Cost of Living Comparison Between Toronto and Oakville

Relocating to the Toronto area or considering real estate outside the city centre? If so, it’s likely that you’re curious about major differences between properties located in the heart of Toronto and the community of Oakville, which is part of the highly desirable Golden Horseshoe region.  Toronto’s bustling streets offer outstanding shopping, a vibrant nightlife, and amenities galore, while...

Who Pays the Least Property Tax in Ontario? The Answer may Surprise You

Either you are currently living in Ontario or considering moving to Ontario, you might wonder which cities have the highest and lowest property taxes in Ontario. Property tax rates in Ontario range between 0.59% and 1.78% of your home assessed value. Wonder which city’s rates are the lowest? How is Ontario’s Property Tax Calculated? The assessed value of a property determines how much its property...

City Life Vs. Suburban Life: Pros And Cons Both Ways

A Drastically Shifting Economy Changes City And Suburban Life Savvy individuals are looking to find secure living arrangements, and the “board” has opened up quite a bit. As an example, look at New York City, where 1 out of 20 people has left. For those living in the Pacific Northwest, it’s easy to see why. Seattle and Portland have had their fair share of...well, to be light, let’s call it...

10 Home Upgrades That Will Attract First-Time Homebuyers

The government response to the Coronavirus pandemic included containment measures such as curfews, quarantines, and lockdowns. This means that most people around the world spent days in their homes. Thus, homes have become everything for their owners, including a place for entertainment, gym, workplace, etc. While you may have enjoyed your home's comfort, other homeowners have definitely added home...

Best Home Safety and Security Tips for Protecting Your Property and Belongings

Although it significantly affected jobs and wages, coronavirus also made more people think about buying a home, ultimately leading them to consider the undeniable importance of keeping a property safe and secure at all times.If you want to protect your family and increase the security of your home as well, here are some of the best safety and security tips that will allow you to efficiently protect your...

Tips on Getting the Most Money for Your House

When you’re selling your house, you’re looking to get the best return on an investment you made many years ago. Naturally, you’ll be trying to get the highest possible offer on your home, but, unfortunately, that’s easier said than done.  It’s essential to do your research before making any decisions. Here are five things that you should know about getting the most money for your home....

Has Coronavirus Made More People Think Seriously About Buying A Home?

Coronavirus has turned every aspect of life upside down for most people. We've gone from hectic, fast-paced days to an almost complete standstill and then back to hectic. And while lockdowns did cause the real estate industry to slow for a while, measures are now easing and many people have reassessed their life plans and priorities during this time. Are buyers more cautious? Coronavirus has caused a lot...

Oakville Realtors Alex Irish & Associates

Why a Local Realtor is the Best Realtor

A real estate agent is the backbone of any real estate deal.  A professional real estate agent will make the right deal and let you know when to walk away from the wrong one. But we often ask ourselves how to find the best real estate agent? Its a simple answer, hire a competent realtor that knows you and your market. A local realtor is someone who knows the real estate market you are in. Moreover,...

New, Preconstruction Condos Development in Oakville, Bronte

7 Tips When Moving into a Condo

Congratulations! You’ve decided on a condo, signed on the dotted line, and picked a move-in date. Now what? If you’re new to the condominium life, you might not realize that there are some key differences between living in a condo versus a house. In fact, not only is it different to live there, but it’s also different to move there. To prepare for the smoothest move possible, we’ve developed a...

Coronavirus and Real Estate: What You Need to Know

It’s safe to say that 2020 has not been the year that most people imagined. With the recent switch from office work, busy stores, and constant local and global travel to a remote and almost entirely quarantined lifestyle, you might be wondering what this all means for your moving plans. Fortunately, with any challenge arises opportunity, and it’s no different for Oakville real estate. Whether you’re...

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