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April 10, 2020

Closing in a pandemic, moving to a smaller town

Dear David, I bought a house just before the outbreak and need to close in two months. Now what? – MID-MOVE DEAR MID-MOVE: Our industry is […]
April 17, 2020

COVID-19 delays, Radon

Dear David, We’re building a new house. It’s supposed to close at the beginning of September. How do you think COVID-19 will affect our closing date? […]
April 27, 2020

Should I list during lockdown?

Dear David, We’ve heard that real estate is an essential service. If we planned on moving this year, should we get our house on the market […]
April 29, 2020

Can a buyer bail because of COVID-19?

As an essential service, the real estate industry has responded quickly to address concerns brought on by the COVID-19 crisis.
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.
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 5, 2020
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Trusting seller’s inspection, Pandemic moving plans

Inspection reports have inherent limitations. Inspectors can’t see through walls and must rely on exterior clues to reach their conclusions.
August 14, 2020

Open Houses during Stage-3 reopening

Many homeowners and Realtors, myself included, are not comfortable with the idea of scheduling open houses yet.
October 9, 2020

COVID Mortgage deferral is ending, I’m not back to work

COVID-19 measures have left many homeowners unemployed or reduced their hours to a point where they worry about making mortgage payments.
October 24, 2020

Can buyers and sellers share a lawyer, retirement units taking longer to sell

Sharing a lawyer with your buyer is not the way for home sellers to save money.
December 18, 2020

Steep competition can result in wildly different offers

We’re currently experiencing a heavily skewed seller’s market, which means there’s a shortage of listings and more potential buyers than homes.