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Friends Forever...Min Com New Choice Reunion

Thursday Apr 25th, 2019

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  Friends Forever.... With technology, today's Real Estate offices can have hundreds of agents, who never see their fellow agents or office staff.  25 years ago Judy Stacee-Cleaver started Min Com New Choice Realty and with weekly meetings, seasonal lunches, company trips and events, our agents and staff definitely got to know one another.   Humour is good for the soul and boy did we have a lot of characters who made life that much more... [read more]

Thoughts from Judy Stacee-Cleaver, FRI, ASA, ABR, Broker of Record

Wednesday Mar 27th, 2019

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Thoughts From Judy Stacee-CleaverBroker of Record, FRI, ABR, ASA   Slow And Easy Does It! I am so glad to be a Realtor in the Greater Toronto Durham Areas. After all, we do have the highest number of sales of all major cities in the country.   I know there are housing issues. Unfortunately, the politicians... [read more]

Thoughts from Judy Stacee-Cleaver, FRI, ASA, ABR, Broker of Record

Tuesday Feb 19th, 2019

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Lots Of Predictions For 2019! Some good, some bad and there are some things you just can't do anything about.  They have to work their way through the system.   Our Government and its policies are still controlling things that affect our real estate market. If prices keep spiraling the way they have... [read more]

Thoughts From Judy Stacee-Cleaver

Thursday Dec 20th, 2018

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Thoughts From Judy Stacee-Cleaver Broker of Record, FRI, ABR, ASA What Will Next Year Bring? What a year in Real Estate this has been! Many of us will be happy to see the last of 2018. But, the world is always changing and we are changing with it. For instance, for market trends, I've gone back to posting year-over-year statistics and added the types of homes sold monthly in each area of the Durham Region. In this loveliest holiday season of celebrations, may you find many... [read more]

Business As Usual

Tuesday Dec 05th, 2017

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It’s business as usual for Mincom New Choice Realty. They wouldn’t let a little thing like a fire in the building slow them down, no matter how much damage was done. In fact, most people, including their clients, weren’t even aware that the office had been uninhabitable for more than a week.On Monday, November 20th, Mincom Jo was diligently working online at the office keeping up with her courses. Around 6:00 pm, alarms started to sound. Following protocol, Jo left her... [read more]

More Than the Need for Speed

Wednesday Nov 08th, 2017

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Chris Cleaver drives an altered 1932 Dodge, but not to work. He turns the AA Fueler loose at the drag strip where its 3,000 HP hemi works to turn seven second ¼ miles reaching speeds approaching 200 miles per hour. The blown “supercharged” engine runs on methanol. It’s a different world…roaring engines, screaming tires and fire suits. Oh, and parachutes to slow you down at the end of the run.    For Chris, drag racing is more than just a hobby. He... [read more]

Preserving Tradition

Monday Oct 09th, 2017

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It’s that time of year when driving around the Durham Region is nothing but a delight to to the senses. The smells, the sounds and especially the colours are overwhelmingly gorgeous. Mother Nature was totally on board for driving and exploring this particular Thanksgiving long weekend. The temperature was warm and the skies were sunny (most of the time). It doesn’t matter how long you’ve lived in the Durham Region, a leisurely drive on a beautiful fall day is sure to lead you... [read more]

All Aboard- Boxcars & Brews....The Cheese Train

Thursday Aug 03rd, 2017

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These are busy times. The world just seems to be going faster and faster. Maybe not faster than a speeding bullet, but while we all try to get through our lives as Superman/Superwoman, one of the hardest feats to accomplish is being able to spend time with family. What’s more powerful than a locomotive? Spending time with family on a locomotive! We may not be able to leap tall buildings at a single bound but we can certainly share the “Adventures of Mincom Jo and her Dad”... [read more]

Seeing Red...Happy Canada's Day!

Wednesday Jul 05th, 2017

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Canada has officially marked the sesquicentennial anniversary of Canadian Confederation. “What does that mean?” you might ask. Well, it means we are officially 150 years old and it’s time to party!  There was, of course, no lack of celebrating in the Durham Region. Everywhere you looked you could see red. Mincom Jo chose to spend the afternoon at the festivities in Port Perry. Historic downtown Port Perry is one of Jo’s favourite parts of the Durham Region. She... [read more]

Jane's Walk...Exploring Durham Region

Wednesday May 03rd, 2017

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We can think of no better way to experience the Durham Region than to “walk it”.  There are a lot of folks who agree with us.  People who participate in the annual Jane’s Walk Festival are like-minded.  Every year, on the first weekend in May, tens of thousands of people all over the world take part. “Jane’s Walk is a movement of free, citizen-led walking tours inspired by Jane Jacobs. The walks get people to tell stories about their... [read more]

Pancakes Anyone?

