Homebuyers handbook

This is a reminder for homebuyers, especially for the first time purchasers, that there is free material available to help with your home purchase. I obtained a booklet from Scotiabank, and I am sure you can obtain one similar from the institution where you do your banking. The booklet I [...] Continue reading

Oakville Jazz Festival, August 5th & 6th, 2016

The Downtown Oakville Jazz Festival is Friday August 5th from 5:30 pm to Midnight and Saturday August 6th from 1 pm to Midnight. Lakeshore Road will be closed to motorized vehicles during the festival from Allen Street to Navy Street. Remax will have a large display table out front of [...] Continue reading

What’s on in Oakville for May 2016

Saturday, May 7 - Oakville Farmers Market opens at Dorval Crossing, Oakville (Dorval at North Service Rd). Time 8am-2pm Friday May 27 - Blood Donor Clinic at Iroquois Ridge Community Centre, 1051 Glenashton Drive.  Time 5-8pm For a more comprehensive schedule of events happening in Oakville, go to the Oakville [...] Continue reading

2016 Housing Market Outlook

High demand and low supply continued to characterize Vancouver’s and Toronto’s housing markets throughout 2015 as competition from buyers over the limited inventory of single-family homes pushed prices higher. Click here to read the full report Continue reading

Market Year in Review & Outlook Report

Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Households continue to see home ownership as an affordable, quality, long-term investment as evidence by the record home sales reported through TREB's MLS System in 2015. Click here to read the report Continue reading

CMHC releases report on health of various housing markets

Four major metropolitan areas show strong evidence of problematic housing market conditions, according to a report from the Crown Corporation. CMHC’s Housing Market Assessment (HMA), released Thursday afternoon, points to "strong evidence" of problematic conditions in Toronto, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, and Regina. Continue reading Continue reading

Land transfer tax updated

Its bad news for clients in Ontario – and one that could have a lasting effect on broker business – still the industry is bracing for an influx in business prior to a new tax being enacted. The Liberal government is planning to permit all municipalities in Ontario to double the [...] Continue reading