Spagnuolo & Co Real Estate Lawyers have done a fabulous job of explaining what Title Insurance is and why you need it! Check out the article here. This article discusses:

  1. What is Title Insurance?
  2. What does Title Insurance Cover?
  3. How much does Title Insurance cost?
  4. How do you order Title Insurance?
  5. Why Stewart Title?
  6. Is Title Insurance mandatory?
  7. What is the Land Title Office Notification System and can this be used to guard against title fraud?


We hope this is of help to those concerned about title fraud and title insurance. For further information or answers to any questions on Title Insurance, you can email Spagnuolo & Co direct at

Please remember that while they try to keep their…

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Spagnuolo & Co Real Estate Lawyers have done a fabulous job of explaining how easy it is for non-residents of Canada to purchase a property and the what is needed from the Canada Revenue Agency during ownership as well as when a non-resident of Canada sells a property. They have also explained “Who is a Non-Resident”.

Check out the article here.

Two other VERY IMPORTANT things to do while you are in Canada: open a Canadian Bank account and visit your lawyer to get them to Certify your Identification!!


We hope this is of help. For further information or answers to any questions, you can email Spagnuolo & Co…

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Why would you list with another company when you can choose one that has THE technology to reach the buyers to get your property SOLD?

RE/MAX of Western Canada, Denise Brown and RE/MAX Sea to Sky Real Estate Whistler have the technology marketing all TIED UP when we reach your target market in Western Canada MORE (that’s 4,827,883 more) than the other LOCAL companies.

Denise Brown and RE/MAX Sea to Sky Real Estate Whistler have the marketing all TIED UP when we can advertise your property over 16.5 MILLION times MORE than the other LOCAL companies.  

Call Denise Today 16049352013 to ask her how she can get your property sold!

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6-year award winner of the REBGV Medallion Club

I WIN! Yay! Once a year I am allowed to Toot my own horn

All of us (even me) are shy about shouting to the rooftops about our awards, but once a year I let myself glow!

2014 was a year of personal struggles and 2015 has started a little of the same, HOWEVER, I have still managed to keep assisting my FAVORITE CLIENTS with their Whistler real estate decisions. Helping people is what I do and one of my rewards is this… recognition from my peers.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (for the 6th year in a row) has included me in their Medallion Club which is the Top 10% of Realtors participating in their MLS. Whistler has their own private Whistler Listing System but I feel it is absolutely…

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Hello Whistler property owners

Did you receive your Notice of Assessed Value this week and it shows the value of your property went up significantly and you are not sure why?

BC Assessment Authority Vancouver BC

BC Assessment Authority Vancouver BC

The BC Assessment Office has put out this information Video for you to look at here.

They have great tools and resources on their website at On this website they are stating that Whistler properties increased in value an average of 6.2%, although they are using a home in White Gold as an example at the value date of July 1, 2013 it was worth $988,000 and July 1, 2014 it was worth $1,061,000 (approx 7.4%).

What about your property? You can check to see which properties the BC Assessment office used to review…

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Karen Garrett of Dominion Lending Centre/Sea to Sky Mortgages has ALL the information you need if you are a non-resident of Canada (or a resident) wanting to buy a property in Whistler. I am attaching two pieces of information. Just click on the links below:

Dominion Lending Centres non resident US only

Dominion Lending Centres USA Resident Financing

You can also contact her direct… she’s a great friend of mine and a wonderful person to help you organizing the financing of your purchase.

Karen GarrettLicensed Mortgage Professional

Dominion Lending Centre

Sea to Sky Mortgages

Ph 604.905.6359/ After hours 604.938.3638

Fx 604.905.4460/ 1.877.905.4460

Cell/Mobile 604.938.3638

Toll free phone 1.888.689.0070

And if you…

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Things to do Prior to Completion

If applicable and specifically prepared for Whistler properties bought and sold.

Don’t forget to ……

  • Contact Telus at 1-604-310-2255 to transfer/cancel the telephone, internet or Optik TV
  • Contact Strata Management Company to organize or cancel monthly payment of fees
  • Contact Tourism Whistler to organize payment/cancellation of annual Tourism Whistler fees 1-604-932-3928
  • Contact Shaw Cable at 1-604-932-1111 to transfer cable service; Bell ExpressVu to transfer satellite service 1-888-SKYDISH or 310-BELL; Contact Starchoice to transfer satellite service 1 866 STAR-WEB (7827-932)
  • Contact BC Hydro at 604-224-9376 or 1-800-224-9376 to transfer services; Contact FortisBC (natural or propane gas) at…

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Emergency Preparedness Kit

What do you need to pack in case of an emergency? Print out this Emergency Preparedness Kit and pack for safety!

M: Must haves R: Recommended N: Nice to have




  M Water – 2 litres per person per day
  R Water – 4 litres per person per day
  R Energy/Granola/Trail Bars
  R Trail Mix
  N Hardy Candy/Chocolate/Gum
  N Protein Drinks and Meal Replacements
  N Dried Foods (fruit and beef jerky)


  M Running shoes or other comfortable walking shoes
  M Hat
  R Gloves
  R/N Blanket or quilt

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Whistler as You Have Always Imagined It

WedgeWoods is a bold vision for Whistler living. Its vast acreage properties enjoy a private wilderness spread across a terraced mountain valley with year-round sun, offering more space on which to build, live, and play. Just a 12-minute drive north of Whistler Village, WedgeWoods accesses the amenities and year round alpine adventure that have made Whistler a world-famous destination. Here you can be connected, but have a place all your own.

Located 1,200 meters from the north boundary of the Resort Municipality of Whistler (and only 12 minutes from Whistler Village), the WedgeWoods property encompasses 600 acres, 350 acres of which are protected wilderness. Beyond the property lines, Garibaldi Provincial…

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When applying for mortgage financing today it is ever more important to have your paperwork organized and ready to go…

Anticipating and providing what the banks need help to increase the success for approval, and make the process more efficient when offers are written and subject removal deadlines have to be met.

Here is a list of the items that will likely be required from you:

    1. Your last 2 years T-1 General tax returns and the Notices of Assessment to go with each year. Why do you have to provide both? Because the banks want to see the T-1 General returns to see the source of where and how your income was earned, and the Notices of Assessment to confirm that the returns were filed properly and accurately.
    2. Employment letter on company…

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