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NEW LISTING! 23 Evelyn Street, Hamilton. $289,500!!

Front 1 Evelyn
Renovators delight!

• 2 bath, 3+1 bdrm 4-level split - $289,500 - Excellent value!

 -  Excellent Value! Spacious all brick 4 level back split in the Riverdale area of East Hamilton, walking distance to schools & parks and close to the highway. Formal Living & Dining rooms, eat-in Kitchen, sizable Bedrooms, Master Bedroom with ensuite privileges. Lower level features a Family Room with wood burning fireplace, Bedroom and 3 piece Bath. The finished basement has rare walk-up to back yard and over-sized garage, and offers a Recreation Room, Laundry & Cold Room. Mostly original condition, great renovation potential. Newer Roof (2010), High Efficiency Furnace & AC (2011). Fabulous opportunity to live in a well-cared for family neighbourhood. Call to book a private tour!

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NEW LISTING: 247 Woodale Ave., Oakville $679,000

Bright 3 bedroom and two bath bungalow located in sought after West Oakville. This home is situated on a prime 60 x 141 mature lot. Renovate, build or enjoy as is. The living room features a large bay window. Crown moulding throughout the living and dining rooms. Hardwood floor throughout the main level. Roof (2013), A/C (2012). The spacious unspoiled basement features a 3 piece bathroom. Detached garage for the hobbyist and ample parking space on driveway. A great opportunity to reside in one of Oakville’s hottest areas. Please contact us to book your private tour!

Click the property information link below for details and photographs for this listing! 

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The Back Of The Oakville Transit Bus!

    

Here we are gracing the back end of the buses in the Oakville area via Oakville Transit. We are on a few of them scooting around town on various routes for the next few months! Exciting.Thank you to Pattison Sign Group for the great poster!

We are always looking for new ways to get the word out (spread the love) about E-Squared Homes and thought we would give this a try in amongst all of our other marketing efforts. Let us know what you think...hit or bust??

Team E-Squared!

 

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NEW LISTING: 5259 Banting Court, Burlington

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• 2 bath, 4 bdrm 2 story - $309,000

 -  Great value & location! Steps to the lake and located in beautiful Elizabeth Gardens. This home features 4 spacious bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Convenient inside entry from garage. Bright living room and separate dining room with patio doors to the fully fenced backyard. No carpet throughout main and upper levels. Large master bedroom with ensuite privileges. Room sizes approximate. Call now to book your private tour.

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Focus On The Positive...

 

Be grateful for all that you have, for the life you have been given, for your family and friends, your job, and your home. Be thankful and give thanks for the abundance and prosperity that the Universe  blesses upon you each and every day.

Feel the appreciation, happiness, and gratefulness for all that surrounds you and all that is within you.

Imagine having the life that you have always wanted. Then feel inside those feelings that you would have if you were already experiencing all that you desire. Combine that with these feelings of gratitude now for what you do have.

Focus on the positive things in your life. Release the negative thoughts, feeling, and actions. Release those feelings, the people and the things that bring you down or affect you negatively in anyway or at least set boundaries for yourself.

Live your life as if you already have the things that you desire. How? By believing and expressing yourself as if you had them or are living your dreams.

Take a few moments each day to meditate – seeing yourself in that beautiful house, with the mate of your dreams, living with a smile in your heart and on your face every day.

Accept those times that may not feel so gracious and look for the silver lining in that rain cloud.

 

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NEW LISTING! 11 Michael Power Place in Etobicoke

Bloor/Islington, Toronto  -  Announcing a new listing  on PH09-11 Michael Power Place, Etobicoke. $268,500 - Rarely offered penthouse suite in Islington Village. 1 Bedroom plus Den. Bright unit overlooking the park. Close to all amenities.

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Family Home For Sale in Hamilton Mountain

• 3 bath, 3 bdrm 2 story - $448,500

  Hamilton M  -  Gorgeous 2330 sq. ft. all-brick family home built by Dawn Victoria Homes! Originally a 4 bedroom plan which can easily be converted back (we have quotes for this). Many upgrades are evident throughout the home. Spacious kitchen features upgraded & extended cabinetry, granite counters, extended centre island, pot drawers, pot lights, porcelain tile flooring & walk-in pantry. Hardwood floors on the main level, hardwood staircase with wrought iron spindles, large great room and separate dining room. The upper level offers a generous Master Bedroom with walk-in closet, the ensuite has granite counters, soaker tub and separate glass shower, two bedrooms, main bath with granite counters and laundry complete this floor. The basement has a 3 pce rough in bath, is unspoiled and just awaits your own design! Double car garage with inside entry. Great family neighbourhood close to everything you will need! Call us now to book your personal tour. RSA.

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5137 Thornburn Drive, Burlington

Thornburn 4
First time home buyers dream!

• 3 bath, 3 bdrm 2 story - MLS® $378,500

 -  Gorgeous freshly painted townhome in the Appleby & Upper Middle area, close to everything you would need. Generous foyer, living room, dining room, eat-in kitchen and 2-piece bathroom on the main level. Spacious master bedroom has double door entry, walk-in closet & en-suite with soaker tub & separate shower. Convenient second floor laundry. Two more bedrooms complete the second floor. Finished basement with Recreation Room and additional storage. Upper level balcony overlooking the street, ideal for enjoying summer evenings outside. Inside entry from garage. Comes with stainless steel appliances as well as washer & dryer. Newer deck in backyard, the perfect spot for entertaining. This is a first time home buyers dream! Room sizes approximate.

