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What To Do This Long Weekend

August 4th, 2017

Nothing marks the sign of Summer more than a long weekend! Having an extra day off leaves you with the opportunity to explore your local area. Below we’ve gathered a few activities if you’re left searching for ideas:

CMHC Says 'Toronto Housing Market Downturn To Be Short-Lived'

August 1st, 2017

The federal housing agency says the current downturn in Toronto’s housing market is expected to be short-lived.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC) says Toronto property prices, which have fallen over the last couple of months, should pick up again as demand bounces back.

The Ontario government introduced measures in t ...

What To Do This Canada Day Long Weekend

June 30th, 2017

What To Do This Canada Day Long Weekend

Not sure what to do this long weekend? There is plenty of events and activities going on around the Durham Region to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday! Read below to find your local event time and location:


Pickering Celebrations:

The Esplanade Park: Noon – 5:00 Pm

The daytime portion will feature Live entertainment performances on two stages,  30+ Co ...

Pickering Easter Parade

April 12th, 2017
Hop On Through Pickering!

The annual Easter parade will make its way through Pickering this Saturday April 15th from 10 am to noon.

The parade will fill the streets of Bay Ridges again this year with a new theme - Mardi Gras Easter. It begins at Millennium Square, located at the south end of Liverpool Road, and will stroll north along Liverpool Road, go west on Annland Street, where it take ...

Record Highs in Durham Housing Market

April 12th, 2017
Homebuyers are recognizing the value that living in Durham Region brings forth, as Durham continues to offer one of the most affordable housing markets in the regions neighbouring Toronto. Key development and infrastructure highlights from the last year include the expansion of the 407, new GO rail service introducing a 20-kilometre extension of the Lakeshore East GO line by 2024, and Durham' ...

Things to do in The Durham Region for March Break

March 11th, 2017

Searching for fun activities and events to enjoy as a family this March Break? We’ve put together a list of things to do just outside your own backyard!

The 2017 Purple Woods Maple Syrup Festival (March 11 to 19)

Purple Woods Conservation Area
38 Coates Rd. (at Simcoe Street North), Oshawa.
See how maple syrup was made more than 400 years ago and through to today’s modern methods, take a hors ...

Things to do on Family Day

February 16th, 2017

Family Day Long Weekend Guide to Local Fun!

The beginning of the year can be a hectic time for everyone, but the Family Day long weekend is the perfect change to spend some quality time together with your kids. There’s lots of fun activities going on both indoors and outdoors that the whole family can enjoy. Here are some of our favourites:


Ajax Winterfest

Audley Recreation Centre

19 ...

Things to do in Whitby

February 4th, 2017

Discover what some of the best establishments in Durham have to offer on their menu this weekend at Whitbylicious! A Culinary Event that is going on until Feb 7, 2016, Whitbylicious features 12 local, independent restaurants in Whitby and the surrounding region. Enjoy exclusive prix fixe menus showcasing mouth-watering dishes at the following restaurants:


First Time Home Buyers, This Applies To You!

January 26th, 2017

The new year brought forth changes to the land transfer tax rebate for first-time home buyers. Finance Minister Charles Sousa is giving first-time home buyers a land transfer tax rebate of up to $4,000. The increased limit of $4,000 applies only to conveyances or dispositions that have occurred following January 1, 2017, regardless of the date the agreement of purchase and sale was signed.


Bell's 7th Annual #BellLetsTalk Day

January 25th, 2017

Join The Conversation
With Bell's 7th Annual
#BellLetsTalk Day!


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Have you ever spent countless hours search through the MLS system seeing the same homes over and over again looking for the perfect home, hoping to find something new?   Then, when you do find what could be your dream home, you call the listing agent only to find out it has already sold?


Mary Roy & Team have been selling homes in the Durham Region since 1987!  Ranked in the top 1% of Realtors across the GTA and Durham Region, we know what it takes to get homes sold fast, and for the most money.We provide each of our clients with a comprehensive plan of action outlining exactly what will be done to get their home SOLD and for the MOST MONEY! We will provide you with up-to-date information on your marketplace, as well as the price and details of competing properties.