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SPCA Bake Sales for Wagging Tails

The Nova Scotia SPCA is looking for supporters to contribute to their annual bake sales for wagging tails!

The SPCA shelters do not receive any government funding and with the difficulty of COVID-19, the SPCA is struggling now more than ever.

Anyone can participate and pick a fundraiser of their choosing. Similar to a GoFundMe page, you can share your fundraising page and ask your supporters to donate to a cause you care about.

This year, the top fundraiser/fundraising team will be crowned with naming the next litter of adorable SPCA kittens! If you’re able to do so, donate with our team online [read more…]

2021-03-16T14:41:21-03:00January 22nd, 2021|Community|

Human Organ and Tissue Donation Act

As of January 18, 2021, the Human Organ and Tissue Donation Act comes into effect. Most Nova Scotians will be deemed to consent to donate their organs and tissues on death unless they opt out. The deemed consent only applies to a deceased person’s donation for the purpose of transplantation.

Nova Scotians may select which organs and tissues they wish to donate, giving them the opportunity to give limited consent. Decisions respecting donation after death will be recorded in a registry.

The deemed consent does not apply to some people, such as: children under 19 years of age, those not ordinarily resident [read more…]

2021-03-16T14:41:17-03:00January 18th, 2021|Community|

Feed Nova Scotia Food Drive Collection

Happy Holidays!

For the last few weeks, all of us at Arcus Legal have been collecting non-perishable food donations for Feed Nova Scotia. Year-round, they accept and distribute donations to 140 food banks, shelters, soup kitchens, and meal programs across the province.

With the help of our incredible staff and clients, we are pleased to announce that we have collected over 15 boxes of non-perishable donations this holiday season. We have surpassed our goal of 150 items and are thrilled with this outcome. We would like to thank everyone who participated. We could not have been this successful without you. Follow @feednovascotia [read more…]

2021-03-16T14:41:13-03:00December 25th, 2020|Community|

Netta’s Daycare – Feed Nova Scotia Food Drive

All of us at Arcus Legal are continuing to collect non-perishable donations for Feed Nova Scotia. During COVID especially, many people have struggled to provide for their families. We believe it is our social responsibility to give back to our community.

We could not be more thrilled with the enthusiasm and participation of our staff and clients so far. We would like to thank Netta’s Daycare for contributing over 10 boxes of food!

Are you thinking of being a part of our food drive? The last day to bring in donations will be Monday, December 21st. When everyone pitches in, we go [read more…]

2021-03-16T14:23:07-03:00December 17th, 2020|Community|

Feed Nova Scotia Food Drive

This year especially has been tough for many families, so for this holiday season, our incredible team have been discussing ways to give back to our community. Starting today, we will have a donation bin set up in our reception area where non-perishable donations will be collected. We welcome donations from all who wish to participate. All items will be wiped down and sanitized upon entering our firm to keep us all safe.

All of us at Arcus Legal hope to collect 150 non-perishable food donations. The donations will then be delivered to Feed Nova Scotia, for their distribution to 140 [read more…]

2021-03-16T13:43:08-03:00December 1st, 2020|Community|

Buying Your Home – Part 5 – Closing

The steps to complete the purchase can feel confusing to any buyer, but your real estate team knows what to do and will assist you through to the closing date. Your team consists of your lawyer and their paralegal, your lender and Realtor.

Your lawyer will review the Agreement of Purchase and Sale, conduct a title search, confirm the status of property taxes, prepare the closing documents including the mortgage, and confirm the final amount you will be required to bring to your lawyer for the closing.

The lender will instruct your lawyer on the terms of the mortgage and the [read more…]

2021-03-17T09:03:04-03:00November 30th, 2020|Real Estate|

Buying Your Home – Part 4 – Conditions

Once you have accepted an offer, you must meet the conditions by a certain date. The most common condition is being approved for financing. This means you are personally approved to borrow the amount you require; and the home being purchased is approved by the lender as having the value to support the mortgage loan. The financing and other conditions are “deemed arranged” on a certain date in your agreement. If you are not approved for financing, you must notify the Realtor who can either terminate the offer or request an extension of time on the condition date.

Another important condition [read more…]

2021-03-17T09:03:14-03:00November 26th, 2020|Real Estate|

Buying Your Home – Part 3 – Choosing Your Home

If you find the house you would like, you may need to move quickly when the market is hot, and your Realtor is the best person to help you enter into the contract to buy your home. Most Realtors now recommend a clean agreement on the standard form of Agreement of Purchase and Sale approved by the Nova Scotia Association of Realtors®.

The main clauses you need include financing, inspection, and insurance and of course, lawyer review. There may be additional clauses you should have depending on the property. Where the market is brisk, the cleaner your offer the more likely [read more…]

2021-03-17T09:03:26-03:00November 23rd, 2020|Real Estate|

Buying Your Home – Part 2 – Finding the Right Realtor

Did you know the Realtor is often paid out of the sale proceeds by the Seller? If you have your own Realtor, they will receive their fee out of the sale proceeds, and they will divide the entire commission with the listing Realtor. When there is one Realtor, they will represent the Seller but will also have an obligation to treat you fairly. You will sign some documents acknowledging what duty the Realtor owes you and any aspects about commission will be dealt with in these agreements.

Knowing more about Realtor obligations before you make your offer will serve you well. [read more…]

2021-03-17T09:03:36-03:00November 19th, 2020|Real Estate|
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