University student friends outside in city

Long hours of studying before an exam. The first difficult presentation in a course. Cheering on the athletes at the big game. For university and college students, this is what post-secondary education is all about—and they’re said to be some of the best years of your life.

But what about the future? Is it a good idea to purchase a home while still getting a certification or degree? It’s not an easy answer. Let’s go over the things you should consider. 

Durham Region Housing Market Analysis

One of the greatest considerations you should take into account before purchasing a home is the real estate market in your ideal area. But here are some of the facts: Durham Region, like the rest of the GTA, has seen housing prices increase over the past…

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Aerial of suburban homes and street

The community of Brooklin, Ontario is part of the Durham Region and is found within the town of Whitby.

This historic community has seen a boom in economic growth and development over the years, as many buyers, particularly families, have moved into the area. Brooklin is known for its welcoming community, easy access to major highways, and safe residential neighbourhoods. The community hosts numerous events and festivals during the year, especially during autumn and winter. 

Consistently growing in population, Brooklin offers residents an escape from the big city lifestyle, and instead offers a mixture of suburban and rural living—although you’re never far away from fun and excitement. 

A Long History

Primarily made up of peaceful,…

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People discussing home selling offer at table

Selling your home is a huge undertaking! There’s so much that goes into the process. But if you find yourself in the fortunate situation where you have multiple offers on your home, what are your next steps? How can you make the best decision? We’ve compiled some important steps to help you pick the best offer for your home. 

Discuss Offer Expectations

When you’re starting the process of listing your home, one of the first things you want to ask yourself is this: What are my offer expectations? What do I hope to sell my home for?

If you have a partner or family members who are involved in the process, it’s important to discuss this with them, too. They can likely provide some additional insight, and you can all get on the same page.

A real…

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Our phones are on us pretty much 24/7. They’re likely the first thing you check when you wake up, and the last thing you check before you go to sleep. Why wouldn’t you use it to make your life easier? 

From transit to food, there are simple ways that you can better connect with your community. So whether you’re new to the area or just spending some time in the Durham Region, here are a few apps that will help make your life more convenient. 

Ridesharing and Delivery Apps

If you’re new to the Durham Region or even to Ontario, you might wonder which apps are most popular for ridesharing and delivery. By far, Uber (and by extension Uber Eats) and Lyft are the most frequently used in the area, as well as DoorDash and SkipThe Dishes. 

However,…

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Home with sold sign out front

If you’re about to begin the process of selling your Durham Region home, or if this is simply something you’ve been considering, then you’ve probably asked yourself the question, “Well, how much can I get for my home?”

Of course, this is a difficult question to answer! The short answer is that this depends on a wide variety of factors, particular to each individual property. However, if you’re feeling particularly lost in regards to how to price your home, we have a few tips that can help steer you in the right direction!

Know Your Home’s Worth

The very basis of understanding what to price your home comes from what exactly your home is worth. That being said, this isn’t always any easy thing to figure out. Some things that will affect your…

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