Maximizing Bank Mortgage Loans in Real Estate Transactions
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by Jeremy Diamond
3w ago
Canada’s average new mortgage loan size dropped to $338,522 in 2023, down by 8.16 percent from the second quarter of 2022, says Statista. This numerical dynamic of mortgage loans is central to decisions related to real estate transactions, but it’s only one of the many aspects you should know, including legal frameworks. Whether you’re an investor or a real estate professional, this article provides insights into the legal essentials of securing favourable mortgage terms. You will learn proactive measures, from establishing creditworthiness to leveraging government programs, to enhance your ne ..read more
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Slip and Fall Season is Among Us: How to Protect Yourself, and Limit Your Personal Liability
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by Jeremy Diamond
1M ago
As winter unfolds, blanketing our surroundings in frost and creating slippery conditions, the heightened potential for slip and fall accidents becomes a significant concern. Icy sidewalks, snow-covered paths, and slick floors pose risks for pedestrians, while property owners grapple with the challenge of minimizing liability.   Self-Protection Tips:   Footwear: Whether you’re a seasoned winter navigator or a newcomer to the frosty scene, the right footwear can be a game-changer in avoiding potential personal injuries. Opt for shoes with non-slip soles and reliable traction to minimiz ..read more
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Navigating Foreclosure Purchases in Canada: A Legal Perspective
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by Jeremy Diamond
1M ago
The allure of acquiring real estate at a discounted price often draws potential buyers towards foreclosure properties in Canada. While these opportunities can be lucrative, the legal intricacies of the foreclosure purchasing process demand careful consideration. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the legal risks and complexities associated with buying a foreclosed home in Canada, shedding light on the nuanced legal landscape that buyers must navigate.     The Legal Complexities of Foreclosed Properties    “As Is” Condition:  Foreclosed homes are frequ ..read more
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Drywood Termites: The Silent Home Destroyers
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by Jeremy Diamond
3M ago
The second most significant termite pest in California, following the subterranean termite, is the western drywood termite, scientifically known as Incisitermes minor. This species is the most prevalent among drywood termites and has been a native insect in the region for millions of years.  Its natural habitat primarily involves deceased wood within trees along washes and rivers. These termites are often distributed throughout the Pacific coastal region, Central Valley, and the Southern California deserts. People sometimes confuse drywood termites with dampwood termites, such as Zootermo ..read more
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How To Get Media Mentions: A Step-By-Step Guide
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by Jeremy Diamond
3M ago
Being featured by media agencies or professionals on outlets like television, radio, newspapers, and websites is still one of the best ways for brands to garner exposure. It helps you build credibility and increase your reach.  Media attention isn’t just for the big players either. It’s within reach for all ventures (even startups), adding an exciting challenge to the mix. In this guide, we’ll discuss essential information about media coverage. Learn about the different types of media coverage and their benefits. Plus, we’ll provide all the best practices for attracting journalists, blogg ..read more
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Experienced Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Nova Scotia
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by Jeremy Diamond
3M ago
Motorcycles are commonly used for transportation and recreation across Canada. Although convenient and popular, they come with inherent risks for drivers and passengers because they don’t provide as much protection as a car.  As a result, motorcyclists face a heightened risk of sustaining serious injuries or even wrongful death when they’re involved in accidents. Despite legislation, safety programs, and driving courses, motorcycle riders remain vulnerable on Canadian roads.  On average, there were 180 motorcycle fatalities recorded every year in Canada between 2016 to 2020. In 2021 ..read more
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Exploring Slip and Fall Statistics in Canada: A Comprehensive Analysis
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by Jeremy Diamond
3M ago
Slips, trips, and falls are common occurrences, which often happen because of slippery surfaces, lack of attention, or sheer carelessness. However, slip-and-fall accidents can cause severe injuries to you or a loved one, especially older people, women, and workers. You can seek compensation for serious injuries and losses if it happened because of someone’s negligence. Let’s explore and analyze slip and fall statistics in Canada. Key Takeaways The leading cause of reported injuries leading to hospital admissions for Canadians over 65 is slips, trips, and falls (STFs). Women and older Can ..read more
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Diamond and Diamond Files National Class Action Lawsuit Against Three Canadian Universities
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by Jeremy Diamond
3M ago
In a significant legal development, Diamond and Diamond Lawyers have initiated class action lawsuits against three prominent Canadian post-secondary institutions: Toronto Metropolitan University, Queens University, and The University of British Columbia, alleging negligence in addressing anti-Semitic incidents on their campuses. Each lawsuit seeks damages totalling $15 million and represents current Jewish students and alumni dating back to 1998. The plaintiffs accuse the universities of violating non-discrimination policies and failing to provide adequate staff training to handle harassment ..read more
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Diamond & Diamond Featured In Toronto Star: Jewish students at York University sound alarm over increasing antisemitism
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by Jeremy Diamond
3M ago
Sandra Zisckind, the managing partner of Diamond & Diamond, has taken a strong stance in defending the rights of Jewish students at York University amidst rising incidents of antisemitism on campus. In the wake of the October 7th Hamas attack on Israel, Jewish students at universities across Ontario, including York University, have faced increased hate and discrimination. Responding to this concerning trend, Diamond & Diamond launched a $15-million class action lawsuit against York University, drawing attention to the institution’s “well-documented history of antisemitic sentiments on ..read more
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Understanding the Role of Witness Statements in Personal Injury Cases
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by Jeremy Diamond
4M ago
Understanding the role of witness statements in personal injury cases can help you avoid ambiguity. For example, if you were in a car accident or were injured in a slip-and-fall case, it isn’t always easy to determine who’s liable. Both you and the other party can point your fingers at each other, but convincing an insurance adjuster or jury could be an uphill climb. Witness statements can play a huge role in getting compensation for your injuries, as they can establish several parts of your claim. Witnesses often give an objective view of the event, supporting one version of the accident more ..read more
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