By: James Bryant

INVESTING IN DURHAM REGION REAL ESTATE

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

Many Canadians dream of owning a second property or several properties as an investment. Renting spaces out as commercial or residential areas can generate a substantial income over time. Among the many options, individuals can invest in second homes, townhouses, condos, duplexes, rooming houses or multi-unit residential buildings. Check your finances Before you invest in an investment pro...Read More

By: James Bryant

TIPS FOR FINDING YOUR DREAM HOME

Tags: WHITBY REAL ESTATE, OSHAWA REAL ESTATE, TORONTO REAL ESTATE, TEAM BRYANT, SOLDBYBRYANT, SUTTON GROUP, SOLDBYBRYANT.COM

HIRING A REAL ESTATE AGENT AND OTHER TIPS FOR FINDING YOUR DURHAM REGION DREAM HOME Thousands of people move into Durham Region each year, but for many, the process brings serious stress.  It doesn’t have to be this way. Here are a few tips on how to reduce stress when searching for a new home in Durham Region. 1. Do Your Research If you are looking for a new home in Durham Region ...Read More

By: James Bryant

WHY ISN'T YOUR HOUSE SELLING?

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

You Have A Problem with Price if… You’re getting a bunch of showings and no one is making an offer. You’re not getting any showings. You’ve received offers from a few Buyers and they are all similar in price (which is below what you anticipated selling for.) You’re not getting any offers. The market has changed since you listed your house for sale and you ha...Read More

By: James Bryant

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE FALL REAL ESTATE MARKET

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

There are many areas to take into consideration when selling your home.  The fall market is no different.  If you are planning on selling your Durham Region home in the fall, take the following measures into consideration: 1) Curb Appeal In a few weeks, summer will come to a halt, but that doesn’t mean the extra attention the exterior of your home has been receiving has to come ...Read More

By: James Bryant

AUGUST REAL ESTATE UPDATE DURHAM REGION

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

      Durham Region Association of REALTORS® (DRAR) President reported 822 residential transactions in August 2017, a 9.75% increase over the previous month.   August also saw a 16.2% increase in the number of new listings in Durham (1,497), compared to the 1,288 new listings reported in August 2016.   “We continue to experience a healthy balanced market,&...Read More

By: James Bryant

PRICING YOUR DURHAM REGION HOME

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

“All yours if the price is right!” In real estate, this phrase echoes true for both buyers and sellers. Sellers, in particular, have the tall task of determining the best listing price for their home. Because emotion is a factor, as a seller you may understandably desire to list your house at an exaggerated price. After all, it is YOUR home and you know the love, care, and attention y...Read More

By: James Bryant

SIX TIPS TO RENTING YOUR HOME ON A HOME-SHARING NETWORK

Tags: REAL ESTATE, TEAM BRYANT, SOLDBYBRYANT, JAMES BRYANT, REAL ESTATE, WHITBY REAL ESTATE,

Renting your Durham Region home on a sharing network such as AirBnB or HomeAway can be a rewarding way to earn some extra income. As more and more people use these services to travel and explore the world, there are ways you can both minimize your risk and become an outstanding host.   1.  Emphasize what’s unique about your listing - is there a beach or a park nearby?...Read More

By: James Bryant

A CHANGING REAL ESTATE MARKET

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

  Durham Region’s ever changing real estate market has seen it’s ups and downs this year. Seller’s had the upper hand from January until the end of May.  From June through to August, the the market has swung in the Buyer's direction.  So what does that mean for you? If you are thinking about buying or selling soon, take a look at these 4 ways that the ...Read More

By: James Bryant

JULY 2017 REAL ESTATE UPDATE

Tags: OSHAWA REAL ESTATE, WHITBY REAL ESTATE, TORONTO REAL ESTATE, TEAM BRYANT, SOLDBYBRYANT, JAMES BRYANT, SOLDBYBRYANT.com, SUTTON GROUP HERITAGE

 JULY RESALE HOUSING MARKET FIGURES TORONTO, August 3, 2017 -- Toronto Real Estate Board President Tim Syrianos announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 5,921 residential transactions through TREB’s MLS® System in July 2017.  This result was down by 40.4 per cent on a year-over-year basis, led by the detached market segment – both in the City of Toronto...Read More

By: James Bryant

TORONTO CONDO PRICES ON THE RISE

Tags: TORONTO REAL ESTATE, TEAM BRYANT, SOLDBYBRYANT, SUTTON GROUP, REALTORS, REAL ESTATE,

Forget single-family homes: Even condos are moving out of affordability range for Toronto's middle class. Despite the slowdown in the broader market, new data from the region's real estate board shows condo prices in the Greater Toronto Area have now passed the half-million-dollar mark, after soaring 28 per cent in the second quarter of this year.     ...Read More