Welcome back to our detailed real estate market update for May 2024 in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Durham Region.

This month has brought some interesting shifts, reflecting broader economic sentiments and potential shifts in the mortgage landscape:

GTA Market Insights:

Sales Activity: May 2024 continued to showcase reduced home sales levels, especially in comparison to the brief surge experienced last spring. Toronto Regional Real Estate Board (TRREB) reported a total of 7,013 sales through the MLS® System this May—a significant 21.7% decline from the 8,960 sales reported in May 2023. Despite the slowdown in sales, new listings rose sharply, up by 21.1% year-over-year to 18,612, giving buyers more options and leverage in price…

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Canada Day is just around the corner, and Durham Region is gearing up for a spectacular celebration! Whether you're a long-time resident or visiting the area, there are plenty of events to enjoy. From fireworks to family-friendly activities, here's your guide to the best Canada Day events in Durham Region.

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1. Fireworks Extravaganza at Lakeview Park, Oshawa

Start your Canada Day celebration with a bang! Head to Lakeview Park in Oshawa for a stunning fireworks display that will light up the night sky. This free event provides a wide range of local entertainment, vendors, activities and displays for attendees to enjoy. This free event kicks off at 2pm. Bring a blanket and find a spot on the grass to enjoy the show, which starts at 10 PM sharp. More…

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10 Ways to Refresh Your Patio on a Budget

Are you looking to transform your patio into a cozy, inviting outdoor space without spending a fortune? With summer just around the corner, it's the perfect time to give your patio a fresh look. Here are ten budget-friendly ways to refresh your patio and create a charming oasis right at home.

Add Some Greenery

Nothing breathes life into a patio like a touch of greenery. Whether you have a spacious yard or a compact balcony, incorporating plants can make a big difference. Opt for a mix of potted plants, hanging baskets, and window boxes filled with flowers, herbs, and succulents. Not only do they add color and texture, but they also help purify the air and create a relaxing atmosphere.

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