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...
Do Your Due Diligence When Searching for a Calgary Realtor

Real Estate Buying Tips: Hold Backs

Generally, a purchaser will be unable negotiate a hold back for a portion of the purchase price on the closing date. For example, suppose that you, as purchaser, are taking possession of your new house today and you find that the dishwasher does not work, the front...
Do Your Due Diligence When Searching for a Calgary Realtor

More Things to Look at Before Purchasing a Home

There is no substitute for actually spending the time to review your contemplated house purchase prior to entering into a Purchase Agreement. Many purchasers will not look beyond the well maintained lawn, the flowers and the paint colour to consider the other...
Transferring land by  Power of Attorney in Alberta

Transferring land by Power of Attorney in Alberta

Transferring land by way of a Power of Attorney should be done by all parties together to prevent disaster. Perhaps I have overstated my concern a touch but here’s a scenario that happened at our office. I once had a client who wanted to purchase a house from a...
Estate Litigation – Role of Executor

Estate Litigation – Role of Executor

When someone passes away, the beneficiaries look to the deceased’s Will for how the estate will be handled. Often a testator (the person who died) will appoint a son or daughter to be the Executor/Executrix of the estate. The Executor/Executrix has the...
What you can take after selling your home

What you can take after selling your home

You’ve sold your home. You’re moving. What can you take with you? Normally, you can take everything not attached to the home, excluding the items listed in the contract as “attached goods”. You can include and exclude any number of items so long as you’ve placed...