The Durham Region, located just east of Toronto, is rapidly becoming one of Ontario’s most desirable places to live. Whether you're a first-time homebuyer, a growing family, or someone looking for a change of pace, Durham has something to offer everyone.

Here are the top five reasons to consider buying a home in this vibrant and growing community:

1. Affordability

Compared to the skyrocketing prices in Toronto, the Durham Region offers more affordable housing options without compromising on quality. Whether you’re looking for a spacious suburban home, a trendy townhouse, or a cozy condo, you'll find more bang for your buck here. This affordability extends to lower property taxes and a lower cost of living, making it an excellent choice for…

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As spring blossoms across Ontario, Durham Region springs to life with a vibrant lineup of events throughout May. Whether you're a foodie or just looking for family fun, there's something for everyone. Here are some of the top events to check out:

Clarington’s Got Talent (May 3, 2024)

Showcasing local talents, Clarington’s Got Talent is a perfect family-friendly event. Taking place at the Firehouse Youth Centre, it’s a great opportunity to support young performers and enjoy a variety of acts.

Maplefest in Bowmanville (May 4, 2024)

Experience the charm of spring in Historic Downtown Bowmanville at Maplefest. This beloved festival features local maple syrup producers and an array of maple-infused treats like donuts, fudge, and candies. Stroll…

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Spring in the Durham Region is blooming with excitement as it hosts a variety of Easter events designed for families, kids, and even pets to enjoy. From brunches with the Easter Bunny to adventurous egg hunts and magical farm experiences, there's something for everyone to make this Easter unforgettable.


Easter Bunny Brunch at Pingle's Farm

Starting on March 23, Pingle's Farm in Hampton offers a delightful Easter Bunny Brunch.

This event includes a prix fixe menu, live music, special Easter apple sippy cups for kids, and interactions with the Easter Bunny. The price ranges from $155 to $220 + HST per table, and your ticket also grants admission to the SpEGGtacular Easter Egg Hunt at the same location​.

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Shared Homeownership: A Rising Trend in the Canadian Real Estate Market

In the dynamic landscape of Canadian real estate, shared homeownership is emerging as a significant trend. As housing prices in cities like Toronto and Vancouver soar, co-ownership offers a feasible alternative, enabling individuals to pool resources and share the financial burden of a property.

Why Shared Homeownership?

The rise in shared homeownership is a response to the persistent challenges presented by high housing costs in Canada's pricier real estate markets. This model offers an inclusive solution that allows individuals to come together to realize their dream of property ownership, making it more accessible and attainable for many.

Diverse Demographics

The…

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Plan your month full of joy with these upcoming community events in the Durham Region and Greater Toronto Area! Whether you're looking for family-friendly activities, cultural celebrations, or thrilling spectacles, there's something for everyone. Here are some exciting events you won't want to miss: (click on the name for each event to view more details!)


Durham Region Canada Day Fireworks

Looking for the perfect fireworks event to attend on Canada Day? You're in luck! We've curated a list of the most spectacular fireworks events happening in the Durham area. View our list by clicking here!

When: July 1st, 2023

Where: Durham Region


Oshawa Zoo Canada Day Fundraiser

This Canada Day, join us at the zoo for an unforgettable…

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Canada Day is a time of celebration, patriotism, and unity for Canadians from coast to coast. And what better way to mark this special occasion than with an awe-inspiring fireworks display? If you're in the Durham Region and looking for the perfect fireworks event to attend on Canada Day, you're in luck! We've curated a list of the most spectacular fireworks events happening in the area. Get ready to be dazzled as the night sky comes alive with a symphony of lights and colors!

 
Canada's Wonderland - Starlight Spectacular: Date: July 1, 2023 Location: 1 Canada's Wonderland Drive, Vaughan

Canada's Wonderland, just a short drive from Durham Region, is known for its thrilling rides and entertainment. On Canada Day, the park hosts an…

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The Durham Region is home to a thriving local farming community that offers a variety of fresh and locally grown produce. Farmers markets are a great way to support these local farmers while also getting your hands on some delicious and healthy foods. In this blog post, we will explore some of the best farmers markets in Durham Region and when they start.


Whitby Farmers' Market

The Whitby Farmers' Market is one of the most popular markets in the Durham Region. It's located in the heart of downtown Whitby and operates every Wednesday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm from May to October. The market offers a wide range of fresh produce, meats, cheese, baked goods, and crafts from local farmers and vendors.


BROOKLIN FARMERS' MARKET

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Woman holding hands over wooden home with candle inside

The Dan Plowman real estate team wishes all of Durham Region a very happy 2023!

The start of a new year means new goals for a better you. While we don’t always stick to our New Year’s resolutions, we do (usually!) focus on something we’d like to improve on over the course of the year. But what about your home? 

This January, don’t forget fire safety! This is an often overlooked aspect when it comes to your property—and it’s incredibly important. Here are our fire safety tips to help you and your Durham Region family safe in 2023. 

The Right Equipment

Safety begins with having the right tools. 

Every home should have working smoke detectors, placed in every bedroom, in every hallway right outside a bedroom, and on every level. It is…

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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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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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