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To Build or Not to Build ... That is the Question

Friday Sep 01st, 2017

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I have spent a lot of time lately discussing the merits of buying land and building or buying an already built home in a similar location.  Ultimately the decision comes down to two factors: Location and Time. If you have time, as much as two years, between now and the when you want to move in then the custom build concept could work.  If you have less time, like one year, then you will likely b disappointed when the timeline fails to materialize.  My recommendation... [read more]

London Towns in Oakville

Friday Sep 01st, 2017

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A new style of living is coming to Oakville in 2016!   London Towns. This is a rare opportunity to purchase one of three luxury freehold townhomes in the heart of prestigious downtown Oakville.   78, 80, 82 Trafalgar.   Magnificent luxury features and finishes ensure that these exclusive townhomes will be nothing short of exceptional.  Inspired by the timeless elegance and neo classical lines of Georgian architecture that dominates the more... [read more]

Early Spring Market is HERE!

Friday Sep 01st, 2017

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The weather belies the actual market behaviour.  An increasing number of people are coming out of hibernation and into open houses.  Inventory levels from sellers are not keeping pace with the demand from buyers.   We are in dire need of more homes to sell.  Sellers have an opportunity now, right now, to grab the attention of highly motivated buyers.  Focussing on properties in the $750K - 2M it is time to come to market. Selling in the... [read more]

Foreign Currency Advantage

Friday Sep 01st, 2017

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Imagine someone saying to you "if you buy this house you will earn at least 30%, but if I buy it I will not." Why would that be?   The ability of people with US dollars to buy realestate now gives them at least a 30% advantage over people buying with Canadian dollars.  Regardless of what happens in the market they will always maintain that advantage.  In fact, it will only improve over time. This is what is driving foreign buyers to... [read more]

First Time Home Buyers

Friday Sep 01st, 2017

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You’ve saved some money and made home ownership a goal. Congratulations. You’re on your way to one of the most exciting purchases you’ll ever make. Before you begin looking for your first home, few things are as important as understanding what you can afford. Check out the real estate calculators on my site to get the full picture. Now is the time to make an assessment of your overall financial picture to ensure that you balance your home purchase with all of your... [read more]

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