Please note that Services provided by EstateBlock.com is not intended to solicit buyers or sellers currently under contract with another brokerage. If you have any questions or concerns with regards to these Terms email us at info [at] EstateBlock.com
Terms and Conditions for Website Users
If you are a registrant of EstateBlock.com, you also agree to the MLS®.
1. EstateBlock.com Content
Users agree that they are fully liable on the use of the content and they do so at their own risk. EstateBlock.com is not liable for any damages incurred after the use of the content whether they occur directly or indirectly. Website must only be used by consumers
for the purpose of locating and purchasing real estate.
Users understand that EstateBlock.com is not responsible in any shape or form for the content that becomes available through the Services. Users may find the content including text, photos, videos etc. objectionable. Some of the content on the website comes from the developers (“Developers”) and they are in full control of the data including renderings, and logos.
Users agree that while we strive to have error free, and uninterrupted service, EstateBlock.com does not guarantee absence of interruptions nor are we liable for any damage such interruptions may cause.
Users note that the content on EstateBlock.com may include outbound links to other websites. Users understand that EstateBlock.com is not responsible for the content on these external sites nor is EstateBlock.com responsible for the Services provided by them. Users thus will visit these sites at their own risk and are encouraged to assess the sites for accuracy and integrity.
Users agree that while we strive to bring them the most accurate information, EstateBlock.com does not guarantee the accuracy of the information posted on the platform, or mentioned in face-to-face and phone conversations. Users are encouraged to evaluate and double check the information as they see fit.
Users agree that EstateBlock.com retains the right to modify, remove, or move the content on the site including the user comments at it sees fit. EstateBlock.com however is not obligated to do so.
Users agree to grant full and irrevocable worldwide license to the content submitted to the site in forms of comments and articles. EstateBlock.com will be licensed to use, edit, copy, translate, sublicense, and promote these as it sees fit.
Users agree that the extent of Services, the longevity of the content on the site, the means and frequency of promotion of the content, the modification and the continuation of Services , as well as the users' access to the Services and the content is solely up to EstateBlock.com's discretion. Moreover, users agree that EstateBlock.com is not liable to any party including the users if such modifications or discontinuation occurs without prior notice.
By using the Web site and inputting personal information the user understands that he or she may acquire cookies or other computer files that EstateBlock uses to identify users.
We currently collect information such as pages visited, search parameters, and property information to supplement our records and help us learn what pages are most attractive to our customers, which of our features most interest our customers, and what kinds of homes and information our customers like to see.
2.1 Google Analytics
2.2 Google Maps
2.3 Google DoubleClick for Publishers
3. Information Sharing/Reselling
By using the Web site and inputting personal information the user understands that EstateBlock will use such information for internal purposes and with your permission or upon your request may also provide that information to affiliated companies or persons. EstateBlock takes care to see that user information is not transmitted to unauthorized persons or the general public but is not liable for such information transmission due to theft, hacking or software errors.
4. Information Aggregation
EstateBlock is not responsible for any errors in displayed information or delays in displaying information. All information on the Web site is either transmitted to EstateBlock from other entities or persons or was obtained through publicly available government sources. Issues of data accuracy may be brought to the attention of EstateBlock by sending feedback but it is likely that such information accuracy cannot be corrected by EstateBlock and the entity or person that generated the information must be appealed to. For example: incorrect listing information can only be changed by the 3rd party listing agent under our terms with the MLS®.
4.1 Neighbourhood Location Outlines
EstateBlock does not guarantee the accuracy of the neighbourhood outlines that appear on the website.
5. 3rd Party Trademarks
5.1 EstateBlock for the iPhone™
Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, iPod touch, and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.
5.2 EstateBlock for Android™
Android is a trademark of Google Inc. Use of this trademark is subject to Google Permissions. Portions of this page are modifications based on work created and shared by Google and used according to terms described in the Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License.
6. Webscraping of Listing & Property Data Is Not Allowed
Crawling or Scraping the EstateBlock.com and network sites is allowed for inclusion in web search engine results only. Webscraping, downloading or webcrawling of any property or other data for inclusion in another real estate search site, content aggregator, or any other purpose is strictly forbidden without prior written consent from EstateBlock
7. Forums, Q&A pages.
Any opinions, advice, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers and users, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not EstateBlock. In many instances, the content available through this site represents the opinions and judgments of the respective information providers or users. EstateBlock does not endorse, and is not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement made on the site by any third party.
