Protect Yourself in 2020

I just read a great legal tip worth sharing. Many people date documents in this way: Day/Month/Year. When you date a document this year, it would be prudent to use all four digits for the year. If you enter a date like 06/01/20, someone could easily modify this date to 06/01/2017 or any previous year …

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2019 Holiday Open House

At this special time of year, we give thanks for our many blessings – including the wonderful relationships with all of you, for which we are so grateful. We missed seeing many of you at our December 7th Holiday Appreciation event. Frankie and the Fairlanes performance was a definite hit with both young and old. …

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Avoiding Probate?

There was an interesting article in the Hamilton Spectator today. It covers some risks if adding your children’s names to your home’s title. While there are risks, there are instances where it makes sense. If it’s right for you, you can also avoid probate. https://www.thespec.com/shopping-story/9632772-legal-matters-should-i-add-my-children-s-names-to-the-title-of-my-home-/

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Selling and Buying on the Same Day

What happens if you sell your home and buy another, with both of them closing on the same day? You may be fine, if all the stars align. But what if the buyer can’t complete the transaction on the agreed upon closing date? Closing a sale and a purchase on the same day can be …

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The Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation – Helping Canadians Reduce their Basement Flood Risk

Intense rainfall events combined with aging municipal infrastructure, increased urbanization and a lack of flood protection measures at the household level have resulted in losses in billions of dollars for Canada’s insurance companies, governments, homeowners, landlords and tenants over the past decade. The Intact Centre has developed a variety of resources to help Canadians take …

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Financial Post’s Market Musings

Oakville’s detached home spring market has been slow out of the blocks. However, the Toronto Real Estate Board reported a 17% surge in April for Toronto’s housing market. This Financial Post article is an interesting read.

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