I think it's because the agents' association set up the system and the agents are paying for it every month. There is nothing stopping you paying for the access.
Originally Posted by rebel_ins
In general, I don't think the tax on foreign buyers is the right approach. Nor is it clear what problem it would try to address.
- If the problem is high prices, then effort should be made to increase supply. It's not like we have no space, but the government artificially restricts construction.
- If the problem is that the foreigners send their wives and kids who buy $2M dollar houses, pay no federal or provincial taxes and use the services and benefits, then all services to such people should be chargeable at cost + profit.
Last edited by mordko; 2017-03-16 at 06:47 PM.
Newsflash-we have a monster called CMHC-100% guaranteed by the taxpayers-the purpose of which is to inflate RE prices-your "high RE prices" problem wouldn't exist without CMHC.
Originally Posted by mordko
I thought one of the provinces came out with a plan to increase house prices by giving first time home buyers a big chunk of cash. They cant make up their mind if they want to try to make housing more expensive or cheaper.