Links provided on this Web site are put there for the user's convenience. Links may be directed to third-party content, meaning that EstateBlock has no control over what is actually posted at the destination sites. EstateBlock does not endorse or promote or sponsor the content found after clicking on a link that sends a user to a 3rd party site. If linked-to content appears to be in error or objectionable to a user, send feedback so that EstateBlock can review the content and make changes to links where necessary.
EstateBlock.com offers homebuyers a 25%* of our commission rebate incentive on homes purchased through EstateBlock real estate agents. Please note that rebate on a website is calculated automatically from listing price for each listing and based on Typical Buyer's commission which is 3.255% on the first $100,000 and 1.1625% on the balance. This is just an example of a typical rate, since there is no standard commission rate, and not all REALTORS® charge the same commission rate. It means that rebate published on website could be different from final buyer’s rebate because it is calculated only after receiving information about buyer’s commission from listing agent.
You cannot use your refund as part of your down payment or to cover closing costs.
We use the following formula to calculate your 25%* of our commission Rebate:
1. If the Property costs less than $100.000 than formula for Rebate= (Listing Price *0.03255)*0.25
2. If the property costs more than $100.000 than formula for Rebate= (((Listing Price-100000)*0.01625)+3255)*0.25
EstateBlock gives you all the advantages of working with a full service REALTOR®, we just give you more.
EstateBlock is not offering discounted services; we just believe in giving great service for a fair price. Our utilization of the latest technology and expertise in the local real estate market has made it easier and faster for us to help you buy and sell Vancouver property, and we want to share all of that with you.
Why pay more? Get the best service and save thousands…
This message is not intended to solicit clients currently listed or under buyer’s agency agreements. Rebate incentives attached may not be up to date or accurate. The Rebate does not apply to all properties, some of them are not offering buyer's comission at all. Rebate is calculated on base price net of HST; please contact our represantative for more details.
9.1 Buy & Sell with EstateBlock: Save Even More
Sell your home and buy your next one with us and we’ll double your rewards! Let us help you sell your home and instead of 25%* we’ll give you 50%* rebate on the buyer’s commission when you buy your new home through EstateBlock.
*This example is based on typical buyer's commission is 3.255% on the first $100,000 and 1.1625% on the balance. Please note: there is no standard commission rate, and not all REALTORS® charge the same commission rate.
10. EstateBlock Disclaimer
The materials contained on this page may not be reproduced without the express written consent of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver. MLS® and REALTOR® Trademarks owned or controlled by The Canadian Real Estate Association. Used under license. This website must only be used by consumers for the purpose of locating and purchasing real estate.
11. Registering an Account on EstateBlock.com
By registering for a EstateBlock account you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions. Your agreement to these terms does not require you to work with EstateBlock.
Any information you obtain from the EstateBlock website is intended for your personal, non-commercial use.
You have a bona fide interest in the purchase, sale, or lease of real estate on the EstateBlock website.
You will not copy, redistribute, or retransmit any of the information provided except in connection with your consideration of the purchase or sale of an individual property.
You acknowledge that the individual multiple listing service (MLS®), which supplies the listing data, owns such data and you acknowledge the validity or the MLS®s copyright to such data.
EstateBlock also explicitly authorizes MLS® employees, MLS® members, or their duly authorized representatives to access EstateBlock's website for the purposes of verifying compliance with MLS® rules and monitoring the display of Participants' listings on EstateBlock's site.
All Content, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person who originated such Content. We may not monitor or control the Content posted via the Services and, we cannot take responsibility for such Content. Any use or reliance on any Content or materials posted via the Services or obtained by you through the Services is at your own risk. You certify that you will not upload or post inappropriate content such as profanity, obscenity, libelous content, etc.
You retain your rights to any Content you submit, post or display on or through the Services. By submitting, posting or displaying Content on or through the Services, you grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display and distribute such Content in any and all media or distribution methods (now known or later developed). The most common public uses for content today are in the user forums and paired with a public review left by you for a particular agent.
