Don’t Tax My Dream

The Ontario government has proposed legislation which would allow cities across the province to charge an additional Municipal Land Transfer Tax (MLTT). On the average priced home sale in Ontario, home buyers could be paying upwards of $10,000 in total land transfer...

100 Anniversary of Flight in Canada

Thoughtful agent in Ottawa comments; Today is the 100 anniversary of flight in Canada and I am proud to comment that I have enjoyed the privilege of flying from my childhood home base airport in Rockcliffe Ottawa for more than 15 years. I’ve shared my passion...

Thieves Exploit Open Houses

Open House FraudMost Real Estate professionals feel that open houses are not an effective way to expose a house to prospective Buyers and so they claim a number of things to avoid hosting and Open House. It is a lot of work. Placing strategic signs early on Sunday...

Breaking news on HST and real estate fees

There is an interesting twist to this HST and real estate fees issue. Revenue Canada has just confirmed that if a transaction closes after July 1, 2010 but that parties agree that 90% of the work occured before July 1st no HST will apply. I’m sure how this will...