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Brian Madigan LL.B., Broker

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

96 Rexdale Blvd. 
Toronto, Ontario 

Phone: 416-745-2300

Cell: 647-404-8150 
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Wills: The Very First One!

July 4, 2019 - Updated: July 4, 2019Estates

Wills: The Very First One! As I start to put together a Course about Estate Planning, I wondered when the very first Will was executed. ...

Tagged with: estate planning wills real estate womens right to inherit trusts trustees ancient egypt

Utilizing a Parent to Avoid Capital Gains Tax

May 9, 2019 - Updated: May 9, 2019Estates

Utilizing a Parent to Avoid Capital Gains Tax As parents become elderly, it’s important to realize that they should continue to re ...

Tagged with: cottage real estate capital gains tax principal residence exemption ontario law

Estoppel and Ratification Distinguished

April 16, 2019 - Updated: April 16, 2019Agency

Estoppel and Ratification Distinguished The two concepts of ratification and estoppel are somewhat similar, but they are different in ...

Tagged with: estoppel ratification real estate agency ontario law

Good Faith in Real Estate Deals is Not New

December 21, 2018 - Updated: December 21, 2018Contracts

Good Faith in Real Estate Deals is Not New It’s been the law for years. Well, at least going back to June 1958. On ...

Tagged with: contract real estate good faith mason v. freedman supreme court of canada ontario law

February 2018 – Good News for GTA Real Estate

March 13, 2018 - Updated: March 13, 2018Market Conditions

February 2018 – Good News for GTA Real Estate With all of the doom and gloom you have seen published in the press, I thought that ...

Tagged with: gta real estate market performance february 2018

The Role of an Expert Witness in Real Estate

October 13, 2017 - Updated: October 13, 2017Litigation

The Role of an Expert Witness in Real Estate There are a variety of different roles for an Expert Witness in real estate matters. ...

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Duty to Disclose Kitec Plumbing by Real Estate Agents

May 26, 2017 - Updated: May 26, 2017Disclosure

The Duty to Disclose Kitec Plumbing by Real Estate Agents Just what is Kitec? Kitec plumbing is made up of flexible aluminum pip ...

Tagged with: kitec disclosure real estate listing agent buyers agent reco orea ontario law

Toronto Market Remains Strong (Mid August 2016)

August 24, 2016 - Updated: August 24, 2016Market Conditions

Mid August 2016 Toronto Market Remains Strong This is the report from TREB: “AUGUST 2016 TREB MID-MONTH STATISTICS ...

Tagged with: mid month report august 2016 real estate toronto gta

Downsizing for Seniors: Assembling the TEAM

June 1, 2016 - Updated: June 5, 2016Interesting

Downsizing for Seniors: Assembling the “TEAM” We looked at the definition of “seniors” and concluded that we r ...

Tagged with: seniors definition requirements real estate the team advisors assistance

Who is a Senior?

May 31, 2016 - Updated: May 31, 2016Interesting

Who is a Senior? That’s an interesting question. There are Seniors and then, there are senior Seniors. I do ...

Tagged with: seniors definition requirements real estate

Are Notional Real Estate Commissions Deductible in a Divorce?

February 11, 2016 - Updated: February 11, 2016Family Law

No Deductions From House Value for Notional Real Estate Commissions Let’s assume that Bob and Wilma don’t get along. They ...

Tagged with: house valuation commissions real estate deduction ontario law

Electronic Commerce Act Contract Reference (Required or Not?)

January 30, 2016 - Updated: January 30, 2016Contracts

Electronic Commerce Act Contract Reference (Required or Not?) The following is wording that you will find in numerous real estate rela ...

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Monthly Ups and Downs of Toronto’s Real Estate (2015)

January 16, 2016 - Updated: January 16, 2016Market Conditions

Monthly Ups and Downs of Toronto’s Real Estate (2015) Monthly cycles are relatively easy to predict. These are the ave ...

