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Get Off my Lawn! Pokémon Go and Real Property

Now that the immensely popular App, Pokémon Go, has been officially released in Canada, it has become increasingly common to see young couples, groups of teens, children, and wannabe Pokémon trainers awkwardly maneuvering their way along the…
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Selling a House After a Split - a case law review

Breakdowns in marital relationships are hard and complicated. One of the biggest challenges for soon to be former spouses is how to deal with the family home. Sometimes both want to stay; sometimes neither do. Sometimes one wants to stay,…
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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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House Buying and Marriage: Debunking 5 Family Law Myths as it Relates to Property

It would be no surprise to folks that relationships do not always last.  Despite that knowledge, our brain gets all gooey when it comes to ‘my Love’, ‘my Snookums’, or ‘my Cuddle Cakes’1 and we do not to take steps to protect our…
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How Much Money do I Need to Buy a Home? (Please Don't Use the 1.5% Guideline)

As the market heats up going into the spring, I feel it is as good a time as ever to help people understand the cost to close their deals.  I hate seeing people scramble because they failed to appreciate some aspect of their transaction. …
SKRealEstateLaw Property Condition Blog FI

The House I Bought Is Trashed on Possession Day – Now What?

Buying a home is supposed to be one of the greatest days in the world for adults.  For first time home buyers, many will have immense pride that they were able to purchase such a significant asset.  If it is a second or third home, individuals…
SKRealEstateLaw Property Manager Blog FI

Condo Boards: Your Property Manager Should Not Be Your Lawyer

  I asdfj Don't get me wrong – I like Property Managers.   I work closely with some of them in the city. Many do great work, assist through challenging problems, manage difficult projects, and do it all on some pretty reasonable…
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The Costs of Foreclosure (and Maybe Some Savings too?!?)

Foreclosure is a difficult process for individuals that are going through the process.  Often, it is a result of a change in life circumstances, like a failed marriage, a lost job, or a bankrupt business.  Because of the difficult…
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New Oppression Remedy in Condos - what does it mean?

The recent proclamation of amendments to the Condominium Property Act, 1993 has created a new remedy for individuals and entities who interact with condominium corporations.  Section 99.2 of the Act states as follows:99.2(1) An owner, a…
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“Show me the Money” - A Guide to Your Cash and Closing a Real Estate Deal - Pt.2

  You sell your house.  You’ve listed it.  You negotiated offers.  You waited on conditions being met and waived.  You’ve packed, and cleaned, and moved.  I mean, you love the place, but the most important issue you are thinking…