Buying a home

Buying a home is an exciting life event. But it can be overwhelming, especially for first-time buyers. Here are six things to consider. Think of them as tips to prevent legal problems. Full video transcript.

Buying a home can be exciting. But it's also stressful. There's a great deal at stake, strict deadlines in play, and a lot of paperwork involved. Here, we explain what you need to know up front, and walk you step-by-step through the process of buying a home in British Columbia.

There is now a cooling-off period when buying a home

As of January 1, 2023, there is a three-day cooling-off period when buying a home in BC. We've updated the information below to reflect this change.

What you should know

Step-by-step guide to buying a home

Common questions

Who can help

  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in November 2019
  • Time to read: 14 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Lisa Frey, Lawson Lundell LLP

Lisa Frey

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