Durham Region Association of REALTORS® (DRAR) President Dennis Roberts reported 794 residential transactions in July 2018, a 6 per cent increase on a year-over-year basis from 749 in July 2017, and a 13.5 per cent decrease from June 2018. “As we edge closer to the end of the summer, we may experience a return to a traditionally quieter summer market,” said Roberts. July saw the number of new listings in Durham decrease on a month-over-month basis to 1,675 down from 1,895 new listings in June. The average selling price in Durham reached $584,131 last month, a 4.35 per cent decrease ...
Real Estate Market Update for July 2018
August 8, 2018
Top 4 Overlooked Essentials for a Fabulous Holiday Gathering
November 21, 2016
The holiday season is fast approaching and no doubt your calendar is filling up with festive dinners, celebrating the season with friends. If you're planning to be on the hosting end, here are the Top 4 Overlooked Essentials for a Fabulous Holiday Gathering. Make your guests feel welcome with a signature beverage totoast to a happy, healthy holiday. Display your stemware, icebucket and pre-mixed signature drink on a bar cart, where guests can help themselves through out the evening. Whether you're hosting for another couple or for agroup of 10, it's helpful to set out name cards at eachplace setting ...
4 Affordable Renos That Look Like Expensive Upgrades
October 20, 2016
We all want our guests to think that our rooms could easily be included in the pages of a magazine. But a complete overhaul can be pricey and time-consuming, and isn't a realistic option for most of us. Trick your friends and family into thinking you had an expensive renovation anyway with these creative tips that tell you which areas to focus on to get the most bang for your buck. Crown molding: Known as jewellery for the walls, nothing says classic sophistication like crown moulding. This inexpensive, DIY-friendly project is an easy way to transform any room. Achieve a ...
Are Your Windows Safe Enough for the Little Ones?
April 6, 2016
Safety is a concern for everyone, especially for people with young children. The following tips will help make your home – and particularly your windows – safer for children: Use window guards on all windows above the first floor. Screens aren’t strong enough to stop a fall; they are meant to keep insects out, not to keep children in. Look for quick-release features for easy emergency exits. If it’s necessary to keep windows open for ventilation, install locks that limit the size of the opening. For sliding glass doors, apply bright stickers at a child’s eye level to alert him ...