Mississauga Skyline to Grow around Malls

By: Case Feenstra Team

Mississauga Skyline to Grow around Malls

Tags: Mississauga, Housing Supply, Development, Real Estate

A new project called “Reimagining the Mall” has created plans to guide the long term growth of five areas with well-known indoor shopping malls.   The five malls include: - Meadowvale Town Centre - Erin Mills Town Centre - South Common Centre - Sheridan Centre - Rockwood Mall   The areas around these malls have already been planned for intensification under the city plan...Read More

5 Ways to Save for a Down Payment

By: Case Feenstra Team

5 Ways to Save for a Down Payment

Tags: Real Estate, Home Buyers, Down Payment, Housing

With today’s soaring housing costs, it is more important than ever to develop a long-term plan to save up for a down payment. A 20% down payment for a first-time buyer can be daunting but can be done if the following are kept in mind. 1. Prioritization and Lifestyle A new car? Expensive vacations and fancy dinners? These are nice things but the prioritization of setting money aside is a crit...Read More

GTA Real Estate Rebounding in August and September

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GTA Real Estate Rebounding in August and September

Tags: GTA Real Estate, Detached Homes, Condos, Sales Growth

“Rebound” is the term being used that could be describe the GTA’s real estate market for the last two months. Compared with a year ago, sales are up by 8.5 percent for August and up 2.9% for September.   This is good news for the market, as sales the first half of 2018 was relatively slow across the GTA.   Average selling prices are up by 4.7 percent compared to August ...Read More

Oakville’s new State of the art Community Centre

By: Case Feenstra Team

Oakville’s new State of the art Community Centre

Tags: Southeast Oakville, Community Centre, Infrastructure, GTA

Construction of the new Southeast Community Centre has officially begun. The Town of Oakville recently broke ground on construction work for the new facility which is expected to open in the fall of 2020. The old Oakville Trafalgar school, as a designated heritage building, will remain in place and be incorporated into the new facility.   When construction is finished, residents in southeast ...Read More

Is Home Co-Ownership right for you?

By: Case Feenstra Team

Is Home Co-Ownership right for you?

Tags: Real Estate, Affordability, Home Buyers, Mortgage

Roommates aren’t for everyone. Many people probably have experiences with roommates of a time past – during university, or the first few years afterwards. We often associate roommates with these earlier stages of life. But trends suggest that roommates could be a part of living situations for later than in the past.   Co-ownership of real estate is where a mortgage is split betwee...Read More

More Construction Planned for Downtown Oakville Next Spring

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More Construction Planned for Downtown Oakville Next Spring

Tags: Lakeshore, Downtown Oakville, Local Business, Downtown Revitalization

Major construction is planned to occur along Lakeshore Road in 2019 and 2020. The first phase will take place from April to mid-November in 2019, to free up the downtown area for Christmas. The second phase will occur in the same months in 2020.   The construction project will carry out Oakville’s plan to revitalize downtown. Click here to see a timeline of the construction project. &nb...Read More

Halton Region Pushes Back Against Major CN Truck-Rail Project

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Halton Region Pushes Back Against Major CN Truck-Rail Project

Tags: Oakville, Halton Region, Milton, CN Rail, Traffic, Development

A 1,200 acre plot of undeveloped land in Milton is the focus of a legal battle brewing between local municipalities and CN Rail.   Milton, Burlington, Halton Hills, and Oakville have joined together to file suit against the transportation giant as it looks to break ground on a major logistics hub in Milton south of Britannia Road off of Tremaine Road.   The proposed $250 million project ...Read More

Toronto gets new status as "Severely Unaffordable"

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Toronto gets new status as "Severely Unaffordable"

Tags: Housing, Real Estate, Condos, Detached Homes

The new government rules relating to housing appear to not have done much to improve the affordability of Canada’s priciest cities so far. In fact, Toronto housing prices have reached the status of “severely unaffordable” from Demographia. How was this determined?   A recent survey found that Toronto has risen in the rankings as one of the most unaffordable cities in Canada ...Read More

Highway 413 Cancellation could affect Halton Real Estate

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Highway 413 Cancellation could affect Halton Real Estate

Tags: GTA real Estate, Halton Region real estate, Highway 413

The environmental assessment of the GTA West Highway (highway 413) has been cancelled, effectively cancelling the highway project that would have paved a strip through Ontario’s greenbelt from Vaughn to Milton.   The cancellation of highway 413 shows how the province is recognizing the value of complete communities as opposed to highway led planning that results in sprawl. Denser urban ...Read More

Fight Homelessness at the Coldest Night of the Year Event in Oakville

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Fight Homelessness at the Coldest Night of the Year Event in Oakville

Tags: Oakville, Glen Abbey, Homelessness, Community, Local

Canada’s National walk to fight homelessness is happening on Saturday February 24th. The fundraiser supports individuals and families across Canada who are struggling to make ends meet.   The family friendly event is hosted at the Glen Abbey Community Centre and give participants options to walk different distances depending on ability and preference. You can walk 2, 5 or 10kms.   ...Read More