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By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Agents Supporting One Another in Social MediaFrom a purely ethical perspective, we should not recommend another agent without some sort of knowledge; that can even be second hand through a third party. We can “like” another agent, or become a “fan” on Facebook without any knowledge whatsoever.To ...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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    TERM POSTED Preferred RATES* Open 1 Year 6.30% 6.30% Fixed 1 Year 2.99% 2.44% Fixed 2 Year 2.84% 2.14% Fixed 3 Year 3.39% 2.34% Fixed 4 Year 3.89% 2.59% Fixed 5 Year 4.64% 2.59% Fixed 7 Year 5.30% 3.44% Fixed 10 Year 6.10% 3.84% Variable Rate 2.10% Prime Rate 2.70% Benchmark Rate 4.64% Cost p...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Terms Posted Rates Preferred Rates 6 MONTHS 3.14% 3.10% 1 YEAR 3.04% 2.44% 2 YEARS 2.84% 2.14% 3 YEARS 3.44% 2.34% 4 YEARS 3.89% 2.59% 5 YEARS 4.64% 2.69% 7 YEARS 5.30% 3.24% 10 YEARS 6.10% 3.79% Rates are subject to change without notice. OAC E&OE  Prime Rate 2.70% 5 yr variable 2.20%  

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Late Winter Pool ClauseHere is a late winter pool clause for Buyers. The pool right now is closed and no ine=spection can be done. It's not a worthless pool. The Buyer is actually paying extra money.So, consider something like the following: Pool ClauseThe parties agree that the swimming pool sha...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Story or Storey for House Levels in Ontario?The Britich spelling is “storey”The American spelling is “story”When you are talking about the level of a house, in Canada, it’s “storey”. The Canadian spelling recognized as correct at the present time in universities is “storey”. American spellings ar...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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 Commercial bond yields   CMB         GoC         Floating rateinsured cost of funds 5 Year - 1.63%*Canada housing 06/15/22 [-0.04]       5 Year - 1.16%CAN 0.50 03/01/22 [-0.04]       0.97%                      [-]                        10 Year - 2.30%Canada housing 06/15/27 [-0.08]       10 Ye...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Competing Offers: The RECO Rules (Ontario)Question: What are the RECO rules that states that in a multiple offer situation, the listing brokerage must disclose a multiple representation situation?For clarity purposes: Brokerage A lists a home and receives offers on it from Brokerage A, Brokerage ...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Using a Very Similar Domain Name to the Developer (Ontario) Question:A condo developer in the area commenced marketing a new condo project. I have a very similar name. Their condo project doesn’t get the same number of hits as I do, and I rank #1 on Google for their project.They want me to change...

By Sara Kareer, Boutique Real Estate Services to Buyers & Sellers
(Kingsway Real Estate Brokerage)
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SOLD - 286 CENTRE STREET NORTH, BRAMPTON ON Despite the terrible weather on Sunday, we still managed to receive multiple offers on this lovely detached Bungalow at 286 Centre Street North in Brampton ON.  Much to my Sellers delight, we managed to sell their home in 3 days and $50,000 above their ...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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TERM POSTED Preferred RATES* Open 1 Year 6.30% 6.30% Fixed 1 Year 2.99% 2.44% Fixed 2 Year 2.84% 2.14% Fixed 3 Year 3.39% 2.34% Fixed 4 Year 3.89% 2.59% Fixed 5 Year 4.64% 2.59% Fixed 7 Year 5.30% 3.44% Fixed 10 Year 6.10% 3.84% Variable Rate 2.10% Prime Rate 2.70% Benchmark Rate 4.64% Cost per ...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Terms Posted Rates Preferred Rates 6 MONTHS 3.14% 3.10% 1 YEAR 3.04% 2.44% 2 YEARS 2.84% 2.14% 3 YEARS 3.44% 2.34% 4 YEARS 3.89% 2.59% 5 YEARS 4.64% 2.69% 7 YEARS 5.30% 3.24% 10 YEARS 6.10% 3.79% Rates are subject to change without notice. OAC E&OE  Prime Rate 2.70% 5 yr variable 2.20%

By Gloria Valvasori, ASA, Outstanding Service Since 1987 416-717-6331
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
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 A few years ago a home inspector I have known for many years, and who I refer many of my clents to, called to see if I would allow him to perofrm an energy audit on my home.  He was  taking the course to become certified and he was required to conduct energy audits on 5 homes as part of his cour...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Competing Offers: The RECO Rules (Ontario)Question: What are the RECO rules  that states that in a multiple offer situation, the listing brokerage must disclose a multiple representation situation?For clarity purposes: Brokerage A lists a home and receives offers on it from Brokerage A, Brokerage...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Mice in the House – Any Remedy against the Seller?Question: As it turns out my client has an "infestation" of mice. It will cost $3000 to get them out through a pest control company.The Home inspector didn't recall any mice in the attic, athough there were a few droppings (there are traps there n...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Reduced Commissions Offered on MLSQuestion:From time to time, someone will post an excessively low commission to the co-operating Broker. I think this is unfair. The Listing Brokerage is trying to double-end the deal, and the other Brokerages really don’t have a chance. Answer:If we had a differe...

By Gloria Valvasori, ASA, Outstanding Service Since 1987 416-717-6331
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
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                  STREETSVILLE NEIGHBOURHOOD SALES                         JANUARY 1, 2017 - FEBRUARY 11, 2017                   STREET NEIGHBOURHOOD LIST PRICE TYPE STYLE BEDS SOLD DATE Tannery Street               Streetsville $299,888 Condo Apt. Apartment     1 2/7/2017 Falconer Drive         ...

By Gloria Valvasori, ASA, Outstanding Service Since 1987 416-717-6331
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
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HOW TO GET TOP DOLLAR FOR YOUR HOMEFIRST IMPRESSIONSDID YOU KNOW? It only takes 6 seconds for a perspective Buyer to form an impression of your home after walking through the threshold of your front door?When you have your home on the market, a positive first impression is what will make your hom...

By Sara Kareer, Boutique Real Estate Services to Buyers & Sellers
(Kingsway Real Estate Brokerage)
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Sara Kareer - PLATINUM AGENT FOR M CITY CONDOS Hey Condo Lovers and Investors!! I'm excited to announce that I'm a PLATINUM AGENT for the new M CITY CONDOS in downtown Mississauga, located at Burnhamthorpe and Confederation Parkway,  Owned by telecommunications giant Rogers, this master-planned c...

By Gloria Valvasori, ASA, Outstanding Service Since 1987 416-717-6331
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
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TESTIMONIALSWHAT MY CLIENTS SAYIn addition to receiving wonderful testimonials from my clients, I was honoured in 2015 to receive the prestigious “PAIGE” Award by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate.This award recognizes the embodiment of BHGRE®’s core values of Passion, Authenticity, Innovation...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Commercial bond yields   CMB         GoC         Floating rateinsured cost of funds 5 Year - 1.59%*Canada housing 06/15/22 [+0.04]       5 Year - 1.07%CAN 0.75 09/01/21 [+0.04]       0.97%                      [-]                        10 Year - 2.32%*Canada housing 06/15/27 [+0.06]       10 Ye...

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