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Fall Events and Festivals in Halton

Fall Has Arrived

Fall is here and there are so many ways to celebrate the season. Whether that’s going for a hike at Mount Nemo and experiencing the beautiful colours or visiting some fall festivals and events.

Halton is a large area and each community has there own events to check out. Burlington has a festival that you might consider going to that’s perfect for the whole family, the Harvest Festival. And in Oakville you might want to visit their Autumn Festival and then Halton Hills you have one last chance to get to their farmers market.

Burlington: Harvest Festival

The Harvest Festival runs every weekend starting September 22nd to October 28th at Springridge Farms 10am – 4pm. This event is perfect for the whole family. Activities include wagon rides, spooky barn, singing chicken show, goat mountain, spider web climber and farm yard pip slide. You’ll also have access to The Farm Yard which includes the animal barn, giant sand box, corn trail, tube slide, bale jumping and the escarpment lookout. Springridge Farms also offers pony rides for an additional cost of $15. 

Admission to the festival is $13 per person ages 2-92 (includes HST). However, there’s no charge if you’re interested in just visiting the gift shop, bakery or farmers market. And Springridge Farms will be having a bbq with a great menu for the whole family.

Fall has always been harvest time for rural Burlington and farms have a history of celebrating this time of year with festivals and events. In addition, Burlington conservation areas offer guided educational walks. But Burlington isn’t the only city to host a series of events, Oakville has many as well. You’re able to find the entire list on their respective websites.

Oakville: Autumn Harvest

Looking for something to do on the weekend in Oakville look no further than the Autumn Harvest festival. This festival is held every Saturday in October from 1pm – 4pm. You can join others and celebrate the beautiful fall colours in downtown Oakville. There will be hayrides through downtown with the pickup location being Towne Square. 

Maybe ghosts are more your thing, Oakville Historical Society will be a hosting a ghost walk. This costs $12 per person and $6 per child. Downtown Oakville is a beautiful place to explore with many shops and walking trails by the lake. Halton Hills also offers up some great fall festivals and events that you and your family might like to check out.

Halton Hills: Georgetown Farmers Market

There’s nothing quite like a farmers market on a Saturday morning in the fall. Georgetown hosts one every Saturday from 8am – 12:30pm until October 13th. This is the last weekend so make sure you get out there and support your local community. The farmers market is located along Main St between James St and Church St as well as in the municipal parking lot at the corner of Church and Main. There are more events happening throughout the whole month, so be sure to visit Halton Hills events calendar. 

What Will You Discover This Fall?

There are endless amounts of activities to discover this fall in Halton and since there are so many beautiful communities you won’t have a weekend with out something to do. Make sure you get out and explore this stunning season!

Making a Move?

If you see an area that you love and are wanting to make a move, give us a call and we will be happy to help you. Finding our clients the home of their dreams is always our goal. We hope to speak with you soon! 

September 2018 STATs for Burlington

The chart above, Residential Market Activity for RAHB Areas, illustrates how much the average price for Burlington has changed and it’s showing us how much each area has changed since last year. We can see that there were a total of 247 sales for the month of September, which is an increase compared to last year.

 

The Average Residential Price by District graph indicates to us that Burlington is doing well from the escarpment to the bay. And that it continues to remain a hot area. You’re also able to see the average cost of a home for the month of September in each area.

The chart above, Residential Marketing Activity, includes area 35, which are the neighbourhoods of Millcroft and Headen Forest. We can see the sales activity was 86 for the month of September, down 2.4% but still up from 2016.

RAHB reported 948 sales of residential properties and a 4.6% increase over the same month last year. And that The Sales to New Listing Ratio was 50.1% – indicating that the overall residential market for the RAHB area is in a balanced position.

With a Sales to Listing Price Ratio of 98.4% we can see that this area of Burlington continues to do well. Millcroft and Headen Forest continue to stay consistent and the average time a home is on the market at 27.8%.

For more in-depth statistics and additional metrics, please refer to RAHB’s Burlington Residential Marketing Report for September 2018. 

And if you’re thinking of selling your home please make sure you contact us. We are ready to help you find what you’ve been dreaming of.

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Moving to Burlington, Ontario

Burlington is a wonderful city to live in. It’s relatively close to Toronto yet offers cheaper housing options, lower property taxes and a more nature feel to it. With the population on the rise Burlington is a vibrant city with many opportunities for all. Moving to Burlington has been in the minds of many people. But where do you begin? Below is some advice..

Research the neighborhoods

This is one of the most important steps of the moving process. Location is not only the key to your home’s future value, but to your own satisfaction of where you live. You want your home to be situated in an area that has the amenities you need daily. For example, if you need to be withing a walking distance of a grocery store or a school. Also consider the daily commute to/from work and see if there could be potential bottlenecks. On Google maps you can view traffic congestion at whatever times so use that to see. If parks are important to you, make sure there are some close by on the maps. Make a list of the potential neighbourhoods.

Find a local Burlington real estate agent

The entire moving experience, including home buying can be simplified and made easy with a proper realtor to represent you. You want someone who is well reputable in the area as a solid realtor you can trust. Someone who lives and loves Burlington. Read their reviews and reach out to your agent. They’re always happy to help!

Get pre-approved for the mortgage

Find a good mortgage broker in Burlington, early on in the process and let them help you figure out and sets your home budget. Each situation is unique that is why making an appointment would be recommended. During the appointment you can also ask related questions, for example about property taxes in Burlington and how they are actually among the lowest.

Prepare a Home Wishlist

Figure out what is essential, what would be nice to have and what is extra – and simply make a list. It will help you meet your home  budget, by allowing you to eliminate some things if need be. For example, a pool is nice to have, but a remodeled kitchen is a need to have. Which would you skip on if the budget was exceeding?

Get to know the neighbourhoods

Take your favourite neighbourhoods list and explore each one, not just in day but at night too. You want to get the full feel of the area at different times of the day. As you go along be observant and make an entry of what you liked or disliked for each neighbourhood you visit. For example, you didn’t see any nice parks near by, or the roads were really rough and the area wasn’t as you imagined. Or perhaps it’s even nicer than you thought. This kind of dialogue will help you narrow down the home search.

Find a Home and move in

Now that you have your budget figured out, neighbourhood picked out and a ideal home found. You want to put in an offer and finalize the deal. But the paperwork necessary to buy a home can be overwhelming. Plus all the other things you have to manage, like the move itself. It can be hectic. That’s why you need all the help you can get. That’s where your real estate agent helps out. They help during the offer process, closing day, viewings, utility connection appointments, etc.

If you are planning to buy a home in Burlington, best mid-sized city in Canada, and need some help in finding that ideal home, please don’t hesitate to ask us for help. That’s what we’re here for. We’ve connected hundreds of people with their ideal homes and we can do the same for you too. Call 905-330-2002 today or learn more about our Burlington real estate services.