March 31, 2008

Too Much Information: Municipal Tax Calculator for Your Durham Home

The average detached 3 bedroom home in Eagle Ridge of Ajax is about $410,000.  For the privilege of living in Ajax, you will pay about $4753 in property taxes, or $194 more than last year. What if you could move your […]
March 31, 2008

Saturday afternoon hockey: A Pickering Village perspective

Like most people I know, it seemed, this weekend, I was enjoying rounding up the hockey season with play-offs.  My daughter has been sitting on the sidelines for a while after losing their elimination rounds in the Provincial and Lower […]
March 28, 2008

Top Three Rooms To Invest In: Upgrading to Sell Your Home

My colleague, David Wall, at Pillar to Post Home Inspection sent me this information that I thought you would be interested in if you are thinking of upgrading before you sell your home: Homeowners are continually exposed to the latest […]
March 26, 2008

Help Sick Kids Care for Sick Kids

I was out on errands today and I was listening to Mix 99.9.  They are sponsoring a 3–day radio-thon to raise money for Sick Children’s Hospital in Toronto. Each story moves me.  I hear the children’s and parents’ courage and faith and […]
March 24, 2008

Is Durham Region Growing? A Tale of New Home Starts

I was flipping through the Durham Business Times that comes with my News Advertiser once and month and I hit on an article with the headline, Oshawa’s February housing starts edge higher.’ I am a kind of scanner when it […]
March 15, 2008

Lazy Saturdays in Pickering Village: Coffee and a Muffin and Sunshine

I had almost forgotten how clear the blue in the sky can look after the brooding gray of winter.  The brown haze of summer hasn’t settled in yet and the snow still brightens everything. Last week I was complaining about […]
March 12, 2008

Thinking of Greening Your Durham Region Home: New Energy Initiatives Good To Know For Homeowners

Grants are available for homeowners going green. Both the provincial and federal government have programs designed to encourage energy reduction. By staying up-to-date on the latest programs, you can offer clients valuable information that could save them money. Natural Resources […]
March 11, 2008

Ontario Property Assessment Freeze Lifted

The Ontario Real Estate Association let us know that we might be in for a shock when our next property tax assessment notice comes out: The end of a three-year assessment freeze could mean homeowners in some parts of the […]
March 7, 2008

Real Estate Market Update: GTA Resale Housing Down but Healthy

TORONTO, March 5, 2008 – President Maureen O’Neill announced today, Toronto Real Estate Board Members recorded 6,015 resale home transactions last month, down 11 per cent in the Greater Toronto Area overall , 14 per cent in the City of […]