All Services, logos, content, art work, design, files, text, and sounds are properties of EstateBlock.com, or the respective Developers and are subject to Canadian and International copyright laws, and may not be copied in full or in part without expressed written consent of EstateBlock.com management. The users agree that their access to the aforementioned Services and content is limited to personal use only and that their commercial use is limited to transactions done on their own behalf. EstateBlock.com retains the right to modify, terminate, or further limit access to Services at its sole discretion. All unauthorized use by Users will immediately terminate the license granted by these Terms.
Users will be in violation of the Terms if, but not limited to, they engage in 'any' harmful and/or unlawful behaviour such as impersonating another person or entity; if they make unsolicited calls or send unsolicited messages and emails to EstateBlock.com employees and email addresses; if they infringe on EstateBlock.com's copyrights; if they exploit, which includes unauthorized duplication of, the content, logos, art work, design, files, text and Services provided by EstateBlock.com; if they utilize any electronic means to use, or gain access to EstateBlock.com's content and registration forms, including framing techniques.
Users may, subject to these Terms and Conditions, print or otherwise save individual pages for private use. However, property listings and/or data may not be modified or altered in any respect, merged with other data or published in any form, in whole or in part. The prohibited uses include "screen scraping", "database scraping" and any other activity intended to collect, store, reorganize or manipulate or publish data on the pages produced by, or displayed on the EstateBlock.com web site.
13. Limitation of Liability
Users agree that EstateBlock.com, it's directors, employees, and affiliates are hereby relieved of any liability for damages, be it direct or indirect, that comes as a result of the use of EstateBlock.com website and our Services.
The Users agree that they may directly or indirectly get involved with parties independent of EstateBlock.com either through EstateBlock.com's Blog or through the Services provided on the main platform and the EstateBlock.com Realty Inc. EstateBlock.com is hereby also relieved of any responsibility and liability with regards to the Services and content provided by third party partners, contributors, and any person or entity that links to EstateBlock.com. The Users are encouraged to conduct their own research prior to interacting with any such entities and agree that they cannot hold EstateBlock.com responsible for any third party short comings or damages.
Users agree that EstateBlock.com cannot guarantee unit allocation and availability nor do we guarantee the prices or the size of the units posted. This applies to projects before, during, and after VIP opportunities. Users are encouraged to double check the relevant information as they see fit.
Users agree that EstateBlock.com is hereby relieved of any liability that may come as a result of any interruptions to the service or any errors on the platform. Users are encouraged to take all precautions and check all facts as they see fit.
If you have any questions or concerns with regards to these Terms email us at info [at] EstateBlock.com
. THIS WEB SITE AND THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES ASSOCIATED WITH IT ARE PROVIDED "AS IS." ESTATEBLOCK AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS OR REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO ANY MATTER WHATSOEVER RELATING TO THIS WEB SITE AND ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES PROVIDED HEREIN, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT. USE OF THIS WEB SITE AND/OR ESTATEBLOCK'S SERVICES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. ESTATEBLOCK AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS OR REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR OTHER INJURY ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF THIS WEB SITE AND/OR ESTATEBLOCK'S SERVICES OR WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEB SITE, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OBTAINED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THIS WEB SITE, WHETHER RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, FROM BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ESTATEBLOCK AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HAD BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES.
14. No warranties
EstateBlock.com and its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors, employees, or agents who provide this Site, and the Information herein, is on an “as is, where is basis” and do not make any express or implied warranties, representations, endorsements or conditions with respect to the Site or the Information, including, without limitation, warranties as to the merchantability, operation, non-infringement, usefulness, completeness, accuracy, correctness, reliability, and fitness for a particular purpose. Further, smarthomesellers.ca does not represent or warrant that the Site will be available and meet your requirements, that access will be uninterrupted, that there will be no delays, failures, errors or omissions, or loss of transmitted information, that no viruses or other contaminating or destructive properties will be transmitted or that no damage will occur to your computer system.
