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February 10, 2017
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Best Area in K-W, Ceramics Style, Right Sizing, Basement Finishing

Dear David, Where is the best area to live in K-W? – New in Town Dear New, Thankfully, Kitchener, Waterloo (and Cambridge) boast many great neighbourhoods […]
May 11, 2019

Rent Increase, Unsuccessful Buyers

Dear David, We own a rental property and just had a long-term tenant move out. Can we increase the rent? – LONELY LANDLORD DEAR LONELY: The […]
July 26, 2019

Retirement mortgage, How long does it take to sell?

Dear David, We’re in our sixties and want to downsize. Will the bank still give us a mortgage? – READY TO SIGN DEAR READY: The quick […]
February 28, 2020

Parents co-sign mortgage, Replacing old carpet

Dear David, We are five years from retirement and our house is paid for. Our son just asked us to co-sign a loan so he can […]
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 […]
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, […]
March 18, 2020

Retiring with parents, Fixing furnace before closing

Dear David, We’re building a retirement bungalow in our hometown. It’s 1600 square feet with a finished basement, so we’ll have lots of room. I want […]
March 27, 2020

Historic designation, retirement affordability

Dear David, I’ve fallen in love with a century home in Kitchener. I don’t think it has an historic designation, but how do I find out […]
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 15, 2020

Is our real estate bubble bursting?

Of the homes being sold right now, a larger proportion are in the affordable ranges, primarily because of who is moving.