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Leak in a finished basement, How interest rate changes affect value

Dear David, With the spring thaw, we are nervous about a foundation leak. Our basement is finished, how can we tell if we have an issue? – WATERMARK DEAR WATERMARK: If you see evidence of a leak, a finished basement can make it harder to identify the source, but there will be clues. Don’t tear

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Commercial rent, Home not selling, Lost bidding war

Dear David, We have a 5-unit commercial building and are thinking of selling in the next 6 months. We currently have a vacancy. Should we reduce the rent by $500/month to get it filled right away, or hold out for the same rent we’re getting from the other units? – CONTEMPLATING DEAR CONTEMPLATING: It’s tempting

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