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Halton Hills (Acton) School Guide

Wednesday Aug 23rd, 2017

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Click on any of the Schools below for more information:   Halton District School Board: Robert Little Public School (JK-5) McKenzie-Smith Bennett (JK-8) Acton High School (9-12) Halton District Catholic School Board: St. Joseph Elementary Catholic School (JK-8) [read more]

Homes For Sale in Milton Ontario

Wednesday Aug 23rd, 2017

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Milton Real Estate Agent, MLS Listings in Milton, Milton MLS Listings, MLS Listings in Milton, Ontario, Milton townhouses for sale, Milton townhomes for sale, Milton condos for sale, Milton Ontario Homes for Sale, Milton Homes For Sale,  Milton Houses For Sale, Milton Real Estate Agent, Milton Real Estate - Country Homes for Sale, Rural Halton Homes for sale in Milton, Houses for sale in Milton, ON, Milton, Ontario Real Estate and Homes For Sale, Milton real estate - homes and... [read more]

Georgetown School Guide

Wednesday Aug 23rd, 2017

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Elementary Schools Catholic Holy Cross (with French Immersion) (JK-8) St. Brigid (JK-8) St. Francis of Assisi (JK-8) St. Catherine of Alexandria (JK-8) Christian Halton Hills Christian School (Formerly known as Georgetown District Christian School) French Sacré-Coeur (K-8) Public Gardiner Public School (JK-8) Silver Creek Public School (JK-8) Pineview Public School (JK-5) Park Public... [read more]

Conservation Halton Parks

Wednesday Aug 23rd, 2017

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Just outside of the fastest growing town in Ontario, there are tons of amazing sights and lots to do on the Niagara Escarpment.  Hiking, Climbing, Running, Swimming, Canoeing, Caving, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Sightseeing and more!  Crawford Lake Kelso Conservation Area and Glen Eden Ski Area Hilton Falls Mountsberg Rattlesnake Conservation Area Mount Nemo [read more]

Georgetown, ON

Wednesday Aug 23rd, 2017

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Georgetown is a community in the town of Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada and is part of the Regional Municipality of Halton. It is situated on the Credit River, located approximately 60 km west of Toronto making it part of the Greater Toronto Area. Georgetown takes its name from George Kennedy, who settled in the area in 1821. For more information about shops, restaurants and service that Georgetown has to offer, go to the Georgetown B.I.A.... [read more]

HST in Ontario

Wednesday Aug 23rd, 2017

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What is the HST (Harmonized Sales Tax)? The 8% Provincial Sales Tax (PST) and the 5% Federal Goods and Services Tax (GST) are being combined to form the 13% Harmonized Sales Tax.  This new Tax will be impemented on July 1st, 2010. Why this new tax?  Why now? The Ontario government claims that our current tax system puts Ontario businesses at a competitive disadvantage.   With the recent global economic downturn, the HST will help to strengthen our economy by... [read more]

New “Fair Housing” Plan To help Cool the Market

Wednesday May 10th, 2017

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The Ontario Government recently announced a new set of initiatives today to help cool the GTA market. They include: A non-resident tax of 15% This is not for immigrants who “live here”. If they are already residents, full-time international students or employees for more than a year, it does not apply to them. If they become a permanent resident within 4 years, they can apply to get the tax back. Proposed rent control legislation for all rental units including... [read more]

Acton, ON - The Home of the Olde Hide House

Wednesday Mar 29th, 2017

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Acton (population 8,481 - 2006) is a community located in the Town of Halton Hills, in Halton Region, Ontario, Canada. For a map of Acton, click HERE Acton is located on Highway 7 (running between Brampton and Guelph) and the former Highway 25. Acton is served by GO Transit bus service on the Georgetown line corridor. History Acton was first named Danville when Settler Wheeler Green opened a dry-goods store in 1828. It was later called Adamsville, after three settlers... [read more]

Acton, ON - The Home of the Olde Hide House

Wednesday Mar 29th, 2017

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Acton (population 8,481 - 2006) is a community located in the Town of Halton Hills, in Halton Region, Ontario, Canada. For a map of Acton, click HERE Acton is located on Highway 7 (running between Brampton and Guelph) and the former Highway 25. Acton is served by GO Transit bus service on the Georgetown line corridor. History Acton was first named Danville when Settler Wheeler Green opened a dry-goods store in 1828. It was later called Adamsville, after three settlers... [read more]

Am I Priced to Sell?

