Dear David, We are first time buyers. We’ve been shopping for a while, and have made offers on three homes so far. We’ve been approved for a $500,000 purchase, but my partner wants to spend $400,000 tops and keeps insisting that we bid under asking price, even when there are multiple offers. Is he being
There are ways for buyers to hedge their bets and give themselves the best shot at receiving full approval once they find a home, even though the bank has the final word.
Inspection reports have inherent limitations. Inspectors can’t see through walls and must rely on exterior clues to reach their conclusions.
Dear David, We are first-time buyers who dream of owning a home, but the market is really competitive. When we submit an offer, should we include a letter introducing ourselves? I feel like if we could tell the seller who we are and how much their home means to us, it might really help our
Dear David, We see quite a few homes going for auction. What are the advantages or disadvantages of going this route versus using a Realtor? – DROPPING THE HAMMER DEAR HAMMER: When it comes to auctioning a property versus selling it on the MLS system, a key difference would be the ability to draw an