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  • Insuring Your Apartment

    Do you need insurance for your apartment? The short answer is yes. Why Get Insurance? Although landlords will have insurance for the property or for liability, as a tenant it is still important to get renters’ insurance. Renters’ insurance will protect all of your personal belongings within your home in the case of theft, a fire or flooding. Depending on […]

  • 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 […]

  • Should I Move In With A Roommate?

    Sometimes when you are moving out for the first time or looking to decrease the cost of living in an apartment, finding a room mate can be a great option! There are however important considerations before making the choice to share your living space. Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages to having a room mate! Advantages: Rent is […]

  • Land Transfer Taxes in New Brunswick

    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 Your Car

    Like most elements of your move, there are a number of different ways toyou’re 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, Hire […]

  • Renting in New Brunswick

    Do I need to sign a lease or tenancy agreement? Yes. Two copies of a standardized lease, called the Residential Lease, must be signed by both the landlord and tenant for all tenancies. In situations where the landlord and tenant did not sign the required Residential Lease, its terms will still apply to the tenancy and the tenancy will have […]

  • 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 […]

  • Moving Trucks

    Choosing The Right Mover

    There are essentially two types of movers to choose from: Van line- affiliated movers Usually franchises of a larger van line company Greater degree of protection if problems occur More support for long-distance moves (which are defined differently by organization) Most have multiple locations within the country or worldwide Independent movers Usually specialize within a smaller local area In the […]

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    Keeping your home cool

    If you don’t have air conditioning or if you just want to keep your electricity bill down this summer, here are some ways to battle the heat in your home. Curtains Keeping your curtains closed, especially during mid day hours, keeps the hot sun out and the cool air inside. Make sure that you close them before leaving for work […]

  • Choosing a building

    Choices of buildings when renting!

    Different types of buildings offer different advantages and disadvantages. Before you start looking, you might want to decide what type of building suits you best and what kind of rental accommodation you are looking for. High Rise Apartment Building Advantages An advantage of looking for an apartment in a high-rise building is that there are a lot to choose from. […]

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