Real Estate

May 16, 2019

What the heck is Title Insurance?

Spring is here and that means the real estate market is picking up speed. Many Hatters will be buying and selling homes in the coming months. As we get ready to for the busy real estate season, I thought it […]
January 19, 2018

Renting Responsibly: Tips for Commercial Leases

What could be more fun to talk about than commercial leases? Although they may not be a hot topic of discussion, commercial leases are important contracts that affect many Hatters.  Retail stores, industrial shops and restaurants are just a few […]
September 14, 2017

Renting Responsibly: Tips for Residential Lease Agreements

Fall is here and that means school is back in session. The start of the fall semester usually fuels our city’s rental market as students come from all over to attend the Medicine Hat College. The arrival of students means […]
March 16, 2017

Can You Sell a House Before Probate?

As a lawyer in Medicine Hat practicing in Estate Administration, this question comes up fairly regularly. There are a variety of reasons why an executor wants to sell a home promptly after the deceased’s passing. There may be an offer […]
June 18, 2016

Buying and Selling a Home: What Will My Lawyer Do For Me?

Buying or selling a home is an event many Hatters will experience in their lifetime. Your home is one of the biggest investments you will ever make. Because every buyer or seller wants to make sure they get their house […]
September 29, 2013

Buying a New Home From a Builder

GST and the New Home Housing Rebate If you have purchased or are contemplating purchasing a new home from a builder, you may be told that the purchase price of the home includes GST. Although this sounds simple enough, there […]
June 18, 2011

Interest at Closing Time

This article is not referring to Leonard Cohen or last call at your favourite watering hole.  It is about real estate transactions where for one reason or another, the purchase price is not able to be paid on the closing […]
August 23, 2010

Don’t Get into a Fix – Fixtures

The sale and purchase of a residence in Medicine Hat typically will involve a licenced realtor who, in turn, will rely on a Standard Residential Real Estate Purchase Contract that has been developed and approved by the Alberta Real Estate […]
July 26, 2010

Caveat Emptor – Let the Buyer Beware

They say that it’s a buyer’s market and that there are lots of opportunities in the Medicine Hat housing market today.  If you are looking to buy a new home, you should be aware of two important words: Caveat Emptor. Caveat […]
December 12, 2008

Buying A New Home From A Builder (Part 3)

Warranty and After Sales Service When you consider selecting your new home builder, you should enquire about the warranty that they provide and what is included in the warranty work. Most reputable builders provide a one year warranty and after […]