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By Gloria Valvasori, Outstanding Service Since 1987 416-717-6331
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
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YOU CAN GET A GOOD DEAL ON A POWER OF SALETRUTH OR MYTH?Sometimes I get investors or clients asking me about Power of Sale properties because they think they can “get a good deal” and potentially purchase the property at less than market value.That isn’t always the case, as the Bank or Financial ...

By Gil Strachan
(Electrospec Home Inspection Services)
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Here's to nailing it for another year. Let's fill 2017 with success! All the best, Gil Strachan

By Gil Strachan
(Electrospec Home Inspection Services)
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I invite everyone to take advantage of the articles posted to my blogs.http://activerain.com/blogs/electrospechttps://www.linkedin.com/in/gil-strachan-80a32a25/recent-activity/posts/ There's also Glossary of Construction Terms and few other other goodies in the Library at my home inspection websi...

By Al & Peggy Cunningham Brokers, Brampton Ontario Homes For Sale 905-450-5500
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage)
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The Condominiums of Harvest Landing in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, brought to you by Al & Peggy Cunningham of Re/Max West Realty.Welcome to the small enclave of The Condominiums of Harvest Landing, in Brampton, Ontario, Canada that consist of 24 elegant homes built by VANDYK Builders an upscale bu...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Listing: Maiden name, Registered Name or Married Name? (Ontario)Question:If the Seller changed their last name because they got married but the land registry still has the old name, does the registry need to be updated before listing their property for sale?Answer:You should use the name that the...

By Gloria Valvasori, Outstanding Service Since 1987 416-717-6331
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
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HOW TO HIRE A GOOD CONTRACTORBEWARE OF THE PITFALLS Hiring a contractor can be a scary and stressful experience and I’m sure we have all heard of the horror stories of contractors disappearing after receiving their deposit. But these pitfalls can be avoided, and you can hire the right person for ...

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% 3.19% 10 YEARS 6.10% 3.69% Rates are subject to change without notice. OAC E&OE  Prime Rate 2.70% 5 yr variable 2.30%

By Diane Plant, Broker, TorontoHomeSearch: Forest Hill Real Estate
(Forest Hill Real Estate Inc, Brokerage)
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 The Toronto Real Estate market is taking off once again. A downtown semi-deatached home just sold for 62% over what the homeowners paid just 2 years ago.The three-bedroom semi went for $1.375 million on Tuesday. In December 2014, it sold for a mere $851,750 .  The 2017 list price $999,000 .  Rea...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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You Are Not Allowed to Chase the Seller’s Lawyer (TREB)Question:We are the Co-operating Brokerage. No commission check shows up. The Sellers’ lawyer won't return calls.Is the listing Brokerage still responsible to pay the cooperating Brokerage portion of commission?Answer:No, not unless the Listi...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Timing of the Break – Up is Important (Ontario Family Law)Question:A couple decides to “break up” and she decides to buy a condominium? Does the husband have to sign the spousal consent?Answer:The issue is whether or not they are "separated". Is that what "broke up" means? He never lived in the c...

By Gil Strachan
(Electrospec Home Inspection Services)
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(NC)-Respiratory disease is steadily on the rise in Canada. In fact, asthma has increased by 160 per cent over the last 15 years according to the Asthma Society of Canada. One household out of four has a family member who suffers from asthma, allergies, or another chronic respiratory disease.The ...

By Gil Strachan
(Electrospec Home Inspection Services)
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(NC)-The fuel used to heat your new home is a personal choice, so don't hesitate to request exactly what you want from your builder."In a lot of instances, new homes are automatically built with the intent of heating with natural gas and without input from the homeowner," says Dave Frittenburg, p...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Terms The Bank Preferred Rates 1 Year 2.84% 2.29% 2 Years 2.79% 2.24% 3 Years 3.39% 2.49% 4 Years 4.09% 2.39% 5 Years 4.79% 2.49% 7 Years 5.85% 3.39% 10 Years 6.09% 3.69% VIRM 2.70% 2.20% The prime rate is 2.70%

By Gil Strachan
(Electrospec Home Inspection Services)
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Furnace flues and chimneys are often neglected. Many homeowners presume that the utility company or their fuel supplier is monitoring them, and don't realize this isn't necessarily true until something goes wrong. As a result, bird's nests and other debris sometimes cause soot and gases to drift ...

By Gloria Valvasori, Outstanding Service Since 1987 416-717-6331
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
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ARE YOU CONSIDERING LEASING A FURNACE OR AIR CONDITIONER?The cost of buying a new furnace or Central Air Conditioning can be a large expense especially if you have to buy both furnace and AC.Although the new high efficiency units can save you money over time, the initial expense is not something ...

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% 2.39% Fixed 2 Year 2.84% 2.14% Fixed 3 Year 3.39% 2.34% Fixed 4 Year 3.89% 2.54% Fixed 5 Year 4.64% 2.59% Fixed 7 Year 5.30% 3.19% Fixed 10 Year 6.10% 3.69% Variable Rate 2.15% 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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What would you do, if you Received an Offer with this Warranty?Question:You are the Listing agent. What would you do, if you received an Offer with this Warranty? How would you advise your client? “The Seller warrants that, to the best of his knowledge and belief, the property does not contain an...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Court Establishes Standard of Care for a Home Inspector In Rimmer v. Building Insights Inc. (9 September 2013) Ontario Superior Court placed liability upon a home inspector. This was based in contract. The home inspection wasn’t faulty. It was performed correctly. And, there was no proof tendered...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Fixed term best discounted  & posted rates as of January 16, 2017 6 mos                                 3.10%         3.14%1yr                                     2.29%          3.04%2yr                                     2.14%          2.84%3yr                                     2.34%         ...

By Gloria Valvasori, Outstanding Service Since 1987 416-717-6331
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service)
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How often have we shown a property to a potential buyer only to learn later that it has just been sold conditionally. Your buyers are devastated because they LOVE this house! It could also happen when selling commercial property, or if you have a buyer interested in buying a business that is not ...

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