Fee Simple:
The highest estate or absolute right in real property.

Fiduciary Relationship:
A person to whom power or property is entrusted for the benefit of another.

Fixed Assets:
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.

Buying Your Own House

Buying Your Own

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.

Moving Tips

Tips for Planning a Successful Move

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.

Make sure your moving boxes are closed and taped properly. Open boxes take more space and are more difficult to handle.
Avoid packing things in garbage bags because people could accidentally throw them out on moving day.
Pack a box of items that will be needed first at the new house. Clearly mark this box "Load Last."


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