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Article - download pdf: Secondary Insurance - Know the rules
Article - download pdf: BC government launches open access website
Article - download pdf: Closing Costs Checklist
Article - download pdf: Top 25 grants and rebates
Link: Legally Speaking, Title Insurance
Article - download pdf: What's Taxable under the HST and What's Not?
Link: Deferring property taxes - what does it cost?
Link: Strata Property Act - Changes to Rental Restrictions Rules
Article - download pdf: First-time home buyers' tax credit
Article - download pdf: Property Transfer Tax and the First Time Home Buyer's Program
Links: Learn about Government incentives and how to become more energy efficient in your home:
Article - download pdf: Two-Minute Realty Check
Many households fear their savings are worth pennies on the dollar, and that they’ll need to work well past retirement age to re-coup their losses. They’re also worried about their jobs, the price of fuel and the value of their most important assets: their homes. Amid your daily dose of doom and gloom, consider the following as a quick reality check.
Article - download pdf: Condo Pre-Sales...A Buyer's right to cancel a contract of Purchase and Sale - download the pdf
On October 28, the Financial Institutions Commission posted this consumer alert to its website.
Article - download pdf: Broadest Appeal will Sell Your Home - download the pdf
Sourced from: The Vancouver Sun, written by: Mairi MacLean - Date: January 8, 2008
Here, from interior decorator and home staging expert Gabrielle Campbell, are 10 common mistakes sellers make when preparing their house for sale.
Article - download pdf: Moving On Out - download the pdf
from: Written by: Laurie Mackenzie
Sourced from: Canadian Living, June 2008
Article - download pdf: Residential Electrical Wiring Types - download the pdf
from: PowerCheck Electrical Safety Services Inc.
Article: Moving 101 - download the pdf
Preparing early can help reduce the stress that often goes along with moving. Here is a checklist of things you may want to think about ahead of time, in order to facilitate a smooth move.
Article - download pdf: What’s it worth? Property assessment notices
Sourced from: The Open House Date: January 11, 2008
Typically, there is a difference between the property value assessment on the assessment notice and the market value determined by a REALTOR. Home owners often want to know why. What accounts for this difference? There are two reasons. The first has to do with when. The second has to do with how. Download the full article (.pdf)
Article - download pdf: Top 11 great grants, rebates and exemptions
As seen in The Open House, February 9, 2007
Article - download pdf: Do Greater Vancouver property owners need title insurance?
As written in Realtor Link September 21, 2007