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What Is A Conditional Offer?

When preparing to buy or sell a home, one of the first things to familiarize yourself with is the difference between a firm and a conditional offer. In real estate, the basic definition of a conditional offer is the terms of sale on which two parties agree. If said...

How and Who to Name as Your Trustee

The Trustee of your estate is the individual(s) whom you name in your Will, tasked with ensuring that all your assets and personal belongings are taken care of according to your wishes. The appointing of an individual in this position should take a considerable amount...

Why is My Home Not Selling?

Your house was listed on the market weeks ago without any offers coming in. This can be worrisome and anxiety-inducing, but it is helpful to know that, although a difficult situation, it is not uncommon. The usual time for a home to be on the market before you start...

Ontario Estate Legislation Changes

Proper estate planning is a critical component of taking care of your family and ensuring that your final wishes are known and can be carried out. Recently, however, there have been some significant changes and proposed changes to Ontario estate legislation that you...

Estate Planning Tips for Unmarried Couples

Daily life as an unmarried couple probably doesn’t look much different than life for those couples who are legally married, but if a sudden and tragic life event happens there are some big differences that can change the life of your partner forever – especially if...

What is the Difference Between a Will and a Trust?

Talking about death – and planning for what we want to happen to our assets after we die -  can be an uncomfortable topic for many Canadians. But estate planning is incredibly important for a number of reasons. If you have minor-aged children, it allows you to spell...

What is a Temporary Resident’s Visa?

Canada attracts more than 35 million visitors from around the world annually. Depending on where you are from however, you may need a temporary resident’s visa – also known as a visitor’s visa – to enter the country. A temporary resident’s visa (TRV) is a stamp that...

Transferring the Title of a Home

There are many steps that are involved during the purchase of a home in Ontario. One of the final steps is something called a title transfer. This is a document that is completed by a lawyer which officially takes the property which was in the seller’s name and...

Immigrating to Canada in 2021

The federal government has announced that between 2020 and 2023, it plans to welcome more than one million new immigrants. Canada has many programs available to assist those who wish to live and work in this country, and at first glance, it might seem overwhelming and...

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