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Home'Ward Bound April 2019

Monday, April 1, 2019   /   by Alayne Keates Administration To Geoff Appleton & Associates

Home'Ward Bound April 2019

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Springing into April!

A slower start to the real estate market in the Durham Region this year has largely been a result of harsh weather conditions. It was a classic Canadian winter, but with that behind us now, it should be interesting to see how the spring shapes up, both in volume of offerings and productivity. 

Top economic and housing analysts from the big banks are predicting that sales will be up overall for 2019 in our area, largely due to an influx of move up or transitional buyers into the market. These buyers were a scarce commodity last year, with the housing market depending heavily on the entry level, first time buyer segment in 2018, which was greatly restricted in and of itself due to the OSFI mandatory stress test. The result? We saw market conditions drastically decline. Now however, a savvy move up buyer population is recognizing that there are terrific opportunities out there in certain specific price ranges, so they are taking full advantage of favourable market conditions to upgrade in location, square footage and housing features. Values should see modest increases over the course of the year as the listing inventory is expected to remain tight.  April is, however, traditionally a time of improved selection and the beginning of the season for rural, country and cottage offering as well. Inventory historically swells this month, usually peaking in May. We’ll see if that holds true again for 2019, all things being equal.

As always, we are sincerely grateful for the opportunity to serve your real estate needs, and those of your family and friends, neighbours and co-workers.  It is a constant thrill to receive personal recommendations from our clients, and we have been so fortunate to be able to build our business on them – and it’s all thanks to you!

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Oshawa’s Clean Energy Research Laboratory (CERL)

The CERL is a world class facility and part of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at UOIT. This cutting edge laboratory pioneers clean energy research and is working to uncover major solutions to the problems of climate change. CERL’s mission is to develop clean energy technologies and move them from the laboratory to commercial and industrial applications. Currently, researchers are working on the world’s first lab-scale demonstration of a copper-chlorine cycle for thermo-chemical water splitting and nuclear hydrogen production. Using nuclear, solar or other heat sources, the Cu-Cl cycle promises to achieve higher efficiencies, lower environmental impact and lower costs of hydrogen production than any other existing technology. The worldwide hydrogen market has been growing by about 15% annually.  By 2020, growth will rise to 40% annually and values will reach several trillion dollars per year. Hydrogen is needed in everything from agriculture to manufacturing to fuel for transportation. 

To All the Families out there…

Right now, there are moms and dads out there struggling for their kids, wondering how to bring joy back into their lives as they fight debilitating illnesses.  These families aren’t planning Easter egg hunts, they are simply being there, doing what loving families do. 

This is where you can help… 

As you probably know Make A Wish Canada does great work in helping Kids fight through and survive nasty diseases and cancers.  And as you know Make A Wish®  depends on sponsorships and donations to provide top care while keeping family costs to a minimum. 

We are on a mission to raise $25,000 for Make A Wish Canada. Their work in helping kids fight thru and survive nasty debilitating diseases like cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, leukemia is second to none! Make A Wish Canada is for profit and survives on and donations. are committed to donating a portion of our income from home sales to this very worthy cause.

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So, YOUR REFERRALS REALLY DO HELP THE KIDS…

Who do you know considering buying or selling a home you could refer to my real estate sales team? 
Not only will they benefit from our award-winning service, you can rest assured a very worthy cause benefits as well! 

I want to make it easy to refer your friends, neighbours, associates or family members considering making a move, so here are your options:
1. You can go to www.ReferAFriend.info and enter their contact info on line or forward the link to who you know considering a move. 
2. Of course you can always call me direct as well at 905-728-1600.



Remember our promises to buyers and sellers! 

Home Sellers Receive this guarantee:  Your Home Sold at Your Price or We’ll Buy It!*
Home Buyers Receive this guarantee:  Guaranteed 100% Satisfaction With Your Home Purchase or We’ll Buy It Back!*

Life moves fast for some and we are eager to make the Home Selling and Buying experience a smooth rewarding one.  Over the years of helping families sell their home and/or buy another, we have met some wonderful, loving, caring    people.  People like you!  So your referrals, those you know considering a move, that we help – you can rest assured that not only will they get the award winning service we are known for, but that a portion of the income we receive will go toward a very worthy cause.  

A Peak into the future of Kedron!

The Kedron Planning Area, in coordination with the Kedron Part II Plan approved back in 2014, comprises lands between Ritson and Harmony roads, on the north side of Conlin Road. It is expected to grow to accommodate 22,000 new residents on 1,151 acres of land. Currently, there are active development applications on 87% of the land, with an expected build-out time of 2-3 years. Ten subdivision applications have been received for the Kedron area. These propose up to 3,058 single-detached dwellings, 3,068 medium density or townhouse dwelling units, 984 high density units, and up to 662 additional units in mixed-use blocks. Also proposed are a total of 10 new schools and a number of new parks, as well as 8,918 square meters of commercial space. 


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Remember Our Promises to Buyers and Sellers! 

