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  • Top 7 Ways to Find Moving Boxes for Free

    Making the decision not to purchase your moving cartons is an effective way to cut costs when moving to a new location.  However, the process of locating them isn’t always convenient.  Here are a few tips on how to quickly and easily obtain moving boxes, free of cost. 1: Ask around Do you know someone who has recently moved?  Has […]

  • Selecting a Mortgage

    Once your offer to purchase has been accepted you should see your lender to verify and update your financial information.  Your lender may request a property appraisal and/or a land survey.   In addition, title insurance may be required.  Your lender will then go over available mortgage options. There are two primary options: Conventional Mortgage: A conventional mortgage is a mortgage […]

  • Conflicts With Your Landlord

    How to Deal with Disagreements There are many different reasons why a conflict might arise between you and your landlord, but there are also many different things that you can do to make sure that the end result of any disagreement or dispute ends in your favor. Here are some common reasons for disputes between a landlord and tenant: Late […]

  • 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 […]

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    Cancelling My Lease in Yukon

    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 – […]

  • 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 […]

  • Expense Tracker

    Use ”Expense Tracker” Tool to Budget for Your Move

    You may want to move, you may have to move.  Either way there are costs associated with a move.  The costs will vary depending on whether you are ”doing it yourself” or moving with professionals, whether you are moving locally or across the country, and whether you are moving alone or with a family.  This list will help you determine […]

  • Resolving Conflicts With Neighbours

    How to resolve conflicts effectively Whether you are living in a house, small complex or large apartment building, you will always have neighbours.  Good relationships with your neighbours can mean the difference between having someone reliable to pick up your mail while you are away and having to listen to music blare until the wee hours of the morning. When […]

  • Should I Sell On My Own or With An Agent?

    Are you considering selling your own home or working with a real estate agent? Many sellers feel that real estate commissions are too high. On a $300,000 home, those commissions can add up to $15,000 or more. In theory, you can save thousands of dollars if you sell your own home.  But do you have the time or skills to […]

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    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 […]