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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: […]
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 […]
June 8, 2019

Ready to downsize? Mortgage penalty?

Dear David, We’ve lived in our home for almost 20 years. The kids have moved out. We’re not sure if we should consider downsizing as we […]
July 12, 2019

Finding a bungalow, Closing date change on a new build

Dear David, I’m looking to downsize. Why is it so hard to find a bungalow? The only ones I’ve seen seem to be in older neighbourhoods […]
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 […]
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 13, 2019

Cancelled listing, Retirement options

Dear David, We’ve had our eye on a particular listing for weeks. We made three good offers, all of which were rejected. Now the home has […]
November 8, 2019

Renting out a room, Can I turn down a full priced offer?

Dear David, I live in a semi. What are the drawbacks of renting out a room? I worry about stealing, snooping, etc. and don’t want pets. […]
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.
May 22, 2020

Discount for a dated kitchen?

Don’t be surprised when a seller bristles at the thought of subsidizing your dream kitchen.
August 7, 2020

Still on lease after breakup, Selling a vacant duplex

I’m not sure what paperwork your daughter and her ex had to sign, but if it was a one-year lease two years ago, the term is up and she no longer has any obligation.
January 22, 2021

What goes into an offer?

In reviewing thousands of offers, I often see agents who could protect their clients to a higher degree with just a few extra words.