Happy 150th Birthday Canada!!

Happy 150th Birthday Canada! How fortunate we are to be able to call this country our home!  We could brag endlessly about all that it has to offer but that would not be in our nature!  However, in honour of this momentous occasion, we thought we would share a few fun facts about Canada! No national symbol is as recognizable as our Maple Leaf which is proudly displayed from coast to coast. Generations...

Children First Canada

Canada has long been considered one of the best countries in the world in which to grow up.  Sara Austin, the Founder and CEO of CHILDREN FIRST CANADA has helped to shape Canada's public policies for children and she is a dedicated advocate for all children in this country.  It is not enough to say that children are our future.  Sara believes the Government of Canada needs to establish a...

Extraordinary Property of the Day!

Alex Irish & Associates features one extraordinary property from their global network on social media each day of the year.   We are pleased to note that our listing at 43 Dunn Street in downtown Oakville was selected!  This is one of Oakville's finest landmark homes, offering 9200 square feet of finished living space including a self contained coach house.  Renovated in 2016, this home is a...

It is all about timing! Selling your home in today’s market!

More often than not, the first question we are asked when sitting down with a prospective client is: "when is the best time to sell our home"? In today's hot market, the single most important factor determining the time that it takes for a home to sell and whether than home sells for list price or above, can be attributed to the amount of competition in the marketplace. There are many reasons to...

Random Acts of Kindness – February 2017

Alex Irish & Associates proudly presents the “Kindness Tour”!  Each day throughout the month of February our team of community minded realtors will be making a positive difference in the lives of so many deserving people!  Working with local charities, schools and organizations to bring this special month of activities to fruition has been an enlightening experience.  Please follow us on...

Chinese Numerology

Planning on selling your home?  You may want to consider what role your house number plays in the process!  Whether or not we choose to admit it, we all have a number which we consider to be 'lucky'!   And if you do discover that your house number is considered 'unlucky', it is possible to put in a request with the Town of Oakville to have it changed!! It is worth noting that Chinese numerology is...

Glen Abbey Golf Course Redevelopment

Saving Glen Abbey Golf Club You don't need to be a golfer to appreciate Canada's most famous golf course!   This picturesque property straddling Sixteen Mile Creek has long been considered the historic and scenic heart of Oakville. Once the site of a 350 acre estate, it was sold in 1952 to the Society of Jesuits, whose decade long ownership inspired Glen Abbey's logo of the 'swinging monk'! In 1972,...

Downtown Oakville Roads Project

Downtown Oakville Roads Project  If you have been a longtime resident of Oakville and were driving downtown on January 05th, you would have noticed cars driving northwards on Navy Street, through Lakeshore Road!  Given that this previously had been a southbound only street for decades, you can imagine the confusion of some drivers! This is a permanent conversion and has come about as part of the...

Oakville Sparkles in December!

There is little wonder why Oakville is a preferred location for both first (and multiple) time home buyers!  It still retains it's charming village atmosphere which is even more pronounced at this time of year! On weekends in December, a horse drawn carriage meanders up and down the main street, carrying shoppers and delighting small children.  Carolers singing acappella stroll past the busy...

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