By: Nancy Festarini

Thanksgiving Apple Sausage Turkey Breast Roulade

Tags: Thanksgiving, Easy Recipe, Thanksgiving Roulade, Thanksgiving Turkey, One Pot Recipe, Home Buyer, Home Seller, Buying A Home, First Time Home Buyer, Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Hamilton, Mississauga, Real Estate, Mortgage, House Shopping

Cooking a full Thanksgiving meal can really take you away from spending time with your loved ones. We are sharing one of our favourite thanksgiving recipes that can be made the evening before and left in the fridge until cooking time.  Total Time: 90 minutes Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 80 minutes Serves: 8 (double or triple the recipe to serve a large crowd!) Have your butcher butter...Read More

By: Nancy Festarini

Mistakes Home Buyers Make & How You Can Avoid Them

Tags: home buyer, home seller, buying a home, first time home buyer, oakville, burlington, milton, hamilton, mississauga, real estate, mortgage, house shopping

  Shopping for and buying your first home can feel like a stressful event. Here is a list of a few of the most common mistakes first-time buyers make, and our suggestions on how you can avoid all of them: 1. Getting A Bigger Mortgage Than You Can Actually Afford First things first: start with a realistic budget. Take a look at your expenses, less your rent, and see what is leftover at th...Read More

By: Nancy Festarini

Welcome to 2018 Deer Park Road, Oakville

Tags: Oakville, Buying A Home, Nancy Festarini, Community, Home Buyers Plan, Home Decor, Home Staging, Listings, The Nancy Festarini Team, Selling Your Home, Tips and Tricks

Welcome to 2018 Deer Park Road, Oakville Beautifully updated 4+1 bedroom open concept home offers approximately 3700 square feet of living space. Featuring 9-foot ceilings, new eat-in kitchen with quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances and walk-out to private backyard, two-tier-deck backing onto ravine. Bright and spacious family room with gas fireplace, formal living room and dining roo...Read More

By: Nancy Festarini

10 Tips To Prepare For Back To School

Tags: Back To School, Fall, School, Time Management, September, Oakville Real Estate, Burlington Real Estate, Hamilton Real Estate, Milton Real Estate, Mississauga Real Estate, GTA Real Estate

  Do back to school shopping with your kids, and involve them by giving them choices. They love to pick out their own outfits, backpacks and lunchboxes. Get ready for early mornings and prepare everything the night before. Being ready to walk out the front door for school in the morning is one of the best things you can do to create a stress-free morning for the entire family. Create or ...Read More

By: Nancy Festarini

7 Days To A Tidier Home

Tags: real estate, buying a home, selling a home, spring cleaning,

With the strange spring weather we have seen here in Southern Ontario lately, it’s safe to assume many people have pushed out their annual ‘spring clean’. If you’re late to the game and just far too busy with weekend events now to spare a full day, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered with a list of seven 20-minute quick tasks that will have your home in tip top...Read More

By: Nancy Festarini

Oakville Market Conditions Coming Out Of May 2018

Tags: Real Estate Market Conditions, Oakville Real Estate, Buying A Home, Selling A Home

May volume is down by 19.8% versus last year's booming sales (259 units versus 323 units). Year-to-date (January through May) volume down 37.8% versus last year (1,035 versus 1,664 units). May average price declined 17.2%, down to $1,030,815 from $1,246,147 in May 2017.     ...Read More

By: Nancy Festarini

It's Easy To Get A Mortgage Pre-Approval!

Tags: Mortgage, Pre-Approval, Buying First Home, Buying a Home

First things first: always get pre-approved before you start hunting for your next home. This is an important step that will save you time and make the process much smoother than if you didn’t.   Getting a pre-approval determines what you can afford, allows you to create your budget, focuses and narrows your home search, and locks in your mortgage rate while you search for 90 or more da...Read More

By: Nancy Festarini

Neighbourhood Spotlight on Westoak Trails

Tags: Westoak Trails, Oakville, Neighbourhood, Oakville Real Estate, MLS Listings, Family Homes, Bronte Creek Provincial Park. Oakville Homes For Sale

Just West of Toronto, on the shores of Lake Ontario, lies Oakville. Bordering on Burlington, Milton, and Mississauga, Oakville has it all from affordable family homes to luxury residences. Westoak Trails, situated North of the QEW, just South of Dundas, is an excellent choice for both first time buyers and growing families. Established in 1995, this neighbourhood features townhomes, semis, and ...Read More

By: Nancy Festarini

Easter Egg Hunts Around Halton!

Tags: Easter, egg hunt, halton events, oakville, burlington, mississauga, hamilton, milton, brampton

There are lots of Easter Egg Hunts happening this weekend in Halton! Simply click on any event below to be redirected to the event website and details.     Saturday   Downtown Milton Easter Egg Hunt https://www.insidehalton.com/events/8146613--downtown-milton-easter-egg-hunt/   Breakfast or Lunch with the Easter Bunny & Easter Egg Hunt at Halton Regional Centre https://ww...Read More

By: Nancy Festarini

Preparing For Buying Your First Home

Tags: first time home buyer, home buying tips, rising interest rates, planning for buying a home, homebuyer, how much can I afford on a home, mortgage calculator, mortgage affordability, community information, first home, home buyers budget, mortgage pre-approval, mortgage broker, canada mortgage and housing corporation, cmhc, first time home buyer tax credit, first time home buyer rrsp withdrawal, find a realtor, homes on mls. homes on realtor.ca,

Entering the real estate market for the first time is becoming more and more difficult these days with rising interest rates and home prices. Now more than ever it is crucial to carefully plan your first purchase before you even begin to look at homes.   Buying your first home is one of the most exciting events of your life, but it can also be overwhelming if you don’t know what to ex...Read More