Real Estate Buying Tips: Hold Backs

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...
Don’t Forgo the Important Role of Home Inspector

Don’t Forgo the Important Role of Home Inspector

A Home Inspector can often play a valuable role in your home purchase decision. Not only are inspectors trained to recognize the telltale signs of a problem but they may be a valuable asset for any claim you might end up having with the Vendor of your new home. In one...
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...

The Dower Act in Estate Law

When a Seller of a home, which was the matrimonial home prior to a separation, is in the Seller’s name, problem can arise. If the Seller is not yet divorced certain steps need to be made to ensure the sale goes smoothly. The Dower Act requires that the...