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Summer is well underway, but it’s also far from over. For those of us lucky enough to live in Vaughan, there’s no shortage of fun, family-friendly attractions and events to check out before fall begins. Explore the natural world, hop on an amusement-park ride, or enjoy some incredible cuisine—just don’t forget the sunscreen!

If you’re ready to help your kids make the most of summer in Vaughan, here are five things to do before the school year begins...

1) Visit Canada's Wonderland

Canada’s Wonderland is one of the top destinations for families not only here in Vaughan, but across the country. The incredible rides and games at this massive theme park are a huge draw for fun-seekers of all ages. If you have little ones, you’ll want to visit

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Are you thinking of selling your home? If so, you may be wondering about the best time of year to do it. While conventional wisdom says that spring is ideal, that’s not always the case. There are actually some major advantages to putting your home on the market during the summer. With a bit of planning, selling during the hottest months can make for a quick, profitable, and low-stress experience.

If you’re trying to decide when to sell your home, here are five reasons to consider the summer...

1) It’s a great time for curb appeal

No doubt about it: homes tend to show well in the summer. The grass is green, the sky is blue, and the sun is lighting up every inch of your property. It all makes for fantastic curb appeal—which is important, since

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Are you ready to buy a home for the first time? If so, there are a few things you should know. While finding the perfect place to live is a rewarding experience, it can also be complicated. From obtaining a mortgage to setting a price range to hammering out your agreement with a seller, getting the process right is the key to success. Luckily, there are a few steps you can take to help ensure a great outcome.

If you're a first-time home buyer, here are five ways you can prepare for one of the biggest purchases you'll ever make...

1) Obtain pre-approval

First things first: if you're going to need financing, you should get pre-approved for a mortgage. During this process, a lender will look closely at your financial history and current

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Are you looking for the perfect family-friendly neighbourhood? From local schools to nearby recreational opportunities, there are many factors that determine whether a community is a great place to raise your kids. For many families, attractive, multi-functional green space is high up on the list. Whether you’re planning a hike, setting up an afternoon picnic, or just hoping to find a jungle gym your little ones can crawl around on, you’ll find plenty of fantastic options in and around our city.

From friendly neighbourhood parks to large conservation areas, here are five of the best green spaces in Vaughan...

1) Concord Thornhill Regional Park

While it’s well known for its off-leash dog area, Concord Thornhill Regional Park has a little bit

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Do you remember the feeling you got the first time you saw your house? Were you excited? Full of anticipation? If you're like most buyers, you were probably attracted to your home's exterior before you even set foot inside. Now that you're getting ready to sell, it's time to ensure that the home hunters who drop by for a tour get that same feeling—and the best way to do that is by boosting your curb appeal.

Fortunately, making the exterior of your house stand out doesn't have to take a lot of time or money. With a few simple improvements, you can grab the interest of more buyers and start paving the way toward a successful sale.

If you're about to put your home on the market, try these six quick tips to boost your curb appeal...

1) Add

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Are you searching for your perfect family home in Vaughan? If you’re like most buyers, you probably have a pretty long list of "must-haves." Chance are, proximity to great schools is one of them. Fortunately, this city has no shortage of learning institutions where your little ones can get a top-notch education. With a bit of consideration and some guidance from the right real estate agent, you can ensure that your next home is close to the one that’s ideal for your family.

Without further ado, here are five impressive Vaughan schools that every parent should know about...

1) Michael Cranny Public School

 Without a doubt, Michael Cranny Public School is one of the best learning environments in Vaughan. This Maple elementary school receives an

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Few feelings compare to the one you get when you find the house of your dreams. It’s the moment when the time you’ve spent pouring over listings and attending home viewings finally starts to pay off. While you’re certainly entitled to celebrate at this stage, remember that you don’t own your ideal property just yet. Now is the time to secure your new home by impressing the seller with a truly irresistible offer.

If you’re planning to put in an offer on a property in the near future, here are a few tips for making sure it stands out...

Get pre-approved

Chances are, you’ll need to obtain financing before you can make your home purchase. We suggest starting the process early on by obtaining a pre-approval letter—and including it in your

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Do you need to sell your home quickly? Many sellers find themselves in a situation where time is of the essence. Maybe you have to relocate for work, or to be closer to family. Perhaps you simply can’t wait to start the next chapter of your life. Whatever your reason for needing to sell your home in a hurry, there are steps you can take to help expedite the process.

If you’re looking to shorten your selling timeline, try our top five tips for a quick and convenient home sale...

1) Target your most likely buyer

Not every home buyer has the same needs and preferences. That’s why it pays to use a targeted approach. Knowing who’s most likely to purchase your home (whether it’s a growing family, a young professional, or a downsizer) allows you to

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There are die-hard Torontonians out there who will insist that you have to go to Canada’s largest city to find a great meal. In Vaughan, we know that’s not true. There are so many reasons to love living here, from our gorgeous green spaces to our top-notch transit. But one thing that frequently gets overlooked is our fantastic local restaurants. From upscale Italian to delicious, no-frills Chinese, you’ll find exactly what you’re in the mood for in our fair city.

Whether you’re moving to Vaughan or you just want to check out our food scene, here are five can’t-miss local eateries...

1) Vivo Pizza and Pasta

If you’re in Woodbridge, you have to check out Vivo Pizza and Pasta. This successful Italian chain has several locations across

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In the dead of winter, it’s easy to get into a funk. You may not be able to spend time outdoors, and depending on where you live, you might be seeing very little sunshine. If the long, dark days and chilly weather are getting to you and you aren’t able to take a vacation somewhere warm anytime soon, here are a few ways to lift your spirits this season.

If you find the dead foliage depressing, bringing some life into your home may help perk you up this winter. Visit a nursery and buy some vibrant plants or beautiful flowers and place them throughout your home. Certain plants even help purify air and remove toxins from your home.

Buy a lamp that’s made to simulate sunlight. These are proven to help treat Seasonal Affective Disorder, though

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