The highest estate or absolute right in real property.
A person to whom power or property is entrusted for the benefit of another.
Assets that add value to a business and are used in the operation of the enterprise, frequently referred to as capital assets and usually not intended for resale during initial acquisition.
Permanent improvements to property that may not be removed at the expiration of the term of lease or tenure. In commercial tenancies, the tenant can remove trade fixtures at the end of the lease term, repairing any damage caused by their removal.
A thin pieces of impervious material installed in roof or wall construction to prevent the passage of water into a structure from a joint.
The widened section, usually concrete reinforced with steel, at the base or bottom of all load-bearing parts of the foundation, i.e. foundation walls, piers or columns.
A legal procedure whereby the lender obtains ownership of the property following default by the borrower.
The rough timber or steel work of a building structure, including the flooring, roofing, partitioning, ceiling and beams. Building framing is divided into two broad categories: heavy framing or heavy frame construction and light framing or light frame construction.
Making the decision to become a homeowner is good decision since buying a home is a great investment in your future. Choosing a home to buy starts with your needs and desires and should process logically until you find something you can afford.
There's little doubt that Canadians are on the move. Whether moving from an apartment to a house, apartment to apartment or home to home, moving is no simple matter. With careful planning, however, your transition can be facilitated in an organized and efficient manner, allowing you the peace of mind you need to settle into your home.
Get organized and start planning your move at least two months in advance.
Prior to moving organize your belongings and get rid of all items you no longer use.
Properly dispose all items that cannot be moved, such as flammable liquids.
Return any borrowed items (including library books) and retrieve any loaned items.
One day prior to moving day, disconnect and prepare major appliances for move.
Separately pack all important documents; take them with you to be safe, easily accessible and easy to find.
If you have small kids or a pet that could be traumatized by a move, arrange to have them stay somewhere during moving day.
Label all your packed boxes accurately and clearly (preferably on all sides not on the top), so you can easily find what you need in a stack.
If you've made some new purchases, such as new furniture or appliances, schedule the delivery prior or after moving day to avoid any congestion between delivery people and the movers.
Don’t skip the final walk-through to check of all rooms, closet shelves and other spots where items may have been overlooked.