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How will the HST Transition effect new homes and selling commissions?
On most transactions the 7% GST or HST (soon to be 12% as of July 1, 2010) is paid at the moment of purchase. What happens when the purchase takes place over a period of time as is often the case when purchasing real estate? Although not officially passed as yet, there is a two stage transitional proposal. A declaration wi ...
Chloe Kristen Berretta
Claire and Mike are tickled pink to have a new grand daughter.
Calgary Real Estate Market Red Hot
Home Sells in 3-Minute Auction!
A couple in Calgary agreed to auction their 3-bedroom home. They have 3 children and had purchased a 4 bedroom home, outgrowing their starter house. Their realtor served as auctioneer, and went over the rules, noting a $5,000 deposit would be due at the fall of the hammer. Collected in the front yard was a crowd of 120 people, ...
The Vancouver Courier- Dunbar Holiday Happenings
The 11th Annual Christmas Food Bank Drive has begun. Since the beginning, realtor Mike Andruff and his team- including Claire Andruff, Christine Hay and Mike Rampf- have collected over four-and-a-half tons of food to help feed the hungry, and Dunbar merchants are working hard to increase that mega-amount. Please bring a non-perishable food item ...
2005 Year of the Veteran
The Government of Canada has declared 2005 the Year of the Verteran, to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the end of World War Two and to honour all our Verterans.
Services for Remembrance Day, Nov. 11th:
Cenotaph, Victory Square, Downtown Vancouver:
10:00 am, Assemble at the Square, for a Parade of Veterans, bands and military marching units
10:30 am - Cenotaph S ...
The Vancouver BNI Masters of Networking 5th Annual Awards Gala 2005 was held at Richmond's River Rock Casino Resort on October 29, 2005. Claire and I were proud to be a Silver Sponsor at the event for Team Andruff. Over two hundred networker's were on hand to celebrate our master Networkers.
L'Oreal Fashion Week in Toronto
Lorrayne Anthony wrote in The Vancouver Sun newspaper today "A sexy look will herald spring, but with a more...subtle feminine touch." The show started off with tailored looks in whites, blacks and yellows, and moved into golds, lime greens, teal blues and saffron with some snakeskin and lepoard-spot patterns!
Spring 2006 Trends
Joanne Sasvari, The Calgary Her ...