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Introducing Primary Bedrooms on Realtor.ca

Friday Oct 2nd, 2020

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I support this change and am proud to be part of an organization that is proactively changing terminology to better reflect who we are today. https://www.creacafe.ca/introducing-primary-bedrooms-on-realtor-ca/?fbclid=IwAR31qAUVebplh0ziVxaSYsyl3y5rVq-nw6k2NS3ljjWtSutFWZu0eDeM1MQ       [read more]

For Sale

Friday Jul 3rd, 2020

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💥 Just listed! 💥 1100 Oxford #159, Oshawa Listed at only $344,500 this condo townhouse features carefree living (condo fees cover heat, electricity, water, common elements and parking), an updated kitchen and bathroom, and laminate flooring throughout. Walk out from the living room to a private deck to your parking spot immediately off the deck.  One bus to the Oshawa Centre or to UOIT/Durham College. This is a fabulous opportunity for first time home buyers or... [read more]

$20 Trees for your yard

Friday May 29th, 2020

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Residents of Ajax, Toronto and York Region have a fantastic opportunity to purchase trees at a reduced rate of only $20 each for their home! LEAF- Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests is offering small, native trees for only $20 + delivery to residents of Ajax, Toronto and York Region. Add the beauty of trees to your yard while helping out the urban forest. Details here [read more]

Does COVID mean the end of open concept layouts?

Wednesday May 20th, 2020

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Right now so many people are working from home. And the lovely open concept layouts that have been desired for quite some time now, are causing some families challenges when it comes to privacy for work. One expert says in this article that this will change future home design and what buyers will be looking for in a home. Do you think that working from home right now will influence your home layout? [read more]

Have you ever wondered why we have powder rooms in the front hall?

Wednesday May 13th, 2020

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There is a reason that toilets and tubs are white. And powder rooms are in the front hall not as a random convenience, but as a deliberate design feature with a purpose that makes sense all over again in light of the COVID pandemic.  Hygeine needs in the wake of health scares have been influencing bathroom design for more than 100 years.  This article is a fascinating read on the history of bathroom design as influenced by our desire to protect our families.  [read more]

92 Muir Cres -For Sale

Wednesday Mar 11th, 2020

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Just Listed! 92 Muir Cres, Whitby $600,000 Great bungalow in a quiet neighbourhood, walking distance to school. For more information and pictures click here [read more]

19 Banner Cres -For Sale

Wednesday Mar 11th, 2020

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Just listed! 19 Banner Cres, Ajax $600,000 Fantastic 2 story, 3 bedroom detached home in desirable south Ajax. Look here for more pictures and information. [read more]

OPEN HOUSE - 6 Swanston Cres Ajax

Thursday Feb 27th, 2020

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💥 Open House 💥 🏡6 Swanston Cres, Ajax🏡 Listed at $655,000 this 4 bedroom, 2 storey home is waiting for a new family to call it home! Hardwood and laminate flooring, walkout to deck and good sized back yard. Duffin's Bay school district, close to transit and groceries. Less than 5 minutes to bike to the lake using the bike trails in the neighbourhood that connect to over 7km of waterfront trails in Ajax. Can't make the open house?... [read more]

Just Listed!

Wednesday Feb 26th, 2020

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Just listed! Rarely offered 2 storey industrial condo in Markham. 1949 sq ft with a drive-in door and a garage perfectly sized for your van. Occupy it and pay yourself the rent-- when you are ready to retire, you have a business and a commercial unit to sell. Or sell the business and keep the rent coming in!... Don't need that much space? It's easily divided into two units, each with their own bathrooms. Occupy the top floor and rent out the ground floor. Lots of... [read more]

Spring Cleaning & Downsizing - what to do with old glasses

Monday Feb 24th, 2020

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Whether it's spring cleaning or down-sizing, we are bound to come across stuff that we no longer need, yet it's a shame to throw these items away. Someone should be able to use them, shouldn't they? One of those items that we often find are glasses. Reading glasses, bifocals, sunglasses... there are usually a couple of old pairs hidden at the back of a drawer, often in a night table, but sometimes in the kitchen junk drawer too. But what to do with them? Lions clubs across... [read more]

Coming Soon!

