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Know Your Rights Here's a hypothetical situation (or maybe it really has happened to you). You've confirmed a showing and now you're making a mad dash to do some last minute clean-up while changing your dinner plans because that's when the buyers booked their appointment. You decided not to have ...
06/27/2008
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The Ontario Real Estate Association's Government Relations Department is reporting that the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services is backing away from establishing a province-wide grow-op registry due to liability and privacy concerns.  Instead, the Ministry is looking at the pos...
06/18/2008
Mike Holmes' second book, "The Holmes Inspection: Everything you need to know before you buy or sell your home..." (ISBN 978-1-55468-043-6) hit bookshelves this month ... just in time for Father's Day. (*hint hint wink wink*) And many booksellers are offering discounts off the $29.95 cover price,...
06/14/2008
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Did you know, at this time, Canada is the only remaining G-8 nation without any specific anti-spam laws?! A little background: In May 2005, the federally appointed Task Force on Spam -- which brought together representatives from Internet service providers, e-marketers, government, and consumers ...
05/23/2008
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Currently, CREA  (Canadian Real Estate Association) has its attention focused on FINTRAC's (Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada) new anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations coming into force on June 23rd that affect real estate agents and brokers. O...
05/23/2008
Since OREA switched to closed book exams, Yahoo! Answers has seen a 6-fold increase in questions relating to the pre-registration exams.  If you search for these phrases on Google, you'll see among the top search results: warez sites (suggestive that you can download the exam questions and answer...
05/23/2008
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Senator Yoine Goldstein introduced an anti-spam bill in the Canadian Senate this month.  This is being highly touted as the best anti-spam bill introduced in North American legislatures.  (Take that CAN SPAM!)  So far the bill has only received first reading in the Senate -- I'll keep you updated...
05/20/2008
Every year (usually in November) Gallup conducts a poll on professional ethics and integrity.  Due to the number of professions and cost, some professions are included in the poll every year while others are on rotation, appearing on the list every 3 years.  2008 will include "real estate agents"...
05/18/2008
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The dilemma: You can't disclose what you don't know. If you test, remediation is optional. If you test, you must disclose. I personally believe that we'd be better off with continuous monitoring radon detectors installed in every home, much like how CO detectors are mandatory in most dwellings un...
05/17/2008
In stark contrast to the U.S., radon awareness in Canada is quite low.  It is mentioned, from time to time, but it doesn't garner a lot of interest.  Is radon downplayed because it occurs naturally and in effect, is everywhere? In case you haven't heard, radon is nasty sh*t.  Classified as a know...
05/17/2008
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