Foreign Buyer information for Purchasing a Home or Land in Nova Scotia

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Nova Scotia homes have appeal to foreign buyers from the US, Germany and elsewhere

As a foreign resident from the United States or Germany or anywhere for that matter, as you consider the purchase of land or homes in Canada or specifically Nova Scotia, following are some helpful guidelines to consider: Continue reading

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President Obama Thanks Cape Breton

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Cape Breton Thanked for warm welcome to potential US emigrants by President Obama

March 10, 2016, As reported in The Star and numerous other media, while hosting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a White House state dinner Thursday night, President Barack Obama gave a thank you to the warm welcome offered by the people of Cape Breton to Donald Trump refugees. Continue reading

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CMHC Seeks New Ways to Track Foreign Buyers of Canadian Real Estate

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A new home of potential interest to foreign buyers from the US, Germany or elsewhere.

March 8, 2016, In a recent news report from CBC,  Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation acknowledged that it is seeking to better evaluate the volume and amount of foreign real estate investment in the Canadian home real estate market. Continue reading

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Windsor and West Hants Fire service Spat Worries Businessman

By Patricia Brooks Arenburg, Business Reporter, Chronicle Herald
Published August 18, 2015 – 5:24pm

IMG_7719Mitch Brison has about 90 mini homes in a retirement village just outside the Windsor town line.

The president and owner of Brison Developments also has room at The Crossing for another 100 mini homes, about 60 single-family homes, 70 semis and two apartment buildings all on that same parcel of land.

But the ongoing spat between the Windsor Fire Department and the Municipality of West Hants is a big concern for him and his potential customers.

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Windsor council moves Underwood Drive closure forward

Colin Chisholm, Hants Journal, July 08, 2015

WINDSOR – The Underwood Drive/Road debate reached a boiling point at a special ARC_Presentation_Feb23_16session of council on July 7, with over 40 residents attending the meeting to see how council would proceed with the proposed road closure.

Council approved the recommendation in the staff report to turn the end of Underwood Drive into a cul-de-sac. The move would block a potential connector that a local developer wants to build to connect Underwood Drive to Underwood Road, which is in West Hants. Continue reading

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Claims for expropriated land complex

By Bill Power, Business Reporter Chronicle Herald
Published February 12, 2013

Board hearing cases seeking compensation from HRM

Some Middle Sackville landowners and developers have pushed ahead with their claim for about $1.2 million in compensation from Halifax Regional Municipality after their properties were expropriated for a highway.

The legal complexities of the case became apparent Tuesday after the Utility and Review Board set aside four days just to hear arguments.

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Local developer hopes to see more collaboration, co-operation between communities

IMG_8908Hants Journal, Ashley Thompson, July 12, 2011,

When Mitchell Brison built subdivisions in his sandbox as a kid, he didn’t have to worry about dealing with any red tape.

As one would imagine, things changed when the self-made businessman started building subdivisions for a living through Brison Developments Ltd.

Brison, a Falmouth resident born and raised in Cheverie, says he’s been developing land for residential and commercial use in the Municipality of West Hants for about 25 years.

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