Will Ontario tax foreign real estate investors?

We all know that British Columbia has just enacted a new tax on foreign real estate investors. The question now is whether Ontario is likely to follow the same route.

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Interim occupancy: what does it mean?

Some of you may have seen the expression “interim occupancy” recently but without really understanding its meaning. When people buy a condo, and may move in it, their home is ”not theirs yet.”

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When your new home is on a just sold card!

As a client you have the right to keep confidential your identity, your property and the contents of the agreement, especially the price, when a property is sold.

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Home inspectors : essential but must be qualified

Two interesting articles published in the Globe and Mail and in the Star on April 4, 2016 raise the interesting question of the qualifications of home inspectors.

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Real Estate assignments, what does that mean ?

Some of you might have heard of the word “assignment”. This is a perfectly valid and useful instrument when used properly.

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What really drives up Canadian real estate prices?

A lot has been said regarding the major drivers regarding the Canadian real estate prices. A recent article in “Canadian real estate wealth” written by Ephraim Vecina reports interesting thoughts and findings by Bank of Montreal senior economist Robert Kavcic.

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Protect your boundaries

Last week, I attended a seminar held by the company “Protect Your Boundaries” and am willing to share with you a few points.

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Ontario Economic Update 2016

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce and the Credit Unions of Ontario have recently released a very interesting document called the Ontario Economic Update 2016.

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The full cost of buying a home

Most non-professionals do not really know the costs of buying a home. Let us try to summarise those in order to help you preparing your budget when you consider buying a home.

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What Does A Listing Sold “As Is” Mean?

Some of you might have seen or heard about listings mentioning that the home is in “as is” condition. To make it short, that means that “the property is being sold in its current condition and the seller won’t make any repairs as part of the sale. Basically, what you see (or don’t see) is what you get.”

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