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2 07, 2020

What’s happening in the real estate market?

By |2020-07-02T10:09:11-07:00July 2nd, 2020|Real Estate|

July 2, 2020 Housing market shows early signs of recovery Activity in the housing market is still far below normal, due to COVID-19. But things have been steadily improving since the all-time low in April (which was, according to the CREA, the worst month for home sales since 1984). The British Columbia Real Estate Association [...]

2 06, 2020

Silver Law named one of Top Three Real Estate Lawyers in North Vancouver

By |2020-07-02T11:23:44-07:00June 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Top Three Law Firms Earlier this year, we were named one of the Three Best Real Estate Lawyers in North Vancouver by based on a 50-point inspection, and we're pretty happy about it. See the results here. Why we do what we do Since 2007, Silver Law has been providing our clients with personal [...]

24 07, 2019

What is a Representation Agreement?

By |2019-07-24T17:35:44-07:00July 24th, 2019|Uncategorized, Wills and Estates|

What is a Representation Agreement (RA)? A Representation Agreement is an important part of your estate documents. It allows you to appoint someone (known as a representative) to act on your behalf with respect to medical decisions should you be alive but unable to do so. What does it include? The document can include stipulations [...]

24 07, 2019

What’s happening in the Real Estate Market?

By |2019-07-24T13:59:24-07:00July 24th, 2019|Real Estate|

July 24, 2019 The Market Continues to Cool The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 6,960 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in June, a decline of 11.8 per cent from the same month last year. Some quick facts: The average MLS residential price in [...]

15 05, 2019

Are you a First Time Home Buyer?

By |2019-05-15T16:15:05-07:00May 15th, 2019|Financial, Real Estate|

Are you buying your first home? Good news! You may be exempt from paying Property Transfer Tax (PTT) on your purchase. The First Time Home Buyers' Program reduces or eliminates the amount of property transfer tax you pay when you purchase your first home. If you qualify for the program, you may be eligible for either a [...]

14 05, 2019

Five Things You Need to Know About Wills

By |2019-05-15T15:09:45-07:00May 14th, 2019|Wills and Estates|

1. When do I need a will? Our top question! If you are an adult who owns assets, has a spouse, or has children you should have a will. Though it is unpleasant to think about what should happen if you die, having a will safeguards you and ensures that your wishes are met regarding [...]

10 05, 2019

What is a Power of Attorney?

By |2019-05-15T16:16:05-07:00May 10th, 2019|Power of Attorney, Wills and Estates|

A Power of What? A Power of Attorney is a valuable part of an estate plan. By using a Power of Attorney, you can control who will make decisions about financial and legal matters for you in case you lose capacity. A Power of Attorney is a legal document used by an individual (the "donor") [...]

10 01, 2019

Why use a Lawyer instead of a Notary Public?

By |2019-05-15T16:18:39-07:00January 10th, 2019|Notary Public vs Lawyer|

Do you need something notarized? Are you looking for someone to notarize a contract, agreement, or other legal document? Documents can be notarized by either a lawyer or a notary public. A notary public is an individual who has trained to serve as an official witness to the execution (signing) of contracts, agreements, and other legal [...]

16 11, 2016

What do I need to know about Property Transfer Tax?

By |2019-05-15T16:16:19-07:00November 16th, 2016|Property Tax, Taxes|

What is Property Transfer Tax? The Property Transfer Tax (PTT) is a land registration tax charged by the B.C. government on all transfers of real estate in the province that are registered at the Land Title and Survey Authority (LTSA). The amount of tax you are required to pay is based on the fair market [...]