Fireworks over Lake Ontario with waterfront real estate

You know what they say: New year, new you! While your personal goals might include going to the gym more often, eating healthier, or taking more time for yourself and your hobbies, there’s another part of your life you should be thinking about: your home!

What exactly does a new year’s resolution for your home entail? Well, think of it like this: have you ever put off something you needed to do because you didn’t have enough time? This is the part where you finally tackle things around the house that need to be done… and we’re here to remind you of them!

Say Goodbye To Clutter

The first step this year, and perhaps the most daunting task on this list, is to clean up the clutter around your home. For some, this may be a quick thing to check off…

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Red graph with miniature homes steadily increasing

Ontario’s real estate market has historically been very strong, with housing prices increasing steadily over the years. As likely an echo of the pandemic, 2022 saw the market reach new heights, in favour of sellers. However, early predictions for the year ahead see different trends—and that could be great news for potential buyers. 

Housing Prices: The Drop

Although it is still quite early, Durham Region housing prices are expected to drop. Coming off another great increase last year, this is great news for buyers—especially young people trying to purchase their first home. 

But how much are prices expected to go down? If you’re expecting a large decrease, well unfortunately things don’t seem to be there just yet! While 2022 saw average home…

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Aerial view of family at beautiful, sandy beach

Ah—the sun, the sand, and the surf; All what Durham Region is best known for! Sort of. As beautiful as this area is, sometimes you do need a short—or long—vacation.

But have you made all the necessary preparations? Before you get away from it all on a Parisian holiday or tropical beach escape, there are a few things you’ll want to do around your house to get ready. Here are some of our most valuable tips when it comes to protecting your home while on vacation.

Triple Check Your Windows And Doors

Those who live in Oshawa or the Durham Region know that the weather is finicky here. Snow, rain, hail, or extreme wind can all come at a moment’s notice. 

Before you leave for your vacation, you’ll want to ensure that your windows and doors are…

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Group of people celebrating with sparklers

The weather is getting chilly here in the Durham Region. All of a sudden, it seems like the sun sets too early and the days seem to fly by! Plus, there’s always that holiday gift rush. So it’s no wonder that many people like to stay in and enjoy some time with their friends and family.

However, for those who want to get out and about (perhaps those who really love the wintertime!), there are an abundance of events for all ages, and at all price points, here in the Durham Region. Here’s our list for some of the must-try winter events—for those who like to put relaxing in front of the fire on hold for a bit!

WILD Winter Festival Of Lights

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Concession Road 10, Clarington

Okay, maybe the cold is a little too much…

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Interior of beautiful, luxury kitchen

The kitchen: often called the heart of the home! It’s where you gather, you share, and you create. Durham Region residents know that a great kitchen really makes a difference.

And, when it comes to your kitchen, there are a few things that you can do to take it from a regular kitchen… to the luxury dream kitchen your friends and family will be jealous of! Or, well, they might just want to come over to your home a lot. Here are our top five luxury kitchen must-haves!

Top-Of-The-Line Appliances

One of the most expensive must-haves is one that will also make the biggest difference. When you’re considering updating your kitchen or purchasing a new home, you’ll want to consider the appliances in your space.

Luxury appliance brands, such as…

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