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NEW LISTING - HEARTHSTONE BY THE LAKE - INVERNESS MODEL - 100 BURLOAK DRIVE, #1303, BURLINGTON

Monday Oct 15th, 2018

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NEW LISTING! 100 Burloak Drive#1303, Burlington. Hearthstone by the Lake’s  unique lifestyle where you can “Retire in Style” in this spectacular “Resort Style Condominium Retirement Community”.  This sunfilled largest corner layout available, 1485 square feet with tranquil north westerly & stunning courtyard views. Large welcoming foyer. Super spacious den. Laundry room with full size washer & dryer.  2 bedrooms plus den, 2 full baths.... [read more]

Another HEARTHSTONE BY THE LAKE, 100 BURLOAK DRIVE, BURLINGTON listing coming soon to MLS

Friday Oct 12th, 2018

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  INDEPENCE WITH ABILITY TO DESIGN A CARE PLAN TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS 2 BEDROOM + DEN 2 FULL BATHROOMS EAT-IN KITCHEN COURTYARD/WEST VIEWS UNDERGROUND PARKING  STORAGE LOCKER SUPERIOR CLUB FACILITIES (MEMBERSHIP IS MANDATORY) INDOOR POOL, LOUNGE, LIBRARY, BILLIARDS, EXERCISE ROOM, CLUB DINING ROOM 24 HEALTHCARE, WELLNESS CENTRE CONCIERGE, HAIR SALON/BARBER SHOP PLANNED ACTIVITIES/EXCURSION FRIENDLY STAFF ALL THIS & MORE!         ... [read more]

Real estate transactions can move very quickly, it’s extremely important to do your research before getting into the market .

Thursday Sep 27th, 2018

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Looking to move? 4 must-do tips before you start September 18, 2018 Real estate transactions can move quickly: avoid problems by following these four must-do tips The steps involved in buying or selling a home can seem overwhelming, and that’s especially true when deals happen fast. A recent survey by the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) found that the majority of Ontarians who bought or sold a home in the last five years weren’t in the market for very long. Among... [read more]

City of Burlington is celebrating Seniors Day, Monday, October 1, 2018

Wednesday Sep 26th, 2018

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The City of Burlington is celebrating Seniors’ Day on Monday, Oct. 1, with free drop-in programs and prize draws. Join us as we recognize seniors who have made and continue to make a difference in our families, workplaces and communities! For more info, please visit www.burlington.ca/adult55. You can also join us and our community partners between 9 a.m. and noon for additional celebrations at the following locations: Aldershot Pool, Tyandaga Golf Course (Two-for-One Day of golf),... [read more]

Mark your calendars everyone! Rogers Hometown Hockey is back for Season 5 and they are coming to Burlington, Ontario October 27-28th !

Thursday Sep 06th, 2018

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This October, Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour, presented by Scotiabank, returns to the open road to visit 25 communities throughout the 2018-19 season. Returning for a fifth cross-country adventure, the free family-friendly hockey celebration features two days of live entertainment, NHL alumni, local celebrities and hockey-themed activities for all ages. Running from Saturday through to Sunday evening, the festival culminates with an outdoor viewing party of a national NHL game broadcast hosted... [read more]

Trafalgar Park Community Centre and Fire Station #3 Grand Opening September 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 133 Rebecca Street

Tuesday Sep 04th, 2018

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Join us on September 22! Celebrate the opening of Oakville’s newest community centre and fire station with a day of free family fun for all ages and abilities on Saturday, September 22, 2018, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stop into the new Trafalgar Park Community Centre to try out the many activities and amenities this beautiful new building has to offer. Check back here and on our Facebook and Twitter pages for more information as the event gets closer! Event Schedule All... [read more]

I'm ready to make an offer on a home. What's next? Could you please provide some pre-closing tips & ideas?

