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Make Sure to Google The Property You Are Buying First!

So you put an offer in, you’re deposit is down, you’ve got the financing, you’ve done a home inspection and you’re ready to move in. Wrong! You should do a web search and a newspaper search on the house you are looking to spend the rest of your life in. Most people think because they…

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Is Quartz the New Granite?

I was recently representing a condo buy for one of my clients, and to my astonishment they told me that the quartz in the model is an upgrade, and that granite comes with the condo. I was so perplexed because last year when I put granite in my kitchen, the granite was much more expensive…

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To Present or Not Present

The old ways or yester year was to call the opposing agent and say you have an offer and you would like to present. You would then battle it out until wee hours of the night and at the end of it all, a house would be sold and bought. Fast forward 50 years and…

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Jimmy The Renovator: Starting From The Bottom

Foundation settlement can lead to major structural problems within your home. Luckily there are ways to repair a concrete foundation without having to tear it out and start from scratch. Foundation settlement and movement requiring foundation repair can be caused by building on expansive clay, compressible or improperly compacted fill soils, or improper maintenance around…

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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…