Category Archives: Housing

“Go after the money launderers, illegal real estate flippers, scammers, tax evaders” ‒ British Columbians respond to budget consultation

By ThinkPol Staff British Columbians want the government to go after money launderers, tax evaders, speculators and other fraudsters operating in the province’s real estate market, public responses to the governing NDP’s 2018 budget consultation show. Premier John Horgan’s government

BC Greens piling pressure on NDP to ban foreign buyers in budget

By ThinkPol Staff The BC Green Party is piling pressure on the NDP minority government its propping up to follow New Zealand’s example and restrict foreign real estate ownership in the province in the upcoming budget. “Recently, we proposed we

BC can legally seize lawbreaking foreign buyers’ homes, lawyer says

By ThinkPol Staff British Columbia government can legally seize the homes of a group of foreign buyers whose immigration fraud, tax evasion, and money laundering, money laundering and a host of other illegal activities came to light in a recent

BC Green leader calls for seizing homes of foreign buyers involved in immigration fraud, tax evasion, money laundering

By ThinkPol Staff British Columbia’s Green Party Leader has called for seizing the homes of a group of foreign buyers whose immigration fraud, tax evasion, money laundering and a host of other illegal activities came to light in a recent

Petition calls for housing speculation tax in BC budget and crackdown on money laundering, shady realtors

By ThinkPol Staff A petition has been launched to urge British Columbia’s NDP-led government to introduce a housing speculation tax along with a special taskforce to crackdown on money laundering and unethical practices by realtors in Metro Vancouver’s real estate

Realtor aided and abetted foreign buyers’ immigration fraud and forgery, judgement reveals

By ThinkPol staff A Vancouver realtor and his wife aided and abetted foreign buyers in committing immigration fraud and forgery, according a recently delivered judgement in a case between two feuding families from China battling over the ownership of multiple

BC’s real estate watchdog sues Real Estate Council for refusing to discipline Realtor

By ThinkPol Staff British Columbia’s Superintendent of Real Estate is suing the province’s Real Estate Council after the body that licences province’s realtors refused to discipline a licensee. The Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate (OSRE) was setup in

Immigration scams, tax evasion and mortgage fraud: Court case reveals Vancouver foreign buyers’ dirty tricks

By ThinkPol Staff A legal wrangle between two families from China over multi-million dollar homes in Vancouver Westside and the funds transferred to buy them offer a rare glimpse into the questionable strategies used by foreign buyers in the lower

Speculator attempts to flip Richmond condo for nearly 3x within 6 months

By ThinkPol Staff A speculator is attempting to flip a Richmond condo bought just six months ago for nearly three times the amount paid for it. This is according to data gathered by Corrupt Gregor[1]https://twitter.com/corruptgregor, the twitter user who reports

Twitter account targets flippers speculating on Vancouver’s housing market

By ThinkPol Staff A social media account is targeting flippers speculating on Vancouver’s housing market by reporting them to Canada’s tax agency. Corrupt Gregor[1]https://twitter.com/CorruptGregor has so far reported to the Canada Revenue Agency the owners of five properties, which are