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  • Renting in Alberta

    Do I need to sign a lease or tenancy agreement? No.  However, if you (the tenant) choose to present a signed agreement to the landlord, he or she must sign it and return it within 21 days.  The 21-day period begins when you sign the agreement, and you may withhold payment until the agreement is signed and returned to you. […]

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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 the boxes in one day. The first rule of thumb is: get organized. But how do you do that? […]

  • Home Purchase Costs

    There are many expenses that will be incurred when purchasing and moving into a home.  Awareness and a little bit of early planning will help avoid any unpleasant surprises. Here is an overview of typical expenses, broken down into two parts: those incurred before or during the purchase process, and those incurred once you have purchased the home and are […]

  • Exchanging your driver’s license within Canada

    Is your next adventure taking you across provincial lines? If so, exchanging your driver’s license is an important thing to do. And not just for the sake of having a resident’s ID – it is a legal requirement. Fortunately, it is also a relatively simple thing to do as all provinces and territories recognize licenses issued elsewhere in Canada. This […]

  • 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 […]

  • What is Home Staging?

    Home Staging is the preparation of a home inside and out for viewing by potential buyers in advance of  its being listing on the real estate market. The purpose of Home Staging is to bring a home’s best features forward, and assure a favorable presentation. Staging a home can help potential buyers see themselves in it as their home.  This […]

  • 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 […]

  • Best Times to Apartment Hunt

    Spring (March- May) If you are apartment hunting in the spring, and want to have lots of choices, you are in luck! This a common time of the year for lease renewal so tenants are deciding whether or not they are staying in their apartment for another year or not and new apartment listings are popping up all the time. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 – […]