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I want to buy a house that’s for sale by owner. What do I need to know?

The first thing you should do is contact your realtor so that they can do up a proper offer. A lot of times, an owner will hand you an Agreement of Purchase and Sale (the offer) which they’ve completed for … Continue reading

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Power of Sale – is there a duty to disclose latent defects?

For the third time in the past few months, I’ve seen a certain row unit be conditionally sold and then pop back on the market. It’s a power of sale, meaning the financial institution that held the owner’s mortgage wasn’t … Continue reading

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Can the Owner be Present during a Home Inspection?

I get asked this question a lot. The buyers have asked for  a home inspection and their realtor has set up the appointment. The question then comes up: can the seller be there during the home inspection? I have a difference … Continue reading

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Renovation Priorities? Start with the foundation.

A lot of people think  if they’re getting their homes ready for sale, they should update their bathrooms and kitchens and not worry about the leaks in their foundation. I’ve had people say, “we  get used to it. Every spring we bail … Continue reading

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