By: TANYA GORDON

8 reasons why you should hire an interior designer/decorator

Tags: Interior Design

 8 reasons why you should hire an interior designer/decorator With so many new services for interior decorating and design help, I've heard a LOT of discussion about the question whether to hire an interior designer. How do you know which avenue is best? Where is the best place to hire them from and how do you know if you are making the right decision? All very valid questions. I'll d...Read More

By: TANYA GORDON

DURHAM AVERAGE SELLING PRICE UP FROM SAME TIME LAST YEAR

Tags: Market Update

Durham average selling price up from same time last year Durham Region Association of REALTORS (DRAR) President Roger Bouma reported 749 residential transactions in July 2017, a 25 per cent decrease from June 2017. July also saw the number of new listings in Durham decrease month-over-month to 1,906, down from 2,639 new listings in June, but higher than the 1,459 in July 2016. “The last fe...Read More

By: TANYA GORDON

For Sale By Owner

Tags: For Sale By Owner

As a realtor obviously I have my own bias. But this question comes up from time to time when I meet with clients who are thinking of selling their home. COMFREE has done an exceptional job of marketing themselves over the last few years and has gained some market share. However, there are always two sides to every story and I thought it would be good for people to hear from an industry insider and...Read More

By: TANYA GORDON

Mortgage Matters: Surviving and thriving: Your mortgage blueprint for 2017

Tags: Mortgage 2017

What do the new mortgage rules mean? Is this the right time to buy? Have mortgage rates bottomed out? Here are five sensible strategies that can assist you to survive and thrive in the current climate: 1. Take care of your credit: pay your bills on time, don't let your credit accounts exceed 50% of the credit avaiilable, and don't apply for a store care just to save on your purchase day! ...Read More