Good Bylaws Make Good Neighbours?

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Although it is preferable to have truly good neighbours, most of the time we can at least rely on the old saying that good fences make good neighbours. What can be done, however, for those times when a sturdy cedar fence is not going to be enough?  Even the best fence can’t help you with…


What Does Your Real Estate Lawyer Do?

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A lawyer’s role in a real estate deal is to complete the transaction and to make it as simple and straightforward for the client as possible. This is done by understanding the law and being familiar with the items and issues particular to an area or municipality.  Investigating the Deal Your real estate lawyer will…


Buying Foreclosure Properties in Kelowna, British Columbia

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Irrespective of economic conditions, foreclosure properties are often viewed as a “deal” for the savvy real estate investor. However, courts in British Columbia have a duty to ensure that foreclosure properties are being sold as close to their fair market value as possible. Usually this means ensuring that a property is marketed with a REALTOR […]


Distressed Sales: Options for Sellers of Distressed Property

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Unfortunately, and often due to a series of unfortunate events, some owners find themselves unable to afford their home and in some cases being forced to sell at a loss. There are a number of different ways for this to occur: A. Short Sale with Seller Bringing in Cash to Complete This type of transaction […]


Are real estate foreclosures as good a deal as they seem?

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The roller coaster real estate market has brought with it many “non-traditional” deals for Realtors and buyers. Foreclosures have become more common (about 6% of LISTED properties in the OMREB, and much less common than in the United States) many people have asked questions about what happens during the sale of these distressed properties. The […]