By: Nicole Dawes

3 Reasons to Live In Your New Home Before Renovating It

Tags: remodelling your home, renovating your home, renovations, real estate, home buying, selling a home, design, interior design, purchasing a home

We often hear our clients telling us that they want to remodel their home immediately after purchasing it. The theory stands that if you get all the hard work over with, then you’ll live happily ever after… Right? While we can attest that remodelling is beneficial in many ways—the most popular one being that it increases your resale value down the road—on the flip side, ...Read More

By: Nicole Dawes

Advantages Of Selling In The Winter

Tags: Home For Sale, Buying In The Winter, Selling In The Winter, Selling Your Home, Home Sale, Real Estate, Buyers, Sellers, When To Sell, Best Time To Sell, Tips on Selling

With the temperatures still quite low in Ontario, searching for a new home in February might not seem like the most desirable thing to do; and historically speaking, winter is a slower time of the year to sell. So, if you’re a serious buyer looking to purchase a new home during these cold Canadian winters, you should be able to take advantage of the lull and reap the rewards. If you&rsquo...Read More

By: Nicole Dawes

Features Home Buyers Actually Want

Tags: Homes for Sale, Real Estate, Durham Region, Home Buyers, Features Home Buyers Want, Looking For, Properties, Real Estate Agent

If you’re looking to put your home on the market, we know that you’ve had this question wander through your mind—what are buyers looking for? This question comes in many different shapes and sizes. From asks like, “what signs to look for to see if a home has water damage”, to “how large does a basement window have to be?” There’s plenty of curiosity...Read More

Winterize Your Home 101

By: Nicole Dawes

Winterize Your Home 101

Tags: winterize your home, winter, homes, real estate, durham region, canada, canada winter, cold, snow, homeowner

We just had a huge snowfall in Durham Region this past weekend, which is no doubt a sign of what is to come this winter. And with the abundance of snow and cold weather we will see through this long, bitterly cold season, it’s important to take the proper precautionary steps to ensure your home is properly winterized. Why is this important, you may ask? Winterizing your home ess...Read More

By: Nicole Dawes

Do I Really Need To Hire A Real Estate Agent?

Tags: homes for sale, real estate agent, durham region, for sale, sellers, selling, buyers, buying, just listed, sold

It seems like in this day and age you can find just about anything online—including an abundance of information regarding real estate. With all of this information available online, it’s no wonder people are hesitant to hire representation when buying or selling. But while we will say it is possible to do so without an agent, it would be in your greater interest to have someone he...Read More

By: Nicole Dawes

Do You Need A Real Estate Agent For New Construction?

Tags: New Build, Homes For Sale, Durham Region, Real Estate Agent, New Construction, Real Estate, Buying, Selling

Searching for a new home, like a new car – or even a new sofa – is exciting. And the allure of being the very first person to own something makes buying brand new even more exciting. Well, the same goes for buying new construction. There’s a lot of draw to buying new construction from a Builder. For one, you get to choose the finishes and treatments; you’re also the first ...Read More

By: Nicole Dawes

Tips for Sprucing Up Your Curb Appeal for Fall

Tags: Homes in Durham Region, Curb Appeal, Design Ideas, Home Inspiration, Housing Market, Real Estate, Real Estate Agents, Sellers, Buyers, Homebuyers, For Sale, Selling Tips

Have you ever sold a property and asked yourself, “how could I have sold that home faster and for more money?” The answer is usually curb appeal. Attractive curb appeal can boost a home’s value by up to 20 percent. As homebuyers scour the streets looking for properties to view, most are only enticed by a home whose exterior is attractive. Even if your home is flawless on the insi...Read More

By: Nicole Dawes

5 Reasons to Sell In The Summer

Tags: Homes, Real Estate, Housing Market, Homes in Durham Region, Homes in Toronto, Seller's Market, Buyer's Market, When to Sell, Listing Your Home, Durham Region, For Sale

If you’re unsure when the best time to sell your home, let us give you a little inside scoop—it’s different for everyone. There isn’t one holy grail of dates that has been decided as the best time to move. Some people find moving at the end of the school year the easiest, while others find that moving during Thanksgiving suits them best. It really depends on your own life e...Read More

Common Home Buying Mistakes You Should Avoid

By: Nicole Dawes

Common Home Buying Mistakes You Should Avoid

Tags: Home Buying, Buying, Selling, Real Estate, Home Buying Mistakes, Property

With the newly implemented Canadian government funding for homebuyers in Ontario, it’s hard not to think about buying a new house. The new mortgage rates, albiet a tad more confusing, are making it easier to acquire a property – especially if you’re a first-time homebuyer – and a lot of people are feeling like it’s the right time to buy a house. But bu...Read More

The Best Time To Sell Your Home

By: Nicole Dawes

The Best Time To Sell Your Home

Tags: Selling, Homes in Toronto, Housing Market, Sellers, Real Estate, Tips, Best Time To Sell, Durham region, ontario, market, springtime market, summer market, buyers

When Is The Best Time To Sell? Conventionally, the story holds that the best time to sell your home is in the spring and early summer months—before the first school bell of the season starts to ring. But if you’ve bought or sold before, you’ll know that the current real estate market seems to be anything but conventional. It may be true that most home selling activity happens i...Read More