Durham Region

October 26, 2007

3 Reasons Why Toronto’s Land Transfer Tax Bite Could Help Push Buyers Out To Durham Region

It was interesting to watch, as an outsider, the political maneuvering that Mayor David Miller in Toronto employed to get is cash-grabbing municipal land transfer tax passed into reality. In a nutshell, the Toronto city council voted to defer the tax […]
October 24, 2007

Bank of Canada Wants You To Buy A House In Durham Region

To the surprise of no one, the Bank of Canada held its overnight interest rate. What does that mean to you and me, the average consumer? Your bank uses the overnight interest rate as a guide to setting their prime […]
October 1, 2007

Racing Car gimmick–It’s not a gimmick. I am the fastest realtor in Pickering.

I was talking to a neighbour in Pickering Village about the new scar I am sporting on my forehead.  I mentioned that it came in a racing car accident at Mosport a couple of weeks ago. He said that he thought the […]
September 26, 2007

Am I glowing?…Health and Durham Region’s Nuclear Power Generating Stations

Close your eyes and you can probably picture, Homer Simpson dropping a  green glowing rod into his pocket and heading for home.  If you are considering a move to Pickering, Ajax, or anywhere in Durham Region, someone is going to […]
September 19, 2007

The Case of the Disappearing Offer to Purchase: Phantom Offers in Durham Region

Just when we thought that real estate agents have had enough black eyes, the Toronto Star published two highly visible articles on how real estate agents might not be above board on the legitimacy of all the offers being presented, […]
September 14, 2007

Crystal Ball Gazing: Are Real Estate Market Predictions Worth Their Weight?

It’s been said that a weatherman is the only person that can be wrong, do his job badly and still keep it.  Trendspotters in the real estate market could be in the same category.  With all the gadgets and gizmos, I keep […]
September 14, 2007

Under 10 Girls Strikers Brought Home Lots of Hardware This Soccer Season

It would have been easy for the Under 10 Pickering Girls Strikers to be cocky going into the Lake Simcoe Soccer Club Tournament on September 8, 9.  These girls won this tournament last year without having a goal scored against them.  They […]
September 14, 2007

Best of Breed: Winning the Central East Soccer League Tournament for Pickering

The tournament had the air of deciding the best team in the CESL, even though the end of the weekend would lead to a trophy champion instead of a division champion.  The Under 10 Pickering Girls Strikers thought that a […]
September 14, 2007

Ghosts in the attic, blood on the stairs…Is this Ajax house rentable?

Robert Allen and Robert Kiyosaki not withstanding, researching to decide whether to become a landlord in the Durham Region real estate world unearthed some interesting information about the market. The Toronto rental market remains strong.  As you move further along the 401, deeper […]