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January 25, 2021

A Record December in a Schizophrenic Year In Real Estate for Canada

Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales set another all-time record in December 2020. Summary: National home sales rose 7.2% on a month-over-month (m-o-m) basis in December. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was […]
December 9, 2020

Durham Region Experienced 25% Increase Of Real Estate Sales In November

The market is continuing to move at a blistering pace: The Durham Region Association of REALTORS® (DRAR) President Michael Watson reported 1,088 residential transactions in November 2020 representing a 25 per cent increase from November 2019. The number of new […]
November 9, 2020

Durham Region Real Estate Market Is Still At Fever Pitch

The Durham Region Association of Realtors shows us what our real estate market looks like: The Durham Region Association of REALTORS® (DRAR) President Vicki Sweeney reported 1,377 residential transactions in October representing a 42 per cent increase from the same […]
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 […]