Real Estate Lawyer Kitchener

Remote real estate closings are a quick, convenient way to close any real estate transaction. Call our remote legal team for a real estate lawyer in Kitchener for properties you flip, or to buy a bigger home for your growing family. Concluding real estate deals online saves time you might otherwise spend commuting, plus your Axess Law virtual real estate lawyer in Kitchener costs a lot less than traditional legal services.

Buying a Real Estate Property in Kitchener

Our Vision

Home buying is easier with Axess Law’s remote legal services. Online video conference calls bring a virtual real estate lawyer in Kitchener right to your home or office. We review agreements of purchase and sale, and amend yours to include clauses you wish to add, before or after you sign. Axess Law has a cheap real estate lawyer in Kitchener who can transfer property to your name, or add family members or spouses any time you like.

Selling a Real Estate Property in Kitchener

Finding a lawyer is no worry when you use Axess Law. Our virtual real estate lawyer in Kitchener offers low, flat fee online services using secure video conference services. Your real estate transaction is confidential, and we witness your signature online to take the inconvenience out of signing document after document. Our cheap real estate lawyer in Kitchener communicates with you, your realtor, lender, and the buyer’s lawyer to keep selling your home trouble free.

Refinancing a Real Estate Property in Kitchener

Refinance investment property or principal home mortgages to renew at lower interest rates. Axess Law’s Kitchener real estate lawyer prepares legal documents new mortgage lenders require to switch your loan to their bank, credit union, or trust company.

Using a private lender for the first time? We contact your lender to arrange convenient e-signings. Your new mortgage is in place before you know it.

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About Kitchener

Waterloo’s twin city Kitchener, home to the world’s second largest Oktoberfest, started life as “Berlin”. Kitchener farmer’s market is a reminder of the hard working German-Swiss immigrants who settled the city. Digital city Kitchener is now home to over 800 high tech companies at turn of the century Lang Tannery. Pop-up art installations (CAFKA), live music at Centre in the Square, and the multicultural IMPACT theatre festival make living here adventurous. If a BMX bike park or winding hiking trails don’t inspire, visitors can rock out at the annual KOI Music Festival.

Sign Legal Documents by Video

Axess Law video conferences with you anywhere in Ontario. Call to talk to an Axess Law real estate lawyer in Kitchener 7 days a week, day or evening, at your convenience. Our online video calls and remote document signing services take the work out of solving legal problems. Timely legal advice and low flat rate legal services — make your appointment by dialing 647-479-4118, toll free to 1-877-552-9377, or use our easy online booking form. Debit, cash, VISA or Mastercard accepted.

Some FAQs

How much are real estate lawyer fees in Ontario?

You may be surprised at how economical hiring an Axess Law real estate lawyer in Kitchener really is. We keep our flat rate legal fees low by providing only the real estate lawyer services you need. You could pay $999.99 and up plus HST to buy a home, or $799.99 and up plus HST to sell a home in Kitchener (call for current rates or a quote). Axess Law’s Kitchener real estate lawyer service has no extra charges or hidden surprises. You pay the same low, flat fees whether you use our virtual real estate lawyer in Kitchener, or drop by Axess Law’s open law offices in Greater Toronto Area or Ottawa.

Is my real estate deposit insured?

Your deposit is insured for the first $100,000 while it’s held in your listing brokerage real estate trust account. The RECO Deposit Insurance Program protects your deposit from loss because of fraud, insolvency, or misappropriation of funds by a real estate agent or their brokerage.

Which is better for real estate deposits, a bridge loan or deposit bond?

Either can be appropriate.

A bridge loan is exactly what it sounds  like: a temporary loan from a bank, credit union, trust company, or private lender for part or the full amount of your real estate deposit.

Bridge loans tide you over if you lack the immediate cash to make a good faith deposit. For example, if you have to sell your home to raise the deposit. You’ll need an unconditional offer on your existing home to access the equity in it for a bridge loan.

Cashing investments like RRSPs or TSFAs can also require more than 24-hours notice, the average turnover time to produce a buyer’s deposit. A bridge loan can ensure the seller has your deposit while you wait for investments to arrive.

A deposit bond or surety bond is a pledge by an insurer like Deposit Rocket that the seller can rely on you to make a good faith deposit by closing date for your real estate transaction. The insurer pays the deposit if you fail to make it. Deposit bonds are generally for up to 10% of the offer price of your new home, and carry a 1% to  3.9% processing fee.

Can property owners subdivide a residential lot in Kitchener?

You can, but you’ll need to apply to the city for a plan of subdivision. Expect to participate in a pre-submission consultation with a city planner. You can find the application package here. A survey for your property can cost between $500 and $2,000, while municipalities and the Province charge their own fees. Check with your lender if the lot is mortgaged. They will want to know your plans, and may have a say in how you proceed.

What does a real estate lawyer do for the seller in Ontario? What does a real estate attorney do for a buyer?

Your Axess Law real estate lawyer in Kitchener reviews your agreement of purchase and sale for essential clauses for buyers, like the right to a professional home inspection. Our attorneys check the offer to purchase for the seller’s right to cancel if a buyer is late with a good faith deposit, or to keep the deposit if the buyer walks away without mutual consent.

You can use a virtual real estate lawyer in Kitchener to amend contracts to change terms and conditions when needed. If a seller gets a better offer, or a buyer wants minor repairs made, we negotiate with the other party’s lawyer on your behalf.

Axess Law adds title insurance to homes and property to prevent mortgage fraud, and transfers the title from seller to buyer to conclude the sale. Our virtual Kitchener real estate lawyer  prepares a final statement of adjustments showing your fees and expenses, collects your keys, and ensures your real estate transaction is complete.

Can your spouse sell your home while you're separated?

Not without your consent if you are legally married or on title to the property.

Legally married spouses have an equal right to stay in a matrimonial home. Your spouse has to agree to sell, rent, or mortgage a home you own or lease and both lived in, even if only one spouse is on title to the property. You can, however, request exclusive possession to a matrimonial home by applying to Ontario family court.

Unlike legally married spouses, common law partners have no property rights unless they are joint tenants. That means both spouses are on title to a property, and must consent to sell, rent, or mortgage it.

A common law spouse may consent to sell a family home they alone own, and give you a financial share as a settlement. Otherwise, if you contributed to the house’s value during your relationship by maintaining the home or raising children, you might get a share of the home’s sale by claiming your spouse was unjustly enriched by your contributions.