Oakville & Milton Real Estate Recap: June 2010

While the spring of 2010 marked a record number of transactions, the month of June showed a decrease in the number of real estate transactions (over 2009). Prices, however, remain significantly higher than those recorded in June 2009. According to The Oakville, Milton & District Real Estate Board, “For the month of June 2010… total sales transactions were 800, a decrease of 27 percent over June 2009. Overall, year to date, total sales transactions are still ahead of 2009 transactions by 547 sales, which is a 12 percent increase.” Further, OMDREB states that the number of properties listed in June 2010 is 6 percent greater than the number listed in 2009.

A Spring buying rush was encouraged by the introduction of the new HST as well as speculation regarding rising interest rates. As such, buyers (and vendors) who may have traditionally waited until later in the year were encouraged to close sales before June 30.

Oakville June 2010
Average House Price: $616,907
Median House Price: $495,000

Milton June 2010
Average House Price: $397,199
Median House Price: $365,500

This informtion is courtery of The Oakville, Milton and District Real Estate Board.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss how this information will impact your decision to buy or sell, please feel free to contact me at rdavison@trebnet.com or 905-845-2200.

Published in: on July 16, 2010 at 9:41 am  Leave a Comment  

Beat The Heat in Halton: Splash Pad Locations in Oakville & Burlington

To say that this has been a hot summer would be a bit of an understatement. Our family has been cooling down by taking advantage of our local splash pad. The kids love it, there’s usually a shaded spot for Mom & Dad to sit and, it’s free! One of the great services in our local area. The splash pad that we love to use is the one at Nautical Park as there is a fantastic playground onsite as well.

Oakville Splash Pads

Splash Pads (open from 9 a.m. to *8:30 p.m., June to mid-September – weather dependent)
*During heat alerts, splash pads will be open until 9 p.m.

Coronation Park (closed – under construction)
Forrster Park (early fall 2010)
Heritage Way Park
Millbank Park
Munn’s Creek Park
Nautical Park
Neyagawa Park
Old Abbey Lane Park
Pine Glen Park
Postridge Park
Sixteen Hollow Park
Valleybrook Park
Valleyridge Park
West Oak Trails
Wynten Park

Burlington Splash Pads

LaSalle Park
Nelson Park

Burlington Splash Pads

Spray Pads
Splash Zone (Rotary Park): 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Open first weekend of June to Sunday following Labour Day (weather permitting)

Neighbourhood Spray Pads: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday of Victoria Day weekend to Sunday following Labour Day (weather permitting)

Beaty Neighbourhood Park
Bristol District Park
Coates Neighbourhood Park
Dempsey Neighbourhood Park
Clarke Neighbourhood Park (South) – opening late summer 2010
Lions Sports Park

However you choose to beat the heat, be sure to have fun and stay safe!

Natalie

Published in: on July 15, 2010 at 12:32 pm  Leave a Comment