Halton Fall Activities

By: Julianne McDonald

Halton Fall Activities

Tags: Halton, Fall, Events, Family, Fun, Realtor,

It’s finally fall! My absolute favourite time of year. Cozy sweaters, changing leaves, and delicious comfort foods. One of the best things about fall is the harvest, doing apple and pumpkin picking with my family, and dressing up for Halloween! I wanted to do a blog to showcase all the fun things there is to do in the Halton Region during the fall season. I love participating in the family...Read More

First-Time Home Buyers - A Step by Step Guide

By: Julianne McDonald

First-Time Home Buyers - A Step by Step Guide

Tags: Realtor, Realtor Questions, First time home buyer, Oakville Homes, Oakville Realtor

Buying your first home can be very intimidating, especially with all the mixed information out there. Rules are constantly changing (as well as pricing) and sometimes even I find it hard to keep up with all of it. That’s why I’ve created a step-by step guide to help you get started on your dream of owning your own home. Of course, as always, I’m available most of the time by text...Read More

5 Tips for Investing in Pre-Construction

By: Julianne McDonald

5 Tips for Investing in Pre-Construction

Tags: Pre-construction, Real Estate Investing, Real Estate, Realtor, Real Estate Agent

It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with investing in pre-construction, after all my business @5iveStarCapital is centered around it. So I wanted to share some knowledge on how to get started in this high-return investment industry. Here are some introductory tips:   Visit your bank or mortgage broker. Before you even start looking into pre-construction properties, you must speak ...Read More

5 Questions to Ask Your Realtor Before Signing a Contract

By: Julianne McDonald

5 Questions to Ask Your Realtor Before Signing a Contract

Tags: GEORGETOWN ONTARIO, MARKET STATISTICS, REAL ESTATE, REAL ESTATE INVESTING, FAMILY FRIENDLY, GEORGETOWN REALTOR

Ok, as much as I hate to admit it, I’m not everyone’s cup of tea. I learned early-on in my career that I can’t please everyone, and that’s ok. I know I’m great at what I do, and my confidence, sense of humour and negotiating skills are my greatest assets – but their value ranks differently among clients. That’s why I put together this list of questions to ...Read More

Georgetown Real Estate Market Stats

By: Julianne McDonald

Georgetown Real Estate Market Stats

Tags: GEORGETOWN ONTARIO, MARKET STATISTICS, REAL ESTATE, REAL ESTATE INVESTING, FAMILY FRIENDLY, GEORGETOWN REALTOR

    I made the move to Georgetown 4 years ago after I had my son. I knew we needed more space, and I wanted more than anything for my little one to grow up in a family friendly community. Having been in the real estate industry for over a decade I knew it was an up and coming area and that my investment would have great returns. Fast forward 4 years and my home value has already gone u...Read More

DIY Unpacking Kit

By: Ana Bastas

DIY Unpacking Kit

Tags: Moving, Real Estate, Unpacking, DIY

  We all know that the moving process can be problematic, but this kit is meant to get you through the first week or so.   So, let's build one! First create a list of things you’ll need IMMEDIATLY upon your arrival. Here are some recommendations: Hand soap Pain relivers (such as Advil or Tylenol) Garbage bags X-Acto kni...Read More

Canadian Stress Test

By: Ana Bastas

Canadian Stress Test

Tags: Mortgage, Mortgage Stress Test, Stress Test, Canadian Stress Test, stress test update, covid-19 update, Mortgage stress test update, canadian stree test update

Part of our human inclination is to prepare for the worst. Most of us have a “rainy day” fund for the worst-case scenario. We carry around umbrellas when we see it’s cloudy. We buy insurance right after we purchase a car. This same logic applies to the mortgage stress test.       What is a Stress Test?    Financially spe...Read More

By: Ana Bastas

Halton Stage 3 Opening

Tags: oakville, halton, halton hills, covid, covid-19, construction, real estate, house prices, oakville house prices

       The Halton Region has officially entered into Stage 3 of the Province’s plan for reopening and it’s getting everyone excited. As part of the Halton region, the Town of Oakville is gearing up for the next stage, which is a welcomed relief to many. The impacts of COVID-19, coupled with the road closures due to the Lakeshore Road Revitalization Project, busines...Read More