Old Oakville (Oakville, ON)
Long-standing resident of Old Oakville and Realtor Gillian Cockcroft shares the interesting history and hidden facts that make this Oakville neighbourhood so charming.  
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By Marina Gavrylyuk, Homes & Condos for Sale in Mississauga and Toronto
(Sutton Group Summit)
You’ve spent a lot of time shopping for the perfect property. You made an offer, held your breath and – hurray! – you got the home! But now you’ve realized that you have to move in four weeks – and you’re far from prepared.Don’t add stress to what was otherwise a smooth process. Make sure you have these things in place well in advance:A good real estate lawyer. Selecting the right lawyer can take time, so you don’t want to leave this task to the last minute.A reputable moving company. Start looking into moving firms right away to ensure you pick one that’s reputable, timely and will do a good job.A contractor. Your new home may require some repairs and renovations that you want to get done right away.Insurance. This is an easy detail to overlook. Don’t. Insurance costs can vary widely, ...
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By David Pylyp
(RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc.,)
My friend, Liz Manore, at The Company of Organizers and I were talking about the lack of space and organization in our busy lives.   Family and friends will be dropping by shortly for Christmas Cheer and we really want the place to Sparkle.   Liz shared her best.   Liz's Top Ten Christmas Organizing Tips... 1) Make a list & check it twice. Actually the more lists you write, the more organized you'll be. Make a list for all the people you are gifting & write the amount beside their name that you plan to spend. This will help you stick to your budget. Next, book a time when you will do your shopping. This will help you feel in control of your time & help avoid those costly last minute expenditures. Keep the list with you in your wallet or in your phone, so that it will always be with you...
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Heritage Homes for Sale in Old Oakville, OntarioHeritage homes are amongst the most desirable real estate within the Greater Toronto Area and within Oakville, they rank near the top.Varying in style and price, Old Oakville heritage homes are an ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of a busy professional life. With walkways along the Lake Ontario shoreline, Old Oakville heritage homes exist in an oasis of peace and serenity. These beautiful heritage homes are just a short walk to historical, trendy downtown Oakville.With a wide variety of shops, restaurants, cafes, fitness facilities, supermarkets, medical buildings, boutiques, pharmacies, and spas, the Downtown Oakville offers residents everything they might need and more.The natural environment of Old Oakville is second to none with...
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Moose and Wolves Spotted in Oakville? The Old Oakville waterfront is filled with history and things seen long before Oakville ever became the thriving town it is today. These historical sights are not limited to buildings and artifacts.Standing at the ready on the Erchless Estate grounds are four of Canada's iconic wildlife figures, creatures who testify to the wilderness that once was found here in the Oakville area.The Moose and three Wolf cement statues were created by local artist Bert Jackson and a fellow artist, Steve Hudak. They are life sized replicas of two of Canada's most majestic creatures. The Moose statue, weighing in at 1000 lbs, stands observing the three Wolves who are stalking it and ready to attack. The statues were originally unveiled at the Oakville Humane Society's...
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Downtown Oakville - Tree Lighting CeremonyDig out your fuzzy wool mittens and start practicing your Christmas carol songs! Downtown Oakville's Tree Lighting Ceremony is almost upon us once more.The official start of the downtown Oakville Christmas shopping season will begin at 7pm on November 16th, 2012 when the switch is thrown and the beautiful Christmas tree in downtown Oakville's Towne Square sparkles brightly with hundreds of lights once more. Even Santa and his elves will be there with hot apple cider for one and all. The Salvation Army Band and Oakville's Mayor will lead a Christmas carol sing-along with the official lighting of the tree taking place at 7:30.If you haven't visited downtown Oakville before, or haven't started your Christmas shopping yet, now would be the perfect t...
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By David Pylyp
(RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc.,)
  10 Marketing Questions To Ask The Real Estate Agent  Who Is Offering To List Your Property For Sale With 90% of property buyers searching online for real estate, you'll likely be best served by an agent who understands modern Real Estate web marketing techniques. Quick Note: Most real estate agents you interview will not be able to answer all of these questions, but whoever comes closest is probably an excellent choice... Questions For Your Prospective Real Estate Agent Can you create a single property website for my property? Will it be syndicated? Can you track the metrics, activity and viewers?   Will this site include a video of the property? Will the video be on Youtube? How about some other video sharing sites? How often will you post to Craig’s List? Kijiji? BuyToronto? Will yo...
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