Oakville, ON Real Estate News

GTA Housing Market is definite heating up this spring and properties in some parts of Toronto are getting multiple offers, shared by realtors.Sizzling Housing MarketA return to the usually vibrant and energized GTA Housing Market is seen this spring, far from the abrupt season of last year. This year’s spring forecast for the GTA Real Estate Market is predicted to be very much like the spring of 2013 and 2014, as March 2018 saw a historical peak of 34% price increase as compared to the previous year.Meanwhile, agents share that there’s often room for negotiation for the right properties in sought after neighbourhoods despite the fact that those properties are getting multiple offers.Rising Prices Everywhere?Durham Region prices are steadily increasing since the beginning of the year, a ...
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The fight to save Glen Abbey Golf Course and protect it from destruction continues as Oakville residents attended the Town Hall talk that was set to discuss the fate of the beloved green space.Although many individuals would love to take part in meetings regarding the Glen Abbey Golf Course, the truth is that only a handful can do so because the meetings are held during weekdays, shared Fraser Damoff, Save Glen Abbey Coalition spokesperson regarding the April 27 pre-hearing.More Talks to FollowThe meeting’s purpose is to appeal to ClubLink, owner of the famous Canadian Golf course to perhaps change their mind regarding their proposal to turn Glen Abbey Golf Course into an area with retail space, offices, and about 3,200 residential units which isn’t supported by most locals.ClubLink is ...
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The future looks amazing for Oakville! This news isn’t just for those seeking to buy luxury real estate in Oakvillebut for everyone residing in it and nearby areas more so when it comes to business matters.Bright Economic UpdateMayor Rob Burton was in a Q and Asession during his Economic Update together with other notable persons such as Aby Alameddine, past chair of the Oakville Chamber of Commerce. During the Q and A hosted by the Oakville Chamber of Commerce, he said that as far as business risks goes, the future is looking great for Oakville. The update was shared to an auditorium filled with 320 of Oakville’s politicians, business leaders, and police force.Burton added that there seems to be no real barrier to Oakville’s further success, barring Trump – a joke that made people laug...
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An iconic landmark is saved as Glen Abbey Golf Course, a golf course that has hosted numerous Canadian Open Tournaments in the past, got extra protection against further planning and development when Oakville City Council voted for measures that can halt the proposed conversion of the land it sits on into another urban development. This was following the Oakville public meetings for changes in the Glen Abbey plans last month.Local Treasure Safe for NowGlen Abbey Golf Course, a local landmark of international fame, got additional protections from recent meeting of the planning and development council for Oakville. The vote was unanimous regarding protecting the existing site and limiting what can be built on it.Mayor Rob Burton shared that the protection measures still active today are p...
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The Oakville Town Hall meeting that took place in the 10th of January 2018 made sure to discuss proposed official plan amendment for Glen Abbey. The meeting, one of the first on the topic, aims to both disseminate and gather information about changes to Glen Abbey plans for development.Public meetings are an important part of the process as Glen Abbey is a heritage site. The first meetings, which were scheduled at the Trafalgar room in Oakville’s Town Hall, had two sessions, one in the afternoon from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., and one in the evening which run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. another meeting (a statutory public one) was scheduled on January 30 wherein Oakville residents were able to voice out their opinions regarding the official plan amendment to the members of the planning and de...
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By Sara Kareer, Boutique Real Estate Services to Buyers & Sellers
(Re/Max Realty One Inc., Brokerage)
VIP Pre-Construction Oak&Co Condos, Oakville (Dundas & Trafalgar)  Oak & Co Condos is a luxury condo project coming to Oakville’s prestigious Uptown Core community.   Surrounded by Smart Centres and new homes, Oak & Co offers the perfect location --- walking distance to everything including nearby stores, cafes, restaurants, schools, parks & trials.   Area Highlights:   Prestigious Oakville’s Uptown Core Surrounded by new & luxury homes 3 minute walk to Uptown Core Bus Terminal 4 minutes to Hwy 403/QEW, 6 mins to Hwy 407 4 minutes to Sheridan College 5 minutes to Oakville Place 6 minutes to Trafalgar Memorial Hospital 7 minutes to Oakville GO Train 8 minutes to Lake Ontario 12 minutes to Square One, Mississauga 20 minutess to Pearson International Airport 30 minutes to Downtown Toronto ...
