happy realtor women from dan plowman team in a home for sale

You’re preparing to purchase a home in Ontario. Congratulations on such a huge step! Because this is likely one of the largest purchases you’ll ever make, you’ll want to be sure that you’re safe and protected. That’s where home insurance comes in!

Home insurance helps protect you in case of an accident—and there are many different policies you can choose from. We’ll help answer a few of your most frequently asked questions.

The Basics of Ontario Home Insurance

Although no, you’re not required to have home insurance by law, it is definitely recommended (and a lot of the time absolutely necessary!) that you purchase home insurance for your property. The fact is, mortgage lenders and banks usually prevent you from completing the purchase on your…

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Pickering Bungalow for Sale

New Durham Region homes for sale pop up nearly every day, so there is always something to search for if you're in the market for Southern Ontario real estate. We're constantly seeing new properties that excite us for their ideal locations, great design elements and potential to be a new family home or investment property. From beautiful detached homes to luxury properties and sleek townhouses, you can find a wide range of Durham Region real estate for sale. These are just a few homes that have recently come on the market that we think you should know about.

Beautiful Modern Bungalow in Oshawa

954 Greenleaf Circle, Oshawa

Ideally located in North Oshawa, this beautiful modern bungalow has a wealth of features that will appeal to all…

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Aerial view of Clarington, ON and surrounding areas

Clarington, a portmanteau of the towns Clarke and Darlington, is a collection of urban and rural communities, with its largest being the town of Bowmanville.

Known for being family-friendly, this peaceful and safe Durham Region area has a rapidly growing real estate market. Clarington appeals to those who want to move away from the bustling urban centers of Toronto or Oshawa, but instead strike the perfect balance between urban and rural living. 

The historic communities of Clarington have a lot to offer in terms of real estate—and provide small-town charm that is hard to come by in the surrounding cities. 

Luxury By The Lake

Clarington is composed of a number of smaller communities, some of which are located in prime areas right along…

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Luxury home in residential GTA neighborhood

Durham Region, with its multitude of parks and trails and proximity to Toronto, is a great place to settle down. If you’re interested in purchasing a luxury home in this area, there are a few things you should know before you go ahead and sign on the dotted line!

Take A Tour Before You Buy

Arguably one of the most exciting parts of searching for your new luxury home is going through the images of active listings. But be careful of getting too attached to photos! It’s suggested that you visit the home in-person before making any decisions.

Sometimes, you may notice that the home is not exactly the same as pictured—for better or for worse! Maybe it feels smaller when you walk in… or even larger! Other times, you might become aware of something…

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Child trying to get in the fenced in swimming pool

Buying a Durham Region home for the family can truly be an exciting and monumental moment in your life, especially if you want to buy a home with a swimming pool for endless summer fun. 

However, this also means taking care to protect the family, especially little ones, around the tips for safety around the pool. 

Having a swimming pool in your backyard is a great excuse to host guests and be the fun home for entertaining in the summers. It’s also a great reason for the kids to be outdoors when the sun is shining. 

Following important safety tips in regard to keeping your children and family safe around the swimming pool will make for a more stress-free environment that you can simply enjoy the sunshine in. 

Keep Equipment In Mind 

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