Monthly Archives: August 2011

After Divorce: The Matrimonial Home

When a marriage fails and it’s time to divide up the couple’s assets so they can move on with their lives, the “matrimonial home” gets special legal consideration in all Canadian provinces. If you are married (not living common law), … Read More »

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Business as Unusual – Vol 20

Bath girl makes an AMAZING catch. Don’t forget to ‘LIKE’ this and share it with your friends!

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Don’t Get Caught in a Moving Scam

Recently the Toronto police broke up a ring of moving companies that were allegedly extorting their clients into paying outrageous fees on moving day. Police say that consumers would reply to an online ad on Craiglist or Kijiji for two … Read More »

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Remembering Jack Layton – Rest in Peace

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Ownership Assumptions: Marriage vs Common Law

Do you assume the house or cottage you share with your life partner belongs to both of you, or are you positive you understand who holds legal ownership? Assumptions can be expensive when it comes to money and real estate. … Read More »

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Suburbia: The Movie, The Play, The Ideal Home

If you are going to move to suburbia, you’ll do so in spite of what you learn, not because of it. The downside of life in suburbia is well documented. Since most suburban areas around cities and towns continue to … Read More »

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Establish What You Own with a Land Survey

The spotlight is usually on improvements when shopping for and buying real estate. That’s “improvements” in the legal sense which refers to buildings, garages, trees and anything added on or under the land itself. With the emphasis on the structure … Read More »

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Renovations May be Putting Children at Risk

Canada’s $44 billion renovation industry has been the fastest growing part of the housing sector for the last 10 years, but it is risking the health of those living in the houses under construction — particularly children — says a … Read More »

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Contracts: The Deliberate Path to Success

If the contractor you hired to renovate your condominium doesn’t carry out the work the way you both agreed, what are you going to do about it? If the real estate broker you hired to sell your cottage didn’t complete … Read More »

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Gotta Love Cats. I have 3… Yes I know…

Business as Unusual Vol 18 Enjoy You day

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