Rising Interest Rates: What Does it Mean?

By: Marlene Boyle

Rising Interest Rates: What Does it Mean?

Tags: Durham Region Homes, Real Estate Market, Durham Region Real Estate, Bowmanville Realtors, Durham Region Homes for Sale, Interest Rates, Durham Region Real Estate Market

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Home Prices to Drop by 19% by 2023

By: Marlene Boyle

Home Prices to Drop by 19% by 2023

Tags: Durham Region Homes, Bowmanville Homes, Durham Region Real Estate, Bowmanville Realtors, Clarington Homes, Durham Region Homes for Sale

High interest rates and inflation mean that Canadian home prices are expected to DROP considerably. Over the course of the pandemic, home prices were soaring as interest rates were at an all time low. The market has already been changing drastically day-to-day, and it seems as if it won't slow down for the rest of the year. ...Read More

New Landscaping Trends of 2022!

By: Marlene Boyle

New Landscaping Trends of 2022!

Tags: landscaping trends, pantone colour of the year, sustainable gardening, tiny gardens, benefits of gardening, landscaping ideas 2022

Vegetable gardens Growing your own food is becoming more and more popular as many people are concerned about the pesticides and modifications made to the fruits and vegetables they’re buying in the grocery stores. Plus, it’s a great money saver!   Sustainable lawns Also known as nature-scaping, plenty of homeowners are abandoning the typical neat, perfectly manicured lawn aest...Read More

New Ontario Regulations Coming in 2023

By: Marlene Boyle

New Ontario Regulations Coming in 2023

Tags: Durham Region Homes, Bowmanville Homes, Durham Region Real Estate, Bowmanville Realtors, Clarington Homes, Durham Region Homes for Sale

According to the Ontario government, there are new regulations that will provide more transparency when it comes to home buying. However, many people disagree, thinking the rules will add confusion and won't bring down housing prices. The Ontario minister of Government and Consumer Services, Ross Romano, says the regulations will enable home sellers to disclose details of competing bids on th...Read More

This Bar Graph Shows the Insane Growth of Durham's Housing Market

By: Marlene Boyle

This Bar Graph Shows the Insane Growth of Durham's Housing Market

Tags: Durham Region Homes, Bowmanville Homes, Durham Region Real Estate, Bowmanville Realtors, Clarington Homes

A glimpse at Durham's housing market in the last 10 years. Click here to view the photo in full size.     ...Read More

Preparing Your House for Sale in Less Than a Week

By: Marlene Boyle

Preparing Your House for Sale in Less Than a Week

Tags: preparing to sell, home improvement, quick ways to improve home value, selling your home last minute

It’s great when you have lots of time to prepare for something important. But life doesn’t always happen that way. Sometimes you have to move quickly, and do the best you can with the time you have. Say, for example, you had to get your house ready for sale, and you only had a week to do so. What could you do in those few days to make your home as attractive as possible to potential b...Read More

How To Decide if You Should Move or Stay

By: Marlene Boyle

How To Decide if You Should Move or Stay

Tags: Durham Region Homes, Bowmanville Homes, Durham Region Real Estate, Bowmanville Realtors, Clarington Homes

Do you sometimes review the real estate ads in your local paper? Do you drive by an open house sign and feel the urge to stop and check it out? Those are common indications that, at least on some level, you’re thinking about the possibility of making a move. But how do you decide if you should actually move? The first step is to consider whether there are any practical reasons to consider ...Read More

Understanding Market Value

By: Marlene Boyle

Understanding Market Value

Tags: market value, bowmanville real estate market, durham region real estate market, market stats

If you were going to sell your car, what would you do? Well, you would probably check to find out how similar vehicles to yours are priced. Then you would set your advertised price within that range. What you would be doing, perhaps without knowing it, is determining the “market value” of your car. Market value is simply what buyers today are willing to pay for a particular product. ...Read More

5 Things Home Buyers Don't Want To See

By: Marlene Boyle

5 Things Home Buyers Don't Want To See

Tags: Durham Region Homes, Seller Tips, Selling Your Home, Durham Region Realtor

When preparing a property for sale, homeowners often focus on the things that will impress buyers, such as clean and uncluttered spaces, well lit rooms, staged furniture designed to maximize appeal, and so forth. But it’s equally important to pay attention to those things you don’t want buyers to see… those little turn-offs that, although seemingly minor, can distract buyers and...Read More

Easing the Stress of Selling Your Home

By: Marlene Boyle

Easing the Stress of Selling Your Home

Tags: Durham region realtor, home seller tips, easing stress, home selling process

You probably know there’s more to selling a home than putting up a FOR SALE sign. But if you don’t understand the process in detail, you might feel intimidated and stressed when it comes time to put your property on the market. Fortunately, the home selling process isn’t that difficult to understand. There are basically six steps. Step one is selecting the right realtor. You ne...Read More