Assignments Explained In Simple Terms

Sunday Apr 12th, 2020

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In this blog I will try to explain basics of assignments, the general terms apply to any region in Canada, some specifics will be related to Ontario and more specifically GTA. What is an assignment. Assignment is when the seller sells the interest in the property (contract with the builder) before they actually own the property (before the seller’s name is on the title). In real estate transaction the assignments can happen for preconstruction and resale, in practise it is very rare... [read more]

What is a co-op and how it differs from a condominium

Friday Oct 7th, 2022

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The topic of co-op units come up when someone sees a very inexpensive unit on the market and asks why so cheap, what’s the catch or is it too good to be true. To understand the issue, we will explain what co-op is, how it differs from the typical unit in a condominium and challenges related to buying, selling and owning a co-op. Legal structure. In a co-operative structure the corporation owns the land and each unit in the building, owner of a co-op doesn’t own the unit but... [read more]

HST rebate on new construction – 1 year rule internet legend.

Sunday Nov 13th, 2022

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Since in this blog we are discussing tax rules, I would strongly suggest you to get the advice from a qualified tax specialist. What prompted us to write a blog on the subject is frequent misinformation posted on various popular online forums stating that one must reside in the property for 1 year or more in order to qualify for the hst new construction rebate. Before we get to it let’s quickly recap what is the new construction hst rebate, and how it works in Ontario. A... [read more]

Real estate deals falling though - Greg Weedon Seminar

Sunday Nov 27th, 2022

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In this blog we post a seminar by our lawyer of choice Greg Weedon on the subject of the buyers’ real estate contract breaches. The seminar is fairly lengthy at about an hour and twenty minutes, to help navigate the video we have posted topic timeline below and we suggest watching the video along with the summary prepared by Greg and posted here. The seminar is designed for the real estate agents, but we think anyone interested in the process would find it interesting, there are... [read more]

15 examples of buyers breaching the real estate contracts

Saturday Nov 5th, 2022

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As the market has turned in the spring of 2022 unfortunately there were many breached contracts, and as we discussed with a well known and respected real estate litigation lawyer, the number of current cases is unprecedented. These unfortunate cases already have or will go to trial within the next couple of years, here we are listing 15 examples of the cases from the past to illustrate what happens when the buyer breaches the agreement of purchase and sale. Different cases: resale,... [read more]

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