February 22, 2008

A Wish List for Buying a Home in Durham Region

  While your opinions on the type of home you want to own may change during the home buying process, use this easy checklist to help you prioritize and make the shopping process less time consuming.  How close do you […]
February 21, 2008

Toronto Real Estate Board Reports Sales Near 3,000 at Mid-month

February 20, 2008 — Resale home transactions in the Greater Toronto Area declined in the first two weeks of February, Toronto Real Estate Board President Maureen O’Neill announced today. The first half of the month yielded 2,775 transactions, down 14 […]
February 15, 2008

The Re-making of Pickering High School, Ajax

As I pulled into the Village Arena parking lot in Pickering Village, I wondered about the progress that is being made on the renovation of the Pickering High School.  And, after a two-snow storm week and -22 with the wind […]
February 14, 2008

Happy Heart Day!

I would like to para-phase Ray Charles and say: What is LOVE? It’s like electricity – we don’t really know what it is, but it’s a force that can light a room. Hug someone you love today—and everyday!
February 13, 2008

How To Clean Your Home in 19 Minutes Per Day

Real Simple magazine offers to timely advice for keeping your Ajax home clean so you can put your feet up on your coffee table instead of your dust bunnies: With a plan of attack, you can maintain a sparkling house in […]
February 12, 2008

Real Estate Affordability to Improve, Experts Say: A National Outlook

http://www.financialpost.com/story.html?id=301439 Housing affordability is likely to improve this year as house price growth eases and falling interest rates make mortgages cheaper, economists say. Michael Gregory, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets said housing affordability was becoming an increasingly important issue […]
February 12, 2008

The Right Price Can Overcome Most Buyer Objections…But Not All

I had to share this great video that a found from my colleague, Perri Feldman of NJ Real Estate Wire:  [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jThcc5lbfOs[/youtube] Just for fun…
February 8, 2008

Eagle Ridge Real Estate Market in Pickering Village Shows Some Life: Market Update for January

In general, I will tell my clients that the weather sometimes will affect the market, particularly in the winter when looking at houses means trudging through snow banks and slush.  The weather seemed a little confused in January.  Maybe the […]
February 8, 2008

Ajax Most Active City in West Durham Region: Market Update for January

The weather didn’t keep Ajax buyers indoors for January.  Ajax reported a more active January than December 2007.  Pickering had the reverse market (a more active December). There were 286 new listings put on the market, adding to the 67 […]