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Toronto’s Real Estate Price Cycle (2015)

January 15, 2016 - Updated: January 15, 2016Market Conditions

Toronto’s Real Estate Price Cycle (2015) If we are going to look at the market, market timing and real estate cycles, we should ...

Tagged with: prices performance toronto real estate gta 2015

2015 in Review: Toronto Real Estate Market

January 14, 2016Market Conditions

2015 in Review: Toronto Real Estate Market You might be interested in the most recent report from the Toronto Real Estate Board. ...

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Finding Links to Brian Madigan’s Blogs and Articles

January 13, 2016 - Updated: January 13, 2016This WEBSITE

Finding Links to Brian Madigan’s Blogs and Articles Apologies for the “Technical Difficulties” on this site, www.iSo ...

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E-Signatures Authorized for Real Estate Transactions (Ontario)

June 28, 2015 - Updated: June 28, 2015Contracts

Electronic Signatures for Real Estate Transactions in Ontario These signatures will be permitted in Ontario effective 1 July 2015. Cer ...

Tagged with: e-signatures electronic. signatures. e-commerce real estate ontario law

Toronto Real Estate Market

November 20, 2014 - Updated: November 20, 2014Market Conditions

Toronto Market Provides Steady and Predictable Returns (November 2014) I am somewhat late in getting this report out. The end of Octob ...

Tagged with: market toronto housing real estate november 2014

Rules for Counting Days

October 16, 2014 - Updated: October 16, 2014Agreement of Purchase and Sale

Counting the Days, there should be some Rules! I see that there is a continuous discussion about how to count days. This really isn&rs ...

Tagged with: days counting agreements purchase and sale real estate ontario law

Toronto Market Now in Decline

June 9, 2014 - Updated: June 9, 2014Market Conditions

May 2014 Real Estate Market in Toronto Tips Over Let’s have a look at the latest results from the Toronto Real Estate Board. Her ...

Tagged with: market real estate toronto may 2014

Brian Madigan LL.B., Broker ~ Arbitrations

May 9, 2014 - Updated: May 9, 2014Litigation

If you are interested in having your real estate dispute resolved, consider arbitration rather than litigation. The dispute will be re ...

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Toronto Real Estate Market (April 2014)

May 6, 2014 - Updated: May 6, 2014Market Conditions

April 2014 Toronto Market Active as Anticipated It’s easy to come up with great headlines, particularly when you’re talkin ...

Tagged with: toronto real estate market april 2014

St. Joseph ~ the Patron Saint of Real Estate Agents

March 19, 2014 - Updated: March 19, 2014Interesting

By Brian Madigan LL.B. March 19th is the feast of St. Joseph who has become known as the Patron Saint of real estate. The original connec ...

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Toronto Market - February 2014

March 9, 2014 - Updated: March 9, 2014Market Conditions

The Toronto Market Reaches New Highs in February 2014 Let's have a look at the recent report from the Toronto Real Estate Board: ...

Tagged with: toronto gta february 2014 average prices real estate

All Sales Final ~ Standard Retail Sales Consumer Contract (Part 1)

December 30, 2013 - Updated: December 30, 2013Consumer Protection

Retail Sales Contrary to popular belief, a standard contract with a consumer is “all sales final”. That me ...

Tagged with: consumer protection act sale of goods act implied warranties real estate

Will there be a Bawdy House Near You?

December 21, 2013 - Updated: December 21, 2013Property Law

The Supreme Court of Canada just changed all the rules related to prostitution. Bawdy houses are no longer illegal. So, you may be get ...

Tagged with: prostitution bawdy house real estate values ontario law

Real Estate deals over the internet ~ COMING SOON

November 27, 2013 - Updated: November 27, 2013Agreement of Purchase and Sale

No E-Mail Offers For some reason, real estate agents don’t want to believe this. They seem to think that you can do real estate ...

Tagged with: emai internet offers agreements real estate not permitted

OREA COURSE 1 Tutorial

November 19, 2013Courses

I will be hosting a series of tutorials to assist students to pass the OREA Courses 1, 2 and 3. The program will commence next week wi ...

