Selling real estate

June 6, 2016

Strong Sales Growth Continues in May

  DURHAM REGION, June 6, 2016 – Durham Region Association of REALTORS® (DRAR) President Sandra O’Donohue reported 1,445 residential transactions in May 2016. This represents an increase of 8.7 per cent compared to the same period last year. “There is […]
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 […]
May 7, 2016

Faster Sales In Durham This Spring, According to Durham Region Association of Realtors

  DURHAM REGION, May 6, 2016 – Durham Region Association of REALTORS® (DRAR) President Sandra O’Donohue reported 1,322 residential transactions in April 2016. This represents an increase of 0.5 per cent compared to the same period last year. “Continued high […]
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 […]
April 12, 2016

For Sale

This poem came through my inbox and it struck me as a poignant rendering of selling a family home: My childhood house is stripped, bared, open to the public. The for-sale sign impales the front pasture, grass is cut and […]
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 18, 2016

January home sales give rise to correction concerns in Toronto, Vancouver

Think the Toronto and surrounding area is caught in a real estate bubble? You are not alone: Surging sales in the piping hot real estate markets of Toronto and Vancouver last month prompted one of Canada’s big banks to express […]
February 16, 2016

New mortgage rules take effect as Ottawa tries to cool Toronto and Vancouver markets

The Canadian government introduced new mortgage rules that they were hoping would apply some brakes to the surging real estate markets. We will have to wait and see if they get the results they are looking for: The Canadian Real […]