November 15, 2018

Pre-payment Privileges Help You Keep More Of Your Money

My friend, Katherine Martin, helps us understand how we can win at the mortgage game: One feature of a mortgage is accelerated payments or pre-payment privileges. Before we get into all the great things that can come from accelerated payments, […]
November 12, 2018

Real Estate Sales Present Mixed Result for October

The numbers are out. The Toronto Real Estate Board and the Durham Region Association of Realtors presents a mixed result for October home sales: Durham Region Association of REALTORS® (DRAR) President Dennis Roberts reported a month-over-month increase in home sales […]
October 29, 2018

A Story Game Brought To Life

Are you looking for an event this weekend, or maybe looking for a new sport to try? Check out the Regional Quidditch Championships in Oshawa, November 3rd & 4th at the Civic Recreation Complex. Fun & fantasy realized!
October 9, 2018

September Real Estate Sales Slump Slightly

According to the Durham Region Association of Realtors, Durham Region had a soft September: Durham Region Association of REALTORS® (DRAR) President Dennis Roberts reported 773 residential transactions for the month of September, a decrease from August 2018 which saw 843 […]
September 27, 2018

All The Home’s A Stage, or If you dress it up, I can sell it

The popularity of television shows, like Designed to Sell on HGTV, means that more and more people are becoming aware of how important first impressions are in selling your home.  When your home goes on the market, it becomes a […]
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 […]