Vacation Homes

What’s Up (With the) Dock? #479

Legally Speaking

By Jennifer CleeB.A. LL.B. Waterfront properties with private docks are looking attractive at this time of the year, particularly with the weather we’ve been enjoying this summer. Licensees involved in the sale of such properties need to be aware of, and inform their clients of, the possibility that any dock or other structures built upon

U.S. Estate Taxes and the U.S. Vacation Home #212

Legally Speaking

By Gerry NeelyB.A., LL.B. The death of a client who owned a U.S. vacation condominium revealed how punitive are U.S. federal estate taxes for Canadian citizens who are not domiciled in the United States. The condo was purchased for $150,000, several years ago, and valued at $180,000 at the date of death. Title was subject to