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There are many ways to beat stress when moving but when in the process it’s easy to get overwhelmed.  Here are some helpful tips to make your move go as smoothly as possible.

  1. Make a list – Write down all the things that will need to be done during your move. To make it even easier, you can also make your list a timeline which will remind you when certain things need to be done.
  2. De-clutter – 20 years of stuff piling up in your basement? Clear it out!!!!! Before packing or during packing go through your items and donate or throw away the things you no longer use. Not only will this clear space for your new home, it will also help you feel good about the move.
  3. Ask for help – Don’t be afraid to ask friends and family for help, they have been there
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Deciding to buy a home is a major decision, both financially and emotionally.  Since buying a home is probably the single largest purchase a person will ever make, it is important to do your research and know ahead of time all of the costs associated with doing so.  Today’s blog will help new buyers better understand all the costs associated with buying a new home!

Legal Fees and Expenses: It is normal practice in BC for buyers to use a lawyer or notary public to transfer ownership of the property.  A lawyer also looks out for your best interest by:

  • -searching the title in the Land Title and Survey Authority Office
  • -ensuring the sellers old mortgage is properly discharged
  • -confirming all payments the seller is responsible for have been
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One of the main questions I always receive has to do with how to time your house to the current market. When is the best time to sell? I firmly believe the best time to sell is when others don’t. That being said, generally most people are not motivated or excited about the prospect of selling in the winter.

Often at this time of year the inventory decreases, primarily because people become disinterested or lose the motivation to move during the winter. In my experience over the years, generally the winter months are actually a good time to have your house for sale, for a couple of reasons. First of all, the inventory is down there is less competition. Secondly, while there are fewer buyers, the ones that are prepared to get out in the cold are truly

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