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Condo board forces owner out In a recent ruling, an Ontario court issued an order compelling a condo owner in Toronto to vacate and sell her unit within 3 months.  The case summarizes the condo owner's  behaviour as including "physical assaults on other unit holders, acts of mischief against thei...
10/29/2010
Ontario condominium survey  Give your feedback to the Ontario government if you've had any positive, or negative, experiences with condominiums. The survey, launched in July, contains questions such as whether you've ever had a dispute with a condominium board of directors, or whether you're sati...
09/17/2010
Reality TV comes to Ottawa! At long last, Ottawa is soon to be home to a new real-estate based reality TV show. Realtor Paul Rushforth, and interior designer, Penny Southam, are being featured in a new show called 'All for Nothing'. Two sets of competing homeowners are challenged with who can bes...
09/14/2010
Are you worried about bed bugs? According to a recent article in the Toronto Star, some who work in the real estate industry are wondering when home buyers will start including conditions in their offers with respect to whether a property is contaminated with bedbugs. Apparently, in many major ci...
07/08/2010
Do real estate lawyers work in "puppy mills"? Have you ever wondered what is the biggest area of negligence claims against Ontario lawyers? As it turns out, it's in real estate law! According to a recent article in the Law Times, 36% of all claims involving Ontario lawyers involved real estate la...
06/16/2010
Regulations may be coming for mortgage prepayment penalties With interest rates as low as they've been in years, many people selling their homes or refinancing have been faced with tremendous prepayment penalties. Although you can negotiate the penalty if you stay with the same lender, a lender i...
06/02/2010
Do you have right to use a mutual driveway? There was an article in the Toronto Star recently about a couple who purchased a home in Toronto. After closing, they objected to their neighbour continuing to use a driveway located on their property in order to access the garage at the back of the nei...
05/17/2010
What can you do to protect yourseld from title fraud?   It's a tell-tale sign of title fraud if you suddenly stop receiving your tax bill, or utility bills. This might be the first sign to a homeowner that something is wrong. A lawyer, mortgage broker, or another person in the real estate industr...
05/11/2010
FSBOs want to intervene in MLS debate A national association of For-Sale-by-Owner companies is trying to intervene in an upcoming hearing before the Competition Tribunal involving real estate broker's access to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). The National FSBO network wants to intervene at th...
05/04/2010
Battlers with builder over condo prices I came across an interesting article today about a new condo project in B.C. When the condo market in B.C. was at its peak in 2007, some buyers paid top dollar to purchase units at The Morgan, in Surrey B.C.  From the time the agreements of purchase and sal...
04/19/2010
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