Great Skate!!

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THE VIEW FROM OAK PARK

Thanks to all who came out on Saturday March 20th for my Free Community Skate held between 12 Noon and 1 pm at The River Oaks Community Centre. Check out my March Oak Park Report video (on my YouTube Channel: NorthOakvilleAgent) to see some of the fun. I had a great time handing out Easter chocolate treats and Cadbury clucking bunnies. (Both were very popular!!) I hope you all caught the photos of the event that ran in The Oakville Beaver! By the way, The Oak Park Report (with Krisztina Neglia!!) has now officially been launched as a monthly video series discussing Oak Park Real Estate and community events. I will link the video on all my websites. You may have also noticed that I launched another video series (which will be aired monthly), called “The State of Real Estate in Oakville” (again…with Krisztina Neglia!). This series will recap the previous month’s real estate housing sales statistics and compare numbers to the previous year. So if you’re interested in how Oakville real estate is doing by the numbers, this is the video you’ll want to check out. Watch for the April episodes of both series early next month.

Back to the Great Skate Event, I had such a good time, and the turnout was so great, that I’m planning another Free Skate in December. I’m even hoping Santa might drop by to take photos with your little ones…so stay tuned!! Now, make sure to mark Saturday May 1st on your calendars. This is the date of the annual Moms ‘n’ Tots Garage Sale Fundraiser. I have supported Moms ‘n’ Tots for many years and have watched them grow from a very local Oak Park organization to an Oakville citywide organization. I will once again be hiring my horse & wagon to give parents and their kids a ride around the Oak Park neighbourhood. So come down, snap up a bargain, buy some baked goods and…best of all…take a wagon ride.

As for the Real Estate Market – I may be sounding like a broken record, but…I HAVE BUYERS!! So if you’re thinking of selling or maybe moving up, ACT NOW. We can still close the deal before the July 1st HST kicks in. And watch for a big announcement coming soon regarding a special deal I will be offering my preferred clients on their mortgage rate. (I’ll be explaining it in the next video installments and on my BLOG…and I’m very excited!!) To all my readers (and viewers!), have a very Happy Easter holiday. (To mark the occasion, I’ve done my part – instead of an Easter Bonnet, I’ve purchased some Easter/Spring peep-toe pumps – watch for the red flower on my feet!)

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Community

THE VIEW FROM OAK PARK

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The dictionary defines “community” as: a social group of any size whose members reside in a specific locality, share government and often have a common cultural and historical heritage. As a Real Estate Agent working in the North Oakville area, I love our community. As a resident in the Oak Park area, I am particularly appreciative of our community-oriented neighbourhoods. Oakville is a popular residential destination because it is small, it is safe, it offers great accessibility to Toronto, the airports (Pearson, Hamilton & Buffalo and the highways and it has great schools, great shopping and great restaurants. (Mayor Rob Burton recently described Oakville as “Canada’s community of choice to raise a family or enjoy retirement.”) But what I really love about Oakville are the neighbourhoods. There’s the old (SE Oakville, Old Oakville, SW Oakville, Central Oakville, Glen Abbey, Bronte Creek, Bronte), the new (Joshua Creek, West Oak Trails, Westmount) and the in-between (Oak Park, River Oaks). Some have their own restaurants and shopping districts, but all offer good schools, parkettes for the kids and trail access for biking, hiking and blading. Older areas are getting refurbished with lots of new renovations. The population is turning over, and younger families are moving in. In the SW and Bronte, bungalows are being turned into million dollar homes. The Older areas are more established with lots of trees. The Newer areas have more young families and modern layouts. No matter what you’re looking for, Oakville has it!

Oakville is a city with a thriving arts community, lots of events and festivals and many unique small business districts. Ethnic diversity is growing. But mostly Oakville is community. My own sense of community is to get involved and to give back. (The Publisher of The Oakville Beaver called the citizens of Oakville “amazingly charitable with both their time and money…and committed to improving the lives of their neighbours.”) I strongly support Moms & Tots (which has grown from an Oak Park-serving to an Oakville-serving organization). But more on them in a future Blog. For the right here, right now, I want to remind everyone in my community that I am sponsoring a FREE PUBLIC SKATE this SATURDAY MARCH 20 from 12 NOON – 1 PM at THE RIVER OAKS ARENA, PAD B. Rumour has it the Easter Bunny may have visited and left treats for the kids. But you’ll have to come to know for sure!! So take a break from this amazing Spring Break weather, come down to the rink and strap on the skates with your kids. I’ll be the one handing out the treats! (Or eating them, depending on how many kids show up!!)