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March 24, 2017
Open door with key in lock

Furnace Stopped Working, Handling Multiple Offers, Careers in Real Estate

Dear David, We purchased our house a month ago. The furnace stopped working this week. Do we have any recourse? – Chilly Dear Chilly, First you […]
May 12, 2017
Row of red town houses

Historic Designation, Townhouses, Multiple Offers

Dear David, What does it mean if a home has a historic designation? – Old Timer Dear Old Timer, A handful of properties in our region are […]
March 7, 2018

Commercial rent, Home not selling, Lost bidding war

Dear David, We have a 5-unit commercial building and are thinking of selling in the next 6 months. We currently have a vacancy. Should we reduce […]
March 16, 2018

Loss of deposit, Second chance in multiple offers

Dear David, Will I lose my deposit if the house I purchased burns down before I take possession? – WORRYING DEAR WORRYING: Typically, a few months […]
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 […]
November 2, 2018

Hot water heater, Overpriced listing

Dear David, I need to replace my water heater. Do you think I should buy or rent? – IN HOT WATER DEAR HOT WATER: Our region […]
August 16, 2019

Personal letter, Realtor “estimates”

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 […]
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.
June 13, 2020

A Cautionary Tale

Social media strips away the level of protection that a Realtor offers. It's a tool -- not a negotiating strategy.