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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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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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PHOTOSHOPPING YOUR HOUSE

Recently the press has had a field day with one house in Mississauga that has been photo shopped to make it look like it has a longer driveway. I believe the camera man also used a wide angle lens in the photo. There has been an article in a Real Estate news paper that CREA…

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Finding a good school before you move

Moving and relocating your child to a new home, a new neighborhood and a new school is always going to be difficult, especially if you’ve been involved in your child’s education by helping out in the classroom or signing up for school outings. You know every teacher and feel confident your child is receiving a…

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Buying A Condo? Things to Look for

Toronto & The GTA is officially Condo land. Condos are the new affordable first time home buyer purchase. Its the most affordable, convenient, and in some cases the only thing available. Here are a few things to look for when buying a condo. 1. Amenities: Look at the pool, gym, parking, carwash, party room and…

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Find a House with Good Guts

This philosophy is common but it does take people who are willing to put up with the renovations in the meantime.  A few things to look for in order to determine “good guts” 1. Roof: If the roof is ok, this is the first and most expensive place to start. If this is not good…