Tagged with: course seminar tutorial real estate

Are You Looking for Real Estate Advice: Consider a Realtor

November 4, 2013 - Updated: November 4, 2013Buyers

Many prospective real estate purchasers are hesitant to obtain professional advice. They constantly seek to corroborate information that is prov ...

Tagged with: buyers real estate agency loyalty

Deposits ~ A Primer

October 22, 2013 - Updated: October 22, 2013Deposits

The British Columbia Court of Appeal recently had to consider the forfeiture of a deposit in a real estate transaction. Here’s t ...

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New Condos: Real Estate Futures

October 22, 2013 - Updated: October 22, 2013Condominiums

Betting on the real estate market is as easy as picking up brochures in the model home. Let’s assume that you believe that the r ...

Tagged with: futures real estate condos toronto investment rental

Accredited Elite Advocate - Oakville Program

October 13, 2013 - Updated: October 13, 2013Courses

I am pleased to advise that the Accredited Elite Advocate program will be hosted by the Oakville, Milton and District Real Estate Board ...

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Oakville ~ Accredited Elite Advocate

October 1, 2013 - Updated: October 1, 2013Courses

I am pleased to advise that the Accredited Elite Advocate program will be hosted by the Oakville, Milton and District Real Estate Boar ...

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Accredited Elite Advocate - Program

September 3, 2013 - Updated: September 3, 2013Courses

Accredited Elite Advocate Two day Program This program is designed to ensure that the participant will learn to apply ...

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Final Inspection in Ontario Real Estate Transactions

August 24, 2013 - Updated: August 24, 2013Property Law

Right of Inspection Once you buy a property are you allowed to have another look? Now, once you own it, you can look at it all y ...

Tagged with: inspection final contract real estate ontario law

Real Estate Agents ~ Looking for Assistance?

July 30, 2013 - Updated: July 30, 2013Opportunities

Are You a Real Estate Agent in Need of Assistance? If you are already in the business then you have some knowledge and experience ...

Tagged with: second opinion agents real estate difficult complicated offers agreements issues

Understanding Contracts ~ Common Law Courts and Equity Courts

July 22, 2013 - Updated: July 22, 2013Historical

This may sound a little unusual but in England until the late 19th Century, there were two distinct legal systems running in parallel to one ano ...

Tagged with: common law equity real estate ontario law

Real Estate Agency in Ontario ~ An Explanation

June 27, 2013 - Updated: June 27, 2013Agency

The law of agency is often difficult to understand. Sometimes, it is very easy to get caught up with the law of agency as it applies t ...

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Province Moves One Step Closer to E-Commerce in Real Estate Transactions

June 13, 2013Agreement of Purchase and Sale

On 12 June 2013, the Legislature of the Province of Ontario passed the budget. This was the Bill drafted by the Liberals and supported by the ND ...

Tagged with: e commerce internet electronic commerce act ontario real estate land property transactions

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 ...

Tagged with: market toronto gta real estate april 2013 article

Litigation Timeline

April 30, 2013 - Updated: April 30, 2013Litigation

How long does litigation take? Let’s have a look at a real case, namely Krawchuk v. Scherbak. The purchaser bought th ...

Tagged with: litigation times real estate

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 ...

Tagged with: real estate sales representatives brokers brokerages informed consent duty obligations ontario law article

Federal Budget Stays the Course ~ 21 March 2013

March 21, 2013 - Updated: March 21, 2013Market Conditions

This Conservative Budget stays the course. Really, there’s not that much to get excited about, but there are some important features: ...

Tagged with: federal budget real estate implications ontario

Beware of the Ides of March!

March 15, 2013Market Conditions

That was good advice given by a soothsayer to Julius Caesar although he did not heed the warning. The words were made popular by Willi ...

Tagged with: real estate toronto gta market conditions march 2013 td economics predictions

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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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

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