Explore Oakville, ON

By Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate
(RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage)
Comments 6
The number of home sales in Oakville, Ontario in December 2009 increased by 106 % over last December.  The year end numbers show that the Oakville real estate market is alive and well.  Not only were the number of sales up, but both the average and median sale prices rose from the previous Decem...

By Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate
(RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage)
Comments 68
Winter has arrived and I enjoy taking my dog for long walks outdoors.  As the temperature has been dropping, so have the length of our walks.  I started thinking perhaps I needed another layer of clothing to keep my legs warm. Now I've seen men's long underwear and it isn't pretty.  It's thick an...

By Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate
(RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage)
Comments 22
Oakville's downtown shops and boutiques are full of wonderful gifts to surprise your loved ones with this holiday season.  Many of the shops will gift wrap your purchases in a way that I could never duplicate.   At this time of year there is nothing more enjoyable than to stroll down Lakeshore R...

By Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate
(RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage)
Comments 50
I was speaking to a new agent recently and she was looking  very frazzled and tired looking.  She got very busy, very quickly upon entering the business.  She  prospects by regularly knocking on doors, cold calling and sitting at  open houses,  borrowing them from other agents if she has no listi...
The final countdown is upon us in Oakville, Ontario (and elsewhere) as we head into a busy weekend of last minute shopping and festivities.I'm almost finished my shopping after a whirlwind day yesterday braving the congested roads and bitter cold. The stores are not as busy as I remember them be...

By Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate
(RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage)
Comments 5
Home sales in Oakville, Ontario in November 2009 were up by a whopping 102 % over November 2008.  Sales in November 2008 were lower due to the downturn in the market with Canada in the throes of an economic recession.  Oakville's real estate market began to rebound in April of this year and it c...

By Lindsay Walls, Oakville Ontario Realtor
(RE/MAX Aboutowne Realty Corp., Brokerage)
Comments 0
What a difference a year can make. We started off 2009 with headlines predicting housing market crashes, rapidly declining sale prices and general gloom and doom stories. Now, in December we are seeing speculation of housing bubbles, stories of bidding wars and general speculation about how “hot...

By Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate
(RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage)
Comments 5
What a difference a year makes.  This time last year our local real estate market was barely non existent.  The phrase "economic downturn" was everywhere.  On the television, in the papers, on the streets. The media predicted doom and gloom and for the long term not the short term.  This was not ...

By Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate
(RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage)
Comments 6
The decision has been made.  You are definitely moving.  In Part 1 of the moving process, I explored the reasons why people move. What comes next? It's important to get some advice on the next steps,  especially if you live alone or if you have not made a move in many years.  Here are some sugges...

By Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate
(RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage)
Comments 7
The vision statement for the Town of Oakville is "To be the most livable town in Canada"  With an envious location on the shores of Lake Ontario only a half hour from the  large cities of Toronto and Hamilton, Oakville is home to nearly 170,000.  Although the population warrants a designation as ...

By Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate
(RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage)
Comments 12
When buyers are comparing homes often the decision to buy  is determined by which house offers the most features that the buyer is looking for, at the pricepoint they are prepared to pay.  When sellers are getting ready to list their homes, their Agent will ask them for a list of features and inc...

By Barry Quine, The Wayne Munden Team - Condo Specialist
(Re/Max Aboutowne Realty Corp.)
Comments 1
Canadian home-resale prices are likely rise in 2010 at an even faster pace than this year but a dangerous bubble probably won't develop, TD Economics said in study published on Tuesday. The average price of an existing home in Canada is expected to surge 9-10 percent next year to about C$346,000 ...

By Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate
(RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage)
Comments 26
Wild flowers hold a simple beauty and can turn an empty field into a blaze of colour.  Unlike a planted garden, there is no design plan, fertilizer or irrigation required to make these plants grow tall and strong.  Colours will change with the seasons, but these sturdy specimens attract butterfl...

By Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate
(RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage)
Comments 6
Canadian Tire is a well known retail institution in Canada. In business since 1925 and with close to 500 stores, it has been said that 85 percent of Canadians live within 15 minutes of a Canadian Tire store.  How many of you have scads of Canadian Tire money laying around the house?  How many of ...

By Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate
(RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage)
Comments 26
Yes indeed, I finally saw  woody in the forest today.   I've been searching high and low lately for one but it wasn't until the leaves came off the trees that I was finally able to capture the bird that has been eluding me and my camera. Yes, there he was, the Pileated Woodpecker in all his glory...

By Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate
(RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage)
Comments 29
Do you remember the interview that Barbara Walters had with Katherine Hepburn  many years ago where she uttered those words?  For some reason that came to mind today when I saw this unusual looking tree.   Maybe if I was a tree I would be a  London Plane Tree.   Not only does this tree have an un...

By Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate
(RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage)
Comments 4
The number of home sales in Oakville in October 2009 was a whopping 78% higher than October a year ago.  Last October saw the beginning of the tumble in the market but the sales rebounded this past spring and we began to see healthy sales stats once again. Consumer confidence returned and the exc...

By Barry Quine, The Wayne Munden Team - Condo Specialist
(Re/Max Aboutowne Realty Corp.)
Comments 0
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By Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate
(RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage)
Comments 25
Sunlight reflecting in the window Windchimes ? Kiwis? Kindling Wood? Tree & My Shadow Wheatabix? Bench you can't wait to rest awhile Stairway to heaven Lola Shades of green The colours of fall Bronte Creek Provincial Park is located on the border of Oakville and Burlington, Ontario on Burloak Dr...

By Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate
(RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage)
Comments 19
There is a public misconception that buyers can get "a steal of a deal" on a "Power of Sale" property. According to the Mortgages Act Ontario http://www.canlii.net/on/laws/sta/m-40/20080821/whole.html the guidelines for handling Power of Sales is very specific.  Once the lender or financial insti...

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