Title Insurance: Is it Necessary?

That’s a good question. Prior to 1997, there was no commonly available title insurance in Ontario and yet it was the norm in the United States. Solicitor’s Opinion Traditionally, purchasers …

Two Reasons for the Deposit

There are actually two basic reasons for a deposit in a real estate transaction: 1)     to constitute security for payment, and 2)     to establish a pre-estimate of the damages in …

Condominium Ownership Explained

A condominium is a parcel of real estate. It is one single unit of a condominium corporation. In effect, it is one method of common ownership with others of a …

Toronto Land Transfer Taxes

You are probably aware that Toronto has its own Land Transfer Tax. This is in addition to the regular Provincial Land Transfer tax which applies throughout the Province. This new …

Land Transfer Taxes in Ontario

In Ontario, there is a land transfer tax which is imposed when transfers of land take place. A key concept is the actual transfer of land. So, the registration of …

Mortgage Fraud and Oklahoma Offers

     What is an Oklahoma Offer! Actually, it’s a simple form of real estate fraud. There are variations depending upon how many parties are involved and who is the intended …