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Breaking Down the Costs of Selling a Home in BC Canada

Selling a property in British Columbia (BC), Canada, involves more than just listing your home and accepting an offer. There are various costs associated with the process that sellers need to consider. Understanding these expenses can help you better prepare and maximize your profit. Here’s a comprehensive breakdown of the costs you may incur when […]

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How to Sell a Property in British Columbia, Canada: A Comprehensive Guide

The real estate industry in British Columbia (BC), Canada, is dynamic and diverse, characterized by a mix of urban centers, suburban neighborhoods, and scenic rural areas. With a strong economy, desirable living conditions, and a steady influx of residents, the BC real estate market remains robust. Whether you’re in Vancouver, Victoria, or any other part

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Maximizing Your Home Owner Grant: Reducing Your Property Taxes in BC

As the deadline for property tax payments approaches in British Columbia, homeowners need to be aware of the Home Owner Grant. This valuable program can significantly reduce the amount of property taxes you pay on your principal residence. Whether you live in a bustling urban center or a serene rural area, this grant is designed

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Examining How Marriage Breakdowns Influence Property Transfer Tax Exemptions

The terrain of property transfer tax (PTT) in British Columbia, Canada, can seem like a maze, particularly for couples facing the emotional and logistical complexities of a marriage breakdown. However, amidst the intricate web of BC’s PTT laws lie exemptions that offer clarity and relief during this challenging time. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll unravel

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Capital Gains Tax Changes 2024: Implications for Real Estate Transactions

As a law firm specializing in conveyancing services, we recognize that tax law changes can significantly impact your real estate transactions. With the 2024 federal budget proposing changes to the capital gains tax inclusion rate, it’s essential for buyers and sellers to understand these implications. Here’s a breakdown tailored to your real estate needs. What

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Bank of Canada’s Interest Rate Announcement: What This Means to the Canadian Property Market

Are you considering investing in Canadian real estate? The recent press release from the Bank of Canada offers valuable insights that could shape your decision-making process. Let’s start by understanding what the Bank of Canada recently announced before delving into its implications for potential property buyers. The Bank of Canada has decided to maintain its

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Conveyancing and Real Estate: Like Two Peas in a Pod

Buying or selling property is a significant undertaking that comes with its fair share of concerns and complexities. From navigating legal jargon to ensuring all necessary documents are in order, the process can be daunting for even the most seasoned individuals. At Northam Law, our team of experienced real estate lawyers and conveyancers understands the

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Building Liens Unveiled: How They Influence Your Property Investment

When purchasing a property, there are many factors to consider, from location and price to condition and legal status. One often overlooked aspect of property transactions is the presence of building liens, which can have significant implications for both buyers and sellers. Building Liens Defined Building liens, also known as construction liens or mechanic’s liens,

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Unveiling Transparency: Removal of LOTR Search Fees Empowers Buyers and Sellers

In a groundbreaking move aimed at promoting transparency and combating money laundering, British Columbia (B.C.) is eliminating search fees for the Land Owner Transparency Registry (LOTR). This development, effective April 1, 2024, is not just a stride forward for law enforcement and researchers but also holds significant importance for our clients, particularly property buyers and

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Melissa has 8+ years of combined Commercial, Business and Contract Law experience as In-House Counsel in manufacturing, health, real estate development, and broadcast communication industries. She is instrumental in developing strategies to minimize legal risk and ensure regulatory compliance.

She has 6+ years of Human Resources Management experience and a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation. Her practice includes Family Law, Civil Litigation, Wills & Estates and Real Estate & Conveyancing.

For fun, she visits ancient sites and ruins and belts out popular Broadway tunes.

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Northam Law is a boutique law firm offering advisory services in Real Estate Law and Conveyancing, Business Law, and Human Resources. Our practice areas also include Wills & Estates and Family Law. Notarization services are also available.

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