Burlington, ON Real Estate News

By Team Sapphire Mahesh and Rakhee Khatri, Your friends in real estate
(Royal lepage Terrequity Sapphire Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage)
Introducing Realm, an exciting new Condominium coming soon to Appleby & Dundas in Burlington’s Northeast End! Tucked in Burlington’s family-friendly Alton Village, minutes from major highways, Realm is a spectacular community of modern condos and townhomes. Centred around a meticulously landscaped park, with its sleep contemporary design, inspired amenities and expansive suites, it promises an enriching life in the “best community in the country”   As Platinum Brokers for Realm Condos, we bring you the front of line access to the project.   PRICING FROM THE $400's with FREE Parking    Realm at a Glance Development Team• Developer: Adi Developments• Architect: Core Architects Inc.• Interior Design: Design Agency• Sales & Marketing: International Home Marketing Group• Landscape Architect...
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By Janice Ankrett, Staging Professional
Calling all History buffs and Teachers! There is a hidden gem waiting for you inside Branch 60 of the Royal Canadian Legion.  The Legion Museum! It is filled with wonderful photos from WWI and WWII. Visit and see company photos, the staff and patients from Burlington's own Military Hospital. See Fliers and Sailors from WWII. See the women that went to war.   See the list of Burlington's WWI soldiers remembered->    There are artifacts to be seen.  But most important there is living history from the Vets themselves.          Royal Canadian Legion Branch 60 828 Legion Rd. Burlington On.  905-639-6400 905-639-6060  
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Monday August 4, 2014 is Joseph Brant Day. The celebrations will be held at LaSalle  Park in Burlington. This Monday is also the 100th Anniversary of the start of the First World War for Canada.    A Legion service to commemorate the Anniversary will be part of Burlington's Joseph Brant Day celebrations at 11am.    Burlington's Branch 60 of the Royal Canadian Legion will have a  display of photos, artifacts and stories of member's relatives that served in WWI.    Come out and celebrate Burlington  past, present and future.   
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By Gail Fabiani
(Right at Home Realty Inc., Brokerage)
  Many people would like to start building equity in their own home, but are held back by concerns about cost.  Your first step should be to approach your bank or mortgage broker.  They will give you a realistic idea of what your can afford.  A mortgage broker is a good way to start.  They can get you the best rates and terms and you only have to get the one credit check.  If you approach different banks and each does a credit check, then you can affect your beacon score and that can affect your mortgage rate. If you are renting, check with your bank or mortgage broker and then approach a Realtor to find out what is available in the range that you can afford.  If may cost you less per month to own a home than to rent. Ignore media reports on home prices.  They take an average, but homes...
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By Tibor I. Olah
(Apex Results Realty Inc.Brokerage)
  My Home Stager said to paint the porch, to help my property show better. This sounds like a reasonable suggestion, as we know the first impression to a home can set the tone for the rest of the house. I recently had a discussion with a former colleague who shared her neighbours experience selling her condo before she moved in next door. As we know it is very common to hire a Stagger to help prepare a home for sale, so when the recommendation to freshen up the front porch was made it seemed to make perfect sense. The problem was not caught till closing when the Seller's Lawyer pointed out that the purchase was for a condo, and that painting the porch was in violation of the condo corp rules. The Buyers  were prepared to walk from the deal, and we all know what domino effect that can s...
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By Gail Fabiani
(Right at Home Realty Inc., Brokerage)
Did you know you can now get closing insurance when you sell your home. For as low as $99 you can be insured for up to $25,000 in the event that the buyers don't close. This will cover the cost of mortgage payments and other costs that you may have if you have to carry 2 homes. There seems to be a growing trend of buyers being approved by the bank and then just before closing, the bank won't give them the mortgage money.  This can happend for several reasons i.e. change in credit rating, large purchase before closings, loss of employment, etc.  It's better to be cautious and prepare for the unexpected.  
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    Dine with friends and family in the elegant dining room.                       Sit and chat in the open concept Great Room.                       Enjoy views of the Golf Course from the Kitchen.                       Retire to your main floor Master Suite at the end of the day.           4308 Taywood Drive in Burlington is waiting for you. Listed at $639,900 Call Lee Plouffe at Sutton About Town 905-681-7900 Take the Virtual Tour of this 3+1 bedroom, 4 bathroom home.    
