What is Capital GainS Tax?

Capital gains in Canada refers to the appreciation in value of any asset or investment since its purchase. When you sell the asset such as a property, at a higher price than what you paid for it, the profit made from the sale is considered a capital gain. This applies to various types of properties including cottages, second homes, investment properties or rental units. So as a Realtor, understanding capital gains is crucial for effectively advising clients on their property transactions and investments.

What are the changes coming to the Capital Gains Tax?

  • Budget 2024 announces the government's intention to increase the inclusion rate on capital gains realized annually above $250,000 by individuals and on all…

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Little change in the housing market this Spring could mean a potential Buyers Market

The Canadian real estate sector displayed minimal fluctuations in March 2024, with both home sales and prices maintaining a steady course. Transactions documented through Canadian MLS systems experienced a marginal uptick of 0.5 percent compared to the previous month, yet remained below the ten-year average.

Similarly, the MLS Home Price Index (HPI) demonstrated marginal movement, dipping by 0.3 percent month-over-month. Analysts suggest that the current landscape, characterized by elevated interest rates and speculation regarding potential rate adjustments, may be influencing market dynamics.

Canadian consumers appear financially strained, potentially…

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Victoria Market Report - April.2024

Supply still key to Victoria's housing market

April 2, 2024  A total of 588 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this March, 0.3 per cent fewer than the 590 properties sold in March 2023 but a 25.1 per cent increase from February 2024. Sales of condominiums were down 10.2 percent from March 2023 with 177 units sold. Sales of single family homes increased 1.8 percent from March 2023 with 286 sold.
"We've concluded a rather quiet first quarter and are transitioning into the spring market," said 2024 Victoria Real Estate Board Chair Laurie Lidstone. "Many of our local REALTOR® members are noting that more shoppers are coming into the market - but this has not necessarily translated into…

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