Written by Lorne Shuman, ShumanLaw.ca What a probate is? It is needed to sell a property, and can a property be listed and sold before receiving the probate. This post will examine all of these questions: What is a Probate? It is important to note that probates are formally referred to as a Certificate of…

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A front door is a little bit like a book cover: You can’t possibly know for sure what’s inside, but a pretty cover will get you excited to discover what’s behind it. As the first thing people see when they come to your house, your front door is a large part of people’s first impressions…

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To tap into your home’s equity, it all starts with refinancing your home. If you own a home, the equity you have built up in it is one of the most valuable assets you have available to you. It is also much more accessible than taking out a large loan. In many cases, home equity…

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One of the biggest aspects of a mortgage is figuring out the best lender. Since every file is unique, a good mortgage broker will likely tell you there’s no “best” lender. Instead, it will be those unique qualities in your mortgage that will determine which lender you’re going to use. In a typical mortgage, there…

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We all dream about it: a custom-designed closet, preferably walk-in, with all your clothing, footwear and accessories in sight and at arms’ reach. The kind of space which makes getting dressed in the morning feel like shopping on Madison Avenue. And wouldn’t it be nice to have all your storage areas (basement, pantry etc.) organized…

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TORONTO, ONTARIO, May 6, 2019 – Toronto Real Estate Board President Garry Bhaura announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported a substantial year-over-year increase in home sales in April 2019. The number of residential transactions jumped by 16.8 per cent to 9,042 compared to 7,744 in April 2018. New listings were also up year-over-year by…

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Select Indigenous Plants Not only will this reduce maintenance and increase curb appeal, but these plants typically grow well together and can require less chemical fertilizer than exotic plants. In addition to being beautiful accents, native plants also attract birds, butterflies, and bees! Bring Life to Small Spaces You can enjoy all the rewards that…

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We all know that old expression: “You get what you pay for”. It is especially true when it comes to kitchen renovation and remodeling projects. Budget is typically a determining factor in any home improvement project, but investment value is also a crucial element. We often do not hesitate to pay high prices for items…

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Running your air conditioning can make your electricity bill skyrocket, but the alternative isn’t pretty, either. Luckily, there are a few ways that you can help your air conditioner run better and save money as the summer months creep up on us. Older, Inefficient System The cost of replacing your system can be recouped in…

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What is Identity Theft? Identity theft is the process of stealing information or essentially someone’s identity.  Criminals often use this information to commit financial crimes such as draining your bank account or using your credit card to withdraw money. This can result in legal issues, poor credit ratings or other serious implications. What do Identity…

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