The Dower Act in Calgary Real Estate

When a Seller of a home, which was the matrimonial home prior to a separation, is in the Seller’s name, problem can aries. If the Seller is not yet divorced certain steps need to be made to ensure the sale goes smoothly. The Dower Act requires that the...

Real Estate Buying Tips: Hold Backs

Generally, a purchaser will be unable negotiate a hold back for a portion of the purchase price on the closing date. For example, suppose that you, as purchaser, are taking possession of your new house today and you find that the dishwasher does not work, the front...

Rent to Own Agreement or Agreement for Sale

Three times in the last week I have received telephone calls from people looking for a document that I have not seen used for several years. They are asking for a “Rent to Own Agreement” which, in legal terms, is referred to as an “Agreement for...

Selecting the Right Legal Real Estate Team

When considering any purchase or sale of real estate you ought to put together a team of professionals to ensure that your goals and desires are given the weight they deserve. In addition to your lawyer, that team needs to include a realtor and mortgage broker/banker....