BC voters now have an extra two weeks to decide whether to keep or get rid of the harmonized sales tax (HST).
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Housing prices rose for the 15th straight month in July, but by the smallest margin in four months, according to a national index released Wednesday.
And for the first time in four months, prices failed to rise above the previous month’s in all of the six metropolitan areas measured in the Teranet-National Bank house price index.
The Fight HST campaign will throw down another gauntlet Monday, as it spells out how the B.C. government can head off an effort to recall MLAs – and which elected representatives it will target if the governing Liberals do not accede to its demands.
The malaise in Canada’s housing market is deepening, as record-low interest rates and a vast selection of homes prove to be insufficient incentives to draw new buyers into the market.
Just days after the Canadian Real Estate Association downgraded its sales forecast for the rest of the year, data from British Columbia and Alberta show sharp double-digit decreases in the number of homes sold in July compared to a year ago.