Thursday Jun 21st, 2018

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I’m getting ready to make an offer on a home. What’s next? Could you please provide some pre-closing tips and ideas? Ask Joe June 16, 2018 Buying a home includes a number of key steps and the process can sometimes be tricky. Your real estate salesperson can answer your questions and guide you to the finish line. In the meantime, however, here are a few actions you will need to take before you can move into your new home. You and your salesperson should arrange for a... [read more]

Oakville Family Ribfest

Thursday Jun 21st, 2018

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Ribfest is coming...             7th Annual Oakville Family Ribfest. Once again, the Rotary Club of Oakville Trafalgar are hosting this years Ribfest at the beautiful Sheridan College campus on Trafalger Road. This expansive paved site means we have more ribs, more music, more things to see and do, more fun for the kids, more sweet treats, and more enjoyment with friends and... [read more]

Some information — including your SIN — is not required when selling your house: Ask Joe

Thursday Mar 15th, 2018

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Showing photo ID is a fairly common practice in Canada. But be very careful if you’re asked to provide a Social Insurance Number.   It’s natural to be suspcious of giving up too much information as part of a contract, but with real-estate deals, your identity must be confirmed.  (Dreamstime) By Joe RicherRegistrar Real Estate Council of Ontario Sat., March 10, 2018           My... [read more]

Ban on door-to-door sales coming March 1, 2018 to Ontario

Tuesday Feb 27th, 2018

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Starting March 1, all door-to-door sales of a long list of household appliances and services are banned in Ontario. The new law will protect consumers from aggressive and misleading contracting at home, according to a news release from the province. It applies to unsolicited sales, making any contracts signed in a consumer’s home void. The only time a contract signed in a consumer’s home would be valid is if the consumer had contacted the business ahead of time and invited... [read more]

Thinking about buying a home this year? Here are 10 mistakes to avoid

Friday Jan 05th, 2018

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Thinking about buying a home this year? Here are the top 10 mistakes to avoid. #beinformed #knowledgeiskey #dontmakethesemistakes #realestate #realtor #buyingahome #sellingahome #beintheknow #icanhelpyou #helpingyouiswhatwedo #helpingyouiswhatido #listings #sales #callsuewheelerforallyourrealestateneeds #callsue #hardwork #honesty #integrity #letsueworkforyou #ilovemyclients #myclientsrock #ilovereferrals #lovemyjob #referralsrock#oakville #bronte #burlington #gtha #gta   [read more]

Home to Hub for North Oakville and Southeast Oakville

Wednesday Jan 03rd, 2018

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Home to Hub NEW! Home to Hub is coming to north Oakville communities of Seven Oaks, East Preserve, Trafalgar Landing, Oak Village and Shieldbay starting January 2, 2018. The new Route 5A is replacing Home to Hub service in the Preserve area. Home to Hub for North Oakville and Southeast Oakville Home to Hub is an on-request transit service serving the newer communities of North Oakville and Southeast Oakville. (see service area maps below) The Home to Hub service... [read more]

I’m thinking about buying a fixer-upper and notice that some listings say, “as is.” Are these homes falling apart? Would I be nuts to buy one?

Wednesday Jan 03rd, 2018

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Ask Joe December 2, 2017 When I hear the term “fixer-upper” I think about The Money Pit, the 1986 comedy starring Tom Hanks and Shelley Long as a yuppie couple who buy a beautiful-but-seriously-dilapidated old house that nearly ruins their relationship. It makes for a funny plot, but in real life there’s nothing funny about buying a home and discovering that the roof leaks, or the wiring hasn’t been upgraded in decades. First, don’t jump to conclusions... [read more]

Researching neighbours key to buying home: Ask Joe Finding out there’s a busy music studio in the house next door after you move in can be tragic, writes Joe Richer.

Tuesday Jan 02nd, 2018

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Chevy Chase’s holly-jolly Clark Griswold drove his Christmas-hating yuppie neighbours, Todd and Margo Chester, crazy in "National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation." Make sure you know something about your future neighbours before you buy, warns Joe Richer. By Joe RicherRegistrar, Real Estate Council of Ontario Sat., Dec. 23, 2017           I’ve got to find a place closer to my job, but I... [read more]

2017 Oakville Santa Claus Parade

Tuesday Nov 14th, 2017

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Santa Claus is coming to town! 2017 Oakville Santa Claus Parade, this Saturday November 18th, 9:00 a.m. This years theme A Canadian Christmas Through the Decades. #oakville #2017santaclausparade #downtownoakville #christmas #spiritofchristmas #believeinthemagicofchristmas #hohoho #dontforgettowriteyourlettertosanta #santa http://www.oakvillesantaclausparade.ca/parade-day-info.html [read more]

Rogers Hometown Hockey Coming to Downtown Oakville, November 25th & 26th!

