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How can a Notary help with your real estate transaction?

Navigating real estate purchases and sales involving large sums of money can be an intimidating prospect. Your notary’s job is to take the guesswork and uncertainty out of the process.

Notaries public can help with many non-contentious legal matters, including conveyancing––the purchase, sale and mortgage of property.

What are the three main things your Notary will do for you during property purchase, […]

By | 2017-10-30T16:58:05-07:00 10:51 pm|Conveyancing, Uncategorized|

Property Assessments

The BC Assessment office is sending out 2014 property assessments to homeowners this month. In this video, Connie Fair, President and CEO of the BC Assessment Office explains how your assessment is calculated, and what it means. The most important item to note in the video is that the deadline for filing an appeal is Jan 31, 2014.   […]

By | 2017-10-30T16:58:05-07:00 11:52 pm|Real Estate|

Simpson Notaries is now open for business in Abbotsford!

Serving the Fraser Valley for the past 46 years from our Chilliwack location and more recently from our office in Hope, we are very excited to serve our clients in Abbotsford with a new location.

We are right off the highway at 112-1975 McCallum Road, next to the Wired Monk Coffee Bistro.

phone: 604 855-7228
fax: 604 855-7206
info@simpsonnotaries.com

As a new Abbotsford Notary Public, […]

By | 2017-10-30T16:58:05-07:00 2:35 am|News and Updates|

What happens if you don’t have a will?

The law regarding intestacy is set to change in British Columbia in early 2014

Early in 2014 the laws governing Wills and Estates in British Columbia will change substantially. The Wills, Estates and Succession Act takes effect March 31, 2014, replacing the Estate Administration Act. This new statute replaces most of the laws currently governing Wills and Estates in B.C. Whether […]

By | 2017-10-30T16:58:05-07:00 11:06 pm|Wills|

Simpson Notaries and the 10th annual November Night Hospice Gala

For the month of October Simpson Notaries donates 5% of all fees related to Wills, Powers of Attorney and Conveyancing to the Chilliwack Hospice Gala Grand Prize Bedroom Makeover.

Simpson Notaries encourages you to join the fun November 2nd for the 10th annual November Night Hospice Gala and Winter Wonderland. Tickets include a evening of fabulous food, entertainment and auctions.

See the […]

By | 2017-10-30T16:58:05-07:00 6:32 pm|News and Updates|

Trusted Tips – Your Source For Information

This is the Spring 2013 Edition – still has some great, relevant information in it!

Download a copy of the Trusted Tips Newsletter

By | 2013-09-26T19:06:37-07:00 6:46 pm|News and Updates|

Back-to-School Advice: Create a Power of Attorney for Parents of Post-Secondary Students

One important back-to-school item that most post-secondary students may not be aware of is a Power of Attorney for parents, particularly when adult children are studying away from home.

Out-of-town university or college students may still need help with day-to-day items such as banking, paying bills, or even making arrangements for rentals in their name. According to the Society of […]

By | 2017-10-30T16:58:05-07:00 5:30 am|Power of Attorney|

Joint Tenants or Tenants in Common: who gets your share?

When you purchase property with another person, or persons, you will need to decide how you will be registered on title. Obviously, it will be important to make sure that your name is spelled correctly and that your interest, whether that be 50% or otherwise, is correctly noted.

Equally important, but not often previously considered, is whether you want to be […]

By | 2017-10-30T16:58:05-07:00 5:37 am|Real Estate, Wills|

How are Property Taxes adjusted when you buy a home?

Adjustment of Annual Property Taxes

Most homeowners are aware that Property tax bills are issued in May and are due on July 1st. Many people assume that since property taxes are due on July 1st that they are adjusted based on that due date (i.e. July 1st, 2013 – June 31st, 2014). This is not the case. Property taxes in British […]

By | 2013-02-21T17:01:46-07:00 5:05 pm|Conveyancing, News and Updates, Taxation|

1st Time Home Buyer – Cutting Through the Confusion

People often call our office asking if they qualify as a First Time Home Buyer. Simple question right? Not exactly.

Why are so many buyers, realtors and lenders confused by the definition of a 1st time homebuyer? The short answer is that there hasn’t been a consistent definition. The various bodies that make the rules, whether that be the Provincial Government, […]

By | 2013-02-21T17:01:55-07:00 9:26 pm|News and Updates|