Entries by Rabideau Law

Patent vs. Latent Defects and Caveat Emptor

With multiple offers being common place in the real estate market, many buyers are being forced to submit firm offers on properties that they barely have seen and not had the opportunity to inspect. Some sellers are taking advantage of this opportunity and are offloading themselves of properties that have had defects and deficiencies.  Thus, […]

CMHC Study – Examining Escalating House Prices in Large Canadian Metropolitan Centres.

CMHC, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, just released a new study analyzing rising home prices in Canada, titled Examining Escalating House Prices in Large Canadian Metropolitan Centres. CMHC posted about this report, stating “The report represents one of the most thorough examination of house price patterns ever completed in Canada and is the result of […]

Rabideau Law 2018 Potato Blitz

We are proud to announce that we will be holding a Potato Blitz from February 1st-28th in support of House of Friendship. What is a Potato Blitz? Over twenty years ago, House of Friendship (HOF) Board Members decided to host a potato blitz in February to help meet the need for potatoes throughout the year in […]

Rabideau Law Food Drive 2017

  Rabideau Law’s November Food Drive in support of The FoodBank of Waterloo Region We are proud to announce that we will be holding a Food Drive from November 1st-27th in support of The FoodBank of Waterloo Region, and in the spirit of GivingTuesday. What is GivingTuesday? As stated on the GivingTuesday Waterloo Region website: […]

Rabideau Law Food Drive 2016

Rabideau Law’s November Food Drive in support of The Food Bank of Waterloo Region We are proud to announce that we will be holding a Food Drive from November 1st-28th in support of The Food Bank of Waterloo Region, and in the spirit of GivingTuesday. What is GivingTuesday? As stated on the GivingTuesday Waterloo Region […]

How to Fight your Property Tax Assessment

Property taxes are a significant cost to owning a home, and no one likes to see their tax bill going up. But did you know that you can dispute your property assessment and have it reconsidered? There are two ways to have your property assessment reconsidered – by submitting a Request for Reconsideration (RFR) with […]

Home Buyers Tax Credit (HBTC)

What Is The Credit? The federal government offers a $5,000 credit to certain home buyers.  The amount of the credit can be a little bit misleading; this credit will not allow you to save $5,000 in taxes.  This credit is always applied against the lowest tax bracket, which is 15%.  The maximum tax savings are […]

Rabideau Law Cares – Food & Fund Drive

Recently Rabideau Law & Rabideau Debt Law hosted a Food & Fund Drive to help contribute to The Food Bank of Waterloo Region’s ‪#‎DIGIN‬ event on May 2nd, 2015. We could not be more thrilled to announce that not only did we reach our goal of 25 boxes but we actually managed to surpass it! In […]

Refinancing a Home

When the term of your mortgage is up for renewal, refinancing your home can reduce your monthly payment and allow you to take advantage of better interest rates or a more favorable amortization period. At Rabideau Law we make this process as simple and straightforward as possible. What are the responsibilities of a residential real estate […]