Catch the Last Total Lunar Eclipse Until 2021

During the late evening of January 20, 2019, don’t miss this year’s first and only total lunar eclipse. What is a Total Lunar Eclipse? A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth’s shadow completely covers the moon, according to Space.com. This phenomenon occurs when “some light from the sun passes through Earth’s atmosphere and is bent toward the moon” during the totality portion of …

Winter Fun

Tobogganing is a popular winter activity that promotes active living and family fun in the community. The City of Burlington has designated six locations that are safe for tobogganing. BURLINGTON LaSalle Park Location: 50 North Shore Boulevard, Burlington – East of the parking lot A small hill great for a quick bit of outdoor play for toddlers and preschoolers. Tyandaga Golf Course Location: …

Buying a home can be a very overwhelming experience, but if you are prepared and have contracted the right advisors, it can be a smooth and enjoyable process. What to do when you’re a first-time home-buyer: 1. Get pre-approved. Getting pre-approved for a mortgage is an important first step in the home-buying process. You don’t want to start house-hunting and …

5 Ways to Keep Your House Warm During the Cold Days of Winter

With the cold weather set to continue for the next few months, it’s important to know how to keep your house warm when the temperatures drop. Here are five simple ways to keep your house warm in winter without racking up extra costs. 1. Seal drafts Even the smallest draft can cause the temperature inside your house to drop drastically …

Interest Rate Decision Announced by Bank of Canada

The Bank of Canada left its interest rate unchanged at 1.75% on Wednesday, January 9th, as the sharp decline in oil prices temporarily dims its economic outlook for the coming months. “The drop in global oil prices has a material impact on the Canadian outlook, resulting in lower terms of trade and national income,” the bank said in a statement. …

2018 Annual Statistics

Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) President Garry Bhaura announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported a total of 77,426 residential transactions through TREB’s MLS® System in 2018. This result represented a 16.1 per cent decline compared to 92,263 sales reported in 2017. Total new listings entered into TREB’s MLS® System were down by 12.7 per cent over the same period …

Canadians Want to Cut Their Debts in 2019

According to a CIBC poll, 1 in 4 Canadians are focussing on paying down their debts in 2019 as interest rates rise. Results of the survey found that 29% of respondents increased their amount of debt in 2018. This increase was due to the following: Day-to-day Items – 34% Purchasing a New Vehicle – 24% Paying for a Home Repair …

“My husband and I will always recommend Sean and Leo …”

We first met Sean at an open house in 2015 and we clicked instantly. He was a genuinely down to earth, great guy — professional, funny and bonus, a Leafs fan like my husband. Sean helped us sell our first home and his expertise and knowledge helped to make it such an uncomplicated and wonderful experience. During such an emotional …

Fire Safety During the Holidays

Nothing says “the holidays” quite like strings of lights twinkling in the dark, candles, a roaring fire in the fireplace and a beautiful decorated tree in the living room. But don’t forget the importance of fire prevention and make sure you’re doing everything you can to keep yourself and your family safe over the holidays. Water fresh Christmas trees daily …

How to Pick the Best Christmas Tree

Picking out a Christmas tree is one of the most classic Holiday traditions there is. Here are a few tips to help you pick a Christmas tree that will last throughout the holiday season. 1. Know What You Want Each tree species is a little different. For example, if you have young children, you might choose pines or firs with soft needles instead …