By: Shawn Lepp

The Durham Market Reports 52% Increase in Residential Transactions

Tags: Buying a home in Durham Region, Selling a home in Durham Region

The Durham Region real estate market saw an overall increase in the number of new listings coming onto the market compared to June 2020. The number of new listings   for July was 1,905, an increase of 2.58% month over month, and an increase of .69% over July 2019. The number of sales for the month of July was 1,583,  an increase of 23.58% compared to June 2020 and an increase of 52....Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

8 Ways Your Family Can Cure Cabin Fever

Tags: Buying a home in Durham Region, Selling a home in Durham Region, Home Improvements

(BPT) - It's not always easy to be at home with kids day after day, but with a little creativity, you can beat cabin fever. Whether you're in your own backyard or venturing out, there are plenty of things you can do to have fun together. Make sure to choose activities that are age-appropriate and that follow your current local guidelines for social distancing. Here are just a few things t...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

4 Home Improvements That May Affect Your Homeowner's Insurance

Tags: Buying a home in Durham Region, Selling a home in Durham Region, Home Improvements

(BPT) - Many of today's homeowners have been inspired by house-flipping shows to learn practical tips and savvy tricks to either increase their home's resale value or, for those who prefer to stay put, refresh their living space for its long-term use. While these shows highlight the newest trends that resonate with new buyers or help customize a house to an owner's current needs, what ...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

The Durham Market Continues To Be Very Strong

Tags: Selling a home in Durham Region, Market Update

Durham Region real estate saw an overall increase in the number of new listings coming onto the market compared to May 2020. The number of new listings increased 63% month over month, however, we saw a decrease from June 2019 by 20%. The number of sales for the month also saw an increase of 66% compared to May 2020 and an increase of 17% year over year. Durham Region Real Estate – Months Of...Read More

The Durham Region Market Is Strong

By: Shawn Lepp

The Durham Region Market Is Strong

Tags: Buying a home in Durham Region, Selling a home in Durham Region

Durham Region real estate saw an overall increase in the number of new listings coming onto the market compared to April 2020. The number of new listings increased 28.88% month over month however, we saw a decrease from May 2019 by 52%. The number of sales for the month also saw an increase of 50.10% compared to April 2020 and decreased by 34.52% year over year. Durham Region Real Estat...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

What We've Learned From Working At Home

Tags: Buying a home in Durham Region, Selling a home in Durham Region, Home Improvements

(BPT) - The recent transition to widespread working from home has shown that the experience has been both educational and eye-opening for many. Working at home means learning to cope with distractions, space constraints, managing time with family and learning new skills. And, according to new consumer research, it has also meant reassessing what is most important. A nationwide survey conducted by...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

Is Your Home Ready For An Emergency?

Tags: Buying a home in Durham Region, Selling a home in Durham Region, Home Improvements

(NC) Warmer weather means barbecues, road trips and patio season. But it also brings flash floods, power outages and other emergency situations. Here’s how to ready your home and keep your family safe: Know the risks. The types of emergencies or natural hazards we could face vary across Canada. Knowing what to do is an important part of being prepared. Knowing the risks in your region ...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

Easy Ways To Care For Your Home This Summer

Tags: Buying a home in Durham Region, Selling a home in Durham Region, Home Improvements

(NC) The sunny, long summer days are here, and while it’s prime time for lounging on the deck or taking a dip in the pool, it’s also an excellent time to do some simple maintenance tasks to keep your home in tip-top shape. Air conditioner Air conditioners can sometimes take a beating during summers that are hotter than others. Be sure to check your furnace filter to see if it needs t...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

5 Things To Look For When Choosing A Neighbourhood

Tags: Buying a home in Durham Region, Selling a home in Durham Region

(NC) A big move is always exciting, but we can sometimes get so caught up in finding the perfect home that we forget about choosing the right neighbourhood. Your community can have a big impact on your lifestyle and quality of life, so here are some features to consider when scoping out locations:   Getting around. Do you like being able to walk or bike everywhere you go? Do you rely ...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

Do It Yourself Backyard Summer Activities

Tags: Buying a home in Durham Region, Selling a home in Durham Region

(NC) Summers in the Great White North are short but sweet. Make the most of this time as we emerge from isolation and find ways to enjoy the outdoors safely. Turn your backyard into a haven of fun with plenty of easy DIY summertime favourite activities to enjoy. Camping: Whether you set up a tent or build your own using blankets and patio furniture, camping in your own backyard can be your...Read More