The CENTURY 21 Canada System is launching a Curb Appeal campaign and contest on May 8, 2013 due to the incredible consumer excitement surrounding the recent CENTURY 21 Canada Open House Weekend Blitz contest! Enter to win a landscaping consult and curb appeal blueprint from... [ more
A look at when you need to move out of a rental unit.
When do you have to move out of your rental unit? It depends.
Hotels typically let you check in by 3 p.m. and ask you to check out by noon. This gives staff time to make the room ready for the next guest. Do the... [ more
When families break up there, there are plenty of issues, including who gets the matrimonial home.
Whether your house looks like this, or is a little more modest, it's still something to pay attention to in a divorce.
Without a marriage contract, most assets accumulated by... [ more
Traditionally, January is a slow month for real estate as most sellers choose to wait until the middle of February in the hopes of capitalizing on the early spring market. However, given the uncertainty in the housing market right now, more sellers are opting to put their house on the... [ more
Naomi and Jordan Bannister put their home up for sale in Moncton, N.B. this spring and in late April a woman made an offer for the $229,000 asking price and agreed to paid separately for the appliances. She gave the Bannisters her lawyer’s name and the name of the company that... [ more
One common question asked by landlords are the rules that surround the sale of their property and tenants. The main question is “Can I evict the tenant before I sell, so that I can fix it up?” The short answer is no.
If you want to sell a rental property, the first issue is... [ more
Renting your first apartment can be an exciting time. It used to be automatic that you would sign a one-year lease, but it may be better for landlords and tenants to consider monthly leases instead.
Traditionally, landlords wanted tenants to sign a one-year lease as a sign of a... [ more
When can you evict a tenant for a family member?
John from Toronto wondered if he could get rid of a problem tenant by letting his son to live in the apartment and how long his son would have to live there before he could rent it to someone else.
The question shows the confusion, as well as... [ more
Lots of things can go wrong on closing day. If you’re careful and think ahead, you can avoid a lot of anxiety later. Sometimes, though, you have to go with the flow.
They only left us one key. The front door has two locks!
This happens more often than you think.... [ more
Photo courtesy of the BMC DOLRA Facebook Group
The South end of our beautiful city got a little more dog friendly today with the official opening of Barrie's newest off leash park - The Barrie Molson Centre Dog Off-Leash Recreation Area (DOLRA).
The new 20 acre park is located off... [ more
I came across this article in my travels today and thought some of you would find some value in it! It was written for the US market, so there are a few things that don't apply in terms of the market, but setting the talk about declining prices aside their are some good tips! Of course we... [ more
I came across this article today while doing my daily browse - it contains some really good tips and some others that I don`t necessarily agree with.. anxious to see a good discussion in the comments!
Draw today's home buyers by appealing to their tastes, with these guidelines... [ more
May is that in-between month -- that time of year when we adjust to the unpredictable nature of spring and get ready to welcome summer with its longer days, warmer temperatures, and unlimited opportunities for outdoor enjoyment.
Being a month defined by... [ more
A recent Toronto Star story exposed a problem tenant who was successful in abusing the Ontario landlord and tenant process to avoid paying rent. It can take landlords up to nine months to evict these types of ‘professional’ tenants.
However, it would be wrong to paint all... [ more
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