Practice Areas

Real Estate

Real Estate — Residential & Commercial

Purchasing or selling a home is a big decision–possibly one of the biggest decisions you’ll make in your lifetime. Our expertise and client satisfaction is demonstrated by the repeat business and the fact that children and grandchildren of our clients are now coming to us for their real estate needs.

Our expertise can provide you with peace of mind when making probably what is one of the largest personal investments you will ever be involved with. We strive for the utmost in client satisfaction and that is demonstrated by the repeat business we have and the fact that the children and grandchildren of our clients are now coming to us for their real estate needs.

“Whether acting for a buyer or a seller, our lawyers provide individualized care and attention to each file from start to finish with a focus on protecting our clients’ interests leading up to, and beyond, the closing date.”

If you are the buyer, we ensure the property taxes are up to date, including a calculation of land transfer tax that is due, and that there are no claims or liens against the property. If the purchase is being financed, we will work with the lender to ensure the funds are received and paid out according to your instructions. We also work with title insurance companies to save costs and provide you with peace of mind.

If you are selling, we will work with the lawyer for the buyer to make sure that all the responsibilities and expectations are handled and met. If your home is currently mortgaged, we will communicate directly with your lender on your behalf regarding the payout and discharge. If you are selling a condo, we will assist in obtaining a status certificate if necessary. Prior to closing, we will ensure that all the documentation is understood and signed. 

We have proven experience in commercial real estate transactions including zoning applications, finance agreements, leases, agreements of purchase and sale as well as other skills necessary to complete a commercial venture.

The first question we get when approaching the purchase or sale of real estate is “what are the fees?”. Our answer is: fees can vary depending on the complexity of the individual matter. Almost all residential purchases, sales or refinances can be completed within the following fee schedule:

  • Residential purchase: up to $1149.00 plus HST and disbursements; some condo transactions may have an additional fee
  • Residential sale: up to $999.00 plus HST and disbursements
  • Mortgage/Refinance: up to $949.00 plus HST and disbursements, plus $100.00 for more than 5 payouts

Our residential and commercial real estate experience is here when you need it.