By: Nancy Festarini

Don't Keep These Under Your Kitchen Sink!

Tags: homes in oakville, oakville real estate, tidying tips

  Kitchen cabinets tend to get messy. But the cabinet under the sink has its own unique way of becoming a cluttered cave of castoffs. In any case, for these storage spots to become the functional spaces they should be, our under-sink cabinets need to undergo an overhaul. First Step: Editing! You can start by taking everything out of the cabinet and taking inventory of what’s insid...Read More

By: Nancy Festarini

Hopedale Development Proposal Submitted

Tags: Hopedale, Development, oakville, real estate, home buyer, buying a home, home seller, selling a home, first time home seller, first time home buyer, oakville development, oakville building

Hopedale Development Proposal Submitted By Nolan A Machan for OakvilleNews.org   OAKVILLE, ON, 2020 -   The owner, Calloway REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) of what was Hopedale Mall and is now named South Oakville Centre, is going through a development application process. The intent is to have the eastern section of the property re-zoned from commercial to residential...Read More

By: Nancy Festarini

Halton Real Estate Market Forecast 2020

Tags: halton, real estate market, real estate market forecast 2020, real estate market 2020, halton real estate, oakville real estate

According to the Royal LePage Market Survey Forecast, Canadian home prices are expected to see healthy appreciation by the end of 2020, driven by low single-digit appreciation in both the condominium and detached home segments. The decline in high price appreciation in the condominium segment, in recent years, reflects a shift in millennial demand towards houses and is expected to reinvigorate sal...Read More

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 you...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