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Mar 27
2010

What are your legal fees and what is included in the fees when one is purchasing a first time home?

Expert Question posted by Joanne McPhail  ::  Views (9284)
Thanks for asking!  Our fee for a purchase with one mortgage  is $900.00 plus GST.  Then there are "disbursements" on top of that - these are out-of-pocket expenses incurred by us in order to complete your purchase (like registration fees,... [ more ]
Feb 16
2010

I have been advised to make my offer conditional upon the approval of my lawyer. Is this necessary? If so, what is the fee for this service and how long would it take for you to approve/disapprove from the time I submit it into your office?

Expert Question posted by Joanne McPhail  ::  Views (9129)
Sorry this has taken me so long - I was away on vacation last week!  You may have already proceeded, but yes, it is typical to make an offer conditional upon solicitor's approval - I can usually review and comment on an offer within 1 business day but it's nice... [ more ]
Dec 20
2009

Should I have my lawyer review my offer before accepting? If so, why would it be a good idea? Is there an extra cost for this service? I have heard that it is a wise idea. Thank you.

Expert Question posted by Joanne McPhail  ::  Views (9061)
Hi! It is a good idea to have your lawyer review your offer. There is usually not an additional cost to this, if you are using the lawyer for the transaction, unless he/she is required to get involved with negotiations or major changes to the Agreement. Usually,... [ more ]
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