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  • Home Inspections

    When purchasing a resale home, or a new home, you should consider having it inspected by a professional home inspector.  A home inspection is often an important condition of the Offer to Purchase.  If this is the case, a home inspection must take place in order to close the sale. Qualifications of a home inspector In Alberta and British Columbia, […]

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    How To Load A Moving Truck

    You packed your belongings, reserved a moving truck and are now thinking about what moving day will look like. Advance planning will make moving day go a lot smoother and faster. This article provides you with tips to help in preparing for loading the moving truck. Before moving day arrives, consider the following tips to helps ensure a trouble free […]

  • Mortgage Loan Insurance

    Is it mandatory? Mortgage loan insurance, also known as mortgage default insurance, is mandatory in Canada if you have a high-ratio mortgage.  In other words, if the down payment on your mortgage is between 5% and 19.99% you will require mortgage loan insurance.  If your down payment is at least 20% mortgage loan insurance is generally not required.  However there […]

  • How to Furnish Your New Apartment

    Take Inventory Before you start to furnish your new apartment, make sure you know exactly what you need. You don’t want to spend money on purchases you don’t really need or already have, especially if you are running on a tight budget. Your inventory of things for your new home may include items that friends or family no longer need […]

  • Do It Yourself Tips for Painting Your New Place

    When you move into your new apartment you may want to revive your rooms with a fresh coat of paint. Even if it is just a coat of crisp white paint, it can make your apartment look brighter and new. Depending on the current conditions of the walls when you move in, your landlord may take on the responsibility of […]

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    How do I pack my belongings?

    Assuming you decided to pack your own belongings, this article will help you with a step-by-step plan to tackle this big step.  Careful planning and packing will save you time, money and potentially a lot of frustration. Step 1 – What stays and what goes? Decide what will move with you and what will stay behind.  There may be items […]

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    Cancelling My Lease in Nunavut

    Leases are a binding contract between a tenant and a landlord and breaking a lease is a breach of this contract. Despite this breach, you may find yourself with a valid reason for needing to break your lease – such as moving to another city. If you are in this situation, we want to help you try to avoid – […]

  • Land Transfer Taxes in Newfoundland & Labrador

    Land Transfer Taxes (LTT) are provincial taxes levied on the exchange of real estate, and are the responsibility of the purchaser. Usually the LTT is a percentage of the property value.  All provinces have a land transfer tax except Alberta and Saskatchewan (who instead levy a much smaller fee). Note that Ontario, Toronto, B.C. and PEI there are LTT rebates […]

  • Exchanging Gifts With Your Roommate

    Whether you have been living with your roommate for a while and are best friends or don’t know each other well at all, you should talk about gift giving! The last thing you want is for one of you to give a gift around the holidays and the other be embarrassingly empty handed. There are a couple of simple things […]

  • Moving Your Car

    Like most elements of your move, there are a number of different ways to move your car to your new location. Selecting the best option for you will largely depend on how far your move is and how much value you place on your car. To help with your shipping decision, this article presents three options: Drive your car yourself, […]