Home Sellers Receive this Guarantee:  Your Home Sold at Your Price or We’ll Buy It!*
Home Buyers Receive this Guarantee:  Guaranteed 100% Satisfaction With Your Home Purchase or We’ll Buy It Back!*
Life moves fast for some and we are eager to make the Home Selling and Buying experience a smooth and rewarding one.  Over the years of helping families to sell their homes and/or buy another, we have met some wonderful, loving, caring people.  People like you! 
So your referrals, those you know considering a move, that we help – you can rest assured that not only will they get the award winning service we are known for, but that a portion of the income we receive will go towards a very worthy cause.  

Why I Support
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I grew up right here in Oshawa.  Born in Oshawa General Hospital.  I remember when I first heard about a young person close to our family suffering from a nasty disease that was granted A Wish from Children's Wish Foundation .  This was the turning point in this persons recovery. It was then that I   began to pay closer attention to the work they do.  Since then, I have learned that it is a collection of hard working professionals all coming together for a common cause.  That cause is to help young people over come unfortunate health issues that life sometimes throws our way.  I take pride in supporting in a way that I can, the good work these people do at Make A Wish .  My team rally’s around our annual goal of raising money and donating portions of our income to help Make A Wish in their quest to heal young people when they need healing.  My team and I are committed to providing outstanding results for buyers and sellers referred to us by our past clients.   I have discovered that Make A Wish shares similar commitments to their patients.  And since their services survive on sponsorships and donations we are happy to contribute and proud to support them.
Sincerely,
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Geoff Appleton

Your Referrals Help the Kids

Over the years of helping families sell their home and/or buy another, we have met some wonderful, loving, caring people.  People like you!  So your referrals, those you know considering a move, that we help  -  you can rest assured that not only will they get the award winning service we are known for and the guarantee to back it up, but that a solid portion of the income we receive from the transaction will go toward a very worthy cause. 
Not only will they benefit from our award winning service, you can rest assured we are also donating to a very  worthy cause.   
Again, it’s easy to refer your friends, neighbours, associates or family members considering making a move:
1. You can go to www.ReferAFriend.info and enter their contact info on line or forward the link to who you know considering a move. 
2. Of course you can always call me direct as well at 905-728-1600.  
With all my appreciation.
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Geoff Appleton sales representative Remax Jazz Inc Brokerage
P.S. The story of this young person below may cause you to look at your loved ones differently.  It did me. Check it out.


Family Fun in Durham!

Oshawa Music Week
April 1-6, Downtown Oshawa and Durham College Oshawa Campus
Showcasing Durham Region’s rich music culture. Six days of entertaining and educational events. Visit www.oshawamusicweek.ca for more information.
Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival
April 6-7, 10am—3pm 
All day pancakes, outdoor entertainment and vendors. Fun for the whole family!
Clarington Home & Garden Show
April 5-7 Gernett B Rickard Rec Complex, Bowmanville
Over 75 vendors with displays and demonstrations!
The Mamas and Chicks Spring Market
April 12, 9am-6pm, Polish Veterans-Sikorski Hall, Oshawa
Over 55 exhibitors featuring handmade and local vendors
Millennium Square Free Public Stargazing
April 12, 6pm-11pm, Millennium Square, Pickering
Everyone is welcome to join Durham Skies for a free look through various telescopes, or bring your own! Visit rastco.ca for more information
Scugog Home & Garden Show
April 13-14, 10am-4pm Scugog Arena, Port Perry
Admission is just $2 with a non perishable food item
With Love Spring Market
April 14, 10am-3pm, Maxwell Heights Secondary School, Oshawa
Free Admission and lots of handmade and unique items!
Springtide Music Festival
April 26-27, Downtown Uxbridge
Various locations downtown featuring a wide range of musical talent from Uxbridge and beyond. Visit www.springtidemusicfestival.ca for more details
Spring Art Festival
April 26-28, Camp Samac, Oshawa
Featuring 70 artists from the Durham Region, with work in every medium.




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Tyler’s wish proved he can do anything!

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"I had never surfed before and wasn’t sure whether I could do it with my prosthetic leg, but I did, and I rocked it!"

In 2012, 16-year-old Tyler played AAA hockey and dreamed of playing professionally. His goal was put on hold indefinitely after discovering that he had a form of soft tissue cancer, resulting in eight months of chemotherapy and the amputation of his left leg.
Tyler and his family were devastated by his diagnosis and he wanted them to enjoy a special vacation together. “I wished to go to Hawaii because I love to travel and see new places,” he says. “I was able to take my entire family with me and I thought Maui would be the best place for us to go.”

Tyler’s wish trip was filled with exciting new adventures and he learned that even with his prosthetic leg, he can do anything he sets his mind to.

“My favourite part of my wish trip was surfing. I had never surfed before and wasn’t sure whether I could do it with my prosthetic leg, but I did, and I rocked it!”

Today, Tyler continues to prove he can do anything. As part of the Canadian sledge hockey team, he helped bring home a silver medal from the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. Congratulations to Tyler and his team on this wonderful achievement!



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Geoff Appleton Sales Representative
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Oshawa, ON L1H 8B7
905-576-4111
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