Thoughts & Happenings

Posted 12.30.12 @ 9:55 by: Staff

Nothing gets your attention like a “How to do the Wrong Thing” sort of post, am I right? There are so many things that can go wrong when you buy a home, and here we’re going to go over all of them. From being an entrepreneur that wants to make a big profit to throwing care and caution to the wind (they’re a great hedge against inflation right?!), it’s high time we talked about it. You don’t want to end up with a bad home, but being prepared will go a long way towards giving you Oakville real estate that you can live with.

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Posted 12.30.12 @ 9:55 by: Staff

No! And that’s not just because we’re Oakville luxury real estate agents, but because it’s the worst thing you can do as a buyer. You need your interests protected and how are you going to negotiate when you don’t know the ins and outs of Oakville? The seller is going to be protected and looked after by their realtor – you need the same protection if you’re going to go through with it. Buying real estate is one of the most expensive – if not the only – purchase you’ll ever make. Why would you want to avoid a few percent commission when you can get the home at the right price and the best terms for you?

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Posted 12.29.12 @ 9:55 by: Staff

So many choices in Oakville real estate, what to do? You want to buy your dream home… but you just don’t know what your dream home is? That’s okay – keep reading and you’ll find out! It almost always boils down to two things: wants and needs. Sometimes we wants a pink leopard romper room, other times what we need is a new nursery. Understanding the difference between the two is going to help you get the best home possible, so let’s get started!

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Posted 12.28.12 @ 9:55 by: Staff

When you want to get a home you have to make an offer… but how do you know what the right offer is? If you bid too high you’re paying too much, if you bid too low you could end up insulting the seller. It’s a tough world out there competing for homes, but when you work with us as your Oakville luxury realtor you’re going to get all the help you need ot put down a bid you can be proud of. Let us help you figure out so you can get the home that’s right for you.

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Posted 12.27.12 @ 9:50 by: Staff

If you’re looking at Oakville homes for sale but you’re just not finding the one that’s right for you yet, there are many short term rentals that can help! Peak season begins in February and it can be hard to make sure that you’re getting the house that’s right for you. When searching for the home that you’ve always wanted it pays to work with an Oakville luxury realtor – and that’s where we come in! Working with us as your realtor will help you find the home that’s right for you. There are all kinds of properties here that you’ll need to check out, but there’s no reason to be uncomfortable while you search!

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Posted 12.24.12 @ 9:50 by: Staff

All across Canada and especially in Ontario single women homebuyers are driving the housing market… but why? With more and more women retiring in the Baby Boomer generation and younger women putting off starting a family until they’re older (if at all), it’s led to a unique situation! Single women are outpacing single men AND families at the moment for buying Oakville real estate and so can you. Here we’re going to go over why you need to work with us as your Oakville luxury realtor, how to find the home that best works for you and why you should buy a home. Let’s get started!

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Posted 12.21.12 @ 9:55 by: Staff

It’s the off season for luxury Oakville real estate (and real estate all over Canada for that matter!), which means if you’re shopping now you’re going to want to keep your eye out for a few specific things. You may be able to find a good deal, but it’s still easy to make a mistake that can cost you big. If you’re looking for luxury homes for sale in Oakville, now is the time to start thinking about what you’re looking for and what you want in a home.

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Posted 12.21.12 @ 9:25 by: Staff

When you’re selling Oakville real estate (or luxury real estate!), there are things you have to disclose. Under Canadian law you have to answer direct questions truthfully and honestly to the best of your abilities. If they don’t ask you about the weird people on the corner with the pink flamingos in their yard… you don’t exactly have to tell them about the time they chased your dog with a tuning fork up and down the street, but you might want to. The last thing you want to do is end up looking like you’re trying to conceal something they need to know.

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Posted 12.20.12 @ 9:35 by: Staff

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you have to stop gardening – and when it comes down to it there are many great plants you can use inside your home year round. You aren’t going to need a lot of space for them either but you are going to need a little gardening acumen! If you’re looking for fruits, vegetables and flowers year round, let’s get started.

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Posted 12.19.12 @ 9:35 by: Staff

When it comes to Oakville homes for sale, you’ll find a lot of condos on the market – it’s estimated that in 2013 alone that upwards of 60% of all construction in the GTA will be condos… but what does this mean for you? Should you go with a completely custom built condo or is it better to seek out luxury Oakville resale condos instead? While each will have its ups and downs, you’ll really want to think about what you want in a home and what you NEED!

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