4 people hiking on a mountain

The weather is finally getting warmer and you’re looking for some exciting summer activities to do with friends or family, or even on your own. 

Everyone loves the beach, or tanning on a nice boat, or even kayaking on the beautiful lakes that Ontario has to offer, especially cottage country including Muskoka and Haliburton. 

But how about an amazing summer activity that’s also great for you physically, offers breathtaking views, and is one of the most rewarding year-round activities one can do?

That’s right - hiking is a beloved summer activity not just around Ontario, but all of Canada has to offer some of the most beautiful sights on simple or challenging trails that are more than invigorating. 

We’ve come up with just 5 of the many one…

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Beautiful building in Oshawa

So you’re looking at a beautiful city nestled right on the white sandy shores of the scenic Lake Ontario, known as the eastern anchor of the Greater Toronto Area, Oshawa is a true beauty of southern Ontario. 

Oshawa is no longer just a bedroom community, with economic prosperity leading to a boom in the real estate market and a rise in popularity of families and young professionals moving to the area, Oshawa has much to offer. 

A beautiful waterfront city that’s only a short drive away from the more fast-paced Toronto, Oshawa is a lively city with a great entertainment industry as well as one of a kind views. 

With plenty of job opportunities and more affordable real estate than the neighbouring Toronto market, it’s no wonder why people are…

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Waterfront home on Lake Ontario in the Durham Region, Ontario

Owning a lakefront home is a dream for many people. After all, who wouldn’t want to wake up every day to views of the water right on your doorstep. However, what many people don’t realize is that waterfront homes require a bit of extra effort to ensure that they retain their value. If you own a lakefront home in the Durham Region, these are some maintenance tips to keep your home safe, secure and comfortable throughout the seasons.

Temperature Control

Temperatures in the Durham Region can fluctuate wildly with summers being hot and humid and winters dropping well below freezing. A good HVAC system can help keep your home comfortable inside and protected against damage such as freezing pipes or the development of mold and rust. Be sure to service…

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Water rushing with trees in the background

Bowmanville is a charming city right on the lake with roots in art and entertainment and a rich history you can sense throughout. 

Only 76 kilometres east of Toronto via the Ontario 401 Express, you truly get the best of both worlds with the charm of this smaller waterfront town and the proximity of bustling Toronto whenever you’re missing a bit of the excitement. 

Tight-Knit Community

The breathtaking Lake Ontario surrounds Bowmanville which makes for stunning scenic views as well as the peace and relaxation of living right on a waterfront in a peaceful and safe community which Bowmanville prides itself on. 

Speaking of peace and relaxation, the waterfront isn’t all that Bowmanville has encompassing it, on the other ends is the incredible…

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Dog and owner in a park on a sunny day

If you’re living in the Durham Region then you know that there are plenty of green spaces for you to enjoy on a sunny day out from conservation areas to parks, to open fields, and much more. 

However, just because there are open green spaces doesn’t mean they’re necessarily dog-friendly or a place you can safely let your dog out off of the leash. 

While this is the case, there are plenty of beautiful parks and areas all over Durham, specifically designed to make both you and your pup’s lives easier with dog-friendly designated spaces that are enclosed so they can run around freely. 

Today we’ll be naming just a few dog-friendly parks in Durham to get you started so you can plan a nice day out with your dog no matter where you live. 

Ajax…

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Exterior of a luxury home with a pool

So you want to buy a luxury home, that sounds like an exciting and great idea, but where do you start? 

Every homebuyer has a certain checklist of things they want in their head, from things they can compromise on to others they absolutely can’t. 

Now while this is in the mind of every homebuyer, it’s even more emphasized for luxury home buyers due to the price point they’re paying at and the value they want in return for it.

Today we’re helping you envision your dream home with 5 luxury home features buyers want most. 

Location Is Key

Luxury homes are considered luxury for a reason, and it isn’t just the interior of the home but what’s right outside your front doorstep that’s just as important. 

Imagine a ranch style home surrounded…

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It’s no secret that the Toronto real estate market has been geared towards sellers for quite some time, and the pandemic has only made the market hotter. Bidding wars are common and many sellers are finding that their homes are going well over asking. But will these conditions continue now that things seem to be getting back to normal?

City News recently interviewed Durham Region real estate agent Dan Plowman and other Toronto realtors to find out what their thoughts are on the current and future market conditions in Toronto. Click on the image below to watch the interview to get a glimpse into what the future may hold for the GTA real estate market.

Dan Plowman Talks Toronto Real Estate

Are you interested in learning more about buying and selling a home in the Durham Region and…

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Family holding a cardboard roof over their head signifying home insurance

You’ve now just bought a home in Ontario but you’re confused on how to go about purchasing home insurance - well we’re here to help. 

There are several aspects to consider when thinking about buying home insurance - while the policies differ by province, we’re here to help you figure out the best tips for buying home insurance in Ontario. 

Think About What You Need Covered

Consider the process of figuring out how much insurance you need from most drastic and extreme to things you may deem fully irrelevant. 

For example, just how much money would you roughly need to cover the entire loss of your home in case of an unfortunate incident - this is an insurer’s foundation. 

It may not be enough to simply purchase just what you need to cover…

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Stunning sky high hi-rise in Durham Region

If you’re looking to live in the lap of luxury, surrounded by pure elegance in grand estates encompassed by stunning scenery in incredible cities, then Durham Region luxury condos are for you.

Step into a dazzlingly towering high-rise or many of the townhomes inspired condos available all over the Durham Region from Oshawa to Pickering, Ajax to Clarington, and more. 

The Durham Region Luxury Condo Lifestyle 

With luxury condos in the Durham Region comes luxury living. 

Imagine stepping into your opulent high-rise with newly built units featuring gorgeous kitchens with stainless steel appliances. 

With Durham Region luxury condos - you get the full experience with resort style amenities including outdoor BBQs, fitness facilities, office…

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