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Renovations

April 28, 2017
Dog on an empty street

Kitchen Renovations, Homes With Dogs, Bidding Wars

Dear David, I often hear that kitchen renovations offer the best return on investment. How do we spruce up ours on a budget? – Thrifty and […]
June 2, 2017
Four framed art prints on a wall

Grow Ops, Smaller than Planned, Renovations

Dear David, We’re looking to purchase a “renovation project”. We hear about homes around the city that used to be marijuana grow ops, what signs do […]
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 […]
February 8, 2018

Property infringement, Open houses, Rental property renos

Dear David, Our neighbour has built a shed so close to our home that eaves of the shed sit under the eaves of our roof. If […]
February 23, 2018

Deposit gone AWOL, Foundation issues

Dear David, We just sold our home in a multiple offer situation, but the buyer hasn’t brought their deposit. What happens now?  – UNSURE  DEAR UNSURE: […]
April 5, 2018

Rental properties, Tired carpet, Busy Street

Dear David, We found 2 rental properties we like and can’t decide which one to buy. Which factors do you think should sway our decision? – […]
May 11, 2018

Kitec Plumbing, Freshening Eaves and Facia

Dear David, We heard that some plumbing pipes used in the mid 2000’s had problems. What do we need to look out for? – HIGH AND […]
May 17, 2018

New car before or after home purchase, Expanding a bathroom, Commercial lease

Dear David, We’re thinking of buying a new car. Should we do it before or after we buy our house? – WHEELIE DEAR WHEELIE: If buying […]
July 12, 2018

Severing an existing lot, hidden condo fees?

Dear David, I’m thinking of buying a run-down residential home on a half-acre lot. I would like to sever it into two lots, sell one of […]
August 31, 2018

Homebuying in a Child’s Name, Funding for Affordable Housing

Dear David, I’m trying to do some estate planning. My son has recently graduated. I want to buy a second home and put it in his […]