Housing Market Grows while the Economy Slows

By: Case Feenstra Team

Housing Market Grows while the Economy Slows

Tags: Economy, Real Estate, Housing, Sales, Prices, Markets

It seems counter intuitive that prices in a housing market would keep increasing in an economy that is not growing, or even shrinking. The reality is actually proving projections wrong.   TD bank forecasted the economy to shrink by 0.2% this year and BMO forecasted a 1% decline. This was largely due to the cheap loonie and the cheap oil prices that are continuing to affect oil production in t...Read More

Backyard Chickens in Oakville

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Backyard Chickens in Oakville

Tags: Oakville, Bylaw, Eggs, Toronto,

Ever think about what it would be like to raise chickens? You would get lots of free eggs for one thing. It’s about an egg a day on average per chicken. I’ve heard chickens are quite friendly too. It seems like it could be a fun summer project potentially.   But the legality of keeping chickens in your suburban yard depends on where you live. Some Canadian cities such as Vancouver...Read More

Millennials and Saving for Real Estate

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Millennials and Saving for Real Estate

Tags: Real Estate, Canada, Housing Market, Home Buyers, Millennials

Housing markets are still broiling. But that is surprisingly not deterring millennials from entering the real estate market. Recent reports suggest that the majority of millenials that plan on buying their first home, are hoping to do so within the next 5 years.   But expectations commonly differ from reality. Buying a home is a nice thought, but saving for one probably seems like a burden. S...Read More

June is Bike Month

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June is Bike Month

Tags: Prize, Giveaway, Commute, Oakville,

June is the month for biking. If biking is an option for you, it’s a great way to get the blood flowing before you sit at a desk all day. 30 minutes of exercise a day is good for your brain too, and it helps with concentration. The benefits don’t stop there though.   I bike to the Oakville GO station every morning and recklessly zip past all the disgruntled drivers in the bumper t...Read More

The Future of Train Transit

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The Future of Train Transit

Tags: Oakville, Toronto, Transportation, Transit,

Let’s face it. Taking a train to Toronto is always better than driving, except maybe at 3 am. The highway is always jammed and unreliable. Trains are relaxing, on schedule most of the time, and you can read or sleep, or watch Netflix on your phone. Even if you like the freedom of being in your own car, trains will be optimal transportation option of the future.   New plans will will see...Read More

What to do with your Grass Clippings

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What to do with your Grass Clippings

Tags: Oakville, compost, Lawn care, Yard, Grass

Its that time of year when you gotta cut your lawn 2 or even 3 times a week. But the town of Oakville does not accept grass clippings in your yard waste mix. That means you have 2 choices. Either you can cut your grass without a bag on your lawn mower and leave grass clippings on the lawn, or, you can compost your grass clippings.   Leaving grass clippings on the lawn is actually beneficial. ...Read More

Oakville Council to Halt Development of 20 Story Bronte Building

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Oakville Council to Halt Development of 20 Story Bronte Building

Tags: Oakville, Development, Condo, Bronte Village, Town Council

You know how Bronte has that old village feel to it? Well Oakville Council is trying to preserve that feeling by putting the brakes on the construction of a 20 story building. It’s a tough decision to make. On one hand, politicians and town councillors want to make decisions that reflect their constituents. Developers have constituents too – like investors and people who are looking fo...Read More

New Highschool planned for North Oakville

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New Highschool planned for North Oakville

Tags: Oakville, School, Halton, Development, Real Estate,

North Oakville is expanding, especially evident in the Neyagawa and Dundas areas. More families means more kids which means more schools. A new highschool is in the works for the northwest corner of Dundas and Neyagawa.   The Town of Oakville is entering talks with the Halton District School Board. The 6.2 hectare highschool development proposal will require the town to purchase 3.8 hectares ...Read More

Oakville Group Helps Fort MacMurray

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Oakville Group Helps Fort MacMurray

Tags: Oakville, RedCross, Donations, Fort MacMurray

The fire in Fort MacMurray area showed that natural disasters always pose a threat. But the disaster also highlights the support that Canadians have for their fellow citizens and that there are people and organization that are willing to extend a helping hand. One Oakville group showing this is the Caravan Group of Companies.   Multiple 53-foot trailers were hauled by the Caravan Group to fir...Read More

OakvilleGreen Giant Garage Sale and Oakville Conserves Energy Fair

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OakvilleGreen Giant Garage Sale and Oakville Conserves Energy Fair

Tags: Oakville, Community, Local, Energy, Sale

The May 28th event is a highlight of Oakville’s community events bringing vendors, homeowners, and local organizations together. This year marks the tenth anniversary. The event is held at the Oakville Town Hall parking lot from 8am to 1pm and hosts a barbeque.   At first glance, a garage sale and an energy conservation fair might seem unrelated. But they are quite similar if you think ...Read More