Thoughts & Happenings

Posted 10.31.13 @ 9:23 by: Staff

Did you know that international buyers are willing to pay more for a home (especially a second home) abroad, but the location has to be just right? It’s true! World cities like Toronto, London and even New York are considered prime, recession proof locations – plus the chance for appreciation is that much better.

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Posted 10.30.13 @ 9:30 by: Staff

Even the most hardcore Torontonians are spreading out into the suburbs; from the Millennials that want their children to have plenty of fresh air to Baby Boomers that want a little peace and quiet, it’s easy to see why so many are spreading out beyond Downtown and to the rest of the GTA. While Oakville is more of a small city than a suburb, its rich history gives it a life of its own – and here we’re going to talk about what’s driving so many to buy here and how the luxury market in Oakville got started.

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Posted 10.29.13 @ 9:25 by: Staff

Halloween is just around the corner and spooky stuff is on all of our minds. Every area has a home that people believe to be haunted – but it’s no surprise that most buyers won’t consider buying a haunted home. A quarter of buyers would consider it for the novelty factor, but 74% of buyers would either be on the fence or flat out refuse: where do you fall? Are there any tricks in a realtor’s tool kit that helps them sell these homes? Let’s check it out!

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Posted 10.28.13 @ 9:21 by: Staff

For the last year economists were worried about a housing bubble, especially across the GTA with condos – but the more data that comes in, the more we understand that the amount of quality, desirable properties makes the luxury home market different.

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Posted 10.25.13 @ 9:40 by: Staff

Fall is finally here and with real estate season going into high gear, it’s time to start thinking about getting away! You don’t have to book a flight to Paris or NYC to have a great time away from home – all you have to do is choose your destination, grab your partner and go! Here we’re going to talk about some of the top romantic getaways that are just around the corner, so let’s get started!

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Posted 10.24.13 @ 9:39 by: Staff

Sales of luxury homes are projected to soar to new heights this fall, mainly due to a rise in international demand. Canada’s fortunes are rising, drawing new investment – from people coming here to work, study and even retire, they all need homes! From January to June alone sales of homes worth $1m+ in the GTA rose 61%, which means that now is the perfect time to sell. Here we’re going to break down what’s driving demand, why now is a good time to buy and sell, so let’s get started!

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Posted 10.21.13 @ 7:35 by: Staff

With purple projected to be a big trend for 2014, it’s a great time to delve into the history of this lovely hue. Known for its enduring, bright qualities, Tyrian Purple (better known today as “Royal Purple”) has been one of the most sought after colours for the last 4000 years.

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Posted 10.18.13 @ 7:25 by: Staff

So while the temperature outside is dropping and the leaves are falling from the trees – the last thing you’re thinking about is protection, but you should be! Year round it’s important to protect yourself, especially since most skin cancers are directly linked to sun exposure. It doesn’t help that most sun screens only protect the wearer from UVB rays, even then UVA rays cause skin damage, aging and all kinds of nasty effects.

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Posted 10.17.13 @ 6:55 by: Staff

When you go to a viewing or showing for Oakville real estate, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. There are cookies, there are pretty window treatments and the place might be crowded with eager buyers. Here we’re going to talk about what you should look for in Oakville real estate before you consider putting down a bid. It’s important to be objective when looking at homes so you can make sure that you get the right one. Let’s get started!

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Posted 10.16.13 @ 7:8 by: Staff

It’s no secret that Canadians are living longer and better than ever – and while most of us (hopefully!) won’t have to work into our hundreds, it’s still good to keep certain things in mind. You want to be able to be financially stable in your golden years? You want to enjoy more “me” time? Thinking about aging healthy and happy (and a little wealthy too if you can!) – there’s no better time like the present to start!

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