March 2017 TEMPO – RE/MAX Jazz Market Report

In March’s edition of TEMPO -RE/MAX Jazz Market Report

There’s Never Been A Better Time To Invest In Oshawa |  The Highs and Lows and Oohhs Of The Market | Is Your Home Prepared For Your Vacation? | St. Patrick’s Day Fun

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February 2017 TEMPO – RE/MAX Jazz Market Report

In February’s edition of TEMPO -RE/MAX Jazz Market Report

Why is Oshawa’s Market So RED HOT? | Your Roof and Ice Damming | The History of Valentine’s Day | Market Update Continue reading

Shake Those Winter Blues

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

January 2017 TEMPO – RE/MAX Jazz Market Report

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Let The Nest Take Control Of Your Rising Energy Bills

the-nestWith the new Carbon Tax having already taken effect on January 1, 2017 and Kathleen Wynne’s ever rising hydro rates (Ontario is now #1 ahead of Hawaii in North America), Durham residents are starting to feel the pinch. Soaring fuel and hydro charges are not only putting huge pressure on homeowner’s budgets, but they are also causing many residents to rethink strategies on how to limit and reduce these enormous burdens on families.

Nest Learning Thermostats, a Google innovation, are beginning to have a significant impact on the utility bills of Durham residents. These smart devices are designed to learn your family usage tendencies and react accordingly. The Nest will learn how to keep your family comfortable when at home and how to save and reduce your utility bills when you are not. Although not the cheapest product on the market ($329 retail), it does come with a 5 year warranty and is packed with enough innovation and technological advances that will recoup its initial out of pocket expense in no time. Here are some features that make the Nest an excellent way to combat those skyrocketing fuel and hydro bills. Continue reading

6 Tips To Have The Best Backyard Rink In Durham

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Backyard rinks are as Canadiana as maple syrup or beaver tails. Every year thousands of Canadians take to their backyard rinks and thrust themselves into Canadian lore. How many times did you score the winning goal of Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals on a backyard rink? Did you ever pretend to be Wayne Gretzky or Mario Lemieux? The young Crosby’s and McDavid’s of today’s youth are out there in full force, laces tied and chins strapped, ready to make new lifetime memories on backyard rinks all across our great Nation. Let’s help them continue on the tradition that was passed down to us. Here are some helpful tips to keep your backyard rink in prime condition this winter: Continue reading

Remembering In Durham Region

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Branch 112 Whitby, Ontario

We, as a country, have been observing Remembrance Day since 1919. It was originally called Armistice Day to commemorate the agreement that ended the First World War on Monday November 11, 1918 at 11:00 am. Today it is a day in Canada where we gather together and remember all of the civilians and military personnel who have lost their lives defending our country. It is a somber day but an important one in our history. It is an opportunity to teach our children the importance of remembering those who have fallen before us, and to gather together within our communities, for a moment of silence, to pay our respects and honour the more than 2,300,000 Canadians who have served their country throughout our nation’s history. Continue reading