Finders Keepers

This isn’t just a kids’ expression, it’s the law. But, there certainly are some rules when it comes to real estate. There was a controversy involving the “finding” of cartoons …

Fee Simple Ownership ~ The History

It’s actually quite difficult to understand the concept of fee simple ownership when it comes to real property without looking at some of the history. We have to go back …

Unfair Business Practices

Consumer Protection Act The Business Practices Act was a very good piece of legislation, but not too many people knew about it, so in 2007 the Ontario Government replaced it …

Gas Shortage and Cottage Prices

You should have purchased in 2008 What is that going to mean for real estate? As this is published thousands of motorists in the GTA line up for gas. They …

Tree Thieves

By Brian Madigan LL.B. Now,you might think that I’m talking about people who steal trees. I’m not. I’m talking about trees that steal property for you! Obviously, these are good …

Rate of Return on Real Estate

What is the rate of return on real estate? Basically: 5% per annum! And, that’s measured over long periods of time. Sometimes, it’s less and sometimes it’s more, but over …