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Bidding War

March 17, 2017
School room with empty desks

Joint Tenants vs. Tenants in Common, School Boundaries, Bidding Wars

Dear David, What is the difference between Joint Tenants and Tenants in Common? – Legal Eagle Dear Eagle, Property can be owned either individually, or jointly. […]
April 28, 2017
Dog on an empty street

Kitchen Renovations, Homes With Dogs, Bidding Wars

Dear David, I often hear that kitchen renovations offer the best return on investment. How do we spruce up ours on a budget? – Thrifty and […]
May 5, 2017
Living room with television mounted on wall in front of a comfy couch

Deposits, Well Over Asking Price

Dear David, We just signed the agreement to buy our new home. Should we pay the deposit by certified cheque or bank draft? – Ready to […]
May 12, 2017
Row of red town houses

Historic Designation, Townhouses, Multiple Offers

Dear David, What does it mean if a home has a historic designation? – Old Timer Dear Old Timer, A handful of properties in our region are […]
March 7, 2018

Commercial rent, Home not selling, Lost bidding war

Dear David, We have a 5-unit commercial building and are thinking of selling in the next 6 months. We currently have a vacancy. Should we reduce […]
March 16, 2018

Loss of deposit, Second chance in multiple offers

Dear David, Will I lose my deposit if the house I purchased burns down before I take possession? – WORRYING DEAR WORRYING: Typically, a few months […]
April 10, 2018

Illegal Marketing to Expired Listings, Formula to Win a Bidding War?

Dear David, We listed our home three years ago with two different Realtors. It didn’t sell, but to this day we get calls to sell our […]
July 5, 2018

Buyers who refuse all offers, deductions for rental property

Dear David, We tried to buy a home in a multiple offer situation and went in at full asking price with no conditions. The seller reviewed […]
October 16, 2020

Agent won’t present our bully offer

If offers are being held on a property, a buyer may try to side-step a potential bidding war by submitting a bully offer.
November 12, 2020

Why some houses get more offers, is your agent avoiding Purple Bricks listings?

A listing that feels overpriced may see fewer offers and represent the “less competitive” buying opportunity you’ve been waiting for.
July 15, 2021
Jar of coins labelled house fund

What makes house prices jump by $100,000?

DEAR DAVID: I keep a close eye on house prices in my neighbourhood and have recently noticed a trend I am curious about. One home was […]