New Parking App in Oakville

By: Case Feenstra Team

New Parking App in Oakville

Tags: Oakville, HonkMobile, Street Parking, Phone App

The Town of Oakville has teamed up with HonkMobile to offer residents a more convenient way of paying for parking. Instead of fumbling around for change, you can now use the HonkMobile app to pay for your parking spot.   The App charges a $0.25 service fee but lets you search and book parking spots and lots. If you need to top up your street parking time, you can do so remotely with the app a...Read More

The Flourishing Tech Sector of Halton

By: Case Feenstra Team

The Flourishing Tech Sector of Halton

Tags: Technology, Innovation in Halton, Real Estate, Silicon Halton

Recently we wrote about Halton as one of the locations being considered for Amazon’s second North American headquarters. This news may have come as a surprise to those who were unaware of Halton’s status as a center for tech and innovation, but the region should not be underestimated in this regard.   The renowned neighbouring tech hubs of Toronto and Kitchener-Waterloo have long ...Read More

Oakville Prayer Breakfast: December 6th

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Oakville Prayer Breakfast: December 6th

Tags: Oakville, Business, Prayer Breakfast

The Oakville Prayer Breakfast starts at 6:45 am on Wednesday Dec 6th and runs until 9am. The Prayer Breakfast will feature a hot buffet breakfast, networking, music, prayer and keynote speech by Julia Hanna, a successful local restauranteur, who has opened and operated numerous restaurants in Oakville, some of which you may have heard of.   Hanna opened Café Galleria in 1983, Paradiso ...Read More

New Community Safety and Well-Being Plan Rolled out in Oakville

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New Community Safety and Well-Being Plan Rolled out in Oakville

Tags: Oakville, Police, Community Safety, Crime in Halton

Last week the Oakville Conference Centre played host to the unveiling of a community safety and well-being plan. The new plan was developed in part by the Halton Regional Police Service and was announced to the public at a symposium attended by over 300 community members.   With crime and social issues at the forefront of the new plan, Halton’s Chief of Police specified the need to impr...Read More

Toronto Condo Prices Continue to Rise

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Toronto Condo Prices Continue to Rise

Tags: GTA, Real Estate, Condo Prices, Home Buyer

Overall real estate prices and purchases in the GTA may be slowing down but the condo market has continued its steep climb.   91% of all home purchases last month were newly constructed condos, a total of approximately 4,890 properties. This is an 18% rise from last year’s numbers for newly built homes.    Since last year the number of low-rise home sales has decreased by 70% ...Read More

New Mortgage Rules Impacting Market before the New Year

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New Mortgage Rules Impacting Market before the New Year

Tags: Home Buyers, Interest rate, Stress Test, Real Estate sales

With the new mortgage stress test rules on the horizon as 2018 approaches, some home buyers are already reacting.   In an effort to reduce the economy’s vulnerability to rising interest rates the federal Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) has instituted new strict mortgage rules that target low down payments. These new rules will required buyers to prove that ...Read More

Does a 23 Storey Condo fit in Downtown Burlington?

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Does a 23 Storey Condo fit in Downtown Burlington?

Tags: Burlington, Urban Planning, Real Estate, Condo development

Some think densification is a necessary urban planning decision to prevent sprawl and create more walkable cities. Others think it takes away from the “feel” of a town. Burlington has opted for densification, with the recent town council approval of a 23 storey condo right across from Burlington City Hall on Brant Street.   Two Councillors who made the final decision are also on t...Read More

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"Capture Oakville" Art Exhibit Returns on December 1st

Tags: Oakville, Local Event, Photography, Art, Oakville Camera Club

The Oakville Camera Club is hosting their 11th annual “Capture Oakville” photography exhibition at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community Cultural Centre beginning on December 1st.   Photographs will be on display as part of the showcase until January 7th, but the opening night gala on December 1st will be the centerpiece of the exhibition.   This year’s “Capture Oakv...Read More

Expansion Coming to Milton GO

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Expansion Coming to Milton GO

Tags: Milton, Go Transit, Commute times, Real Estate, Infrastructure

Congestion at the GO terminal in Milton will soon get relief as plans were unveiled to redesign and renovate much of the station.   As part of Ontario’s $21 billion investment to upgrade GO Transit into a regional rapid transit system, the Milton station will see a major expansion and redevelopment. Over the next 8 years the entire rail system will see its weekly passengers jump from 1,...Read More

High Prices Causing Home Buyers to Pair Up

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High Prices Causing Home Buyers to Pair Up

Tags: Real Estate, Mortgage Rules, Home Buyers, Housing Market

Many people buy their first home with a romantic partner, but this isn’t the type of “pairing up” that has been increasing alongside rising real estate prices.   Tougher mortgage rules and high prices for both renters and buyers is leading to a new trend; home buyers joining up with a family member or friend to make a purchase. Although these types of arrangements are not id...Read More