New housing development planned for Oakville Lakefront

By: Case Feenstra Team

New housing development planned for Oakville Lakefront

Tags: Oakville, Lakeshore, Housing Development, Luxury Homes

Housing development in Oakville has become a contentious issue. But a luxury development project south of Lakeshore road in Oakville will likely get wide support to move forward.   Majestic Edge Estates is proposing a subdivision of 19 new lots from 346 to 362 Lakeshore Rd. West. The property is just a few blocks west of the Dorval and Lakeshore intersection.   A new public road would be...Read More

Oakville Place Grand Re-opening: This Saturday

By: Case Feenstra Team

Oakville Place Grand Re-opening: This Saturday

Tags: Oakville Place, Residents, Fall Trends, Local Event

Oakville Place has undergone some major renovations over the past few years and is holding a Grand Re-opening event this Saturday, October 14th from 1pm to 5pm. The event is called “Tastes of the Season” and will feature events put on by some of today’s most influential tastemakers.   What’s a tastemaker? Someone who sets the standards of what is currently popular or f...Read More

Half Price TTC for GO Train Commuters

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Half Price TTC for GO Train Commuters

Tags: Oakville, GO Transit, Ontario, Commuter, TTC, Public Transit

Good news for Oakville GO Train Commuters! The Ontario government has made a decision to subsidize the TTC fares for people taking the GO Train by half. This means GO Train riders will not have to pay the full fee to use the TTC before AND after taking the GO Train or the UP Express. It will cost only $1.50 instead of $3.   The fare discount only applies to those using the Presto Card.  ...Read More

7 Job Opportunities for Millennials in Real Estate

By: Case Feenstra Team

7 Job Opportunities for Millennials in Real Estate

Tags: Real Estate, Millennials, Career, Property

Today, there are numerous opportunities for millennials in fields such as technology and commerce, particularly the Canadian Real Estate industry. With today’s modern day technology and easily accessible information, it is easy to see why there are so many young individuals pursuing careers in real estate. Living in Canada, the opportunities are open to anybody with a wifi connection and a...Read More

September Real Estate Results: Teeny Jumps

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September Real Estate Results: Teeny Jumps

Tags: Housing Correction, Real Estate, Housing prices,

The September real estate market jumped slightly, compared to August. The summer real estate slump that came after prices highs in April appears to have ended.   The average home price increased 5.9% from August and is 2.9% higher than this time last year. However, September’s average price is 15.8% lower than the price peak in April.   The increase in prices occurred mostly within...Read More

Oakville Place Sears Closes

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Oakville Place Sears Closes

Tags: OAKVILLE PLACE, RETAILERS, OAKVILLE, SEARS

The Sears business has been going through troubles over the last few years. And the troubles have reached the Oakville Place Sears location with the recent announcement of closure.   1,200 jobs will be lost which is a tragedy for Oakville’s workers. 10 other Sears locations have also been closed across Canada which is a huge blow.   Retailers have to now contend with online platfor...Read More

Toronto ranked as the #1 at risk City for a Housing Bubble

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Toronto ranked as the #1 at risk City for a Housing Bubble

Tags: Toronto, Real Estate, Home Buyers

Each year, UBS publishes a list of cities ranked by their vulnerability to a housing crash. This year Toronto ranked #1 for most at risk of having a housing bubble.   But wait, what about all the news about slowing housing activity and low real estate sales? The UBS study is based on data up to the end of the second quarter which is June. It is now the end of the third quarter and things have...Read More

Harvest Halton: Downtown Oakville Local Event

By: Case Feenstra Team

Harvest Halton: Downtown Oakville Local Event

Tags: Downtown Oakville, Local Event, Halton

Fall is a time of harvest. Downtown Oakville is hosting its very own harvest event on October 16th from 1-4pm where restaurants will offer a farm-to-chef culinary experience.   Local farmers and chefs have teamed up for the event to create unique sample dishes. It is not every day, when you can eat local food cooked in a fine restaurant (unless you have your own garden and superb cooking skil...Read More

Canadian Real Estate Buyers could lose 25% of Buying Power

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Canadian Real Estate Buyers could lose 25% of Buying Power

Tags: Real Estate, Interest Rate, Uninsured mortgage, Down Payment

Canadians buying power for real estate has already taken a blow from the recent interest rate hikes. The latest blow to buying power comes from Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) which is holding public consultations on new mortgage guidelines. The guidelines will be designed to prevent buyers from taking on too much mortgage debt.   This could be positive news if y...Read More

Clublink files for Demolition Permit for Glen Abbey

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Clublink files for Demolition Permit for Glen Abbey

Tags: Oakville, Glen Abbey, Parklands, Heritage Site

Things are getting heated. Clublink seems to be determined to move forward with its development plan despite the opposition of the Oakville community. Clublink, the owner of Glen Abbey, filed an application to demolish the golf course. And this comes soon after the Town Council voted to designate Glen Abbey as a heritage site AND after Oakville’s Town Planners expressed that the Glen Ab...Read More