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Conditional Offers make a Comeback

Dear David, Two of my friends bought homes this spring. They had to purchase without conditions and found it to be nerve-wracking. I’ve heard that the real estate market is different now, and that conditional offers are being accepted. Is this true? – PLAYING IT SAFE DEAR PLAYING: Over the course of the last five

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Should we wait for the market to improve before selling?

Dear David, We are retiring in a couple of months. We plan to sell our current home, buy a summer cottage in Canada, and spend the winters down south. We’ve asked three Realtors what our house is worth, and all have given us a value below what we think it will sell for. Should we

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Updates before a sale

Dear David,                                                                                                                I’ve lived in my mid-century home for 30 years. I’d like to sell it soon. The roof and furnace are showing their age, is it a good idea to replace them before going to market? – UNSURE DEAR UNSURE: Every successful journey starts with a plan, and the level of foresight you’re showing

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Buyers, beware of making lowball offers

DEAR DAVID: We’ve been on the market for 3 months and have dropped our asking price a couple of times. We just got a really low offer and don’t want to sign it back. What do you think? – DISHEARTENED DEAR DISHEARTENED: The year 2022 will undoubtedly go down in real estate history as a

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Why would an agent let a client overprice their home?

Dear David, Why would an agent allow a seller to overprice their home? – SEEMS ODD DEAR SEEMS: Throughout the history of real estate and regardless of market conditions, there are always homes that hit the market with an inflated price tag. Whether it’s a buyer’s market, seller’s market or conditions are balanced, some sellers

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Can I use the Realtor I met at an open house?

Dear David, I went to an open house this weekend. I liked the house right away and really hit it off with the agent. Can I ask them to write up an offer for me? – EASY PEASEY DEAR EASY: As COVID-19 restrictions fall by the wayside, we’re seeing more and more open houses, and

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