Wednesday Mar 29th, 2017

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Am I Priced to Sell? Attracting buyers is the name of the game, As a seller, you have two goals: To get the most money possible To sell as quickly as you can. Be realistic. Price is the number one factor that most home buyers use in determining which homes to view. Although the price is set by you, the seller, the value of the home is determined by the buyer. Don't allow your enthusiasm to warp your judgement and lead to overpricing - a mistake you can't... [read more]

Answers to Common Buyers Questions

Wednesday Mar 29th, 2017

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Answers to Common Buyers Questions What price home can I afford? How do I find out about the condition of the home I'm considering? How low can I consider offering? How and what do I negotiate? What is title insurance? What steps should I take when looking for a home loan? Is it possible to negotiate interest rates? Is it better to buy a new home or a resale? Fixer-Uppers - Are they good or bad? Is there a good "return" for my efforts? When buying a home... [read more]

Answers to Common Sellers Questions

Wednesday Mar 29th, 2017

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Answers to Common Sellers Questions Is there a best time to sell my house? Are there important factors to consider when selling a home? How much is my home worth? What should I do to get my house ready? Should I make repairs? What are my obligations to disclose? Are there standard contingencies in an offer? Should I be flexible in granting contingencies? What do I do if my house isn't getting activity?   Question 1: Is there a best time to sell my... [read more]

What is a Bully Offer?

Wednesday Mar 29th, 2017

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You may have heard some new Real Estate terms floating around this year, namely "Bully Offer', or "Preemptive Offer".  This has been going on in Toronto for many years, but has just recently made it's way to the suburbs.  With demand so high in the GTA, since the beginning of the 2016, 90% of all listings have been "holding back offers".  What this means is that the Seller and the Agent have decided to not review any offers until a certain date,... [read more]

Milton Homes For Sale

Wednesday Mar 29th, 2017

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Milton Real Estate Agent, MLS Listings in Milton, Milton MLS Listings, MLS Listings in Milton, Ontario, Milton townhouses for sale, Milton townhomes for sale, Milton condos for sale, Milton Ontario Homes for Sale, Milton Homes For Sale,  Milton Houses For Sale, Milton Real Estate Agent, Milton Real Estate - Country Homes for Sale, Rural Halton Homes for sale in Milton, Houses for sale in Milton, ON, Milton, Ontario Real Estate and Homes For Sale, Milton real estate - homes and... [read more]

Milton School Guide

Wednesday Mar 29th, 2017

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Click on any of the Schools below for more information: Halton Catholic District School Board Bishop Reding Catholic Secondary School (9-12) Guardian Angels Catholic School (JK-8) Our Lady of Victory School (JK-8) St. Peter Catholic School (JK-8) École Élémentaire St. Nicolas (École Francaise) {JK-6} St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School (JK-8) Holy Rosary Catholic School Our Lady Of Fatima (JK-8) Halton... [read more]

Milton, ON

Wednesday Mar 29th, 2017

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Milton, Ontario (2011 census population 84,362) is a town in Southern Ontario, Canada, and part of the Halton Region in the Greater Toronto Area. The town received a significant amount of attention after the 2006 census indicated that Milton was the fastest growing municipality in the Greater Golden Horseshoe, with a 71.4% increase in population between 2001 and 2006.[3] In early 2012, the town's planner estimated Milton's population to... [read more]

Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

Wednesday Mar 29th, 2017

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Tips for First-Time Home Buyers Ditching the land lord and taking the leap into the realm of home ownership? While it can be frightening, consumers who have the resources to buy a home shouldn’t shy away from this type of financial decision. But you must be prepared and you much have the money to do so, or you may incur years of unavoidable debt. With the help of your REALTOR® or real estate representative, and some research, buying a home for the first time will be less daunting... [read more]

Welcome to Limehouse, ON!

Wednesday Mar 29th, 2017

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Limehouse is a community in the Town of Halton Hills in southern Ontario, Canada. it has a population of about 800 people and its closest neighbours are Georgetown and Acton. Limehouse has many hills, trails and even a small school. The Bruce Trail This is the main attraction for the small community of Limehouse. The Bruce Trail is a hiking trail in Ontario that runs from Queenston on the Niagara River, to Tobermory on the Bruce Peninsula in Lake Huron. The over 800 km long trail... [read more]

What is Home Staging?

