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August 18, 2017
Colour swatches, drawings of interior deisgn

When to List, Renovations, Asking Price

Dear David, I want my home sold by end of this year. When is the best time to list? – Wondering Dear Wondering: We traditionally experience […]
September 14, 2018

Capital Gains on investment property, MLS descriptions without details

Dear David, I currently own a 2-storey rental home with a mortgage on it. I would like to sell this property and buy the bungalow next […]
September 28, 2018

Executor duty of care, Showings when owner is away

Dear David, I am the executor of an estate. A friend of mine has said they are interested in buying the property. This sounds like a […]
October 19, 2018

Listing during the holidays, Serial listing agents

Dear David, Our house is just about ready to list. Should we be concerned about heading into the holiday season? – ALL FOR FALL DEAR FALL: […]
November 30, 2018

Building permits, Listing with an out-of-town agent

Ask David...David Schooley, real estate Broker at Remax Twin City, answers questions about permits for a basement kitchen and listing your home with an out-of-town agent.
March 22, 2019

Paying commission, Cancelling a listing

Dear David, In a recent column dealing with “no commission” real estate companies, you noted a great number of these sales involve a Realtor negotiating for […]
June 21, 2019

“Coming Soon”, Online classifieds

Dear David, A For Sale sign labelled “Coming Soon” was posted on a condo unit in my complex last week. A friend of mine was interested […]
June 29, 2019

Weekend showings, closing date change on a new build

Dear David, I’m a very social person and often host gatherings for friends. I’ve been trying to sell my house for a while and am tired […]
August 2, 2019

Errors in listing contract, Multi-stage retirement care

Dear David, What happens if a listing contract has been signed, but turns out to have errors?  Is that contract enforceable if the seller decides to […]
August 16, 2019

Personal Letters, Listing “estimates” from Realtors

Dear David, We are first-time buyers who dream of owning a home, but the market is really competitive. When we submit an offer, should we include […]
September 20, 2019

MLS curb appeal, Showing a rental with tenants

Dear David, I’ve been looking at property listings online and am wondering why some people use a picture of their kitchen or living room as the […]
November 12, 2020

Why some houses get more offers, is your agent avoiding Purple Bricks listings?

A listing that feels overpriced may see fewer offers and represent the “less competitive” buying opportunity you’ve been waiting for.
December 4, 2020

Why are MPAC assessed values so different from market values?

MPAC valuations are, at best, a single snapshot within a four-year assessment cycle.