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  • 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 […]

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    Unpacking Your Household Goods

    Once the moving truck has been unloaded, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the stacks of boxes around you. The good news is that this is the last step in your journey! Remember you do not have to unpack all boxes in one day. The first rule of thumb is: get organized. But how do you do that? This […]

  • 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 […]

  • Selecting Your New Apartment

    What are you looking for in your new apartment? When you start your apartment search, you are going to realize that there are hundreds of options on the market. In order to narrow down your search and make your apartment hunt as efficient as possible, there are a couple of factors you should consider before you begin. Thinking about these […]

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    Moving Estimates – What To Expect

    In addition to the information found in the article, “Choosing The Right Mover”, this article will help you better prepare for obtaining reliable moving estimates. If you have decided to use, or are considering, a professional mover, you should obtain comprehensive written estimates from at least three different moving companies. These estimates will not only be an important factor in […]

  • 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 […]

  • Cancelling My Lease in Ontario

    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 – […]

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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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Cancelling My Lease in Manitoba

    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 – […]

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