If you’re planning on purchasing residential property in Nova Scotia, it's important to be aware that there is a new Deed Transfer Tax you’re required to pay if you’re not a resident of the province, called the Non-Resident Deed Transfer Tax.

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If you move to Nova Scotia within six months, and provide proof that you’ve relocated within that six month time frame though, you don’t have to pay this tax! This exemption is granted on an individual basis. This means that if you were to move to Nova Scotia within the 6…

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Summer is finally here and Halifax knows how to do it right. Lots of exciting festivals and events that can be enjoyed by all ages are happening this month. Take in some tunes at the Halifax Jazz Festival, celebrate the 2SLGBTQ+ Community at Halifax Pride and connect with the diverse cultures of Nova Scotia at Nova Multifest; there's something for everyone! Keep reading so you don't miss a thing.

Halifax Mural Festival

July 3rd-9th, 2023 | halifax

Last summer, the first ever Halifax Mural Festival brought 22 artists from across the country to Halifax to beautify our city. Tons of unique new murals were painted along Quinpool Road and on the Halifax Waterfront and are now enjoyed by passerby all year long. It's all happening again this year…

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The following blog post is a reprint from Coldwell Banker Maritime Realty Broker-Owner, Chris Perkins . Chris has graciously given us permission to reprint this blog post sharing his experience during the 2016 Fort McMurray fires and offering some valuable advice for those affected right now by the forest fires in Nova Scotia.

Our hearts are with all those affected by these ongoing fires. The amount of loss suffered is devastating, and it will take a very long time for everyone to process, heal, and rebuild. We hope you find this blog post helpful.

From the Coldwell Banker Maritime Realty Blog:

Global News picturing one of my melted for sale signs in front of a burning property. 


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April Showers are (hopefully) gone and it's finally time for May flowers! May in Halifax is marked by blooming cherry trees, restaurants opening their patios and the excitement of summer being right around the corner! There's lots of fun things to do and exciting events coming up this month all over Halifax Regional Municipality, so keep reading so you don't miss a thing!

Halifax Commons Spring Flowers

East Coast Music Awards

may 3rd-7th | halifax

The East Coast Music Awards are coming back to Halifax during the first week of May. This year marks the 35th anniversary of this exciting festival showcasing East Coast artists in both FREE and ticketed shows all around Halifax. There'll also be tons of free, family friendly activities going on throughout the week to…

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Cherry blossom season in Halifax is mid to late May, and I personally cannot be more excited! The pink blooms are absolutely gorgeous, and serve as a welcome reminder that warmer, sunnier days are ahead. Keep reading to find the best places in HRM to take in the beauty of the cherry trees for yourself!

Cherry Blossoms in Halifax Public Gardens


Park Avenue, Downtown Dartmouth

Park Avenue by the Dartmouth Commons is arguably the best place to see cherry blossoms. Over 30 cherry trees line the street, making it an absolutely magical place to visit during peak blooming season.

Dartmouth Commons Skatepark

Find more gorgeous trees blooming at the Dartmouth Commons Skatepark on Windmill Road. The contrast between the spring blooms and the skatepark make it quite a stunning…

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Easter's right around the corner and the Bunny will be hopping into Halifax in no time! There's plenty of fun activities for the whole family happening all over Halifax Regional Municipality this year, so keep reading to find out where to hunt for eggs, where get a photo with the bunny and where to find the sweetest Easter treats!

Children decorating easter eggs

Photos with the Bunny at Mic Mac Mall

Until April 8 | mic Mac mall

Capture Easter memories with a photo with the Bunny at Bunnyland in Mic Mac Mall! All proceeds will support Easter Seals Nova Scotia's programming for Nova Scotians living with disabilities. Printed photos are $7 for 1 copy, $20 for 3, and $30 for 5 copies. Debit, Credit and cash payments will be accepted. Find Bunnyland on Level 1 next to the…

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After years of either no celebrations or dialled back celebrations, this year we can finally properly celebrate Saint Patrick's Day! Even better, St. Paddy's falls on a Friday this year! Bars all over Halifax and the surrounding area will be serving up Irish beer and live music all day and night, keep reading to plan your best Saint Patrick's Day yet!

Celtic Cross in Downtown Halifax

The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse

5136 prince street, downtown halifax | Doors open 7am

The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse's famous Saint Patrick's Day Craic is finally back this year! They'll be opening at 7am with live Celtic music and will be serving up their famous Irish Breakfast. Indulge in St. Paddy's Day only drink specials (non-alcoholic options included) and get your face painted on the…

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March Break is almost here in Halifax! It's one of the best times of the school year for kids, and one of the most stressful for parents! A week is a long time to keep the kids occupied, but luckily there's lots of great options (that won't break the bank!) all around Halifax Regional Municipality! Keep reading for fun activities and things to do in HRM that'll keep the kids entertained all week long!

Halifax Central Library

Free Halifax-Alderney Ferry Service

Explore both Downtown Halifax and Downtown Dartmouth this March Break! From March 13th to 18th, the Alderney-Halifax ferry will be free between 11am and 2pm.

Craft at the Lou Duggan Creative Studio

Spend an afternoon crafting with free state-of-the art equipment at Halifax Central Library's Lou Duggan…

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This Valentine's Day, why not show your home some love? Your home should be your happy place. The place where you feel most relaxed and at peace. It’s not always easy to make maintaining and improving your living space a priority though. Life gets busy and before you know it, rather than a source of peace, your home’s become a source of stress - everywhere you look all you can see is something that needs be fixed, cleaned, or organized. That's why this Valentine's Day, we invite you to show your home some love with the following tips and tricks. Take care of your home, and it'll take care of you.

This Valentine's Day, Show Your Home Some Love

Light Up Your Home The Right Way

Lighting can truly either make or break a space in your home. No matter how much effort you've put into picking out…

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To most kids growing up during Halifax’s snowy winters, absolutely nothing's better than speeding down a slippery hill for hours on their favourite toboggan, sledding tube or crazy carpet. Even if you've outgrown your old pair of snow boots and ski pants, you're never too old to to get out and enjoy a snowy day!

Whether you're looking for a nostalgic day out in the snow or looking for a new hill to take the kids, keep reading for our top picks of sledding hills in HRM.

Family sledding

Citadel Hill

5425 Sackville Street, downtown halifax

Citadel Hill is a must-visit for any avid sledder! The massive hill overlooking Downtown offers tons of space and many different inclines to choose from. The view of Halifax from the top of the hill is an added bonus!

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