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Buying A Home

If you are looking for a new home we are here to help. Elizabeth Biberger & Associates have over 30 years of combined real estate experience to assist with one of the biggest decisions you make. Elizabeth’s legal background is an undeniable asset.

In today’s information rich environment finding homes available for purchase is not difficult. The advantage our experience brings is providing answers and assistance to the more difficult questions and processes.  Below are just a few examples, along with links that may be useful as you begin your home search. Call or email us anytime. We would be happy to answer your questions and guide you through the excitement and challenges of home purchase.


How much do I offer and how do I negotiate the best price?

Elizabeth Biberger & Associates are experts in negotiation. We will give you the information you require to assist you through the offer and negotiation process.


Is GST applicable? If so, how much, and what rebates apply?

British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA): Tax Calculator


How much is Property Purchase Tax and do I have to pay?

BC Government Website: Property Transfer Tax


Rural properties:

  • How do I know if the water is safe and in good supply?
  • What do I need to do to ensure the septic system is in good working order?

Elizabeth Biberger & Associates have sold hundreds of rural properties. We know the processes and the experts in these fields to assist you in getting the answers you require.


How do I choose a reputable building inspector?

Elizabeth Biberger & Associates know the questions to ask a potential building inspector and can provide a list based on past client’s positive experiences. We attend the inspection walk thru with you and can assist with the questions that should be answered before you purchase.


What issues do I have to be aware of if a creek or watercourse crosses the property?

BC Government Website - Environment: Riparian Areas Regulation (RAR)


I am new to the area. What do I need to know?

Elizabeth and Michelle grew up in the Cowichan Valley. Elizabeth has been selling real estate here since 1987 and has an extensive knowledge of the area. The team can assist you with their community knowledge and resources.


What do I need to investigate in a strata property purchase?

BC Financial Institutions Commission: Strata - Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)  


I would like to retain the services of a real estate agent to represent me, where should I start?

See the link to the disclosure that explains your 2 options for representation in British Columbia


How will my real estate agent protect my privacy?

British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA): Privacy & Consent 


My offer is unconditional. What next?

Elizabeth Biberger & Associates service extends from acceptance of your offer until well past the delivery of your keys. We will answer all your "what next" questions.