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

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