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Oct 25, 2015

FIRST-TIME HOME BUYERS TIPS FOR BUSY SPRING MARKET – 3

At the beginning of this month, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) increased its homeowner mortgage loan insurance premiums. The increase applies to mortgage loan insurance premiums for owner-occupied, self-employed, and 1-to-4 unit rental properties, including low-ratio refinance premiums. According to CMHC, on average that will result in a $5 increase in owners’ monthly mortgage p…

Oct 25, 2015

FIRST-TIME HOME BUYERS TIPS FOR BUSY SPRING MARKET – 2

When making an offer on a home, include subjects (requirements that must be met to proceed with the purchase) and realistic time frames that will allow you to ensure you have financing in place, have the home inspected, and have time to review strata council meeting minutes, if applicable.When making an offer on a home, include subjects (requirements that must be met to proceed with the purch…

Oct 25, 2015

FIRST-TIME HOME BUYERS TIPS FOR BUSY SPRING MARKET

BC Notaries First-Time Home Buyers Tips for  Busy Spring Market 2014 Spring Real Estate Market Stronger Than Last YearFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                        May 22, 2014Vancouver, BC – BC Notaries throughout B.C. have been experiencing a strong Spring market; particularly in Vancouver, Victoria, and in resource-based towns including …

Oct 25, 2015

HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR TRAVELLING AND MIGRATING SENIORS – 3

Regardless of the type of document being kept safeguarded in Canada while on vacation, it is crucial that one’s trusted Representative can get them, if needed. If the documents are safe at home, make sure someone has a key and knows where to find them. If they are in a safe, the Executor or Attorney will need the combination or key. As a service, some Notaries will store these documents for cli…

Oct 25, 2015

HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR TRAVELLING AND MIGRATING SENIORS – 2

Depending on how the Representation Agreement is prepared, a designated Representative’s authority can include:routine finances decisions regarding healthcare, personal care, and limited legal affairs refusal or consent to life support treatment and care consent to less common medical procedures/treatment consent to treatment the Adult approved while capable but since losing capacit…

Oct 25, 2015

MAKE A NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION TO CREATE A WILL IN 2015 – 2

“Creating a Will takes less time than most people think and can usually be completed in one or two short meetings,” says Daniel Boisvert, a Notary in Delta. “Most people are surprised at how easy it is to create a Will once they set their mind to it, and find the process leads to important discussions and decisions.”“For many clients, creating a Will brings families closer and creates more ce…

Oct 25, 2015

MAKE A NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION TO CREATE A WILL IN 2015

Make a New Year’s Resolution to Create a Will in 2015 Almost Half of BC Adults Do Not Have a WillAccording to BC Notaries’ PollDecember 18, 2014Vancouver, BC – Only 55% of British Columbians have a current and legal Will, according to a province-wide poll conducted by Mustel Group for The Society of Notaries Public of BC.“The end of the year, after visiting with family and friends d…

Oct 25, 2015

BC NOTARIES’ BUST COMMON HOME BUYING MYTHS -3

Myth:  If the seller has deferred paying property taxes, it won’t affect selling their home.“While the purchaser would not be on the hook for these outstanding taxes, the property title cannot transfer to new owners until it’s paid,” says Laurie Salvador, a Notary Public in Sidney. “This is the responsibility of the seller and is taken care of by the seller’s Notary as part of the closing…

Oct 25, 2015

BC NOTARIES’ BUST COMMON HOME BUYING MYTHS -2

Myth:  Most investment rental properties in Vancouver are owned by off-shore buyers.“I have seen an increase in local residents purchasing condos downtown as an investment,” says Akash Sablok, President, The Society of Notaries Public of BC, and a Notary Public in East Vancouver. “Due to lower interest rates and a strong rental market, investment properties are seen as a good investment, …

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