Harrison Thompson, REALTOR®

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First Time Home Buyers *Property Transfer Tax Rebate*

The First Time Home Buyers' Program in British Columbia is a valuable opportunity for eligible buyers to save on the property transfer tax when purchasing their first home. This program is designed to help Canadians citizens or permanent residents who have never owned a principal residence anywhere in the world achieve their dream of homeownership.


One of the key benefits of the program is that it provides a full exemption from the property transfer tax for homes priced up to $500,000. For homes priced between $500,000 and $525,000, there is a partial exemption available. This can result in significant savings for first-time home buyers, allowing them to keep more money in their pockets.


To qualify for the program, buyers must meet certain criteria, including being a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and using the property as their principal residence. The application process is straightforward, and eligible buyers can apply for the exemption through the BC government's online portal.


Overall, the First Time Home Buyers' Program in BC is a great opportunity for first-time buyers to save on the costs associated with purchasing a home. By taking advantage of this program, eligible buyers can make homeownership more affordable and attainable, helping them to secure their future and build equity in their property.



The First Time Home Buyers' Program in British Columbia offers eligible buyers the opportunity to save thousands of dollars on the property transfer tax when purchasing their first home. The full exemption applies to homes priced up to $500,000, potentially saving buyers up to $8,000. For homes priced between $500,000 and $525,000, a partial exemption is available, providing savings on a sliding scale. These savings can make a significant difference for first-time home buyers, allowing them to keep more money in their pockets and make homeownership more affordable and attainable.


This new exemption will be applied on April 1st, 2024 please contact me if you would like to further learn how you can take advantage of being a first-time home buyer in British Columbia, Canada.

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