Local Event: Oakville Green Garage Sale and Oakville Conserves Energy Fair

By: Nate Van Beilen

Local Event: Oakville Green Garage Sale and Oakville Conserves Energy Fair

Tags: Homeowner, Oakville, Green, Sale, Vendor, Sustainability

On Saturday May 23rd, Oakville Green is hosting its annual Giant Community Garage Sale. The event takes place from 8 am to 1pm at the Oakville Town Hall parking lot. There are over 60 venders and a BBQ is hosted by the 6th Line M & M Meat Shop. The Town of Oakville is consecutively hosting the ninth annual Oakville Conserves Energy Fair inside of Town Hall. A featured exhibit includes Oakvill...Read More

Future of Oakville: Kerr Village

By: Nate Van Beilen

Future of Oakville: Kerr Village

Tags: Kerr Village, Oakville, Development, Revitalization, Transit

  The town of Oakville has published numerous documents outlining longer term plans for the future of Oakville. This post will focus on Oakville’s plans for Kerr Village which is bounded by Lakeshore Road West to the south and the railway tracks to the north, and lies east of Maurice Drive and west of Queen Mary Drive. Kerr Village will accommodate intensification through new developm...Read More

Save Water this Summer: Halton Rain Barrel Sale

By: Nate Van Beilen

Save Water this Summer: Halton Rain Barrel Sale

Tags: Halton, Water, Rain Barrel, Sustainability

Halton Region is selling rain barrels again this spring. There are four Rain Barrel Sales Events around the Halton Region. ·         Saturday May 9, 2015 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Robert C. Austin Operations Centre 11620 Trafalgar Road, Georgetown view map ·         Saturday May 30, 2015 9 a.m. – ...Read More

Toronto is the World’s Hottest Luxury Real Estate Market

By: Nate Van Beilen

Toronto is the World’s Hottest Luxury Real Estate Market

Tags: Toronto, Luxury Real Estate, Investment, Rate of Return

More than New York, San Francisco, Dubai, London, Hong Kong, and Los Angeles, Toronto’s luxury real estate market has significantly high sales rates of luxury homes from 2013 to 2014. With a 37 percent increase in the sale of luxury penthouses, apartments and houses, Toronto surpassed other world cities by a considerable margin according to a report by Christie’s international real est...Read More

Canadian Housing Market not a Bubble: Governor of Bank of Canada

By: Nate Van Beilen

Canadian Housing Market not a Bubble: Governor of Bank of Canada

Tags: Real Estate, Canada, Housing Bubble, Stephen Poloz, Bank of Canada

Even though many questions surround the stability of the Canadian real estate market, Stephen Poloz, the Governor of the Bank of Canada, dismissed the possibility of a bubble market at a recent parliamentary committee questioning. Those wary of the Canadian real estate market have valid concerns. Interest rates were cut to ever lower levels leading to more consumer spending and debt, the price of...Read More

Future of Oakville: Uptown Core

By: Nate Van Beilen

Future of Oakville: Uptown Core

Tags: Uptown Oakville, Dundas, Trafalgar, Development

    The town of Oakville has published numerous documents outlining longer term plans for the future of Oakville. This post will focus on Oakville’s plans for the Uptown Core of Oakville, bounded by Dundas Street to the north, Sixth Line to the west, Glenashton Drive to the south, and Trafalgar Road to the east. The future of the Uptown Core will be centered on the development a...Read More

Local Event: Halton Eco Festival

By: Nate Van Beilen

Local Event: Halton Eco Festival

Tags: Green Living, Environment, Healthy Living, Sustainable Future

The 15th annual Halton Eco Festival is taking place this Saturday, May 2nd at the Glen Abbey Community Centre. The event is organized by the Oakville Community Centre for Peace, Ecology and Human Rights (OCCPEHR) and is sponsored by Conservation Halton, Halton Region Public Works, the Town of Oakville Environmental Policy Department, the Halton Peel Biodiversity Network and Niagara Escarpment View...Read More

Reminder: OMB Hearing Participation Sign-up for Saw Whet

By: Nate Van Beilen

Reminder: OMB Hearing Participation Sign-up for Saw Whet

Tags: Saw-Whet, development, Oakville, Greenspace,

  May 1st at 10 am at Oakville Town Hall is the time and place to register as a participant for the Ontario Municipal Board meeting regarding the Saw-Whet development plans. This is one of the best ways to show your support for conserving the Saw-Whet greenspace and opposing the development of a large subdivision. “The developer [Bronte Green] has side-stepped your elected Council and...Read More

Halton Compost Giveaway

By: Nate Van Beilen

Halton Compost Giveaway

Tags: Halton, Free Compost, Food Drive, Gardens, Waste Management,

Do you ever wonder where your grass clippings, leaves, or other yard ‘waste’ ends up? It is brought to Halton’s Waste Management Site where it is left to decompose and turn into compost over a number of months.  In fact, yard waste is not really a waste at all as it turns into compost which is quite valuable for maintaining healthy soil in your gardens. The compost giveaway...Read More

How the 2015 Federal Budget Affects Real Estate

By: Nate Van Beilen

How the 2015 Federal Budget Affects Real Estate

Tags: Federal Budget, Real Estate, Tax Credit,

There has been much critical analysis of the new Federal Conservative budget regarding election motivations, deficit cutting, and so forth. By deciphering through the monotonous political jargon, Romana King from MoneySense has highlighted a few parts of the budget that affect real estate decision making.  Don`t get too excited though; most homeowners won`t see many changes. The three main ch...Read More