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A community centre is soon to rise in south-central Oakville as a vote was passed early December 2017 by the town’s planning and development council approving the Official Plan and zoning amendments needed to start building a park, seniors-oriented housing, residential housing, and a community centre that includes a civic space at the Macdonald Road and Reynolds Street location.Exciting AnnouncementOakville’s Mayor Rob Burton happily shared that they now can move with confidence regarding the Brantwood school project and the former hospital site project. He added that control of said projects will give the town a better vantage point to optimize green space and protect the character of the neighbourhood while giving residents a truly needed community centre.Details to Look Forward To!Th...
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By Edward Drennan, Serving the Oakville, Ontario Area
(Century 21 Miller Real Estate Ltd.)
Welcome back to part IV of increasing the value of your home! This blog talks about updating closets and optimizing your home office and mudroom. Organizing your closets and mudroom definitely helps in keeping up the value of your home. My idea is to organize the closets not just before selling your home, but doing it early enough so you can take advantage of a pleasing view every day you wake up and start your day, plus you can find everything much easier :-) We don’t all live in mansions with huge closets. Sure this walk-in closet I designed (below) doesn’t have the space for an island or big comfy chair, but good organization and pretty decor makes it a crowd pleaser... It has been saved nearly 300 times on Houzz in a very short time. Master Bedroom Walk-in Closet If you have a room ...
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Buying a home in GTA is near impossible these days if you’re not a millionaire. Fortunately for you, there are still small pockets where buying a home that won’t take a million is still possible. A recent Toronto Life article named the neighbourhood of Oakville as one of those last affordable areas.Now, it isn’t a secret that Oakville is not considered as one of the Canadian cities with affordable housing by most people. After all, the aggregate price of Oakville homes (considering condos, two story homes, bungalows, and other home types), is at $1,145,644. There are some pockets of Oakville though where homes can be bought for less than a million.Where?Enter the neighbourhood of West Oak Trails.West Oak TrailsToronto Life’s Steve Kupferman describes West Oak Trails as one of those area...
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By Marina Gavrylyuk, Homes & Condos for Sale in Mississauga and Toronto
(Sutton Group Summit)
Remember the last time you were in a furniture store or other major home retailer? Remember the fully decorated displays of furniture, appliances and other products? Some of those may have even been organized as model rooms.What did most of those displays have in common?Chances are, they were well lit.In fact, in the retail industry, there are professionals who specialize exclusively in display lighting. It plays such an important role in showcasing and selling home products successfully that the stores are willing to absorb the expense.And the same holds true for your house.If you want to show your house well, and sell it quickly and for the best price, make sure every room is well lit.There are probably some rooms in your house where the lighting is adequate, such as the kitchen and b...
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By Marina Gavrylyuk, Homes & Condos for Sale in Mississauga and Toronto
(Sutton Group Summit)
If you were going to sell your car, what would you do? Well, you would probably check to find out how similar vehicles to yours are priced. Then you would set your advertised price within that range.What you would be doing, perhaps without knowing it, is determining the “market value” of your car.Market value is simply what buyers today are willing to pay for a particular product.When you decide to put your house up for sale, one of the first things you and your REALTOR® will do is determine the market value of your property. That’s important to know because if you price your home too much above its market value, you probably won’t get any offers. Alternatively, if you price your property too low, it might get snapped up quickly but you’ll have left a lot of money on the table.How does ...
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By Marina Gavrylyuk, Homes & Condos for Sale in Mississauga and Toronto
(Sutton Group Summit)
You’ve spent a lot of time shopping for the perfect property. You made an offer, held your breath and – hurray! – you got the home! But now you’ve realized that you have to move in four weeks – and you’re far from prepared.Don’t add stress to what was otherwise a smooth process. Make sure you have these things in place well in advance:A good real estate lawyer. Selecting the right lawyer can take time, so you don’t want to leave this task to the last minute.A reputable moving company. Start looking into moving firms right away to ensure you pick one that’s reputable, timely and will do a good job.A contractor. Your new home may require some repairs and renovations that you want to get done right away.Insurance. This is an easy detail to overlook. Don’t. Insurance costs can vary widely, ...
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Ever wanted to achieve a breezy and beachy kitchen look but wondering how to pull it off without hiring an interior decorator? We’ve got the goods for you! Try one or try all and let the sun, sea, and sand vibe be in your home!Go For Aqua AppliancesHey, who says your appliances have to be boring? Go for an aqua-hued retro-inspired toaster or refrigerator, more so if you’ve got a white kitchen. It’s a perfect match!How About Painted Floors?Got wooden flooring which has seen better days? You can revive it with a simple coat of paint and perhaps a stenciled design. Marine paint works wonders and is resistant to the daily traffic and grind which is normal to an area as busy as your kitchen.Install Iridescent TilesAn iridescent backsplash mimics the sun’s glint on crystal clear waters and he...
