Buying Real Estate

July 19, 2017

No Homes for Sale in the Area You Like? Here’s What to Do…

Imagine there’s a neighbourhood you’d love to live in someday, but, every time you drive through, you rarely, if ever, see a For Sale sign. It’s as if homes get gobbled up by buyers the moment they get listed.   […]
June 17, 2017

Handling a New Home Problem on Moving Day

Imagine buying a product from a store, taking it home, and then discovering there’s a problem with it. Disappointing, yes, but not a catastrophe. You can simply take it back for repair or exchange. But, what if it’s moving day, […]
May 16, 2017

Buying Your Dream Home in a Hot Market

Imagine finding the perfect home, only to discover there is serious interest from at least a dozen other buyers. It’s like scrambling for the last piece of cake at a buffet! Fortunately, there are things you can do to help […]
February 22, 2017

Making an Offer in a Competitive Real Estate Market

Imagine finding a home you love, making an offer, and then finding out there are other competing offers on the table. Ouch. If you’re looking for a property in a competitive market, it is likely that there will be multiple […]
December 20, 2016

Are You Ready To Buy Up?

No matter how much you love your current property, you may be dreaming of the day you can buy up into a better home in a better neighbourhood. Is that day today, or, is it a few years down the […]
November 14, 2016

Ontario government gives tax break to first-time home buyers

In its 2016 Fall Economic Statement, the Government of Ontario committed to increasing the land transfer tax (LTT) rebate for first-time home buyers from $2,000 to $4,000. The new LTT rebate will help more young families achieve their dreams of […]
September 14, 2016

When it Comes to Offers, it’s Not Always about Price

When considering which of two or more competing offers to accept for your home, there is no doubt price plays a huge role. After all, if Offer #1 is $10,000 higher than Offer #2, that’s an enticing difference that puts […]
July 29, 2016

How Much Time Should You Spend Viewing Houses

Figuring out how much time you should spend viewing properties for sale is a little like asking, “How long should I spend trying on shoes?” The answer seems obvious: As long as it takes to make a decision! Buying a […]
July 11, 2016

Seller’s Market Alive and Well in Durham Region

DURHAM REGION, July 8, 2016 – Durham Region Association of REALTORS® (DRAR) President Sandra O’Donohue reported 1,471 residential transactions in June 2016. A slight increase compared to the same period last year. “Demand continues to exceed supply,” stated O’Donohue. In contrast, there were […]