunshine Coast is not one of them.  

Our market remains very active with low inventory and continued buyer demand.  It is just too early to tell what the new real estate tax measures will have on the Sunshine Coast market.   

Tax measures

Speculation tax

  • The province will implement a new speculation tax on residential properties, targeting foreign and domestic homeowners who don’t pay income tax in BC. This includes those who leave homes vacant.
  • The tax will apply to the Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Capital, and Nanaimo Regional districts and in the municipalities of Kelowna and West Kelowna.
  • In 2018, the tax rate will be $5 per $1,000 of assessed value. In 2019, the tax rate will rise to $20 per $1,000 of assessed value.
  • The province will administer the tax and will collect data to enforce it including, social insurance numbers, household information, and world-wide income information.


Foreign buyer tax

  • Effective Feb. 21, 2018, the foreign buyer tax will increase to 20 per cent from 15 per cent and will be extended to the Fraser Valley, Capital, Nanaimo, and Central Okanagan Regional Districts.
  • If the property is located in the Capital Regional District, Fraser Valley Regional District, Regional District of Central Okanagan, or Nanaimo Regional District, and the property transfer is registered on or after February 21, 2018, there are transitional rules available here.


Property Transfer Tax

Effective Feb. 21, 2018, the Property Transfer Tax on residential properties above $3 million will increase to five per cent from three per cent.

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I have sold a property at 6509 LYNNWOOD CRT in Sechelt.
Panoramic ocean view in luxury resort style living. Completely private full sized pool, hot tub, outdoor shower and private gym. Peaceful serenity listening to the sounds of the local waterfall from your home while enjoying your privacy and gardens surrounded by green space. Park your boat after fishing and crabbing the local Gulf Islands. Paddleboard the local beaches or bike enthusiasts hit Sprockids Park, Roberts Creek, or Coast Gravity Park, while others seasonally hike, ski or snow shoe local Dakota Ridge. The best of life & the best of lifestyles in this unique 5 bdrm, 5 brm spacious home. Separate guest suite, B&B or complete up/down home with local access to all the amenities makes this a perfect home or investment.
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This property has just been listed at Lot S SUNSHINE COAST HWY in Sechelt.
OCEAN VIEW and PRIVACY. These two West Sechelt building lots (2 PID's) combine for a total of 3.1 acres with registered easement between allowing for access from Wakefield Rd. Build your private estate home or look into subdivision opportunities. Opportunity for amazing southern views over the Trail Islands to Vancouver Island. Easy access to beaches, trails, golf courses and within the District of Sechelt.
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This property has just been listed at 4662 CAMERON RD in Madeira Park.
2.37 acres of beautiful south facing Oceanfront with a 3650sf Custom Built Home. This well maintained high-bank private property is nicely manicured with numerous fruit trees and one of the largest firs in the area. This 1-level rancher has a large private master-bedroom with ensuite. A separate wing with the other bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and recreation room make it ideal for guests or family. This home features a large modern kitchen and dining area with easy access to the numerous patios. Floor to ceiling windows in most rooms take full advantage of the beautiful ocean views. This home truly has too many features to share so call for further information or to set up your appointment to view.
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Congratulations to Craig and Mariana on the sale of their Beachfront Home at the Wakefield.  It was a pleasure to assist you both with the sale of your recreational property on the Sunshine Coast.  Congratulations and I look forward to hearing where your next adventure takes you both!

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Congratulations to Barbara on the quick sale of her beautiful condo at The Wharf Place in Sechelt BC.  Barbara, it was a pleasure to meet you and assist you with this Sale.  It was even more special to know that Barbara is heading back home,,, to my Hometown - Windsor Ontario!  

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I have sold a property at 5122 SUNSHINE COAST HWY in Sechelt.
West Coast Timber Frame like new 2525 sq ft 2 Storey w/585 sq ft unfinished lower level in Selma Park. Enjoy South & West Ocean views from this beautiful hand crafted West Coast home featuring generous use of old growth fir & walnut floorin g. Lovely high-end finishing throughout with a roughed in separate suite / home office. This 3 bedroom home sits on a private almost .5 acre lot and is just minutes to the shops & services of nearby Sechelt. Beautiful open concept home that will not disappoint. Roughed in for Solar Panels on roof.
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There was no doubt that this beautiful home was going to sell quickly.  Glen and Gail did an amazing job in getting their home ready for sale.  Congratulations to you both and all the best with your new adventure!  We will miss you on the Sunshine Coast!

