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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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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,…
SKRealEstateLaw Property Condition Blog FI
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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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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…
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SREC Decisions Now Available on Canlii

The Saskatchewan Real Estate Commission complaint and discipline decisions are now available on a searchable database known as 'Canlii' for the beginning of 2015 and beyond. The decisions were otherwise available online at the commission website. This…
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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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“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…
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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…
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Disclosure Document Reviews are a MUST in new Condos

Realtors - get your clients to read disclosure packages on new condos.  Even better, get their lawyers to read it for them and advise them.  A recent case out of Ontario highlights the need for such an exercise.  Many thanks to…