Author: Blair Franklin

Make-a-Will Week

March 31 to April 6, 2014, is Make-a-Will Week in British Columbia and its purpose is to encourage the public to write their will or bring...

Traveling with Children

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada strongly recommend that children traveling abroad carry a consent letter proving they have permission to travel from every...

Builders Lien Holdbacks

A builders lien holdback is money that is held back at the time of sale of a property. The holdback is released after the...

When the Buyer Does Not Buy

What do you do when you think you have sold your house but the buyer does not complete the purchase? The rights of the...

Two Home Strata

In B.C. it is possible in many areas to build 2 houses on one legal lot and then strata title the houses and create...

Title Insurance

Title insurance is an insurance policy from a company like Stewart Title Guarantee Company or First Canadian Title that covers either a mortgage lender...

Buying Real Estate

Costs What are the costs of buying real estate? This page lists most of costs involved. Some of them are one-time costs and others,...

Property Purchase Transfer Tax

Property purchaser transfer tax (P.P.T.) is payable by the purchaser at the time an application to register a transfer is made at the Land...

Selling Real Estate

Selling your house is among the most important financial decisions you will make in your life. While simpler than buying a house, there is...