Where to see the best Christmas Lights in Oakville

By: Case Feenstra Team

Where to see the best Christmas Lights in Oakville

Tags: Oakville, Local Event, Christmas Charity, Holiday Lights

Some might call it overdone, and they would be right. But that’s the point. The Jackson Family’s Christmas light numbering in the tens of thousands at 113 McCraney St. West Oakville is meant to draw attention and crowds. The reason? Well there’s the good old Christmas spirit part of it. And the Jackson Family is also raising money for two great causes.   Many may be familiar...Read More

November Real Estate States: Slowing Sales

By: Case Feenstra Team

November Real Estate States: Slowing Sales

Tags: Real Estate Market, GTA Housing Market, New Listing

Fall and winter are usually slow months in real estate so slow sales can be expected But real estate sales numbers for November are at a multi-year low across the GTA. In fact, sales are at a 6-year low. What could this say about bigger trends in real estate?   6,251 homes were sold in November. This is 15.22% lower than last year when sales were 7,374. It is important to note that the antici...Read More

3 ways to use Real Estate in your Retirement Strategy

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3 ways to use Real Estate in your Retirement Strategy

Tags: Real Estate, Retirement, Investment Property, Downsize

Real estate or property holdings are often an important element in retirement planning. For many, the funds from a sold property are necessary for the “golden years”. This is especially the case if high costs are expected from things like health issues or assisted living.   How should you decide how your property fits with your retirement strategy? If you are wondering about this ...Read More

Real Estate Opportunities of Potential TTC expansion in Mississauga

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Real Estate Opportunities of Potential TTC expansion in Mississauga

Tags: Real Estate, TTC, Investment, Mississauga Housing

An east-west subway line that connects Mississauga City Centre with Kipling TTC station may be a new possibility under the new Provincial government which promised a $6 billion investment in public transit.   The subway would be additional to the north-south light-rail transit (LRT) system that runs along Hurontario. The east-west subway would be a boon to many Mississauga residents that comm...Read More

Survey: Real Estate Preferences of Young Buyers

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Survey: Real Estate Preferences of Young Buyers

Tags: Real Estate, Home Buyers, Detached Homes, Investment

What kind of real estate do young buyers want? A recent survey from Sotheby’s highlights some interesting preferences that could inform buyers and sellers alike. Understanding who you’re selling to, or competing with in a bidding war could give you an edge.   The key finding of the study is that detached homes are still the preference for young families. 83% of respondents would w...Read More

Exciting New Lakeside Real Estate Development Coming Mississauga

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Exciting New Lakeside Real Estate Development Coming Mississauga

Tags: Mississauga Community, New Real Estate, Housing Project

Some may think Mississauga has no more room to expand – except up. Take the new 81 Storey M-3 building for example. But a new development on an old industrial site in South Mississauga is creating excitement.   Inspiration Lakeview, the name of the project, will be extremely sought after not only because of location next to Lake Ontario, but also because of the proximity to Mississauga ...Read More

Real Estate Market 2019 Forecast

By: Case Feenstra Team

Real Estate Market 2019 Forecast

Tags: Real Estate, GTA Real Estate, Mortgage, Housing Market

Predicting how markets will perform in the future is notoriously difficult. But still, regardless of their accuracy, predictions can indicate market sentiment – the way people are feeling about a market.   So what are people feeling about Canada’s real estate market. The good news is that there are no predictions of a market crash. Canada’s housing market in general is expec...Read More

Local Event: Milton’s Holiday Street Market

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Local Event: Milton’s Holiday Street Market

Tags: Halton, GTA, Shopping, Holiday Market, Milton

Christmas is about a month away. If gift giving is in your plans this year, the pressure is on to get some shopping done. Look no further than Milton’s Holiday Street Market – the largest of its kind in Ontario.   The Street Market, held on December 1 and December 8 from noon to 7pm, is expected to attract some 150,000 Christmas shoppers from across Halton and the GTA.   The ...Read More

New Luxury Condo in Toronto’s Yorkville

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New Luxury Condo in Toronto’s Yorkville

Tags: Toronto Luxury Real Estate, Penthouse Condo, High Net-worth

Are you looking for luxury living options in the heart of Toronto? 621 condo transactions took place from 2017 until now for condos that sold between $1 million and $2 million. That number is growing which means demand from ultrahigh-net-worth individuals is quite high in Toronto.   Unfortunately there has been a limited supply of high-end condos, just like all types of housing in the GTA &nd...Read More

Study: What is more costly? Toronto Vs. the Suburbs

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Study: What is more costly? Toronto Vs. the Suburbs

Tags: Public Transit, Housing Development, 905 Region, GTA Real Estate

The cost of a long commute from the suburbs can outweighs the cost of living in Toronto when money AND time are considered, according to a recent study.   Money can be saved if public transit it used instead of driving – but the trade-off is the extra time that commuting takes compared to driving a car.    The further you live from Toronto, the cheaper housing is, but commutin...Read More