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Is the real estate market crashing?

Dear David, There is so much bad news in the marketplace. Is the market crashing? Should we sell now? – WORRIED DEAR WORRIED: My wife spent the early part of her career in journalism. The takeaway from that industry was “if it bleeds it leads”, meaning bad news tends to make headlines, while good news

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Should Realtors keep selling prices private?

DEAR DAVID: A real estate agent sent a mailout to everyone in our condo building. It showed a listing that recently sold, with the unit number, square footage, and how much the owner received. This seems highly unethical and I’m not sure how he got our names. I’ve contacted the director of the real estate

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Was my large HRV installed because of radon gas?

Dear David: We’re having our furnace replaced and the tech said that our large HRV unit could have been installed because of radon gas concerns. This was never addressed during the sale of our home. Is it a common problem in our area? – HOLDING MY BREATH DEAR HOLDING: As unsettling as the technician’s comment

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Title insurance: can I get it without a mortgage?

Dear David: I’ve owned my home since 1978. My mortgage is paid off. I’ve heard stories about people trying to steal property titles, and I’m a bit worried since I don’t have title insurance. Can I still get it if I no longer have a mortgage? – BETTER LATE THAN NEVER DEAR BETTER: Since the

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Have seniors avoided moving during lockdown?

Dear David: Have seniors been putting off moving during the pandemic? – SHELTERED SENIOR DEAR SHELTERED: No matter what their age, real estate buyers and sellers fall into two basic camps: those who need to move, and those who want to. Many of the folks who didn’t need to move got through the last year

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Do I need a guaranteed sale program?

Dear David: I’ve been watching the real estate market for the last several months and thinking about moving. A few local agents are advertising a guaranteed sale, saying they’ll buy my house if it doesn’t sell. Properties around here seem to move quickly. Under what circumstances would an agent need to buy my house?  —

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