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April 7, 2017
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Rising Home Prices, Building Setback, Offers with Listing Agents

Dear David, Local house prices are rising quickly. Should we sell and rent for the short term until the market corrects, then purchase a home when […]
January 24, 2018

Sold over asking price, Investing with line of credit, Commercial lease

Dear David, How many houses do you sell over asking price? – Wondering DEAR WONDERING: Over the last 60 days, the percentage of homes selling “at […]
February 8, 2018

Property infringement, Open houses, Rental property renos

Dear David, Our neighbour has built a shed so close to our home that eaves of the shed sit under the eaves of our roof. If […]
April 5, 2018

Rental properties, Tired carpet, Busy Street

Dear David, We found 2 rental properties we like and can’t decide which one to buy. Which factors do you think should sway our decision? – […]
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 […]
May 24, 2018

Finding Good Tenants, Irrevocable Periods

Dear David, We want to buy our first investment property. How can we make sure we get a good tenant? – NEW LANDLORD DEAR NEW LANDLORD: […]
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 […]
August 31, 2018

Homebuying in a Child’s Name, Funding for Affordable Housing

Dear David, I’m trying to do some estate planning. My son has recently graduated. I want to buy a second home and put it in his […]
January 24, 2020

Multiple Lawyers? Are pre-move renovations worth it?

Dear David, We retired last year. We want to re-locate across the province to be closer to our grandkids. When the time comes, is it possible […]
January 31, 2020

Reduce carbon footprint, let your Realtor negotiate

Dear David, Can you recommend ways that can effectively reduce the carbon footprint in homes without breaking the bank or reducing home equity? – GREEN PENSIONER […]
March 6, 2020

Stuck beside a run down semi, Secondary suites

Dear David, We own a semi in a modest neighbourhood. My husband wants to jazz it up with a concrete drive, new kitchen, new bathroom and […]
April 3, 2020

Buying with a friend, Mortgage is paid off

Dear David, My friend and I want to buy a house together 50/50. I have a larger part of the down payment, but his income is […]
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 […]