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November 2017

Toronto Ombudsman

Who do you call to complain about the administration of the City of Toronto? Did you know that the City has an Ombudsman? The office opened in April 2009 and processed 1057 complaints in the first year. The office is only to be used as a...

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termites in Toronto

We were doing a home inspection in the Victoria Park & Danforth area, known termite territory.  Usually if a home has been treated for termites, the owner acknowledges this, the listing agent discloses the information in the listing details and it's no big deal.  But...

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mortgage advisor

Go high and go firm! That's the strategy.  What it means is to pay more than list price, which almost goes without saying when there are multiple offers, but you are also expected to have a firm offer, which means no conditions. No condition on financing,...

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post a listing on the MLS

Everyone has read about the settlement between the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and the Commissioner of Competition.  It basically allows a seller to "merely" post a listing on the MLS for a flat fee. The broker or salesperson who takes this listing has chosen or...

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Registered Salesperson real estate

Beware.  As a buyer, if you submit an offer to a seller who is just posting their listing on the MLS, and it's not being handled by a Registered Salesperson, there is no obligation to keep the terms and conditions of your offer confidential. Real Estate Brokers...

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