By: Nancy Festarini

The Real Estate Market during (Covid-19) - Coronavirus

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If you have been keeping up with the news, and truly how can we not in times of worldwide strife,  you have been following the story of the virus Covid-19, including, cancellations of school, work, events and travel options. There is no escape from the coverage and the confusion, panic etc. It is well worth the time to get a common-sense take on Covid-19, the future and best wa...Read More

By: Nancy Festarini

Canadian Government Changing Mortgage Stress Test

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OTTAWA -- The federal government is changing the stress test rate for insured mortgages starting April 6.   The government says the change will allow the rate to be more representative of the mortgage rates offered by lenders and more responsive to market conditions. The new minimum qualifying rate will be the greater of the borrower's contract rate or the weekly median fiv...Read More

By: Nancy Festarini

Top 10 Oakville Restaurants - Valentine's Day Edition

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    10. The Plank Restobar   Plank Restobar is a moderately priced casual Comfort food resto-bar located in the Oakville area of Halton. Plank features family dining, events, daily specials all in a casual atmosphere. This Valentine's Day, Plank Restobar will be offering a "love" inspired special menu, with some of the  most-loved dishes from their regular men...Read More

By: Nancy Festarini

What's Open And Closed on Family Day in Oakville

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Family Day falls on Monday, February 17, 2020, in Oakville, Burlington, Milton, and Halton Hills. Family Day is not a national statutory holiday, it is only observed in Ontario as one. Open: Toronto Premium Outlets: 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Shoppers Drug Marts Canada Post Federal Government Offices (Passport) Movie theatres Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) Ci...Read More

By: Nancy Festarini

Cheap, Easy Design Ideas to Instantly Update Your Living Room

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by CAROLINE BIGGSAdapted From: 50 Cheap, Easy Design Ideas to Instantly Update Your Home A good design trick can elevate your home in minutes, but an easy and inexpensive one could change the way you decorate. To prove our point, we rounded up some affordable and foolproof design ideas that will instantly update your place. From statement walls to bar carts, here are 10 w...Read More

By: Nancy Festarini

Tags: INTERIOR DESIGN, HOME DECOR, OAKVILLE REAL ESTATE, OAKVILLE REALTOR, CHEAP AND EASY HOME DECOR

A good design trick can elevate your home in minutes, but an easy and inexpensive one could change the way you decorate. To prove our point, we rounded up 50 affordable and foolproof design ideas that will instantly update your place. From statement walls to color-blocked towels, here are 50 ways to transform every room of your home on the cheap. Living Room 1. Art Matters A large-scale...Read More

By: Nancy Festarini

Don't Keep These Under Your Kitchen Sink!

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  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

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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

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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