Thursday Sep 14th, 2017

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    by Christine Sharma on September 14, 2017 in Oakville News Events Fun If you love sports - especially hockey - you'll be excited to know that Oakville has been selected as a host for the 2017-18 Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour! As Canadians, hockey is fundamental to us - it's practically in our blood. Here in Halton, there’s an abundance of hockey fans - and homegrown talent - and now, those fans and everyone else in... [read more]

Glen Abbey Designated as a Cultural Heritage Landscape...more to come. Thank you Town Council for listening.

Tuesday Aug 22nd, 2017

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Notice to Designate Glen Abbey as a Cultural Heritage Landscape Approved   By Nolan A Machan Monday, August 21, 2017 10:09 pm  ·  1 Comment Council Chambers of Oakville filled up with residents and quickly overflowed into the atrium to hear if the decision by Councillors would be to issue a notice to designate the Glen Abbey Property as a cultural heritage landscape, which was recommended in a staff report... [read more]

10 Decluttering Projects You Can Do in 15 Minutes or Less

Friday Aug 11th, 2017

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Try these ideas to get organized at home one small step at a time Laura Gaskill March 12, 2017 Houzz Contributor. I cover topics ranging from decorating ideas, product picks, Houzz tours, and interviews with designers and architects, to the monthly home maintenance checklist. My favorite pieces to write center around the emotional aspects of home and savoring life's simple pleasures. Mindful Clutter Clearing e-course now enrolling! Learn more at... [read more]

It pays to tag along on home inspection: Ask Joe You can get more context and better understand the final report and what it means for the property as a whole.

Wednesday Aug 09th, 2017

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  Typically, an inspection takes two to three hours, and when you’re considering a home you’ll be living in for years, it’s a valuable way to spend your time, Joe Richer writes.  (Dreamstime)  By Joe Richer RegistrarReal Estate Council of Ontario Sat., Aug. 5, 2017 Does it matter if I attend my home inspection? Can’t I get all the info I need from the report? A home inspection report is a valuable document... [read more]

Coming to Downtown Oakville - Pop-up stores

Wednesday Aug 02nd, 2017

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Downtown Oakville. - Oakville Beaver file photo The pop-up store phenomenon is coming to Downtown Oakville and in force. In an interview with the Oakville Beaver this week a representative of property manager Bentall Kennedy stated that eight of its vacant downtown spaces are being made available to the temporary tenants. Pop-up retail is a trend in which a venue can offer one product or service one day and then be replaced by a new business offering a different... [read more]

Does your home have street-appeal?

Tuesday Aug 01st, 2017

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                Conscientious homeowners understand that first impressions are lasting ones. Your home's appearance welcomes your neighbours and guests warmly with these recommended investments.       Exterior finishes. Touch up paint and repoint or patch masonry as necessary.... [read more]

7 Things People Forget to Do Before They Move Moving in the near future? Make sure to do these things that people often forget to tackle.

Tuesday Jul 25th, 2017

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By Margaret Heidenry | Jan 15, 2016 Peter Dazeley/Getty Images You packed everything perfectly, including that dining room chandelier, the big-screen TV, the vintage '70s “Dukes of Hazzard" T-shirt collection. You even got your dog’s medical records from the vet. But something’s keeping you awake at night as your move draws nigh. You know you forgot something. Don’t worry, keep packing. We assembled this handy checklist of... [read more]

Canadian Food Truck Festival, Burlingtons Spencer Smith Park. Saturday July 22nd & Sunday July 23rd Noon - 9:00 p.m.

