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Risks and Pitfalls of Real Estate Investing

In Real Estate by GMSB Lawyers

Real estate investing is something clients often ask us about but is an area filled with risks and pitfalls. If you are thinking about investing in real estate make sure you speak with a lawyer first to ensure your investment is protected. The very fringe of real estate investing can be seen in this fascinating article about a Canadian company …

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Value of Title Insurance When Purchasing a Home

In Real Estate by GMSB Lawyers

Clients often ask what value is there in obtaining title insurance when purchasing a home. The article below illustrates one critical situation which is that of municipal work orders. The couple, after purchasing their home, discovered their home was subject to a work order as a result of work performed by a previous owner. The couple claimed under their title …

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Your RRSP Can Help You Buy Your First Home

In Real Estate by GMSB Lawyers

Are you aware of what an RRSP can do for you? If you have not bought a home yet, and are planning to, did you know your RRSP could be used to help purchase your first home? A new report suggests that a large proportion of those aged 18 to 33 are uninformed about what registered retirement savings plans can …