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This month's "Item of Value" coincides perfectly with a financial service professional! It speaks to the new Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) that were initiated by the government in 2008. Many people have opened these savings accounts as a way to save for retirement, a down payment on a first home or university-related expenses.

 

This month's info shows how this TFSA can complement an established Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) or other savings account and can help you save for both short and long term goals. Since many people are interested in ways to save money for retirement, feel free to pass this information on to your family and friends.

 

In the document find out about; 

 

  • The Benefits of TFSA
  • The Rules of TFSA
  • Who TFSA's are Ideal For
  • How to use a TFSA to Save

To download a copy of our September Item of Value "Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA), click here!

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Summer finally came and was glorious! Now it is back to school for those of you with children, conferences and last quarter goals for those with careers and for the lucky retired clients - well you are so lucky to wake up everyday and have a million option of what to do!

 

The market has been very steady throughout the summer and we are gearing up for a terrific fall season! By mid September those clients wanting to be in a new home for the Holidays are out there looking! Whatever your plans - we are here to help you get there.

 

This month's business partner we are promoting is Blaine St. Arnault - a financial planner who we have personally worked with for over 20 years! If you have been thinking of sitting down with a financial planner please give Blaine a call. We are sure you will feel comfortable speaking with him. Please check out the services Blaine provides on this attached document.

 

REBGV Stats for August 2011:

  • The MLSLink Housing Price Index (HP) benchmark price for all residential properties in Greater Vancouver over the last 12 months has increased 8.5% to $625,578 in August 2011 from $576,597 in August 2010.
  • Last month there were 2.378 sales in total and 15,437 listings - therefore 15% of the listings are selling.
  • Greater Vancouver home sales trended towards a buyers' market over the summer - New listings in August were up 24.9% compared to August 2010.
  • Last month's new listings total was the highest volume recorded for August in 16 years.

Detached Properties: Benchmark price increased 11.7% from August 2010 to $888,243 (Down from July's $898,886)

Attached Properties: Benchmark price increased 4.5% from August 2010 to $511,433 (Down from July's $524,909)

Apartments: Benchmark price increased 5.6% from August 2010 to $407,457 (Up from July's $405,306)

 

This month's "Item of Value" coincides perfectly with a financial service professional! It speaks to the new Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) that were initiated by the government in 2008. Many people have opened these savings accounts as a way to save for retirement, a down payment on a first home or university-related expenses.

 

This month's info shows how this TFSA can complement an established Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) or other savings account and can help you save for both short and long term goals. Since many people are interested in ways to save money for retirement, feel free to pass this information on to your family and friends.

 

Oh & by the way.......We are never too busy for your referrals! Please don't forget our appreciation of $500.00 for each successful referral!

 

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Property Photo: 102 15440 VINE AVE in White Rock
I have listed a new property at 102 15440 VINE AVE in White Rock.
Shows beautifully - New Carpet, lino & updated cabinets! Boutique bldg. w/11 units. Ground level rancher style condo feels like a townhome w/a fabulous private outdoor patio surrounded by greenery! Marble tiled entrance-huge kitchen easily accommodates dinette suite, cupboard & counter space galore + window over the sink! Dining rm very open w/bay windows & a pony wall separating the kitchen for easy pass thru. Living rm is spacious, windows galore & gas f/p. Den/2nd bdrm has dble French door entry! Master bdrm is grand w/his/hers custom closets & a spa style ensuite w/lge soaker tub & vanity. 2nd bathrm/3 pce. Incl: pantry, in suite laundry, locker & 1 parking. Walking distance to shops, hospital & transportation.
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