Helpful Real Estate Resources

Are you a first time buyer? Lilian Cazacu has provided real estate resources to help you navigate the many avenues of buying your first property.

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Get The Most Out Of Your Real Estate Purchase

It’s a good idea to know the legislation around buying a home, considering it could be your largest asset. Learn how you can receive tax exemptions, qualify for rebates and manage your asset.

GST/HST New Housing Rebate

The GST/HST New Housing Rebate allows individuals to recover some of the GST or the federal portion of the HST tax paid for a new or substantially renovated house.  Speak to a member of our team to see if your home qualifies for the rebate. 

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First Time Buyer’s Program

Our Government wants to help out those who have purchased their very first home. The First Time Buyer’s Program aims to reduce or eliminate the amount of property transfer tax you pay when you purchase your first home. Speak to a member of our team to see if you are eligible for full or partial tax exemption.

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Joint Tenancy Vs. Tenants-In-Common

In a joint tenancy, if one person passes, their portion is automatically passed to the other survivor(s).  In a tenants-in-common situation, if one person passes, their share goes to those appointed in their will or to their “next of kin” (if died “intestate”).

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Non-Resident Clearance Certificate Information

If you are not a Canadian resident, there are legal and tax implications both: if you’re buying or selling a real estate property. If you’re selling, you will need to obtain a clearance certificate from CRA in order to obtain the entire amount of the sale proceeds. If you’re buying, then you may be required to pay extra-PTT as a “foreign buyer”.

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Real Estate Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a Notary or a Lawyer for my real estate transaction?

While in other areas of law, a lawyer can do much more than a Notary, in this area of residential real estate conveyancing, there are not many differences and your decision should be guided more based on the Experience, Location, and Price of any particular Notary or Lawyer that you consider hiring.

How much do you charge for your real estate notary services?

Our legal fees for our real estate notary services “value-based”, which means that the depend on (a) the amount of time spent on that particular service, (b) the amount of documents needing to prepare and/or sign, and (c) the amount or liability that we’re getting ourselves exposed to by doing that particular transaction or signing those particular documents.

How much do you charge for your real estate notary services?

Similarly with our other services, we have a value-based pricing, which starts with a basic price, plus additional “add-ons” for various implications, such as:

  • Signing through a Power of Attorney;
  • Estate-related transaction;
  • Separation-related transaction;
  • Buying in a Corporation’s name;
  • Rush completions; etc.

As these “add-ons” require more time, stress, and future liability, they normally trigger a higher fee for those files.

How can I verify your notarial status?

Our notarial status most often is verified for any notarized international documents to be used abroad. Although international documents have to go through a “cycle of authentications” in order to be legalized/authenticated and be accepted outside Canada, the first level of verification is normally the Society of Notaries Public of British Columbia (“SNPBC”), which is the regulatory body of BC Notaries. The SNPBC can verify our status and confirm us being in “good standing”. Society of Notaries Public of BC: #8221

What do I need to bring to my appointment?

Beside bring the documents to be notarized, you would need to present at least two pieces of identification. Normally, at least one of them should be a “ picture ID” and the secondary piece of identification could be any other government-issued ID or a signed credit card. (e.g. birth certificate, SIN card, Medical Service Card, passport, BC ID, credit card, etc.)

Two Notary Office Locations (Langley & Aldergrove)

In order to serve you better, beside the main office in Langley (Willoughby area), we also have a 2nd office in Aldergrove, which is open "by appointment only" and can accomodate clients even after working hours.

Langley Notary Office:

(9am to 5pm & after 5pm by appointment only)

B415 - 20020 84th Avenue, Langley, BC V2Y 5K9

Aldergrove Notary Office:

(by appointment only)

26310 Fraser Highway, Unit 800,
Aldergrove, BC V4W 2Z7
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Relentless Pursuit Of Providing Excellent Notary Services In Langley area

Lilian Cazacu has been providing high-quality notary public services to the Langley community and continues to dedicate his time to helping and educating Langley residents on various non-contentious legal matters.