Cliff Peskin
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January 28, 2010

If you’re in Canada looking for a new job why not just start a new dot com company instead. If you need help with an idea here’s one…



I’ve made two real estate purchases in my life. The common element amongst both transactions was my surprise when tallying up the closing costs – the fees are obnoxious. They are: Mortgage Fees, Land Transfer Tax, Appraisal Fees, Inspection Fees, Legal Fees, and certainly some additional ‘who-the-hell-knows-what-these-are-fees’ that manage to squeak their way in too.

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a system to determine all closing costs prior to completing the deal – so you could at least budget for them accordingly. Luckily, for those living in the United States, there is… Closing.com.

The Closing.com site is pretty straightforward, you enter in some information about the property you’re looking to buy and it tells you the closing costs – genius!

Fortunately, for the unemployed Canadian, there’s no such service in Canada. So, if you’ve got some time on your hands, and some entrepreneurial aspirations, why not surf on over to Closing.com, take a look, and see if you can whip something up for the Canadian market.

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