Alex Irish Kindness Tour: Part 2

One of the greatest privileges that comes from being part of a community is being able to give back to that community. At Alex Irish, we’ve worked hard to make our business the best in Oakville real estate and the surrounding areas, helping to foster a strong local economy. Thanks to the support of the individuals and businesses around us, we’ve been able to develop strong ties to the community,...

Alex Irish Kindness Tour: Part 1

People are the heart and soul of any great community. Here in the Oakville, Burlington, Mississauga, and Hamilton region, we are incredibly fortunate to have such strong local communities to live, work, and raise a family in. But, there’s always more work to be done. That’s why in 2017 we launched the Kindness Tour, a charitable initiative that runs every day each February, offering our team the chance...

Housing Market Outlook 2019-20

In 2019 and 2020, Canada's housing markets should see a moderation in both housing starts and sales. House prices, meanwhile, should reach levels more in line with economic fundamentals like income, employment and population growth. Those are some of the key takeaways from CMHC's just-released 2018 Housing Market Outlook (HMO) for Canada. Like previous editions of the national HMO, the latest edition...

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Serious Red Flags When Looking at a New Home!

You’ve jumped through the hoops, acquired your down payment, and secured your mortgage amount. Now comes the fun part: shopping for your new home. This is arguably the best part of the process, where your hard work meets with the search for your dream home. Whether you’re shopping for houses for sale, or perhaps for luxury condos, there are a list of red flags to keep an eye out for. Don’t worry,...

Where Can I Get a Mortgage?

Over the past decade, mortgages have had their fair share of attention. As a first-time homebuyer, starting the process of obtaining one can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re shopping for a new home, or maybe you’re looking to shift yours around for the purposes of investments, there are several ways to get your hands on a mortgage. For anyone looking to start their search for an...

Choosing the Ideal Winter Window Coverings—Top Tips from the Designers

As a homeowner, there’s no doubt that you take a great amount of pride in how your home looks on the inside and outside. And it’s more than just looks; homeowners are often on a quest to ensure all the design choices they make enhance the comfort level of their home. I mean, what’s a home if it’s not cozy and welcoming? With that said, there are all kinds of little touches that you can add to...

Good versus bad home staging: What you need to know

Staging is an effective way to help sell your home. In a competitive market like Oakville real estate, this little bit of effort goes a long way. By following a few tips from the pros, you can ace your staging and get the best price for your home! Renos and repairs Often it’s the little things that sell people on a home. If your home needs to be renovated, be sure to invest the time and money to do...

How to Make Your Condo Look Like a Million Dollars!

Even if you don’t live in a luxury condo, there’s no reason why you can’t make your condo look like a million bucks! Anyone can make their condo look more lavish with just a few easy changes. And if you’re thinking of selling your condo, you’ll want it to look as good as possible to attract potential buyers so you can get top dollar. There are a lot of condos for sale in the Mississauga,...

What if Movers Break My Stuff?

Moving can be a very stressful time! Between cleaning and packing an entire house, hiring movers, transferring all your utilities, and then unpacking and settling in, you just want everything to go according to plan. So, what happens if you realize that the movers you hired have broken or damaged something during the move? We’ll tell you the steps you need to take to ensure you get a fair...

Spice up your home series: Vol. 2—Renos under $10,000

Over the past five years, more and more people have been renovating their homes. In the Golden Horseshoe region, a renovation may be necessary to sell your home. While fixing up your house can be very expensive, it doesn’t have to be. There are several ways to spice up your home while keeping renos under $10,000. Focus on specific rooms There are a couple of approaches you can take to renovate your...

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