Move over Hygge, Wabi-Sabi is the design trend of 2018

30 Apr

Wikipedia says characteristics of the wabi-sabi aesthetic include asymmetry, roughness, simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty, intimacy, and appreciation of the ingenuous integrity of natural objects and processes. While “hygge focuses on coziness and comfort as a source of joy, wabi-sabi is about embracing and celebrating imperfection. Check out this article from The Globe and Mail – https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/style/article-move-over-hygge-wabi-sabi-is-the-design-trend-of-2018/

Council designates Glen Abbey golf course property as Cultural Heritage Landscape

02 Jan

From the Town of Oakville Newsletter December 21, 2017 comes this information: Town Council voted unanimously to pass By-law 2017-138, a by-law that designates Glen Abbey Golf Course property as a property of cultural heritage value or interest. The town will now issue a Notice of Designation to ClubLink, the owner of the property, and register this designation on the…

Pantone Picks a Purple for Its 2018 Color of the Year

12 Dec

Color management company Pantone Color Institute unveiled its selection for Color of the Year for 2018, and it’s an enchanting choice: a deep purple called Ultra Violet. Pantone says it chose this color because it conveys “originality and ingenuity, [and] is a distinctive and complex purple shade that fascinates and intrigues.” Intriguing indeed. And while I can see this shade being…

Free Overnight Parking during the Holidays in Downtown Oakville

04 Dec

The Town of Oakville has made it a little easier to enjoy a late night event this festive season. Now until January 8, town parking lots throughout downtown and Kerr Village (except the parkade at 300 Church Street) will allow free overnight parking from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. Had a drink or too tired to drive home? Leave the…

COMING SOON- New Mortgage Rules

13 Nov

As we all know the government has new mortgages rules that will fall into place in the new year. Kerri Becker from the Royal Bank of Canada has simplified the new rules below with a great example on what you will be able to afford. Contact us with any further questions! Effective January 1, 2018 residential mortgage borrowers with a…

Six Tactics for a Smart Move

23 Oct

Moving can often be equal parts exciting and stressful. In fact, according to HealthStatus.com, moving is one of the top five most stressful life events that we experience. So how can you minimize stress and ensure a smooth move? Our friends at The Real Estate Book have compiled a list of six organizational tactics to keep moving day on track. SIMPLIFY BEFOREHAND: Before…

New Mortgage Rules Simplified

23 Oct

With all of the talk in the news about the new mortgage rules its easy to get confused. Kerri Becker with The Royal Bank of Canada has provided us with the information below to help simplify and make sense of the new rules. The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) announced the following new regulations effective January 1,…

Canadian Real Estate – Not as Expensive as You may Think!

13 Oct

It turns out that Canada’s home prices are not as expensive as you think when compared globally. A recent survey shows the most expensive real estate is in Hong Kong, where the average single family home costs C$3,570 per square foot, followed by Beijing at $1,005.31 and Shanghai at $955.39. For condos, Hong Kong also leads at $2330.80 followed by…

Why Luxury Condo Sales Are on the Rise

13 Oct

According to a RE/MAX report, luxury condo sales are on the rise! It appears that baby boomers have begun to downsize! Chris Alexander, Regional Director, RE/MAX Integra, states that “the main two reasons for the year-over-year rise in condo sales are baby boomers finally starting to downsize and developers aren’t building that many large units, so its contributed to price…