2010 Toronto Star Columns

OREA is up to date with 1980s technology

Virtually all agreements of purchase and sale for homes or condominiums in
Ontario are prepared on standard forms published by the Ontario Real Estate
Association (OREA). Unfortunately, those forms have a great number of
shortcomings which do not promote the interests of the public who rely on real
estate agents for protection.

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Make indoor air quality test a standard part of real estate purchases

I’ve always found it strange that the organized real estate community in
Ontario is still highly concerned about urea formaldehyde foam insulation (UFFI)
in houses, years after it was proved that it carries no health risks, and yet
radon gas and other environmental contaminants which exist in many homes and
can be fatal are hardly ever mentioned in residential purchase agreements.

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