OCTOBER 2022 MARKETWATCH

Thursday Oct 13th, 2022

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In this edition of tempo, you will notice that we saw an uptick in the market for the month of August here in the Durham Region. The volume of sales increased, while our new listing inventory was lower than in July. The average price rose slightly in every category of detached, freehold homes, with beautiful, well-presented, properly priced properties experiencing multiple offer scenarios, many with competing offers counting into the teens. Houses took longer to sell but ultimately sold for... [read more]

How First Time Home Buyers Can Remain Calm In A Hot Housing Market

Tuesday May 11th, 2021

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It’s no secret that being a first-time homebuyer is stressful, especially right now. The average Canadian home price rose 31.6 per cent year-over-year in March to an average price of $716,828, according to the reports that there was only 1.7 months of inventory left at the end of March 2021 — the lowest reading on record. online mortgage affordability calculators to get a better sense of how far your budget will stretch to accommodate the total cost of housing... [read more]

LANDLORDS - 8 AMENITIES TO INCLUDE IN YOUR RENTAL UNIT

Monday Aug 30th, 2021

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The increase of pricing in the housing market and lack of inventory has left some potential homebuyers renting instead of purchasing. As a result, these renters may not just be viewing rentals as just a temporary steppingstone to homeownership and expect their rentals to have nicer amenities than in previous decades. If you’re a landlord, there are 8 amenities your rental should consider including: 1. Dishwasher – Rentals without dishwashers may experience more turnover than... [read more]

VIP BUYER'S PROGRAM

Tuesday May 18th, 2021

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Searching for a new home.....Join our Complimentary Exclusive VIP Home Buyer's Program Today!   1. Initial Consultation to discuss your home needs and wants  - (in person covid permitting or via zoom)   2. Hot List of New Homes in your search criteria area delivered to you by email daily.   3. Full list of Preferred Vendors to assist you in  your home buying process including Home Inspectors, Lawyers, etc.   4. Mortgage Rate... [read more]

Is Your Credit Score Strong Enough To Buy A Home?

Thursday May 6th, 2021

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HOW DO CREDIT SCORES WORK: A ho-hum credit score might bring you a higher mortgage rate. Canada has two main credit bureaus — Equifax and TransUnion — that collect and share data about how you’ve used credit in the country. These private companies draw up credit reports that summarize your activity and use it to assign you a credit score. Lenders like banks rely on your credit score to tell if you’re a good investment. Credit bureaus assess a lot of information... [read more]

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