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September 20, 2018

Canadians Can’t Afford NOT To Buy

My friend & mortgage broker, Katherine Martin, sent me an interesting piece on the old debate between renting & buying: Rising rents are making homeownership the affordable alternative according to a new report. In a comparison of expected costs by […]
September 11, 2018

Real Estate Market Steady Through August

The Durham Region Association of Realtors reports what happened in August to the real estate market as many people were enjoying the continuation of a brilliant summer: Durham Region Association of REALTORS® (DRAR) President Dennis Roberts reported an increase in […]
August 28, 2018

Music At Thomas Foster Memorial in Durham Region

Sometimes I am surprised by what I am missing. I discovered an interesting place to enjoy a Friday night, throughout the summer, and now it continues through September. Check out the Foster Memorial in Uxbridge for concerts, tours, or a […]
August 17, 2018

Insured, Insurable & Uninsurable Mortgages

Are you looking at mortgage options before you buy your first or next home? From mortgage broker, Katherine Martin comes help. Before I explain the difference between insured, insurable and uninsurable mortgages it’s important to know how these mortgages came […]
August 8, 2018

Residential Real Estate Sales for July Increased From Last Year

It is not all bad news according to the Durham Region Association of Realtors: Durham Region Association of REALTORS® (DRAR) President Dennis Roberts reported 794 residential transactions in July 2018, a 6 percent increase on a year-over-year basis from 749 in […]
August 2, 2018

Ganaraska Forest is a Place to Play in Durham Region

Ganaraska Forest is a delightful piece of nature on your doorstep if you live in Durham Region. It is a huge forested block and is home to the Ganaraska Forest Outdoor Education Centre, a weekend canteen, and public washroom and […]
July 9, 2018

Durham Region Reports Positive Signs In This “Hot Summer” Real Estate Market

Your June Market Update: Durham Region Association of REALTORS® (DRAR) President Dennis Roberts reported 918 residential transactions in June 2018, a 6.87 percent increase from May 2018 and a 7.92 percent decrease from the same time last year. June also […]
May 24, 2018

April House Sales Slide According to Canadian Real Estate Association

Straight from the number crunchers at CREA: Ottawa, ON, May 15, 2018 – Statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales fell from March to April 2018. Highlights: National home sales fell 2.9% from March […]
May 10, 2018

April Real Estate Market Update is Not Surprising

Durham Region Association of REALTORS® (DRAR) President Dennis Roberts reported 930 residential transactions in April 2018, a 10 percent increase from the same time in the previous month. On a year-over-year basis, sales were down by 32 percent and the […]