Wednesday Feb 19th, 2020

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Coming Soon! -1991 sq ft industrial condo in Markham Ontario. Office build-out with drive in door and garage/warehouse space large enough for a van. 2 stories of office space with plenty of light (including skylights), close to 404. -2 bedroom townhouse in Pickering Ontario. One underground parking spot. Beside Pickering Town Centre, Library, Rec Centre, restaurants, close to GO Train and transit.   [read more]

GO Train route to Bowmanville has been chosen

Thursday Feb 13th, 2020

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Great news for those who live in the east end of Durham- the GO Train route to Bowmanville has been selected- and it's the one north of the 401 that will provide all day service in both directions! Details here     [read more]

Should I rent or buy my next furnace?

Monday Feb 10th, 2020

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Should I rent my furnace and air conditioner?  This is a common question that I get asked quite frequently.  The short answer is no. The longer answer is that while it is quite common in Ontario to rent a gas water heater, the practice of renting other items such as furnace, air conditioner, and water softeners is more recent. They were sold door-to-door often with high pressure tactics to older adults.  This is the primary reason that door-to-door sales were... [read more]

Moving an older adult's home.

Friday Feb 7th, 2020

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Clutter. Stuff. Antiques. Treasures. Junk.  Even if it's hidden, most of us have it. And many of us know from helping parents or grandparents downsize, that there is a LOT of it out there. Most of it we don't even want. Much of it isn't even worth anything. And there is a mountain of it. A few treasured items can be passed on to family, and many items can be donated. But sometimes it's just too much to do on your own. If you need professional assistance, Organizing... [read more]

App for Sandwich Generation managing the needs and errands for their older adults.

Monday Feb 3rd, 2020

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I work with a lot of families who have an older adult in their lives who needs their assistance. There is usually one person who is "in charge" and they try to keep up with all the appointments and communication between family members about who is doing what and when. (ie Grandson is taking Grandma on Friday for her hair appointment, while Mom is taking her mother to the doctor next Friday) A brilliant 19 year old, Logan Wells, created an app that centralizes... [read more]

2020 is shaping up to be a great year for sellers.

Thursday Jan 2nd, 2020

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I often hear from clients wanting to know when the best time to sell their home is.  The reality is that any time can be the right time for a home that is properly prepared, priced and marketed. However, there are times when market conditions make it particularly beneficial for a seller or buyer to jump into the housing market.  Right now across Canada, we are at the lowest number of homes for sale in 12 years-- that means we are shifting into a seller's market where the... [read more]

Market Update -November Stats

Wednesday Dec 11th, 2019

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With an average of 23 days on the market Durham Region's housing market is still going strong. (Compare this with Toronto where homes last an average of 21 days on the market before they are sold)It may be winter, but serious buyers are still coming out! If you'd like to chat more about how this impacts the purchase or sale of your home, please contact me today.   [read more]

Where to tour Christmas lights in Durham Region

Monday Dec 9th, 2019

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The lights of Christmas decorating are so pretty and there are always a few homes in each neighbourhood who go all out. We like to drive around and check out their displays. There are a few neighbourhoods or organizations where many people participate and the displays are wonderful. Some of these great gems in Durham Region are: Old Scugog Road  And  Uxbridge Fantasy of Lights   There are also many individual homes such as the one on Ilona Park Dr in Pickering... [read more]

Strange things found in home inspections

Tuesday Dec 3rd, 2019

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As a real estate agent, I've seen some pretty crazy things: big, obvious things like a house that has slid off it's foundation, or plastic bags wrapped around wiring in a rusty, wet electrical panel. In both cases, I got my clients out of there quickly and recommended that we get out of there quickly. I've not yet found some of the crazy things that the home inspector in this article has though! Strange but true finds of a home inspector [read more]

