Finding a New Home for Your Next Stage of Life

By: Mona Bayoumi

Finding a New Home for Your Next Stage of Life

Tags: The New Normal, Homes in Durham Region, Durham Region Real Estate, Durham Region Housing Market, Real Estate in 2021, What to Expect in Real Estate, Durham Region Realtor, Whitby Realtor, Whitby Real Estate, empty nesters, new stage of life, next stage of life

Imagine the first place you lived as a young adult. Now imagine trying to fit your life today into that space. Not pretty, right? For most of us, our housing needs are cyclical. A newly independent adult can find freedom and flexibility in even a tiny apartment. That same space, to a growing family, would feel stifling. For empty nesters, a large home with several unused bedrooms can become impra...Read More

5 Inspiring Home Design and Remodelling Trends for 2021

By: Mona Bayoumi

5 Inspiring Home Design and Remodelling Trends for 2021

Tags: Home Design, Home design trends, home decor, home decor trends, remodelling tips, real estate advice, Durham Region, Durham region real estate, Durham homes for sale, Homeownership goals, buying and selling in durham region, selling in durham region, durham region listings, real estate tips, gta real estate, durham region real estate, durham region realtor, whitby realtor, whitby real estate

We’ve all spent a lot more time at home over the past year. And for many of us, our homes have become our office, our classroom, our gym—and most importantly, our safe haven during times of uncertainty. So it’s no surprise to see that design trends for 2021 revolve around soothing colour palettes, cozy character, and quiet retreats.   Even if you don’t have immediate p...Read More

New Year, New Home? Set Homeownership Goals Whether You’re Buying, Selling, or Staying Put

By: Mona Bayoumi

New Year, New Home? Set Homeownership Goals Whether You’re Buying, Selling, or Staying Put

Tags: Durham Region, Durham region real estate, Durham homes for sale, New Year new Home, Homeownership goals, buying and selling in durham region, selling in durham region, durham region listings, real estate tips, gta real estate, durham region real estate, durham region realtor, whitby realtor, whitby real estate

The start of a new year always compels people to take a fresh look at their goals, from health and career to relationships and finance. But with historically low mortgage rates, increased home sales and price growth, and a tight housing inventory, the time is right to also make some homeownership resolutions for 2021.   Home buyers, is this the year you work to improve your credit score, pay ...Read More

The New Normal: A Strong Housing Market Expected to Continue into 2021

By: Mona Bayoumi

The New Normal: A Strong Housing Market Expected to Continue into 2021

Tags: The New Normal, Homes in Durham Region, Durham Region Real Estate, Durham Region Housing Market, Real Estate in 2021, What to Expect in Real Estate, Durham Region Realtor, Whitby Realtor, Whitby Real Estate

Circumstances like a once-in-a-hundred-years pandemic and historic inventory shortages might have made you assume that the housing market would lose steam, but there is plenty of evidence to the contrary. As Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) senior economist, Shaun Cathcart noted, “records [are continually] being broken” in the residential property market.   Indeed, rather t...Read More

Find Durham Region School Boundaries with Maps

By: Mona Bayoumi

Find Durham Region School Boundaries with Maps

Tags: Durham Region, School Boundaries, Durham Region Schools, Durham Region School Boundaries, Durham District School Board Boundaries, Durham Catholic School Board Boundaries, Whitby Schools, Whitby Real Estate, Durham Real Estate, Find a Durham School, Find a School in Durham Region, Whitby Realtor

When you're a parent, moving isn't as simple as finding a great property in a neighbourhood you love. Knowing which schools your children will attend  before you purchase a home is so important , Wondering about school ratings? How about how close is the nearest school to the home I'd like to buy?  The DDSB and DCDSB have school locators for your convenience! Do ...Read More

5 Secrets Buyers and Sellers Must Know About Virtual Home Tours

By: Mona Bayoumi

5 Secrets Buyers and Sellers Must Know About Virtual Home Tours

Tags: Mortgage Rates, Durham Real Estate, Durham Realtor, Whitby Realtor, First Time Buyers, Mortgage Stress Test, GTA Realtor, GTA Real Estate, Real Estate Tips, Virtual Tours, Are Virtual Tours Right for Everyone?, Whitby Real Estate, Pickering Real Estate, Oshawa Real Estate, Oshawa Realtor, Pickering Realtor, Toronto Realtor, Toronto Real Estate

  For years now, virtual home tours have helped real estate buyers far and wide find the perfect home. From long-distance military personnel being relocated, to investors expanding their portfolio, to homeowners looking for a vacation getaway, this technology makes finding a house that’s a bit out of driving distance much easier. And for real estate agents, virtual tours have been a us...Read More

Lowest Mortgage Rates in History: What It Means for Homeowners and Buyers

By: Mona Bayoumi

Lowest Mortgage Rates in History: What It Means for Homeowners and Buyers

Tags: Mortgage Rates, Durham Real Estate, Durham Realtor, Whitby Realtor, First Time Buyers, Mortgage Stress Test, GTA Realtor, GTA Real Estate, Real Estate Tips

The interest rate on Canada’s most popular mortgage, the five-year fixed rate, has fallen to its lowest level in history. In early June, HSBC made headlines when it began offering Canadians a five-year fixed-rate mortgage below 2%. Multiple brokers followed suit, and some are now advertising even lower rates.1 And while many Canadians have rushed to take advantage of this unprecedented oppo...Read More

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