Bowmanville Top Real Estate Agent Tina Abernethy

Below you will find my various blog posts covering the Durham real estate market. It includes Bowmanville, Clarington, Courtice, Newcastle, Orono, Oshawa, Port Hope, and Whitby.

In my blog, you will find useful articles on buying a home, selling a home, mortgages and home financing, various Real Estate tips, and home design ideas. Also, you will find useful articles on things to do in Durham.

With my blog, I hope to give you in the most simple terms, an expert approach, appreciation, and coverage of difficult topics such as:

  • Selling a home during a divorce.
  • Staycations during CoVid times.
  • The current situation with the real estate market in Durham.

You also will find other topics of interest to real estate buyers and sellers in the Durham area.

Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions!

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I cover such topics as buying a home, selling a home, hidden costs of selling your home, things to do in Clarington, as well as a variety of other real estate related topics of interest to people living in the Durham region or planning to.

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What the colour of your front door says about your home

While you may not immediately think of it, front doors make an important first impression. They are one of the first things that people see when they enter your home, and can help set the tone for the entire house. The colour you choose to paint your front door says a lot not only about […]

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10 unexpected closing costs that often surprise buyers

I believe that buying a new home should be a simple and straightforward transaction, with no surprises, hidden fees or unexpected costs. Many new buyers will budget themselves for the cost of their new home, but will fail to account for the additional fees and expenses involved in a home transaction. For this reason, I […]

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How to beat the end of summer blues

As the days slowly begin to shorten and a crispness enters the air, we are all faced with a sad realization: summer is coming to an end. However, rather than pining over the loss of languid summer days, I find myself looking forward to the change of season. From the exquisite colours of the changing […]

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Top reasons to request a regular home evaluation

Even if you are not thinking about selling your home in the near future, it is still wise to request a regular home evaluation. A home evaluation can provide you with valuable information that can influence your financial, legal and real estate decisions. Here are my top reasons to request a regular home evaluation: Buying […]

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Country Life: Wells and Septic Systems

One of the biggest concerns I often hear from individuals contemplating moving to rural areas tends to be regarding wells and septic systems. When you buy an apartment or condominium in an urban area, you generally do not have to worry about water quality or septic capabilities. In the country, where municipal sewer and water […]

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Best Summer Patios in Durham

With summer nearly halfway over, it’s time to make the most of August’s sunny days and balmy nights. One of my favourite ways to enjoy this beautiful summer weather is to have a meal with friends or family on a patio. Throughout Durham region there are numerous restaurants, bars, and cafes that offer charming patios, […]

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Why country life beats big city living

Seventeen years ago, I made the move from hectic city living to the wide-open spaces of the country. At the time, I was moving to be closer to my future husband, and really didn’t believe in my heart that we would stay in Orono for as long as we have – little did I truly […]

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What to do in Clarington this Summer

Whether you are a resident of Clarington or just plan on visiting for a weekend, Clarington offers much to see and explore this summer. Oshawa, Bowmanville, Newcastle, and Orono are brimming with summer events, so forget those lazy summer days and get a little adventurous in the coming months. Here are a few of my […]

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Healthy & helpful herbs to grow in your garden

With gardening season nearly upon us, it’s time to start thinking about what to plant in your home garden this spring. Not only do herbs add life and greenery to a garden, they also have many helpful culinary and medicinal purposes. They can add flavor and liven up a meal, as well as soothe ailments […]

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What Not to do in a Seller’s Market

Selling your home can be an overwhelming and complicated process, particularly for first-time home sellers. From financing to decorating, there are a number of pitfalls that can trip up any potential seller. Even in a seller’s market like Durham, it’s important to be aware of the common mistakes that can hinder you from selling your […]

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Celebrate Spring in Clarington

As the warmer days approach it’s time to come out of hibernation and get active. These are the top 8 activities and events in Clarington I recommend checking out this spring: 1. Canadian Made Pop-Up Market: On Saturday April 9th check out the Canadian Made Pop-Up market at Gather in Bowmanville (51 King St. East). Amazing […]

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5 Ways to Boost Your Sale Price this Spring

Thinking of selling your house? Spring is the perfect season to spruce up your home and put it on the market. Here are a few tips & tricks to boost your sale price and maximize the potential of your home this spring: 1. Do your research: The simplest and most effective way to maximize your […]

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