5 tips for buying a newly built home

By: Nate Van Beilen

5 tips for buying a newly built home

Tags: Warranty, Home Builder, Inspection, Delay

Did you know new homes come with a seven-year warranty? This is a major benefit for buyers of new homes but it is important to know the realities of newly built which can save time and money in the long run. Tarion Warranty Corporation recommends these 5 tips: Home builder information. All home builders are listed on the Ontario Home builder directory and can their 10-year history can be resear...Read More

How will the new Liberal Government affect the Real Estate Industry?

By: Nate Van Beilen

How will the new Liberal Government affect the Real Estate Industry?

Tags: Budget, Deficit, Infrastructure Spending, Mortgage Rates

The new Liberal government has committed to spending billions of dollars beyond a balanced budget. The extra spending will be directed at improving public transit and social and green infrastructure. This could have an impact on mortgage rates. Opinions are divided on how this extra spending will affect Canada’s real estate market. Sherry Cooper, chief economist for Dominion Lending Centres...Read More

Glen Abbey Golf Course could become a Housing Development

By: Nate Van Beilen

Glen Abbey Golf Course could become a Housing Development

Tags: Development, Clublink, Regional Heritage System, Greenspace

  Oakville’s Mayor Rob Burton recently announced that the owner of Glen Abbey Golf Course wants to develop the land into a housing subdivision. It will be a big decision for Oakville’s council.   A pre-consultation request for a development application was sent to Town’s Planning Services Department. Clublink, owner of the Glen Abbey Golf Course, submitted a master pla...Read More

Real Estate Breakdown in Oakville’s Neighbourhoods: Falgarwood

By: Nate Van Beilen

Real Estate Breakdown in Oakville’s Neighbourhoods: Falgarwood

Tags: Morrison Valley, Falgarwood Pool,

  The Falgarwood neighbourhood is a family friendly neighbourhood located on the east side of Oakville. The neighbourhood is bounded by Upper Middle to the north, Ninth Line to the East, the QEW to the south, and Trafalgar Road to the west.   Falgarwood is a more mature neighbourhood in Oakville and has an abundance of large trees. Some homes are 50 years old. The Morrison Valley runs t...Read More

Town of Oakville Launches App

By: Nate Van Beilen

Town of Oakville Launches App

Tags: Town Council, Mayor Burton, Mobile App

The replacement of real people interaction with technology has begun right here in Oakville. How convenient. The Oakville app now allows residents and businesses to quickly engage and interact with the town.  “Council actively encourages and supports new innovative ideas to connect and communicate with residents,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “The Oakville mobile app will make it...Read More

Halton Region Transportation Progress Report: Safe and Efficient

By: Nate Van Beilen

Halton Region Transportation Progress Report: Safe and Efficient

Tags: GTA, Infrastructure, Smart Commute, Metrolinx

Another great reason to live in Halton Region: the least congested corridors of any regional municipality in the GTA. This was one of the findings in the recently published 2014 Transportation Services Progress Report.   The Report also outlines a commitment of Regional Council to invest $1 billion into the region’s transportation infrastructure.   “Halton Region is committed...Read More

3 Benefits of Owning Multiple Properties

By: Nate Van Beilen

3 Benefits of Owning Multiple Properties

Tags: Interest, Rent, Investment, Mortgage

Buying real estate other than your personal dwelling can be a viable long term investment option in areas where there is a demand for rent. The College Park neighbourhood in Oakville comes to mind.   There are three benefits from investing in rental properties: cash flow, mortgage payoff, and property value appreciation.   1. Cash flow is generated from the sum of rent collected minus ex...Read More

New Paramedic Station coming to South West Oakville

By: Nate Van Beilen

New Paramedic Station coming to South West Oakville

Tags: Infrastructure, Healthcare, Halton, EMS

Haltan Regional Council recently approved the construction of a new EMS facility to be built in South West Oakville at Rebecca Street and Woodside Drive. "The paramedic station is required to address a noticeable gap in the critical five-minute response time coverage in southwest Oakville," a related Halton Region report states. This infrastructure development will be important for the ...Read More

Real Estate Breakdown in Oakville’s Neighbourhoods: Joshua’s Creek

By: Case Feenstra

Real Estate Breakdown in Oakville’s Neighbourhoods: Joshua’s Creek

Tags: Schools, Detached Homes, Iroquois Ridge

Joshua’s Creek is one of Oakville’s newer neighbourhoods, developed in the mid 1990s and early 2000s. It is bounded by Dundas St. to the north, 9th Line to the East, Upper Middle Road to the south, and Glenashton/Grand Blvd to the west.   Detached homes are predominant in Joshua’s Creek with a smaller amount of freehold and condo townhomes. Like the Wedgewood Creek neighbour...Read More

Oakville’s New MP: John Oliver

By: Nate Van Beilen

Oakville’s New MP: John Oliver

Tags: Politics, Healthcare, Economy, Change

Oakville was on the edge of its seat last night following the tight race between Conservative incumbent Terence Young and Liberal candidate John Oliver for the federal election. The race was too close to call until 11:30 when 230 out of 252 polls had reported results.   Oliver won with 49.8% of the vote followed by Conservative Terrence Young with 42.1%, NDP Che Marville with 5.9%, and Green ...Read More