Feeling the winter blahs yet?
Although technically the days are starting to get longer, here in Durham we are in definite need of some sunshiny days. With hydro bills soaring and temperatures falling, everyone is in need of some relief from the winter blues. Here are some ways to help you get out of that mid-winter funk: Continue reading
This freehold townhome has a spacious layout with many updates and upgrades. New broadloom (2015). Newer windows. Furnace (2013). Bathroom tile (2010). Kitchen backsplash (2013). Shingles (2010). The large master bedroom has a 4 pc ensuite and large walk-in closet. Eat-in kitchen with walk-out to deck. Fully-fenced and secluded back yard with pond. Great neighbourhood close to schools, shopping, parks, and community centre. Continue reading
What’s better than two days of Food Truck Frenzy in Whitby? How about three days? Yes the Rotary Club of Whitby has announced that this year’s Food Truck Frenzy, which takes place from May 13th to the 15th, will have an extra day added as well as longer hours and more variety of trucks. Continue reading
The Regional Municipality of Durham is warning residents about new and aggressive water treatment sales tactics that are being used in the region. Many residents have been calling into the Region regarding door-to-door salespersons asking to see residents’ water meters and to test their water. The problem is, the region doesn’t sell, nor does it endorse, the use of water treatment filters or equipment. Continue reading
The language used by people who live in the Durham Region for DRT (Durham Region Transit) can best be referred to as ‘colourful’. It was notorious for getting you to your destination late, but now things are changing. DRT is improving and is en route to becoming a great transit system; it just took longer to reach this point than it should have. The reality is that it was very hard for some people to rely on any form of public transport.
It just wasn’t dependable Continue reading
Like most of citizens of this planet, I have a smartphone. And on that smartphone I have apps. Apps that crush candy, give me yardage on the golf course, and the daily weather. I even have an app to manage all my apps. But recently, I downloaded an app that I had no idea would save me so much aggravation. Continue reading
There are a million more people living in the GTA today than there were 10 years ago. That’s roughly the population of Calgary. So what has this population increase done to the housing market? The words sky rocket come to mind.
As the population has increased in the GTA, so have the prices of homes. This scenario is likely to continue based on our track record. What this creates, however are some market extremes that we are clearly seeing today.
10 years ago, an average two-storey, four bedroom home (about 2400 sq ft) cost $430,000 in Richmond Hill. That same house today would fetch about $1.2 million. That’s about a threefold increase since 2005. That means those young people with families looking to purchase their first home probably won’t have Richmond Hill available to them. That is why the Durham Region is so attractive at the moment. Continue reading