Real Estate

January 28, 2018

20 Low-Cost Ways to Spruce Up Your Home

Make your home more appealing for potential buyers, or for yourself, with these quick and easy tips.   Trim bushes so they don’t block windows and cut down on light. Buy a new doormat. Put a pot of bright flowers (or […]
August 15, 2017

This Simple Question Can Save You a Lot of Money

Imagine this scenario… You purchase a new home and move in. A few weeks later, you hear a strange rumbling sound. It’s the furnace. It’s only a year old, yet it’s sputtering like it’s twenty. You realize you’ll have to […]
July 7, 2017

Greater Housing Supply Moderates Durham’s Price Growth

Durham Region Association of REALTORS® (DRAR) President Roger Bouma reported 997 residential transactions in June 2017, a 32 per cent decrease from the same time last year. June also saw the number of new listings in Durham decrease month-over-month to […]
January 16, 2017

Will an Open House Help Sell your Home?

You’ve probably seen signs around the area for Open Houses. You may have even attended a few. These are open invitations for potential buyers to drop by on a certain day and time, to check out the property and get […]
January 11, 2017

House Prices in Durham Leading GTA In Average Selling Price Growth

Surprised at house prices? Here’s why… Durham Region Association of REALTORS® (DRAR) President Roger Bouma reported 528 residential transactions in December 2016, a 4 per cent decrease from the same time last year. “Real estate transactions tend to slow down around […]
October 19, 2016

Selling Your Home In A Crowded Market

When you’re about to sell your home, it may be disheartening to see so many other properties for sale in your neighbourhood. You may be thinking, “That’s a lot of competition! Will our property get noticed?”  Fortunately, there are many […]
August 18, 2016

Canadian home sales post third consecutive decline in July

Real estate is local. The variation to the real estate market across the country is the same as the variation in trends across the GTA. Call us to find out what is happening in your neighbourhood. Ottawa, ON, August 15, […]
July 20, 2016

Finding the List Price “Tipping Points”

Setting the right list price for a home is a mystery for many sellers. How do you begin to determine what buyers are likely to pay for your property? After all, no two homes are exactly alike. Yet, setting the […]
June 23, 2016

Not-So-Obvious Reasons to Meet with a REALTOR®

When is the best time to meet with a REALTOR®? Chances are, you would say, “When I’m thinking of buying or selling a home.” You’d be right, of course! However, there are many other good reasons to meet with us. […]