Monday, August 18, 2014

SOLD! 7220 Cavelier Court 3 Bed 3 Bath House for Sale in Richmond BC

This property is now SOLD

7220 Cavelier Court
Richmond BC, V7C 4J8, Canada

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Richmond | Vancouver | Ladner | Tsawwassen

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Property Information:
Sub Area: Thompson
MLS® No.: V1080511
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
House sq.ft.: 1,948
Lot sq. ft.: 7,979 sq.ft. lot

Quilchena/Thompson area quiet cul-de-sac 3 bedroom 2.5 bathroom home with master on the main and two very large bedrooms up. Move in or build a 3,638 square foot new home on this large 7,978 square lot. Spacious rooms with plenty of storage space, double garage, mature landscaping. Walking distance to popular Burnett Secondary, Grouer Elementary and Thompson Community Center. Just steps away from the new walking path with River Road to the north and Steveston to the south.

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No Farm Status for Medical Marijuana Grow-Ops

Existing and future federally licensed medical marijuana businesses won’t be getting a break on their property taxes.

The provincial government has excluded medical marijuana businesses from its list of agricultural uses.

This means legal grow-ops won’t qualify for farm classification for assessment and property tax purposes.

The provincial government made this decision to ensure municipalities don’t lose property tax revenues.

Medical-marijuana production is allowed as a farm use within the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) by the BC government. But, the BC Assessment Act, sec. 23, specifies which farm uses qualify for farm classification for property tax assessment purposes.

Farm classification typically lowers the value of the land which:
• reduces property tax rates, and
• provides PST exemptions.

Wineries, farms, ranch tourism operations and sand and gravel pits are excluded from farm classification.

Medical marijuana is a federally-regulated narcotic produced by licensed operators.

There are five federally licensed facilities in BC and the number is expected to increase in the coming years.

Source: REBGV

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Government Partners to Lower Energy Costs

The BC Government is partnering with BC Hydro and FortisBC to expand energy-efficiency programs.

The goal is to help low-income residents reduce their electricity and gas bills through:
• Updates to existing low-income programs; and
• A new program which provides homeowners with up to $6,000 in rebates for energy-efficiency upgrades.

 BC Hydro and FortisBC will offer:

 Energy Conservation Assistance Program (ECAP)

• free energy assessments; and
• energy-saving products such as new ENERGY STAR refrigerators to save residents $165 per year, and insulation upgrades saving residents $300 per year.

 Energy Saving Kit Program (ESK)

• easy-to-install products such as compact fluorescent light bulbs and weather stripping save residents up to $100 per year.

 Home Energy Rebate Offer

• up to $6,000 in rebates for home owners for energy efficiency upgrades to reduce water and space heating costs, including heating and hot water systems and insulation. Home owners completing these upgrades could reduce energy bills by 30 per cent per year.

 Learn more about programs for customers with low incomes, visit:

 Learn more about Home Energy Rebate Offer at:

(Source: REBGV)