Open House - 2 Burrells Rd

Friday Nov 8th, 2019

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💥OPEN HOUSE 💥 2 Burrells Rd, Ajax Sunday November 10, 2-4pm $685,500 This 3 bed, 2 bath home is just waiting for you to call it home! The HUGE 85 x 110 lot has perennial gardens, mature trees and a garden shed yet still gives you lots of room to play. Close to Southwood Park French Immersion program, and almost on top of the trail system that leads to the lake, this home is perfect for your family.    https://whitneycollinswilson.com/2-burrells-rd-e4629364 [read more]

Santa Claus Parades in Durham Region

Wednesday Nov 6th, 2019

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Santa Claus parades are such a treasured activity in my family: bundling up for the cold; snuggling under the old green comforter that is used only for parades, picnics and fireworks watching; the candy and goodies thrown by the people on the floats; and even marching in it with dance studios and scouting. We have our favorite place staked out early each year and enjoy a fast food dinner beforehand as an added treat.  No matter your schedule this year, there are many opportunities... [read more]

Durham Potters Guild

Tuesday Nov 5th, 2019

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The Durham Potter's Guild is hosting their 32nd annual Christmas show and sale this weekend. I love to go to this show and support local artisans and every year I see something new and fun!   https://www.durhampotters.com/upcoming-show-and-sale     [read more]

Open House - 46 Freeston Cres, Ajax

Friday Nov 1st, 2019

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💥OPEN HOUSE 💥 46 Freeston Cres, Ajax Saturday November 2, 2-4pm Listed at $899,900 this 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom home offers a family over 3,300 sq ft of living space! Situated on a premium lot in a quiet neighbourhood, this home is what you've been waiting for: Cathedral ceilings, hardwood floors, private ensuite bathroom and an above ground pool. Learn more   [read more]

OPEN HOUSE - 1965 Parkside Dr

Friday Oct 25th, 2019

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💥 OPEN HOUSE 💥 1965 Parkside Dr, Pickering $899,900 Saturday October 26, 2-4pm This 3200+ sq ft home features a large master bedroom with cathedral ceilings and 5 piece ensuite, complimented by 2 large bedrooms with cathedral ceilings and private sitting rooms, making it a perfect fit for families with teens, multi-generational families or co-ownership!  🔑 4 bedrooms 🔑 4 bathrooms 🔑 3200+ sq ft 🔑 fully finished basement 🔑 main floor... [read more]

Building a new brand for South Oshawa

Tuesday Oct 15th, 2019

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South Oshawa has a reputation, and not one that encourages residential growth or re-sale. Yet that reputation is not entirely warranted. There are many pockets and streets in South Oshawa with lovely homes and neighbours.  One developer is banking on the opportunities there and has launched a new development of affordable townhomes: Oh! Towns   [read more]

September Market Stats

Wednesday Oct 9th, 2019

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The Stats are in for September, and the market in Durham Region is still going strong! There is still enough time for you to buy and sell and celebrate Christmas in your new home-- contact me today to get started!   [read more]

Only Canadians can negotiate like this!

Friday Sep 6th, 2019

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Things that exist only in Canada... Negotiating the sale of a home through a hockey game. Honestly I've not had this experience yet, but it sounds fun and so Canadian- especially when there was an ex-NHL client involved! (And he *lost* the shootout!)  If any of my clients want to try this I'm happy to bring the Timmies! Read about how it all played out here   [read more]

GTA Home Sales are up, especially in Durham Region

Wednesday Sep 4th, 2019

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Home sales in the GTA are up, fueled by the strong market in Durham Region.  Buyers are learning that while the Toronto real estate market may be unattainable, Durham Region is one of the most affordable places in the Greater Toronto Area, offering transit, schooling, employment opportunities and a wonderful community in which to raise their family. So if you have been thinking of selling, it's a great time to get in the market. Contact me today... [read more]

Back to school!

Tuesday Sep 3rd, 2019

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Students are back to school today!  Please be careful and watch for kids crossing the roads and please be patient with the crossing guards! Hope everyone has a wonderful first day back. [read more]

It's Fall Fair Time!

