Local Event: Oakville Tour de Trees

By: Nate Van Beilen

Local Event: Oakville Tour de Trees

Tags: Lions Valley Park, Cycle Oakville, Oakvillegreen, Oakville, Biking,

This Saturday, June 13, Cycle Oakville and Oakvillegreen are teaming up to organize a leisurely bike ride to explore the natural beauty of Sixteen Mile Creek and the trails through the area. From 10 am to 1 pm, the organizers will guide bikers through part of the Heritage Trail running down the wooded valley of Sixteen Mile Creek. The Tour begins at the parking lot of Lions Valley Park, close to...Read More

Increasing Resale Value through Home Renovations

By: Nate Van Beilen

Increasing Resale Value through Home Renovations

Tags: Home Renovations, Adding Value, Kitchen, Investment, Remodel

Adding value to a home through renovations can be an important decision for homeowners looking to invest. Some renovations may appeal to the present owner but not to potential buyers. Added value might differ depending on which rooms are renovated. The same investment on a bathroom might yield a different result than that same dollar amount put into a kitchen. Over the years, home renovation expe...Read More

Local Event: Bike City Great City Film Screening

By: Nate Van Beilen

Local Event: Bike City Great City Film Screening

Tags: Oakville, Cycle, Bike lanes, Film, Community, Halton Green Screens

Thursday, June 11th at 7pm, Halton Green Screens is hosting the final event of their spring series of environmental film screenings at the Film.ca Cinemas in Oakville. Halton Green Screens is a non-profit organization that shows environmental films with workshops and discussions following the viewing. The chosen film for the final event is Bike City Great City. The film aims to show the audience...Read More

Sun Awareness Week in Canada

By: Nate Van Beilen

Sun Awareness Week in Canada

Tags: Heat Related Illness, St. John's Ambulance, Halton, Sun, Protection

June 1 – 7 is Sun Awareness week in Canada. St. John Ambulance is reminding Halton residents to protect themselves from the sun and also take precautions against the heat. It is easy to recognize when the sun is bright and you need sunscreen. It may be more difficult to know when a heat related illness is creeping up. Extreme heat can cause effects from mild heat cramps to serious heat str...Read More

Teardown Trend in Toronto’s Booming Housing Market

By: Nate Van Beilen

Teardown Trend in Toronto’s Booming Housing Market

Tags: Toronto, Housing, Redevelopment, Investment, Teardown, Real Estate

Developers, investors, and homeowners are increasingly looking to redevelop valuable properties throughout Toronto. This means many older, smaller houses are being torn down in order to replace them with newer, larger homes. It comes as a response to Toronto’s red-hot real estate market where people are looking for investments. There are 375 teardowns approved for Toronto between January an...Read More

Petition Calls for Regulations on Foreign Investment in GTA Real Estate

By: Nate Van Beilen

Petition Calls for Regulations on Foreign Investment in GTA Real Estate

Tags: Toronto, Foreign Investment, Real Estate, Petition, Regulation, GTA

A petition found on the popular petition website, change.org, calls on the Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure, Brad Duguid, to consider regulating foreign investors that are looking to buy homes in the GTA. If the petition gains enough momentum, it could have a significant impact on the real estate industry. As of the writing of this post there are just over 11,000 sig...Read More

Canada’s Clean Air Day: June 3rd

By: Nate Van Beilen

Canada’s Clean Air Day: June 3rd

Tags: Canada, Clean Air Day, Environment Canada, Sustainable, Transportation

June 3rd is Clean Air Day, part of Canadian Environmental Week. The purpose of Clean Air Day is to promote clean air and good health across Canada, and to celebrate environmentally friendly activities. Held on the first Wednesday of June, Clean Air Day started a number of years ago in several Canadian Municipalities as a grassroots initiative. Over the years it has transformed into a national camp...Read More

Local Event: Defeat Depression Walk 2015

By: Nate Van Beilen

Local Event: Defeat Depression Walk 2015

Tags: Oakville Distress Centre, Halton, Lyons Park, Mental Health,

  This Saturday, join the Oakville Distress Centre as they raise awareness for mental health. The event is a 3 kilometer low elevation walk or 5 kilometer route with more hilly terrain through the scenic Lions Valley Park in North Oakville. The route follows the Sixteen Mile Creek Heritage Trail. Bring your whole family, friends and pets! Registration opens at 8 am and the walk begins at 9:...Read More

5 Tips for Real Estate Buyers

By: Nate Van Beilen

5 Tips for Real Estate Buyers

Tags: Real Estate, City, Location, Condos, Credit Rating

  Want to know what professional real estate agents advise for buying real estate? Buying real estate for a home or an investment can be a daunting and stressful experience, especially for those new to the market. With many questions about economic forecasts and market bubbles, these 5 tips can help those currently searching for a home. 1 Location is important First time buyers, existing ho...Read More

Take a Hike: Oakville’s Trails

By: Nate Van Beilen

Take a Hike: Oakville’s Trails

Tags: Oakville, Trails, Nature, Guided Walks, Heritage Trail, Health

Oakville has more than 300 kilometers of trails that wander through forests, communities and parks. Many trails connect sections of town where roads do not. Other trails feature interesting learning opportunities about the History of Oakville. Oakville’s website contains information for over 40 trails throughout the town. The Heritage Trails are particularly well marked and maintained. With...Read More