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Many of our Ottawa Military Relocation Clients are interested in properties in rural areas.  Estate type lots can provide the desired privacy and space to fully enjoy their home. It is important to note the CFIRP directive on lot sizes if you are considering buying this type of property. Brookfield may not cover a portion of your land transfer tax if the house is over 1.25 acres. ( there are exceptions )

 CFIRP Directive 8.1.05 Lots and lot size,  Requirements

The reimbursement of expenses is limited to a lot size of:
• 1.25 acres (½ hectare); or
• up to four acres (2.47 hectares) where required by zoning laws and city bylaws.
If additional land is sold or purchased, CF members are entitled to reimbursement only for that portion of costs which would have been reimbursed within the above limitations.

If there is a zoning bylaw for your area that requires this larger lot size in order to purchase in this area, then you can submit proof of this and resubmit the claim.



 If not, the requirement is that you supply 3 comparables of properties in the area at 1.25 acres or less. If this is not possible, as you note, you will need to have an appraisal done of your own property at 1.25 acres to show that the additional acreage adds no extra value. Despite the letter provided, it will need to be an appraiser and not a realtor who provides this information. If the appraisal shows no additional value, the claim can be processed as submitted. If there is additional value, the reimbursement will be capped at the value of 1.25 acres.

As Ottawa’s Brookfield Local Relocation Experts we will work with BGRS to provide the letters and comparable properties they need in order to pay out the refund. We have experience in dealing with Brookfield and will put out Knowledge and Expertise to work for you.

The Anne & Dwight Team is a group of dedicated real estate professionals who offer the highest level of service to their clients and colleagues. With a combined 83 years of real estate experience, clients are assured smoother and stress-free transactions.

We understand that purchasing or selling a home is the single largest investment, both financial and emotional, that our clients will make. We are committed to understanding their needs and circumstances, and strive to make their dreams a reality.

If you are planning your house hunting trip and relocation to Ottawa I hope you will interview us for the job! We are experts in this type of transaction.

BGRS – Frequently Asked Questions

When can I speak to someone from BGRS?
BGRS can offer our services once official authorization from your employer has been received. AnswersAnne & Dwight - BGRS
to specific questions regarding benefits and entitlements are based on the information contained
in that authorization. Until such time, we invite you to review the information contained in this website,
particularly, the CFIRP Directive as well as the Welcome Booklet.
When do I pre-register?
On receipt of your posting message, proceed to and pre-register, keeping in mind it may
take up to 5 days for your employer to download your file to BGRS.
What do I need in order to pre-register?
You will need a computer with an internet connection and a copy of your posting message to pre-register
at The system will request that you fill in the information according to your posting
message, entering your last name and service number (with no spaces) identical to the data on the
posting message.
Is pre-registration the same as the registration?
Once your file has been authorized by your employer the system will match the information from your employer with your pre-registration and send your password and User ID via email. You will then be able to complete the registration process.
If you have not received your password and/or User ID, please check your spam or junk mail folder.
Please note that it may take up to five (5) business days to authorize your file after receipt of your posting message.
If you are a release member please note that you are required to contact the release section in order to commence the process of establishing your final relocation prior to contacting BGRS.
What do I do when I get my User ID and password?
Once you‟ve received your User ID and password, complete the registration process by filling in the information required on your secure website, accessible at On successful registration, a confirmation email will be sent to you and will contain a list of required documents that need to be
provided to BGRS prior to your 1st Planning Session.
How do I make contact with BGRS to book my 1st Planning Session?
On successful registration, a BGRS Advisor will be assigned and contact you within two (2) business days to discuss your relocation intentions and book your 1st Planning Session.
What are participating suppliers and do I have to use them?
Participating Third Party Service Providers (TPSP) are suppliers who provide specialized services in accordance with the CFIRP program. TPSP‟s are real estate appraisers, home inspectors, rental search
agents, realtors and lawyers/notaries.
The “Open Broker” policy of the IRP gives you the freedom to select any TPSP regardless if they are on the directory or not, however, all suppiers must be at “arms
length‟ from you. TPSP fee reimbursement is subject to capped ceiling rates.

Contact Anne & Dwight – Ottawa Local Relocation Experts

Anne & Dwight Military Relocation Team for Ottawa

The Anne & Dwight Team

RE/MAX Affiliates Realty Ltd., Brokerage
3-1180 Place d’Orleans Blvd.,
Ottawa, ON K1C 7K3


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Our relationships with, and the continued loyalty of our clients come from the Team’s continuing quest for real estate knowledge, proactive marketing, relocation expertise and good old fashioned caring!

Each member of the Military Relocation Team brings with them professional ethics, experience and a particular area of expertise. They are dedicated to the highest standard of service.

Explore the website, meet the team and discover the meaning of “Do it right, call Anne & Dwight!