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The Ontario Residential Condominium Buyers’ Guide

Buying any new home is a significant step not to mention a hefty investment. And with condominiums, in particular, there are a number of factors to...

What is interim occupancy & what do I need to do?

When purchasing a new condo, there is a period of time between the day you take possession of your unit and when you take ownership. This...

Levy Zavet – Is it time to sell your family cottage?

Quiet days spent fishing on the lake, jumping off the dock into the cool refreshing water, nights spent around a campfire and endless family game nights:...

Private Lending: Do not Rely on Someone Else’s Appraisal!

Often private lenders will receive a brief term sheet with an email introduction from a mortgage broker or agent trying to place a mortgage deal.  Included...

Levy Zavet Lawyers – Are restrictive covenants always totally and completely enforceable?

For most buyers purchasing real estate, it is common practice to check municipal by-laws to determine whether their intended use for a property will be permissible. What they may...

Levy Zavet Lawyers: A Real Estate Lawyer’s Top Tips for First-Time Homebuyers in 2020

As 2019 came to a close, many Canadians are setting their sights on 2020 and making plans for the next decade. If one of your New...

Why Would One Need a Real Estate Lawyer?

For most Canadians, the purchase of a home is the largest single investment that they will ever make. Not only is the purchase of a home a large...

What happens when Home Trust now needs to borrow money to advance you a mortgage loan?

What do you do when your mortgage lender now has to pay a higher interest rate to their own lender on the money they loaned to...

The Ontario Real Estate market meets its April 2017 Budget; are we in crisis?

April 2017 will possibly go down as the turning point in Ontario/Canada's economy. Although the brunt of the straws that broke the camel’s back were dropped...

Ontario’s new real estate cooling off plan and the 15% foreign buyer tax!

Ontario's new real estate cooling off plan has the following changes: 1) 15% Non-Resident Speculation Tax on residential single family dwellings purchased by non-citizens or non-permanent residents...