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
May 27, 2019

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

Whatever drives your consideration for moving to Oshawa, Ontario, this lakeside town will be sure to meet and exceed your expectations. Nestled approximately 60 kms east of Toronto, this scenic town lies on the shores of Lake Ontario. 

Here are a number of reasons so many people have come to love living in Oshawa and why they’ve decided to call it home. 

Oshawa Real Estate

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Compared to its counterparts in the area, Oshawa is an affordable option for those who work in Toronto. Real estate is roughly 60% less than that of the city. 

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Posted in Oshawa
May 21, 2019

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

Whatever your reason for considering a move to Pickering, Ontario, it will be one you won’t soon regret. 

A picturesque town nestled along the northern shore of Lake Ontario, Pickering offers residents scenery, amenities and a strong sense of community. 

Its close proximity to Toronto, has many people considering a move to this idyllic area as it offers the features of a larger city while maintaining a small town feel. 

Pickering History

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Originally an Aboriginal Territory for thousands of years, the area was migrated to by British colonial settlers from eastern Canada. Named after Pickering, North Yorkshire, the town had approximately 180 residents in the 1813 census.

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Posted in Pickering
May 21, 2019

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

Whatever your reason for considering a move to Whitby, Ontario, whether it be work, starting a family, retirement or looking for a change of scenery, it won’t be one without thought or research. 

This guide is aimed at giving you an overview of all Whitby has to offer and allow you to have a glimpse into what it may be like to live in this wonderful town. 

Whitby History

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Much like all the other towns in the area, Whitby was named after the European town of Whitby, Yorkshire.

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Posted in Whitby