Wednesday Mar 01st, 2017

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Sunnybrae Golf Club was the place to bring your appetites for pancake breakfast on Sunday, March 5th. The club, located at 1430 King Street in Port Perry,  opened its doors for the Rotary Club of Port Perry to host its Annual Pancake & Family Day in aid of Oak Ridges Hospice There were lots of activities to keep every one busy, but of course the star of the show was the pancakes. Sooooo, good! They were cooked to perfection by pancake... [read more]

Empty Bowls

Saturday Nov 12th, 2016

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There is nothing like a bowl of hot soup to fend off the November chills. Even when the temperature turns unseasonably warm and perhaps soup isn’t the first thing that comes to mind, it warms your heart to be a part of the Annual Durham’s Empty Bowls. This is the third year that Feed The Need, the regional food distribution warehouse serving Durham Region, has participated in Empty Bowls.  As a long time supporter, Mincom Jo looked forward to spending the... [read more]

Vive La Frenchman's Bay

Monday Oct 10th, 2016

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One of the most attractive aspects of living in the Durham Region is its proximity to Toronto. On the other hand, there are times when one of the least attractive aspects of living in the Durham Region is its proximity to Toronto. We have all been there – stuck on the 401 in deadlocked traffic or sitting on the Go Train waiting for your stop, thinking you will never get to work on time, or worse yet, that you will never get home! Incredibly, only a few blocks from Canada’s... [read more]

Durham Region's Royal Ascot

Wednesday Sep 07th, 2016

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When it comes to fundraising for a good cause, the people at Graymatter Marketing Solutions leave everyone else at the starting gate. Vice president Vanessa Blue had an idea on how to help Joanne’s House, which is a part of Durham youth housing and support services. Memories of her years in England included attending the Royal Ascot, Britain’s most valuable race meeting which attracts many of the world’s finest thoroughbred racehorses. Much like our own Canadian... [read more]

Open Doors

Monday Aug 08th, 2016

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Alexander Graham Bell once said, “When one door closes another door opens…”, and people have been quoting these words ever since. Often, those “open doors” lead to interesting and exciting opportunities or adventures. Such is the case across Ontario this season. Doors Open Ontario 2016 offers you the opportunity to discover the story behind every door.   Each year from April to October, the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to... [read more]

Making History on the 407

Tuesday Jul 05th, 2016

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By now you’re probably aware that Phase 1 of the Highway 407 East Project has been completed and is officially opened to traffic. This section includes Highway 407 from Brock Road in Pickering to Harmony Road in Oshawa, as well as Highway 412, which connects Highway 407 and the 401. Some think the best part of the opening may just be that the use of these sections is toll free until the new year. “Free” is hard to argue with, but a recent trip to Port Perry from Pickering was... [read more]

Storming The Castle

Tuesday Jun 07th, 2016

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Once upon a time, in a land not so far away (we’ll call it the Durham Region), there lived a wee Princess named Mincom Jo. Now Princess Jo was a very happy Princess, but she longed to spend her time whiling away the hours wandering around a beautiful castle while her faithful subjects brought her food, mail and the remote. This little Princess knew all about castles and came from a very long line of castle experts who had handed down the knowledge for generations: a person’s home... [read more]

Mapleicious!

Wednesday May 11th, 2016

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Bowmanville knows how to throw a good “Fest”. A big part of their success is because of the people who live there. It is a community that loves its town and supports the activities that happen there. The recent “MapleFest” was a perfect example. They came in droves…young and old, families and couples, friends hanging out and even some four legged ones. It was a perfect day. The weather was not too hot and not too cold. The sun shone brightly. Mincom Jo,... [read more]

Sustainability

Monday Apr 11th, 2016

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It’s not always just fun and festivals for the people of the Durham Region. Some things we take quite seriously. One of those things is sustainability. Wikipedia defines sustainability in general terms…“Sustainability is the endurance of systems and processes. The organizing principle for sustainability is sustainable development, which includes the four interconnected domains: ecology, economics, politics and culture.” Pickering... [read more]

March Madness

Monday Mar 21st, 2016

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March can get a little crazy in the Durham Region.  When it comes to weather one might even say it is bi-polar. One day you are getting emergency weather winter storm warnings, with “polar” temperatures and record snowfalls. The next day the sun is shining and you are tempted to walk about in your shorts. We won’t mention any names (Mincom Jo). Let’s face it, we are Canadians — there was a lot of shorts-wearing going on. If the weather didn’t... [read more]

Not Just Monkeying Around

Thursday Feb 11th, 2016

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There are a lot of things to celebrate in February. This week alone we started with Superbowl Sunday, moved into Chinese New Year on Monday, followed by Fat Tuesday (a.k.a Mardi Gras) and Ash Wednesday. We have Valentine’s Day on the 14th and Family Day on the 16th, but it doesn’t stop there. We have numerous special days for the rest of the month, all the way up to February 29th when we will celebrate the Leap Year. “It can’t be monkey-see, monkey-do this year... [read more]

Beautiful Places to Hold a Memorial in Durham Region

Monday Jan 18th, 2016

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Death is a part of life. It is something that we all have to deal with at one point or another. The funeral industry itself has changed over the years to accommodate modern culture and emerging trends, cremation being one of them. In the last decade or so, cremation has skyrocketed in popularity, in part due to its flexibility. Memorial services featuring cremated remains can be customized to accommodate a range of needs and tailored to truly honour the person they’re... [read more]

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