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March 30, 2019

Heritage home, First time buyers

Dear David, It’s my understanding that if you own a heritage home, you can’t change the outside but can do anything you want to the interior. […]
April 27, 2019

Metal Roof, Bully Offer

Dear David, We are renovating the second floor of our home. We will be removing a mansard roof and replacing it with a regular roof. Should […]
August 23, 2019

Packing tips, Down payment

Dear David, We are in our mid-sixties and downsizing to a bungalow. We’re excited about the move, but are apprehensive about packing (we were a lot […]
September 13, 2019

Cancelled listing, Retirement options

Dear David, We’ve had our eye on a particular listing for weeks. We made three good offers, all of which were rejected. Now the home has […]
October 11, 2019

Visits prior to closing, Downsizing family traditions

Dear David, When we sold our house, the buyer asked to have three visits prior to closing. It sounded OK in the heat of the moment, […]
October 25, 2019

Adding a buyer, Preparing for showings

Dear David, We recently sold our home. The buyers have asked to add another buyer to the agreement before it closes. Should we be worried? – […]
March 13, 2020

Land lease vs. Life lease, Offer two deposits?

Dear David, What’s the difference between a “land lease” and a “life lease”? – LEASED OF MY WORRIES DEAR LEASED: In a typical freehold home purchase, […]
July 10, 2020

What’s an escape clause? Final walk-through denied

We have an offer on our home that’s conditional upon financing for 10 days. Can we accept another offer in the meantime?
August 1, 2020

Financing turned down, Status for a POTL?

If you haven’t moved in the last few decades, you may be surprised by current financing procedures.
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.
January 22, 2021

What goes into an offer?

In reviewing thousands of offers, I often see agents who could protect their clients to a higher degree with just a few extra words.
February 19, 2021

Why did a buyer need to pay their agent’s commission?

No buyer’s agent wants to ask their client to pay a fee that the seller usually covers.
June 11, 2021

Beware of “We Buy Homes for Cash” letters

Dear David, I got a letter in the mail from someone offering to buy my house for cash. It sounds like a convenient way to sell, […]
June 18, 2021

Frustrated with blind bidding in multiple offers

Dear David, We’ve come close to winning a few multiple offers but haven’t been able to buy a house yet. I hate that we don’t know […]