Pearson Airport Area could get a “Union Station West”

By: Case Feenstra Team

Pearson Airport Area could get a “Union Station West”

Tags: GTA, Pearson, Mississauga, Oakville, Public Transit

The area around Pearson Airport has been experience lots of growth. Many businesses decide to locate there because of its central location. But commuting times in the area are the highest in Canada. And this is affecting the competitiveness of business.   A new transit hub would be better for business, commuters, and residents across the GTA who frequent the area. Access to Pearson Airport wo...Read More

Ontario announces 16 step plan to cool down housing

By: Case Feenstra Team

Ontario announces 16 step plan to cool down housing

Tags: Ontario, Housing Markets, Tax, Golden Horseshoe, Housing development,

Ontario released its budget last Thursday which included Ontario’s Fair Housing Plan. It introduced 16 measures to help with housing affordability, increase the supply of housing, and protect buyers and renters. The goal is to stabilize housing markets which are increasingly becoming a source of risk and worry for investors and citizens alike.   So what are these measures? Legislation i...Read More

Foreign Buyer Tax fails in Vancouver: Implications for GTA

By: Case Feenstra Team

Foreign Buyer Tax fails in Vancouver: Implications for GTA

Tags: GTA real estate markets, Housing, Toronto Real Estate, Tax

Bad news for those hoping that the Ontario government’s potential foreign buyer tax will cool the GTA’s hot housing markets. It didn’t work in Vancouver, so it is difficult to say whether it would work in Toronto and the GTA real estate markets.   Housing sales prices in Vancouver have increased by 12% year over year and sales volume has grown despite the foreign buyer tax. ...Read More

What does the Cultural Heritage Landscape Study mean for Glen Abbey?

By: Case Feenstra Team

What does the Cultural Heritage Landscape Study mean for Glen Abbey?

Tags: Glen Abbey, Oakville, Oakville Housing Development,

There are a lot of people with strong feelings about the development of Glen Abbey Golf Course into 3,222 housing units, 121,000 square feet of commercial space and (don’t forget) 124 acres of green space. The Town of Oakville has conducted its Cultural Heritage Landscape Study to determine what Glen Abbey means to the cultural and historical identity of Oakville.   So what does the stu...Read More

Earth Day: Picking up litter this Saturday

By: Case Feenstra Team

Earth Day: Picking up litter this Saturday

Tags: Oakville, Earth Day, Residents, Community, Nature

This is the time of year when few plants have started growing and the snow is gone. There is nothing to cover up all the litter that has unfortunately accumulated on roadsides, waterways, edges of parking lots, and sidewalks. Just take a look at all the litter on the ground the next time you’re on a highway off ramp.   Litter is an offensive. The existence of litter in our communities s...Read More

What to expect in Spring Real Estate Markets

By: Case Feenstra Team

What to expect in Spring Real Estate Markets

Tags: GTA, Spring Real Estate, Government Regulation, Bidding wars

Spring is usually the boom time of the year for real estate. Will this year be the same? Well changes in real estate markets in the past year have been unprecedented. If one thing is clear, it is that uncertainty is in the air.   Lots has been written about bubbles. Whether or not predictions are accurate, the frequency of warnings has increased. All levels of government have expressed concer...Read More

Best Place to Buy Real Estate in Peel Region

By: Case Feenstra Team

Best Place to Buy Real Estate in Peel Region

Tags: Mississauga, Waterfront, Real Estate, Public Transit, Recreation

The Lakeview neighbourhood in Mississauga is the best place to buy real estate in Peel Region according to Moneysense. It’s close to the lake, transit, the QEW, and there are plans to revitalize the waterfront.   The findings of the MoneySense report are based on a number of factors including value, average price, momentum, and realtor grade. Homes in Lakeview sell at an average price o...Read More

What is the best place to buy a home in Halton Region?

By: Case Feenstra Team

What is the best place to buy a home in Halton Region?

Tags: Oakville, Neighbourhoods, Sheridan College, Sixteen Mile Creek

College Park – right in the heart of Oakville, at the crossroads of Trafalgar and the QEW is rated the best place to buy real estate in Halton Region by a recent report put out by MoneySense.   The findings of the MoneySense report are based on a number of factors including value, average price, momentum, and realtor grade. The average price of homes in college park is 73.7% of the pric...Read More

A decrease in congestion? Where Highway 401 is widening

By: Case Feenstra Team

A decrease in congestion? Where Highway 401 is widening

Tags: Real Estate, Mississauga, Milton, GTA, Congestion

Traffic is one of the worst things in modern life. It’s a waste of time, creates unnecessary pollution, and can incite irrational rage in some cases. But commuters from Milton and Mississauga that use the 401 will might experience fewer cases of traffic induced rage, especially if you carpool. An 18 kilometer stretch between the Credit River in Mississauga and Highway 25 in Milton will get a...Read More

81% of Oakville Residents Satisfied with Municipal Government

By: Case Feenstra Team

81% of Oakville Residents Satisfied with Municipal Government

Tags: Oakville Residents, Urban Sprawl, Affordable Housing

An 81% satisfaction rate is a solid A-. It’s really a good mark when you consider all the things that a municipality provides to tax payers and all the things that could go wrong.   The biggest change in concern for residents in Oakville was none other than affordable housing. No surprise there, as Oakville has the third highest rental costs in Canada, as explained in one of our recent ...Read More