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Brian Madigan LL.B., Broker
BRMadigan@Rogers.com

RE/MAX West Realty Inc.,
Brokerage
Independently owned and operated

96 Rexdale Blvd. 
Toronto, Ontario 


Phone: 416-745-2300

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Informed Consent Form for SPIS (OREA 225)

June 22, 2013 - Updated: June 22, 2013Seller Property Information Statements (SPIS)

The real estate associations throughout North American were concerned about the issue of consumer protection. If the seller failed to disclose a ...

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Individuals Indentification Under FINTRAC

June 15, 2013 - Updated: June 16, 2013Real Estate Agents

FINTRAC ~ Identification of Individuals As a real estate agent you are under new legal obligations to collect and maintain cert ...

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Materiality ~ The Fundamental Principles

May 17, 2013 - Updated: May 17, 2013Disclosure

The issue of “materiality was recently considered by the Supreme Court of Canada in Sharbern Holding Inc. v. Vancouver Airport Centre Ltd. ...

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April 2013 GTA Real Estate Market ~ 2%

May 4, 2013 - Updated: May 6, 2013Market Conditions

2% tells the whole story! Prices were up by 2% Sales were down by 2% I suppose that all you need to know. But, if ...

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Flooding Statement False ~ Liability Follows

April 18, 2013 - Updated: April 18, 2013Agreement of Purchase and Sale

The case of Costa v. Wimalasekera was an action in Small Claims Court in Erin, near Orangeville Ontario in 2012. The case was appealed to the Di ...

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Seller Property Information Statement (entire agreement clause)

April 12, 2013 - Updated: April 12, 2013Seller Property Information Statements (SPIS)

SPIS and the Entire Agreement Clause In 2007, the purchasers Adam and Olga Soboczynski bought a house in London, Ontario from Don and ...

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Acknowledgement ~ OREA Form 127

April 5, 2013 - Updated: April 5, 2013Buyers

There is a recent new Form which has been published by OREA, (the Ontario Real Estate Association). It is Form 127, described as an: ...

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Real Estate Profession and the Doctrine of Informed Consent

April 3, 2013 - Updated: April 3, 2013Disclosure

Gradually, the doctrine of “informed consent” is working its way into the real estate field. First, it took hold in the fi ...

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Continuing Education Changes By RECO

March 20, 2013 - Updated: March 20, 2013Courses

It is important to note the new changes to the continuing education program as implemented by RECO. For anyone requiring a renewal of ...

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Should You Sign an SPIS?

March 18, 2013 - Updated: March 18, 2013Seller Property Information Statements (SPIS)

The question is: “do you sign one or not?” OREA says yes. RECO says yes. But, most Ontario lawyers would say “no&rdq ...

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Disclosure Law in Canada

March 18, 2013 - Updated: March 18, 2013Disclosure

If you want to know about the law of disclosure in real estate transactions, then have a look at this case: December 8, 2011 BETWE ...

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Matrimonial Home in Ontario ~ Special Rights

March 13, 2013 - Updated: March 13, 2013Family Law

Matrimonial Home ~ Special Rights Matrimonial homes in Ontario are subject to special considerations. In most cases, people be ...

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Vacant Possession ~ Is there a Precise Time?

March 13, 2013 - Updated: March 13, 2013Agreement of Purchase and Sale

Ontario Real Estate Source By Brian Madigan LL.B. This is a simple question and sometimes gives rise to signif ...

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Vacant Possession ~ Ontario

March 12, 2013 - Updated: March 13, 2013Agreement of Purchase and Sale

Ontario Real Estate Source By Brian Madigan LL.B. This is a simple question and sometimes gives rise to signif ...

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Good Fences make Good Neighbours

March 10, 2013 - Updated: July 21, 2013Homeowners' Information

From Hadrian's Wall to the Great Wall of China, thousands of years before Robert Frost's prophetic words, neighbours have struggled with ...

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Everyone has a Will in Ontario

March 3, 2013 - Updated: March 3, 2013Estates

Ontario Intestate Succession Rules Everyone has a Will. The problem is that most people don't know where it is. They have never se ...

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Tree Thieves stealing Property from the Neighbours!

March 3, 2013 - Updated: March 3, 2013Property Law

Ontario Real Estate Source By Brian Madigan LL.B. Now, you might think that I'm talking about people who ...

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Mortgage Rates ~ 25 February 2013

February 25, 2013 - Updated: February 25, 2013Mortgage Rates

Terms Posted Rates Preferred Rates 6 MONTHS 4.00% 3.95% 1 YEAR ...

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Permitted Encroachments

February 24, 2013 - Updated: March 1, 2013Property Law

What can You Do without an Encroachment Agreement? You may wonder what you can actually do without permission! Looks like: S ...

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Encroachment Agreements with Municipalities

February 24, 2013 - Updated: February 25, 2013Property Law

Encroachment Agreements Usually Solve Problems These are simple agreements between the municipality and a property owner to permit the ...

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Hiding Something? ~ Be a FSBO!

February 24, 2013 - Updated: February 25, 2013Sellers

Are You Hiding Something? ~ Then You Should Be a FSBO! Basically, it seems pretty clear, if you are selling your property and want to ...

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Take a Tour of Tiger Woods' House

February 24, 2013 - Updated: February 25, 2013Celebrity Real Estate

Tiger Woods and his real estate investment Tiger Woods’ House This is a very interesting and contemporary h ...

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Toronto and GTA Intensification

February 24, 2013 - Updated: March 2, 2013Market Conditions

Intensification of Development in the GTA The Provincial Government in Ontario has dealt with the issue of continuous urban sprawl by ...

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Matrimonial Home Designations in Ontario

February 24, 2013 - Updated: March 2, 2013Family Law

Designations may be Beneficial There is an opportunity under the Family Law Act to designate a home as a "matrimonial ...

