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Are You Purchasing Property with Others?

Here’s What You Need to Know More and more often, young Ontarians are pooling their finances in an effort to enter the housing market. There are many advantages to structuring a p...
Mar 2020
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Qualifying for the GST/HST New Residential Rental Property Rebate

Are you considering the purchase of investment property for additional income or retirement planning?  Not all purchasers realize that if you pur...
Mar 2020
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GST/HST New Housing Rebate for Houses Purchased from a Builder

It is well-known that builders market the purchase price of new homes as “inclusive of HST”. What often goes unmentioned is that the purch...
Mar 2020
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The Risk of Buying Property without a Status Certificate Review

In today’s hot real estate market, it is not uncommon for a seller to receive multiple offers. To compete with other bidders, a prospective buy...
Feb 2020
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Recreational Cannabis in Condominiums

New legislation came into effect late 2018 to legalize the possession, use and production of cannabis for recreational purposes in private residences....
Jan 2019
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Electrical Vehicle Charging Stations in Condominiums

Creating a policy for electric vehicles involves many considerations. Which party will pay for the installation of the necessary infrastructure? Who p...
Apr 2018
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Title Insurance: Your Guardian Angel When Things Go Wrong

Your home is likely your biggest investment and it is important to protect it. Real estate lawyers often recommend that their clients purchase title i...
Dec 2015
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U.S. Estate Tax: Don’t Just Throw Your Vacation Home into a Trust

Too little attention is paid to cross-border tax traps. Even when advice is sought, the response is often incomplete or simply wrong because it is res...
Nov 2014
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When is Replacement Cost Fire Insurance Not Really Replacement Cost Fire Insurance?

A recent case decided in Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice interprets a section of a homeowner’s fire insurance policy that does not app...
Nov 2014
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When Is a Cottage a Matrimonial Home?

In Egan v. Burton [2013] O.J. No. 2408, the parties had been married for twenty years with the husband having brought into the marriage a cottage whic...
Nov 2014
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New Mortgage Rules for Homebuyers

If you are thinking of purchasing a home in the near future, the federal government has implemented some new mortgage rules that you need to be aware ...
Feb 2014
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