How Reliable are Statistics?

The real question is how reliable is the reporter? And, do they have their own agenda? What would they like you to believe? Is there any motivation for “propaganda”? Let’s …

Good Title Clause

Assuming that you wish to bargain for “good title with the regular noted exceptions”, and move away from the obligation to accept “title insurance”, then here’s a clause for your …

Bargain for “Good Title”

Most common law jurisdictions bargain for “good title”, subject to some exceptions. In Ontario, the standard Form OREA Agreement of Purchase and Sale goes one step further. It lowers the …

Locating the Bad Areas

This will be an area where the buildings are old and in disrepair. Generally, you don’t want to live there. Poor quality buildings, neglected and not well-maintained line the streets. …

Is an Agreement Valid without a Witness?

A problem frequently arises in real estate transactions when people say they witness signatures, but they don’t. In Ontario, there are only three legal documents which require witnesses: 1)     Domestic …

Toronto and GTA Markets in March 2021

This is the recently released report of the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board concerning the March 2021 results: “April 6, 2021- For the third straight month of 2021, record home …

Rogue Home Inspectors

   Most Home Inspectors are quite legitimate. They are professionals who take their business seriously and conduct their business affairs in accordance with sound ethical practices. Then, there are the …