Buying a Home with a Friend? Create and Sign an Agreement

Buying a Home with a Friend? Create and Sign an Agreement

It never ceases to amaze me that two or more adults can agree to pool their money to purchase a home, to fund monthly mortgage payments, to maintain and operate that home, all with have no written agreement that sets out what will happen if their relationship comes...
Common Sense in New Home Walkthroughs – Just Do It!

Common Sense in New Home Walkthroughs – Just Do It!

Purchasing a home is one of the most important financial and life decisions you can make. It’s hard not to let emotions get the best of your decision making. That’s why it’s important to take your time and use all of the tools at your disposal to...
Before Removing Name from Land Title Consult Mortgagee

Before Removing Name from Land Title Consult Mortgagee

After buying a home with a partner, is it now time to take one of the names off of title? That may not be as easy as instructing your lawyer to complete and register a transfer of land. Did you know that your mortgage company has the right to refuse to allow you to...
Reviewing the Vendor’s Real Property Report

Reviewing the Vendor’s Real Property Report

You’re looking for a different home, one with a big back yard you can envision yourself relaxing in on a warm summer evening. Perhaps a yard that the kids can play in? Then you find it. The perfect home with the perfect yard–or so you think. Many homes...
Do Your Due Diligence When Searching for a Calgary Realtor

Do Your Due Diligence When Searching for a Calgary Realtor

While a large proportion of my real estate practice comes to me via my connection with realtors, I don’t want to point fingers, but I am increasingly finding that both Buyers and Sellers are not being served well by their realtors. My issue to discuss in this...