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Waiving Conditions: What are Your Risks

If you are a buyer in Toronto right now, you are familiar with submitting an offer with no pending clauses. The most important ones being Financing & Inspection. Two very important clauses. There are other potential ones but these are the cookies that matter.  Waiving these clauses and offering a good amount does not even…

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Make Sure You Get a Status Certificate

When you buy a condo one of the clauses that is very important, is the status certificate clause. The status certificate gives the buyer a snapshot of what’s going on in the condo office and property management. Let’s face it, there are good condo property managers, and bad ones. Here are a few things you…

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Open House Thoughts

My open houses always fuels ideas about people looking to buy a house.  This particular weekend, I notice that people who are neighbours pretend to be buyers and are bad liars. One thing that I do when somebody comes into the open house, is question them ever so slightly. My questions might seem friendly, but…

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MLS For Everyone

There is a big debate & lawsuit happening right now regarding the biggest MLS system in the country. This lawsuit could become a model for all of the MLS systems in Canada. The US has already adopted a free information system which many Real Estate Agents in Canada are trying to prevent. First it was…

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How To Win A Bidding War! Plain & Simple

Toronto’s market is getting crazy. Houses are going for over asking, partly manufactured by Real Estate Agents, and partly by buyers who will stop at nothing to win a fight! 1. Get Pre-Approved for a mortgage, and be 100% sure you will not get turned down. Before you put an offer in, send the listing…