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Don’t forget your digital assets when drafting a will

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DIY spells disaster when it comes to wills

Do-it-yourself wills almost always end up costing more in the long run than they save in the moment. CTV News recently reported on a surge of interest in estate planning as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, which has given us all a sobering reminder about our own mortality. And

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Get a will to reduce your family’s stress

Having a will in place gives your surviving relatives some much needed certainty during a period of emotional and financial volatility. The Canadian Press recently reported that more than half of Canadians do not have a will. Should the worst happen to them, those people could be leaving their loved

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No better time than the present to make a will

Whether you’re old or young, rich or poor, now is the time to make a will. That’s truer than ever in light of the current pandemic we are all facing, and according to this Canadian Press story reporting on a spike in interest in estate planning, many people have been

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Aborted real estate deals can cost buyers

Backing out of a real estate deal is a risky business for prospective homebuyers, especially in a volatile market. Real estate brokerage Zoocasa recently predicted a return to good times in 2020 for the Canadian market – at least on the selling side – with prices and sales expected to

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Don’t rush into property co-ownership

Think long and hard before partnering up with a friend to buy a house. In a real estate market as crazy as the Toronto’s – the average price of a house hit $838,000 at the end of 2019, up 12 per cent on the previous year – it’s no wonder

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