Brian's Ontario Real Estate Blog

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Commercial Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)

ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

2010 

Risk Assumption and Home Inspections By Brian Madigan LL.B.(Ontario Real Estate Source)I was recently involved in the acquisition of a property that had several levels of roofs. Naturally, the purchaser agreed to a home inspection. However, there was one little problem: there was snow and ice on ...
Posted almost 4 years ago
RECO Election 2010 ~ Risk Management By Brian Madigan LL.B.As many of you know, I have offered to let my name stand as a candidate for election as a Director of the Real Estate Council of Ontario for a three year term commencing in June 2010.Let's look at an issue which I believe is topical for t...
Posted almost 4 years ago
RECO Election 2010 ~ Real Estate Specialists    By Brian Madigan LL.B. As many of you know, I have offered to let my name stand as a candidate for election as a Director of the Real Estate Council of Ontario for a three year term commencing in June 2010. Let's look at an issue which I believe is ...
Posted almost 4 years ago
Related Parties Under REBBA 2002 By Brian Madigan LL.B.Are you related to cousin Vinny? Well, you were until 31 March 2006 and now you're not. That's the "correct" real estate answer!Who are you related to? That seems to be a simple enough question.However, the entire matter of who is a "related ...
Posted almost 4 years ago
Mortgage Rates April 2010 By Brian Madigan LL.B.(Ontario Real Estate Source)Mortgage rates in Canada are generally much lower now than they have been in the last 50 years, but they show a slight increase over the last few months.This is still an excellent time to take advantage of the preferentia...
Posted almost 4 years ago
Mutual Driveway Issues ~ Links to the Star    By Brian Madigan LL.B. Here are the links to the two recent articles published by the Star:   Katie Daubs entitled "Driveway Dispute Divides Neighbours":  http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/798333--driveway-dispute-stresses-senior?bn=1 Brendan Ke...
Posted almost 4 years ago
Mutual Driveway or Just a Lane? By Brian Madigan LL.B.(Ontario Real Estate Source)The Toronto Star recently ran a couple of articles which concerned neighbours and a driveway dispute.The first was written by Katie Daubs entitled "Driveway Dispute Divides Neighbours".The second was written by Bren...
Posted almost 4 years ago
Unfair Business Practices and the Consumer Protection Act By Brian Madigan LL.B.The Business Practices Act was a very good piece of legislation, but not too many people knew about it, so last year the Ontario Government replaced it with the Consumer Protection Act.When it comes to real estate the...
Posted almost 4 years ago
Is the Garden Shed a Chattel or a Fixture? By Brian Madigan LL.B.(Ontario Real Estate Source)Recently, a reader was concerned about an upcoming closing and was somewhat worried that the vendor was planning to take the garden shed with him. The buyer wanted to know whether the vendor could take th...
Posted almost 4 years ago
Gold or Real Estate ~ What's Better? by Brian Madigan LL.B.(Ontario Real Estate Source)It is interesting that the best performing asset class over the last five years has been gold. To some extent this is simply a reflection of economic instability, uncertainty and pessimism. The bounce in perfor...
Posted about 4 years ago
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