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Avoid Thermostat Wars This Summer

As the summer heat sets in, household debates often turn to how high or low to set the thermostat. In fact, television remote and cleaning the bathroom.“Witha recent survey by Direct Energy found that it was the third most common domestic disagreement, just after control of the energy prices on the rise you'll save the most money and avoid future arguments if you can ...

Make a Splash in Burlington This Summer

Outdoor Pools and Splash Pads   Here's a list of some great places to cool off this coming summer! Keep an eye out for two new splash parks coming to the Orchard Community and Milcroft.   The Dofasco Waterjet Plaza. 1340 Lakeshore Road The large spray pad is free to enjoy and is adjacent to a playground and has views of Lake Ontario, the Pier and Burlington beach.   LaSalle ...

10 Local Waterfalls to Visit This Summer

Captivating falls, paths and trails are just a 'stones throw away' in the Niagara Escarpment. Take a stroll this summer and don't forget to bring your camera. Here is a list of local southern Ontario falls to visit this summer. Hilton Falls Location: Milton Height: 20 Crest: 20 Water Source: Hilton Creek GPS: 43.50985N 79.97926W More Info > Webster Falls Location: Near ...

Breakfast in Milton never looked so good!

  5 Great places for Breakfast in Milton.  Let's get hungry. By: Ariel Kormendy   If you're like me, you cherish a good breakfast on any day of the week, but most importantly, on weekends.  For a long time now, one of my favourite down-times of my week involves "going out" for a sit-down breakfast.  Let me preface by saying that Milton is a great Town and I truly ...

Looking for Local Produce?

Look no further. Every Saturday from 8am-2pm you can find it, and other local wares at the Citivan Club of Oakville Farmers’ Market. Located at Dorval Crossing shopping centre you'll find a host of local farmers and artisans with unique items and stories to boot. Market runs unitl November 29th. Click here for additional information.  

Rate your Realtor: "we'll never again under-estimate the value of a good real estate agent"

"My wife and I considered ourselves “self-styled Real Estate experts” thanks to a certain cable network which shall remain nameless . We figured we could get a better price on a home if we acted on our own behalf. How wrong we were. After months of searching and viewing home after home we finally gave up and acted on a referral from a friend and contacted Heather and Lezlie. We saw a ...

Oakville Wins Silver for Sustainable Design

The Town of Oakville transit building received LEED Silver certification from the Canada Green Building Council, just showing us again how much and how far Oakville has come in its dedication to the environment. Mayor Rob Burton presented the LEED Silver certification plaque to the community late last week, making it the second building in the city to win the certification. Why is LEED so Important? LEED, ...

Insurance tips for home buyers

  If you’re in the market for a new home, here are some tips to help you make an educated decision. Keeping a few simple things in mind while shopping may save you money on future maintenance and on your home insurance premiums. What to keep in mind when purchasing a new home Location: A history of theft, vandalism or flood in the area may affect the cost of your home insurance. ...

Is Free Parking Coming to Downtown Oakville

Mayor Rob Burton has been talking about extending downtown parking in both the short and long-term, but will more free parking be coming to Downtown Oakville or is this just a pipe dream? While the report won’t come out until later on this month, there will probably be a summer trial period this year. Ward 4 TR Councillor Allan Algar is looking into removing the middle lane of Lakeshore Road, ...

Real Estate: Things to Know Before You Attend an Open House

House hunting can be a difficult task; no matter how many houses you have bought in the past. But after scanning your local real estate listings and investigating every ‘For Sale’ sign in your favourite neighbourhood, you may have finally found your dream home. If you’re planning to attend an open house to give it a thorough inspection, don’t go in blind. It may be helpful ...