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Coldwell Banker R.M.R. Real Estate Provides Escort Boat for Stand Up Paddle Boards' Lake Ontario Crossing


On September 2, 2015 three Stand Up Paddle Boarders from Ottawa, Ontario crossed Lake Ontario paddling 55kms to raise money for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)

Reduce Your Household Water & Save Money Too

Did you know that on a per capita basis, Canadians are the second highest water consumers in the world? Although we're blessed with more fresh, clean water than any other country on the planet, it's in our best interest to use it wisely. And as many Canadian homeowners will attest, reducing household water use can also lower your utility bills.

Phasing in a Major Renovation

Renovating a home can be a rewarding and exciting experience, but all too often it can also be costly, disruptive and stressful.  Many homeowners feel that they have to make compromises in their ideal plan in order to accommodate their budget and their schedule.

Look at Home's Affordability, Not Sale Price

In today’s booming real estate market, house hunting for an “affordable” home can be quite a challenge. However, too many potential homebuyers focus their thinking solely on a home’s sale price without considering its overall affordability. The fact of the matter is, with today’s extremely low interest rates, homes today frequently offer more affordable mortgage payments than was the case when rates were high. In many of Canada’s major urban centers, home payments can sometimes even be more affordable than rents.

Closed mortgages can help you pay off your mortgage faster!

For most Canadian homeowners, one of the best ways to achieve financial freedom is to pay off your mortgage. Yet, there’s one simple and easy strategy that can help you pay off your mortgage in a shorter time frame that many people don’t take advantage of. You can benefit from a lower mortgage rate simply by choosing a closed versus open mortgage.

How to Think Like a Buyer When Selling a Home

Selling a home is an opportunity to ensure you get the greatest return on your investment, but it can be emotional for a homeowner to let go. Here’s how to view your home like a buyer, and reap the financial rewards.

Let Real Estate Help With College Expenses

Many Canadian parents who have a son or daughter going away to college this fall, are already thinking about all the expenses this will involve.

Tips on Narrowing Down Where to Buy a Vacation Home

Thinking about buying a vacation home? Consider these suggestions on finding the perfect destination.

Do You Need A Property Survey?

As a prospective home buyer, you’ve probably got a lot of questions about the buying process, and you may be wondering whether you need an up-to-date property survey.  For buyers, the answer is generally, yes.  However, rather than simply relying on the short answer, you need a clear understanding of when and why you should have one done.



The Durham MLS® Statistics provided are compiled by the Durham Region Association of REALTORS® and are based on total home sales. The statistics reflect selling prices for various property types within the Durham Region. These statistics are for informational purposes only.

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