By using this Web site the user agrees to indemnify EstateBlock and its suppliers and real estate professionals from and against any and all liabilities and expenses and damages arising out of the users use of the Web site. Users may not use this Web site for illegal, harassing, unethical, or disruptive purposes.
It is important to note that service and Information is only available in the provinces of British Columbia. The Information does not constitute an offer or solicitation to trade in real estate to anyone in any jurisdiction in which an offer or solicitation is not authorized or cannot legally be made or to any person to whom it is unlawful to make an offer or solicitation. The terms and conditions applicable to any service will be those determined at the time of provision of the service. Please be aware of the laws of your province or country or that otherwise apply to you in relation to any of the matters described in these pages. If you choose to access the Site from outside British Columbia you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local, national or international laws. You may not use or export or re-export the Information or any copy or adaptation in violation of any applicable laws or regulations, including export laws and regulations of Canada in force from time to time.
Disclaimers: Multiple Listing Services and other Data Providers
EstateBlock receives the homes for sale from many listing sources. The following disclaimers apply to listings only from that particular data source.
17.1 MLS® Disclaimers
The data relating to real estate on this web site comes in part from the MLS® Reciprocity program of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver or the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board. Real estate listings held by participating real estate firms are marked with the MLS® Reciprocity® logo and detailed information about the listing includes the name of the listing agent. This representation is based in whole or part on data generated by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver or the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board which assumes no responsibility for its accuracy. The materials contained on this page may not be reproduced without the express written consent of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver or the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board.
This representation is based in whole or in part on data generated by the Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board which assumes no responsibility for its accuracy.
This representation is based in whole or in part on data generated by the Chilliwack & District Real Estate Board which assumes no responsibility for its accuracy.
This representation is based in whole or in part on data generated by the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board which assumes no responsibility for its accuracy.
MLS®, Multiple Listing Service®, and the associated logos are all registered certification marks owned by CREA and are used to identify real estate services provided by brokers and salespersons who are members of CREA.
REALTOR®, REALTORS® and the REALTOR® logo are certification marks owned by REALTOR® Canada Inc., a corporation jointly owned by the National Association of REALTORS® and The Canadian Real Estate Association. The REALTOR® trade marks are used to identify real estate services provided by brokers and salespersons who are members of CREA and who accept and respect a strict Code of Ethics, and are required to meet consistent professional standards of business practice which is the consumer's assurance of integrity.
17.2 Demographics data
Census boundary files
Statistics Canada. 2007. Population Ecumene Census Division Cartographic Boundary File.2006 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-159-XWE. March 13.
http://geodepot.statcan.ca/Diss2006/DataProducts/PopEcumene_e.jsp (accessed July 14, 2008).
Census table data
Statistics Canada. 2007. “Census Profile. 2006 Census: Release topics.” Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 97-550-XWE2006002. Ottawa, Ontario. March 13.
http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/data/popdwell/Table.cfm?T=101 (accessed November 3, 2008.)
Statistics Canada. 2012. Census Profile. 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-316-XWE. Ottawa. Released October 24, 2012. http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/dp-pd/prof/index.cfm?Lang=E
(accessed February 24, 2013).
17.3 Crime data
Part of this information is provided by the Province of British Columbia. The Information is licensed ‘as is’, and the Information Provider
excludes all representations, warranties, obligations and liabilities, whether express or implied, in relation to the Information.
17.4 Schools data
This information is provided by the Province of British Columbia under the Open Government License for Government of BC Information v.BC1.0.
17.5 School Service areas boundaries
Information regarding school boundaries, attendance, ratings, exam marks and other demographics changes frequently. The school boundary, attendance and other demographic information provided on the Site is compiled from various sources and is for general informational purposes only. You should not use such information in determining the legal eligibility to attend any particular school or school system, or to use or benefit from any other services provided by or on behalf of any city, town, county, state or other governmental entity, or any other service dependent upon residence within a given geographical area.
17.6 Daycares data
Child Care and Day Care information is provided “as is” by BC Health Authorities. Information Provider excludes all representations, warranties, obligations and liabilities whether express or implied, in relation to the Information. Severity of violations differs please visit BC Health Authority Website for more information.
17.7 Climate data
Climate and Historical Weather Data provided by Environment Canada.
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