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COVID-19 and Traveling with Children


​With separation comes the obvious, two separate households and children commuting between the two parents’ homes. Sometimes parents are conveniently located in the same neighborhood, while in other circumstances, parents are cities apart or even countries. Eventually the exchange becomes second nature and the parties and children adapt to the new schedule with minor modifications occurring to accommodate unforeseen circumstances. But how do parties conduct themselves in the current state of affairs with COVID-19 travel restrictions?

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COVID-19 Parenting Time and the best interest of the child


​The COVID-19 pandemic comes with an array of issues not seen before by this generation. The world has literally shut down. Public health officials have urged people to stay home and practice social isolation to flatten the curve. But what are people to do with children in split households? Can a parent keep the child or children from the other parent? Does COVID-19 issues trump parenting time of the other parent? If Courts are closed, how can a person file an Application to Obtain an Order to enforce parenting time? These questions and many more have likely been going through your mind and you are not alone. Thankfully, the Courts have provided guidance for parents to follow during these difficult times.

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Hot Water/Heater Rentals


​Section 6 of the Standard OREA Agreement of Purchase and Sale is RENTAL ITEMS. What does this mean? Read to learn more.

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Land Transfer Tax


​In Ontario, every person buying a condo, house or land is subject to land transfer tax ("LTT"), which is due upon closing. Read to learn more.

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Properety Ownership Type


​In Ontario, there are four different ways for two or more persons to own real estate (other than sole ownership). Read to learn more.

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New Mortgage Rules


​What does the 2018 market have in store for home buyers and home sellers? Read more to find out!

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OREA Agreement of Purchase and Sale in Ontario for Resale Houses


​This article is Part 1 and is going to discuss the standard real estate agreement of purchase and sale for a resale home. Since the OREA Agreement is numerous pages and this article is limited in size, we are only going to discuss half of the first page...

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OREA Agreement of Purchase and Sale - Deposit Monies


​​​This article is Part 2 and is going to discuss page one of the OREA Agreement of Purchase and Sale for standard resale homes. Specifically, we are going to focus on the deposit and purchase price...

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Primary Residence, New Implications - Canada Revenue Agency


​This article discusses primary or principal residencies in Canada and what the government has recently changed through a new implication of the CRA. A primary/principal residence is a person's main dwelling or residence where they regularly reside. It can be a house, apartment, condominium, a cottage, houseboat, a trailer or mobile home...

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