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By Sara Kareer, Boutique Real Estate Services to Buyers & Sellers
(Re/Max Realty One Inc., Brokerage)
Oakville Jazz Festival this Weekend - August 8-9, 2014   For over 20 years, the Jazz Festival provides an amazing weekend for the entire family. Enjoy outdoor patios, great shopping fine dining and excellent entertainment!     This FREE event in downtown Oakville showcases over a dozen bands on several stages throughout the downtown, including the annual Youth in the Spotlight series.  It’s a great way to enjoy music together as a family.       ================================================   6 Stages --- International Award Winning Artists --- Shopping, Dining, and more!!       
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By Sara Kareer, Boutique Real Estate Services to Buyers & Sellers
(Re/Max Realty One Inc., Brokerage)
Remax 2013 Luxury Home Sales Report for Oakville Ontario   Oakville is one of 905’s most desired communities with a long-standing tradition of high-end sales.   RE/MAX has just released the following 2013 statistics for the prestigious Oakville market:     Oakville set new record for home sales over the $1.5 million price point in 2013 156 luxury properties changed hands last year, up 19 per cent from the 131 sales reported in 2012 350 million dollars in luxury real estate was sold in Oakville last year, with the most expensive property -- a fully renovated circa-1930 home situated on eight acres, including close to 800 ft. of waterfront -- sold for just under $10 million The town’s priciest condominium, a luxury unit in the heart of Downtown Oakville, sold for $2 million At present, th...
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113th Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count Begins Tomorrow!Friday, December 14th, 2012 is a Very Special Day.  Rising before the crack of dawn, folks throughout North and South America, and in the Carribean, will be packing their lunches, binoculars, field guides and cameras and heading out to local woods and parks to count birds.The Audubon Christmas Bird Count is the longest running citizen science survey in the entire world!With encroaching civilization, habitat loss is at an all-time high. When I was young, the birds singing outside in the trees were so loud, I would often wake at the crack of dawn. Now, even in northern Ontario at the cottage, in the middle of the forest, mornings are often silent.                                      Where have the birds gone? The Audubon Christmas...
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What To Do With Kids at Christmas in Oakville - Bronte Creek Park Bring them to Bronte Creek Provincial Park! Spruce Lane Farm at Bronte Creek Park is all decked out for the Christmas season. Spruce boughs tied with big Red Bows are hanging from farm buildings one and all. Santa's Cabin is ready and waiting for you and your children. Bring your wishes, big and small, to share with the jolly guy himself.Even the outhouse is decked out and ready for Santa; just in case.The Reindeer Barn is nice and warm and Santa's Reindeer have paid a visit too. Your kids will have a wonderful time in the fresh air. Take a walk on the trails after you visit the farm animals. The cows and pigs of Spruce Lane Farm are always happy to see smiling children.Once you're here, you'll no longer be wondering what...
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By David Pylyp
(RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc.,)
My friend, Liz Manore, at The Company of Organizers and I were talking about the lack of space and organization in our busy lives.   Family and friends will be dropping by shortly for Christmas Cheer and we really want the place to Sparkle.   Liz shared her best.   Liz's Top Ten Christmas Organizing Tips... 1) Make a list & check it twice. Actually the more lists you write, the more organized you'll be. Make a list for all the people you are gifting & write the amount beside their name that you plan to spend. This will help you stick to your budget. Next, book a time when you will do your shopping. This will help you feel in control of your time & help avoid those costly last minute expenditures. Keep the list with you in your wallet or in your phone, so that it will always be with you...
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Bronte Creek Provincial Park Christmas Fun -A  Homestead Christmas !Crisp Winter Air!           Evergreens!          Santa!            Reindeer!Christmas at Bronte Creek is here again! Bundle up the family and head on over to Bronte Creek Provincial Park this weekend for the fun and festivities of an old-fashioned Victorian Christmas. No reservations are required this year! Just pick a day or evening from the schedule below and mark your calendar. Just one thing required (besides the $16 per vehicle fee) - lots and lots of Christmas Spirit.This year at the Bronte Creek Homestead Christmas you'll find: Spruce Lane Farm House all decked out for a Victorian Christmas just as it was in the 1900s Reindeer Barn where the Reindeer go to get ready to pull Santa's sleigh Victorian costumes for t...
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