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8 06, 2013

Illegal Suites in Calgary

By |2018-03-13T14:34:23+00:00June 8th, 2013|Litigation, Real Estate Law|Comments Off on Illegal Suites in Calgary

Illegal Suites have become a big issue in the City of Calgary. With Calgary continuing to lead the nation in population growth, secondary suites are an ever-present topic of discussion amongst a diverse group of stake-holders. Municipalities look to ensure compliance with zoning requirements and building codes, real estate investors seek to capitalize on [...]

18 05, 2013

Buyer Brokerage Agreements in Real Estate: What You Should Know

By |2016-01-05T23:12:42+00:00May 18th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Buyer Brokerage Agreements in Real Estate: What You Should Know

Buyer brokerage agreements are becoming more popular. Some real estate offices have mandated them for all their real estate agents to start using. Although this date has been pushed back already, it looks like all realtors will start using buyer brokerage agreements in the near future. How do Real Estate Commissions Get Paid? When a [...]

22 04, 2013

Joint Tenant vs. Tenant in Common: What You Should Know

By |2016-01-05T23:12:43+00:00April 22nd, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Joint Tenant vs. Tenant in Common: What You Should Know

Joint Tenant vs. Tenant in common. Under Alberta Law what do they mean? These things seem so similar but can be very different from a legal perspective. When you buy a home (house, condo, bare land, etc) your lawyer should ask you, if you are buying with another person or people, if you prefer to [...]

16 03, 2013

Legal Fees: Understanding Them

By |2016-01-05T23:12:43+00:00March 16th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Legal Fees: Understanding Them

Understanding legal fees: Legal fees are often talked about but how do you do at understanding legal fees? Legal fees can be hourly or flat rate and will often also have disbursements and other charges added on. Legal fees that are billed hourly will have an hourly price. You then pay for the portion of [...]

15 03, 2013

Strange Lawsuits: 50 Cent vs. Taco Bell

By |2016-01-05T23:12:44+00:00March 15th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Strange Lawsuits: 50 Cent vs. Taco Bell

There are some strange lawsuits out there. here is one for your reading pleasure. This one goes back to 2008. Taco Bell decided to invite (via letter) 50 Cent to change his name to 99 cent and then promote their 99 cent value menu. From a legal perspective, there is nothing wrong with asking someone [...]

3 03, 2013

Condominium Documents: What you Should Know

By |2019-04-29T15:39:34+00:00March 3rd, 2013|Real Estate Law|Comments Off on Condominium Documents: What you Should Know

Condominium documents are essential to know the "health" of a condominium. This holds true about the condo building, its financial resources and the effectiveness of the condo board. When buying a condominium it is very important to have the condominium documents reviewed professionally so that you know what it is that you are buying and [...]

23 02, 2013

Power of Attorney When Signing For Real Estate

By |2016-01-05T23:12:44+00:00February 23rd, 2013|Real Estate Law, Wills & Estate Law|Comments Off on Power of Attorney When Signing For Real Estate

A Power of attorney lets someone sign documents on your behalf. There is a specific power of attorney. This type is for a specific situation. These situations include things like buying or selling a specific house. There is also a general power of attorney. This type lets someone sign documents for you for a broad [...]

9 02, 2013

Things to Know When You Buy or Sell a Home

By |2016-01-05T23:12:45+00:00February 9th, 2013|Real Estate Law|Comments Off on Things to Know When You Buy or Sell a Home

When you buy or sell a home as part of a regular real estate transactions, there are certain things that you need to know with respect to the law side. This video takes you through very basic parts of a transaction that you need to know when you deal with a real estate lawyer. If [...]

6 02, 2013

Bareland Condominiums Policy Update by CREB & REIX

By |2016-01-05T23:13:04+00:00February 6th, 2013|Litigation, Real Estate Law|Comments Off on Bareland Condominiums Policy Update by CREB & REIX

FEB 1, 2013 - by Don Dickson -Bareland Condominiums REIX, our insurer, has raised an important issue that could have very serious potential liability for members involved in the sale of bareland condominiums. Because of the urgency of the risk, CREB® is responding with an immediate change to its condominium policy. It is critical that [...]

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