A happy family at a free family-friendly event in Oshawa

Oshawa ranked as one of the best cities to move to with affordable housing, a low crime rate perfect for families to settle down in, its proximity to Toronto and many more reasons that all make up why anyone would want to live in this constantly growing city. Oshawa gives yet another opportunity for an amazing reason to move or even visit - incredibly free family-friendly events. 

The excellent recreational activities and outstanding public transit make for a great combo as to why you would consider moving or taking a trip to the city. Today we’ll just be looking at some of the many free family-friendly events in Oshawa. 

Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens 

An entirely free, beautiful place to visit with the family made perfect with a sunny…

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Rows of real estate in fall in Clarington, Ontario

Investing in real estate always seems like a scary prospect, especially in a global pandemic - but it doesn’t have to be. With places like Clarington in the Durham Region on the rise with real estate and investment in the town’s growth, this is an underrated gem that rivals the prospect of big city investment. 

Investing in real estate in Clarington is truly an investment into your future. Based on the numbers from July amidst the coronavirus pandemic - early indicators suggest the best is truly yet to come for this developing municipality.

Investing in Your Future

With an average housing price of $650,000 - Clarington housing prices have been seeing an astounding 15.2% increase year after year. 

Clarington real estate saw a monumental…

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A couple receives a massage at a spa together

From luxury homes to upscale dining - the Durham Region truly has it all. While the luxury real estate in Durham may exceed your expectations, the Durham Region truly embodies luxury living in a variety of activities guaranteed to impress. 

Today we’ll just be listing some of the many ways you can experience luxury living in the Durham Region.

Luxury Day Tour of Niagara Falls and Niagara Cruise

An incredible way to experience luxury living in the Durham Region is with the one of a kind experience only the wonder of Niagara Fall can offer. With a 10 hour day tour and cruise seasonally available from May to October, you’re in for an unforgettable experience to last a lifetime.

You’ll stop by the charming town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, famous…

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New condo building in the Durham Region Ontario

One of the great things about Durham Region real estate is that you have so many types of properties to choose from. Condos are particularly popular in this area because they can be very affordable compared to single-family homes and similar properties in Toronto.

With so many condominiums to choose from in Pickering, Oshawa, and other Durham Region communities, it can be difficult to know which one is the best investment for you. Before jumping into a sale, these are some questions to ask when buying a condo.

What is the Condition of the Condo?

First and foremost you want to make sure that the condo you potentially purchase is in good condition and worth the asking price. Is the unit brand new or older? If it’s older, has the current owner…

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home office in a Durham Region home

Now that remote working has become the norm in most places around the globe, many people are seeing the value in having a dedicated home office where they can be productive and get work done. 

Working from home is a trend that isn’t likely to fade away any time soon, so it’s no surprise that homeowners and home buyers are now looking at home offices as key selling points in Durham Region real estate. 

Creating the perfect home office is so much more than just setting up a desk and a chair in a corner of the house. Ideally you want to create a workspace that is comfortable, convenient, and will help hone focus. 

That being said, you don’t need to do massive renovations to add an office in your home. These are some tips on how to create the…

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girl sliding down a ski run on a snow tube

When the temperature drops and the snow starts to fall, the Durham Region turns into a winter wonderland with plenty of outdoor adventures on offer. And if you don’t feel like braving the cold, there are tons of fun things to do inside where it’s toasty warm as well! 

Whether you want to commune with nature on peaceful snow-covered trails, get the adrenaline pumping on a snow tubing ride, or practice your axe-throwing skills, these are the best things to do during the winter in Ontario’s Durham Region.

Slide and Spin Down a Mountain on a Snow Tube

There’s more than one way to get down a mountain in the Durham Region. Skiing and snowboarding are fun, but nothing beats the thrill of flying down a slippery slope on a cushioned snow tube. Take a…

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real estate agent showing a couple a home

Buying or selling a home is a big decision, so it helps to have a real estate agent who can guide you through the process. But with so many agents and brokerages to choose from, how do you choose the one who will get you the best deal?

These are some tips for finding a Durham Region real estate agent who will have your best interests at heart and ensure that your home buying or selling process goes as smoothly as possible.

Personality is Key

Your real estate agent is someone you will be working closely with, so you want to make sure you choose someone who you trust and relate to. The more your agent gets you, the better they will be able to understand exactly what it is you need. Look for someone who communicates well and gives you a good…

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Two-storey home with a For Sale sign on the front lawn

Selling a home is a big milestone and one that can be slightly challenging. Obviously, your main goal is to sell your home for the best possible price in a reasonable amount of time. This can be tough if you’re new to home selling. 

Even experienced home sellers can make mistakes that can end up costing them down the line. It helps to know what those mistakes are so that you can avoid them and make the home selling process go as smoothly as possible.

If you’re planning on selling your home in the Durham Region of Ontario, these are some of the biggest mistakes that people make when selling their home. Avoid these pitfalls and you can save yourself a lot of stress.

Pricing Unrealistically for the Current Market

One of the most crucial…

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parents working from home while their child plays

One of the upsides of the pandemic was it challenged the way we think about how we work and live. When millions of Canadians began working remotely, many realized that they were no longer restricted to living close to the office. Instead, they could choose homes that better fit their lifestyle.

The Durham Region has become a hotspot for remote workers. In fact, even before the pandemic, many people were choosing to buy real estate in the Durham Region over Toronto and other cities in Ontario. These are just a few reasons why the area is so appealing to remote workers.

Affordable Housing

It’s no secret that housing prices in Toronto have skyrocketed over the past decade. Why pay more if you don't actually have to live right in the city? The…

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The Durham Region is just east of the GTA, but it feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of Toronto. Throughout the region there are quaint rural communities that are close to nature and exude small-town charm. 

You really get the best of both worlds in the Durham Region because you can live a peaceful life and still be close to urban centres. This is what makes real estate in Durham Region so highly sought after.

If you’re looking for a place to call home that offers a slower pace of life than a big city, these are some of the best rural communities in the Durham Region.

Clarington

Located on the far eastern edge of the Durham Region, the municipality of Clarington has a great mix of small towns and countryside. It is about a one-hour…

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