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Title Insurance - What is It?

  Expect to be inundated with different types of insurance when you buy a home. The confusing myriad of options that you may be presented with include the following: ·       Home or Fire Insurance ·       Tenant Insurance. ·      …
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Buying a Rental Property for Personal Use - A Few Important Steps

Just imagine this: You find the home that you are going to buy.  You make an offer, and after some negotiations, it is accepted.  You deal with all your conditions, and remove them.  You understand that there is a tenant in the property,…
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Property Condition Disclosure Statement: To Do, or Not to Do?

Property Condition Disclosure Statements or “PCDS” are subject to a steady debate both of their value and the risk that they create by those providing the statements.   Their value is questioned by some as the statements are based on the…
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City of Bridge…Financing - Why a Bridge Loan may be Important to your House Deal

Lawyers like helping you buy houses. Those who practice in the area will do their best to get it to you on time, and as quoted, and done in accordance with their professional obligations. It’s true. Promise.  However, one of those…
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Great Social Media Accounts for Regina Mortgage Professionals

So many times we are looking for a product or service, we mess around on the web for a while and ask for some recommendations.  We get some names, gather information, and make a decision on who can assist us.  The challenge is to break through…
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That Stinks! The Problems with Household Odours and Purchasing a Home

As the snow starts to melt, and the spring season pushes through, imagine this: You walk into a house that you are going to buy, and the strong aroma of freshly baked cookies fills the air.  As you explore the house, the subtle but tasteful…
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Avoiding Conflict (and Litigation) when Juggling Multiple Parties

One real estate agent.  A buyer.  Two purchasers with the appearance of competing offers.  The allegation and appearance through some of the documents that the agent is acting for all parties.  When the deal goes south, the parties are at…
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2014 Saskatchewan Residential Real Estate Year in Review

Know what people love? Recap stories.  Why?  Because it saves you the effort of having to look back a bunch of articles by skimming some important headlines.   It’s like intellectual fast food. So, after trying to stay regular in my…
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$15 Million down the drain? The questions you should ask about your deposit.

A developing case out of Toronto is making home purchasers ask questions about what is really happening to their funds when they are entering into real estate transactions. It is estimated that almost $15 million was paid into a lawyer’s…
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“Money, that’s What I Want” - A Guide to Your Cash and Closing A Real Estate Deal - Pt.1

  Money can cause stress for purchasers and vendors alike when buying property.  Purchaser want to know that there will be no delays in getting possession, but want to minimize interest costs and charges.  Vendors want to know that the…