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Canadian Homebuyers are More Experienced and Financially Prudent

January 22nd, 2013

Canadian homebuyers more experienced,

 financially prudent moving forward, says RE/MAX

 

Tighter mortgage lending rules, in conjunction with the fallout of the US housing meltdown and the European debt crisis, have triggered a shift in the Canadian homebuyer mix and mindset.  The new Canadian real estate consumer is experienced, fiscally-responsible, and ready to move f ...

Why Gravity-Defying Home Prices Refuse To Heed The Market

January 17th, 2013

Why Gravity-Defying Home Prices Refuse To Heed The Market

What's up with Canadian housing prices? Perhaps the better way to phrase that is, Why are Canadian housing prices up? On Tuesday, economists were trying to make sense of the fact that sales of existing homes fell sharply, by 17.4 per cent in December from a year earlier, while home prices actu ...

What Doug's Clients are saying

May 17th, 2012
First time Seller,

I appreciated the fact that Doug was a very clear and concise communicator who made the whole experience of selling my home very easy. I had not sold a house before so it was great to have a realtor that was so effective and easy to work with. I knew that Doug was working hard for me to sell my home under the best terms possible. This resulted in a quick sale which eliminate ...

Media Release

December 6th, 2011

MEDIA RELEASE

Residential condominium market continues to shine

(December 6, 2011 – Hamilton, Ontario)  The real estate market in the Greater Hamilton, Burlington and outlying areas* continued to show increases in listings, sales and average sale price when compared to the same month last year, according to Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) statistics released today by the REALTORS® Associ ...

Housing evolution driving average price appreciation in Canada's major centres

November 8th, 2011

RE/MAX HOUSING EVOLUTION 2011

Hamilton – Burlington

When it comes to revitalization, infill, redevelopment, renovation and new construction, Hamilton-Burlington is among the foremost examples of resurgence over the past decade.

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Latest News

August 2nd, 2011

Why I wouldn’t sell my home myself

Alison Philpot sold her house privately but wonders if it was worth the trouble she experienced, and whether she would have netted more with an agent, even with the commission.Alison Philpot sold her house privately but wonders if it was worth the trouble she experienced . PHOTO: BILL GRIMSHAW/FOR THE TORONTO STAR

By Mark Weisleder |

Since writing about whether you could create a bidding war without an agent, I have received numerous emails from sellers, real estate agents and companies that provide “for sale by owner” servic ...

Demand for luxury homes intensifies amid rising Canadian and global wealth

May 20th, 2011

RE/MAX Ontario-Atlantic Canada and RE/MAX of Western Canada examined 12 major centres from coast-to-coast and found that luxury sales have surged in close to two-thirds of housing markets between January 1 and April 30 of this year, compared to the same period in 2010. Leading in terms of percentage increases over the four-month period were Greater Vancouver (118 per cent) - where foreign inv ...

Balanced market for Spring

April 7th, 2011

Total unit sales for the first three months of the year are reported at 9.5 per cent lower than the same period last year, while new unit listings are at almost the same level as the first quarter of 2010.  While sales activity is down for the first three months of 2011, the average sale price increased by 3.5 per cent.

“I know I’m beginning to sound like a broken record, but comparing t ...

First Time Buyer Report

April 5th, 2011

First-time buyers in major Canadian markets
move to get in ahead of higher interest rates, says RE/MAX

Mississauga, ON (April 5, 2011) -- Driven by the threat of higher interest rates down the road, first-timebuyers are contributing to strong upward momentum in residential housing markets across the country, according to a report released today by RE/MAX. 

The RE/MAX First-Time Buyers Repo ...

Sales Slightly Down, Prices Up

March 15th, 2011

(March 3, 2011 – Hamilton, Ontario) The REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) reported a total of 926 units sold in the association’s jurisdiction* in the month of February, according to Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) statistics released today. This represents an 8.7 per cent decrease in sales from the same month last year.

“While the numbers show that our sales and listings ...

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