Dear David, Our house is currently for sale. It’s generating a lot of interest, but we are frustrated by agents who book showing appointments then show up late or not at all. We’re tired of getting the house ready and heading out into the winter weather for no reason. What do we do? – COLD
Dear David: The sale of our home is closing in three weeks. Our rental hot water heater is giving us problems. Should we go ahead and replace it? – ON THE FRITZ DEAR FRITZ: Somehow it never fails — things pop up just as life gets busy and preparing for a move is no exception.
Dear David: We are in the process of searching for our next home. There are a few things we wish we had in our existing house, and given the state of the market, we’re really concerned about getting it right. How can we be sure we don’t make a mistake this time around? – UNDER
Dear David, These days, asking prices are intentionally being kept well below a property’s market value. What happens if the highest offer a seller receives matches this “undervalued” asking price? Is there a penalty if the seller rejects the offer? I don’t want to get burned. – PRICING PROBLEMS DEAR PRICING: Thanks for a great
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
Dear David: We bought a brand-new freehold townhouse and have received interim occupancy. How long does it usually take for this type of unit to reach final closing? – WAITING PATIENTLY DEAR WAITING: Your question concerns me because interim occupancy is not generally involved in the purchase of a freehold townhouse. In a freehold property