Here are some items I look at and questions I ask when reviewing a status certificate in advance to give the buyers comfort before making their purchase decision.
Large fines have been levied against brokerage firms that have not been in compliance at the time of the audit. Here are some questions to ask to see if you are ready in case the FINTRAC auditors come calling.
Time deadlines in real estate deals have never been more important than today. I experienced two deals just before the holidays that confirmed what happens or can happen when you miss a deadline.
If you or your clients have purchased a new home or condominium in the past two years, you may have an HST rebate coming to you. Here's why.
Now that we have new mortgage rules, it is more important than ever before to include the financing condition in any offer or be otherwise prepared for the consequences.
Here's a lesson to be learned from a funny story: Be wary whenever you smell air freshener throughout the home during an open house. Ask questions and make sure you have the home inspected.
The long-awaited decision of the Competition Tribunal concerning the dispute between the Competition Bureau and the Toronto Real Estate Board was released early in June. Here’s what you need to know
It is wrong to assume that somehow just because the real estate industry is self-regulated, the government is not overseeing what is going on. Will this mean more investigations in Ontario?
When deals don’t close, it is important for real estate agents and brokerages to gather the correct information to understand both the rights of your clients and your own right to collect commission.
It is more important than ever to understand the rules regarding real estate commissions so that you and your clients are protected this year. Here are answers to some common questions I receive related to commissions.