Beautiful 3 Bed 3 Bath Freehold Townhome in Desirable Whitby

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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

Stunning Whitby Home on a Gorgeous Private Ravine

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Backing onto Lynde Creek, the gorgeous ravine lot is surrounded with large mature trees ensuring the utmost in privacy. As for the home itself, Woodman’s attention to detail is evident. The exterior is a marvelous combination of angel stone brick and hand crafted stone. Visitors are greeted with a beautiful interlocking driveway and walkway as well as a full size 3 bay garage. The entrance way is grand and welcoming. The main level was designed with family and guest entertaining in mind. The fabulous open concept layout provides the perfect flow with all avenues leading to arguably the crown jewel of the home, the kitchen. Continue reading

Gorgeous 2 Bedroom Condo Steps From The Lake in Ajax

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Gorgeous 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Condo in Ajax for $259,900.  Bright and spacious open concept design is perfect for entertaining. Enjoy lake breezes from your private terrace. Master with ensuite as well as ensuite laundry. Walking/biking trails meander along this unspoiled waterfront. Many fabulous amenities such as pool, sauna, and tennis court. Includes 2 parking spaces! Continue reading

The Art of (Bidding) War

The Art of (Bidding) War

Isn’t it great when you find the perfect house and it fits within your budget as well? The only not great part is many other people who want it too, and you are going to have to beat the competition to make that house your home. The housing market in the Durham region is very active thanks to so many people moving here and every good house we have seen, more likely than not are being sold having multiple offers.  So if you really have that house and are sure to be facing a bidding war, here are some tips to help you win the war. Continue reading

The Real Costs of Buying a Home

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With 2016 well under way, thoughts to buying that dream home starts to heat up. Many people take this time of the year to do their research, examine finances, and start the decision process of whether or not it is the right year to buy. But there are a few things to keep in mind other than the purchase price. There are associated costs with buying a home that must be kept in mind, and more importantly, factored into budget. Continue reading

Is Durham Attracting the Biggest Home-Buying Generation in History?

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Are Durham Region’s communities such as Pickering, Ajax, Whitby and Oshawa set to be the major landing spot for the biggest home buying generation in history?  Millennials or the millennial generation is also known as generation Y.  While no specific dates are attributed to the generation, most experts agree that millennials were born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s.  With millions of Canadian millennials set to move into their prime home-buying years, the impact on the Durham Region housing market could be huge. Continue reading

New Down Payment Rules For Home Buyers

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Are you thinking of buying a new house in 2016?  Well if the price of your dream home is $500,000 or more, you will now have to put a down payment of at least 10%, up from 5%.  On Friday December 11, 2015, the Liberal government announced a change for insured mortgages.  According to the article in The Globe and Mail, the new rules will take into effect February 16, 2016. Continue reading