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Can REALTORS®—or Clients—Secretly Record Potential Buyers?

Smile! You’re being secretly recorded. Oh, the joys of privacy law! With more twists and turns than an Agatha Christie novel, it truly is the gift that keeps on giving… if you’re a privacy lawyer. For normal people, maybe not so much. Perhaps it’s because of the warmer weather that’s ...

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Rent Relief Requests and Other Commercial Real Estate Tenant/Landlord Issues

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt public health and economic activities across the globe. While the full effects of the virus remain to be seen, we need to be prepared for what could be a challenging time. Relationships between tenants and landlords will be disrupted as millions of people shelter ...

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Do You Really Need a Real Estate Lawyer?

I’m savvy in real estate. I’ve bought and sold three properties over the past six years and know what I’m doing. Do I really need a lawyer? Regardless of how comfortable or how many properties a person has purchased or sold, each transaction is unique and should be approached as ...

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The Buyer Representation Agreement

Guaranteeing You the Very Best in Real Estate Service When it comes to just about every kind of contract, signing on the dotted line makes us all a little bit nervous. When selling a home, most people are aware they sign a Listing Agreement with a REALTOR®. There is, however, ...

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The Multiple Listing Service® And Your REALTOR®

Like other professionals, a REALTOR® is as good as the information at his or her disposal. The Multiple Listing Service® is a co-operative system used by REALTOR® Members of Canada’s real estate boards. It is different than the consumer websites realtor.ca and listings.trebhome.com, which offer a brief description of most ...

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Six Commercial Real Estate Investment Strategies for 2021

Investment strategies for 2021 range from selling overpriced industrial assets to taking a full accounting of the top Commercial Real Estate risks. With the holiday weekend behind us, it is not too soon to look at what will be the top investment strategies for next year. They include: Sell Overpriced ...

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The Seller Representation/Listing Agreement

Guaranteeing You the Very Best in Real Estate Service When it comes to just about every kind of contract, signing on the dotted line makes us all a little bit nervous. When buying a home, most people are aware they sign a Buyer’s Agreement with a REALTOR®. There is, however, ...

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How Are You Going To Get Your Money Out Of The Business ???

And how much money are you going to get? Liquidation One often-overlooked exit strategy is simply to call it quits, close the business doors, and call it a day. (not a great one). If you liquidate, however, any proceeds from the assets must be used to repay creditors. The remainder ...

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An Example of the Sales Process of Selling a Business

There are various approaches to selling a business and the following will provide one framework that is typical.  The purpose is to help potential sellers understand the process and to assist in the questions you may have as they begin to think about selling their business. Step 1. Preparation Prepare ...

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QTR3 2020 Commercial Market Update

  GTA Property Transactions: The COVID-19 pandemic continued to impact the GTA investment market in QTR3 2020, with transaction volumes -23% lower than QTR3 2019. Property Transactions by Quarter and Sector: Compared to the previous quarter the Office, Retail, Apartment, ICI Land and Residential Land sectors saw growth in Q3 2020. Office ...

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