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2008 

June 2008: the first half statistics  By Brian Madigan LL.B.For those keeping an eye on the market, the June numbers seem to confirm the trend. The prices have levelled off, and the market is showing signs of decline. Once it was HOT and now it's NOT.Why would I say this? First, the height of the...
06/22/2008
Install Hardwood Floors   By Brian Madigan LL.B.The interesting thing about hardwood floors is that it is one of the few improvements that you can make to your house where the resale value may exceed the actual cost of the improvement.There are all kinds of other improvements including renovation...
06/22/2008
Front Yard Landscaping   By Brian Madigan LL.B.Where is your front yard? Sometimes, this can be a problem. You want to landscape, but you are not quite sure where to put the brick lamppost and the blue spruce.There are a few things to consider. First of all, the municipal road is 66 feet in width...
06/21/2008
Money Grows on Trees!   By Brian Madigan LL.B.If I were to tell you that I have an investment for you that will provide you with a tax free return of over 1,000 per cent, you'd think that I was crazy.However, this opportunity is available to many homeowners. What is the best improvement that you ...
06/21/2008
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Fix Up the Basement!  By Brian Madigan LL.B.Let's assume that you have decided to sell your house, but you have never finished the basement.In the case of a two-storey house, one third of the potential living space is in the basement and for a bungalow it's half. That's a lot of space and if you ...
06/20/2008
Allodial Title as explained by Thomas Jefferson   By Brian Madigan LL.B.Just what is it and where does it come from? In English common law, the concept seems to have lost its meaning. Not too many people seem to know what it means, just legal scholars and historians have an interest in the subje...
06/19/2008
Ignore the Landlord at your Own Risk   By Brian Madigan LL.B.From time to time, tenants will wish to take advantage of the favourable lease rates under a long term lease.For one reason or another, the property is no longer suitable for them to continue to occupy the premises. So, they decide to s...
06/19/2008
Thinking of Living Common Law?   By Brian Madigan LL.B.Often, couples living common law will mistakenly believe that they have equal ownership of the family home. This is not the case. They will only have equal ownership if they are on title, have signed a cohabitation agreement that includes thi...
06/19/2008
Conditions and Escape Clauses   By Brian Madigan LL.B.There is always a great deal of confusion and discussion concerning conditions and escape clauses contained in agreements relating to real estate. But, it is really rather straightforward and the documentation depends upon how the escape claus...
06/18/2008
Gas Shortage and Cottage Prices   By Brian Madigan LL.B.What is that going to mean for real estate?As this is published thousands of motorists in the GTA line up for gas. They are the lucky ones, others just stay home. They likely passed several stations that had closed because they ran dry.Brief...
06/17/2008
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