home buyers: What You Need to Know Before Buying a Home: A Report for First Time Buyers - 12/15/09 07:33 AM

What a difference a year can make. We started off 2009 with headlines predicting housing market crashes, rapidly declining sale prices and general gloom and doom stories. Now, in December we are seeing speculation of housing bubbles, stories of bidding wars and general speculation about how “hot” the market is. Buying a home is a stressful time, particularly as a first time buyer. Who should you believe? How do you know when it’s the right time to buy? Where do you start to look? Below are my thoughts on what you as a first time buyer should think about when … (0 comments)

home buyers: The Naked Truth About Real Estate Agents - My Very Un-Savvy, Very Honest Message To Anyone Thinking About Buying or Selling - 05/01/09 07:44 AM
Here is a dirty little secret about the real estate industry.  To be successful, agents have not 1 but 2 jobs.  One job is to HELP PEOPLE BUY/SELL REAL ESTATE.  This is the obvious one.  What most people don’t realize is that this is really an agent’s second job.  Our first and more difficult job is TO SELL OURSELVES.   Think about it this way - if I can’t sell myself than I will never have any clients and no clients = no pay check.  I love what I do but I can’t afford to work for free.  While I am happy … (0 comments)

home buyers: Save our Schools! - Information on the Proposed Changes to Southeast Oakville Elementary Schools - 05/01/09 06:55 AM
If you have driven through Southeast Oakville at all in the past year, you have probably noticed the “SOS - Save our Schools” signs scattered across residents’ front lawns.  While the slogan has a clever ring to it, the issue of Southeast Oakville public schools is a serious one for the Halton School Board and local residents alike.  At the heart of the debate is the impact that proposed school closures and boundary changes will have on local students. 
The Halton District School Board has been listening to residents’ concerns and recently released a multi-page letter to educate impacted homeowners, … (0 comments)

home buyers: Opportunity Knocks For Home Buyers - 02/20/09 08:11 AM
The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis’.  One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity.  In a crisis, be aware of the danger – but recognize the opportunity.
John F. Kennedy
For a few months now we’ve heard all about the economy.  Opinions are being given everywhere we turn – on the radio, on our tv’s, in our living rooms, as we talk to our friends and family.  There is no doubt that we are living in interesting economic times but as we hear more and more opinions on the subject, I’m … (0 comments)

Lindsay Walls, Oakville Ontario Realtor (RE/MAX Aboutowne Realty Corp., Brokerage)

Lindsay Walls

Oakville Ontario Realtor

Oakville, ON

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RE/MAX Aboutowne Realty Corp., Brokerage

Address: 67 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, ON, L6K 1C9

Office: (905) 338-9000

Fax: (905) 338-3411

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Welcome to Life in Oakville, a blog dedicated to the issues and events that affect day to day life in this great community. Conveniently located along the shores of Lake Ontario just 30 kilometres away from Toronto and Hamilton, Oakville is a popular choice for commuters who want to live in a community setting while maintaining the career opportunities associated with the Greater Toronto Area. For more information on the town of Oakville, its local real estate market and the real estate buying and selling process, please visit my website at www.lindsaywalls.com. Thanks for stopping by! Lindsay



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