Wednesday Mar 29th, 2017

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  What is Home Staging? Home Staging is the process of preparing, enhancing and maximizing your homes market appeal both inside and out. A staged home is move in ready and appeals visually irresistible to the largest range of potential home buyers giving you the leading edge over your competition. Prospective buyers want to imagine themselves, not you, living in the home.  Home Staging will make your rooms appear bigger and brighter with function and visual flow and will... [read more]

Why You Don't Want to Ask Your Agent to Lower His Commission

Friday Mar 24th, 2017

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If you haven't heard it, you've probably at least thought it: It must be a pretty sweet job to be a real estate agent. All you do is drive around, show people houses, and then rake in the dough when they decide to buy.  The truth is that successful real estate agents are far from the mooching parasites so many ungrateful clients paint them to be. A good real estate agent can save you thousands on your transaction; he can alert you to great deals you may have missed or... [read more]

Size does Matter!

Friday Mar 24th, 2017

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Have You Outgrown Your Current Home? Here Are Five Easy Ways to Tell if It's Time to Upgrade Your home is your castle, your own little piece of the Canadian dream.  But lately, your little corner of the world has been feeling cramped and you find yourself eyeing those larger homes.Is it time to pull up stakes and move on from your starter home? Growing Family If you've added to your family in recent years, you may have more bodies than bedrooms. A two-bedroom home... [read more]

Kitchen Design Trends for 2016

Friday Mar 24th, 2017

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Kitchen Design in 2016: Three Trends That You Need to Be Aware of Before You Renovate   Renovating your kitchen is an excellent way to improve its look, increase the value of your home and appeal to a more diverse range of home buyers should you decide to sell. However, a kitchen remodel can easily cost $20,000 to $40,000 or more, which is why you want to make choices that you can live with. Learning more about some of the hottest trends for 2016 can help you decide what you want and... [read more]

What is a rate hold?

Friday Mar 24th, 2017

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Rate hold - The rate hold is the time period, between 30-120 days, before your mortgage renewal date you are able to lock in the current mortgage rate. If rates go down further within this period, however, many lenders will honour the lower rate. [read more]

Decorating Your Home for a Quick Sale

Friday Mar 24th, 2017

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When you want to sell your home, the first thoughts that enter your mind might be buying brand-new appliances and painting the entire structure. Although these ideas are smart choices for any prospective sale, alternative selections are also possible. Decorate, clean and organize your home so that it looks like it's straight out of an architectural magazine. In no time, you'll have some dream bids to consider. Rugs Provide a Splash of Color Whether you have carpeting or hardwood... [read more]

Milton Townhouse Sale Prices up 13% from 2015

Friday Mar 24th, 2017

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Here are stats from the first four months of 2015 compared to 2016.  Number of units Sold are up from 126 to 158.  Days on Market are down from 13 to 8.  The Sale to List ratio is up from properties selling for 100% of List to 102% of List Price.  2 Storey units are still selling at twice the rate of 3 Storey units. Prices are up just under 13% year over year.   [read more]

Answers to Common Buyers Questions

Friday Mar 24th, 2017

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Answers to Common Buyers Questions What price home can I afford? How do I find out about the condition of the home I'm considering? How low can I consider offering? How and what do I negotiate? What is title insurance? What steps should I take when looking for a home loan? Is it possible to negotiate interest rates? Is it better to buy a new home or a resale? Fixer-Uppers - Are they good or bad? Is there a good "return" for my efforts? When buying a home... [read more]

Real Estate For Seniors

Thursday Mar 23rd, 2017

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The graying of America is in full swing. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the over-65 demographic would grow to account for almost 22 percent of the population by 2040, which would be a big jump from 13 percent of the population in 2013, the last verified census data. This means a huge shift in policies and practices of all sectors dealing with seniors. The health care and the real estate sectors have been hard at work to realign their operations to be responsive to an aging... [read more]

Affordable Ways to Stage Your Kitchen Before an Open House

Thursday Mar 23rd, 2017

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When you work with a real estate agent, the agent will often recommend that you stage different areas of your home. This involves slightly changing each room, removing clutter and bringing in new elements and decorations that appeal to anyone who comes through during an open house. One of the first rooms that those buyers will look at is your kitchen. The days and weeks before your open house give you time to stage your kitchen for sale. You can use some affordable tips and methods to give... [read more]

