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COVID-19 Q and As: Why are Realtors still listing houses for sale?

The question raised by a Twitter pal is: “Why are realtors still listing houses and why are they considered ‘essential services’”? Great question! I confess, I didn’t think we would be exempt from the shutdown, but there was a lively … Continue reading

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My exchange with a Twitter pal about RECO disciplinary hearings!

I had an interesting exchange with a twitter follower recently about RECO (our regulatory body) and the difference between RECO and local real estate boards  that I thought I would share (with his consent: he’s the one who suggested I … Continue reading

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Best Real Estate Bloopers of 2019!

As always, 2019 saw a bumper crop of bloopers. Here are the best of the bunch! Homes came with a lot of moving parts this year: “The single garage drives right into the lower level.” And this one, in “clean … Continue reading

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CBC All In A Day: Proposed new Ontario laws would disclose prices in multiple offers

I was on Alan Neal’s CBC Radio show, All in a Day, this afternoon to discuss proposed changes that would require the disclosure of prices in multiple bidding wars. You can hear my comments in the segment here: https://www.cbc.ca/listen/shows/all-in-a-day

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Help – the bank wants to sell my home under a Power of Sale. Is there any way to keep my house and/or my credit rating?

A Power of Sale is where a bank or lender has evicted the occupants of a home for failing to pay off their mortgage (often referred to as “defaulting” on their mortgage payments) and are now taking steps to sell … Continue reading

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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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Buying a new condo from a builder? Here’s a checklist of questions.

If you’re thinking of buying a new condo from a builder, there are some things you should find out before you sign on the  dotted line. I was recently involved in negotiations with a builder on behalf of a client … Continue reading

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