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Independent Senior Living In Burlington

Senior Living In Burlington 

independent senior living in Burlington is gaining popularity. This no surprise since independence is something we all want for long as possible. It’s very important for REALTORS® to comprehend the importance independent senior living.

Many seniors are encouraged to sell everything they own and move into a care facility even if they aren’t ready. It’s important to remember that a lot of people have lived in their homes for many years. And This can be a difficult process for them. Burlington has quite a few great senior living residence that offer independence. And they might help to make this next stage in life a bit easier.

Encouraging Alternatives 

It’s wonderful when REALTORS® encourage alternatives to care facilities. Often these care facilities remove a lot of independence and it can be discouraging to someone who isn’t ready for that lifestyle.

Adult lifestyle communities are on the rise in recent years and are growing in popularity among many seniors. These communities usually require someone to be age 55 plus.

Two Senior Women Playing Dominoes At Day Care Centre
Burlington’s Independent Senior Living 

While there are quite a few places in the area here some of Burlington’s senior living communities that are worth checking out. Some of them are listed below.

The Heritage Place Burlington 

The Williamsburg

Pine and Pearl Retirement Residence 

Burlington Gardens 

Heritage Place
Heritage Place
Life Lease, What Does It Mean? 

Life lease is when you pay a lump sum out as a deposit and there’s very little change in the rates. Meaning the purchaser will now own the house for the rest of their life.

Recently these communities have become very popular. And they have started to meet the housing and support service challenges. Which are issues that are often faced by the aging Canadian population.

These life lease communities are allowing residents to be more active when it comes to managing their properties. And they are also playing an important role in the lives of seniors, with organized activities and events.

Seniors can often feel lonely when they are living in their family home. And these senior communities offer them a way to experience life again and the joy that comes with making new friends and being social.

Some of these life lease communities that are offering independent senior living are The Gardens in Burlington and The Village at St. Elizabeth Mills in Hamilton. Wellness support is very important in a seniors life. Maintaining your health is important at any stage but can present more challenges as we age.

The Gardens
The Gardens
Wellness Support and Independent Senior Living 

Personal car workers can be a vital part of our healthcare and especially so when we age. When seniors decide to stay at home and not move, it’s often personal care workers that come in and help with a mix of things. 

They offer companionship, house keeping, medical services (such as nursing), wound care and therapy. Bayshore Healthcare is a service that offers many of these services. These services can come in handy if a senior is living at home or living in garden suite and secondary suites as well. 

Garden and Secondary Suites

What are garden and secondary suites? They’re a pre-made structure that is installed in the backyard of a home. Much like an in law suite but it’s not attached to the home. The Ontario government is attempting to make it easier to create a secondary suite in their Housing Supply Action Plan. It’s a great alternative for a senior that wants to be close to family. 

Independent Senior Living 

There are so many options for seniors that offer a variety of living independently. Quality of life is so important for our mental health. And when we approach our senior years it’s important to remember that the loss of independence can be difficult. And That’s why it’s so encouraging to see so many wonderful and beautiful senior communities around Burlington.

Contact Lori 

If you or a family member are curious about senior communities please contact me. I can help you find the community that’s the right fit or we can talk about other alternatives. I can be reached directly at 905.330.2002 or by email info@loriv.com

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Burlington Real Estate Market Statistics for May 2019

May 2019 Statistics Provided by RAHB

The statistics for the Burlington real estate market are here and we can see that the spring market has been a busy one. With sales that have increased to double digits and a 30.2% increase over March 2019 and the cost of homes remaining steady with only a small increase.

Our blog summarizes the RAHB market statistics so that you can see how much a property was in your neighbourhood and what the sales were like. Below is the first chart, Residential Market Activity, comparing May 2019 and May 2018 for Burlington and the surrounding areas.