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Meditation Classes in Burlington, Ontario. Many years ago, when I was quite young and still in grade school, I used to spend a lot of time gazing out the tall classroom windows. With my teacher’s voice somewhere in the distant background and my brain in daydream mode, time seemed to fly by. Although it often got me into trouble with my teachers, daydreaming was one of my favourite things to do. I always came out of a daydream feeling refreshed and happy and more alert than ever. Over the years, amidst raising children, working on a career, and just general living day to day, I seemed to lose my ability to daydream.  My mind was always such a flurry of worries and thoughts that it seemed quieting it down long enough to let it go blank in the middle of the day was one of the skills that f...
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Free Christmas Dinners in Burlington, Ontario in December 2012 Christmas is a time for sharing with family and friends. Gathering with others we share meals, gifts and merry-making. One of the highlights of the Christmas season is Christmas Dinner, complete with turkey and all of the fixings.Sadly, there are many in our community who have no loved ones to share Christmas Dinner with, or perhaps are unable to afford a traditional Christmas dinner. Many of the churches in Burlington carry out a tradition of serving Christmas dinners in the week before Christmas and some offer a free Christmas dinner on Christmas Day. If you are alone this Christmas, or are unable to afford a traditional Christmas dinner, come out and share in one of the following Christmas dinners. They are open to all me...
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Alton Village Cornerstone Condos For Sale or Rent on Rotary Way.The Cornerstone Community Condos on Rotary Way in Alton Village in Burlington offer the ideal lifestyle for single professionals, couples, retired folks and young families.With a wide variety of shopping plazas and stores nearby,  the Alton Village condos are a perfect choice for healthy and convenient living. There are two supermarkets within walking distance, Fortinos and Longos, and also a Walmart Superstore for grocery shopping.One of Burlington's walk-in medical clinics is directly across the road and there are plenty of fitness studios just a short stroll away.Across the road you will find The Purple Heather Pub and a leisurely stroll will bring you to The Black Swan, a British style pub that serves great fish and chi...
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Need a Ride Home in Burlington, Ontario? Call Operation Red Nose!It's that time of year again when merry-making sometimes results in tragic accidents when merry-makers don't stop to consider whether or not they should be getting behind the wheel and driving home.Alcohol-related accidents result in thousands of deaths and injuries yearly. This CAN be prevented with the help of individual responsibility, inidividual vigilance and community volunteer programs, such as Operation Red Nose.Operation Red Nose begins again in Burlington this coming Friday, November 30, 2012 with the help of St. John's Ambulance and hundreds of volunteers. The program will continue to run each Friday and Saturday in December before Christmas from 9pm-3am. Rides will also be offered on December 28th. If you are u...
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By Janice Ankrett, Staging Professional
  Burlington's Ireland House     Joseph Ireland started to build his home in Upper Canada in 1835. Starting with 100 acres he eventually owned 1000 acres. He served on the Nelson Township Council and was an overseer of highways and a Justice of the Peace.   The Museum tour introduces you to the life and times of three generations of the Ireland family. Built in the  Georgian style with a central hall and stair plan.  An addition ten years after construction created an in-door privy, a summer kitchen and a thirty-five foot well.  The house now sits on 4 acres with the Drive shed and Potting shed. The house was recently part of the Junior League Holiday House Tour. An instructor with the Burlington Horticultural Society recently lead a workshop creating center pieces for Christmas.    CHR...
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                                            Burlington Heritage Buildings - The Burlington Pump HouseIn 1908 Burlington was a bustling shipping town on the shores of Lake Ontario. With it's proximity to water transportation, the town was quickly growing and the citizens demand for clean drinking water soon became a main concern with the town council.The funds were allocated and an engineer was sought out for the designing of the desired 'Pump House' which was to built near an underground source of clean filtred water on the shores of Burlington Beach.Engineer W.C. Chipman was hired. He designed a beautiful, brick building with classical detailing in the 'Beaux Art' style, showing how important this building was to be from an architectural standpoint.On June 14, 1909, Reeve Maxwell Smith...
