Real estate investment

August 4, 2017

Durham Home Selling Price Up From Same Time Last Year

Durham Region Association of REALTORS® (DRAR) President Roger Bouma reported 749 residential transactions in July 2017, a 25 per cent decrease from June 2017. July also saw the number of new listings in Durham decrease month-over-month to 1,906, down from […]
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 […]
June 14, 2016

Rehab or Rent Out? Real Estate Investment Tips for Beginners

With mortgage rates still hovering near historic lows, more people are turning to real estate investments as a way to build and preserve wealth. Whether you start fixing and flipping properties or buying and renting them out for monthly cash […]
May 25, 2016

Why You Need a Lawyer When You Buy or Sell a House

Buying a home will probably be the largest and most significant purchase you will make in your life. It also involves the law of real property, which is unique and raises special issues of practice, and problems not present in […]
April 18, 2016

How to Amp Up The Resale Value of Your Home

Whether you’re putting your home on the market this year or in the next five years, it is a smart decision to start building your home’s resale value now. Here are some ways to create a comfortable home while making […]
March 17, 2016

This is how your real estate market is performing

There is some interesting real estate market data coming out. According to Justin da Rosa of REP, there are many outstanding markets in the country. Not all markets are trending in the same direction. We parsed the data and picked out five […]
March 7, 2016

Canada revs up hunt for foreign flows into torrid housing market

 Katia Dmitrieva of Bloomberg News has done all the heavy lifting for us and tells us what the Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation is doing to see how foreign buyers and sellers are affecting the current real estate market. Canada’s […]
February 19, 2016

Why the wealthy are heavily focused on real estate

The Globe & Mail reminds us that they aren’t making any more real estate: With markets roiling in 2016 and commodities lingering in low-price limbo, the holdings of high-net-worth investors can serve as indicators of where the rest of us […]
February 18, 2016

Understanding property risk valuations

The real estate market is pushing upwards and some wary consumers are wondering if the appraisal of the real estate is keeping up with the market value. Genworth, a mortgage insurance company, reminds us that purchase price, or what might […]