Thoughts & Happenings

Posted 11.30.12 @ 13:10 by: Staff

In late October the BoC decided to keep interest rates holding at 1%, meaning that these are the longest rates have been that low in the last 70 years. But how do low interest rates affect you when you want to buy luxury Oakville real estate, and is it really the time to buy? When interest rates are low, that’s always the time to buy! Financing a new home will always be easier and you’ll save much more in the long run. With interest rates due to stay in place for the next year, it’s time to start looking for your next home.

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Posted 11.28.12 @ 12:30 by: Staff

When you’re looking at luxury Oakville real estate, you’re going to want to need to look past the furniture, the décor and unique features. These can easily trip you up, but what’s a home theatre when the previous owners packs up all the screens and stadium seats? You’re going to want to be really careful when looking at anything other than the floor plan of the house – special purpose rooms are still rooms and you can turn a wine cellar into a game room in a snap.

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Posted 11.26.12 @ 12:30 by: Staff

Condos in the GTA keep shrinking little by little, but the smallest condos to be built in Canada will be built in Surrey, BC. They’ll clock in at a compact 305 sqft, with plans for some to be as small as 290 sqft. Construction is due to start in early 2013, meaning that there will be some very minimalistic home owners in the near future. But are tiny luxury condos just another fad in Canadian and luxury Oakville real estate, or are they here to stay? Let’s explore the appeal of the tiny luxury condos and if they’re something worth looking at.

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Posted 11.23.12 @ 12:15 by: Staff

If you’re thinking about building a new luxury Oakville home, you’re going to want to look at some of the unique and important lessons that a 1970s home can teach you! Remember that many homes on the market today in the Greater Toronto area were built during this time and they were built to last. Let’s see what they offer and what you don’t want to repeat.

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Posted 11.22.12 @ 9:10 by: Staff

Did we mention we’re Oakville luxury realtors? Of course you need us! All kidding aside, it’s important to understand that while any Oakville real estate agent can list your home or find you some houses to look at only we can give you the star treatment you deserve. Here we’re going to talk about what we do, what we offer and why you need our help. Don’t just find a house, find the Oakville luxury homes for sale that you’ve been dreaming of!

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Posted 11.21.12 @ 12:5 by: Staff

Oakville is an innovative and friendly kind of place, and the city of Oakville has just laughed the “Idea Forum” a few weeks ago. This will allow local residents to contribute ideas and rank them, helping everyone build a better Oakville for today and the future. The first project for them will be the 2013 budget, with residents and businesses being able to suggest and give input on programs and services that matter to them. This is really exciting and unique, which makes luxury Oakville real estate that much more important to look at.

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Posted 11.19.12 @ 11:55 by: Staff

One of the latest trends in luxury homes for sale in Oakville is sustainability, and what’s more sustainable than a moss lawn? Why try and seed Kentucky bluegrass in your yard when you can use something native and less resource intensive? It stays green and gorgeous year round, helping you sell your luxury Oakville home when you need to. Conserving nutrients in the soil and avoiding weeding, fertilizing and even high utility bills trying to keep things green is going to make a home much more attractive. Let’s get started!

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Posted 11.17.12 @ 11:55 by: Staff

Earlier this month there was a report by the CBC that people are in bidding wars, not to buy condos in Toronto, but to RENT them. We’ve already done a few blogs about the evils of renting, but if you want a great place to live luxury Oakville real estate is going to be a great solution. Condos are hard to come by in Toronto now – whether you’re renting or buying – and Oakville luxury real estate will offer some fantastic alternatives. Let’s take a quick look at what they have to offer.

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Posted 11.16.12 @ 7:15 by: Staff

When you want to sell luxury Oakville real estate, you probably already know how important it is to get it staged… but what if it’s empty? What if you don’t want to fill it with staging furniture? As Oakville luxury realtors we know that sometimes furnishing isn’t an option and this blog’s for you! You shouldn’t have to worry about it if you can’t do it, and there are plenty of ways you can do it with an empty house. Let’s get started and see what ways you can dress your home for success!

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Posted 11.15.12 @ 9:15 by: Staff

Luxury rentals can be a fun idea… at first! But once you hit that roadblock of not gaining equity Oakville homes for sale start looking very attractive. We’re Oakville luxury realtors and we’re here to help. Here we’re going to talk about the pros and cons of buying versus renting a home (obviously we’re a little biased) and how to choose which is right for you. Don’t make your decision before you know what all of your choices are – a well-informed buyer is always a happy buyer, let’s get started.

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