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  • How To Pack Your Kitchen

    Here is a step-by-step guide on how to best pack your kitchen before your move, from dishes and plates to appliances. For more information on packing your household items like home decor and domestic plants, enter a keyword in the searchbar above or keep reading our series on packing your household goods, using the links at the bottom of this […]

  • How to Pack your Garage or Tool Shed

    Not sure how to pack your skis, hoses, brooms, and other garage items? Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you effectively tackle this important space before moving day. What You’ll Need Tape gun (a.k.a. adhesive transfer gun) Permanent marker 2 or 4 cubic foot cartons Plastic bins (for storing liquids) Wardrobe box (as needed) Preparing Read the tips and warnings […]

  • 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 […]

  • Do It Yourself Tips for Painting Your New Place

    When you move into your new apartment you may want to revive your rooms with a fresh coat of paint. Even if it is just a coat of crisp white paint, it can make your apartment look brighter and new. Depending on the current conditions of the walls when you move in, your landlord may take on the responsibility of […]

  • 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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    Moving from one province to another – What you need to know!

    Moving can be overwhelming, with a seemingly endless list of things to worry about even if you are just going around the block.  Don’t know where to start?  For a handy list of activities and their timing, consult our Scheduler and just follow along. So if you are moving out of the province does that make it even harder? Not […]

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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 […]

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    Moving from the US to Quebec as an Undergraduate Student

    Legal Work In order for American citizens and permanent residents to study as an undergraduate student in Quebec, there are two necessary documents to be obtained. The first is a Certificate of Acceptance from Quebec (CAQ), and the second is a Study Permit. The following will detail the individual procedures for applying for the two, respectively. CAQ This is applied […]

  • Getting to Know Your New Neighbourhood

    Whether you are moving to a whole new city or just a new neighborhood, its never easy! The faster you get to know your new neighbourhood, the sooner you will feel at home again. There are a couple of ways you can get to know your new surroundings. Here are some of our favorites! Maps and guidebooks Although you might […]

  • Mortgage Loan Insurance

    Is it mandatory? Mortgage loan insurance, also known as mortgage default insurance, is mandatory in Canada if you have a high-ratio mortgage.  In other words, if the down payment on your mortgage is between 5% and 19.99% you will require mortgage loan insurance.  If your down payment is at least 20% mortgage loan insurance is generally not required.  However there […]