Blog by Chloe Cartwright, BSW, RSW, ABR

Is an Acreage/Farm in Your Future?

December 28th, 2010

If you have been dreaming of that picture perfect acreage or farm here are some things to know before you strike out in search of your ideal rural home. 

1.  The source of water is the #1 concern when living on an acreage.  Canada Mortgage and Housing has established a guideline for the minimum gpm (gallons per minute) at 4 for an average family of 4 - without a holding tank or cistern.  If t ...

Contracts

December 17th, 2010
Property Purchase/Lease Contracts  

Contracts in Alberta are legally enforceable.  First, all contracts regarding property must be in writing in order to be valid.  A verbal offer is usually ignored as it is considered a wish - it is not enforceable.  This pertains to both rentals and purchases.  Verbal offers for things not related to land or housing are valid and might be enforceable.

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Meet the 'A' Team

December 9th, 2010
'A' Teamhold

Foreign Ownership of Land

December 8th, 2010

If you are not a Canadian Citizen or a Permanent Resident of Canada you should be aware that there are regulations regarding the ownership of land.  You are limited to owning a maximum of 20 Acres.  There are situations where there is an exception to this ruling - for example if you own shares in a corporation that holds land as an asset. 

The point of this Blog is to heighten awareness about ...

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