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Can I Sell a Property Without a REALTOR® ?

Yes. Just like a Buyer can represent themselves, so can a Seller. In Ontario, REALTORS® usually work with Sellers in one of 2 ways: By having the Seller sign a Customer Service Agreement, making them a Customer. When you’re a Customer, the agent does NOT work solely in their best ...

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How to Interview a Realtor in a Brief 15 Minute Phone Call

How to Interview a Realtor in a Brief 15 Minute Phone Call You’re about to face one of the largest financial transactions of your lifetime. You need to hire a real estate agent and you need them to know their stuff. But who’s got the time to spend hours and ...

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Commercial Real Estate Acquisition: 5 Tips for Success

Buying real estate is a costly undertaking, and business owners need to exercise due diligence every step of the way. Without proper planning, entrepreneurs can face a host of problems, including inadequate financing, unexpected construction costs, inefficient layout and environmental lawsuits. Although real estate costs have shot up in recent decades, entrepreneurs are ...

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An Act to Amend the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 (REBBA 2002)

Significant proposed changes for real estate services in Ontario Trust in Real Estate Services Act, 2020, S.O. 2020, c. 1 – Bill 145 (TRESA, 2020) On March 4, 2020, the Ontario Trust in Real Estate Services Act, 2020 (TRESA) received Royal Assent, amending the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 (REBBA). REBBA governs real estate ...

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Your REALTOR® is Asking Questions Because…it’s the Law

Federal money laundering and anti-terrorist financing rules require real estate agents and brokers to collect personal identification information from buyers and sellers. It is the federal Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA) that requires financial institutions and real estate agents, among other professionals and services covered ...

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Home Maintenance Tips for the Winter Season

Now that fall is officially past, it’s time to prepare your home for cold weather. These steps, most of which you can do yourself, will help lower your utility bills and protect your investment. 1 of 16 Tune up your heating system Preventative maintenance is the single most important factor ...

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In a Low-Rate World, Real Estate Can Be Key

Key takeaways Record-low and slowly increasing interest rates may continue in the coming years. Combined with rising inflation, this is making it difficult to generate critical inflation-adjusted returns needed for income-oriented investors. Real estate as an investment has a history of delivering strong returns through various rate and inflationary environments. ...

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