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Chi-en (Amy) Tai is presented with the scholarship cheque by LSTAR president Jim Smith.

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The London and St. Thomas Association of Realtors (LSTAR) has awarded $6,000 to four outstanding students, supporting their post-secondary endeavours.

From left: Sutton Group - Preferred’s Cathy Combs, sales administrator; Lori Payne, office manager; Gerry Weir, broker of record; Jenne Wason Benoit, RMH of Southwestern Ontario director of development; and Ken Payne, Sutton Group - Preferred manager.

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The Sutton Group - Preferred 26th Annual Golf Tournament raised $11,714.50 for Ronald McDonald House of Southwestern Ontario (RMH). Since 2015, Sutton Group - Preferred has raised $24,158.

Enjoying an oceanside dinner event: Paul Prade, Coldwell Banker Westburn Realty, left; Ralph Roberto and Debbie Glover, Coldwell Banker RMR Real Estate, front centre; Al Kleinfelder, Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty, back centre; and Coldwell Banker Canada president Andy Puthon, right.

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The owners of three Canadian Coldwell Banker Chairman’s Circle companies joined president Andy Puthon and other honorees recently at an event at Amelia Island, Fla.

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A financial downturn in Russia, blamed on Western sanctions, has made sellers less likely to use the services of real estate brokers. More than 4,000 real estate agencies have closed during the last 12 months.

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A recent decision from the Ontario Superior Court in July highlights the obligation real estate agents have to review home inspections with their clients.

Mark Wolle

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Royal LePage Scharf Realty in Waterloo, Ont. has merged with Royal LePage Wolle Realty of Kitchener. The merged brokerage will operate under the Royal LePage Wolle banner, which is owned by Mark Wolle.

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The draft proposal from the Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate prohibits the practice of dual agency, except in “remote locations that are under-served by licensees.”

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This decision by the Supreme Court of Canada marks an important development in the law relating to directors' personal liability and refines our understanding of this key component of Canadian corporate law.

Ricky Rathore

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Ricky Rathore has teamed with Wasim Ansari to open Re/Max Empire Realty. Rathore has experience as a mortgage agent, lawyer, salesperson and broker/owner. Ansari has 20 years of banking experience.

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Whether it’s in the commercial or residential world, negotiating is always a messy process that leaves copious amounts of room for mistakes. Can you use a mistake to get out of a bad deal?