Monday Jul 17th, 2017

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Canadian Food Truck Festivals currently produces four Food Truck Festivals: Toronto Food Truck Festival, Pickering Food Truck Festival, Richmond Hill Food Truck Festival and in 2017 the organization will host the inaugural Burlington Food Truck Festival in Spencer Smith Park. Each Festival will feature live musical performances and 30-50 Food Trucks showcasing diverse and delicious menus in beautiful green parks. Attendees are encouraged to walk around and discover the sights and sounds... [read more]

This Wood Slice Photo Transfer Is a DIY Game-Changer

Tuesday Jun 20th, 2017

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It's shockingly simple. http://www.countryliving.com/diy-crafts/how-to/a41901/diy-wood-slice-photo-transfer/ Sure, this might look like something adorably creative you'd order off of Etsy, but believe it or not, you can re-create this craft at home in eight easy steps. The rustic frame alternative also makes a great gift for friends and family. The only problem? You're going to want to do this with all your favorite photos. Supplies Photo Inkjet printer Silhouette... [read more]

Lock in your mortgage now, before a possible rate hike

Monday Jun 19th, 2017

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Get in on an affordable rate while you can by Craig Wong, The Canadian Press June 15th, 2017 OTTAWA — Homeowners with variable rate mortgages losing sleep over the increased chatter about a potential interest rate hike by the Bank of Canada should consider locking their rates in now, mortgage experts say. James Laird, co-founder of interest rate-comparison website RateHub, says in order to stick with the variable option you need to be able to handle fluctuating... [read more]

Kids’ rooms join the rest of the house with lively and lasting designs

Monday Jun 05th, 2017

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HomeSense design expert Tamara Robbins Griffith says better-looking bedrooms make sense in open-concept or smaller homes. Whether it’s design-savvy parents or choosier children that are pushing the trend toward more sophisticated bedrooms for kids doesn’t much matter to Tamara Robbins Griffith. As head design expert for HomeSense, a lover of well turned-out rooms and a young mother, she’s in favour of it — regardless of the reason. Better-looking bedrooms just... [read more]

15 ways to keep your home cleaner and healthier

Friday Jun 02nd, 2017

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Did you know that the quality of indoor air can be two to five times worse than outdoor air? But it's not the only health hazard lurking behind your front door. Those seemingly harmless dust bunnies may contain airborne toxins that can aggravate respiratory problems, as can many of the products we clean with, says Barbara MacKinnon, president and CEO of the New Brunswick Lung Association and vice-chair of environmental issues for the Canadian Lung Association. And disease-causing bacteria... [read more]

7 air-purifying plants for your home

Wednesday May 31st, 2017

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How clean is the air in your home?   If you live in a newer energy-efficient building, chances are, not very.   While airtight insulation might equate to savings on your hydro bill, it can also reduce fresh air exchange and can trap chemicals that off-gas from furniture, paint, carpets and home electronics.   In fact, according to NASA research, nearly one-third of new and remodelled buildings have a degree of indoor air pollution that could take a toll on the health of... [read more]

Copper is one of this year’s hottest design trends. 15 ways to get the look (for less)

Wednesday May 17th, 2017

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Time to put gold on the back burner. As predicted by Pinterest’s trend report for 2017, copper is taking over the decor world. The metal is warm and elegant, pairing well with everything from marble countertops to dark, moody rooms. Plus, there’s no need to splurge — you can find plenty of everyday objects to bring copper accents into your space. We’ve rounded up 15 ideas below: http://www.chatelaine.com/home-decor/copper-decor/   [read more]

Helping You With Your Home Purchase - Home Search

Tuesday May 16th, 2017

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  Begin your home search when you know what you need and want, and what you can afford. As your chosen real estate professional, I will:   Provide access to both MLS© listed properties and properties listed exclusively with Royal LePage.     Send you listings of the properties that match your specific criteria.     Ensure you receive new... [read more]

Helping You With Your Home Sale - Listing

Tuesday May 16th, 2017

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Entering into a Listing Agreement is the first formal step in marketing your home to prospective buyers. As your chosen real estate professional, I will:   Explain the Listing Agreement document, a contract that commits Royal LePage to market your home for a specified period of time in exchange for a marketing fee or commission, paid upon successful closing of your home... [read more]

