Real Estate Buyers

For most people, the purchase or sale of a home is one of the most significant financial transactions they will ever undertake, and having the right people in place to help guide you through the process - qualified advisers such as real estate agents, accountants and lawyers - can and will make the process that much easier.

When you choose McMurter & Associates to provide legal services, our team walks you through each of the stages of your real estate purchase to make sure that you understand what is expected of you, and to ensure that you get what you bargained for.

We strive to deliver our services with "No Surprises".

Our Services

Our work begins after the conditions, such as financing, have been met. As your legal representatives, we will handle the legal work associated with the home purchase to protect your interests. We take care of details such as:

  • Reviewing the agreement of purchase and sale
  • Reviewing the documents prepared by the vendor
  • Conducting a title search
  • Ensuring no liens on the property title for taxes or utilities
  • Arranging for title insurance

At all times, you are encouraged to keep in touch with us. We work for you, and we know that you may have many questions that we can answer. We are here to help.

Pricing Example

Legal fees will vary depending on the complexity of your real estate transaction. In addition to legal fees, there are other costs associated with a home purchase. Estimated costs for a $300,000 home purchase are as follows:

(a) Legal fees

Purchase: $595.00
Mortgage: $200.00

(b) Disbursements


(c) Land transfer tax


(d) Registration costs


(e) HST




* All costs are approximate.

First time buyers are eligible for up to a $2,000 reduction in Land transfer tax.

Existing Home To Sell

An additional legal fee of $899 plus HST is incurred if you have an existing home to sell prior to purchase. We also have special rates for first-time buyers.

Contact McMurter & Associates

Our lawyers help real estate buyers in Ontario's Durham Region and communities such as Whitby and Oshawa so their experience is informed and hassle-free. To meet with a member of our firm, send us an email or call us at 1-800-756-7138 or 289-278-0934 to schedule a consultation.