Articles by

Pat Kapowich

What to do when buyers claim prices are falling and request a reduction

Q: We have a similar situation referenced in your column on the East Bay Times and The...

How to avoid some costly legal disputes in a hot real estate market

Q: We are about to move out of state. The home we bought closes escrow in one...

Buyers’ lender needs more time and sellers want $200 a day

Q: We are in a quandary over the $1.5 million Bay Area townhome we purchased two weeks...

Sellers want to know how disclosing problems at their neighbor’s home will affect their sale

Q: We live in a Bay Area neighborhood where the value of the lots are now worth...

Can empty nesters downsize without having to deal with an interim home?

Q: The big yard and large house aren’t as attractive now that the kids are gone. Moving...

Is a fixed-rate buyer a better option in this hot real estate market? 

Q: The purchase offers on our parents’ Bay Area home have been circulated to my adult siblings....

Buyers fretting about the influencers want to know: Do they stay in their rental or keep trying?

Q: We want to buy a home with these low interest rates. We’ve lost out on eight...

Doing repairs paves the way for a smooth transaction, even in a hot market

Q: We are receiving conflicting opinions about the prudence of making repairs to our Bay Area home...