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Investment Property ` Brampton 4 Plex

February 20, 2013 - Updated: March 1, 2013Opportunities

Investment Property ~ COMING SOON 11 Peel Avenue, Brampton 11 Peel Avenue in downtown Brampton is a legal n ...

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Want to Buy Wayne Gretzky's House?

February 20, 2013 - Updated: March 2, 2013Celebrity Real Estate

Wayne Gretzky is selling his six bedroom house in Thousand Oaks, California. It has 10,815 sq feet i ...

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Title Insurance: Is it Required?

February 20, 2013 - Updated: March 1, 2013Title Insurance

Title Insurance: Is it Necessary? Ontario Real Estate Source By Brian Madigan LL.B. ...

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Standard Form Renovation Contract

February 19, 2013 - Updated: March 1, 2013Contracts

Below you will find a sample contract which appeared for many years on the CMHC website. It is now no longer available. More recently, CMHC publ ...

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February 2013 Mid Month Report from TREB

February 19, 2013 - Updated: March 1, 2013Market Conditions

February 2013 Marlet News: Sales Down and Prices Up Sales are off slightly, but the prices are up. That’s the news from TRE ...

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Beware of Home Renovations Scams

February 18, 2013 - Updated: March 1, 2013Consumer Protection

You should be aware that there are many companies in the home renovation business which are really nothing more than “scam artists”. ...

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Amazing Amazon

February 18, 2013 - Updated: March 1, 2013Interesting

The Amazon rainforest produces more than 20% of the world's oxygen supply. The Amazon River pushes so much water into the Atlantic Oc ...

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I Source Real Estate ~ Navigating the Website

February 18, 2013 - Updated: March 1, 2013This WEBSITE

I Source Real Estate Website This site is optimized for the most current and up to date web browsers. Older versions o ...

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Mortgage Rates 18 February 2013

February 18, 2013 - Updated: March 1, 2013Mortgage Rates

Terms Posted Rates Preferred Rates 6 MONTHS 4.00% 3.95% 1 YEAR ...

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Canada ~ The Land of Lakes

February 17, 2013 - Updated: March 1, 2013Interesting

Canada Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined. Canada is an Indian word meaning 'Big Village'.

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Condominiums: Did they come from ROME?

February 17, 2013 - Updated: March 1, 2013Historical

Did Condominiums Come From Ancient Rome? Ontario Real Estate Source By Brian Madigan LL ...

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OREA Form 225 and the

February 17, 2013 - Updated: July 16, 2016Seller Property Information Statements (SPIS)

In OREA’s new Form 225, there are two statements made about the law of disclosure in real estate: "Whether or not the selle ...

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Barrington Townhomes in Mississauga Represent Exceptional Value

February 16, 2013 - Updated: March 1, 2013Opportunities

The Barrington Townhomes are registered as condominiums. They were constructed in the late 1970’s to exacting building standards and have ...

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The Ownership of the Waterfront

February 16, 2013 - Updated: March 1, 2013Property Law

Waterfront Property: Who Owns it? Ontario Real Estate Source By Brian Madigan LL.B. If you are looki ...

Tagged with: waterfront road allowance setback high water mark navigable waters riparian rights ontario law article

Agent Disciplined ~ No Home Inspection Condition

February 15, 2013 - Updated: March 22, 2019Discipline (Agents)

The Liability of an Agent for Failure to Recommend a Home Inspection Condition in the Offer Recently, the Court of Queen’s Bench i ...

Tagged with: home inspection condition clause agent liability discipline dual agency conflict ontario law article

Financial Records Are Necessary if You Want to Sell

February 15, 2013 - Updated: March 1, 2013Selling a Business

Maintain Accurate Financial Records If you are in business you should keep good financial records. It just makes sense, but so many sma ...

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“Good Title” Explained

February 15, 2013 - Updated: March 1, 2013Property Law

Ontario Real Estate Source By Brian Madigan LL.B. The traditional definition of “good title” in l ...

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Two Reasons for the Deposit

February 14, 2013 - Updated: March 1, 2013Deposits

Two Reasons for the Deposit Ontario Real Estate Source By Brian Madigan LL.B. There are actually two ...

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Ice Damming Could Harm Your Property

February 14, 2013 - Updated: March 1, 2013Homeowners' Information

Ice Damming ~ Be careful! Ontario Real Estate Source By Brian Madigan LL.B. In the ...

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Contract Start Time

February 14, 2013 - Updated: November 4, 2015Agreement of Purchase and Sale

Contract Start Time Question: Precisely, when does a contract start to run? When does the clause time actually st ...

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Beware of the February Thaw!

February 13, 2013 - Updated: March 1, 2013Homeowners' Information

Ontario Real Estate Source By Brian Madigan LL.B. Potholes, the trademark of the February thaw are not your b ...

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Furnace Rentals and the Sale of Property

February 13, 2013 - Updated: November 3, 2015Consumer Protection

Furnace Rentals and the Sale of Property Ontario Real Estate Source By Brian Madigan LL.B. We ...

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Mortgage Rates 13 February 2013

February 13, 2013 - Updated: March 1, 2013Mortgage Rates

If you require a referral to a mortgage broker, then please call me at 416-745-2300 Terms Posted Rates ...

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Welcome to Brian Madigan's Website

February 13, 2013 - Updated: March 1, 2013This WEBSITE

I Source Real Estate ~ WELCOME Ontario Real Estate Source By Brian Madigan LL.B. ...

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Brian Madigan LL.B. Broker

RE/MAX West Realty Inc. Brokerage

Independently owned and operated

96 Rexdale Blvd. , Toronto Ontario,

Phone: 416-745-2300

BRMadigan@Rogers.com

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