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The Seven Deadly Sins of CRE Investment

Buying a CRE asset above its value or at a low cap rate is rarely a route to a successful transaction. Most of you have heard about the Seven Deadly Sins that include; pride, envy, gluttony, lust, anger, greed and sloth. There are also Seven Deadly Sins of commercial real ...

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Mortgage Fraud

Be one step ahead and discover red flags that may indicate any of the different types of mortgage fraud so you won’t be a victim yourself and avoid getting yourself entangled in any fraudulent agreements. Mortgage fraud can be a criminal offence when someone – you, a mortgage broker or ...

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How to Tell if a Neighbourhood is Improving

When you’re looking for a new home, you want to find one in a great neighbourhood – or, at least, in a neighbourhood that is on the upswing. How can you tell if a particular area is improving? Here are some common indicators: Pride of ownership. Take a walk around ...

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Multiple Offers are Being Accepted

Are we able to see what others are offering before we make ours? This has been a more common question lately, as many transactions are taking place with multiple (competing) offers. Sellers represented by real estate brokerages in Ontario accept offers in what is referred to as closed bidding process, ...

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Commission Reduction Agreements

Originally published by RECO December 1, 2015 When REALTORS® use commission reductions, it is essential to create an appropriate agreement in order to comply with the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 (REBBA 2002). In a commission reduction agreement, the listing brokerage agrees with the seller to reduce commission that was ...

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Home Maintenance Tips for the Fall Season

Getting your home in shape for cooler months isn’t rocket science. Set aside some time now to complete these simple tasks so you can rest easy, knowing you’re prepared. 1 of 15 Three easy winterization steps for your lawn mower Before your mower hibernates for the winter, take a few ...

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10 Ways to Make Your Home More Energy-Efficient

1-Conduct an energy audit. If you’re serious about improving your home’s efficiency, start with an energy audit by an NRCan certified advisor – you can search for an advisor in your area at nrcan.gc.ca. You’ll get a list of recommended upgrades to help you plan, and you may qualify to ...

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