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  • How do I make an offer in Florida?

    In Florida, an offer should be in writing. This document should state how much you are willing to offer for the property, names of the seller and buyer, what should be included in the purchase and oth...

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  • What is a counter offer?

    A counter offer is an offer by the seller made in response to your initial offer. It often indicates that the seller is willing to sell his/her property at a price that is higher than the one offered ...

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  • What is a deed?

    A deed is a formal document that confirms that a title in a property passes to new owners. It articulates who the parties to the transfer are and contains signatures of witnesses that can attest to th...

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  • Do I need title insurance?

    Title insurance is not mandatory in Ontario. But it is often recommended by lawyers because it can protect home buyers from defects in the property's title....

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  • Do I need a property appraisal?

    Property appraisals are often requested by creditors and lenders that give mortgages to property purchasers. Mortgage providers require appraisals to validate the value of the property against the pur...

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  • What is a land survey?

    Land surveying refers to determining the boundaries of one's property. There are legal benefits to knowing where your property begins and ends. ...

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  • What is title insurance?

    Title insurance protects homeowners against any losses caused by defects which may arise in the title to the home. ...

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  • As a buyer, what property disclosure can I except to receive?

    The seller has to disclose any defects and issues with the property. For example, there many be structural problems with the house (like cracked walls). Or there may be issues with plumbing. As a buye...

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  • As a seller, what property disclosure do I have to make?

    As seller, you cannot cover up problems that the buyer should know about. Therefore, if there are issues with the property that the buyer needs to know before making the purchasing decision, you have ...

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  • What documents do I need to buy a house?

    When you buy a home, you may need to show documents as proof of identify and ability to pay. Therefore, you may need to show your driver's licence, bank statements, credit report, pay stubs, and asset...

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  • What documents do I need to sell a house?

    As seller, you will need to make sure that you have all the documents that relate to the property title, any property certificates, declaration of ownership and anything proving that you are the legal...

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  • What are the tax benefits of buying a property?

    In Canada, first home buyers can get "first-time home buyer's" tax credit. As well, you may be eligible to receive a HST/GST rebate if the house is worth less than $450,000. There may also be a credit...

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  • What are the tax consequences of selling a property?

    Generally, when you sell a home for a gain, you don't have to pay a tax on the profit amount. However, if you sell a property that was not your principal residence, then you may have to report capital...

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  • What is deposit receipt?

    It is a form that is typically used in California when making an offer to purchase a real estate. This form shows that the buyer made a money deposit to a broker or an escrow account....

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  • What is earnest money deposit?

    Earnest money deposit is a sum of money deposited by the buyer with the real estate broker or an escrow account when the buyer makes an offer to purchase a property....

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