Atlantic Salmon Restoration in Bronte Creek

By: Case Feenstra Team

Atlantic Salmon Restoration in Bronte Creek

Tags: Bronte, Ontario, Habitat, Greenspace, Restoration

Lake Ontario and the rivers and creeks that flow into it, including Bronte Creek and Sixteen Mile Creek, used to be spawning habitat for large populations of Atlantic Salmon. But the intense overfishing and ecosystem changes caused by settlers resulted in the extinction of natural Atlantic Salmon populations in the late 1800s century.   Atlantic Salmon were a staple for the diets of sett...Read More

OakvilleGreen supports National Tree Day

By: Case Feenstra Team

OakvilleGreen supports National Tree Day

Tags: Oakville, Trees, Health, Canada, Volunteer

You don’t have to be a tree hugger to appreciate trees. September 21st is National Tree Day – a day for Canadians to appreciate the benefits that trees provide for us including clean air and wildlife habitat.   To celebrate National Tree Day, which is part of National Forests Week, Oakville had a Tree planting workshop at Lions Valley Park organized by OakvilleGreen.   Oakvil...Read More

What is the Greater Fool Theory of Real Estate?

By: Case Feenstra Team

What is the Greater Fool Theory of Real Estate?

Tags: House sales, Prices, Vancouver, Buyer,

The greater fool theory is all about expectations versus reality. It definitely applies to real estate and it is a concept that might make you think twice about buying in certain neighbourhoods, especially considering the emerging price declines happening in Vancouver.   The greater fool theory as it relates to real estate, is the idea that the price of a house is not determined by on the int...Read More

Do you need a Water Softening System?

By: Case Feenstra Team

Do you need a Water Softening System?

Tags: Oakville, Water, Home Improvement, Health, Plumbing

There have been studies that link hard water consumption to increased cardiovascular mortality, growth retardation, reproductive failure and other health problems. But the World Health Organization says there is not enough evidence to make those claims. Is Oakville’s water supply soft or hard water? What makes water soft or hard in the first place?   Hard water is water that has high le...Read More

The Upside of expensive housing: New Landlords

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The Upside of expensive housing: New Landlords

Tags: Rent, Real Estate, Affordability, Budget, Revenue

There is always a glass half full perspective to any situation. For unaffordable and expensive housing, it is perhaps utilizing space that would otherwise collect dust.   People are buying homes that are beyond their budget. And the solution for paying for an insufficient budget is renting out extra space – if there is any available. This generates revenue that can be used to help pay o...Read More

Government Failure and Real Estate Cheats

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Government Failure and Real Estate Cheats

Tags: Government, Taxes, Real Estate, Profit, Fraud,

The cheating happening in real estate markets is appalling. People are making profits off the back of hard working Canadians. And according to a recent Globe and Mail Article, authorities are not responding as one might expect.   Individuals have come forward and reported fraudulent real estate activities to the police and the Canada Revenue Agency. And they were simply blown off. A federal t...Read More

Toronto Real Estate gains in August

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Toronto Real Estate gains in August

Tags: Toronto, Vancouver, Oakville, Real Estate, Price increases, Detached homes,

Toronto is now surpassing Vancouver in real estate gains. It is not clear whether the foreign buyer tax in Vancouver has pushed more buyers to Toronto. But the idea is being floated by real estate analysts.   The Toronto Real Estate Board will continue to study the effect that the Vancouver foreign buyer tax is having on the GTA. It is difficult to see the effect because attributing sales as ...Read More

More Red Light Cameras coming to Halton

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More Red Light Cameras coming to Halton

Tags: Oakville, Red Light Cameras, Safety, Accidents,

Some might argue that red light cameras mean more tickets. Others would say red light camera’s increase safety. Halton Region and the Town of Oakville take the latter perspective. What is the reasoning?   5 more red light cameras will be installed across Halton Region. Oakville will install one at Upper Middle Road and Sixth Line. There are currently 12 red light camera’...Read More

Feds want to hear from Canadians on National Housing Strategy

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Feds want to hear from Canadians on National Housing Strategy

Tags: Social Development, Canada, Housing, Affordable, Government, Survey

  Affordable housing, aging rental stock, rising prices – these are all major topics in Canada’s housing strategy. And the government wants to hear from you. Check out letstalkhousing.ca for the survey.   The ministry of Families, Children and Social Development has created a website that allows Canadians to take a survey and provide feedback so that the government can respo...Read More

Kerrfest and the 2016 Oakville Lifestyle Home Show and Healthy Living Show

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Kerrfest and the 2016 Oakville Lifestyle Home Show and Healthy Living Show

Tags: Kerr Street, Oakville, Home Show, Weekend, Local, Event

Looking for something to do this weekend? There is a lot happening around Oakville. Kerrfest is an outdoor street festival taking place in Oakville’s Kerr Village. The 2016 Oakville Lifestyle Home Show and Healthy Living Show run this weekend as well. Perfect timing to start out the school year with good habits and routines.   Kerrfest features local merchants, live music performances, ...Read More