Real Estate Lawyer Durham

Your Durham Region remote real estate lawyer can handle all your real estate transactions. Buying, selling or refinancing, flat free legal services make closing real estate deals quick and convenient. An Axess Law virtual real estate lawyer in Durham is the affordable alternative to traditional lawyer services. You’ll never have to leave home or office to close a real estate deal again.

Buying a Real Estate Property in Durham

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Your Axess Law Durham real estate lawyer does more than just close your real estate transaction. They review agreements of purchase and sale for hidden conditions even your realtor may overlook. Email your offer to purchase to your Durham virtual real estate lawyer for a quick, professional opinion on an irrevocable real estate contract, before or after you sign it. Axess Law gives you practical answers to all your real estate questions.

Selling a Real Estate Property in Durham

Your Axess Law Durham real estate lawyer is on your side when you sell homes or property anywhere in Durham region. We transfer title to a property you own to third-party buyers or family members. Want to convey shared interest in a property to a new spouse or common law partner? An Axess Law remote real estate lawyer can arrange it with a simple quit claim deed. Let Axess Law’s virtual real estate lawyer in Durham manage all your property needs. Our flat fee rates keep real estate transactions affordable.

Refinancing a Real Estate Property in Durham

Lower your interest rate or pay down debts by refinancing real estate in Ontario. Want a new kitchen or bedroom addition? Private lenders, banks, trust companies, and credit unions have refinancing options for almost any real estate undertaking.

Your Axess Law Durham virtual real estate lawyer can receive mortgage refinancing documents from your lender and arrange for you to sign via video conference, at your convenience.

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About Durham

Durham Region is at the centre of it all — refreshingly small, with all the amenities you expect this close to Toronto. Durham Region’s location near Ontario, Scugog, and Simcoe Lakes is a calming retreat from urban distactions. Abundant farmer’s markets and roadside stands lend a country air to city living. Durham Region is a haven for sports enthusiasts of all kinds. Serious cyclists can enjoy over 50 kilometres of mountain bike trails in Durham Forest or the IMBA epic bike loop, one of only three in Canada.

Sign Legal Documents by Video

Your Axess Law real estate lawyer in Durham can video conference with you 7 days a week, at your convenience. Our online video calls and remote signing services take the work out of closing real estate transactions. Timely legal advice and low flat rate legal services — make your appointment by dialing 647-479-4118 in Toronto (toll free to 1-877-552-9377) or use our online booking form to find a remote real estate lawyer in Durham. Debit, cash, VISA, or Mastercard accepted. Axess Law makes hiring a virtual real estate lawyer in Durham Region easy.

Some FAQs

Can I cancel a new home contract if my home takes too long to build?

You can, but you have to follow Tarion’s new home warranty procedures. The builder can extend the completion date twice by notifying you in writing. If they exhaust both 120-day extensions and the delay is onerous, you can try to cancel. Check with an Axess Law real estate lawyer in  Durham first. Deadlines apply and actions you take may unwittingly reset the clock.

Is it better to get a blended rate mortgage for renovations or a new mortgage?

It all depends when you borrow. If your current interest rate is low and rates have since gone up, you might get a better rate “blending and extending” a mortgage on real estate you plan to keep. If rates have declined, your credit score is good, and debts are manageable, a new mortgage could be cheaper. Ask a mortgage broker to check rates for you.

What if a condo corporation hasn't done a reserve study?

That could be a red flag condo owners aren’t maintaining the building by planning for major repairs or capital expenses. The Condominium Act (1998) requires a comprehensive reserve fund study within a year of registration. Condominium corporations have to update the study at least every three years, with either a site visit or by reviewing the reserve fund’s adequacy. Real estate that’s poorly maintained declines with age, making it a poor investment for a new buyer.

Why am I paying rent to the condo developer, instead of a mortgage?

You no doubt have an interim occupancy agreement. The builder has finished your unit, but is still working on some units and common spaces. Until a real estate project is complete, it can’t be registered as a condo and the developer can’t transfer title to you. You can still live in your unit. You just can’t own it. Once the condo is registered, you’ll be the legal owner and the mortgage payments will kick in.