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 retirement bungalow in our hometown. It’s 1600 square feet with a finished basement, so we’ll have lots of room. I want my 79-year-old dad to move in with us, but he lives completely independently and seems reluctant. – DOTING DAUGHTER DEAR DAUGHTER: The opportunity to build a “made to measure”
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? –