mandzuk: Most Ontarians confused about HST and resale homes - 11/22/10 05:11 AM
56% mistakenly believe HST applies to purchase price
Toronto, Ontario, October 27, 2010
- An Ipsos Reid survey commissioned by the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA)
and released today reveals that fully 56 percent of Ontarians mistakenly believe that the new Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) applies to the full purchase price of a resale home. In fact the HST is only levied on the various transaction fees associated with the purchase of a home that has been previously occupied (i.e. not a newly-built home).
Currently, the average price of an Ontario resale home is around $330,000. Therefore, this confusion leaves the … (0 comments)

mandzuk: Low inventory levels set stage for heated Spring market - 02/24/10 12:20 AM
Oshawa, ON (February 24, 2010) - Lack of inventory will be the greatest challenge facing housing markets across the country this Spring, according to a report released today by RE/MAX.
The RE/MAX Market Trends Report 2010, which examined real estate trends and developments in 16 markets across the country, found that unusually strong activity during one of the traditionally quietest months of the year has led to a sharp decline in active listings in 81 per cent of markets surveyed. The threat of higher interest rates, tighter lending criteria, and in British Columbia and Ontario, the introduction of the new Harmonized … (0 comments)

mandzuk: Unusual Hot Market for January - 01/22/10 08:02 AM
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mandzuk: Economic recovery becoming more solidly entrenched, says Bank of Canada - 01/21/10 07:54 AM
OTTAWA - Canada's, including the Durham Region & Kawartha Lakes, economic recovery is becoming more solidly entrenched with the private sector beginning to play an increasingly pivotal role in leading the country out of recession, the Bank of Canada said Thursday in its latest policy report.
In a mildly upbeat assessment of the recovery, the central bank's quarterly outlook contains some upward revisions for growth in the United States, China, Europe and Japan that should help Canada's battered exporters and manufacturing sector in the next two years.
And it says Canada's economy will grow faster going forward than expected, in part because … (0 comments)

mandzuk: Canada may require higher mortgage downpayments: report - 12/21/09 05:43 AM
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 … (4 comments)

mandzuk: Something interesting I came across this morning about Social Media and the switch in marketing. Lots of interesting stats here... - 12/14/09 02:14 AM

mandzuk: Home prices expected to rise to the highest level in Canadian history in 2010! - 12/04/09 07:01 AM
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)

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)

mandzuk: RE/MAX Fit To Sell Program - What type of first impression will your home make on a potential Buyer? - 11/06/09 02:35 AM
For more details or to discuss some staging options, please contact a member of the Dianna Mandzuk Team at 905-433-2579, or Dianna is a Certified Canadian Staging Professional and can offer tips and suggestions to help your home make the very best first impression that it can! … (0 comments)

47.13 acres zoned agricultural. Asking price is based on $65,000 per acre. In the Clarington Official Plan designated as General Industrial. Vacant lands with large barn. Land rented and is farmed by a local farmer. Farmer has the right to harvest his seasonal crop. Note: LSP is related to shareholders of Seller. 1989 plan of survey on file as prepared by Brown & Coggan Ltd., Ontario Land Surveyors. This designation permits M2 uses & outside storage. Presented byDianna MandzukSales RepresentativeRE/Max Jazz Inc., BrokerageDirect 905-433-2579Toll free 888-732-1600dianna@dmandzuk.caNot intended to solicit properties already listed nor Buyers signed under a Buyer's Agency Agreement. E. … (0 comments)

mandzuk: Best Selling September On Record - September Statistics - 10/08/09 05:14 AM
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)

mandzuk: Google Street View goes LIVE in Toronto!! - 10/07/09 03:35 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)

mandzuk: There's More to a Mortgage Than Getting a Great Rate - 09/30/09 12:17 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)

mandzuk: RE/MAX FIT TO SELL - Curb Appeal - 09/14/09 06:00 AM
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.

mandzuk: Mortgage rates falling! - 09/09/09 07:58 AM
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)

mandzuk: Canada homes prices seen rising, sales stabilizing - 08/27/09 08:09 AM
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)

mandzuk: August Mid-Month Statistics - Sales Up 19% In The Durham Region - 08/20/09 09:05 AM
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)

mandzuk: Canadian home resale prices rise to record in May - 06/16/09 03:33 AM
TORONTO (Reuters) - Resale prices for Canadian homes rose to their highest average on record in May, while sales activity climbed for a fourth straight month as consumer confidence strengthened, according to an industry report released on Monday.
But rebounding sales in some of the most expensive markets skewed the national average price, the Canadian Real Estate Association said in the report.
The average home price last month rose 0.4 percent to C$319,757 ($282,971), topping the previous record set a year earlier. It was the first year-over-year increase since May last year.
The average price has recovered 16.4 percent from the … (0 comments)

mandzuk: Gen X to flex new purchasing muscle in recreational property markets across Canada, says RE/MAX - 06/02/09 12:36 AM
Mississauga, ON (June 2, 2009) - Generation X purchasers are poised to replace aging baby boomers as the major force in recreational property markets across the country, according to a report released today by RE/MAX.
The demographic shift was noted in the 2009 RE/MAX Recreational Property Report highlighting sales, pricing, trends and developments in 50 Canadian markets. The report found demand from Gen X (those born between 1965 and 1980) has nearly doubled over one year ago. Seventy-four per cent of markets surveyed this year reported a marked trend toward thirty-something buyers snapping up affordably-priced product, ranging from waterfront cottages to … (0 comments)

mandzuk: A BLOOMING SPRING MARKET FOR DURHAM - 05/23/09 11:11 AM
"Conditions in the resale housing market have improved remarkably this spring," said Debbie Dawson, President of the Durham Region Association of REALTORS®. "While April's 843 sales are lower than the 989 reported in April ‘08'; sales are up by an outstanding 21% from March's 694." 
Average selling prices in the Region remain consistent at $269,596 for April ‘09' only 2% lower than April ‘08' $275,751 and 2% higher than the $263,970 recorded in March ‘09'.
"Although there is a decrease in the year-over-year sales activity, homes in the Region are still holding their value as average selling prices have remained stable, … (0 comments)

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