We’re currently experiencing a heavily skewed seller’s market, which means there’s a shortage of listings and more potential buyers than homes.
Dear David, I’m trying to sell my home. I’ve had five or six lowball offers over the last two months, which is disappointing to say the least. I know what my house is worth, but don’t seem to be reaching the right buyers. Any ideas? – OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS DEAR OPEN: I hate to be
Dear David, We want to buy our first investment property. How can we make sure we get a good tenant? – NEW LANDLORD DEAR NEW LANDLORD: While no screening method is foolproof, there are steps you can take to help ensure that prospective tenants are good match. Imagine your ideal tenant and advertise where they’ll
Dear David, Is aluminum wiring safe? — WIRED DEAR WIRED: Aluminum wiring is not uncommon in homes built in the mid-1960s to late 70s, as it was an affordable alternative to copper at the time. Though there has been some debate about it, aluminum wiring is safe to use and is still allowed by the Ontario
Dear David, So many sellers expect a firm offer these days. What if we want to do an inspection? – Nervous Buyer Dear Nervous, I always recommend that my clients do an inspection, or at least a “mini inspection” that covers major aspects of the home like the foundation, roof, windows, HVAC, electrical system and
Dear David, We purchased our house a month ago. The furnace stopped working this week. Do we have any recourse? – Chilly Dear Chilly, First you need to check your Agreement of Purchase & Sale to see if it allowed for a warranty of the furnace beyond the date of closing (this is unlikely). Most