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  • Organize Your Move!

    Did you know that moving is often considered the third most stressful event in most people’s lives? When it comes time to move most people feel overwhelmed by the number of tasks they need to coordinate. There are utility company updates, address changes and so many questions: Will the new house require renovations? How much time will I have to […]

  • Renting in Nova Scotia

    Do I need to sign a lease or tenancy agreement? No. However, if a written lease exists, it must include elements of a prescribed lease outlined in the regulations. Without a lease, the landlord-tenant relationship is still guided by the standard terms of the prescribed lease. A written-agreement form is available online by the Government of Nova Scotia: http://www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr/pdf/ans-residential-tenancies-standard-form-lease.pdf Types […]

  • 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, […]

  • Renting in PEI

    Do I need to sign a lease or tenancy agreement? No. A verbal agreement can still be binding. However, where a written rental agreement exists, there are a number of requirements: The landlord must provide the tenant with a full copy of that agreement within 21 days of the date that the agreement was signed. If the landlord does not […]

  • Renting in Yukon

    Do I need to sign a lease or tenancy agreement? No, it may be written or oral, express or implied. However, where a tenancy agreement in writing is executed by a tenant and delivered to the landlord, the latter shall ensure that a fully executed duplicate original copy of the tenancy agreement is delivered to the tenant within 21 days. […]

  • Renting a Moving Truck

    How to Rent a Moving Truck

    This article has been written to teach you all you need to know to rent your own moving van, truck, or trailer. As with any aspect of moving, it is best to answer a few basic questions before researching prices.  We suggest you start the exercise by asking yourself the following few questions: Where are you going? If you are […]

  • Land Transfer Taxes In Manitoba

    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 […]

  • Cancelling My Lease in North West Territories

    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 […]

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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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