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April 14, 2017
Boxes on a shelf

Land Transfer Tax, Downsizing, Moving With Kids

Dear David, What is land transfer tax? – New Buyer Dear New Buyer, Land transfer tax is a tax that a buyer pays when buying property […]
March 2, 2018
Stack of coins on a dark wooden table

Saving downpayment, Commercial property shopping, Downsizing

Dear David,  We are saving for the downpayment on our first home. We have 5% saved so far. Should we put off buying until we have […]
May 4, 2018

MLS translation, Deduction for capital improvements, What’s a Buyer’s Agent?

Dear David, My parents plan to downsize shortly. They don’t speak much English. Any advice? – LOST IN TRANSLATION DEAR TRANSLATION: My heart goes out to […]
October 12, 2018

Nervous about home inspection, Parents reluctant to move

Dear David, We are getting ready to sell our home and expect that the buyers might want a home inspection. What will they be looking for? […]
December 7, 2018

A seller’s regrets, Speeding up a condo sale

Ask David...David Schooley, real estate Broker with Remax Twin City on Kitchener, answers questions about feelings of regret after a sale and speeding up the sale of a condo.
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 […]
October 11, 2019

Pre-closing visits, Downsized 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, […]
November 15, 2019

Help with packing, Appraisal vs. CMA

Dear David, I recently sold my two-storey home and purchased a retirement condo. I’m excited about moving in, but concerned about packing. After 20 years in […]
June 19, 2020

Buying with no financing condition, Moving in with adult kids

There are ways for buyers to hedge their bets and give themselves the best shot at receiving full approval once they find a home, even though the bank has the final word.