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Have seniors avoided moving during lockdown?

Dear David: Have seniors been putting off moving during the pandemic? – SHELTERED SENIOR DEAR SHELTERED: No matter what their age, real estate buyers and sellers fall into two basic camps: those who need to move, and those who want to. Many of the folks who didn’t need to move got through the last year

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Cancelled listing, Retirement options

Dear David, We’ve had our eye on a particular listing for weeks. We made three good offers, all of which were rejected. Now the home has been taken off the market. Can the seller even do that? It seems like they had no intention of selling in the first place. – BEWILDERED BUYER DEAR BEWILDERED:

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Rent Increase, Freeing Home Equity

Dear David, I just received notice that my rent is going up in October. Aren’t I allowed more notice than this? – Worried DEAR WORRIED: Without knowing when you received notice of the increase (and assuming you are a standard residential tenant), your landlord may lawfully increase your rent payment once in a 12-month period

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