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Lloyd Robertson Presenting at Burlington's RBG Nov 26, 2012.Llloyd Robertson, Canada's longest serving news anchor, will be at the Royal Botanical Garden's Main Auditorium on Monday November 26th, 2012 talking about his recently released book  "The Kind of Life It's Been".Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to hear Llloyd talk about his sixty year career as a journalist and news anchor.Lloyd holds the record as having been the oldest TV news anchor on network television and the oldest news anchor in Canada.After retiring from the CTV news team in September of 2011, Lloyd continued to work in his field as co-host of CTV's W5.Lloyd, a Canadian icon and household name, is well respected and admired for his dedication to the field of journalism and news reporting. His career span...
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Burlington Tree Lighting Ceremonies and Festival of Lights 2012It's almost that time again! Where did the year go? It seems like it was just a few short months ago that Burlington's Spencer Smith Park was lit up with thousands of Christmas lights and in a few short weeks it will be again. The Burlington Tree Lighting Ceremonies and Festival of Lights 2012 will take place on Friday, November 30th. The Festival begins at 6 pm in Burlington's Civic Square and will include the lighting of two trees! That's right. Two beautiful trees will be lit that night.After watching the lighting of the Burlington's holiday tree in Civic Square, take a festive walk through a candlelit downtown as Burlington's Downtown Business Association will be holding their Candlelight Stroll on the same evening as th...
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Two Burlington Businesses Nominated for The Best of Canada 2012 Natural Health Awards! They've done it AGAIN!  North Burlington is one of the BEST areas to live in Canada for many reasons and two of the reasons just got nominated for 'The Best of Canada 2012 Natural Health Awards' ! The Naked Sprout and Chrysalis Yoga, both award winning businesses in the local region, have now been nominated for the prestigious Best of Canada Natural Health Awards for 2012. With many awards already to their credit, these two health promoting businesses just keep giving and giving to the community and the world around them. Helping people to achieve a state of whole health and balance is a goal of both businesses and as sister companies (both owned by Clayton Smith and Shanine Dennill) sitting side by s...
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  Benefits of Buying a Waterfront Condominium in Burlington, OntarioMore and more homebuyers are turning to the condominium lifestyle in Ontario today. In the Greater Toronto Area, Burlington is a highly desirable location for buyers wishing to live the condominium lifestyle.Burlington condominiums offer: Close proximity to the City of Toronto Close proximity to the airport Culture, recreation and natural beauty abound Trendy downtown core offering the best in restaurants, shops and professional businesses Excellent heath care facilities Waterfront activities such as fishing, swimming, boating and sightseeing Condominium ownership can appeal to both those leading a fast-paced lifestyle, as well as those who are retired and enjoying a slower pace. Condominium ownership comes with numerou...
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By Janice Ankrett, Staging Professional
  As Christmas time approaches, dogs dread the annual humiliation LOL of the Christmas photo. This year it also brings the 16th annual Burlington Festival of Lights. November 30, 2012 to January 9, 2013 Spencer Smith Park, Burlington www.burlingtonfestivaloflights.com Bring your cocoa and stroll by the lake taking in all the lights! From dusk to dawn it is a Christmas wonderland! So wrap up warm and I'll see you there.                      
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By Janice Ankrett, Staging Professional
  It's that time of year again! SANTA IS COMING TO TOWN!!!! Every year I walk to the corner of New St. and Guelph Line to see the parade. This year there are 63 entries including bands, colourful floats, clowns, mascots and ... JOLLY OLD ST. NICK  himself.   Hosted by the City of Burlington and the local Rotary Clubs. Come out on DECEMBER 2nd at 2pm. www.burlington.ca  
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By Janice Ankrett, Staging Professional
  The beginning of November always brings one of my favorite activities. The Hamilton-Burlington Junior League Holiday House Tour. This is their 30th tour! Friday November the 9th to Sunday November 11th you can tour these distinctive homes and get ideas for decorating your home this season. It's a wonderful way to spend a day with a friend and support a good cause. Doors open at 10am on the tour days. Tickets are $25.00 ( $30.00 at the door) For more details, follow the link above.        
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