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Natalka Falcomer

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Natalka Falcomer is a lawyer and Certified Leasing Officer who has a passion to make the law accessible and affordable. She founded, hosts and coproduced a popular legal call-in show on Rogers TV, Toronto Speaks Legal Advice. She founded Groundworks, a firm specializing in commercial real estate law, and is the EVP of corporate development at Chestnut Park.

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Parents are “gifting” or selling their rental properties to their children for a nominal value. While this is a valid strategy, there are several important factors to consider.

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Real estate pundits point to the average sale price to conclude whether the market is crashing or hyper-inflating. The problem is that averages don’t tell much of a story.

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“Clearly” a bubble in the market was about to pop and I didn’t want to be the fool who failed to time the market. Only recently have I come to terms with the fact that I was the fool.

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While such preservation of vistas and nature protect the environment associated with a cottage or vacation property, it also complicates the buying and selling process. Here are some common pitfalls.

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We're seeing a steady rise in the willingness of clients to file complaints against agents for unprofessional behaviour. And worse, get a litigator involved.

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For every helping hand you extend, you become happier and more successful, while also losing the pain in your neck because you no longer have to “watch your back”.

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The problem with goal setting and being goal orientated is that you fail to learn and, ironically, achieve the goal.

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Ontario’s Fair Housing Plan has negatively affected more than just the renting market, it has also negatively affected the process of buying and selling a property.

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If you practice ethical behavior consistently – from how you act with your family members to how you treat your clients and other real estate professionals – you’ll become “lawsuit-proof”.

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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?