How Autonomous Vehicles Will Change Real Estate as we know it

By: Case Feenstra Team

How Autonomous Vehicles Will Change Real Estate as we know it

Tags: Real Estate, Vehicle, Development, Communities, Car ownership

Autonomous vehicles, or self driving vehicles, negate the need for vehicle ownership. Imagine all the extra space that would be freed up. A self driving vehicle would pick people up and drive them to their destination, and continue to do so all day long. It would be unnecessary for a large amount of people to own a vehicle as well as create the space necessary for storing a vehicle.   People ...Read More

What Chinese Media says about Canadian Real Estate Might Surprise you

By: Case Feenstra Team

What Chinese Media says about Canadian Real Estate Might Surprise you

Tags: China, Investors, Real Estate, Income, Debt, Media

Canadian media frequently casts blame on foreign buyers for the issue of housing affordability. Chinese media has its own view on Canadian real estate. It is warning Chinese investors that the Canadian real estate market is fraught with danger. How did they come to this conclusion?   The extraordinary gains in Canadian real estate have not gone unnoticed in China, especially as many of the in...Read More

Mortgage Rules will Affect First Time Buyers: That’s the Point…

By: Case Feenstra Team

Mortgage Rules will Affect First Time Buyers: That’s the Point…

Tags: Household Debt, Mortgage Rules, Finance, Canada, Interest rate

Commentators and writers are criticizing the Federal government’s new mortgage rules by saying that first time home buyers are “taking a hit” and have to “shelve their dream home”. Except that is the whole point of the new mortgage rules.   Canadian household debt is among the highest in the developed world. The government is responding with these new mortgage ru...Read More

Company Designs and Builds the First Fully Recyclable House

By: Case Feenstra Team

Company Designs and Builds the First Fully Recyclable House

Tags: Housing, Future, Sustainable, Construction, Architecture

  The future of housing, perhaps more in the long term, will consider things like scarce resources and perfect sustainability. The concept of waste will be a thing of history. Arup, an architecture firm has developed a house that fits this vision.   A prototype was built for the London Design Festival. Every material that is part of the building is non-toxic, easily recyclable and mostl...Read More

Four Government Changes Affecting Real estate

By: Case Feenstra Team

Four Government Changes Affecting Real estate

Tags: Canada, Capital Gains, Risk, Mortgage, Affordability

The Federal Ministry of Finance is changing the rules for mortgages as well as foreign buyers. The intention is to protect Canadians from default and ensure there is an even playing field in housing affordability and availability. Hopefully these changes will have the intended effect and not lead to any unforeseen consequences. Check out the changes below.   Mortgage rate stress test &nbs...Read More

The Fate of Glen Abbey and Saw Whet is still Undecided

By: Case Feenstra Team

The Fate of Glen Abbey and Saw Whet is still Undecided

Tags: Oakville, Golf Courses, Glen Abbey, Development, Bronte Green

Oakville’s beloved golf courses – they are part of what makes Oakville Oakville. Even if you don’t care for golf, if Glen Abbey and Saw Whet golf courses were converted into more suburbs would Oakville become a better place? Who would benefit?   Oakville probably has enough suburbs. Why convert a world class golf course, the home of the Canadian open into more development? I...Read More

Temporary Modular Housing: Future of Affordable Housing?

By: Case Feenstra Team

Temporary Modular Housing: Future of Affordable Housing?

Tags: Affordable housing, Modular, Vancouver, Innovation,

Innovation is required to tackle the issue of housing affordability. A new project in Vancouver is showcasing the latest innovations in modular design.   What is innovative about modular designed housing solutions? Well, think of it as a camping trailer – without wheels – that is stackable with other units. The cool think about modular housing is that the units can be moved. This ...Read More

Feenstra Raham Team Food Drive and Pumpkin Giveaway

By: Case Feenstra Team

Feenstra Raham Team Food Drive and Pumpkin Giveaway

Tags: Oakville, Fare Share Food Bank, Food Drive, Giveaway, Glen Abbey

Its pumpkin season! You can pick up a pumpkin and support those in need at the same place - this Saturday October 8th from 9am to noon at the Old Abbey Lane Park. Bring a food donation and you’ll receive a free pumpkin.   Old Abbey Lane Park is located at 1110 Old Abbey Lane in the Glen Abbey Community. The Feenstra Raham Team is organizing the event to support the local Oakville Fare S...Read More

Who are the Average Canadian Homebuyers?

By: Case Feenstra Team

Who are the Average Canadian Homebuyers?

Tags: Oakville, Canada, Affordability, Prices, Homebuyer

Some people make lots of money. Other people live paycheck to paycheck. Some people live in homes they own and others rent. There is constant talk about average home prices but there is rarely talk about how those prices compare to actual average Canadians. Who are the type of people that are buying houses these days? How much do they spend and earn?   A recent analysis done by Point2Homes lo...Read More

This Saturday: Toronto’s Nuit Blanche

By: Case Feenstra Team

This Saturday: Toronto’s Nuit Blanche

Tags: Toronto, Nuit Blanche, Contemporary Art, Artist, Event

Have you ever wondered about the elemental aspects of our cosmic existence? Maybe? Have you ever wondered what it could look like in art form? Nuit Blanche is Toronto’s free all-night contemporary art show. Its one of the highlighted city events of the year that attracts thousands of people. If you have never been, its worth checking out this Saturday October 1st from 6:58 pm to 7am – ...Read More