By: Shawn Lepp

Home Prices Continue To Rise In Durham Region

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

The Durham real estate market saw an overall decrease in the number of new listings coming onto the market compared to July 2021. The number of new listings for August was 1,167, a decrease of 8.83% month over month and a decrease of 36.54% when compared to August 2020. The number of sales for the month of August was 1,048 a decrease of 5.07% compared to July 2021 and a decrease of 30.83% year ove...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

Beginning of Summer Sees No Slow Down in Real Estate Market

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

The Durham real estate market saw an overall decrease in the number of new listings coming onto the market compared to June 2021. The number of new listings for July was 1,280, a decrease of 22.66% month over month and a decrease of 32.81% when compared to July 2020. The number of sales for the month of July was 1,104 a decrease of 22.53% compared to June 2021 and a decrease of 30.26% year over ye...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

How to Navigate Family Feelings About Returning to School

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

(Family Features) Whether it’s your child’s first day of kindergarten or the start of middle school, back-to-school season can bring a range of feelings – from worry to excitement – for the entire family. This year may be more emotional as many families spent the better part of the past two school years at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   “It’s importan...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

How The Pandemic Will Have Lasting Impacts On Home Design

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

(NC) The last year and a half has not only transformed how we live — it’s altered where we live, too. With many of us moving to a totally different location or undertaking a major reno, new design trends have emerged, which are going to have a lasting impact far beyond COVID. Here are the top trends to keep in mind if you’re house hunting or planning a makeover. Multigenerationa...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

Real Estate Market Remains Strong As We Head To Phase 3

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

The Durham real estate market saw an overall decrease in the number of new listings coming onto the market compared to May 2021. The number of new listings for June was 1,655, a decrease of 19.19% month over month and a decrease of 10.87% when compared to June 2020. The number of sales for the month of June was 1,425 a decrease of 9.46% compared to May 2021 and an increase of 11.12% year over year...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

How To Nail The Socially Distanced Cookout This Summer

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(NC) Summer cookouts are a great way to enjoy delicious food and good company. Whether you are staying in with family or planning to host a socially distanced get-together, optimizing your outdoor space is key to ensuring a safe, and comfortable experience. Here are five quick tips to help you nail backyard or patio entertaining this year. Create a comfortable outdoor space. Find creative ways ...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

Tips To Protect Yourself From The Sun And Prevent Heatstroke

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

(NC) Summer is finally here, and you’re probably ready to run out into the sun full speed. Although there are many benefits to spending time outdoors and soaking up the rays of sunshine, it’s important to take precautionary measures to ensure you avoid the pain and inconvenience of a sunburn or heatstroke. With exposure to high temperatures, you can become ill with nausea or headaches...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

How To Take Care Of Your Home This Summer

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

(NC) Summertime is here, and regardless of whether you prefer to spend it indoors or out, there are simple maintenance tasks you can do to keep your home in tip-top shape. Clean your air conditioner Air conditioners provide much-needed relief on sweltering summer days, so it’s important to ensure your AC system is prepared to handle the heat. A good time to clean your air conditioner is bef...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

Tips For Opening Up The Cottage For The Summer

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

(NC) We all know that opening up the cottage or cabin for the season comes with countless chores. But no matter how many lists you create and how many people are involved, there’s always something you might forget. Here are some key reminders: Evaluate the perimeter when you arrive. Do a quick walk around the property to check for any over-winter damage or uninvited guests. Air out the ...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

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

(NC) Winter is tough on our homes; the consistent below-freezing temperatures, freezing rain and snowstorms can take their toll. While the beginning of spring is welcomed with a sigh of relief, it signals that homeowners need to get to work on seasonal maintenance tasks to repair any casualties of the co...Read More