Wednesday Aug 28th, 2019

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With the end of summer comes my favorite times of the year- Fall. Cool, crisp air, brightly coloured leaves, cozy sweaters, tons of fresh produce in our farmer's markets and a cherished family tradition: Fall Fairs. Durham Region is so diverse in that we have urban areas, suburban and rural areas, and those rural areas offer us the best of fair season without having a long drive for a family outing. You could even visit a different fair almost every weekend! Click on the links below... [read more]

CNE Discount

Tuesday Aug 20th, 2019

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Summer is almost over and that means time for the CNE!  If you are new to the area, this is one of those must-do-at-least-once activities... There's a good chance it will become an annual tradition. Think of all the food choices...this year's offerings include a rainbow grilled cheese and deep friend cheese curds. I think I want to try those- what will you try? Sutton Group Heritage Realty and our agents (like me) have partnered with the CNE to offer a discount,... [read more]

July Stats for Durham Region Ontario

Wednesday Aug 7th, 2019

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🔥The #durhamregionontario real estate market saw relatively strong price growth in July for semi-detached houses, townhouses & condo apartments.🔥  The single-detached market, being most impacted by the mortgage stress test, has experienced a slower pace of price growth. To find out what these stats mean for your neighbourhood, send me a message- I always love talking real estate. 🏡          [read more]

OPEN HOUSE- 21 Danton Crt, South Ajax--CANCELLED

Tuesday Jul 23rd, 2019

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💥OPEN HOUSE💥 CANCELLED! Sad you missed this one? Contact me today to be connected to the latest listings, so next time you don't miss out on the perfect home.   🏡 21 Danton Crt, South Ajax Reduced Price! Now only $599,900 !! Sunday July 2-4pm Updated three bedroom home in desirable South Ajax! This home is ready for you to move in before school starts-your kids can walk to school (St James English/French Immersion or Duffin's Bay English) and the whole... [read more]

Summer fun in Clarington

Monday Jul 22nd, 2019

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Summer 2019-- Free summer events in Clarington Concerts in the Park Kids outdoor art festival Bluesberry Orono Antique street festival Summerfest Wooden Boat Festival   [read more]

Summer time fun in Whitby

Friday Jul 12th, 2019

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The town of Whitby is offering a wide variety of free summer events this year. For more information, click the links below: Movies in the Park Culture in the Square Fresh Air in the Square Music in the Park Whitby in Bloom [read more]

Free Summer Fun in Pickering

Monday Jul 8th, 2019

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The city of Pickering is offering several fantastic free fun events this summer! Waterfront Summer Concert Series Sundays at the Gazebo Concert Series Kids in the Village Teens [read more]

Summer Fun in Ajax 2019

Saturday Jul 6th, 2019

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One of the great parts about living in a community is the free events that they put on for their residents. The town of Ajax is fantastic for this, putting on events in every season. This summer is no exception with activities for all ages for Sizzlin' Summer Fun: Music in the Square Kids in the Square Fitness in the Square Flicks on the Bricks Movies in the Park Events at the Library   [read more]

Canada Day Events in Durham Region

Saturday Jun 29th, 2019

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No matter where you live in Durham Region, there is always something going on. Each of our municipalities host events for Canada Day and this year they are better than ever! Click the links below to discover the details in your home town, or to explore the events in the place or places you want to live. #anotherreasontoliveinDurhamRegion #loveyourcommunity Pickering Daytime celebration Evening (fireworks) Ajax Daytime family celebration Evening... [read more]

15 Tulloch Drive, Ajax

Monday Apr 8th, 2019

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💥ForFor Sale! 💥 15 Tulloch Dr, Ajax Listed at $553,000 this fantastic semi-detached home offers first time home-buyers, down-sizers, or investors a fantastic opportunity. ✔️ 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms ✔️ Living room features hardwood flooring, crown moulding & built-in bookshelves. ✔️ Freshly painted throughout. ✔️ Master bedroom overlooks the easy-care perennial gardens, a 12 x 14 gazebo (with hydro) and two cute-as-a-button... [read more]

