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Bathroom Trends 2019

Wednesday Feb 20th, 2019

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Written by Jessica Greaves February 1, 2019 Shared from blog.homestars.com There are endless options when it comes to bathroom renovations. From simple updates like a fresh coat of paint and new hardware to a complete overhaul of your layout, there’s much to consider when renovating. If you’re thinking about renovating your powder room, ensuite, or main bathroom at all this year, you’re probably wondering what’s trending. Check out our... [read more]

How To Cut Costs Not Quality on Your Kitchen Renovation

Wednesday Feb 13th, 2019

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written by Karen Rhamey January 30, 2019 Sourced from blog.homestars.com Floors, counters, cabinetry and appliances – there’s a seemingly endless number of components that go into creating the kitchen of your dreams. As a result, it’s no secret that kitchen renovations tend to be high on the list of most expensive home improvement projects. As with any project, there are always ways to save without sacrificing the quality of your space. Here... [read more]

SOLD! SOLD! SOLD!!!

Monday Feb 11th, 2019

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4.64 acres of seclusion! This Custom Keuning built raised bungalow with 3+1 bedroom and 2 bathrooms is sold! So happy for our sellers!! [read more]

Durham Region Reports 23.79 Per Cent Increase Of New Listings

Friday Feb 08th, 2019

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January Average Selling Price

February 8, 2019 @ 12:02 PM Posted by: DRAR Durham Region Association of REALTORS® (DRAR) President Tina Sorichetti reported 508 residential transactions in January 2019, a 13.90 per cent increase from December 2018. “It is encouraging to see an increase in sales to start the New Year,” said Sorichetti.   The number of new listings increased significantly from this time last month. January saw 1,181 new listings in comparison to 543 for the month of December.... [read more]

7th Annual Durham Jeans and Jewels Celebration (2019)

Thursday Feb 07th, 2019

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Jeans and Jewels

February 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm Jubilee Pavilion Ballroom 55 Lakeview Park Ave Oshawa, Ontario L1J 7Z2 ProAction Cops & Kids’ Durham Region Chapter is proud to host the 7th Annual Jeans & Jewels event featuring crowd favorites TWO FOR THE SHOW on Saturday, February 9th, 2019 at the Jubilee Pavilion Ballroom in Oshawa. We invite you to join us at this great event in support of funding police-led youth programs in Durham Region. Guests will enjoy... [read more]

The #1 Reason To Sell Now Before Spring

Thursday Feb 07th, 2019

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The price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by ‘supply and demand.’ If many people are looking to buy an item and the supply of that item is limited, the price of that item increases. Putting your home on the market now instead of waiting for increased competition in the spring might make a lot of sense.   The Experience Will Move You! [read more]

Subtle Signs it May Be Time to Sell

Wednesday Jan 23rd, 2019

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Sometimes the reason for putting your home on the market is crystal clear. For example, you might have a job relocation and need to move. Or, you might have decided to downsize because the kids have left the nest. However, there are many other motivations to list your home that are not as obvious, and yet are still good reasons to make a move. Here are just a few examples... You’re bored with your home and are looking for a change. There’s something you’ve... [read more]

2 Eagle Court, in "Westlake Estates" , Solina! $1,499,900!

Wednesday Jan 16th, 2019

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What does your dream home offer? Could it be 4+1 bedrooms with 5 baths? Could it be elegant finishes from the very tippy top right down to the very bottom? Would it include a backyard oasis, professionally landscaped with extensive rockery, stone walkways, an inground pool, firepit and hot tub?   Now place all that goodness onto a 1.49 acre piece of land in sought after Solina and you have 2 Eagle Court!   Priced very well for the $600,000 in upgrades that this home... [read more]

Canadian Home Sales Fall Further In December

Wednesday Jan 16th, 2019

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January 15, 2019 @ 9:42 AM Posted by: DRAR Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales posted a fourth-straight monthly decline in December 2018.   Highlights: • National home sales fell 2.5% from November to December. • Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was down by 19% from one year ago. • The number of newly listed homes was little changed from November to December. • The... [read more]

Durham REALTORS® Report December Statistics

Wednesday Jan 09th, 2019

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January 9, 2019 @ 10:06 AM Posted by: DRAR Durham Region Association of REALTORS® (DRAR) President Tina Sorichetti reported a total of 8,941 residential transactions in 2018. This represents a 19.7 per cent decline compared to the 11,136 residential sales reported in 2017. The number of new listings in December 2018 reached 543, a 23.6 per cent decrease from the same time last year. “Residential transactions tend to slow down around the holidays,” stated... [read more]

Taking the Stress Out of Selling your Home

Thursday Dec 27th, 2018

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For some people, the thought of listing their home for sale is stressful. They worry about all the things they have to do — and all the things that might go wrong. Luckily, it doesn't have to be that way. Here are some tips for making your home sale go smoothly: Give yourself time to prepare. If you're thinking of selling six months from now, start preparing your property now. Do any necessary staging, and get it looking its best. Avoid doing these tasks at the last... [read more]

Canadian Home Sales Activity Softens Further In November

Wednesday Dec 19th, 2018

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December 17, 2018 @ 9:10 AM Posted by: DRAR Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales posted another monthly decline in November 2018.   Highlights: National home sales fell 2.3% from October to November. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was down by 12.6% from one year ago. The number of newly listed homes declined by 3.3% from October to November. The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) was up... [read more]

