Explore Oakville, ON
By Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate
(RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage)
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It was a chilly  56 degrees F. with a strong wind just before sunset this evening when I spotted this brave? soul taking to Lake Ontario with his surf board at Bronte Beach in Oakville.  Yes, Lake Ontario, where the current temperature was hovering around 67 degrees F. Living on Lake Ontario for all these years, I must say I never really thought too much about all the related statistical information.  I did a bit of research and here are a few interesting facts and figures. Lake Ontario is the 14th largest lake in the World It ranks 4th among the 5 Great Lakes in maximum depth, but average depth is second only to Lake Superior It is the smallest of the Great Lakes in surface area. Lake Ontario is 193 miles long and 53 miles wide The average depth is 283 feet and the maximum depth is 80...
By Barry Quine, The Wayne Munden Team - Condo Specialist
(Re/Max Aboutowne Realty Corp.)
Comments 2
Rare 4 Bedroom 2 Storey Home for Sale on Sabel Street in Bronte - $475,000 Welcome to your next home! A RARE 4 bedroom, 2 storey in the sought after neighbourhood of Bronte. This home has all kinds of character and sits on a beautiful, large, private, mature lot with extensive landscaping and stunning gardens. The home and the property have been lovingly maintained by the original owners. THIS IS A LOT OF HOUSE for the money. The home boasts 14 rooms including a large eat-in kitchen with sliding doors to a huge, beautifully landscaed backyard, separate dining room, main floor den, 2 large recrooms (one is a british pub style room) in the basement AND a workshop as well. Bedroom sizes are also surprisingly large. Call for your private showing today and lets get you into your next home! $...
By Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate
(RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage)
Comments 26
September is here and it's the second most popular time of the year to sell a house. We all know about the spring market. But did you know the spring market starts earlier now? Late February used to be the beginning of the spring market when people began to get cabin fever and went house shopping.Now the spring market starts heating up about the middle of January unless we have an unusually hard winter and people are snowed in. Some sellers whose homes were on the market and didn't sell take them off the market for the holiday season and in January they are re-listed along with new to the market inventory.But back to the fall market. Most sellers listing their homes in the early fall market want to be moved before the holiday season starts so that they may enjoy the festivities in their...
By Barry Quine, The Wayne Munden Team - Condo Specialist
(Re/Max Aboutowne Realty Corp.)
Comments 0
Not all real estate companies are the same. If you decide to seek the help of a realtor when selling or buying your home, you need some good information before you make any moves.   Picking the right realtor is one of those critical issues that can cost or save you thousands of dollars.  There are very specific questions you should be asking to ensure that you get the best representation for your needs.  Many realtors would prefer you don't ask these questions because the knowledge you will gain from their honest answers will give you a very good idea of what outcome you can expect from using this realtor.  And let's face it - in real estate, as in life - not all things are created equal.   Hiring a realtor is like any hiring process - with you on the bosses side of the desk.  It's crit...
By Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate
(RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage)
Comments 11
Last Saturday I wrote a post called The Saturday Before The Saturday Before Fall.  Well here we are, the last Saturday before fall officially arrives on Tuesday. Thanksgiving will be celebrated in Canada in October and in the United States in November. It's hard to believe that summer is almost over.  Here in Ontario July was one of the wettest on record.  August wasn't much better until the end of the month and the last 3 weeks have been splendid.  As summer begins to fade away, here are some photos of what we have to look forward to as the new season of autumn fast approaches with it's own charm aplenty. Farmer's Fields Lola - Thanksgiving 2008 Quiet Marina Sails Away Get Red-dy for fall Purple Bouquet
By Barry Quine, The Wayne Munden Team - Condo Specialist
(Re/Max Aboutowne Realty Corp.)
Comments 1
Rare 4 Bedroom 2 Storey Home for Sale on Sabel Street in Bronte - $475,000 Welcome to your next home! A RARE 4 bedroom, 2 storey in the sought after neighbourhood of Bronte. This home has all kinds of character and sits on a beautiful, large, private, mature lot with extensive landscaping and stunning gardens. The home and the property have been lovingly maintained by the original owners. THIS IS A LOT OF HOUSE for the money. The home boasts 14 rooms including a large eat-in kitchen with sliding doors to a huge, beautifully landscaed backyard, separate dining room, main floor den, 2 large recrooms (one is a british pub style room) in the basement AND a workshop as well. Bedroom sizes are also surprisingly large. Call for your private showing today and lets get you into your next home! $...
By Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate
(RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage)
Comments 24
Funny Faces Silver Breeze Powder Puffs Pom Poms Space Needle Vertically Unchallenged I Have No Clue Prickly Bouquet
By Barry Quine, The Wayne Munden Team - Condo Specialist
(Re/Max Aboutowne Realty Corp.)
