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

Oakville Santa Claus Parade

By: Nate Van Beilen

Oakville Santa Claus Parade

Tags: Food Drive, Christmas, Toy Drive, Volunteer, Film.ca

Don’t miss out on an Oakville holiday season classic! The 2015 Santa Claus Parade is on November 21st at 9am. This year’s theme is Christmas in Motion. The parade is downtown Oakville following the Lakeshore route west from Reynolds Street to Kerr Street, then north on Kerr ending at Stewart Street.   The event expects to attract an audience of 50,000 and there will be road closur...Read More

Don’t want to rake the leaves? Science Approves

By: Nate Van Beilen

Don’t want to rake the leaves? Science Approves

Tags: Habitat, Soil Health, Oakville, Ecosystem

This weekend, many people are planning to spend back-breaking hours raking and piling up leaves on their properties. But experts at the National Wildlife Federation suggest people should leave the leaves on the ground because they will benefit wildlife and your garden.   Just look at a forest. Leaf layers are a natural ecosystem which many organisms rely on for food and habitat. This includes...Read More

Remembrance Day in Oakville 2015

By: Nate Van Beilen

Remembrance Day in Oakville 2015

Tags: Veteran, Legion, Memorial Service, War

Remembrance day is a time to reflect on the wars of the past, how we can learn from them and hopefully not repeat them. Oakville has three public events for residents to honour and respect Canada’s veterans. The Bronte Legion Ceremony is taking place at Legion-486 at Jones Street on November 8th at 10am. Residents can meet the Legion members and participate in a march and service whi...Read More

Real Estate Breakdown in Oakville’s Neighbourhoods: Clearview

By: Nate Van Beilen

Real Estate Breakdown in Oakville’s Neighbourhoods: Clearview

Tags: Parks, Family Friendly, School Reputation

Clearview, also known as Sherwood Heights, is a neighbourhood at the far eastern end of Oakville. Its location is ideal for commuters with its close proximity to the QEW and 403 highways. Clearview is bounded by the QEW to the north, Winston Churchill to the east, Royal Windsor Drive to the south, and Ford Drive to the west.   Clearview is family friendly and has numerous parks and biking tra...Read More

Where Canadians Rank Toronto’s Pearson Airport

By: Nate Van Beilen

Where Canadians Rank Toronto’s Pearson Airport

Tags: Waiting times, Air traffic noise, Oakville, Property Values

The results of a survey conducted by FlightNetwork.com may surprise you. Or not. The survey ranks Canada’s airports based on security, crowding, waiting areas, entertainment, and restaurant options. Toronto’s Pearson Airport was ranked the worst with 35% percent of the votes. This is actually a significant improvement since 2013 when Pearson received 71% of the vote for worst airport....Read More