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Updated by Shawn Venasse on Sep 03, 2019
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Be prepared for five changes coming later this year | REM | Real Estate Magazine

As a result of recent announcements by the federal, provincial and municipal governments, change is coming to the real estate industry and real estate agents and their clients must be prepared to adapt.

Murder and disclosure: recent case law | REM | Real Estate Magazine

Your son is shot and killed in front of your house. When you sell, must this be disclosed?

Disclosure and "as is" clauses | REM | Real Estate Magazine

It seems that every week I am asked for advice about what a seller or real estate agent needs to disclose to a buyer. Here are five lessons to remember.

Unauthorized transfer of tenancy | REM | Real Estate Magazine

Many agents come to our office with this problem. The agent has executed an Agreement of Purchase and Sale while there is a tenant on the premises and the purchaser wants vacant possession.

When a representation and warranty clause isn’t enough | REM | Real Estate Magazine

The interpretation of a “standard” clause by the court is always a coin toss. This is especially true as it relates to interpreting representations and warranties, as the decision in Beatty v Wei highlights.

Legal issues to consider when buying a cottage | REM | Real Estate Magazine

Some Torontonians are opting out of the market to find greener (literally) pastures in cottage country. There are, however, some caveats and critical legal and practical issues that may affect your decision.

Short-term rentals and Airbnb: What you need to know | REM | Real Estate Magazine

I am constantly asked for advice about whether Airbnb is permitted and if the guests can be considered tenants. These are not easy questions to answer.

When the bank says no (or nothing at all) | REM | Real Estate Magazine

In cases where the failure to close the transaction was due to the buyer being unable to secure financing because their bank/financial institution refused to fund, this proved a lot trickier for those transactions.

Ending a tenancy early | REM | Real Estate Magazine

There is a general misconception that residential tenants may terminate their leases at will, without consequences or without any specific notice requirements. This simply isn’t true.

Kitec: What buyers and sellers need to know | REM | Real Estate Magazine

Some homes that contain Kitec have reportedly been riddled with problems: deterioration of the fittings, as well as the disintegration of the pipes themselves in some cases.

  • Selling houses and condos throughout Toronto and the surrounding area for over 20-years has taught Shawn Venasse - Sales Representative a great deal about being an extraordinary listener, counselor, advocate and consummate professional who puts the needs of his Clients before his own. Both a skilled negotiator and savvy marketer, Shawn has sold almost every kind, type and price-point of residential real estate possible and worked with Buyers & Sellers from all walks of life.

    From Rosedale to Riverdale, Forest Hill to Summerhill, Lawrence Park to High Park and all parts in-between and beyond...Shawn Venasse knows Toronto!

    His love of Toronto and his dedication to its history & architecture as well as his participation in its arts and culture have all contributed to his passion for helping others make this their home!

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