Sales

The following is a condensed version of steps taken in order to effectively and properly complete your real estate sale transaction: 

  • Receive and review the executed Agreement of Purchase and Sale.  Ideally, you should be afforded the opportunity to seek and obtain proper legal advice about your rights and potential obligations arising from the terms and conditions of the proposed offer before signing it;

  • Prepare the Transfer/Deed of Land;

  • Prepare the Statement of Adjustments – which is a “balance sheet” listing all adjustments to the agreed purchase price;

  • Prepare all documents required to complete the sale;

  • Receive and respond to concerns raised by purchaser's lawyer following a search of title;

  • Correspond with the lender who holds your existing mortgage and obtain a statement for discharge purposes;

  • Deliver discharge funds as soon as possible following closing in accordance with the said statement;

  • If applicable, obtain and register a discharge of the mortgage;

  • Meet with you to sign all necessary documents;

  • Obtain the closing funds from the firm acting for the purchaser; and

  • Prepare your final transaction report.



We encourage you to meet with us well before your scheduled closing date to allow an opportunity for all your real estate related questions to be answered so that any uncertainties about the buying, selling or refinancing process are clarified.


Please feel free to schedule a preliminary appointment by contacting our office at your earliest convenience by phone, fax, or email.

Real Estate Law

Please feel free to contact us for specific Questionnaires which, once reviewed, completed and returned, will help in the preparation of your Purchase, Sale or Refinance transaction(s), as the case may be.



Refinancing

We work with many lenders to provide an efficient and economical way to document and fund mortgage transactions involving refinancing, increasing an existing mortgage, or advancing a new mortgage where an existing property is used as security.

The following is a condensed version of steps taken in order to effectively and properly complete your refinance transaction:


  • Receive and review mortgage instructions and complete all mortgage documents needed for registration and advance of mortgage monies;

  • Make all necessary amendments to documents;

  • Receive funds from the mortgage advance and ensure that monies are distributed according to Lender's directions;

  • Register Mortgage/Charge of Land; and
     
  • Submit a final report to you and ​Lender.

Purchasing

A home is likely the largest purchase a person will make.

Despite the legal technicalities involved in a typical real estate purchase transaction, we strive to make the process as seamless as possible so that your focus is and remains on making your new house a home. 

The following is a condensed version of steps taken in a typical purchase transaction:


  • Meet with you to review the signed agreement of purchase and sale.  Ideally, you should be afforded the opportunity to seek and obtain proper legal advice about your rights and potential obligations arising from the terms and conditions of the proposed offer before signing it;

  • Perform and review a search of title – which is a search of the property that must be conducted and subsequently reviewed to ensure that you will acquire good and marketable title to the property.  Search costs will vary depending on the age and location of the property;

  • Examine and amend documents delivered by the seller’s lawyer;

  • Review the Statement of Adjustments – which is a “balance sheet” listing all adjustments to the agreed purchase price;

  • If applicable, receive and review mortgage instructions and complete all mortgage documents needed for registration and advance of mortgage monies;
  • Act on all necessary telephone and written correspondence;
  • Meet with you to sign all necessary purchase and mortgage documents;
  • Close the transaction and register the Transfer/Deed of Land; and
  • Prepare your final transaction report.