Oakville Names Street in Honour of Max Khan

By: Case Feenstra Team

Oakville Names Street in Honour of Max Khan

Tags: Oakville, Community, Dundas, Memorial

It has been a year since the passing of Oakville Councillor Max Khan. But he will not be forgotten, as a street in North Oakville will be named after the Ward 6 Councillor who was so respected in the community.   Max Khan passing was a shock to Oakville. He had successfully battled leukemia multiple times over his life and found motivation during these periods by the people around him, his re...Read More

Oakville Spring Planting Sale

By: Case Feenstra Team

Oakville Spring Planting Sale

Tags: OakvilleGreen, Halton, Property Value, Native plants

Have you chosen what to plant in your yard yet? Or are you looking to beautify your property? OakvilleGreen Conservation Association is having a sale that will satisfy your planting needs while helping Oakville’s natural environment!   OakvilleGreen is selling trees that are native to Oakville’s habitat. Planting trees on your property can actually increase your property value by ...Read More

GTA Housing Development Trend: Convert Golf Courses

By: Case Feenstra Team

GTA Housing Development Trend: Convert Golf Courses

Tags: Housing Development, Golf Course, Glen Abbey, Oakville, GTA

Oakville is not the only municipality within the GTA where golf courses are being targeted for housing development. Aurora, Vaughn, Markham, and Kleinburg are some of the other communities where plans have been proposed to convert golf courses into housing lots.   What are the trade-offs? People that live close to golf courses probably live there because they enjoy the views of the green spac...Read More

Future of Kitchen Appliances

By: Case Feenstra Team

Future of Kitchen Appliances

Tags: Homes, Kitchens, Appliances, Technology

A luxury design show took place in New York recently. It is a taste of what we can expect from mainstream brands in the future. Eventually these new kitchen appliance technologies will trickle down from prototypes to more accessible everyday products. But for now, these products will be limited by the lack of affordability and the fact that many people don’t find kitchen gadgetry necessary o...Read More

Oakville’s Van Beilen aims for Second Olympic Games

By: Case Feenstra Team

Oakville’s Van Beilen aims for Second Olympic Games

Tags: Oakville, Olympic, Swimming

  Van Beilen’s recent success at the Canadian Interuniversity Championships (CIS) has her excited for the upcoming Olympic Trails. Van Beilen won four golds, a silver, and a bronze at CIS in Quebec City. The CIS swim meet marks the end of Tera’s university swimming career as she graduates from the University of British Columbia this year.   Tera’s signature event is th...Read More

New Housing Supply Grows in GTA, But not fast enough

By: Case Feenstra Team

New Housing Supply Grows in GTA, But not fast enough

Tags: Oakville, GTA, High Rise, New Homes

When demand outstrips supply, prices increase. That is exactly what has been happening in the GTA over the last couple of years. The supply of new homes is receiving more attention though, as developers are looking to get more projects approved in the rights places and for the right prices.   5,544 new homes were sold in the GTA in January and February. But only 4,795 are actually ready to li...Read More

The Loonie Listing Pricing Strategy

By: Case Feenstra Team

The Loonie Listing Pricing Strategy

Tags: Home Pricing, Home Listing, Real Estate, GTA, Home Bidding

Any real estate listing priced at $1 is going to turn heads. That’s exactly the point. Gain attention to your real estate listing and hope for a bidding war.   Anyone who is serious about buying a house is going to put a serious offer forward. But anyone using a loonie listing strategy should be prepared to receive ridiculous offers anyways. After all, it is a ridiculous listing price. ...Read More

How the 2016 Federal Budget Affects Real Estate

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How the 2016 Federal Budget Affects Real Estate

Tags: Deficit, Government, Foreign Buyers, Affordable Housing, Policy

National budgets show the true colours of a government. The new budget is reflective of the ‘red’ Liberal party. Red is the colour traditionally used for deficits and debt in accounting. Besides the politics of the 2016 budget, there are a few ways in which real estate and housing is affected.   Last year’s budget included a tax exemption on capital gains of donated real est...Read More

Millennial Response to Expensive Housing? Communal Living

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Millennial Response to Expensive Housing? Communal Living

Tags: Commune, Condo, Affordable Housing, Rent, Sharing Culture

  It’s the hippy resurrection - but with millennials. Traditional expectations for housing are changing. Affordable housing is just not a reality for many people entering the workforce, and living with parents is not an option after some point. And neither is a high priced shoebox rental packed away in a skyscraper condo. Leave it to the millennial generation to find alternatives. &nbs...Read More

Happy World Water Day

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Happy World Water Day

Tags: World Water Day, Oakville, Halton, Jobs

March 22nd marks the internationally recognized World Water Day where the goal is to make a difference for those for people in the world who suffer from water related issues. The theme of 2016 is Water and Jobs. The idea is that when we have better water we have better jobs.   Much of Canada is blessed with an abundance of water including Halton Region and the Town of Oakville. But this canno...Read More