Residential Market Activity for RAHB Areas 
Residential Market Activity for RAHB Areas MAY 2019
Residential Market Activity for RAHB Areas MAY 2019

For the month of May 2019 Burlington had a total of 337 sales indicating that May 2019 was a strong month for Burlington. We can see these numbers in the above chart, Residential Market Activity. Overall the numbers mean that Burlington has remained steady

We can look deeper into the costs of properties by area when we look at the map below, The Average Residential Price by District. The average cost of a property in Burlington however was $733,410, only a slight difference compared to the same time last year. 

The Average Residential Price by District 
Average Residential Price by District May 2019
Average Residential Price by District May 2019

When we take a look at the map, The Average Residential Price by District, we can see that it indicates how each neighbourhood did in terms of both sales of residential properties and the average cost of a home. 

The neighbourhood with the highest amount of sales was Millcroft, which is no surprise as it is one of the most sought after areas. The area with the highest costing properties was sub area 38 at $1,050,500.

From the Bay to highway #5 it’s clear that Burlington has had a great month. Now let’s take a look at the Burlington Residential Table for a more in-depth look at the numbers. 

Burlington Residential Table 
Burlington Residential Table May 2019
Burlington Residential Table May 2019

Lets look at the above chart, Burlington Residential Table, to better understand the statistics for May 2019. There was a total of 529 new listings with an average cost of a property of $733,410. The chart is also indicating to us that a property in Burlington had an average of 25 days on the market.

RAHB Statistics for May 2019 
For Sale, Sold

There was a reported 1,344 sales of residential properties in the RAHB market area. May saw a 10.9% increase from May last year, 9.6% increase over April 2019 and a 30.2% increase over March 2019. RAHB also reported that the average price of a residential property increased by 6.9% from May 2018 to $533,702. 

“The number of sales increased double digest over last year and the number of new listings decreased by 5.2%, indicating that we are in the thick of a busy spring market for sellers. And prices only increasing an average of 0.9% over last year means buyers haven’t watched prices soar while they find the perfect home.” RAHB President Bob Van de Vrande. 

For More Information 

If you would like to learn more about the report, please refer to the press release provided by RAHB

Contact Lori

Have you been thinking about selling your home? Contact Lori and she can provide more knowledge about the latest market and work with you to find your dream home. And if you want to know what your home is work, please try Lori’s, What’s My Home Worth calculator.

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Popular Spring Paint Colours For 2019

Spring Paint Colours 

This is the time of year when a lot of people are wanting to make a change and refresh their homes. Whether that’s with a fresh coat of paint, some nice new furniture and the list goes on. 

Today we’ll go over some of the popular spring colours for 2019. These are just the top colours that designers have chosen, but you can always be as creative as you like. Because we all have our own style. 

However, when you’re preparing to sell your home, it’s good to stick to some of the colours on this list. Or to make sure your home has very neutral wall colours, making your home fresh and bright. 

Spring Colours For Your Home 

Hazelnut 

A warm and inviting shade for your walls that also goes very well with almost everything. This is  a neutral colour that gives your walls a refresh and a modern feel. 

Lilac Grey 

Such a classic colour and so perfect for spring. The Lilac Grey is a warmer and an alternative to grey. You’re adding a little extra touch and keeping it classic with this gorgeous mix of lilac and grey.

Wooden Shades

Earthly shades are very popular for spring 2019. Mushroom greys and fern inspired colours. These colours are suppose to give your room a naturalist feel. 

Hunter Green 

This colour is intrinsic in nature and brings us back to that naturalist feel. It’s more bold than the other colours, so you want to make sure that you have just the right room that will showcase this colour at it’s best. Hunter green is also timeless and can work seamlessly with right furniture.

Pale Pink 

Pale Pink is compatible with many other colours make it very versatile. Get creative and mix different accent colours with pictures and pillows. Consider shades of grey, they goes nicely with pale pinks along with yellows and white.

Pewter

Another alternative to white walls is pewter. This is a great neutral colour that will brighten up any room. With a mix of grey and beige, it’ll go nicely in almost every room in your home.

Contact Me Today 

Let’s start looking at homes in the neighbourhood you’ve been dreaming of and let’s find your dream home. You can reach me by email at info@loriv.com or directly at 905-330-2002. I’m looking forward to working with you.