What are the Recreational Property Trends?

17 Aug

RE/MAX helps us identify some of the key market trends in the Recreational Property area: Retirees are fueling demand for recreational properties in 91 per cent of regions surveyed One in three survey respondents (33 per cent) say that they own or want to own a recreational property for investment purposes Buyers are increasingly renting in urban centres while purchasing…

7 Creative Smart-Homes Ideas to Increase Your Home’s Value!

17 Aug

When looking into ways to increase the value of your home before putting it on the market, think smart — “smart home,” that is. Installing at least three high-tech features in your house can up your sale price and entice the next generation of buyers to step inside. Read on to this insightful RE/MAX article. https://blog.remax.ca/7-creative-smart-home-ideas-increase-homes-value/?utm_source=hgtv&utm_medium=content&utm_campaign=contentpartnership&utm_term=article12aug16&utm_content=smarthomeideas

Does Location Top Style?

14 Aug

When purchasing real estate, does location top style? We think it does! Location! Location! Location! almost always wins in our books. Click on the link below to see what RE/MAX has to say about this. https://blog.remax.ca/location-top-style-buying-real-estate-survey-says/

Love Where You Live!

13 Aug

Money Sense Magazine rated Oakville #1 (out of 415 cities) as the “Best Place to Live in Canada” and we couldn’t agree more!  We love this town and helping Oakvillians find their dream home. Check out the full ranking article at Money Sense by clicking on the link below. https://www.moneysense.ca/canadas-best-places-to-live-2018-full-ranking/

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…