5 Tips for First Time Home Buyers in BC

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When you make the exciting decision to buy a house, it is important to know what to expect from the time you start the house hunt until you hold the keys. Buying your first home can be daunting, but here are a few tips to help get you started. Build Your Team: The key is…


Sitting on your dock in the bay? Maybe not.

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In the past few years, the Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resources has directed additional resources towards reviewing and enforcing the rules and regulations associated with the use and construction of docks, retaining walls and other structures along the shoreline. As a result, waterfront property owners throughout the Okanagan-Shuswap are finding out that they…


Good Bylaws Make Good Neighbours?

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Although it is preferable to have truly good neighbours, most of the time we can at least rely on the old saying that good fences make good neighbours. What can be done, however, for those times when a sturdy cedar fence is not going to be enough?  Even the best fence can’t help you with…


Property Lines and Swimming Pools

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If you are a homeowner, you likely assume that you know where your property begins and ends. But how certain are you? Are you relying on the position of a fence? Where your neighbor stops mowing his lawn? Or are you relying on where the Realtor or the previous owner told you the property line…


Can I be kicked out of my mobile home?

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Recently in Abbotsford, British Columbia, there was a mobile home park where the owners were given notice to vacate the premises as the mobile home park was being re-developed and the headline read “BC Seniors devastated as homes face bulldozer” (see the full story on CBC here). This was particularly tragic as (according to the […]