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Mark Weisleder

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Mark Weisleder is a partner, author and speaker at the law firm Real Estate Lawyers.ca LLP. Contact Mark at mark@realestatelawyers.ca

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It goes without saying that when problems arise, it is easy for buyers or sellers to try to blame the salespeople for what has happened. Here are five key things to keep in mind when things go wrong in a real estate deal.

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The question is whether escalation clauses are permitted in an Ontario bidding war where agents are being used. Here is what you need to know.

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If the buyer cannot close, they will likely forfeit their deposit and be subject to a lawsuit from the seller, for the difference in the sale price if the seller now sells the property for a lower price than the buyer agreed to pay.

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Ontario recently announced the 15 per cent Non-Resident Speculation Tax and there are already more questions than answers. In this short video, lawyer Mark Weisleder tells you what you need to know about the new tax.

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A major issue arising in bidding wars is when a buyer regrets their purchase decision almost immediately afterwards. Here are five lessons to learn about the consequences of a buyer's remorse in these situations.

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Here are some items I look at and questions I ask when reviewing a status certificate in advance to give the buyers comfort before making their purchase decision.

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Large fines have been levied against brokerage firms that have not been in compliance at the time of the audit. Here are some questions to ask to see if you are ready in case the FINTRAC auditors come calling.

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Time deadlines in real estate deals have never been more important than today. I experienced two deals just before the holidays that confirmed what happens or can happen when you miss a deadline.

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If you or your clients have purchased a new home or condominium in the past two years, you may have an HST rebate coming to you. Here's why.

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Now that we have new mortgage rules, it is more important than ever before to include the financing condition in any offer or be otherwise prepared for the consequences.