Real Estate

August 15, 2019

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 […]
June 28, 2019

“Green” Is The New Gold: 4 Ways To Renovate For The Environment

Canadian home buyers have said that they are willing to pay more for green’ features.  New home builders are offering special green’ options in things like the selection of building materials and energy-efficient choices.  If you are renovating your home, perhaps […]
June 14, 2019

8 Steps to Getting Your Finances in Order

Develop a family budget. Instead of budgeting what you’d like to spend, use receipts to create a budget for what you actually spent over the last six months. One advantage of this approach is that it factors in unexpected expenses, […]
April 10, 2019

Tips for Finding the Perfect Neighborhood

The neighborhood you choose can have a big impact on your lifestyle—safety, available amenities, and convenience all play their part.   Make a list of the activities—movies, health club, church—you engage in regularly and stores you visit frequently. See how […]
September 27, 2018

All The Home’s A Stage, or If you dress it up, I can sell it

The popularity of television shows, like Designed to Sell on HGTV, means that more and more people are becoming aware of how important first impressions are in selling your home.  When your home goes on the market, it becomes a […]
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 […]
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 […]