97 Hopkinson Cres, Ajax

Sunday Apr 7th, 2019

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💥New Price!💥 🏡97 Hopkinson Cres, Ajax Listed at $764,900 this home is perfect for those who love the main floor living lifestyle of a bungalow yet want the advantages of a two-story home. ✔️3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms ✔️ Main floor features hardwood flooring and crown moulding ✔️ California shutters throughout ✔️ Cozy gas fireplace in family room, with walk-out to patio ✔️ Huge (13ft x 31ft) screened in patio is perfect for... [read more]

Gorgeous Bungaloft in North Ajax!

Monday Mar 11th, 2019

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💥Just Listed! 💥 🏡 97 Hopkinson Cres, Ajax ✔️ Rarely offered bungaloft featuring a main floor master  bedroom with a 4 piece semi-ensuite. ✔️ 2 generous bedrooms and 4 piece bath on 2nd floor. ✔️ Crown mouldings, hardwood & ceramic flooring, and  family room with cozy gas fireplace on main floor. ✔️ Fully finished basement features large rec room, wet  bar, games area, office and plenty of... [read more]

Condo Townhouse in Pickering Village (Ajax)

Friday Jan 25th, 2019

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🏡 FOR SALE 🏡 46 Randall Drive, Ajax $457,000 ✔️ 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms ✔️ Rare 2 Car Driveway, Plus Garage ✔️ Owned Gas Furnace & Air Conditioner 2015 (No  Baseboard Heaters!) ✔️ Laminate Flooring (2018), Updated Kitchen ✔️ New Windows, Garage Door, Rear Sliding Door, &  Shingles (2018) ✔️ Quiet Pickering Village Location ✔️ Catchment Area for Pickering High... [read more]

Open House- 835 Grandview St N

Thursday Jan 10th, 2019

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🏡Open House 🏡 835 Grandview St N $648,800 Sunday January 13, 2019 2-4pm Raised 3 bedroom bungalow with walkout to covered deck, heated above-ground pool, and large basement with fireplace and two bonus bedrooms. Close to everything! Can't come to the open house? Send me a message today to set up a private viewing. https://whitneycollinswilson.com/835-grandview-st-n-e4323544   [read more]

Thinking of Selling in South Ajax?

Tuesday Nov 20th, 2018

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 SOLD 💥 🔑 Happy Seller x 2  🔑 Happy Buyer  🔑 Happy Landlord   All in South Ajax this Fall! 🍁   Thinking of Selling? 🏡 ✔️ Complimentary Market Evaluation ✔️ Staging Consultation ✔️ Professional Photography ✔️ Targeted Advertising ✔️ Advertised Open House ✔️ Local Agent who lives and works in our community! ➡️Contact Whitney... [read more]

South Ajax Bungalow. Coming Soon!

Tuesday Aug 7th, 2018

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Updated South Ajax Bungalow. Renovated kitchen features lots of counter space, wall-oven, and lovely backsplash. Hardwood throughout main floor. 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, workshop with plenty of electrical, and cozy rec room with gas fireplace. Large lot (60 x 123) with lots of room for gardens; or a pool; and for kids to play. Quiet court location, great neighbourhood, in-area for Southwood Park Public School and St James Catholic School (both offering English and French... [read more]

Stunning 3 acre property coming soon!

Wednesday Aug 1st, 2018

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Incredible 3 + 1 Bedroom, 3 Acre Home Coming Soon in North Pickering!  The 5 level sidesplit home features: -Huge rec room with pool table, stone fireplace with Napoleon insert, and wet bar, overlooking the kidney-shaped pool, the back lawn and the forest. -Master bedroom features a generous ensuite bath and a walkout to a private balconey overlooking the back yard and forest. -Eat-in kitchen has a walk-out to a large balconey perfect for outdoor dining while... [read more]

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