By: Shawn Lepp

Know The Cost Of Breaking Your Mortgage

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

(NC) With all the news about the hot housing market and interest rates, you may be thinking about your mortgage. Should you put your house on the market? Consider switching lenders to get a better deal? Should you go with a fixed or variable rate? A longer- or shorter-term mortgage? If breaking your mortgage is factoring into your decision, make sure you understand the pros, cons and associated c...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

5 Simple Ideas To Breathe New Life Into Your Home

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(NC) The new year is a great time to revamp your home with fresh new décor and design. Get inspired by checking out these easy and affordable ideas. 1. Grow your greenery Outside, winter can be dull and lifeless. But at home, you can make your home lively and cheerful by bringing nature indoors. Choose beautifully patterned and trending plant varieties, like satin vine, silver leaf monster...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

Limited Inventory Equals Higher Prices In Durham Region

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

The Durham real estate market saw an overall decrease in the number of new listings coming onto the market compared to November 2021. The number of new listings for December was 565, a decrease of 45.88% month over month, and a decrease of 9.46% year over year. The number of sales for the month of December was 671 a decrease of 33.76% compared to November 2021 and a decrease of 13.20% year over ye...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

How To Protect Yourself From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

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(NC) With the cooler weather returning, we’re all spending more time inside. This makes us more vulnerable to indoor pollutants, like carbon monoxide. Often simply called CO, it is an odourless, tasteless, colourless gas that can cause serious health problems, including death, before you even notice it. Carbon monoxide can only be detected with a CO alarm; a regular smoke alarm will not det...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

Moving Or Buying A New House? Top Insurance Considerations

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

  (NC) Relocating to a new place is obviously an exciting time and a major change. Whether you’re selling your old home or moving to a fresh new rental, there’s lots to keep in mind. A big one is your insurance coverage. Many people are moving thanks to the freedom of remote work — a recent report by Aviva Canada, one of Canada’s leading insurers, indicated that 31 p...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

Limited Inventory Equals Higher Prices In Durham Region

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

The Durham real estate market saw an overall decrease in the number of new listings coming onto the market compared to September 2021. The number of new listings for October was 1136, a decrease of 13.55% month over month and a decrease of 30.90% when compared to October 2020. The number of sales for the month of October was 1047 an increase of 4.08% compared to September 2021 and a decrease of 23...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

Average Price in Durham Region Continues To Rise

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The Durham real estate market saw an overall decrease in the number of new listings coming onto the market compared to August 2020. The number of new listings for September was 1314, an increase of 12.59% month over month, however, this represents a decrease of 29.85% when compared to September 2020. The number of sales for the month of September was 1006 a decrease of 4.01% compared to September ...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

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

(NC) A harsh Canadian winter is just around the corner. If you’re a homeowner, that means it’s prime time to start getting your home ready for cooler weather. Be sure to inspect these areas inside and outside to keep your home in tip-top shape through the season: Driveway and porch Take some time to repair any cracks that may have appeared in your walkways, steps and driveway. Filling...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

How To Safely Make Your Home Office Permanent

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(NC) As businesses continue to develop and implement new hybrid work policies, we know that working from home is here to stay for many employees. Whether a few days a week or full time, many people have found their groove working remotely over the past 18 months. So with flexibility having a more prominent position in our working lives, what at-home fixes and safety tips can we adopt? Setting th...Read More

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