“Ask Joe” is a question and answer column by RECO’s Registrar Joe Richer that appears in the Toronto Star.
Richer answers questions from readers on a variety of topics, including how to spot a former grow-op, protecting your deposit and what to disclose in multiple offers.
Ask Joe columns are for general information purposes only and do not constitute legal or other professional advice. Seek the counsel of a real estate lawyer and salesperson on questions regarding your own real estate transactions.
Are you a home buyer or seller with a question?
- I’ve sold my place and will be moving out of the province. I’m not taking most of my furniture with me. Can I leave it for the new owners?
- I’m a dog owner and looking to leave my house for a condo. How can I know that having dogs in my new condo won’t be a problem?
- I recently read an article that said we’re in a “Seller’s Market”. What does that mean?
- I’m looking to purchase a home in a historic district, but I want to be sure that it isn’t haunted. Do you have any advice that you could share?
- I’m selling my renovated condo suite and I’m being asked by a buyer for permits and records of the work done. What should I do?
- I bought a condominium unit, pre-construction. My financial circumstances have changed significantly and I now need to sell it. What should I know?
- I recently looked at a home that is for sale mid-renovation. I don’t mind taking on having the work completed, but how do I know if what has been done is to code?
- I recently came across an advertisement for a property for sale due to foreclosure. How does a foreclosure sale differ from a traditional purchase?