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November 27, 2019

Hope every one is getting into the holiday spirit

Hope every one is getting into the holiday spirit – cause I certainly am. I need to set the record straight – with all the media attention within the last couple of days about Realtors and Agency I thought I would email you to tell you that everyone should be beware of any documents they are signing. It is important to question an agent if you don’t understand what you are signing. I have to ask you not to put […]
November 27, 2019

15 real estate terms for first-time buyers

15 real estate terms for first-time buyers Before you start hunting for your dream cottage – whether it’s a large country home on a big lake bustling with boats and jet skis, or a dreamy cabin tucked away in dense foliage – you should first become acquainted with the real estate basics, which means understanding the jargon-y language that realtors often speak. We spoke with the president of the Ontario Real Estate Association, Ron Abraham, to learn the must-know terms […]
November 27, 2019

You can still lose land through squatter’s rights!

You can still lose land through squatter’s rights! Over 99 per cent of the land in Ontario is now registered in the government protected system of land titles. However, that does not mean that your boundary lines are always protected. It is still possible to lose land based on the concept of adverse possession, or as we used to call it, squatter’s rights. Here’s a recent example. Leslie Truxa and Lydia Sani bought a home in Toronto in 1989. Their […]
November 27, 2019

What to expect when you’re extending Dates in an Offer.

What to expect when you’re extending Dates in an Offer. Buyers often need to request an extension to their closing date. Here’s a look at the reasons why, and what to expect. The main reasons are as follows: The buyers have not yet sold their current home. The buyers’ financing has fallen through or the buyers have not complied with all of the lender’s requirements. The main lesson for everyone is that no buyer is automatically entitled to an extension. […]
November 26, 2019
Would cottage owners be liable for an accident on a private road

Would cottage owners be liable for an accident on a private road?

Possibly. “Can they be sued? Yes,” says Peter Lillico, a lawyer with law firm Lillico Bazuk Kent Galloway in Peterborough. “Will they be successfully sued? It depends on the circumstances.”First of all, good call posting the sign. “That sign is golden,” says Rusty Russell, a lawyer with Russell Christie in Orillia. “It’s the best thing they ever put up.” The sign definitely works in the cottagers’ favour, but it doesn’t make them immune to litigation, cautions Lillico. “It always boils […]
November 26, 2019
10 COSTS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER WHEN BUYING A HOME

10 COSTS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER WHEN BUYING A HOME

Buying a home is a huge decision and it is not one that people recommend jumping into too quickly. This is because there are many things to consider when buying a home. You want to make sure your kids grow up in a safe and peaceful neighborhood- close to a school. You also look to ensure an easier commute to work, respectable neighbors and a house that feels like home- with the perfect deck, or kitchen or living room for […]