New booklet on buying a home

February 13, 2020

We’ve released a new booklet on Buying a Home in BC. This title is for those who want to buy a home in British Columbia. It steps you through the process, from making an offer to closing the deal. It also explains the common legal documents involved — in language you can understand. The information is current to November 2019.

“House hunting was a crazy, sometimes deflating experience. We felt priced out of the market. So when we found a decent home that we could actually afford, we put in an offer to buy it. But we thought the offer was like an ‘expression of interest.’ The seller accepted our offer. Once the three day cooling-off period passed, we were locked in! Soon, we were wondering if we were settling for something less than what we really want.”

– Jameela, Vancouver, BC

Buying a home can be exciting and overwhelming. Learning more about each step in the process, knowing what to expect from your realtor and legal advisor, and understanding the risks involved can help to reduce some of the stress.

Buying a Home in BC offers practical, easy-to-understand guidance. We’ve included tips, user stories, visuals, and step-by-step explanations. There’s also a section on buying a condo or other strata housing.

The booklet is available as a PDF download. If you wish to order multiple copies of the print booklet, you can do so from Crown Publications.

The booklet accompanies the more in-depth content available on our website — including a home buyer’s checklist, which walks you through the purchase contract to help you understand what you’re signing. 

Many thanks to our legal reviewer Lisa Frey for reviewing this content for legal accuracy.

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