Fixtures Vs. Chattels: What Stays When You Buy A House?

Posted in: Real Estate- Apr 18, 2018 Comments Off on Fixtures Vs. Chattels: What Stays When You Buy A House?

What stays and what goes when you buy or sell a house or condo? This can become contentious and more trouble than the money value involved. Sometimes it’s the buyer who’s disappointed when she discovers on moving in that the gilt-framed, wall-mounted hallway mirror she loved is gone. Other times it’s the seller who is […]

House Fire Before You Move – Now What?

Posted in: Real Estate- Apr 16, 2018 Comments Off on House Fire Before You Move – Now What?

It could happen to you. After months of fruitless searching, you finally find a house in Vancouver that suits your family. It’s in your price range, has a “mortgage helper” basement suite, and doesn’t need substantial renovations you can’t afford. An elementary school for your young kids, your wife’s workplace and temple are nearby, as […]

House Price Spiked? Can You Reduce Your Support Payments?

Posted in: Real Estate- Apr 13, 2018 Comments Off on House Price Spiked? Can You Reduce Your Support Payments?

House prices have gone up a lot in Vancouver and other parts of British Columbia over the last few years, sometimes making “paper millionaires” out of the owners of an ordinary family home (a “detached house” in realtor lingo). Suppose you and your ex split up some years ago. She got the house, you got […]