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The danger of trying to time the market

Dear David, My friends are predicting that the real estate market will continue to fall. My home has just been renovated. Should I sell it now before anything happens, rent for a while, and buy another house when the market bottoms out? – TIMING IS EVERYTHING DEAR TIMING: Over the last two decades, the K-W

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Do some agents just try to sell their own listings?

Dear David, A friend of mine is looking for a place. She doesn’t want to enlist the help of a real estate agent because (according to her) the agent will only show her listings that he/she is selling, instead of showing her all listings that are for sale. Is that the way it works? –

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When you’re asked to resubmit your offer

Dear David, We were in multiple offers with six other buyers this week. We submitted our offer with everything the seller requested, but later were asked to re-submit because the offers were “too close to call”. It feels like we’re being treated unfairly. What’s going on? – UNHAPPY DEAR UNHAPPY: Multiple offers have long been

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Help for the overwhelmed executor

Dear David, I’m the executor of a friend’s estate and have been tasked with selling their home, where they lived for 40 plus years. This is a huge undertaking. The house is full of personal items, furniture and collectibles, and I’m not sure which ones are valuable. How do I extract the most value from

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Are closing dates negotiable?

Dear David, We have a great mortgage rate that is locked in for 45 days. We just found our dream house, but the sellers need 60 days to close. Is there anything we can do? – SEARCHING FOR A SOLUTION DEAR SEARCHING: When you’re this close to finding your perfect home, the last thing you

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When a buyer wants to delay closing

Dear David, I sold my home in early June. The deal is supposed to close in three days. The buyer just asked for an extension, what should I do? – ALARMED DEAR ALARMED: Your situation is not uncommon in today’s market — we’ve received many versions of this question from both buyers and sellers in

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