Greg & Colin Thornton

Colin Direct: 604-561-3306 | EMAIL |



The good news is that Port Coquitlam homeowners are expected to pay less in property taxes this year than the city had initially planned.



The bad news is that the same taxpayers may have forked over more than was necessary in 2012.



A review of council’s approved funding decisions conducted by the city’s finance staff found that a planned infrastructure reserve transfer was duplicated in this year’s financial plan.



(The infrastructure reserve, established in 2010, has collected 1% annually to address the gap in funding needed to replace aging roads and facilities.)...

Read full post

THE REALTOR IN Rajiv Pandey shows, even on the election-campaign trail.


When knocking on doors in Vancouver-Fraserview, the B.C. Conservative candidate talks about one other thing aside from typical issues like education and health care: the property transfer tax. Even though his party hasn’t taken a stand on the levy, Pandey tells voters that he wants to see this tax reduced.

“As a realtor, I’m totally opposed to it,” Pandey told the Georgia Straight in a phone interview.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver has also identified the reduction of the B.C. property transfer tax as its top issue in the May 14 provincial election.

Introduced in 1987 by the government...

Read full post

VANCOUVER, BC – May 1, 2013 – In a recent Ipsos Reid opinion poll, 58 per cent of respondents agreed that the Property Transfer Tax (PTT) places an unfair tax burden on home buyers relative to other segments of the population. Twenty nine per cent disagreed, and 13 per cent had no opinion on the issue.

The poll also found that 51 per cent of respondents believe the provincial government should adjust the way the PTT is calculated to reflect price changes in the housing market over time. Of the 854 respondents, 26 per cent did not believe the PTT should be adjusted to reflect inflationary trends in the housing market and 23 per cent had no opinion.

Ipsos Reid conducted the poll on behalf of the Real Estate Board of Greater...

Read full post


VANCOUVER, BC – April 23, 2013 –  BC voters head to the polls on May 14 and the Property Transfer Tax (PTT) is a top election issue for the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV).


The REBGV has launched a campaign to raise voter awareness of the need for the next government to reduce the PTT.

“Our goal is to send a strong message to this year’s candidates that it’s long overdue for government to reduce the burden of the PTT on home buyers,” Sandra Wyant, REBGV president said.

To support this campaign, people can “like” our Facebook page at learn more about the PTT and its implications on BC home buyers,...

Read full post

Real estate agents' fees for home-sellers will also be lower under provincial sales tax regime

Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:01am PST


Most B.C. residents will reap no tax savings if they postpone buying a home until the provincial government officially eliminates the harmonized sales tax and reinstitutes a provincial sales tax (PST) on April 1.



Homebuilders are hammering away at this message in an attempt to eliminate confusion among consumers, who wrongly believe that they will save tax if they wait to buy a new home.

"Builders are frustrated with the confusion in the public," said Bob De Wit, who is CEO of the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association. "It's a complicated issue."

Cost savings on the purchases of...

Read full post
Categories:   Abbotsford Real Estate | Abbotsford West, Abbotsford Real Estate | Affordability | Albion, Maple Ridge Real Estate | Aldergrove Langley, Langley Real Estate | Annieville, N. Delta Real Estate | Award | Bank of Canada | BC | Big Bend, Burnaby South Real Estate | Birchland Manor, Port Coquitlam Real Estate | Bolivar Heights, North Surrey Real Estate | Brentwood Park, Burnaby North Real Estate | Brookswood Langley, Langley Real Estate | Burke Mountain, Coquitlam Real Estate | Burnaby North Real Estate | Buyer | Canada | Canyon Springs, Coquitlam Real Estate | Cape Horn, Coquitlam Real Estate | Central Coquitlam, Coquitlam Real Estate | Central Meadows, Pitt Meadows Real Estate | Central Meadows, Port Coquitlam Real Estate | Central Pt Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam Real Estate | Chilliwack Real Estate | Citadel PQ, Port Coquitlam Real Estate | Clayton, Cloverdale Real Estate | Clayton, Surrey Real Estate | Cloverdale BC, Surrey Real Estate | Colin Thornton | Collingwood VE, Vancouver East Real Estate | Commercial Real Estate | Condo | Construction | Coquitlam Real Estate | Coquitlam West, Coquitlam Real Estate | Costs | Cottonwood MR, Maple Ridge Real Estate | Design | Development | Dewdney Deroche, Mission Real Estate | DIY | Drone | Eagle Ridge CQ, Coquitlam Real Estate | East Central, Maple Ridge Real Estate | Events | Funny | Glenwood PQ, Port Coquitlam Real Estate | Greg Thornton | Hatzic, Mission Real Estate | Heritage Woods PM, Port Moody Real Estate | Highgate, Burnaby South Real Estate | Hockaday, Coquitlam Real Estate | Holidays | Home Improvement | Home Inspection | HST | Inspection | Investment Property | Ladner Real Estate | Landlord | Langley City, Langley Real Estate | Langley Real Estate | Leadership | Lincoln Park PQ, Port Coquitlam Real Estate | Lower Mary Hill, Port Coquitlam Real Estate | Luxury | Maillardville, Coquitlam Real Estate | Maple Ridge Real Estate | Market Conditions | Mary Hill, Port Coquitlam Real Estate | Metrotown, Burnaby South Real Estate | Mid Meadows, Pitt Meadows Real Estate | Mission BC, Mission Real Estate | Mission Real Estate | Money | Monthly Tip | Mortgage | Moving | N. Delta Real Estate | New Horizons, Coquitlam Real Estate | New Westminster Real Estate | News | Nordel, N. Delta Real Estate | North Coquitlam, Coquitlam Real Estate | North Shore Pt Moody, Port Moody Real Estate | Northwest Maple Ridge, Maple Ridge Real Estate | Oxford Heights, Port Coquitlam Real Estate | Panorama Ridge, Surrey Real Estate | Park Ridge Estates, Coquitlam Real Estate | Photography | Pitt Meadows Real Estate | Port Coquitlam Real Estate | Port Moody Centre, Port Moody Real Estate | Port Moody Real Estate | Quay, New Westminster Real Estate | Real Estate | Real Estate Tips | Rent | Riverwood, Port Coquitlam Real Estate | Sardis West Vedder Rd, Chilliwack Real Estate | Sellers | selling | Silver Valley Real Estate | Silver Valley, Maple Ridge Real Estate | Simon Fraser Hills, Burnaby North Real Estate | Sold | South Meadows, Pitt Meadows Real Estate | South Slope, Burnaby South Real Estate | Southwest Maple Ridge, Maple Ridge Real Estate | Stave Falls, Mission Real Estate | Sunshine Hills Woods, N. Delta Real Estate | Surrey Real Estate | Taxation | Technology Strategy | The Thornton Group | UAV | Uptown NW, New Westminster Real Estate | Vacation Home | Vancouver | Vancouver West Real Estate | Walnut Grove, Langley Real Estate | West Central, Maple Ridge Real Estate | West Newton, Surrey Real Estate | Westwood Plateau, Coquitlam Real Estate | Willoughby Heights, Langley Real Estate | Woodland Acres PQ, Port Coquitlam Real Estate | Yale, Hope Real Estate
The data relating to real estate on this website comes in part from the MLS® Reciprocity program of either the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV), the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) or the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board (CADREB). Real estate listings held by participating real estate firms are marked with the MLS® logo and detailed information about the listing includes the name of the listing agent. This representation is based in whole or part on data generated by either the REBGV, the FVREB or the CADREB which assumes no responsibility for its accuracy. The materials contained on this page may not be reproduced without the express written consent of either the REBGV, the FVREB or the CADREB.