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jazz: Unusual Hot Market for January - 01/22/10 04:02 PM
Thinking about buying or selling a home? Now may be the perfect time! Call us to discuss your real estate needs! The Dianna Mandzuk Team...work with us...The Results Will Move You! (0 comments)
jazz: Canada may require higher mortgage downpayments: report - 12/21/09 01:43 PM
Mon Dec 21, 11:24 AM Canada may require people taking out mortgages to come up with a larger downpayment if it looks like indebtedness is getting too high, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said in a interview released late on Sunday. Flaherty's remarks echoed concerns voiced last week by Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney about households' ability to pay down debt. Household debt relative to income has risen sharply though it is below U.S. and British levels, and Carney warned consumers not to assume that interest rates will stay low. "If we see further evidence that there is excessive demand in (5 comments)
jazz: Home prices expected to rise to the highest level in Canadian history in 2010! - 12/04/09 03:01 PM
During one of the most turbulent economic times in recent history, residential real estate went through a sharp downturn, and just as quickly and sharply, rebounded to make the housing market a safe investment for many Canadians, particularly in Oshawa and the Durham Region. The lower interest rates, eased in by the Bank of Canada in late 2007 when the U.S. market started sliding into recession created a cushion to soften the blow to the Canadian Housing Market. By the time the recession hit Canada a year later the overnight rate was at an all-time low of 0.25% creating a hot (0 comments)
jazz: DIANNA MANDZUK NOVEMBER 2009 NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE! - 11/11/09 12:37 PM
November 2009 It's the Cozy Time of Year! For some, it's a sad but true fact of life when you live in Canada that the glorious colours & scents of fall eventually turn to the chill of winter. This is the time of year when family's cocoon & spend more time indoors with each other - unless you're a hockey family - that's another matter entirely! Typically, we see a moderate slowing of the read estate market as we head into December and thoughts turn towards the holidays. Are you thinking of spring already? The spring market really isn't as far (0 comments)
jazz: Best Selling September On Record - September Statistics - 10/08/09 12:14 PM
DURHAM REGION OCTOBER 7, 2009 -The Durham Region Association of REALTORS® (DRAR) reported 825 sales in September 2009, down .5% from August 09's 875, but up 9% from the 752 recorded in September ‘08'. Average selling prices were up 1.4% ($282,308) in September, from August's $278,400, and up 5.5% from the $267,478 reported in September ‘08'. "Durham's fall market is starting stronger than ever," said Debbie Dawson, 2009 DRAR President. "With the reported 825 sales this September, it is the best selling September on record!" Total active listings are down 36% (1920) from September 08's 2989, and up 2.9% from last (0 comments)
jazz: Google Street View goes LIVE in Toronto!! - 10/07/09 10:35 AM
Google announced today that it's "Street View" technology is now available for the City of Toronto, Hamilton & Kitchener. How long before this techonology comes to a street corner near you? Hard to say. Obviously, they will concentrate on the major urban centres before branching outwards, but don't be suprised if you see a strange car prowling your streets with a bubble top camera mounted to the roof in the near future. I've been using Google maps to map the location of my listings for a little over a year now and I am quite pleased with the results. You can (0 comments)
jazz: There's More to a Mortgage Than Getting a Great Rate - 09/30/09 07:17 AM
Something we frequently are coming across in our day to day transactions with our clients is something that unfortunately comes as a nasty, eye-popping surprise to most people. It's call an "Interest Rate Differential" (IRD) and it comes in to play when you are looking at discharging am existing mortgage with your lender when you sell your home. Read the article below for more details on what the IRD is, and other things to consider. When it comes to mortgages, getting a great rate is just the tip of the iceberg... Homeowners and buyers is Oshawa and the Durham Region are (0 comments)
jazz: RE/MAX FIT TO SELL - Curb Appeal - 09/14/09 01:00 PM
First impressions need to be the best impressions - sometimes it's the only chance you get to catch a perspective buyer's eye! So, what do we mean when we say "Curb appeal"? The attractiveness of a home and its property to perspective buyers viewing it from the street as compared with other homes on that same street or within that same neighborhood. (1 comments)
jazz: Mortgage rates falling! - 09/09/09 02:58 PM
Are you thinking that in today's economy, you're more likley to hear that the "sky is falling", but in today's news, it's actually mortgage rates that are falling. Is now the right time for you to buy or sell a home? Perhaps! Call The Dianna Mandzuk Team at 905-433-2579 to discuss your options! Read on for the complete story... Canadian banks are chopping their mortgage rates across the board by up to a third of a percentage point as the cost of borrowing in the bond market falls. Royal Bank and BMO announced their cuts late Friday, while TD Canada Trust (0 comments)
jazz: Canada homes prices seen rising, sales stabilizing - 08/27/09 03:09 PM
Here's more proof that the real estate market is on the rebound in Canada. Interest rates are still at recods lows but inching up. Is now the time for you to make your move? Why not call a member of the Dianna Mandzuk Team to discuss your options?! TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian resale home prices are likely to rise, not fall, and sales will nearly match those of last year, the Canadian Real Estate Association said in a revised forecast on Thursday. A much stronger showing in the second quarter, and a solid start to the third quarter, prompted CREA to (0 comments)
jazz: August Mid-Month Statistics - Sales Up 19% In The Durham Region - 08/20/09 04:05 PM
DURHAM REGION AUGUST 20, 2009 - The Durham Region Association of REALTORS® (DRAR) reported 417 sales in the first half of August '09, an increase of 19% from the 349 sales reported mid-month in August '08. "The average selling price climbed 3% ($281,223) from the $272,788 recorded at the same time last year," said Debbie Dawson, 2009 DRAR President. "As we start the third-quarter Durham Region's housing market is booming. With a 35% (1,929) decrease in inventory from the reported 2,972 active listings on market in August '08 and steady average selling prices, the market which was favorable to the buyer (0 comments)
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