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  • Land Transfer Taxes in Ontario

    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 […]

  • Cleaning Checklist

    Cleaning Checklist to Help Sell Your Home

    Cleaning your home is the first step to showing it in its best light. Buyers look into every nook and cranny. You should go through your home as if you were a potential buyer and look at it with critical eyes! If it is dirty, clean it. If it is broken, fix it. If it is noisy, silence it. If […]

  • Land Transfer Taxes in Quebec

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Renting in NWT

    Do I need to sign a lease or tenancy agreement? No. A tenancy agreement may be written, verbal or implied, though a written tenancy agreement is recommended.  Most landlords use written agreements. Types of rental periods, which determine how long you can stay in the apartment: Periodic Lease: the rental period can relate to a calendar week, month, or year […]

  • Options for Retirement Living

    There are many options when it comes to retirement living. In fact, many provinces in Canada have their own unique terms for the different stages of living after retirement. When choosing which option is best for you, it is important to know the differences between all of these. This article will break it down into the three types: independent living, […]

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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 […]

  • What is Home Staging?

    Home Staging is the preparation of a home inside and out for viewing by potential buyers in advance of  its being listing on the real estate market. The purpose of Home Staging is to bring a home’s best features forward, and assure a favorable presentation. Staging a home can help potential buyers see themselves in it as their home. This […]

  • Land Transfer Taxes in Nova Scotia

    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 […]

  • Preparing Home for Selling

    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 […]

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