Transitions-The Oakville, Burlington and Mississauga Region Real Estate Blog

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Real Estate blog about property, home buying and selling, life in Burlington, Oakville and Mississauga Regions of Ontario, Canada.

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2008 

Tucked away off the beaten track is one of Ontario's oldest and most beautiful, small cities with such a fantastical and intriguing history that it would rival that of many of Europe's oldest cities. The small city wraps itself around the old limestone-bedded, snaking Moira River with one of the ...
01/31/2008
The U.S. real estate market continues to be plummeted by the sub-prime mortgage fall-out and the question I get asked most often by home-sellers these days is "Will we be affected negatively by what is taking place in the U.S.A.?" I assure anyone I'm conversing with that Canada's real estate mark...
01/27/2008
 There's no need to come down with cabin fever in the unusually snowy weather we've been experiencing in the Quinte and Belleville area this winter. Our communities abound with activities and events for every different age group and interest.On January 28th George Thomson will be giving a present...
01/27/2008
Canada, big, beautiful and looking good with a great future for investors, both personal and business. Of the G8 countries, Canada boasts not only some of the most attractive, desirable real estate, it can also still be purchased at a VERY reasonable dollar and in many areas, well within the reac...
01/25/2008
It was winter and the back yard appeared to be many small rolling hills of picturesque, sparkling white beauty. Little did we know, when we decided to purchase our first home so many years ago, that those small hills were actually piles of trash that the current owner had not been bothered to tak...
01/23/2008
My love affair with books and knowledge has been life-long, and no other place offers more fare to satisfy this unquenchable thirst than the Belleville Public Library, which I first discovered 12 years ago. At the time, I was living across the Bay Bridge in Prince Edward County so was not an actu...
01/23/2008
  It is said we remember moments in our lives, we do not remember days or weeks or years. Every time I hear the word 'leadership', I'm taken back to the stuffy 10th grade classroom I was sitting in and see, once again, my teacher's face as he approached my desk and handed me some forms so many ye...
01/14/2008
Residents of Ontario, Canada, who have never owned a home before, can now heave a small sigh of relief if they're thinking of embarking on the path that leads to home ownership.The McGuinty government has just introduced a tax relief measure for first time home-buyers who are buying their fist h...
01/11/2008
In the midst of winter, I sit here and think about mustard seeds. How much I enjoy them, their taste, their golden glow and sphericalness and most importantly, their synergistic qualities.Mustard seeds are a very unique little treasure of the plant kingdom. They have no scent or taste until water...
01/04/2008
The wind is howling outside my window as I type this blog. It's a VERY cold night here in southern Ontario; -23C (-10F) and I'm looking forward to my cosy bed piled high with warm blankets and a good book.Today was a good day, however I was having anxiety and couldn't pinpoint why. It may have be...
01/02/2008
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