Comments 0
This is a snapshot of all of the residential real estate activity that has taken place in Oakville today. For more details regarding addresses and prices please contact me TODAY at 905.399.1069 and I would be happy to help. There were 23 NEW LISTINGS in Oakville today on the following streets: Nelson Street  - 3 Storey Live/Work FOR SALEEnnisclare Drive - 5 Bedroom 2 Storey Detached FOR SALETowne Boulevard - 4 Bedroom 2 Storey Detached  FOR SALEPrince Michael Drive - 4 Bedroom 2 Storey Detached  FOR SALEScotscraig Crescent - 3 Bedroom 2 Storey Detached  FOR SALEFalgarwood Drive - 3 Bedroom 2 Storey Townhouse  FOR SALELakeshore Road West - 4 Bedroom 2 Storey Detached  FOR SALEFourth Line - 4 Bedroom Bungalow Detached  FOR SALEBaronwood Drive - 3 Bedroom 2 Storey Townhouse  FOR SALEDewrid...
By Brian Bell
(Realty Executives Plus Ltd., Brokerage)
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I read a great article in the National Post last week on the impact of the New Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) will have on the housing market when introduced in July 2009. I have included the link to the article for your reference - National Post Article on the HST  In order to put the HST issue into perspective, I have outlined the key issues about the HST and how this impacts Homebuyers in Oakville, Burlington and Milton. New homes currently face the GST which is 5% and in most cases for new construction, it is included within the purchase price The Government originally proposed on July 1, 2010 that the new HST would be 13% on all real estate transactions which came under heavy criticism and the government has softened their stance The new HST guidelines for real estate is an exemption o...
By Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate
(RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage)
Comments 18
Yes, there is only 1 Saturday left after today before fall or autumn officially arrives on September 22, 2009.  Where did the summer go?  Here in Oakville, it seems summer just began at the end of August.  We have had an amazing first two weeks in September.  Sunny and dry.  Yes dry, when baseball and soccer season here in Oakville has finished or is winding down. It was one of those seasons when even the rained out games got rained out.  Labour Day weekend has come and gone.  Cottage country has gone quiet.  Here is a glimpse of how cottage country survives after the crowds have gone home.  Vacations are over and the kids are back in school. But life goes on in cottage country.  There is a quiet beauty.  Even the ducklings are sporting their new Mohawk hairdos for school Off Duty Peek-...
By Brian Bell
(Realty Executives Plus Ltd., Brokerage)
Comments 0
If you were considering selling your condo townhouse, it is important to take a look at what the market has done over the past month. In general, the Oakville housing market is classified as a " Balanced Market" whereby supply and demand are in sync or equilibrium. Over the month of August, there was a total of 331 condominium townhouses sold which shows strong sales. We have included a table below to highlight some of the key trends that you should be aware of and we have broken it down by price range to give you a sense of what is happening at the differing price points: For the Oakville condo townhouse market, the yellow highlighted portion shows where the most activity is taking place which is currently fueled by first time home buyers. The market is performing as expected with high...
By Brian Bell
(Realty Executives Plus Ltd., Brokerage)
Comments 0
Oakville First Time Home Buyers Benefit from Lower Interest Rates The big Canadian banks have provided some additional relief for first time buyers by lowering interest rates. This is great news for first time home buyers since it has become even more affordable thanks to the reduction in interest rates. Here is what the Banks have done: At the Royal, a one-year closed mortgage falls to 3.7 per cent, down a fifth of a point, while a five-year closed term drops three tenths of a point to 5.49 per cent. At Bank of Montreal, a three-year fixed closed mortgage falls a fifth of a point to 4.35 per cent while a five-year loan also falls to 5.49 per cent, down .36 of a point. The changes reflect lower interest rates in the bond market, where banks raise money to finance their mortgage lending....
By Brian Bell
(Realty Executives Plus Ltd., Brokerage)
Comments 0
If you are a first time buyer and were contemplating buying a home, now is one of the best times to do so. The Federal Government has a number of programs that benefit first time home buyers that you should be aware of. Everyone likes free money, so why not take advantage of these government programs and incentives that benefit first time home buyers that include: 1. First-Time Home Buyers' Tax Credit that provides up to $750 in tax relief to help offset the costs associated with the purchase of a first home. Sounds to good to be true, well it's not. The First-Time Home Buyers' Tax Credit provides first time buyers with a $5,000 non-refundable income tax credit amount on a qualifying home acquired after January 27, 2009. For an eligible individual, the credit will provide up to $750 in ...
By Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate
(RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage)
Comments 38
Tree Ornament or The Dark Knight? Beak-A-Boo No Bull About It Forbidden Fruit ? Keeping An Eye On Things Octo - Pods Toothbrush ? Long Tall Sally   Photos taken at Bayshire Pond, Oakville, Ontario.  Jenny Kotulak photos Windows of the World Photography WoW 2009 Jenny Kotulak Broker, RE/MAX Aboutowne Realty Corp. Brokerage, Oakville, Ontario Your Oakville Community REALTOR Selling Oakville Real Estate Since 1989
By Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate
(RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage)
Comments 20
We all know that a picture says a thousand words.  Today I have added some sound accompaniment to my photos.  Don't worry this isn't a personal sing a long.  I've left that to some great singers and songs from the past.  These photos were taken on a trail along the Sixteen Mile Creek near Lions Valley Park in Oakville, Ontario.  My dog Lola was my walking partner.  Click on the words under each photo to hear what song came to mind when I was adding the photos.  No rhyme, no reason.  As the kids today would say, just RANDOM* Bridge Over Troubled Water A Foot In Cold Water I Love You - Warts And All You Give Me Goosebumps Sunshine On My Shoulders All Bark - No Bite Jingle Balls Pretty Maids All In A Row I Can't Be-Leaf My Eyes Peace Brother (and Sister) An Open And Closed Case Tree Huggin...
By Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate
(RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage)
Comments 10
Living in Oakville, Ontario definitely has its rewards.  How about a coveted location on the shores of Lake Ontario, halfway between the metropolitan cities of Toronto and Hamilton? What better way to spend a hot August day then to enjoy the beautiful Oakville waterfront.  Residents and visitors alike have numerous parks to choose from to picnic, stroll, feed the ducks, or sit on a bench and watch the boats go by. For a quiet spot visit Gairloch Gardens on Lakeshore Road in the East end of Oakville.  Check out the Oakville Galleries while there.  Two blocks south of Oakville's quaint downtown core is Lakeside Park and Oakvile Harbour and Pier.  The Oakville Towarf and Erchless Museum are also located here. My favourite out of the way park is Waterworks Park, tucked in at the bottom of K...
By Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate
(RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage)
Comments 17
Some of you know I like to hang out by Lake Ontario when I have some time.  There is always something new to appreciate. . Don't touch.  For viewing only. What is it?  A flower through a flower. Flower used for close up in photo above. Hello, anyone home? Gone sailing Flowers appear on Oakville pier. Lunch time.  Gotta go. Oakville, Ontario.  On the shores of Lake Ontario. Jenny Kotulak Your Oakville Community REALTOR Windows of the World Photography WoW 2009
By Tara Sales
(Re/Max Aboutowne Realty Corp., Brokerage)
Comments 0
New rates will collect more for growth costs of new facilities and road infrastructure Oakville, August 11, 2009 - For Immediate ReleaseOakville Town Council took steps to collect more of the costs of future growth in Oakville by adopting a new development charge by-law. The by-law, which comes into effect on August 31, 2009, sets new development charges that will generate $625.9 million in revenue to fund new facilities to 2018 and new road infrastructure to 2031. "This by-law is an important part of our promise to residents that we will keep Oakville fiscally sustainable," said Mayor Rob Burton. "Increasing development charges is essential to minimize the impacts of growth on our current taxpayers." The new charges reflect the growth-related capital expenditures anticipated by the ten...
By Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate
(RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage)
Comments 6
This is a good news article. July home sales in Oakville, Ontario were up from July 2008. The total number of home sales in Oakville in July 09 were: 357 The total number of home sales in Oakville in July 08 were: 278 There were 17 property sales of over $1,000,000 compared to 12 a year ago July. Average Selling Price July 09: $511,500Average Selling Price July 08: $492,589 Median Selling Price July 09: $420,000Median Selling Price July 08: $406,000 Not only were there more sales in July 09 but both the average and median sale price increased. Average Days On Market July 09: 43Average Days On Market July 08: 37 The average days on market was up slightly in July 09 compared to last year. Oakville is still an affordable community to call home.Condo Townhomes begin at under $200,000Freeho...
By Tara Sales
(Re/Max Aboutowne Realty Corp., Brokerage)
Comments 3
This is a burning question in everyone's mind I'm sure, it's something that I think we should always keep top of mind.  I love my job and really want it to show. I want my clients to enjoy working with me through the ups and downs of our business.  Sometimes things don't work out the way we had intended but that's the way the cookie crumbles in any business! I really enjoy reading what clients have to say about the Realtor they worked with. I think it's a great way to get to know what the Realtor was like to work with and hopefully you learn more about the way they treat their clients. So when I really thought about how I could make my client testimonials even more appealing I got my clients on camera!  It's great to be able to read what someone has written but to actually see them say ...

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