012: How Do the Recent Rule Changes Affect Home Buyers? Lawyer Peter Borszcz Gives Simple Tips for Navigating the Market

November 3, 2016

About your host

Chad Weninger

​I have been a mortgage broker for 10 years and have held several different positions within the industry to get me to where I am today. Over the years I have helped many families achieve the goal of home ownership as well as save thousands in finding the right mortgage for their needs.


Peter Borszcz is a lawyer and solicitor with Pihl Law Corporation in Kelowna, BC. Pihl Law is a Kelowna based firm which provides legal advice and creates solutions for its clients. Their focus is on creating long-term relationships with clients, establishing trust and ensuring the best possible options for the needs of businesses and individuals.

Peter is notably involved in education for the Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board. He teaches realtors on what to do and what not to do in the business in order to find further success. Peter has been on the Pihl Law Corporation team since 2009, and practicing for over 10 years. Growing up in the Okanagan and later graduating from the University of Alberta, Peter then returned to Kelowna to practice law. His passion for people and helping others achieve goals and milestones has brought him great success in the business.

Peter addresses how to grow a business amidst difficult seasons, how the recent real estate rule changes and tax initiatives affect markets across the country, and how a lawyer can simplify the home buying process.


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Key Points

  • [0:44] Tell us about yourself.
  • [2:09] What areas do you specialize in?
  • [2:53] How did you enter into the field?
  • [4:07] When did you know this was the right business for you?
  • [4:07] What has been the most satisfying experience in your career so far?
  • [6:53] Share with us the best advice you’ve ever received in business.
  • [7:15] Remember that everyone is replaceable.
  • [7:53] Expand your business as aggressively as possible when times are at their worst.
  • [9:10] What insights can you share about the recent real estate rule changes and how that relates to your education experience?
  • [11:50] What is dual agency? What are the changes attempting to remove?
  • [12:55] A professional real estate agent brings incredible negotiating skills to the table.
  • [16:23] How does the new foreign tax initiative affect the market?
  • [19:09] In your opinion, as a lawyer, how should the government respond to backlash from individuals affected by these tax changes?
  • [20:13] What are your thoughts on the argument that the tax should be a federal regulation and not a provincial one?
  • [21:01] What can people expect when working with you and looking to buy a home?
  • [22:09] Ensure you are able to talk to whomever you are hiring.
  • [24:45] Is there extra cost for an upfront consultation?
  • [26:14] What are some common issues buyers may encounter regarding title?
  • [27:51] What are the top three things people should look for when hiring a lawyer for doing a real estate transaction?
  • [30:46] Accessibility, knowledge, and flexibility.
  • [32:14] How can people contact you?


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Contact Peter Borszcz



About your host

Chad Weninger

I have been a mortgage broker for 10 years and have held several different positions within the industry to get me to where I am today. Over the years I have helped many families achieve the goal of home ownership as well as save thousands in finding the right mortgage for their needs.







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