Oakville 2017 KerrFest: September 8 and 9

By: Case Feenstra Team

Oakville 2017 KerrFest: September 8 and 9

Tags: Oakville, Kerr Street, Kerrfest, GTA

Building on the success of the past three years, Kerr Fest is returning for its fourth consecutive year on September 8 and 9. Thousands of people from Oakville and the surrounding GTA region will descend on Kerr Street to enjoy a variety of attractions.   Live Music David Wilcox, playing on September 8 from 9:30 to 11pm. Wilcox is a successful singer-songwriter with 5 gold and platinum albums...Read More

Multi-Generational Living is becoming the new Reality

By: Case Feenstra Team

Multi-Generational Living is becoming the new Reality

Tags: Real Estate, Renovations, Family, Boomerang Generation

The expectation that couples, adult children, and grandparents will all end up living in a separate home is now being challenged. The traditional cycle was to move out after college or highschool, get married, start a family and buy a home, while parents and grandparents downsize.   The boomerang generation is now becoming more prominent in many population centres across North America. A grow...Read More

Housing Market Slowdown Good for the Economy?

By: Case Feenstra Team

Housing Market Slowdown Good for the Economy?

Tags: GTA, Real Estate, Affordable Housing, Canada Economy

The housing market seems to have cooled off (for now), and people have come to their senses about the unsustainability of the housing price increases over the past few years. The market has clearly not crashed, as some predicted and is now working on more realistic levels. And this can be a good thing for Canada’s economy.   Despite home sales slowing down by around 40%, and lower selli...Read More

Upgrades announced for Dozens of GO Stations

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Upgrades announced for Dozens of GO Stations

Tags: Oakville GO Station, GO Transit, Commuting, Regional Express Rail Plan

Improving the reliability and convenience of public transit is critical for a healthy economy and sustainable future. That’s exactly what the Government of Ontario is doing, as it announced that 43 GO transit stations are planned for upgrades.   The upgrades will include: -  ?Enhanced platform edges -  Digital signage to display service information -  New fare services - ...Read More

West Nile Virus Found in Halton Region

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West Nile Virus Found in Halton Region

Tags: Oakville, West Nile Virus, Halton Region, Mosquitoes

Before you get too worried and decide to never venture into the forest again, remember that West Nile Virus has a relatively low chance of causing harm. 70-80% of people infected show no symptoms at all. For the percentage of people that are more vulnerable to the virus, such as the elderly, or people with weaker immune systems, symptoms can include fever, headache, body aches, mild rash, and swol...Read More

Could the 2018 Canadian Open be the last?

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Could the 2018 Canadian Open be the last?

Tags: Glen Abbey, Canadian Open, Oakville, Real Estate Development

This week marked the end of another successful Canadian Open Golf Tournament at Oakville’s Glen Abbey Golf Course. But it’s not the complete end of Glen Abbey as a host to the Canadian open. The tournament will return to Oakville’s cherished golf course for at least another year.   But will 2018 be the last? Laurence Applebaum, CEO of Golf Canada, announced that the organiza...Read More

Canadians Looking South for Real Estate

By: Case Feenstra Team

Canadians Looking South for Real Estate

Tags: US Real Estate, Real Estate Investment, Foreign Buyers, GTA

Canadian investment in US real estate has reached an all-time high. It is not surprising given the home prices in the GTA and other parts of Canada like Vancouver. But this year’s growth in Canadian investment in US real estate over last year had doubled. That’s a big increase and it suggests that Canada is potentially losing out on domestic investment because of high local p...Read More

Royal Lepage CEO optimistic about GTA Real Estate

By: Case Feenstra Team

Royal Lepage CEO optimistic about GTA Real Estate

Tags: GTA Housing Market, Real Estate, GTA Economy, Royal Lepage

A CEO optimistic about the industry his firm works in? No surprise there really. CEOs have to inspire confidence in their company and entire industry to keep the money flowing and to prevent speculation from getting out of hand. That’s the position Phil Soper, the CEO of Royal Lepage, is taking for the real estate in the GTA.   After noting that the GTA market was the “least healt...Read More

Toronto Port Lands to be converted to New Island Development

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Toronto Port Lands to be converted to New Island Development

Tags: GTA, Toronto Port Lands Development, Waterfront Toronto,

The Port Lands of Toronto had their time. But now that time has passed as Toronto has progressed from a manufacturing based city to more service based economy, with denser populations living in tall condos.   Villers Island will be the first phase of the redevelopment of the Port Lands. And it has a lot of backing. Waterfront Toronto is heading up the development with funding support from the...Read More

Little support for Glen Abbey Development at Public Meeting

By: Case Feenstra Team

Little support for Glen Abbey Development at Public Meeting

Tags: Oakville, Clublink, Glen Abbey, Residential Development

Density, traffic, and the loss of a “Canadian Jewel” were some of the main concerns highlighted at the July 19th public meeting about developing Glen Abbey Golf Course. More than 100 people attended the meeting to express their thoughts on the development plan.   Clublink, the owner of Glen Abbey Golf Course, and proponent of the development plan, presented its application data at...Read More