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I'm Interested In Purchasing My First Property. What Are Some Of The Common Reasons Real Estate Deals Fall Through?
The process of buying your first home can be both an exciting and overwhelming experience. Often, it is the largest investment a person will make in their lifetime
Canada
1 Oct 2019
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More Changes To The Construction Lien Act Are Coming In 2019
Ontario's new Construction Lien Amendment Act (the "Act") has significantly overhauled Ontario's construction law rules. While the first set of the amendments have already come into force ...
Canada
11 Dec 2018
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Ontario Has A New Construction Act: What You Need To Know About The Transition Period
On July 1, 2018, the first set of changes under Ontario's Construction Lien Amendment Act (the "Act") came into force
Canada
30 Nov 2018
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Part 1: The Construction Act – Proposed Changes Tto The Construction Lien Act
This is Part 1 of a continuing blog series on the proposed changes to the Construction Lien Act and generally, the enactment of Ontario's new Construction Act.
Canada
14 May 2018
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An Increase In Lots May Lead To An Increase In Opposition
In the City of Toronto consent applications are required for a variety of reasons, however, one of the most common ones is to divide land into multiple lots.
Canada
29 Nov 2017
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Oakville Rejects Proposal To Demolish Glen Abbey Golf Course
One of Ontario's finest golf courses that has hosted 28 Canadian Opens, was on the docket at Oakville Town council on Wednesday, as ClubLink applied to have the historic golf course demolished.
Canada
5 Oct 2017
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Top Intersections for Condos in Toronto
Condos have been taking over the Toronto skyline, with more to come not only in the downtown core, but in popular hubs around the entire city.
Canada
28 Sep 2017
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Midrise Condo Battle May Go To Mediation With OMB
High-profile residents of the Annex have brought their fight against a proposed midrise condo development to the Toronto & East York community council.
Canada
15 Sep 2017
9
Mid-Rise Housing, The Next Best Thing For Toronto Real Estate?
With detached homes in Toronto reaching unattainable prices and an abundance of high rise condos taking over the city skyline, most of which are either purchased and sitting empty...
Canada
7 Sep 2017
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Zoning Changes Will Give Apartment Neighbourhoods New Life
The people who inhabit these apartments have become trapped as a result of the misguided visions of the future.
Canada
17 Aug 2017
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The City Of Brampton Is Looking To The Future
The city of Brampton has hired a world-renowned urban planner to make the suburb of Toronto future-ready.
Canada
17 Jul 2017
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Toronto Housing Solution: Laneway Suites
Laneways are plentiful in Toronto, covering more than 300 kilometres in the city. To Alex Sharpe, co-founder of Lanescape, a design and planning organization, he sees that as untapped potential...
Canada
28 Jun 2017
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Holy Construction Damage
Without a doubt, those of us who live, work and/or drive in Toronto are frustrated by the seemingly never-ending construction.
Canada
7 Jun 2017
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Upcoming Ontario Municipal Board Overhaul
Ontario's oldest tribunal, the Ontario Municipal Board (the "OMB"), is facing significant reform.
Canada
24 May 2017
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Construction Trust Claims: How To Protect Yourself
Caught up in the moment of construction work chaos and scrambling to complete jobs, it is all too easy for invoices to accrue and accounts to build up.
Canada
18 May 2017
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Ten Measures To Be Announced To Help Fix Toronto's Housing Market
On Tuesday, April 18th Finance Minister Charles Sousa announced that he is set to unveil 10 measures to help with Toronto's out of control housing market. These measures will range from rent controls to a new tax on real estate speculators.
Canada
3 May 2017
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Elevating Our Standards: Proposed Bill Responds To Ontario's ‘Elevator Crisis'
Powerlessness can take many forms, some less obvious than others. The ability to independently get from one place to another – whether to buy groceries...
Canada
24 Apr 2017
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Toronto Real Estate: Spring Update
As the weather begins to get warmer and the daylight lasts longer, the real estate market will be getting busier.
Canada
7 Apr 2017
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Leaning On Liens For Payment
Construction and renovation work can sometimes involve multi-layered contractual relationships between the various players in a construction project, where there are numerous complex areas of consideration.
Canada
27 Jan 2017
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