Buying a house is one of the most exciting – and stressful – times in your life. The following top tips, from Jacqueline Tait, Notary Public, will help you to prepare for your signing meeting with your Notary and to minimize a lot of stress during that process: Read More
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Strata title properties are more popular than ever – over one in three BC residents live in a residential strata. If you are a first time buyer, an empty nester looking to downsize, or simply looking for a more affordable housing solution, the strata market may be right for you. However, it is very important to understand the nature of strata versus freehold ownership before you make a decision.
Shopping for your first home is very exciting, but trying to plan for all of the unforeseen costs can be stressful. Most people are aware of Property Transfer Tax (“PTT”), which is a provincial tax payable when the title to a property changes hands. However, don’t automatically assume that you qualify for an exemption simply because you are a first time home buyer (“FTHB”). This could be a costly mistake, resulting in a delay or even potential legal liability if you are unable to complete the purchase due to an inability to pay an unexpected PTT bill. Read More
Buying a new home is one of the most exciting milestones in a person’s life. It is likely to be one of the biggest financial investments you will ever make. While it is a positive step forward, it can turn into a stressful experience if you are not well prepared in advance for all of the associated closing costs. Read More