By: Lisa Lynne Robinson

September 2020

Tags: September, Newsletter, Real Estate

The Durham Region Association of REALTORS® (DRAR) President Vicki Sweeney reported 1,515 residential transactions in August, a significant 45 per cent increase from August 2019. The number of new listings increased on a year-over-year basis by 19 per cent reaching 1,839 new listings in August.   “Our market has experienced a strong rebound as home sales continue to hit record r...Read More

August 2020

By: Lisa Lynne Robinson

August 2020

Tags: The latest real estate market stats for the Durham Region

Durham Region Real Estate Market Update The Durham Region Association of REALTORS® (DRAR) President Vicki Sweeney reported 1,583 residential transactions for the month of July, representing a significant 52 per cent increase from the same time last year. The number of new listings in Durham Region reached 1,905 in July, a slight increase on a month-over-month basis from June. The days on mar...Read More

By: Lisa Lynne Robinson

Accentuate the Positives: Highlight Your Home’s Best Features

Tags: Paint, Decorate, Highlight

Jul 16, 2020 Lisa Robinson Your home’s a looker, so why aren’t you doing all you can to point all the attention at its best features? Maybe you’re afraid that drawing so much attention to the details will leave your friends jealous, or maybe you just need some ideas for how to make those interesting details even more obvious. Either way, there are plenty of tricks you can use t...Read More

By: Lisa Lynne Robinson

Your Pre-Listing Checklist

Tags: Lists

  Jul 09, 2020 Lisa Robinson When it comes time to list your home, you’ll want to come up with a list of small repairs and other tweaks that you can do to try and get the most out of your property. If you don’t make a list, you might miss things that could bring down what potential buyers are willing to pay for your home. While there might be a lot of things to consider dependin...Read More

By: Lisa Lynne Robinson

How Does Rent to Own Housing Work?

Tags: Rent To Own

Aug 13, 2020 Lisa Robinson Buying a home is a big deal, especially for those who have had credit problems in the past. The most common way to buy a home is with a mortgage loan, which requires both a credit score that the lender finds acceptable and enough cash on hand for a down payment (and usually some other costs). For some, this can be a barrier to home ownership because they either have p...Read More

By: Lisa Lynne Robinson

Making Your DIY Shopping List

Tags: "Hardware Stores"

April 30, 2020 Lisa Robinson DIY projects are a great way to keep yourself busy during social distancing while also giving you a chance to hone certain skills or take care of a few things around the house. With some DIY projects you’ll already have everything you need at home, making it a simple matter of getting everything together and actually doing it. With other projects, though, you&...Read More

By: Lisa Lynne Robinson

Staying Connected with Modern Tech

Tags: "Technology Specialists"

April 9, 2020 Lisa Robinson The world we live in is significantly different than the world we knew just a year ago. Around the world, people face self-isolation and quarantine as we attempt to stop the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. This can be scary, especially for those who live alone or who have distant loved ones that they’re worried about. Fortunately, we also live in a wo...Read More

By: Lisa Lynne Robinson

New Real Estate Rules Under Social Distancing

Tags: "Virtual Tours"

April 27, 2020 Lisa Robinson Buying or selling a home can be stressful even under ordinary circumstances. Unfortunately, the current state of the world is far from ordinary. The housing market is feeling the crunch, as fewer buyers want to get out and shop for a home, and fewer sellers want to take a risk with selling. This isn’t to say that nobody’s buying and selling, of course; t...Read More

By: Lisa Lynne Robinson

Developing Your Isolation Routine

Tags: Covid-19

by Lisa Robinson Social isolation can be difficult, especially if you’re not used to it. It sounds easy on the surface: Just stay home! If you’re cut off from the social contact and day-to-day routines that you’re used to, though, this can have a significant negative impact on your mental (and sometimes physical) health. If you’ve been struggling with isolation, here are ...Read More

By: Lisa Lynne Robinson

Spring Cleaning>>>Your Air Conditioner

Tags: HVAC Specialists

April 15, 2019 Lisa Robinson Spring is a time of beginnings. You get a chance to start over, to try something new and to get your air conditioner ready for the hot summer to come. It might not be as romantic as the budding of trees and blooming of flowers, but having your air conditioner in tip-top shape is arguably far more useful. When you start your spring clean, don’t forget yo...Read More