Can The BC HOME Partnership Work For You?

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Are you a first-time home buyer in BC or do you know someone that is? If so, you may have heard of the BC Home Owner Mortgage and Equity Partnership – or the BC HOME Partnership for short, which started in January 2017 and will continue until March 31, 2020. What you may not have…


BC Home Buyer Forfeits $750,000 Deposit For Not Closing On Time

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When you commit to buying a property and you have removed or waived all of the conditions to the contract of purchase and sale, such as a “subject to financing” clause, you had better make sure that you get your ducks in a row before the completion date. In the recent BC Court of Appeal…


Marriage and Name Changes in the Land Title Office

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I heard a wonderful story from a client this week who had decided to propose to his girlfriend after he carried her “over the threshold” in to the new home they had just bought together in Kelowna. The client asked me “When we get married, do we have to file that change with the Land […]


Joint tenancy versus tenants-in-common: which is right for you?

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When buying a house, you must decide whose name will go on title. Will you be the sole owner? Should you be on title at all? Will you and your spouse go on title together? If so, will you be joint tenants or tenants in common? What about your children? What is the difference between […]