Exciting Housing Density Coming to South Mississauga

By: Case Feenstra Team

Exciting Housing Density Coming to South Mississauga

Tags: Mississauga, Port Credit, Real Estate, Housing, GTA

Lakeview Village is a multibillion-dollar mixed use project planned for east of Port Credit on the former site of the decommissioned coal-fired Lakeview Generating Station.    The new massive development will be built by a team of multiple developers over the next ten to fifteen years. The development will include highrise condos, townhouse buildings, new commercial and retail space, an...Read More

New Design Finalized for Oakville Towne Square

By: Case Feenstra Team

New Design Finalized for Oakville Towne Square

Tags: Oakville, Lakeshore Road, Downtown

Downtown Oakville is idyllic as it gets. The renovations to Oakville Towne Square will modernize Downtown Oakville while maintaining the quaint village feel of the area. In June 2018, the town of Oakville consulted with the public to discuss rehabilitation plans and possible designs. The town of Oakville recently announced the winning design for Town Square called “Turning Leaves”. C...Read More

Saving for a downpayment vs. buying now

By: Case Feenstra Team

Saving for a downpayment vs. buying now

Tags: Homebuyers, Real Estate, Mortgage, Interest Rates

New home buyers, or parents helping with children's home purchases, might struggle with the tradeoff of whether it is better to wait and save for a larger down payment or buy a home with existing savings and begin saving for retirement.   Both approaches can work. A bigger down payment and smaller mortgage means less debt, but saving and investing earlier results in compound growth. So ...Read More

Impacts of New Ontario Housing Bill

By: Case Feenstra Team

Impacts of New Ontario Housing Bill

Tags: Real Estate, Housing Bill, Ontario, Oakville

The Ontario government is proposing sweeping changes to laws that will impact housing development across the province.   Amendments to 15 different laws are meant to reduce barriers to housing development. Some real estate developers are supportive of the bill, Bill 108, because of the expectations around more housing supply. However, Bill 108 is facing significant opposition across Ontario...Read More

Mississauga Real Estate: More Healthy and Stable than GTA

By: Case Feenstra Team

Mississauga Real Estate: More Healthy and Stable than GTA

Tags: Real Estate, Mississauga, Homebuyers, GTA Housing Markets

The health of real estate markets is an important consideration for homebuyers and sellers. Recent analysis suggests that Mississauga’s real estate markets are both healthy and stable.   Mississauga real estate sales have slowed since peaking in 2017. However, the average price of Mississauga homes has fared better than the rest of the GTA since that time.   Since 2017, Mississ...Read More

2019 Federal Budget impact on Real Estate

By: Case Feenstra Team

2019 Federal Budget impact on Real Estate

Tags: Home Buyers, GTA Real Estate, Mortgage, Finance

The federal budget provides some much needed help to buyers in expensive real estate markets in Canada – namely the GTA and Vancouver regions.   The $1.25 billion-dollar program allows prospective real estate buyers that have a minimum down payment for a home to finance between a 5 and 10 percent of the mortgage through a shared equity program that is run by the Canadian Mortgage and Ho...Read More

Rental Properties: As Good as an Investment as Ever

By: Case Feenstra Team

Rental Properties: As Good as an Investment as Ever

Tags: Real Estate Investing, Rental Income, Real Estate Purchase

For years now, rental properties have been a popular way for investors to enter the real estate market, and despite the continued increase in property values, they still remain a very attractive purchase. In fact, recent data has shown rental units to be as good of an investment as ever due to rising rental rates. Statistics Canada recently published that average rent increased by nearly 1% in th...Read More

Google Sidewalk Labs Backlash

By: Case Feenstra Team

Google Sidewalk Labs Backlash

Tags: Real Estate, Development, Toronto,

Toronto has found itself in a controversy involving one of the world’s most powerful corporations; Alphabet, the parent of company of Google.   In 2017 it was announced that the Google affiliate, Sidewalk Labs, would be partnering with local governments in Toronto to develop a portion of the eastern waterfront into a multi-use urban area.   The area is planned to be a next-generati...Read More

Municipal Outlook on Ontario’s Housing Supply Action Plan

By: Case Feenstra Team

Municipal Outlook on Ontario’s Housing Supply Action Plan

Tags: Housing Supply, Real Estate, Oakville, Halton

In the midst of a continuous and steady rise in housing prices around the GTA, Ontario is putting forward a Housing Supply Action Plan to try and address some of the key issues at hand.   The Plan outlines five broad areas of improvement. They include: - Increasing the speed at which new developments take place - Reducing restrictions to the types of housing structures that can be built ...Read More

New Elementary School in North Oakville

By: Case Feenstra Team

New Elementary School in North Oakville

Tags: Oakville Real Estate, Home Value, Halton, Housing

North Oakville is a hotspot for growth. Many new homes are being built in the areas north of Dundas Street and this will require more capacity for services – including schools. That’s why a new elementary school is being built at Sixth Line and Dundas.   The new school will be operated by the Halton District School Board and will have enough capacity for 776 students as well as 88...Read More