Buyers Must Check Carefully For Defects

Home Inspection

Buyers must be very careful to check for minor defects in a home by themselves, as they may not be protected if they find out about it later. One reader complained that after closing, they learned that one of the mirrored closet doors was cracked. When they had first inspected the home, the closet doors… Read More

Buy into Local Value-Boosting

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So, how’s business?  When I ask that question of independent business owners-and I always do because these frontline professionals know what’s going on locally-I get an earful about what the economy has meant to their bottom line and their plans for the future. Working to maintain status quo in 2012 when customers spent less, costs… Read More

Bloor West Village

489 Willard Avenue

This warm & welcoming Bloor West Village family home has laneway parking with a garage and two parking spots, plus a convenient mutual drive at the front for quick stops. The stylish kitchen has a stainless steel fridge & stove plus a Bosch dishwasher, and has a walk-out to a private and beautifully landscaped back… Read More

Canadian Employment Data Fall Into Line

Canadian Employment

For the past several months there has been a disconnect in the Canadian economic data. While most measures (GDP growth, income growth, inflation) have shown our economic momentum to be slowing for some time, we have still managed to generate a surprisingly robust average of 27,000 new jobs each month over the most recent six… Read More

Upper Bloor West Village

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This bright & spacious newer home has 2000 sq ft of above ground living space on three levels. The main floor features an open concept living & dining room with a bay window as well as a convenient powder room. At the back you will find a large kitchen with granite counters, breakfast bar and… Read More

Buyers Can Lose Deposit Even If Seller Suffers No Damages

Writing a Deposit Check

If a house deal falls apart because the buyer can’t close and the seller then sells the property to someone else for more, who gets the deposit? Here’s what can happen: In early September 2003, Shankar Iyer and Bala Ramachandran agreed to pay $289,000 for a new home from Pleasant Developments Inc. They accompanied their… Read More

HomeVerified – A New Information Tool For Homebuyers

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A new type of home history report is now available on the market, and it has the potential to become an industry standard in every residential house transaction. The report, compiled by HomeVerified (homeverified.ca), a company based in London, is available for homes in every major municipality in Canada. Distribution and sales of the reports… Read More