Do I have to pay more if I hire a real estate agent earlier in the process?
Q. This is the year we are going to buy a cottage! Any advice? A. Buying a cottage should be a fun process, but can quickly turn stressful if you don’t do your homework first. The very first thing you should do before you even look at a picture online is speak to a...read more
Q. I understand the most competitive offers are firm with no conditions. How can we protect ourselves as buyers in situations like these? A. Know your financials. Understand exactly what your buying power is and remain within it. Recognize that your lender may...read more
My house is closing soon and I haven’t heard anything in a while from my lawyer or bank. Should I be concerned?
Q. My house is closing in a month, and I haven’t heard anything in a while from my lawyer or bank. Should I be concerned? A. Chances are good that everything is under control, but I can’t stress enough the importance of checking in with those you have chosen to help...read more
What can I do when making an offer for a property when I don’t know the condition of the well and septic systems?
Q. I want to put an unconditional offer on a property, but I am concerned with the state of the well and septic systems, because it is impossible to tell what shape they are in just by looking at them. What can I do? A. You are right to be concerned about what you...read more
Q. Should I leave the wall mount brackets for the TV when we move? A. The short answer is yes. Technically, they should stay, as they are affixed to the wall. However, if you would like to take them, there is no harm in asking the buyer if they would prefer the...read more
Q. We are going to put our house up for sale, but it needs some updating. Should we leave it for the buyers or do it ourselves? A. There is no right or wrong answer here, but I can give you some tips for each scenario! If you choose not to do anything in terms of...read more