Money Talks: who handles the money when you’re Buying a Home in Nova Scotia

Money Talks: who handles the money when you’re Buying a Home in Nova Scotia

One of the things that incites the most anxiety when buying or selling a home is the money, who is handling it? Luckily for home buyers and sellers your trusted professionals help you in this department. Read on to learn the specifics of who does what.

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A Real-Life Horror Story – He Died Without a Will

A Real-Life Horror Story – He Died Without a Will

Once upon a time, in a land not too far from were you are reading this, there lived a kind man. When he was young, he married. A few years later he realized the marriage was a mistake and he separated from his wife. However, divorce is expensive and their separation was agreeable so they never went through with any formal paperwork. Time went on, and the man met another women who he fell in love with. She too was still married to her husband from an earlier chapter point in her life. They moved in together and had one child. Collectively, their family now had five children because he has two children from his previous marriage and she had two from hers. Life was grand, but then he died.

 

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Restrictive Covenants - What are they? Why should you care?

Restrictive Covenants - What are they? Why should you care?

Restrictive covenants are rules about the use of the property. I.e. the restrict your ability to do things on or to your property. The person (or company) that has the right to enforce these covenants is referred to as the "covenant holder" and is most often the developer of your subdivision. These rules are attached to the property and pass from one owner to the next

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What does “clean and vacant” actually mean?

What does “clean and vacant” actually mean?

This is something that has come up a few times this summer, so I thought I would write a short post about it.

The house (and property) should be clean and tidy. Honestly, the cleaner the better, but certainly “broom clean” is a must.

If you are buying, it may not hurt to include a professional cleaning condition in your agreement so you can be confident that the home will be clean.

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Spousal Support: Taking (some of) the mystery out of entitlement to support.

 Spousal Support: Taking (some of) the mystery out of entitlement to support.

Trying to determine whether or not you, or your spouse is entitled to spousal support upon separation can be confusing. That is because spousal support is a complicated subject that takes many different factors into account, so the answer may be very different depending on your circumstances.

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Money Talks: How the Money Flows when you're Selling Your Home.

Money Talks: How the Money Flows when you're Selling Your Home.

One of the things that incites the most anxiety when buying or selling a home is the money, who is handling it? Luckily for home buyers and sellers your trusted professionals help you in this department. Your lawyer handles the money for you when you sell your home.

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Is it Time to Change your Court Order or Separation Agreement?

Is it Time to Change your Court Order or Separation Agreement?

Every year after Christmas, Wal-Mart puts tupperware and storage bins up at the front of the store because they are big sellers. January is a natural time to take stock your life. It’s time to pack away the old things you no longer need so you can focus on the important things in front of you. It’s time to put those lights and decorations away for next year and to put that ugly sweater your cousin gave you in the “re-gift” pile.

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What you need to know if you are hunting in Nova Scotia!

What you need to know if you are hunting in Nova Scotia!

You can obtain a hunter’s license at the N.S. Dept. of Natural Resources, or any approved vendor. You need to renew your hunters licence every year. You must be the age of 18 or older unless you have an adult with you. Hunting season in Nova Scotia is open October 1st until December 5. You are not allowed hunting on Sundays except for November 1st & 8th.

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