Recreation Homes in Demand for a New Demographic

Canada’s recreational home market is growing thanks to a new group of homebuyers claiming their piece of the cottage and vacation homes market. As more Canadians work remotely, they are shunning the city life for a more relaxed home-working environment. Sotheby’s International president and CEO Brad Henderson says that he has seen a growing trend for people leaving Montreal or …

5 Staging Tips for Bathrooms

A lot of attention is put into staging the main living areas of the home, while spots like the kitchen and living room are definitely important, so are the bathrooms. Home buyers are not just interested in how many are in your home. They are looking at the cleanliness, style and overall feel of these areas. They will also want to feel confident that they won’t …

Announcement from CMHC in Reference to Self-Employed Borrowers

Starting October 1, 2018,  it will be easier for the self-employed to qualify for a mortgage. CMHC just announced it’s giving lenders more guidance and flexibility to help self-employed borrowers. The move is designed to assist self-employed Canadians who may have a harder time qualifying for a mortgage as their incomes may vary or be less predictable. CMHC is providing examples of factors …

6 Home Staging Tips for Closets

Home buyers are always looking for “lots of storage.” It is important that you make the storage in your home as appealing as possible. Yes, buyers will look inside your closets and if they appear to be cluttered, over flowing with items, it will be an instant turn-off. Lack of sufficient storage can be a deal breaker. Even if your …

Beat the Summer Heat

There is no better way to beat the heat of summer than taking a dip in a pool. A great recreational sport, swimming can be enjoyed by all ages, all year round — but summer is definitely the best time. The 905 area offers plenty of outdoor pool options. Find a location near you, stay cool and be safe! Burlington …

Real Estate Prices Edge Higher in GTA Markets

The Toronto housing market showed some improvement in home sales this June along with the average selling price. 8,082 homes were sold by Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) members through the MLS in June; a 17.6% jump from May 2018 and 2.4% more than in June of last year. Policy changes such as the B-20 mortgage guidelines which tightened lending …

There is a Farmers’ Market Near You

It’s summer and there is nothing better than visiting a local farmers’ market. There is just something about seeing all the fresh produce, cheese, meats etc., available, it inspires us to make healthy choices and to shop local. We are so fortunate in the 905 area to have so many close by to choose from. Check out the list below …

Activities for the Whole Family this Canada Day Long Weekend

Canada Day 2018 Looking for things to do this Canada Weekend? There is something for everyone! See below for a listing of events in the 905 area. Oakville’s Canada Day 2018 – Bronte Heritage Park All events are at the Pavilion at the Pier unless otherwise specified. 6 p.m. – Festival Opens! High Rendition Jazz Band performance / Inflatables, food …

Foreign Buyers only 3.4% of Toronto Home Sales

Homeowners in Toronto and Vancouver believe that foreign investors are responsible for driving home prices upwards but there are no official statistics to support this theory. “It has been a misconception among Canadian home owners for a few years that foreign buyers have been the cause of the housing shortage and escalating sale prices. However, statistics are showing that foreign …