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
Dear David, We’re building a new house. It’s supposed to close at the beginning of September. How do you think COVID-19 will affect our closing date? – CONSTRUCTION CONCERNS DEAR CONCERNS: At the time of this writing, some residential construction is still considered an essential service. But because the list of pandemic closures is subject
Dear David, We visited an open house last weekend and really liked the home, but there’s a hydro tower directly behind it. The tower doesn’t bother me, but my husband thinks it’ll make the house hard to sell down the line. What’s your opinion? – WIRED DEAR WIRED: If you were to compare two identical
Dear David, I’m looking to downsize. Why is it so hard to find a bungalow? The only ones I’ve seen seem to be in older neighbourhoods and they don’t suit me. – SINGLE LEVEL LIVING DEAR SINGLE: Bungalows are a popular choice for retirement, but they’re increasingly rare and tend to sell at a premium.
Dear David, I’m a very social person and often host gatherings for friends. I’ve been trying to sell my house for a while and am tired of accommodating showings on Sundays and evenings, when I want to have people over. Shouldn’t buyers be willing to book appointments that don’t infringe on people’s personal lives? –
Dear David, I currently rent in a great building. My parents want me to buy a home, but that will mean getting a smaller place. With housing prices so high, shouldn’t I just wait? – Living Well Dear Living: It can be daunting to bite the bullet, but I encourage everyone to get into the