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September 23, 2020

A Prenuptial For Homes

Focusing on resale potential before you buy a property is a little like considering the terms of the divorce settlement before consummating a marriage. Yet, this is precisely what savvy real estate investors do. They plan out their exit strategy […]
September 9, 2020

Durham Region Real Estate Continues On An Upward Trend

The Durham Region Association of REALTORS® (DRAR) President Vicki Sweeney reported 1,515 residential transactions in August, a significant 45 per cent increase from August 2019. The number of new listings increased on a year-over-year basis by 19 per cent reaching […]
August 11, 2020

Durham Region Real Estate Market Hotter Than The Weather In July

The Durham Region Association of REALTORS® (DRAR) President Vicki Sweeney reported 1,583 residential transactions for the month of July, representing a significant 52 per cent increase from the same time last year. The number of new listings in Durham Region […]
July 31, 2020

Mortgage Insurance & Your Borrowing Power

As a Canadian homebuyer or homeowner, your borrowing power is impacted by a few factors.  Recent changes to the lending policies announced by CMHC, The Bank of Canada’s qualifying rate, and your banks’ Prime Rate and mortgage stipulations are all […]
July 21, 2020

Shop Local and Enjoy Delicious Food

The farmers’ markets are back. Check out local fruits, vegetables, baked goods, and all sorts of goodies. Check them out: Almost every day is market day in Durham during the summer with farmers’ markets throughout the region offering up fresh […]
July 11, 2020

Off And Running: Durham Real Estate is Up In June

People are getting out of their home and into their next one: The Durham Region Association of REALTORS® (DRAR) President Vicki Sweeney reported 1,281 residential transactions in June 2020 representing a substantial 66 per cent increase from May. Residential transactions […]
June 25, 2020

Things to Know Before You Renovate

Renovating your space can be a big project! Before you get started, we have put together a list of the 5 most important things you need to know before you renovate: 1.            Know Your End Goal: Before starting your renovation, […]
June 11, 2020

Monthly Budget: Your Way to Financial Independence

It’s easy to get overwhelmed when thinking about your finances, especially if you are saddled with debt. The best way to determine your monthly budget is to start by recording your total monthly income for the family and your total […]
June 8, 2020

Slow and Steady Home Sales Keep Durham Real Estate Moving

The May Real Estate Statistics are in and people are moving: The Durham Region Association of REALTORS® (DRAR) President Vicki Sweeney reported 770 residential transactions in May 2020. This represents a 34.5 per cent decrease from the same time last […]