Shared Homeownership: A Rising Trend in the Canadian Real Estate Market

In the dynamic landscape of Canadian real estate, shared homeownership is emerging as a significant trend. As housing prices in cities like Toronto and Vancouver soar, co-ownership offers a feasible alternative, enabling individuals to pool resources and share the financial burden of a property.

Why Shared Homeownership?

The rise in shared homeownership is a response to the persistent challenges presented by high housing costs in Canada's pricier real estate markets. This model offers an inclusive solution that allows individuals to come together to realize their dream of property ownership, making it more accessible and attainable for many.

Diverse Demographics

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Welcome back to our monthly update on the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) & Durham Region real estate market. As we delve into the numbers and trends of September 2023, we find that the real estate landscape in the GTA continues to navigate the challenging waters of high borrowing costs, inflation, and economic uncertainty.

**Market Overview:**

1. **Sales Activity**: In September 2023, REALTORS® reported 4,642 home sales through TRREB's MLS® System. This represented a 7.1 percent decline compared to September 2022. The dip in sales was more prominent for ground-oriented homes, such as semi-detached houses and townhouses. On a month-over-month seasonally-adjusted basis, sales also saw a slight decrease.

2. **New Listings**: New listings surged on a…

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Welcome back to our monthly update on the Durham Region real estate market. As we delve into the numbers and trends of August 2023, we find that the real estate landscape is marked by a delicate balancing act between various factors that impact both buyers and sellers.

Market Overview:

1. Average Home Price: In August 2023, the average home price for properties in the Durham Region was $930,852. This figure provides valuable insights into the affordability and attractiveness of homes in our community.

2. Sales Activity: During the month of August, a total of 776 homes were sold in the Durham Region. This represents a snapshot of the ongoing demand for homes despite the challenges posed by economic uncertainty and fluctuating interest rates.

3.…

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As the days grow shorter and the air turns crisp, many homeowners may wonder if fall is the right time to sell their homes. The truth is, autumn offers a unique set of advantages that can make it the best time to put your property on the market. In this blog post, we'll explore why fall is the ideal season to sell your home and provide tips to help you make the most of this vibrant time of year.

Curb Appeal in Full Bloom

One of the undeniable advantages of selling your home in the fall is the incredible curb appeal. As the leaves change color and fall, your property can look more inviting than ever. Accentuate your home's exterior by raking leaves, planting fall flowers like mums and pansies, and adding seasonal decorations like pumpkins and a…

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Welcome back to our latest update on the Durham Region real estate market for July 2023! As summer heats up, we're here to give you the lowdown on the most recent market statistics and trends shaping the real estate scene. Whether you're a potential buyer, seller, or investor, staying informed about the evolving market conditions is crucial. So, let's dive into the data and explore the exciting developments that unfolded in the Durham Region real estate market last month.

Key Highlights of July's Real Estate Activity:

1. Strong Sales Activity: In July, a total of 770 properties were sold in the Durham Region. This robust sales activity reflects the ongoing interest from both homebuyers and investors, underscoring the area's popularity.

2.…

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Welcome to our monthly real estate market update for Durham Region! As we dive into the numbers and trends of June 2023, we'll provide you with valuable insights and analysis to help you navigate the dynamic housing market in this vibrant region. Whether you're a potential buyer, seller, or investor, understanding the current market conditions can make a significant difference in your real estate decisions. Curious about how much your neighbourhood's homes sold for? Let's jump in and explore what June had in store for Durham Region!

Overall Market Performance: With a significant number of properties sold and an impressive average home price, Durham Region continues to be an attractive destination for homebuyers and investors alike. Let's jump into…

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Plan your month full of joy with these upcoming community events in the Durham Region and Greater Toronto Area! Whether you're looking for family-friendly activities, cultural celebrations, or thrilling spectacles, there's something for everyone. Here are some exciting events you won't want to miss: (click on the name for each event to view more details!)


Durham Region Canada Day Fireworks

Looking for the perfect fireworks event to attend on Canada Day? You're in luck! We've curated a list of the most spectacular fireworks events happening in the Durham area. View our list by clicking here!

When: July 1st, 2023

Where: Durham Region


Oshawa Zoo Canada Day Fundraiser

This Canada Day, join us at the zoo for an unforgettable…

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Welcome to our monthly real estate market update for Durham Region! As we delve into the numbers and trends of May 2023, we'll provide you with valuable insights and analysis to help you navigate the dynamic housing market in this vibrant region. Whether you're a potential buyer, seller, or investor, understanding the current market conditions can make a significant difference in your real estate decisions. Curious about how much your neighbourhood's homes sold for? Let's dive in and explore what May had in store for Durham Region!

Overall Market Performance: The real estate market in Durham Region continued to showcase its strength and resilience in May 2023. Despite some ongoing challenges, such as limited housing supply, the region remained…

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Canada Day is a time of celebration, patriotism, and unity for Canadians from coast to coast. And what better way to mark this special occasion than with an awe-inspiring fireworks display? If you're in the Durham Region and looking for the perfect fireworks event to attend on Canada Day, you're in luck! We've curated a list of the most spectacular fireworks events happening in the area. Get ready to be dazzled as the night sky comes alive with a symphony of lights and colors!

 
Canada's Wonderland - Starlight Spectacular: Date: July 1, 2023 Location: 1 Canada's Wonderland Drive, Vaughan

Canada's Wonderland, just a short drive from Durham Region, is known for its thrilling rides and entertainment. On Canada Day, the park hosts an…

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The Durham Region is home to a thriving local farming community that offers a variety of fresh and locally grown produce. Farmers markets are a great way to support these local farmers while also getting your hands on some delicious and healthy foods. In this blog post, we will explore some of the best farmers markets in Durham Region and when they start.


Whitby Farmers' Market

The Whitby Farmers' Market is one of the most popular markets in the Durham Region. It's located in the heart of downtown Whitby and operates every Wednesday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm from May to October. The market offers a wide range of fresh produce, meats, cheese, baked goods, and crafts from local farmers and vendors.


BROOKLIN FARMERS' MARKET

This rain or…

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