The Durham Region Market Is Strong

By: Shawn Lepp

The Durham Region Market Is Strong

Tags: Buying a home in Durham Region, Selling a home in Durham Region

Durham Region real estate saw an overall increase in the number of new listings coming onto the market compared to April 2020. The number of new listings increased 28.88% month over month however, we saw a decrease from May 2019 by 52%. The number of sales for the month also saw an increase of 50.10% compared to April 2020 and decreased by 34.52% year over year. Durham Region Real Estat...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

What We've Learned From Working At Home

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(BPT) - The recent transition to widespread working from home has shown that the experience has been both educational and eye-opening for many. Working at home means learning to cope with distractions, space constraints, managing time with family and learning new skills. And, according to new consumer research, it has also meant reassessing what is most important. A nationwide survey conducted by...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

Is Your Home Ready For An Emergency?

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(NC) Warmer weather means barbecues, road trips and patio season. But it also brings flash floods, power outages and other emergency situations. Here’s how to ready your home and keep your family safe: Know the risks. The types of emergencies or natural hazards we could face vary across Canada. Knowing what to do is an important part of being prepared. Knowing the risks in your region ...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

Easy Ways To Care For Your Home This Summer

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(NC) The sunny, long summer days are here, and while it’s prime time for lounging on the deck or taking a dip in the pool, it’s also an excellent time to do some simple maintenance tasks to keep your home in tip-top shape. Air conditioner Air conditioners can sometimes take a beating during summers that are hotter than others. Be sure to check your furnace filter to see if it needs t...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

5 Things To Look For When Choosing A Neighbourhood

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(NC) A big move is always exciting, but we can sometimes get so caught up in finding the perfect home that we forget about choosing the right neighbourhood. Your community can have a big impact on your lifestyle and quality of life, so here are some features to consider when scoping out locations:   Getting around. Do you like being able to walk or bike everywhere you go? Do you rely ...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

Do It Yourself Backyard Summer Activities

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(NC) Summers in the Great White North are short but sweet. Make the most of this time as we emerge from isolation and find ways to enjoy the outdoors safely. Turn your backyard into a haven of fun with plenty of easy DIY summertime favourite activities to enjoy. Camping: Whether you set up a tent or build your own using blankets and patio furniture, camping in your own backyard can be your...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

How Home Design Trends Are Evolving For Physical Distancing

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(NC) COVID-19 has brought changes to everything, and home design is no exception. Experts are expecting to see lasting impacts on everything from the materials we use to the rooms we prioritize. Check out these and other noteworthy trends: Houses over apartments. Many people who live in condos or apartments do so to be closer to the action – work, entertainment and shops – and ne...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

Experts Share Interior Design Hacks For Your Office

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(NC) We tend to focus on decorating and renovating our home, upgrading our kitchen tiles or investing in luxurious bedding. But we spend most of the day at work, so why not spend some energy enhancing this space? With the right features, you can even become more productive. Here, Kane Willmott, CEO and founder of iQ Offices, a Canadian coworking company featuring workspaces designed for productiv...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

Three Ways A Deck Can Make Staying Home More Enjoyable

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(BPT) - With so many people across the country staying put in their homes right now, a fun and functional outdoor space is more important than ever. Amusement parks and concerts are closed or canceled and spring is around the corner, beckoning families outdoors. Millions of people are working remotely and looking for a more natural option for their home offices. A well-thought-out deck could be th...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

Social Connection in the Era of Physical Distance

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By now, we all know we need to put physical distance between ourselves and others to slow the spread of COVID-19. But physical distance doesn’t have to diminish social connectedness. In fact, to mitigate the psychological toll of social isolation, finding ways to connect is more important than ever. With guidance from Dr. Keith Dobson, a clinical psychologist and professor at the University ...Read More