Oct. 25, 2020

The Best High Schools in Ajax, Ontario

Ajax, Ontario, is a beautiful community that those who are relocating to the Greater Toronto Area must-see. With stunning views of Lake Ontario, this bedroom community is well-established. Those who don’t want to live in the big city of Toronto can choose a neighbouring community like Ajax. The community is filled with history, excellent real estate options and great schools. High schools in Ajax aim to prepare students for their futures, either to go straight into the workforce or to post-secondary education. Here are some of the best high schools in the city. 

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Posted in Ajax
June 29, 2020

The Best Neighbourhoods In Ajax, Ontario | 2020 Edition

The best neighbourhoods in Ajax, Ontario

There are plenty of reasons why buyers are choosing Ajax, Ontario when moving to or around the GTA. Along with the more affordable real estate options, Ajax offers beautiful views of Lake Ontario, ideal commute times for those who work in Toronto, as well as a handful of amenities and services within its city limits. 

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Posted in Ajax
June 2, 2020

The Best Neighbourhoods in Pickering, Ontario

The best neighborhoods in Pickering

There are many reasons why buyers have gravitated towards the City of Pickering, Ontario as a potential option to put down roots and purchase their next home. One of the most obvious reasons is its ideal location near the City of Toronto.

For those who work in Toronto but wish to enjoy a quieter, calmer lifestyle, Pickering checks that box - and so much more!

From the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario to some of the most well kept urban parks, Pickering is an obvious choice for those who wish to escape the noise and settle into suburbia.

Pickering, Ontario is full of neighborhoods that boast family-friendly streets, close proximity to nature and forestry as well as necessary amenities. Here is a glimpse at some of the best neighbourhoods to call home in Pickering!

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Posted in Pickering
April 27, 2020

The Best Elementary Schools in Ajax Ontario

The Best Elementary Schools in Ajax Ontario

Finding the right home to purchase in Ajax can be challenging enough as it is but finding the right school along with it can be even more so. Have no fear, below is a list that Durham Region Property Search has compiled of all the best elementary schools throughout the Town. This list will help you settle in a family-friendly neighborhood with a great home, as well as an exemplary elementary school that will set your kids up for academic excellence for the future. 

Schools should be located in convenient locations and offer opportunities for students to think critically so they can grow beyond the classroom. Luckily, Ajax offers parents and guardians many options in a variety of neighborhoods! 

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Posted in Ajax
April 27, 2020

The Best Elementary Schools in Whitby Ontario

The best elementary schools in Whitby Ontario

Looking for a great school catchment in Whitby before deciding where to purchase your next home? You’re in luck! Here at Durham Region Property Search we understand the importance of settling in a comfortable home surrounded by a quiet neighborhood, with solid schools to help your kids grow academically, in sports, and other school club activities that may pique their interests. 

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Posted in Whitby
April 27, 2020

The Best Elementary Schools in Oshawa Ontario

The Best Elementary Schools in Oshawa Ontario

So you’re thinking of moving to Oshawa. You’ve done your research about important things like the neighborhoods, the types of homes, the distance to the highway or GO train station to get to work, and all that fun stuff. You’ve got a couple of kids (maybe more), and the quality of the schools and settling in a great neighborhood that meets the school catchment area is important to you.     

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Posted in Oshawa
April 15, 2020

The Best Elementary Schools in Pickering Ontario

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For parents with kids just starting school or transferring schools due to an upcoming move, the quality of schools are an important factor in the decision-making process when finding the right home to purchase. Schools should have a convenient location, a great curriculum and staff, as well as offer opportunities for students to grow well beyond the classroom. Luckily, Pickering offers parents many options in a variety of neighborhoods for just that!

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Posted in Pickering
April 8, 2020

Moving To & Living In The Region of Durham - The Definitive Guide

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Living in Durham Region has a lot of advantages for its residents. Proximity to Toronto, with a lower real estate price tag, beautiful parks, ample recreation spaces and loads of art and cultural centers provides a number of well-rounded cities. 

Located within the Golden Horseshoe, the Regional Municipality of Durham, is a mix of rural, residential, agricultural and commercial areas. The municipalities that make up the region are varied, however, many see a mix of all areas throughout each town. 

This guide serves as an informative look at what Durham Region offers and why it has been a growing destination for those looking to settle down and establish roots. Cities such as Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa and Pickering feature family-friendly neighbourhoods, well-rated schools and city amenities that cater to all walks of life 

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Posted in Durham
June 13, 2019

10 Questions To Ask Before Buying A Home

10 Questions To Ask Before Buying A Home

You’re convinced. This home is it. It’s the one. 

But wait - is it? Here are 10 questions you’ll want to ask yourself before buying a home:

1. How old are the roof, windows, siding, guttering, and other replaceable structure pieces? 

You’ll want to find out. When will you have to fork out that money to replace them? It’s a good thing to know, especially when it comes to financial planning (and especially when you’re already spending money on the home itself). "This is something we see far too often," says Allan Lewis of Search Cape Coral Homes, "buyers not paying attention to items they may need to replace in a few years. It can become a large burden down the road."

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Posted in Buying
May 27, 2019

Moving To & Living In Ajax, Ontario - The Definitive Guide

Moving to Ajax, Ontario comes with a number of benefits. The town offers residents a scenic view of Lake Ontario, close commute to Toronto for either work or play and reasonably priced homes for anyone wanting to establish some roots. 

This guide serves as a quick overview of all Ajax has to offer, and why so many people in recent years have come to the area and settled in to build a life. 

History

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Ajax was a mainly rural area until 1941 when a Defence Industries Limited shell plant was constructed and the town was established around it. 

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Posted in Ajax