Durham REALTORS® Report November Statistics

Friday Dec 07th, 2018

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DURHAM REGION, December 7, 2018 – Durham Region Association of REALTORS® (DRAR) President Tina Sorichetti reported a continuation of modest price growth in November 2018 compared to November 2017. The average selling price was up 2.7 per cent year-over-year to $590,403 in Durham.   Durham REALTORS® reported 730 residential transactions in November 2018. The number of residential sales was down 16.9 percent compared to November 2017 and down 8.5 per cent from the same... [read more]

Setting Your List Price Requires Calculation and Savvy

Friday Nov 30th, 2018

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When you're having a garage sale, one of the toughest tasks is pricing your items. If you put a price tag on your old golf clubs that’s too high, no one will buy them. If you make the price too low, they might sell quickly, but you’ll spend the rest of the day wondering if you could have gotten more! It's similar to selling your home — except with your home, the stakes are much higher. You want to price your property to sell, but you don’t want to leave any... [read more]

Balancing the Emotional and Practical Sides of Buying a Home

Tuesday Nov 20th, 2018

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Imagine this scenario... You're shopping for a new home. You drive to visit a recent listing. As you walk through the front doors, you're impressed. Every room looks fantastic. You see yourself relaxing on the spacious patio, cooking in the modern kitchen, and enjoying evenings with the family in the cozy living room. Your emotions are on overdrive. This is your dream home! Should you make an offer? Probably. In fact, you should make that decision quickly in case there are other... [read more]

Canadian Home Sales Activity Eases In October

Thursday Nov 15th, 2018

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November 15, 2018 @ 9:07 AM Posted by: DRAR Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales declined between September and October 2018.   Highlights: National home sales fell 1.6% from September to October. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was down by 3.7% from one year ago. The number of newly listed homes eased 1.1% from September to October. The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) was up 2.3%... [read more]

MPAC - How Residential Property Values Are Assessed

Tuesday Nov 13th, 2018

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Residential Properties   Residential properties include those in small and large urban areas, as well as rural and waterfront locations. Together, MPAC values 4.6 million residential properties across Ontario. In 2016, MPAC updated the assessed values of every property in Ontario. Our assessors are trained experts in the field of valuation and apply appraisal industry standards and best practices. How your property is assessed We look at sales... [read more]

UPTICK IN DETACHED SALES AND PRICES SIGNAL END TO HOUSING MARKET CORRECTION IN THE GTA

Tuesday Oct 02nd, 2018

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It’s not just homebuyers and sellers who have been concerned about the housing market correction in the GTA. It’s also impacted the real estate industry – but agents and brokers can breathe a sign of relief. According to the RE/MAX Back On Track Report, the worst is behind us. Buoyed by a strong summer market, demand for detached homes in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is finally on the upswing, as active listings fall and average prices start to rebound,... [read more]

Is Your Mortgage Up For Renewal??

Thursday Jul 05th, 2018

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    Start early and do your homework when renewing your mortgage: experts   OTTAWA -- A surge in mortgage renewals, rising interest rates and new stress testing rules will are conspiring to make refinancing your mortgage more complicated and more expensive.   Mortgage broker Kelly Wilson, co-owner of the Wilson Team mortgage brokerage in Ottawa, says a majority of Canadians renew with their same lender, but it's still important to check out your... [read more]

The Dianna Mandzuk Team is #65 out of the TOP 100 RE/MAX TEAMS IN CANADA!!

Thursday Apr 26th, 2018

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Keep in mind we are not a huge team with 10+ Sales Representatives!  We are a warm and friendly team of 3 incredible Sales Representatives working hard for our Buyers and Sellers!  And the experienced results have spoken!!   Working in a suburb outside of Toronto our listing prices do not compare with the higher prices of the other  top teams located in larger cities such as; Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver.  This committed and dedicated team is competing... [read more]

A day at Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre

Friday Jan 26th, 2018

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This past week, The Dianna Mandzuk Team had the honour of touring Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre at 86 Colborne Street West, Oshawa.  We were kindly lead through the property by Andrea Shaw, the Executive Director and Debbie Dawson, Fundraising and Community Engagement Coordinator.  WEEMAX Children's Charities* has been supporting and donating towards the Children's Family support room of the Hearth Place's new addition in 2018.  This addition will provide the... [read more]

6TH ANNUAL JEANS & JEWELS

Tuesday Jan 16th, 2018

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Please join ProAction Cops & Kids’ Durham Chapter and Two For the Show on Saturday February 10th for our Jeans & Jewels event. We will be celebrating 11 years of supporting police-led ProAction funded programs in Durham Region that continue to have a positive impact on the communities they serve. Since inception of our Durham Region Chapter, ProAction has engaged over 13,000 young people in more than 145 police-led programs with demand only increasing. Proceeds from this event... [read more]

How Much Is Too Much To Spend On A Home?

Wednesday Jan 03rd, 2018

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Knowing how much you can (and should) spend on a home can be tricky. Most first-time home buyers may find themselves in a place where they’re not even sure where to start. Luckily, you're not alone. Read on for a home budgeting guide that shows you what you need to know before getting into the market. Whether you’re ready to make a move right away or you’d rather save up for a while, by following these steps, you’ll be buying with confidence. ... [read more]

Foreclosure v.s. Power of Sale

Tuesday Dec 27th, 2016

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In the unfortunate circumstance that a homeowner is past-due on their monthly mortgage payments, they pave the way for a “foreclosure” on their property. In today’s market, banks and other lenders do not turn to foreclosure to take away the homes of homeowners who are in arrears. Instead, they perform a "Power of Sale" which is wholly different from a Foreclosure. What is a Foreclosure? Foreclosures are laborious, grueling, and costly to both the... [read more]

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