Will The 407 Extension Increase Your Home Value?

Will he 407 extension increase your home value

Get your popcorn ready Durham Region because with the impending opening of the extended 407 series of highways nearing, Durham is about to experience growth on an enormous scale.

Let’s start from the beginning. Back in 2011, the Province of Ontario announced their plan to extend the original 407 further east. In addition, two linked roads between the 401 and 407 would also be constructed. The plan was formulated to cut commuting times and to allow easier access to the metropolitan areas of Toronto.  The net effect of the planned 407 extension into Durham is surge in the number of homes being built and the migration of people here to live in them. Continue reading

4 Things To Do Right Now To Sell Your Home Next Spring

4 Things To Do Right Now To Sell Your Home Next Spring

Is home-selling on your agenda for the coming year? You might be thinking that spring is the ideal time to start getting your home in shape for the impending sale. But the truth is that you can do a lot in the months that lead up to the actual sale in the spring season. Continue reading

Insider Tips To Sell Your Home Before The Holidays

Insider Tips To Sell

Holidays are the best time of the year when one can enjoy seeing stores packed with Christmas trees and candy canes. It is a time to be with your family and loved ones and celebrate a sense of togetherness.

Amidst all this, if one needs to accomplish the daunting task of selling a home, it could take away all the joy and pleasure. But here is some good news for those looking to sell off their homes before the holidays begin. Did you know that there is an increased chance of people buying homes before the holiday season? A recent survey conducted by a group of realtors revealed that last October, nearly 36 percent of homes stayed on the real estate market for just a few weeks.

So if others can manage to sell their home before the holidays begin, so can you! Here are some smart tricks to help you make an easy and quick sale. Continue reading

4 Reasons Why it’s Better to Sell your Home in the Fall

buying a home in the fall

Fall is considered to be off-seasons for a wide variety of reasons with the major one being a dull and gloomy weather. Most people tend to just keep things to a minimum during this time. However, fall maybe the perfect time for you to sell your house. Of course, listings may be lower and prospective buyers maybe relatively fewer, but you can still make the most of the off-season. Here are 4 reasons why the fall season just might be the best time to sell your home. Continue reading

Avoid Turning Off Home Buyers With Your Design Choices


As a realtor in the Durham Region, I show a lot of houses to potential buyers and I have a good understanding of what they want and, more importantly, what they don’t.  If you are thinking it might be time to change the interior design of your home and are considering selling in the near future, this is a must read for you.

There is a lot of inspiration to be found on the popular DIY TV shows and in design magazines.  What you may not realize is that following the very latest trends in design can sometimes backfire when it comes to selling your home.  I recently read a great article on Realtor.com entitled 10 Interior Designs Trends That Turn Off Home Buyers.  This article may help you when it comes to redesigning your home. Continue reading


Durham Home Prices are Hot. See How Your Community Compares. Infographic

Durham Region homes continue to increase in price and that trend didn’t change in the month of April.  The average selling price jumped to $440,151, a 12.5% increase over this time last years.  Other interesting facts for the month of April were that inventory climbed to the highest level in 2015 with 1,816 new listings and the average days on market dropped by 2 to 15 days.  To see the average selling prince in your community see the chart below.April Durham Region Market Update (1)

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