By: Shawn Lepp

Your Guide to Moving to Oshawa

Tags: BUYING A HOME IN DURHAM REGION, SELLING A HOME IN DURHAM REGION, HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Oshawa is an incredible community that offers many benefits, which is probably why moving to Oshawa has become so popular. Oshawa is one of the fastest-growing cities in all of Canada, and there are plenty of opportunities for work, school and fun. Whether you’re thinking of making the move from Toronto to Oshawa or from another area, there are a lot of benefits to moving to Oshawa. With an...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

Tips for Selling Your Home in Winter

Tags: BUYING A HOME IN DURHAM REGION, SELLING A HOME IN DURHAM REGION, HOME IMPROVEMENTS

When you first think of buying or selling a home, you probably imagine blue skies, green grass, and leafy trees. Spring and summer are the most popular times of year to sell a house, and fall has its benefits too, but most people don’t think of winter when they think of selling their home. However, selling your house in winter has plenty of upsides if you’re working with an excellent ...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

Essential Real Estate Laws in Ontario Every Buyer & Seller Should Know

Tags: BUYING A HOME IN DURHAM REGION, SELLING A HOME IN DURHAM REGION, HOME IMPROVEMENTS

When buying and selling real estate, there is a lot to consider. From wants and needs to sale prices and marketing, there’s no shortage of steps to take and processes to follow. But one aspect that many homebuyers and sellers often overlook is real estate law. Typically, if you’re buying a house, you’re caught up in finding the right home at the right price and understanding the...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

Bidding Wars 101: What to Know About House Bidding Wars

Tags: BUYING A HOME IN DURHAM REGION, SELLING A HOME IN DURHAM REGION, HOME IMPROVEMENTS

At the peak of the housing market, bidding wars were a regular occurrence. There was so much demand and too little inventory, causing bidding wars to go from rare to regular. Despite the talk of the housing market in Ontario cooling off amid rising interest rates, bidding wars are far from over. We’ve put together a complete guide to bidding wars where we discuss what bidding wars are, hous...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

Average Price In Durham Region Down Slightly

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

The Durham real estate market saw an overall decrease in the number of new listings coming onto the market compared to September 2021. The number of new listings for September was 1,194, a decrease of 6.35% month over month and a decrease of 50.74% year over year. The number of sales for the month of September was 662 a decrease of 17.87% compared to August 2022 and a decrease of 60.94% year over ...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

Closing Your Cottage Retreat

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

(NC) A cottage is one of the greatest ways to enjoy spring, summer and fall in Ontario. But every season changes. While it’s bittersweet, closing the cottage is an essential part of maintaining the property for another year. Here are some important steps to take as you lock up:     Indoors  Whether you plan to use your cottage all year or not, remember to turn off each in...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

How Rising Interest Rates Impact Borrowing Money

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

(NC) Research shows that more than half of all Canadians lack the numeracy skills needed to properly understand charts, numbers and documents that impact your level of debt or savings. With interest rates on the rise, it’s important to understand how interest works and how it will impact the cost of borrowing.     Interest basics   Interest is, simply put, the amount...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

Your Guide to Moving to Bowmanville

Tags: BUYING A HOME IN DURHAM REGION, SELLING A HOME IN DURHAM REGION, HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Bowmanville has become a popular community to move to, and it’s not difficult to see why. For those that are dreaming of finding a place with a blend of small-town charm with the conveniences of city life, Bowmanville is the solution. Do you ever find yourself watching movies or TV shows that take place in a small town and wish you could find a place like it in real life? Bowmanville is kno...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

The Best Hiking Trails in Durham Region

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If you love getting out into the great outdoors, breathing in the fresh air, enjoying spectacular views, and just spending time appreciating nature, you’ll want to spend some time in Durham Region. Durham Region is home to an incredible amount of astounding conservation areas and parks. There are more than 300 kilometres of recreational trails across the Durham Region. There’s plenty ...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

Get Acquainted with the Schools in Oshawa

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  One of the things people love the most about Oshawa is that despite its growth, it retains the close-knit feeling of a rural community. Families especially love this, with more and more choosing to raise their kids in Oshawa. Oshawa has plenty to offer for families, from a recently revitalized downtown core to Lakeview Park, one of the best parks in Durham Region. If you're consider...Read More