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I had the recent pleasure of being put in contact with a lady interested in moving from the Lower Mainland to the Sunshine Coast.  It was a pleasure to assist with finding her the perfect home in a nice area called Woodcreek Park in Gibsons.  

 

The great thing about working with a local Realtor® is the understanding the area, infrastructure and future plans.  As well, we can provide after purchase support.   With our local knowledge and networks we can provide referrals and recommendations to anything from excellent local trades and business supporting your home purchase to great place to dine, hike and bike.   Make your move more than just Buying a Home!

 

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

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I have sold a property at 5836 MARINE WAY in Sechelt.
This beautiful Villa style home offers privacy to enjoy the large decks and garden side patios as well as proximity to nearby shopping, golf courses and marinas. This 2288sf 3 bedroom home has 2 fireplaces and a private room on the lowerlevel that could be used for an office or studio room. A well maintained, beautifully landscaped home with recent upgrades in "move-in" condition!
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I have sold a property at 1542 ISLANDVIEW DR in Gibsons.
Spacious View Rancher on Private .59 of an acre lot with detached single car garage. This rancher sits on a level panhandle lot nestled up against a green belt/ravine with mature gardens. The home features a gourmet kitchen with sila stone counter tops, large stamped concrete patio, great 5 pc ensuite with a jacuzzi tub, sunken games room or studio with natural gas fireplace. Walk via the Regional District trail to Bonniebrook Beach great sandbar at low tides. Priced sharp
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I have sold a property at 4936 ARBUTUS RD in Sechelt.
Beautiful Davis Bay View Property. First time offered for sale, this 2400sf 3 bedroom home has wonderful westerly views of the Georgia Straight. Master bedroom with ensuite and large walk-in closet also has access to expansive front deckand spectacular view. The bright kitchen with island area is smartly situated to make entertaining in the dining room and separate eating areas simple. A large covered deck with access off the kitchen area also makes an excellent outdoor entertaining area. The level yard has a private backyard with beautiful mature vegetation.
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Such a special moment for me today to deliver keys to a wonderful Lady and to part of her special moment - a First Time Home Owner!!!  

I am putting this in writing today as I can guarantee you, this will be a Lady we will see as one of our remarkable leaders in the future,,,,,,, and I will get to brag that I helped her purchase her first home Wink!!!

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I have sold a property at 8 5883 COWRIE ST in Sechelt.
The new Veranda on the Coast offers Easy One Level Living. These well appointed "Patio Homes" boast hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, designer colours and finishes all adding to he fantastic open living floor plan boasting 9foot ceilings. A short stroll to Sechelt Villiage and you have all you need, beaches, rec center, shopping, medical services and so much more. A perfect fit for many liestyles, Veranda offers buyers high efficiency/low energy consumption homes that are sure to please your budget all year round. Call for a tour or info package. Show home ready early 2015. Price includes GST and 5 appliances.
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I have sold a property at 310 5682 WHARF AVE in Sechelt.
One of the largest units in the Wharf Place, with over 1400 sq ft, it has 3 good size bedrooms, a den and nice size dining area. It boasts granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, soft closing cup boards and drawers, 12 ft highceilings. The building has a bicycle storage room and a scooter garage, they also have a unique outdoor sprinkler system. Really a great unit, in a great location give us a call for a viewing.
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I have sold a property at 7563 EUREKA PL in Halfmoon Bay.
This beautifully maintained 3-bedroom waterfront home has outstanding views of the Georgia Straight. This property is private with a gated entrance and a level fenced-in yard with ample room for boat or RV storage. Quality finishings throughout including sub-zero fridge, in-floor heating in bathrooms, steam shower and soaker tub in the master bedroom. Your guests will enjoy the stunning, open concept cottage with 3-piece bath and kitchenette. Enjoy the waterfront views from the comfort of your living-room or from the many decks or gazebo. The well maintained gardens have an in-ground sprinkler system. An amazing property with many other features focused to make the most of the outdoors and to enjoy this waterfront home.
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