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Pfanntastic Home Buyers Handbook Chapter 12, Last Days Before Your Move!!!

Pfanntastic Home Buyers Handbook  Chapter 12

Last Days Before Your Move !!!

Victoria Real Estate, Pfanntastic Home Buyer Handbook In our journey towards buying your 1st home, so far we have covered.


Please review the previous chapters for more details in our Pfanntastic Home Buyer Handbook Series, and or contact Peter of Linda Pfann.

Last Days, Before You Move......

Victoria Real Estate, Pfanntastic Home Buyer HandbookTime is flying when your are getting ready to move....

Over the past weeks and days that we have shared your journey towards home ownerships, there may have been times that you may have thought, ....."is it all worth it" ....

Peter and Linda Pfann are convinced that homeownership is and can be the best possible way towards financial independence, sense of community and belonging, a perfect family "home", the start , the middle and the end of a Pfanntastic Life. It is not uncommon for home buyers to have some stress, 2nd. thoughts, eve a little buyers remorse, it is very understandable.

Over the next few days you will likely meet with your Lawyer or Notary Public, to review all the paperwork, the accounting and every detail of buying your home, one more time..... for most  that day will  feel like a Pfanntastic Day, and offer the opening of new and exciting opportunity.

Victoria Real Estate, Pfanntastic Home Buyer HandbookMeeting with your Lawyer or Notary, will be one of the last formal reviews of the paperwork and typically takes place a few days prior to the completion date of your contract. It gives the lawyers (both yours and the sellers) the time and opportunity to make sure that all the details as they are supposed to be and that on the day of the ownership transfer there will not be any surprises.

During this meeting you will bring in your "down payment", your identification papers, in some cases the lawyers may ask you for a site survey and or proof of title insurance, as well as evidence of insurance for the property you are buying.
You will be reviewing and signing  a whole bunch of papers, some of all of the following documents may be applicable dependent on the type of purchase;

  • Mortgage documents
  • transfer documents
  • statement of adjustment
  • representation documents
  • application for transfer tax waiver
  • possibly HST rebate forms
  • Title insurance papers
  • home warranty papers
  • CMHC mortgage insurance papers
  • Form F and possibly Form  B for Strata properties

In Greater Victoria is is very uncommon for Realtors or Agents to attend the signing with the lawyers, but if needed Peter and Linda Pfann are more than prepared or willing if our clients request us to attend this meeting.As you can see, there might be a lot of paperwork to review and this may seem redundant, but is part of the process of ensuring that all the details have been covered and dealt with on your behalf.

Once all the papers have been dealt with the actual "completion process" happens mostly electronically by most lawyers, although the traditional manual transfer process at the land titles office in Victoria is still being used in some cases by "agents for the lawyers" who will on the day of transfer, receive and act on instructions from their respective lawyers and do the filing of papers by hand.....

Typically you will receive a call from your Lawyer and or from Peter or Linda Pfann, once the transfer of ownership has been registered, from that moment on you are the "real" owner of your own home......
As mentioned in an earlier chapter, we typically will have one day between the completion date and the possession date, and you will receive the keys as per the details of the contract unless the sellers, their lawyer and or their agent allows for the keys to be released early.  (however we should point out that  you should not rely on early key release).

Victoria Real Estate, Pfanntastic Home Buyer HandbookTomorrow will be a BIG Day.......Stay tuned and we will cover some of the typical events and activity to consider for your moving day, reminding you that you should have your packing done, your essentials box ready and all the essential people in your move on speed dial.

Enjoy your last day in your "old digs" to morrow you are moving on the your Pfanntastic New Home, Congratulations....



Peter and Linda Pfann are here to assist, guide and consult with you to ensure that your best interest are protected, please contact us with any and all questions or concerns so that we be able to avoid any nasty surprises for you.  

As always, if you have any questions, concerns or would like to explore your options, be sure to Talk To Peter or Linda Pfann, we will ensure that our 25+ years of client focused results will benefit you.  Visit our Website for additional resources





Peter Pfann,

CPCA, ABR, SRES, E-Pro, IMSD, Master ASA, C-CREC, Associate Broker.

Text or Talk To Peter @: (1) 250 - 213 - 9490

Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, BC, Canada, @ Fair  Realty Since 1986.

Regional office: 1540 Fort St Victoria, BC V8S 5J2



Peter and Linda,

This is truly a great piece of work for consumers. All the best. I expect your clients will be very impressed.


Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) almost 10 years ago

Hi Brian,

Thank you so much for your kind words, coming from you, who I consider the master of providing great content, that means a lot.

We send the link to all the chapters to many of our buyer prospects, the feedback so far has been very positive.

Have a Pfanntastic Week


Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC almost 10 years ago

Wow - what a RESOURCE!  What a pile of information just waiting for your clients and readers!  I have bookmarked this wonderful encyclopedia of Pfanntastic knowledge - thank you.

Posted by Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY (Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ) almost 10 years ago

Hi Cara,

You are too kind, thank you for kind words and visiting.

The handbook has grown from a few simple pages to a resource for first time and repeat buyers, and we forward the link to many that are considering to make a move. It has become a great way to offer easy access information in easy bit size chapters as buyer move along the home buying journey.

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC almost 10 years ago

This is a great piece of information!  Great job compiling all of this data!  Definitely a great localism piece for anyone looking to move in your area. 

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) almost 10 years ago

Hi Debra,

thank you for your comments and kind words.

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC almost 10 years ago