We recommend that you get informed about the process and surround yourself with a good team, including a competent Ontario real estate lawyer who can deal with all of the issues and problems that may arise in the case of finding and buying the right home for you.
Get a good real estate Lawyer who will "quarterback" your purchase and coordinate you and your team to a smooth closing. Your real estate lawyer will also provide you with assurance of good title (by way of his/her opinion or title insurance) If asked, the real estate lawyer will review or prepare offers to purchase and will ensure that clauses designed to protect you are included (such as conditions for financing, home inspection, etc.).
REMEMBER, "Buyer Beware" is still the law in Ontario. Be sure to check the home you are planning to buy very carefully. Also insist on the vendor delivering a completed and signed Vendor Disclosure Statement before your offer to buy. In other words, be sure to do your due diligence investigations.
In Ontario, agreements respecting land must be in writing, signed and witnessed to be enforceable. Be sure the written offer includes terms, conditions and warranties respecting everything that is important to you, including all “fixtures and chattels”.