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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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Luxury Living in Oakville

Innovation. Creativity. Artistry. Each Townhome is a bespoke testament to legendary design. Spacious interiors are carefully accentuated with clean lines and natural materials. An exceptional residential enclave that combines thoughtful design with the highest level of finishes, in an unmatched location, the cultural centre of Oakville. Architect William Hicks took his inspiration from some of the...

The Benefits of Home Ownership

Despite deteriorating housing affordability across Canada, purchasing a home is still the more affordable option when compared to renting one. The benefits of home ownership were reaffirmed in a new report from Mortgage Professionals Canada which has determined that, despite the rapid rise in home prices, those who are able to invest in a home would end up "significantly better off" in the long term...

News from Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation is a crown corporation that administers the National Housing Act for the federal government and encourages the improvement of housing and living conditions for all Canadians. People who work for themselves are often hampered in the mortgage market because income is variable and unpredictable. Self-employed Canadians seeking to buy a home may soon find it easier to...

Swimming pool featured at 302 Burgundy Drive, Southeast Oakville, ON at Alex Irish & Associates

2018 Mid-Year Top-Tier Report

In the Greater Toronto Area (Durham, Halton, Peel, Toronto and York), market confidence and top-tier sales activity renewed in the first half of 2018 as consumer psychology recovered from the April 2017 introduction of the Ontario Fair Housing Plan, particularly within the City of Toronto. Given unprecedented gains in the region’s $1 million-plus sales volume from 2015 to 2017, with surges of 56% in 2015...

Home of the Week – An Empty Nest Looking for a Large Family

Home of the Week! The Globe & Mail - January 26, 2018! 302 Burgundy Drive, Oakville, Ont. The Back Story: The two-storey entrance rotunda features marble floors and classical columns. Elizabeth and Graeme Hibberd were living in Mississauga in 1992 when they decided the time had come to look for a larger home for the couple and their six children. The goal was to find a house that would give...

Gallery Reserve: A Wine Auction

Alex Irish & Associates were delighted to be one of the sponsors of this year's Gallery Reserve: A Wine Auction which recently took place at the prestigious Oakville Golf & Country Club. The Auction featured an array of rare and exceptional vintages from some of the finest private wine cellars in Oakville and beyond. It has been confirmed that this year's Auction was the most successful yet!...

Former Hospital Site Project Now Underway!

  For several decades, the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital was located in the heart of Old Oakville. In 2015, it relocated to a state-of-the-art facility at Third Line and Dundas. After extensive public consultation, Oakville Council voted to endorse a layout and master plan for the former OTMH site which local residents unanimously approve of! Residential development will reflect the needs...

Everything Begins with a Home

  Fundamentally we believe that we are a company of globally connected, globally conscious professionals. At our recent Global Networking Event (GNE) in Las Vegas, our Canadian real estate agents joined their worldwide colleagues in demonstrating that our shared international platform not only amplifies our collective business opportunity but also our collective capacity for social impact and social...

A touch of the Hamptons on Ontario’s ‘Gold Coast’

                                                                  SOLD!!!   73 BEL AIR DRIVE, OAKVILLE, ONTARIO  AGENT:  ALEX IRISH of Alex Irish & Associates Canada This Oakville mansion has six bedrooms, nine bathrooms ... oh, and three kitchens befitting an author of bestselling cookbooks. When Canadian Jonathon Fischer and American Christine Avanti...

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