By: James Bryant

SELLING YOUR DURHAM REGION HOME IN THE SPRING

Tags: SPRING REAL ESTATE, TEAM BRYANT, SELLING REAL ESTATE,

1. Cleaning If you haven’t started spring cleaning, now’s the ideal time to pick up that duster, take out that mop, roll up the sleeves and do some deep cleaning around the house. It goes without saying that, when it comes time to show off your home to a potential buyer, it should be clean and free of clutter. There’s nothing quite as off-putting to a would-be buyer than a ho...Read More

By: James Bryant

INVESTING IN DURHAM REGION UOIT

Tags: REAL ESTATE, REALTORS, INVESTING IN REAL ESTATE, TEAM BRYANT, SOLDBYBRYANT

If you’re the parent or guardian of a college/university age student, and you haven’t considered it yet, perhaps now is the time you will. As spring is just around the corner, it’s time to think about what investments you can make, and an investment that shouldn’t be overlooked is buying a home.   Buying A Home For Your Student College and university are very expen...Read More

By: James Bryant

2018 REAL ESTATE FORECAST FROM TREB

Tags: REAL ESTATE, TORONTO, CONDO, DREAM HOME, SOLDBYBRYANT, TEAM BRYANT, REALTORS

TORONTO, January 30, 2018 -- The Toronto Real Estate Board will release its annual Market Year in Review & Outlook Report today at the Board’s Economic Summit. This report captures statistics recorded through TREB’s MLS® System for 2017 and provides a market outlook for 2018, as well results from Ipsos consumer surveys and an economic impact analysis conducted by Altus. This ...Read More

By: James Bryant

CONDO REAL ESTATE UPDATE

Tags: TORONTO REAL ESTATE, HOME PRICES, CONDO PRICES, REALTORS, GTA REAL ESTATE, SOLDBYRYANT, TEAM BRYANT,

Toronto Real Estate Board President Tim Syrianos announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 5,773 condominium apartment sales through TREB’s MLS® System in the fourth quarter of 2017.  This result was down by 15.4 per cent compared to the last three months of 2016.   Over the same period, new condominium apartment listings were up by 9.8 per cent to 8,186.&nbs...Read More

By: James Bryant

DECEMBER REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE

Tags: WHITBY REAL ESTATE, TORONTO REAL ESTATE, CONDO, LUXURY HOMES, SOLDBYBRYANT, TEAM BRYANT

Toronto Real Estate Board President Tim Syrianos announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 92,394 sales through TREB’s MLS® System in 2017.  This total was down 18.3 per cent compared to the record set in 2016.   Record sales in Q1 were followed by a decline in Q2 and Q3 after the Ontario Fair Housing Plan (FHP) was announced.  The pace of sales picked ...Read More

By: James Bryant

NOVEMBER REAL ESTATE NEWS

Tags: WHITBY REAL ESTATE, OSHAWA REAL ESTATE, TEAM BRYANT, SOLDBYBRYANT, REALTORS

Durham Region Association of REALTORS® (DRAR) reported 879 residential transactions in November 2017, a 4 per cent increase from October 2017. “The balance between supply and demand for homes continues to be very tight as we inch closer to the end of 2017.”   November saw a slight decrease in listings of 1632 from 1698 in October. There is large increase year over year from ...Read More

By: James Bryant

CONDO / TOWNHOUSE PRICES SOAR

Tags: REAL ESTATE, TEAM BRYANT, SOLDBYBRYANT, JAMES BRYANT, CONDO, TOWNHOUSE

The boom in condos and stacked townhomes pushed sales of new construction homes in the Toronto region up 18 per cent year over in year in October ? accounting for 91 per cent of the overall 5,377 purchases. The remaining 9 per cent of sales were low-rise, single-family homes, including detached, semi-detached and town houses.   A 70 per cent decline in the number of transactions in the lo...Read More

By: James Bryant

SEPTEMBER REAL ESTATE NEWS

Tags: WHITBY REAL ESTATE, OSHAWA REAL ESTATE, AJAX REAL ESTATE, TEAM BRYANT, SOLDBYBRYANT, SUTTON GROUP HERITAGE, REALTORS, REAL ESTATE

Durham Region Association of REALTORS® (DRAR) President reported 835 residential transactions in September 2017, down 23 per cent compared to September 2016. However, this was a slight increase over the previous month.   September also saw an increase in the number of new listings in Durham (1,914), compared to the 1,556 new listings reported in September 2016.  The average housin...Read More

By: James Bryant

SELLING REAL ESTATE IN THE FALL

Tags: WHITBY REAL ESTATE, OSHAWA REAL ESTATE, TORONTO REAL ESTATE, TEAM BRYANT, SOLDBYBRYANT, MLS, REALTORS

When trying to forecast the future Durham Region housing market, most experts look at pending home sales. If they’re consistently trending upward, we can comfortably look forward to a robust near-future. For most of this year, the pending home sale statistics have looked like a roller coaster.  The fall market is typically a time when many new listings hit the market. If you are plann...Read More

By: James Bryant

5 MYTHS TO REAL ESTATE PRICING

Tags: WHITBY REAL ESTATE, OSHAWA REAL ESTATE, AJAX REAL ESTATE, TEAM BRYANT, SOLDBYBRYANT, SUTTON GROUP HERITAGE, REAL ESTATE PRICING

The most important advice an experienced real estate agent can give sellers is how to price their home.  It doesn’t matter how well a home appears or what upgrades have been competed...if it’s not priced right, their is typically going to be a problem.   A significant battle that many agents face is what the seller believes their home is worth compared to MARKET VALUE.  ...Read More