Image shows zoning in the hamlet of Bloomfield, Prince Edward County
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How Planning & Zoning Work

If you’re like most people, land use planning is somewhat of a mystery, so the purpose of this article is to explain how planning and zoning work. Provincial Policy Statement Planning in Ontario is based […]

Graph showing the relationship between selling price and property taxes in Prince Edward County
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Property Taxes in Prince Edward County

As a real estate broker, out of town buyers often ask me “what are property taxes in Prince Edward County?” Although it would be accurate to say “better than Toronto”, that’s not particularly helpful. To […]

Based on a surprise decision at the April 18th Public Planning meeting, it looks like the County will now allow larger second units
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County To Allow Larger Second Units

UPDATE: As an outcome of Council meetings held on July 17th and August 13th, 2019, the County’s zoning by-law was revised to eliminate any reference to a maximum size for second units. Based on a […]

Weddings Special Events Prince Edward County
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Only One Wedding Per Season

Given the County’s natural beauty, it’s no surprise that lots of people would like to get married or host events here. Recognizing this, many entrepreneurial rural and farm property owners have seen an opportunity to […]

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Avoid a nasty HST surprise

A recent article in the Globe and Mail describes how some buyers in the Vancouver market may have an unexpected liability for HST. Most sales of primary residences are exempt from HST…but not all of […]