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Friday, July 18, 2014

6pm-Midnight: Enjoy Oakville’s largest retail event of the year! Featuring food, live music, entertainment and lots of community spirit. With over 6 blocks of family-friendly entertainment and incredible deals available right through to midnight, this is a great street fest for the whole family! Shop, dine and enjoy all that downtown Oakville has to offer.

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June 19-22, 2014

Downtown Oakville will be hosting the 41st annual Sidewalk Sale. Treat yourself to a beautiful day with friends and family and take advantage of great sales and six blocks of fantastic shopping, dining and pampering.

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Top 9 Tips for Home Sellers this Spring

 

I know when you look outside, it’s hard to convince you that spring is here. Yet, it will soon be time to get your house ready to sell.

Use these 9 tips to prepare your home for the spring market:

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3 Major Factors that Impact the Sale of Your Home

 

1.    Price

The most significant factor that impacts the sale of your home is the price. The most accurate way to determine the correct market value of your home is to research recent sales in your neighbourhood that have a similar layout and condition.

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Who’s Buying Condos?

Recent polls have proven what I’ve noticed for a while – that more and more Canadians are choosing condominiums for their homes. In some cities 35% of those polled said they were likely to purchase a condo, which is similar to my own client statistics.

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The Key to Profitable Home Ownership

 

Real estate has always been considered a long-term investment that appreciates in value. When money is lost in the real estate market, it’s usually due to selling a property too quickly and not allowing the property value to increase enough. Real estate markets rise and bottom out in a cyclic fashion, so before a home is re-sold, current market conditions must be taken into account.

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Wants, Needs, and Brick Walls

We recently started watching some TV programs we normally don’t watch. W Network was at the top of the list with Property Brothers.

It was interesting watching from the outside in as, couple after couple, buyer after buyer, gave their list of “needs” to their REALTOR®, and then became incredulous if the REALTOR® showed them everything they asked for in a house — well outside of their budget. We consistently heard “I can’t believe the REALTOR® showed us something so far over our budget.” Often times, this is an eye-opener and a learning process for new(er) buyers.

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