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12 Aug 11 Posted by Ryan Crane in Oakville Real Estate Market | 0 comments

Oakville Real Estate and GTA Market Watch

Oakville Real Estate and GTA Market Watch

Existing home sales in the Oakville Real Estate market increased significantly in July reflecting a strong local real estate market. Oakville Real Estate agents reported a total of 290 Oakville homes sold last month, up 46 per cent from the 199 reported in July 2010. The average price of a home in Oakville rose to $602 342 in July, up 19 per cent over the average price of $504 097 that was reported in July 2010. Another positive note was that there were more Oakville homes for sale, making it a little easier for buyers to find the perfect home. New listings in Oakville increased by 13 per cent after having remained flat over the previous few months. The year-to-date home sales in Oakville totalled 2182 at the end of July, and the year-to-date average selling price came in at $611 758. Read more...

08 Jul 11 Posted by Ryan Crane in Oakville Real Estate Market | 0 comments

Oakville Real Estate and GTA Market Watch

Oakville Real Estate and GTA Market Watch

The month of June saw a rise in both average prices and home sales according to statistics released this week by the Toronto Real Estate board and the Oakville - Milton District Real Estate board. Greater Toronto Realtors reported 10,230 home sales through the TorontoMLS® system in June 2011 – up 21 per cent compared to June 2010. This number represented the third best June result on record behind 2007 and 2009. The number of transactions during the first six months of 2011 amounted to 48,189 – down by 4.5 per cent compared to the first half of 2010. Oakville Real Estate agents reported a total of 356 Oakville homes sold last month, up 24.5 per cent over June of 2010. The average price for June transactions in the GTA was $476,371 – a 9.5 per cent increase over June 2010. Through the first six months of the year, the average selling price was $467,169 – almost an eight per cent increase compared to the same period in 2010. The average price of an Oakville home for the first six months of 2011 came in at $613,880 versus $572,046 for the same period in 2010 – an increase of 7 percent. Read more...

30 Jun 11 Posted by Ryan Crane in Oakville Real Estate | 0 comments

Downtown Oakville open for business Canada Day!

Downtown Oakville open for business Canada Day!

Oakville’s downtown core has been declared a “tourist destination” by the Region of Halton and Town of Oakville. “This is fantastic news for downtown Oakville!” Says Joseph Diodati, Chair of the Downtown Oakville BIA. The mandate of the Downtown Oakville BIA is to promote and enhance the downtown area and make improvements to municipally owned properties. With that mandate comes over $900,000.00 in investment from the BIA members which goes into the promotion and enhancement of the downtown area. Approximately $750,000 is through the BIA Levy – an additional tax above the commercial tax levy and the rest comes from corporate sponsorship, donations, revenue generation and grants. “This little gem called downtown Oakville is dynamic, its’ cultured and most importantly progressive” Says Marcia Small, Downtown Oakville Board member and business owner who was instrumental in this exemption. Read more...

20 Jun 11 Posted by Ryan Crane in Oakville Real Estate | 0 comments

Oakville Place Farmers' Market now open for season

Oakville Place Farmers' Market now open for season

The Oakville Place Farmers’ Market opened for its fourth consecutive season last week and will now be open every Thursday right through to Thanksgiving weekend. The market’s main feature is Ontario-grown fruit and vegetables, that are available from vendors including Blyleven Farms, McNiece Greenhouse & Produce, Richardson Farms, Andrews Scenic Acres, Hillsview Farms and Thames River Farms. The farmers hope to nurture the growing enthusiasm for eating quality locally-produced foods. Ontario field strawberries, sweet peas, asparagus, rhubarb and Ontario greenhouse tomatoes and peppers are among the early new crops that will be available when the market opens again this week. Read more...

14 Jun 11 Posted by Ryan Crane in Ryan Crane | 0 comments

Oakville Real Estate - C'est Cheese & Meats

Oakville Real Estate - C'est Cheese & Meats

“I like good food, and I know what good food is,“ Chef Oleg Popov of C’est Cheese & Meats said on a quiet Wednesday afternoon. Popov has been running his own butcher shop alongside his wife at the Upper Oakville Shopping Centre for the last five years. Popov runs this butcher shop, but also happens to be Certified Chef de Cuisine, which is the highest professional culinary recognition in Canada. He’s charming, as is his butcher shop. He runs every aspect of his shop, from ordering his foods, to washing dishes and floors at the end of each day. The door opens and a bell rings as a customer walks into his store. As he serves a sandwich to one of his regular customers, he was asked whether he is a professional chef, or butcher. That question he claims is unfair. Read more...

 

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