Is Home Co-Ownership right for you?

By: Case Feenstra Team

Is Home Co-Ownership right for you?

Tags: Real Estate, Affordability, Home Buyers, Mortgage

Roommates aren’t for everyone. Many people probably have experiences with roommates of a time past – during university, or the first few years afterwards. We often associate roommates with these earlier stages of life. But trends suggest that roommates could be a part of living situations for later than in the past.   Co-ownership of real estate is where a mortgage is split betwee...Read More

More Construction Planned for Downtown Oakville Next Spring

By: Case Feenstra Team

More Construction Planned for Downtown Oakville Next Spring

Tags: Lakeshore, Downtown Oakville, Local Business, Downtown Revitalization

Major construction is planned to occur along Lakeshore Road in 2019 and 2020. The first phase will take place from April to mid-November in 2019, to free up the downtown area for Christmas. The second phase will occur in the same months in 2020.   The construction project will carry out Oakville’s plan to revitalize downtown. Click here to see a timeline of the construction project. &nb...Read More

Halton Region Pushes Back Against Major CN Truck-Rail Project

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Halton Region Pushes Back Against Major CN Truck-Rail Project

Tags: Oakville, Halton Region, Milton, CN Rail, Traffic, Development

A 1,200 acre plot of undeveloped land in Milton is the focus of a legal battle brewing between local municipalities and CN Rail.   Milton, Burlington, Halton Hills, and Oakville have joined together to file suit against the transportation giant as it looks to break ground on a major logistics hub in Milton south of Britannia Road off of Tremaine Road.   The proposed $250 million project ...Read More

Toronto gets new status as "Severely Unaffordable"

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Toronto gets new status as "Severely Unaffordable"

Tags: Housing, Real Estate, Condos, Detached Homes

The new government rules relating to housing appear to not have done much to improve the affordability of Canada’s priciest cities so far. In fact, Toronto housing prices have reached the status of “severely unaffordable” from Demographia. How was this determined?   A recent survey found that Toronto has risen in the rankings as one of the most unaffordable cities in Canada ...Read More

Highway 413 Cancellation could affect Halton Real Estate

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Highway 413 Cancellation could affect Halton Real Estate

Tags: GTA real Estate, Halton Region real estate, Highway 413

The environmental assessment of the GTA West Highway (highway 413) has been cancelled, effectively cancelling the highway project that would have paved a strip through Ontario’s greenbelt from Vaughn to Milton.   The cancellation of highway 413 shows how the province is recognizing the value of complete communities as opposed to highway led planning that results in sprawl. Denser urban ...Read More

Fight Homelessness at the Coldest Night of the Year Event in Oakville

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Fight Homelessness at the Coldest Night of the Year Event in Oakville

Tags: Oakville, Glen Abbey, Homelessness, Community, Local

Canada’s National walk to fight homelessness is happening on Saturday February 24th. The fundraiser supports individuals and families across Canada who are struggling to make ends meet.   The family friendly event is hosted at the Glen Abbey Community Centre and give participants options to walk different distances depending on ability and preference. You can walk 2, 5 or 10kms.   ...Read More

Oakville Rejects Application for the Demolition of Glen Abbey

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Oakville Rejects Application for the Demolition of Glen Abbey

Tags: Oakville, Glen Abbey Development, Clublink, Conservation

The Town’s decision should not come as a surprise to anyone following this story. Earlier this week, Oakville Town Council rejected a demolition request from Clublink, the owner of the property that has development plans. Earlier this month, council approved additional protection for the Glen Abbey Golf Course.   Oakville’s official plan has been amended, and a bylaw has been pass...Read More

The Risk of Buying Pre-Construction Homes

By: Case Feenstra Team

The Risk of Buying Pre-Construction Homes

Tags: Real Estate, GTA, Home Builders, Home Buyers

For the last decade pre-construction home buyers across the GTA have enjoyed moving into homes that were already worth more than they paid for them. Recent market conditions however have forced some developers to reduce their prices, and this is coming as a shock to those who signed their contracts less than a year ago.   Today, buyers of Mattamy built homes are waiting for construction to be...Read More

Agents Push for More Transparency in Real Estate Transactions

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Agents Push for More Transparency in Real Estate Transactions

Tags: Real Estate Agents, Home Buyer, Market Confidence

The hectic Ontario real estate market has led to concerns about possible ethical transgressions in many transactions, and the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) is looking to address this issue.   Concerns over transparency in the bidding wars that often take place in Ontario’s most frenzied markets is not new. Back in 2015 the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) implemented new r...Read More

Toronto takes the Cake for Highest Rent in Canada

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Toronto takes the Cake for Highest Rent in Canada

Tags: Rent, Toronto, Mortgage, GTA Real Estate Market

Canada’s largest city has overtaken Vancouver to take the cake as the city with the highest rents. According to Padmapper, a database for rental information, Toronto’s average rent now averages $2,020 from a 15.4% in a year, going over Vancouver’s $2000 average.   Part of the reason for the increased rent is a dwindling supply of housing which may be surprising based on the ...Read More