Why Homes with Pools sell in the Winter

By: Lindsay Smith

Why Homes with Pools sell in the Winter

Tags: real estate, buyselllovedurham, oshawa real estate, durham region, market trends,, winter real estate, sellers market, buyers market, whitby, clarington, house closing, swimming pool

Let’s jump back in time, say to 1997. This was an amazing year for Real Estate. In fact, it was the best year for sales in a decade. Detached homes had been increasing in value since a correction in 1990 and the future looked rosy. One other component of the market in the late 1990s was predictability. It was a given that year after year the values would increase, Sellers would ask “X&...Read More

Real Estate Predictions through a Frosty, Snow covered Window.

By: Lindsay Smith

Real Estate Predictions through a Frosty, Snow covered Window.

Tags:

real estate, buy sell love durham, oshawa real estate, durham region, market trends, buyer's market, seller's market, homes for sale near me, keller williams, real estate agent, agent experience

It’s a snow day. Actually, it's a “snowmageddon.” I am sitting at my kitchen table watching the snow float around and it looks beautiful. Until you go outside, then you realize how challenging the conditions make for moving around. This can be likened to our Real Estate market. Buyers look online at beautifully staged homes with dreams of moving, only to walk into a “bl...Read More

Predictions for the 2022 Durham Real Estate Market

By: Lindsay Smith

Predictions for the 2022 Durham Real Estate Market

Tags:

real estate, buy sell love durham, oshawa real estate, durham region, market trends, buyer's market, seller's market, homes for sale near me, keller williams, real estate agent, agent experience, prediction, market evaluation

The Christmas trees are down, the New Years' Eve noisemakers are put away for another year and the numbers are showing how Real Estate finished 2021. 2021 was a year that took everyone by surprise. Beginning with a lockdown, more lockdowns, a new variant that seems to be sweeping across our country to a banner year for home sales. Here is a quick breakdown of year-over-year changes for the m...Read More

What is an Absorption Chart? How can this information help buyers in the Durham Region?

By: Lindsay Smith

What is an Absorption Chart? How can this information help buyers in the Durham Region?

Tags:

real estate, buyselllovedurham, oshawa real estate, durham region, market trends, COVID-19, spring real estate, tools, market information, sellers market, buyers market, whitby, clarington

Imagine you are placed in the role of ordering canned goods for a grocery store. For your first month, you watch the shelves emptying and being refilled and you keep track of what you have in inventory and how quickly they are selling. You notice that at the end of the month you sold 500 cans of tomatoes. You ended up with 250 cans. You determine that by carrying an inventory of 750 cans you had a...Read More

Are Buyers to Blame for Rising Home Prices in Durham Region?

By: Lindsay Smith

Are Buyers to Blame for Rising Home Prices in Durham Region?

Tags:

real estate, buy sell love durham, oshawa real estate, durham region, market trends, real estate pricing, neighbourhood, whitby real estate, house near me for sale, clarington real estate, treb, mls

We have a wonderful couple that we are working with to find the first home. They are fully qualified, have a great down-payment and are ready to become homeowners. However, after their first offer on a property they did not end up buying they have the knowledge of how things work and that information will help them secure a home. Here is what their first attempt to buy looked like from my perspect...Read More

Supply vs. Demand: The real issue with the lack of homes in Durham Region

By: Lindsay Smith

Supply vs. Demand: The real issue with the lack of homes in Durham Region

Tags:

real estate, buyselllovedurham, oshawa real estate, durham region, market trends, real estate pricing, neighbourhood, whitby real estate, house near me for sale, clarington real estate, treb, mls, supply and demand, market analysis

How do you cool a heated Real Estate market? Implement taxes to keep investors out of buying? Create incentives for Buyers to save down-payments or to get rebates on buying? End blind bidding? Or does any form of “controlling” a free market comes at the cost of collapsing Real Estate values and seeing equity stripped away from owners? It is all so complex. Let’s dig in a bit to s...Read More

Real Estate Forecast for Oshawa, Whitby and Clarington. Let's make some predictions.

By: Lindsay Smith

Real Estate Forecast for Oshawa, Whitby and Clarington. Let's make some predictions.

Tags:

real estate, buy sell love durham, oshawa real estate, durham region, market trends, buyer's market, seller's market, homes for sale near me, keller williams, real estate agent, agent experience, predictions, forecast

It is that time of year again when I stick my neck out and make a few predictions about the first 3 months of the new year that is quickly approaching. First, let me find that crystal ball… I know it is around here somewhere. Ahh, there it is. Let’s see what it says. All kidding aside, it looks like the spring market, (in Real Estate the spring market comes from late January until Ma...Read More

'We Buy Homes for Cash' Home Flip Companies vs. Realtors: Who puts more money in your pocket?

By: Lindsay Smith

'We Buy Homes for Cash' Home Flip Companies vs. Realtors: Who puts more money in your pocket?

Tags:

real estate, buy sell love durham, oshawa real estate, durham region, market trends, buyer's market, seller's market, homes for sale near me, keller williams, real estate agent, agent experience

Is it just me or do many people notice “bag” signs stuck into the ground at street crossings offering cash for homes? A quick google search with the inquiry “buy your home for cash in Oshawa” resulted in 25 companies on the first page. They are very easy to find.  The ads typically offer solutions to bad credit, no commission, fast closings and offering to deal with fo...Read More

Interviewing Agents? Ask the right questions to determine if they're local

By: Lindsay Smith

Interviewing Agents? Ask the right questions to determine if they're local

Tags:

real estate, buy sell love durham, oshawa real estate, durham region, market trends, buyer's market, seller's market, homes for sale near me, keller williams, real estate agent, agent experience

  It seems easy. You connect with a Real Estate sales rep to sell your home in Durham and take for granted they are a local agent with local experience. A quick Google search for Durham Real Estate found that the majority of websites/sales reps that result are out of area agents. This shows that your search may result in local sales reps, or, you may find salespeople who do not know how to ...Read More

Selling vs. Communicating in Real Estate: Understanding the difference and making it work for everyone.

By: Lindsay Smith

Selling vs. Communicating in Real Estate: Understanding the difference and making it work for everyone.

Tags:

real estate, buy sell love durham, oshawa real estate, durham region, market trends, buyer's market, seller's market, homes for sale near me, keller williams, real estate agent, agent experience

I am certain at some point you have been wandering through a mall and stopped to see a person standing behind a work -table with a microphone on and talking up a product.  Let’s call the product “ShamWow,” and as you watch and listen to the sales pitch, you see people with their visa cards out walking away with smiles and a new cloth. This experience can also be seen at plac...Read More