Suburban bungalow during spring

If you’re starting your search for your dream home, conducting market research is an important first step. As you browse through both active and sold listings, you might notice the large number of bungalows in the Durham Region area.

Regardless of whether you’ve considered a bungalow for yourself, there’s a reason for their ever-growing popularity. Let’s look at the top reasons why a Durham Region bungalow is so in-demand.

Versatile Floor Plan

A bungalow is characterized by having a single storey. But what does that mean for the layout of the home? The short answer is this: bungalows tend to have open floor plans, and for many, this makes a space infinitely more versatile. You'll usually find this popular feature in contemporary homes because…

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Real estate agents caught on hidden camera facilitating mortgage fraud for a fee

At the Dan Plowman Team, we are so thankful for CBC for exposing mortgage fraud, which has become so common recently. We cannot believe that other brokerages and salespersons would do such a horrendous thing to their clients.

We believe that buyers should be provided with honest and open information about mortgages and the process of purchasing their dream home with the utmost sincerity. At times like these, it is important to make the right choice in selecting a team of local and experienced Realtors. At the Dan Plowman Team, our goal is to continually search for and aspire to the best methods and mindsets…

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Jack-o-lanterns on wooden table with tea lights

Halloween is just around the corner—and there’s much to do in and around the Durham Region to celebrate the spookiest night of the year. From ghost walks to pumpkin carving, there’s something for everyone in the days leading up to Halloween.

For those seeking thrills and chills, and for those searching for something a little less scary, here are our picks for the top 5 Halloween events in Durham in 2022. 

Pumpkin Carving Contest: St. Paul’s United Church

St. Paul’s United Church, located at 178 Church Street in Bowmanville, hosts a multitude of family-friendly events. This year, they’re hosting a pumpkin carving contest—and all ages are welcome! Show your artistic side and create the spookiest pumpkin in all of Durham Region! 

Pumpkins and…

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Clean, modern farmhouse kitchen that has been artfully staged

It’s a big step to decide to sell your home! There’s so much that goes into the process—and a great realtor can help you every step of the way.

For those who want to take more of a hands-on approach to some aspects of selling your home, there are a few things that you can do yourself—such as home staging in preparation for either photography or an open house. Here are our 4 home staging tips that will absolutely wow your potential buyers!

Less Is More

The biggest tip is to declutter your home. Store away paper, bills, knick knacks, personal photographs, and other small items, taking particular care around any desk/home office areas, bedrooms, and bathrooms. 

Ideally, you want your home to be neat and tidy, and yet also be as much of a…

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Friends enjoying food at an evening food truck

Craving some delicious eats while on-the-go? Searching for something to satisfy your hunger at the speed of light? Food trucks are a great way to try something delicious while also supporting local businesses.

There are numerous food trucks zipping around the Durham Region. We’re here to give you the scoop on the ones (or entire locations!) that you don’t want to miss. 

Batoota’s Food Truck: 381 Taunton Road East, Oshawa

This one is a bit underrated! Oshawa residents love this food truck in particular for its excellent service and great food! 

Batoota’s encompasses a wide variety of menu options, from Dutch to Egyptian—and even Caesar salads. But no matter what you order, it’s guaranteed to be delicious. Their crowd favourites include the…

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