Your New Year goal: Have no goals

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The problem with goal setting and being goal orientated is that you fail to learn and, ironically, achieve the goal.

Ontario’s Fair Housing Plan: New rules for buying a property with a tenant –...

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Ontario’s Fair Housing Plan has negatively affected more than just the renting market, it has also negatively affected the process of buying and selling a property.

An easy way to avoid a lawsuit

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If you practice ethical behavior consistently – from how you act with your family members to how you treat your clients and other real estate professionals – you’ll become “lawsuit-proof”.

If it says it’s binding, is it binding?

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The tenant walks away from the "binding" offer to lease. Can you save the deal? Taking these steps protects you from any surprise material issues popping up and ruining your supposed binding offer.

The renaissance of renting

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A homeowner who stops paying mortgage payments is likely to experience swifter eviction and longer damaging financial repercussions than a renter who stops paying rent.

How dates can cost you your commission

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Now here’s where it gets problematic: the property doesn’t sell after six months. Upset with the result, your client decides to sell the property on his own. The property sells in the seventh month. Are you entitled to your commission?

The right of subrogation and releases

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Most leases require a tenant to obtain insurance that is consistent with the lease terms before they can enter a premises. Despite this fundamental prerequisite to enter, most tenants fail to meet the lease’s insurance provision.

Leasing to a marijuana business

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The legal marijuana business is booming and landlords are taking notice because these businesses have a solid cash flow and are able to pay a premium in rent. Make sure the following critical steps are taken to avoid risk.

The law may not be fair, but it hates takers

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The common rule is that you must be ruthless during negotiations to succeed. This belief couldn’t be farther from the truth. Not only will you destroy your relationships, but you’ll also fail to have a legally enforceable deal.

How to decode the elusive operating cost clause

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This clause is brutal to read and causes confusion. The common solution: ignore it and hope for the best! The problem: if you don’t deal with the confusion you are guaranteed mismanaged expectations, conflict and exploitation.