By: Shawn Lepp

Your Guide to Schools in Ajax

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

Buying a new home is an exciting time. Deciding what you’re looking for, imagining your life somewhere new, and looking at online websites allows you to consider your life in many different places and in homes with many different features. Searching for a new home involves a lot more than just looking at beautiful homes. There are many things to consider when choosing a neighbourhood, inclu...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

The Future of the Whitby Housing Market

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With a plethora of amenities and easy access to other cities in the Greater Toronto Area, it’s a poorly kept secret that Whitby is a wonderful place to live. A charming lakeside town with a friendly community and fantastic access to greenspace, Whitby has all that just a stone’s throw away from Toronto and other major centres in southern Ontario. Those reasons and more make it obviou...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

Moving Insurance 101: Everything You Need to Know About Moving Insurance in Canada

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Moving is a stressful, complicated event. From gathering supplies, packing up your belongings, and ensuring you don't pack things you still need, to closing processes, coordinating utility disconnection and reconnection appointments, and getting everything from point A to point B as seamlessly as possible. It seems that no matter how well you plan or how many checklists you make, something is...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

Backyard Design Ideas to Elevate Your Patio

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With warm weather comes patio season, so that means it's time to consider your backyard design. After the long, cold winters we experience in Canada, who doesn't look forward to the sunny, breezy weather of the late spring, summer and early fall? Who doesn't have a treasure chest full of cherished memories spent outdoors with family and friends? Our backyards and outdoor spaces were ...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

Where To Add Luxury To Your Home Without Breaking The Bank

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(NC) Many people are still spending more time at home than we ever have before. For luxurious and inviting renovations to upgrade your home in style, here are a few great ideas. Deluxe laundry room Make the space tidy and efficient by organizing with open shelving, baskets and hooks. Then add a touch of extravagance by ditching the fluorescent lighting and opting for a chandelier and recessed lig...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

Make A Safe Start In A New Home

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(NC) Moving to a new home can be a daunting task, but it is also a great opportunity for a fresh start. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind for your big move. Make a home checklist Before you move in, take stock of your new home so you know what you need to do to make it a clean, comfortable space. Tasks on your checklist may include landscaping and yard work, unclogging drains, checking fu...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

Durham Market Adjusts To Higher Borrowing Costs In April

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The Durham real estate market saw an overall decrease in the number of new listings coming onto the market compared to April 2021. The number of new listings for April was 2,338, a decrease of 5.46% month over month, however, the year over year number of new listings was the same. The number of sales for the month of April was 1,089 a decrease of 21.65% compared to March 2022 and a decrease of 38....Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

How To Avoid Spring Cleaning Stress

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(NC) Many of us dread the pressure to do a major clean of your home at this time of year. Although it’s a great way to boost your confidence and gain pride in your space, it can feel like a lot to take on. In fact, according to a recent survey commissioned by Libman, a quarter of all respondents admitted that spring cleaning overwhelms them. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

Downsizing Tips For Happiness In A Smaller Space

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(NC) Downsizing for retirement can relieve stress and help you focus on what is truly important. Whether you feel ready for the change or you’re a little nervous to plant roots somewhere new, here are some tips for a smooth and easy transition. Start decluttering now Even if you don’t plan to move for some time, it’s worth cutting down on your clutter. Begin thinking about items...Read More

By: Shawn Lepp

Average Price In Durham Region Up Over 75% In Two Years

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  The Durham real estate market saw an overall decrease in the number of new listings coming onto the market compared to March 2021. The number of new listings for March was 2,473, an increase of 53.32% month over month, however, this represented a decrease of 12.86% year over year. The number of sales for the month of March was 1,390 an increase of 23.56% compared to February 2022 and a dec...Read More