The importance of background checks on property/neighbourhood before submitting an offer

Thursday Mar 23rd, 2017

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You might think that the only thing you need to do after finding a home and making an offer is signing the documents and handing over your down payment. It's important that you ask your real estate agent to perform a background check on both the property itself and the neighborhood surrounding the property. You never know what might pop up during that routine search, and you may even find factors that let you make a lesser offer than you planned. Ask your agent to perform a search that... [read more]

Best Places To Buy Real Estate in Canada

Thursday Mar 23rd, 2017

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Canada is one of the world's premier real estate investment destinations. The country has a free government, educated populace, is positioned next to the United States and has some of the most abundant natural resources on planet Earth. This has led many people to buy real estate all over Canada. However, the old adage still remains true: location, location, location. Different areas of Canada have different appeal to home or commercial real estate buyers. Choosing the right place in Canada... [read more]

Live Your Life More Green

Thursday Mar 23rd, 2017

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Moving into a new home gives you a chance to change your lifestyle. Why not use this as an opportunity to start living green? It is a great way to leave a positive impact on your home and the environment. Living green can also help you to save money on utilities. The following tips can help you live a greener lifestyle. Switch Your Light Bulbs: Start using compact fluorescent light bulbs or light-emitting diodes in your home. Compact fluorescent light bulbs use about 75 percent less energy... [read more]

Buying A Home In Milton Can Be A Struggle Without Professional Help.

Thursday Mar 23rd, 2017

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When it comes to buying a home, some people have a hard time trying to find the right home for them. Although it is never easy trying to find a home there are ways to help choose the perfect home for you. These tips will be sure to enhance your experience of buying a home in Milton.   When buying a home it is much easier to find the right home when you get a real estate professional to help.  Real estate professionals know a lot about buying and selling homes and the entire... [read more]

Milton Restaurant Review - The Grand Chalet Tony Spiducci's

Thursday Mar 23rd, 2017

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I am going to try and make this a fairly frequent post, because personally I am often hesitant to try new restaurants/places to eat unless I have heard something about them.  I've had quite a few unpleasant experiences in the past and would like to have someone to blame if it happens again!  Lol. One of my Mortgage Brokers, who is also a long time resident of Milton and I used to play hockey with joined me for lunch at The Grand Chalet Tony Spiducci's Restaurant.... [read more]

Selling your home when Children are involved

Wednesday Mar 22nd, 2017

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In the residential real estate market, sellers with children frequently ask advice on preparing a home for sale. For most parents, particularly those with young children, the daily tasks of keeping a semblance of order seem to be enough. Adding the idea of prepping the home for showing and sale seems a step too far. Below are some helpful ideas for keeping order and helping the transaction go smoothly, contact me at anytime if you need more information. Turn the Home with... [read more]

Famous Places To Eat In The GTA

Wednesday Mar 22nd, 2017

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It's no surprise that some of the hottest real estate in Toronto happens to be located near some of the city's most famous restaurants. What could be better than moving into an awesome pad and then finding out it's surrounded by amazing places to eat and drink? But when it comes time to compiling a list of famous restaurants in the GTA, it's like treading on the thinnest of ice. People get passionate about food. What defines famous? Can a new restaurant be famous? Can a chain... [read more]

Some Facts about Milton, On

Wednesday Mar 22nd, 2017

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           WELL CONNECTED LOCATION  Situated in Southern Ontario, Canada and part of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Milton is just west of Toronto  Centrally located on Highway 401 and near Highways 407, 403/QEW, 410, 427 and 400  Direct CN and CP rail access, commuter rail (GO Transit) links to Downtown Toronto  20 minutes from Toronto Pearson International Airport, 50 minutes from Hamilton International Airport, and Region of... [read more]

Foreclosure v.s. Power of Sale

Tuesday Dec 27th, 2016

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In the unfortunate circumstance that a homeowner is past-due on their monthly mortgage payments, they pave the way for a “foreclosure” on their property. In today’s market, banks and other lenders do not turn to foreclosure to take away the homes of homeowners who are in arrears. Instead, they perform a "Power of Sale" which is wholly different from a Foreclosure. What is a Foreclosure? Foreclosures are laborious, grueling, and costly to both the... [read more]

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