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

Durham Real Estate Prices For October 2017

Tags: Whitby Real Estate, Oshawa Real Estate, Ajax Real Estate, Team Bryant, Soldbybryant, Sutton Group Heritage, Team Bryant Real Estate

  Durham Region Association of REALTORS® (DRAR) President reported 845 residential transactions in October 2017, a 23 per cent decrease from October 2016. However, this was a slight increase over the previous month.   October also saw the number of new listings in Durham increase month-over-month to 1,698, up from 1,096 new listings in September, and higher than the 1,327 in Octobe...Read More

By: James Bryant

MORTGAGE RULES CHANGING

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

What this means for your mortgage Here’s how the rules would play out for a family with $100,000 in annual income, according to numbers provided by Ratehub.ca, a mortgage rates and credit cards comparisons site. Let’s consider a first scenario in which the family is offered a mortgage rate of 2.83 per cent, which is more than two percentage points below the current Bank of ...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

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