HOW YOU CAN ASSIST YOUR COMMUNITY DURING COVID-19

By: Loretta Phinney

HOW YOU CAN ASSIST YOUR COMMUNITY DURING COVID-19

Tags: LORETTAPHINNEYTEAM, COMMUNITY, GIVING BACK

HOW YOU CAN HELP OTHERS IN YOUR COMMUNITY TODAY   COVID-19 is in our communities now, and of course there are plenty of valuable resources you can read, or television reports you can watch to understand how it's affecting all of us.    Everyone should definitely stay informed and practice the social distancing measures recommended, however there are also some actio...Read More

MARCH BREAK: READING RESOURCES

By: Loretta Phinney

MARCH BREAK: READING RESOURCES

Tags: LIBRARIES, MARCH BREAK, FAMILY MATTERS

  The March break and recent Government Coronavirus isolation notices have kept many of us at home. While it is a beneficial action for the safety of us all, it can be a bit of a burden for any trying to find a way to fill the time. Playing board games and card games offer a great way to spend time with family members at home and Netflix, Crave, Amazon’s Prime Video and other similar ...Read More

MARCH BREAK: HELPING PARENTS BOOST SELF ESTEEM IN CHILDREN

By: Loretta Phinney

MARCH BREAK: HELPING PARENTS BOOST SELF ESTEEM IN CHILDREN

Tags: BLOG, MARCH BREAK, FAMILY MATTERS

BOOSTING SELF ESTEEM IN OUR KIDS As we enter this extended March break, it is important that we use the time to better ourselves, and our families. Build a strong foundation for a strong future. As children mature through adolescence and into adulthood, it’s often difficult for them to feel good about themselves.   To boost self esteem in our children, we need to work hard at remind...Read More

Home of the Week: Gorgeous Family Home With Equisite Finishes

By: Loretta Phinney

Home of the Week: Gorgeous Family Home With Equisite Finishes

Tags: Home of the week, 5739 Greensboro Drive

  5739 Greensboro Drive, Mississauga 3+1 Bed / 4 Bath / $1,199,000 Enjoy this gorgeous family home with exquisite designer finishes throughout! Located in the top school districts of John Fraser Public School and St. Aloysius Gonzaga, this lovely home boasts upgrades galore including hardwood flooring, wainscoting, crown mouldings, custom built-in in the living and dining rooms and a 2-way...Read More

Exciting Housing Density Coming to South Mississauga

By: Loretta Phinney Team

Exciting Housing Density Coming to South Mississauga

Tags: Mississauga, Port Credit, Real Estate, Housing, GTA

Lakeview Village is a multibillion-dollar mixed use project planned for east of Port Credit on the former site of the decommissioned coal-fired Lakeview Generating Station.    The new massive development will be built by a team of multiple developers over the next ten to fifteen years. The development will include highrise condos, townhouse buildings, new commercial and retail space, an...Read More

New Design Finalized for Oakville Towne Square

By: Loretta Phinney Team

New Design Finalized for Oakville Towne Square

Tags: Oakville, Lakeshore Road, Downtown

Downtown Oakville is idyllic as it gets. The renovations to Oakville Towne Square will modernize Downtown Oakville while maintaining the quaint village feel of the area.   In June 2018, the town of Oakville consulted with the public to discuss rehabilitation plans and possible designs. The town of Oakville recently announced the winning design for Town Square called “Turning Leaves&rd...Read More

Saving for a downpayment vs. buying now

By: Loretta Phinney Team

Saving for a downpayment vs. buying now

Tags: Homebuyers, Real Estate, Mortgage, Interest Rates

?New home buyers, or parents helping with children's home purchases, might struggle with the tradeoff of whether it is better to wait and save for a larger down payment or buy a home with existing savings and begin saving for retirement.   Both approaches can work. A bigger down payment and smaller mortgage means less debt, but saving and investing earlier results in compound growth. So ...Read More

Impacts of New Ontario Housing Bill

By: Loretta Phinney Team

Impacts of New Ontario Housing Bill

Tags: Real Estate, Housing Bill, Ontario, Oakville

The Ontario government is proposing sweeping changes to laws that will impact housing development across the province.   Amendments to 15 different laws are meant to reduce barriers to housing development. Some real estate developers are supportive of the bill, Bill 108, because of the expectations around more housing supply. However, Bill 108 is facing significant opposition across Ontario...Read More

Mississauga Real Estate: More Healthy and Stable than GTA

By: Loretta Phinney Team

Mississauga Real Estate: More Healthy and Stable than GTA

Tags: Real Estate, Mississauga, Homebuyers, GTA Housing Markets

The health of real estate markets is an important consideration for homebuyers and sellers. Recent analysis suggests that Mississauga’s real estate markets are both healthy and stable.   Mississauga real estate sales have slowed since peaking in 2017. However, the average price of Mississauga homes has fared better than the rest of the GTA since that time.   Since 2017, Mississ...Read More

Downsizing Done Right: Tips from the experts

By: Loretta Phinney Team

Downsizing Done Right: Tips from the experts

Tags: Real Estate, Moving, Homeowners, Clutter

Real Estate trends are leading to many changes in buyer activity across the GTA market - including the growing popularity of smaller, simpler living spaces. But this often requires downsizing.   Downsizing and decluttering living spaces is gaining popularity. Shows like Tiny House Nation and Tidying Up with Marie Kondo are inspiring many home buyers.   So how can you downsize the rig...Read More