Buyers

A skilled REALTOR® must have extensive knowledge of the local market, can help you avoid the common pitfalls of buying a new home and are there to help make the whole process less intimidating. Whether it is finding a home inspector, guiding you through the purchasing/mortgage process, or locating an investment property for you, the right Real Estate Agent can make all the difference in the world.

Moving Checklist

  • Transfer all bank accounts and have your bank recommend an affiliate
  • Have vehicles tuned up, change insurance accordingly
  • Arrange for a moving company
  • Leave keys and necessary legal papers with your REALTOR®
  • Have your prescriptions refilled
  • Must your will be re-written with inter-provincial moving?
  • Change of address to: Driver's licence, medical services plan, post office, credit card accounts, friends/relatives, subscriptions
  • Notify insurance companies: Health, life, auto, home owners, coverage while en route
  • Utilities, refunds, final bills: Hydro, telephone, cable, internet, gas, water rental.
  • Obtain all records: Dentist, doctor, optometrist, specialists, school, birth, baptismal, legal documents
  • Cancel deliveries: Newspapers, magazines, milk, water.
  • Transfer memberships: Clubs, organizations, church, charities
-Cancel deliveries: Newspapers, magazines, milk, water.
 
-Transfer memberships: Clubs, organizations, church, charities


Resources for Buying a Home: 

Buying a Home: Real Estate Council of BC
 

Home Buyers Plan (RRSP for down payment)

CMHC Home Buying Step by Step

First Time Home Buyer’s Program (Tax Credit)

BC Property Tax Calculator

Costs Associated with the Purchase and Sale of a Property

Home Hunting Comparison Worksheet


Steps for Buyers
 

Moving Checklist

Moving Ckecklist: Services and Address Notification


Costs Associated with the Purchase and Sale of a Property