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January 17, 2020

Countertop investment, Power of Attorney

Dear David, We’ve recently repainted our kitchen cabinets and would like to update the countertops. Quartz looks nice, but is it really worth the investment? – […]
May 7, 2020

Did my kids overpay for their house?

If you’re not currently active in the real estate market and keeping up with prices on a day-to-day basis, it’s understandable that the cost of the house may seem inflated compared to what you paid for your own.
May 27, 2020

How is Waterloo Region real estate holding up in the pandemic?

In Waterloo Region, those with imminent housing needs may find that a “socially distanced” marketplace can be a good thing.
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.
June 26, 2020

Winning at Multiple Offers

Dear David, We are first time buyers. We’ve been shopping for a while, and have made offers on three homes so far. We’ve been approved for […]
August 21, 2020

Low rates & high prices, selling during divorce

In the last fifty years of sales data, there have been only a few months here and there in which average sale prices have declined, and they’ve always recovered quickly.
March 19, 2021

What happens when a tenant-in-common passes away?

At this point, your dad will need to decide what the next chapter of his life will look like. First and foremost, he’ll want to consider whether owning this home still makes sense.
May 28, 2021

CMA (Comparable Market Analysis)…how useful is it?

CMAs tend to be as subjective as the person who provides them, so to get the most out of your “freebie”, you’ll need to choose your agent carefully.