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4 reasons why people buy luxury homes

4 reasons why people buy luxury homes

No matter the state of the economic climate, there will always be people who are looking to buy luxury items, especially luxury homes. As a result, the demand for luxury homes may fluctuate with the change of season, but it will never go away. Driven by the rise in industry, technology, and incre... Read More

Top Ten Day Trips From Toronto

Top Ten Day Trips From Toronto

Burlington has continuously been named one of the top cities to live in Canada, according to MoneySense Magazine. The favourable proximity to Toronto, Niagara Falls, and the USA are among the most desirable features. Toronto is the financial hub of Canada, and is the most Americanized city in o... Read More

The HUGE Benefits of an Open House

The HUGE Benefits of an Open House

I am sure we all have the same home sale dream. List the house, have multiple offers,maybe have a bidding war and take our pick on which offer we would like to accept. While this magically happens for some, for the rest of us, the process is a bit more in depth. Holding an open house is one of... Read More

Uncovering The Real Cost OF Moving

Uncovering The Real Cost OF Moving

If your rental lease is coming due or if you are in the market to buy a new home, I am sure you have made lists of things to do in preparation for your move. Looking at new places to live is exciting, but people often get so caught up in dreaming of the future that they fail to budget for the presen... Read More

Stone House – Mediterranean Restaurant in Burlington

Yesterday our team had a fabulous lunch at Stone House Restaurant in Burlington, which is conveniently placed right beside our office! We an amazing first quarter in our 2015 year, so we celebrated with a Mediterranean feast! Going into May, we have some very exciting announcements to make! Owned by couple Hanne Olesen-Nahman and Joseph Nahman, who have a combined experience of 75 years in the restaurant industry, the Stone House prides itself on "Quality, quality, quality." The couple also own the Lake House Restaurant, which is right off the QEW Niagara, on Lake Ontario, in Vineland.... Read More

Comparing costs – homes in Canada

Comparing costs – homes in Canada

Recently, the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), conducted a comparison of the price of homes in Canada. They compared 2014 to 2015 and have laid out the average prices for both years across each province. Not surprisingly, Beautiful British Columbia remained the most expensive (at $639,... Read More

Canada’s 2015 Condo Market

Canada’s 2015 Condo Market

There is confidence in the Canadian Condo Market. Genworth Canada, the second largest private insurer of mortgages in Canada, second to CMHC has just released their views on the condo outlook for 2015. According to the report that Genworth released: The Winter 2015 Metropolitan Condo Outlook fore... Read More

How to Win a Bidding War

How to Win a Bidding War

34 % of Canadians are prepared to enter into a bidding war, according to a recent BMO report. That number jumps in the countries hottest markets to 44% of Torontonians and 41% of Vancouverites. Desired Real Estate, combined with a sellers market means buyers are often one of many fighting for a ho... Read More

Our NEW Real Estate App!

Our NEW Real Estate App!

I have seen a lot of thing evolve in real estate since I entered this profession in the 1970's, but the advancement of technology is by far the most exciting! It is so exciting that in today's world we can find a recipe, a map and even consumer reviews on products, with the touch of a screen. ... Read More

Keys to owning a Golf Course Home

Keys to owning a Golf Course Home

Gorgeous views, surrounded by nature, green space and water behind your home and knowing the fact you'll have no new houses going up in your backyard are among the desirable bonuses to living on a golf course.  In Burlington, we are blessed to be surrounded by dozens of golf courses, three of whic... Read More