Blog by Robert & Matthew Johnston

Closing Date and Paperwork

August 19th, 2010

Tracy Arkwell.jpg Tracy Arkell - Lawyer

I'm hoping you can give me some advice. We bought out first home recently. We were supposed to close on May 14 but an hour before we were going to get the keys we found out our lawyer did not have all the paperwork ready. We closed May 17 but other then a receipt for lawyers fees we have still not received any type of paperwork. It's now been 3 months and we still hav ...

Looking for a Home - How to Start

July 25th, 2010

Trevor Reid.jpg Trevor Reid - Mortgage Specialist

Hi, I am a first time home buyer and will be looking for a home at the end of this year. I wanted to know what to do to begin the process and where to start! Please help !! Thanks so much Becky

Hi Becky,

Thank you for your question. It's a great time to be a first time home buyer. With attractive home prices and historically low interest rates, afforda ...

Commercial Property as House

June 24th, 2010

Tracy Arkwell.jpgTracy Arkell - Lawyer

When a building, in this case a house, is zoned RM2, I presume that is commercial? as this is downtown Barrie. Could I live in it as a house and not use it for a business? If I cannot do that, can I live at the back and rent out the front? Thank you for your time and help.

Sorry for the delay Sonia. I did't have my login information to answer you. RM2 is a residential ...

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