By: Shawn Lepp

Indoor Winter Activities The Whole Family Can Enjoy

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

(NC) Got cabin fever? You're not alone. Being stuck indoors all winter long is such a buzzkill. Instead of going stir crazy, channel your inner creativity and try out these indoor winter activities to do with your kids. 1. Make a snowman suncatcher. There are plenty of tutorials online, but you can try this one: Print out a suncatcher snowman craft template onto heavy cardstock. Cu...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

Small Home Extension Ideas: Tips To Max Out Your Living Space

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

(NC) As we spend more time at home during the pandemic, we’re thinking about our spaces differently so we can make the most of them. Reinvention can help you extend your functional square footage and ensure your home keeps up with your evolving needs. Here are some inspiring ideas to try:  Rethink your outdoors We’ve all fallen in love with spending time outside, as it’s a ...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

The Durham Market Reports 42% Increase in Residential Transaction Sales

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 September 2020. The number of new listings for October was 1,644, a decrease of 12.23% month over month and an increase of 1.17% over October 2019. The number of sales for the month of October was 1,377 a decrease of 7.71% compared to September 2020 and an increase of 42.25% year ...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

How To Shop Online Safely

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

(NC) Online shopping is a fun, convenient way to purchase items for yourself, and even gifts for others, right from the comfort of your home. Many brick-and-mortar stores have adapted to this way of shopping, and a growing number of businesses are online only. But with so many options to choose from, sometimes making a purchase online can be overwhelming, and it can be confusing trying to find a ...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

Top Home Renovations To Invest In This Fall

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

(NC) Today, many families are focused on improving their homes instead of spending money on vacations and entertainment outside. With autumn as your last major chance to renovate before the winter, here are some of the best projects to tackle now for maximum enjoyment of your space. Upgrade your kitchen The kitchen is the heart of your home, and where you’ll be spending lots of time cooking...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

The Durham Market Reports 20% Increase in Average Price

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

The Durham real estate market saw an overall increase in the number of new listings coming onto the market compared to August 2020. The number of new listings for September was 1,873, an increase of 1.85% month over month and an increase of 1.68% over September 2019. The number of sales for the month of September was 1,492 a decrease of 1.52% compared to August 2020 and an increase of 56.07% year ...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

Creating a Stable Back-to-School Routine for Children

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(Family Features) If there’s one thing parents know, it’s children thrive on routines. When it seems like everything is changing, routines can create stability.   “When children know what to expect, they don’t feel powerless and out of control,” said Rashelle Chase from KinderCare Learning Centers’ education team. “Children like to plan just as much a...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

Get Your Home Ready for Work and School this Winter

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

(Family Features) Although preparing your home for winter is a fairly consistent process year-to-year, many homes have seen significantly more use this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. If your home will serve as your office or school throughout the winter months, it’s important to address issues that may have been noticed but tolerable during winters past.  Consider these tips from t...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

The Durham Market Continues To Increase in Number of Residential Transactions

Tags: Selling a home in Durham Region, Market Update

The Durham real estate market saw an overall increase in the number of new listings coming onto the market compared to July 2020. The number of new listings for August was 11,692, an increase of 18.64% month over month. However, this represents a decrease of 14.76% over August 2019. The number of sales for the month of August was 8,212, an increase of 22.51% compared to July 2020 and an increase o...Read More

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