This year the Santoro Law Office team has decided to put together a donation bin dedicated to Sarnia & District Humane Society. Feel Free to stop by our office at 265 Front Street North, Suite 404 to make a donation to help our furry friends have a happy holiday too! (Please donate cash directly at the Sarnia & District Humane Society located at 131 Exmouth Street, Sarnia)
Suggested items include:
- Blankets (Large & Small)
- Pill Pockets (Specific treats to put medication in)
- NON-CLUMP cat litter
- Large rawhide chews
- Dog toys
- Cat toys
*Please note: If wanting to purchase dog/cat food please buy the brand “Royal Canin”.
Feel free to contact us with any questions 😊
Do I need to make a Will? Should I have a Power of Attorney made? When is the best time in my life to prepare these documents? These are all common questions that people have regarding Estate Planning.
In order to organize your thinking regarding your assets and estate planning before you make a Will, check out this informational page posted by the Ontario Securities Commission as part of their “Get Smarter About Money” series. It provides helpful information about the function of documents such as Wills, powers of attorney, living Wills, trusts, life insurance, etc. It also provides explanations about what estate planning in general entails.
To sum up the information we’ve directed you to regarding buying a home, the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) provides additional information about all of these topics on their webpage. Congratulations, you’ve bought or sold your home! Now what? Signing the Agreement of Purchase and Sale is only the beginning of closing the deal. Check back later next month for more helpful resources regarding the closing process and the lawyer’s role in the real estate transaction.http://www.reco.on.ca/home-buyers-sellers/
An important step in buying a house is to actually sign the Agreement of Purchase and Sale. This typically happens before you find a lawyer to act on your behalf, so it is important to make sure you know what you are signing and the implications the document may have on the transaction. Delaney’s Law Firm, in Ottawa, Ontario, has written this article “Real estate lawyer’s common advice on Agreements of Purchase and Sale”. It provides helpful tips on what to include and/or exclude in your Agreement of Purchase and Sale as well as tricky items to look out for or ask about before signing. This article answers some common questions you might have about issues such as suggested deposit amounts and closing dates.https://ottawalawyer.com/common-advise-agreements-purchase-sale/
Can’t decide whether to rent or to buy property? There are certainly benefits and detriments to each. The Ontario Securities Commission, through their series “Get Smarter About Money”, provides a handy pro/con list for both buying and renting property. This includes a comparison of items such as cost, investment potential, income potential, maintenance, etc.https://www.getsmarteraboutmoney.ca/invest/investment-products/real-estate/renting-vs-buying/
When preparing to buy a home, you will have to decide between various methods of financing the purchase. This can include a mortgage from a financial institution, private lender, a personal line of credit, from your own savings, etc.
This article from the series “Get Smarter About Money” by the Ontario Securities Commission provides you with considerations and steps that should be taken in obtaining the requisite finances to buy a home. It also provides helpful information on obtaining and/or choosing a mortgage.
Buying a home is an exciting endeavour, but it can be confusing and complex. There are so many issues that must be considered and you may have very little experience in real estate and/or property law because you’ve never purchased a home before. Fortunately, lawyers and real estate agents are available to make this time easier to navigate. However, there are a number of decisions that you will be faced with before lawyers and real estate agents even come into the picture. To help with this process, we would like to direct you to a few webpages/articles that may assist you in making such an important decision. The Government of Ontario has provided this article that lists several important items that should be considered before buying a home. This includes suggestions on when you should get a survey, whether there should be a home inspection, how to choose a real estate agent and other important questions you should ask before and during the process of buying a home. Click the link below!https://www.ontario.ca/page/what-know-before-buying-home
Welcome to our newly updated webpage! We have updated our Areas of Practice, Our Teams and Contact sections, and introduced a number of new resources for you to use. We hope that our update will facilitate a more informative and interactive experience for prospective clients as well as the general public.
Please note that, once you have entered an Agreement of Purchase and Sale, you can now request a Real Estate Quote by filling out and submitting the form under the Real Estate section of “Areas of Practice”. Please make sure to fill out all of the required fields before submission in order to allow for a prompt response from us. We will contact you with an estimated amount via the contact information you have provided on the form.
We hope you enjoy our updated and fresh new look. Please contact us by telephone at (519) 337-3847 if you have any further questions regarding our practice at Santoro Law Office or if you wish to book an appointment.