When shopping for houses, it helps to treat them as direct substitutes such as Coke and Pepsi. If you are set on Coke and won’t consider Pepsi you are more likely to make a bad financial decision.
HPO Office Owner Builder Exam Part 6: If I failed the exam I would sue the “Home Protection Office.”
Home Protection Office, what an ironic name. Protects no one and promotes further unaffordability of homes in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island.
Victoria, B.C., Downtown Condo Pre-Sale Launches in next 60 days; The Wade, 989 Johnson, 595 Pandora
What do I personally look for?
As a REALTOR® it is not very difficult to influence your average online REALTOR® review.
Assuming the city zoning allows for Airbnb and the current bylaws don’t restrict vacation rentals is there really a legitimate need to amend the bylaws to restrict Airbnb and vacation rentals?
Make sure you know a lot about chimney code and a bunch of other stuff that won’t apply to your personal owner builder home.
There is already so much red tape involved in building a home that it is impossible to build a home with a vast array for special consultants with a lot of education and training.
A lot of very upset BC residents continue to email me about the new owner builder exam. A number have suggested a class action lawsuit on various basis. Individuals that have written the exam are also frustrated with the type of questions being asked on the exam that don’t translate to the reality of owner building a home.
Why doesn’t the government crack down on strata corporation that don’t allow any rentals in their complexes? Because it wouldn’t be a popular political move. Housing inventory used for Airbnb or vacation rentals is well below 1%; therefore, there isn’t too many people to piss off with the crackdown from a political perspective.
It’s still hot.