Common QuestionsI’m buying a house
Buying a home is complicated. Before making this huge commitment it is important to understand buying procedures, the roles of the people normally involved, what the paperwork means, and what kinds of questions you should be asking.
Good starting points include:
- The factsheets Buying a House and Buying a Condominium, from the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch, provide an overview of the legal issues you need to know about.
- Mortgages and Financing a House Purchase, from the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch, provides an overview of real estate mortgages.
- Buying a Home in British Columbia, from the Real Estate Council of BC, describes the process of buying a home, including making the offer and completing the purchase.
- Buying a Home in British Columbia: A Consumer Protection Guide, from Homeowner Protection Office BC, helps you make an informed home purchase. It covers everything from affordability guidelines, building codes, the purchasing process, the role of the lawyer or notary public, to building envelope renovations and subject clauses.
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