Royal LePage Launches New House Price Survey Program

By: Nate Van Beilen

Royal LePage Launches New House Price Survey Program

Tags: Real Estate, Median Price, Investment

The Royal LePage Canadian Real Estate Market Composite is a quarterly report which analyzes millions of real estate transactions. The report has been enhanced after 40 years of comprehensive market research.   The report now analyzes over fifty major Canadian markets, up from twenty-two. It also reports median prices instead of just average prices. Median prices are a more meaningful metric f...Read More

Real Estate Breakdown in Oakville’s Neighbourhoods: College Park

By: Nate Van Beilen

Real Estate Breakdown in Oakville’s Neighbourhoods: College Park

Tags: Sheridan, Oakville Place, International Baccalaureate

  Aptly named, College Park is home to Sheridan College, a world class polytechnic institute. College park is part of Mid-Town Oakville, an area identified by the province as an urban growth centre. The neighbourhood is bounded by Upper Middle Road to the north, Trafalgar Road to the west, the QEW to the south, and 16 Mile Creek to the east. College Park features Oakville’s largest ma...Read More

Oakville Hospital is just about ready

By: Nate Van Beilen

Oakville Hospital is just about ready

Tags: Infrastructure, Halton Healthcare Services, Resident Tour

A large and expensive public works project such as the Oakville Hospital will have high expectations from the the public that is paying for its development and construction. Halton residents will be happy to know that the project is just about ready, with finished rooms, beds, and installed equipment. After four years of construction, Halton Healthcare Services gave an exclusive media tour of the...Read More

$10 Million Investment in Nuclear Manufacturing in Oakville

By: Nate Van Beilen

$10 Million Investment in Nuclear Manufacturing in Oakville

Tags: Employment, Energy, Manufacturing,

Significant investment is coming to Oakville’s manufacturing sector with a new 34,000 square foot facility. Laker Energy Products is a company that manufactures fuel channel end-fittings and liners for CANDU reactors. The new facility in Oakville will employ 40 people as it comes online early next year.   Ontario’s Long Term Energy Plan, released by the Ontario Ministry of Energy,...Read More

New Halton Police Headquarters to cost $65 million

By: Nate Van Beilen

New Halton Police Headquarters to cost $65 million

Tags: Crime, Oakville, Expansion

Crime rates must be soaring. The new headquarters are a ‘must have’ according to the Halton police chief. The groundbreaking of construction for the 235,000 square foot complex is commencing on October 14th. It is a significant expansion compared to the existing 86,000 square foot facility. The project is expected to take 21 months to complete with police moving in around July 2017. Th...Read More

Real Estate Breakdown in Oakville’s Neighbourhoods: River Oaks

By: Nate Van Beilen

Real Estate Breakdown in Oakville’s Neighbourhoods: River Oaks

Tags: Community, Uptown Core, Sixteen Mile Sports Complex

  The family orientated River Oaks neighbourhood includes the Oak Park community which is designated as the Uptown Core area of Oakville. The boundaries of the neighbourhood are Dundas to the North, Trafalgar to the east, Upper Middle to the south and 16 Mile Creek to the West. The neighbourhood, like many in Oakville, has many parks and trails. River Oaks however, has claim to the Heritage...Read More

Sky High Real Estate

By: Nate Van Beilen

Sky High Real Estate

Tags: Drones, Technology, Marketing, Real Estate

Innovative real estate agents have gone sky-high and turned to drone technology for showcasing their listings to potential buyers. “With the drone, you can show if it’s within walking distance of parks, of the CN Tower. It puts everything in perspective quickly in terms of where the property is located,” said Robert Holowka, who used drone technology to woo potential customers. ...Read More

8 Tips for Moving Day

By: Nate Van Beilen

8 Tips for Moving Day

Tags: Packing, Real Estate, Planning,

Packing boxes, transportation, losing track of where things are, straining your back; moving is a lot of work, but you can’t escape it when buying and selling real estate. What do moving professionals recommend for moving day? Planning ahead is crucially important for making your life easier while moving. Here are 8 tips: 1: Decluttering: If you get rid of stuff you don’t need, the l...Read More

Luxury Real Estate Driven by Foreign Buyers

By: Nate Van Beilen

Luxury Real Estate Driven by Foreign Buyers

Tags: Toronto, China, Interest Rates, Baby Boomers

  A recent report indicates luxury real estate markets are strong because of an increase in demand from foreign buyers, particularly families from China with children that are relocating to Canada. The number of homes that sold for more than $3 million in Toronto increased from 179 a year ago to 379 this year. At the same time, detached homes in Toronto are selling for more than $1 mill...Read More

Real Estate Breakdown in Oakville’s Neighbourhoods: Bronte Creek

By: Nate Van Beilen

Real Estate Breakdown in Oakville’s Neighbourhoods: Bronte Creek

Tags: Detached Homes, Natural Beauty,

  Bronte Creek neighbourhood is in the far northwest part of Oakville, with Dundas to the North, Westmount neighbourhood and Bronte Road to the east, Upper Middle Road and Glen Abbey neighbourhood to the south, and Bronte Provincial Park to the west. It is a newer housing development and homes are said to be inspired by the natural beauty of Bronte Creek Provincial Park. It is an upscale co...Read More