Dear David: We would like to downsize in the next six months. We haven’t sold a house in 40 years, how do we prepare for a move? – READY TO ROLL DEAR READY: Regardless of whether your last move was four years or four decades ago, having a plan in place will help you manage
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.
Dear David, I recently sold my two-storey home and purchased a retirement condo. I’m excited about moving in, but concerned about packing. After 20 years in this house, it’s going to be a big job. My children live out-of-province, so asking them for help is unreasonable. Where should I start? – FEELING ALONE DEAR FEELING:
Dear David, I found a great retirement community and am ready to move. Before that can happen, I need to sort through 30 years’ worth of posessions in my current house. Where do I start? – OVERWHELMED DEAR OVERWHELMED: It’s amazing how much “stuff” we can accumulate over the years. The challenge you’re facing is
Dear David, We are in our mid-sixties and downsizing to a bungalow. We’re excited about the move, but are apprehensive about packing (we were a lot younger the last time we did this). Any tips? – BOXED IN DEAR BOXED: Packing can be physically demanding. I recommend you start as early as possible and cover
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