How to declutter your entire home

Saturday May 13th, 2017

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  There's more than one way to purge, so we asked three home-organizing pros to weigh in on three popular approaches Purge style #1: A little at a time Expert: Susan Portnoy, founder and CEO of Montreal-based Organized Success Approach: Don't overwhelm yourself with a whole-room cleanup, advises Portnoy; instead, tackle it space by space. Big projects feel manageable when you break them into smaller efforts. Expert assessment: "Let's say you want to organize... [read more]

Gift ideas for moms who love spending time in the kitchen

Wednesday May 10th, 2017

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Food editor Kristen Eppich shares 10 Mother’s Day gift ideas for moms who love spending time in the kitchen How many of your memories with Mom are in the kitchen? From baking cookies together to enjoying family meals, food is such an integral part of family. What better way to show your love for Mom than with a food-focused gift? I’ve rounded up 10 great ideas that any foodie mom would appreciate (I know I... [read more]

Fresh neutrals make a lasting impression

Monday May 01st, 2017

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A new coat of paint can work wonders to update the look and feel of your home. Perennially stylish neutrals offer an abundance of choice to rejuvenate your home with these tips in mind. Synchronize. To pull your room together, select a neutral shade from a work of art, a decorative accessory, or furnishings. Tone it down. If tempted to paint your den a sunny yellow for example, consider an unobtrusive tone appropriate for reading or watching television. Connect adjacent rooms. Two... [read more]

Garage Sale for Shelter - Saturday May 13, 2017 8:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Wednesday Apr 26th, 2017

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HELPING THE COMMUNITY IS WHAT WE DO GARAGE SALE/BAKE SALE/BARBEQUE This event will bring the community together to raise much-needed funds and awareness to help break the cycle of family violence. Please help by donating items from May 9 to May 13. Donations can be dropped off at 2347 Lakeshore Rd. W., Oakville between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. We will include all these items in the garage sale. 100% of the Proceeds will be directed to Halton Women’s Place. Event details: When: Saturday May 13,... [read more]

5 thrifty DIY fix-ups to help sell your home

Tuesday Apr 11th, 2017

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When preparing your home for the market, it’s great to know there are some relatively inexpensive improvements that can make a big impact with buyers. 5_thrifty_fix-ups_to_sell_your_homeA few well-placed pieces of décor and a clutter-free home are simple things you can do on a budget to bump up interest in your home. Once the fundamentals of a well-maintained home are taken care of, these easy initiatives can seal the deal. 1. Clear the decks. Counter space is extremely... [read more]

COMING SOON!

Wednesday Feb 01st, 2017

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COMING SOON!!  Sharp GROUND FLOOR, 1 bedroom plus den AGE in PLACE!!  Resort Style Retirement Condominium Community Close to elevator & amenities. Hardwood floor throughout, crown moulding. Freshly painted. Beautiful decor. Views of STUNNING, AWARD WINNING GARDENS/GROUNDS Walk-out to private patio. Stay tuned for more details.   [read more]

Thank you to all my clients!

Thursday Jan 19th, 2017

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Can't thank all my clients enough.  Because of you, because of your trust, 2016 was the best year I have ever had in my almost 14 years in Real Estate.  For the 3rd year in a row, I achieved President's Gold, as well achieved #4 Real Estate Individual in 2016 in my office.  Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart. <3 [read more]

Successful people have these aspects in common

Thursday Jan 19th, 2017

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As a life coach and self-help author, I’ve spent years observing successful people. What do they have in common? What do they do differently? Do they know something we don’t? Well, apparently they do. It comes down to the breadth of their thinking, the ability to be constantly open, and a willingness to look at the world in new ways. In his bestselling book, How Successful People Think, John C. Maxwell breaks the good news: These skills can be learned — and if you... [read more]

What sellers must disclose about a home

Thursday Jan 19th, 2017

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What sellers must disclose about a home Toronto Star By Joe Richer If I’m interested in purchasing a home, what does the seller have to disclose to me about the property?   When you’re in the process of buying a home, it can be very easy to get caught up in the esthetics of the structure — such as the marble countertops and hardwood floors. But elements such as foundations, wiring, plumbing, and heating and cooling systems are just as important, if not... [read more]

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