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

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