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    Oakville Real Estate Agent - Realtor - Lindsay Walls


    Meet Oakville Real Estate Agent - Realtor - Lindsay Walls servicing Oakville, Burlington and surrounding areas. Whether you are buying or selling, Lindsay is committed to realizing the full potential of all her clients' real estate goals.

    Friday
    Mar252011

    Mortgage Facts

    I recently received an update from Laurie Furness, a local Oakville mortgage agent with The Mortgage Centre.  Laurie provided me with the following notes from a recent Genworth Financial presentation which I thought was interesting food for thought.  Genworth is one of Canada's largest mortgage insurance suppliers.

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    Monday
    Mar212011

    Oakville By-Laws and Building Permits

    Ever wonder if you need a permit for the work you keep meaning to do around the house?  Looking to erect a fence, deck or remove a tree from your property?  One of the greatest things about my job is seeing other people create the homes of their dreams.  If you are ready to take on a new project, you first

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    Thursday
    Feb032011

    Effects of Interest Rate Hike May Be Overestimated

    Below is an article that was brought to my attention from Laurie Furness, a local Oakville mortgage specialist.  It's an interesting view on the impact of interest rate hikes on Canadian households.  Please see the article below, published on the mortgagebrokersnews.ca website.

    Effects of Interest Rate Hike May Be Overestimated The aim of recent warnings from government and bank officials about the rising level of household debt was to

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    Monday
    Jan172011

    How the New Lending Rules Impact You and the Oakville Market

    This morning, Canada's Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty announced 3 new rules to the Canadian Lending Industry today.

    IMPACT TO YOU:

    These new rules should have the biggest impact on first time home buyers who are more likely to take a mortgage with a 35 year amortization and less than 20% down.  In the short term, I expect a slight lift in the demand for lower

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    Friday
    Jan072011

    Mattamy Registration for North Oakville Now Available

    This is just a short update to let you know that there is now a spot available on Mattamy's website to "pre-register" for their future North Oakville communities.  Mattamy Homes is the largest land owner of property in North Oakville.  The property that I expect them to start developing is to be called "The Preserve" and is located on the east side of Neyagawa, just north of Dundas street. For more information on how to register, click on the link below to see the full article.

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    Friday
    Dec172010

    Season Greetings!

    I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Holiday season.  My holidays started a couple weeks ago with a traditional Christmas dinner at our new home.  My family's small but located all over the country so it was the only time we could get together.  After months of planning, hundreds spent on Christmas decorations (all that garland doesn't come cheap), and hours of cooking and baking, we all managed to be under one roof together.

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    Wednesday
    Dec152010

    2011 RE/MAX Housing Market Outlook

    It is that time of year again...As 2010 comes to a close, buyers and sellers are busy asking the question, what is going to happen in 2011?  Below is a report on the Canadian housing market from RE/MAX.  Please note that national reports are helpful to understand general trends but should always be looked at in conjunction with the local market.  I'm here as always to answer your questions about local Oakville housing conditions.  I can be reached at 905.484.5162 or lindsay@remaxaboutowne.com.  Without further adieu, here is the the RE/MAX report:

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    Tuesday
    Nov302010

    The Hidden Cost of Moving in 1-2 Years

    Intellectually, most people understand that interest rates have a significant effect on their monthly mortgage payments however few know the absolute dollar impact it has on their pocket book.  My advice to anyone thinking of buying or selling in the next couple years is to adjust the price you are willing to pay for a home to account for the predicted swing in mortgage rates.  In the example below, a home currently valued at $600,000 would be worth only $565,000 to a buyer who doesn't plan to move until mid 2012.  Shocking isn't it?

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    Monday
    Nov222010

    Woodland Trails - My Thoughts

    Have a question or opinion about Oakville's new developments?  I would love to hear from you.  You can leave a comment below, email me at lindsay@remaxaboutowne.com or call me at 905.338.9000.

    Regards,

    Lindsay

    Thursday
    Oct282010

    HST Confusion

    An Ipsos Reid poll recently discovered shocking results on the public's confusion over HST as it relates to resale homes.  For the record, buyers do not pay HST when purchasing a resale home.  HST is only applied to brand new home sales.  See video attached for more information...

    If you have a question about HST or any other real estate matter, I would love to hear from you.  I can be contacted at lindsay@remaxaboutowne.com or 905.484.5162.

    Regards,
    Lindsay