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  • Settling In Advice for the Whole Family

    After the tiring and seemingly never ending list of to-dos, this is the fun part of the move – settling in. The adventure begins now for the whole family –discovering the new neighbourhood and the surprises it will have in store. This article goes over some useful guidance for helping the family settle into your new home. Be prepared to […]

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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 […]

  • How to Pack your Garage or Tool Shed

    Not sure how to pack your skis, hoses, brooms, and other garage items? Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you effectively tackle this important space before moving day. What You’ll Need Tape gun (a.k.a. adhesive transfer gun) Permanent marker 2 or 4 cubic foot cartons Plastic bins (for storing liquids) Wardrobe box (as needed) Preparing Read the tips and warnings […]

  • Tips For Moving In With a Roommate

    Moving in with someone is a big deal whether they are a best friend, acquaintance, boyfriend or someone completely new! There are some key things to know about your new roommate before you move in that will help things go smoothly and make sure you don’t have any surprises! Communication is Key It is very easy to make assumptions about […]

  • Land Transfer Taxes In British Columbia

    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 […]

  • Moving With Younger Children

    Together with tips and checklists, this article has been written to help facilitate moving with preschoolers and younger children including: How to tell younger children about the move What reactions you can expect from them What can your child do to help and be actively involved Packing and moving day to-do lists An earlier article, ‘’Moving with children’’ provides general […]

  • How to Pack Your Bedroom

    When packing up your bedroom for moving day, you want to be certain that everything is handled with the utmost care. These are, after all, your most personal belongings! From your furniture to your clothing to your personal library and everything in between, read on for a step-by-step guide to packing your bedroom goods. What You’ll Need Tape gun (a.k.a. […]

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    Canadian Citizens Living in the US

    Legal Work Applying for permission to study in the US can seem very confusing at first. Here are some important facts and tips to help your application process run as smoothly as possible! Canadian citizens do not need a Visa to study in the US. However, there are several other important documents that will be necessary for your studies. First, […]

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    Preparing Your House for the Real Estate Market

    You want to sell your home. You are ready but is your house ready? Here are some step-by-step instructions and tips for ensuring that your house is at its best and more than ready for the real estate market. Clean, Clean, then Clean Some More… People will judge whether or not they want to live in a home primarily by […]

  • Creating a Budget

    Why create budget? It is easy to let spending get out of hand, an extra drink at the bar, splurging on a long weekend get away or indulging in the new iPad that you just don’t need. No one ever said you should count pennies but being smart about your money is always a good thing. Having a budget can […]

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