Real Estate Breakdown in Oakville’s Neighbourhoods: Olde Oakville

By: Nate Van Beilen

Real Estate Breakdown in Oakville’s Neighbourhoods: Olde Oakville

Tags: Lake Ontario, 16 Mile Creek, Oakville Heritage

Old Oakville, as its name suggests, is the oldest neighbourhood in town. It is where the original town was centered; direct access to Lake Ontario as well as the mouth of 16 Mile creek. It is a highly sought after neighbourhood and recognized as the quintessential place to live. The neighbourhood is bounded by the QEW to the North, Chartwell to the east, Lake Ontario to the south, and 16 Mile Cree...Read More

Toronto’s Cavalcade of Lights

By: Nate Van Beilen

Toronto’s Cavalcade of Lights

Tags: Christmas, Holiday Season, Nathan Phillips Square,

The countdown to Christmas is around the corner. The weather will get cooler and the radio will start playing annoying Christmas songs on repeat. But holiday season will officially start with the annual Cavalcade of Lights celebration in Toronto on November 28th, 2015. At the event, presented by Great Gulf, Toronto’s official Christmas Tree is lit up, there are performances by Canadian tale...Read More

Oakville to Receive $2.5 million for Transit

By: Nate Van Beilen

Oakville to Receive $2.5 million for Transit

Tags: Public Transit, Bus, Gas Tax, Carbon Emissions

As someone who takes public transit every day, I sit on the train and bus and wonder about all the vehicles passing by that can fit 5 people. Usually there is only one person inside. Meanwhile, one bus can take up to 40 vehicles off the road and keep 25 tons of carbon emissions out of the atmosphere.    Ontario’s gas tax is providing Oakville with money to invest in its public tran...Read More

Generational differences in Real Estate Concerns

By: Nate Van Beilen

Generational differences in Real Estate Concerns

Tags: Home Affordability, Mortgage, Housing Market, Real Estate Bubble

"The needs of consumers evolve as they enter different phases of life and therefore their concerns about buying and selling change too," says Kelvin Kucey, of Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO).   According to a recent survey conducted by RECO, younger people and first time homebuyers have greater concern about the financial aspects of real estate than other demographic...Read More

Real Estate Breakdown in Oakville’s Neighbourhoods: Morrison

By: Nate Van Beilen

Real Estate Breakdown in Oakville’s Neighbourhoods: Morrison

Tags: Chartwell, Lakeshore, South Oakville, Schools

Morrison is a scenic and well established neighbourhood in the south of Oakville. The tree lined streets, and large lots make Morrison a highly desired neighbourhood, and one Oakville’s most expensive.   Morrison is to the west of Ford neighbourhood and is bounded by Cornwall Rd. to the north, Maple Grove to the east, Lake Ontario to the south, and Chartwell to the west. Morrison is exc...Read More

Number of GTA Homes sold in October Breaks Record

By: Nate Van Beilen

Number of GTA Homes sold in October Breaks Record

Tags: Real Estate, Home Sales, Toronto, Home Prices

More than 8,800 homes were sold across the GTA in October 2015, approximately 300 more than last year. The record breaking number does not come as much of a surprise as 2015 has been a record setting year thus far. Annual sales are 10.3% higher than this time last year.   The Toronto Real Estate Board forecasts that around 100,000 homes will be sold by the end of 2015. This will shatter the p...Read More

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies in Oakville

By: Nate Van Beilen

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies in Oakville

Tags: Towne Square, Bronte Village, Ker Village, Community

Looking to boost your Christmas spirit? There are three Christmas tree lighting events happening in Oakville this year at Towne Square in Downtown Oakville, Centriller Square in Bronte Village, and Heritage Square in Kerr Village.   The Town Square ceremony is on Friday, November 20th from 6-9pm. There will be entertainment, Santa Claus, carolling, and treats. The event is being sponsored by ...Read More

5 Fees to Watch Out for When Buying a Home

By: Nate Van Beilen

5 Fees to Watch Out for When Buying a Home

Tags: Tax, Real Estate, Home Inspection, Realtor Fees, Energy Audit

Homes are sooo expensive. As a millennial, I can’t picture myself affording a home for a very long time. To add to the agony, there are a number of additional costs that are important to be aware of on top of the sales price. Real Estate expert Sandra Rinomato lays highlights the following fees. Land transfer Tax: Every time you purchase real property in every provincial jurisdiction in C...Read More

How to Raccoon Proof your Home

By: Nate Van Beilen

How to Raccoon Proof your Home

Tags: Distemper, Oakville Humane Society, Wildlife

Winter is coming. That means pesky raccoons are looking for a warm place to sleep.   Bird and wildlife services technicians have been busy this fall season. Residents have been increasingly concerned with raccoons because of a rise in cases of raccoons with distemper. Distemper is a viral infection that affects various bodily systems. It can cause neurological symptoms which may make animals ...Read More

Real Estate Breakdown in Oakville’s Neighbourhoods: Ford

By: Nate Van Beilen

Real Estate Breakdown in Oakville’s Neighbourhoods: Ford

Tags: Lakefront, Sales Price, Custom Estate, Community

Mature trees and large lots are characteristic of the upscale Ford neighbourhood. It is also close to Lake Ontario and has numerous walking trails through the beautiful Joshua’s Creek Park with nine other smaller parks. This traditional family neighbourhood is bounded by Cornwall Rd. to the north, Winston Churchill to the east, Lake Ontario to the south, and Maple Grove to the west.   T...Read More