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What's happening? with real estate, of course...

 

So far we (e2) have had a relatively busy start to our 2014. We are continuing to meet with new buyers and evaluate lots of homes that we cannot wait to list on the market! The more pressing problem is… we, pretty much, have nothing to sell the buyers OR people who want to list their homes and move! (I know, eh?!).  We know it’s early days in the market therefore we are being (and advising our clients to be) patient. *insert eye roll*

According to the predictions from the experts, we are looking towards the first half of the year being more of a sellers’ market in the Oakville, Burlington and surrounding areas.  We will have to wait and see. Certainly, lack of inventory at the moment is indicating that fact, however, things can always change!

According what we are seeing in the media (more specifically reports from our real estate board) we are expecting to see about a 3.5 per cent increase in sales prices this year over last year, which was roughly what we saw in 2013 over the previous year.

We suspect that buyers are reluctantly coming to terms with the way the market is, and realizing they have to simply "jump in| if they want to get in to a home any time soon (that is, IF there was something to buy of course!). Fortunately, fixed term mortgage rates have just dropped a little more and may continue go down even further (don’t quote us though, this is not our area of expertise, we leave that to the mortgage professionals) which hopefully will help to restore the ‘ups & downs’ of consumer confidence!

We feel our clients’ frustrations and empathize. For, as frustrating as it can be for us in our efforts to try and help them fulfill their real estate dreams, it’s quadruple for them!

We are being cautiously optimistic and thinking positive thoughts ...being that - once we have all thawed out from this treacherous “deep freeze” winter weather - LOTS of amazing properties will list for sale and match perfectly with our clients’ needs. *fingers crossed*

In the mean time, if you (or anyone you know) need some real estate advice please reach out to us. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have!

All the best!

Team E-Squared!

Contact us any time at info@esquaredhomes.com or 905-338-6550 . Visit our website www.esquaredhomes.com. Connect with us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/#!/esquaredrealtors, Twitter https://twitter.com/esquaredhomes, LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/esquaredhomes and YouTube www.youtube.com/esquaredhomesTV  

 

New Year! Out with the old...

Happy New Year! We hope you all had a fun festive season. It's hard to believe it is 2014 already. 2013 was a fabulous year, however, it's time to move on, let go of the past, make new memories and create new FUN! Afterall, life is as much fun as you make it!

            

The New Year is a great time to evaluate your life, set goals and move forward to achieve them.

Here are some great words of advice to consider as you move forward into 2014...

Stop jumping to conclusions. There are two common ways this habit increases people’s difficulties. First, they assume that they know what is going to happen, so they stop paying attention and act on their assumption instead. Most of what they assume is wrong. The second aspect of this habit is playing the mind-reader and assuming you know why people do what they do or what they’re thinking. Wrong again, big time. More relationships are destroyed by this particular kind of stupidity than by any other.

Don’t take things so personally. Most people, even your friends and colleagues, aren’t talking about you, thinking about you, or concerned with you at all for 99% of the time. The majority of folk in your organization or neighbourhood have probably never heard of you and don’t especially want to. The ups and downs of life, the warmth and coldness of others, aren’t personal at all. Pretending that they are will only make you more miserable than is needed.

Don’t assume your emotions are trustworthy. How you feel isn’t always a good indicator of how things are. Just because you feel it, that doesn’t make it true. Sometimes that emotion comes from nothing more profound than being tired, hungry, annoyed, or about to get a head-cold. The future won’t change because you feel bad—nor because you feel great. Feelings may be true, but they aren’t the truth.

Don’t let life get you down. Keep practicing being optimistic. If you expect bad things in your life and work, you’ll always find them. A negative mind-set is like looking at the world through distorting, grimy lenses. You spot every blemish and overlook or discount everything else. It’s amazing what isn’t there until you start to look for it. Of course, if you decide to look for signs of positive things, you’ll find those too.

Don’t hang on to the past. This is my most important suggestion of all: let go and move on. Most of the anger, frustration, misery, and despair in this world come from people clinging to past hurts and problems. The more you turn them over in your mind, the worse you’ll feel and the bigger they’ll look. Don’t try to fight misery. Let go and move on. Do that and you’ve removed just about all its power to hurt you.

All the best...make your year amazing!

Team E-Squared!! 

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Wishing you the best this Holiday Season!

It's hard to believe that Christmas is upon us once again, time flies when you're enjoying yourself! We have been busy little elves in the last few weeks working tirelessly to finish up our year, send out some goodies and visit with clients!

         

2013 was an AMAZING year for us (they all are, of course!). We are so grateful and would like to thank all of our clients, co-workers and administrative staff who helped us with everything along the way. We incurred large change in our business this year with our brokerage choosing to switch from being part of the Prudential Real Estate network to becoming the fourth Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage in Oakville, which so far has been fantastic, and will only continue to be as we move our business forward, or should we say, to the next level!

We have been working on our plan for next year. We know that the real estate market is going to continue to be strong going into 2014, and that mortgage rates remain low allowing us to be ready to help our clients in every way possible! Feel free to call us at any time if you have any questions or would like some advice.

In the meantime, we would like to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! May your 2014 be filled with peace, happiness and prosperity in abundance.

All the very best to you and your families!

Team E-Squared!

 

Contact us any time at info@esquaredhomes.com or 905-338-6550 . Visit our website www.esquaredhomes.com. Connect with us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/#!/esquaredrealtors, Twitter https://twitter.com/esquaredhomes, LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/esquaredhomes and YouTube www.youtube.com/esquaredhomesTV  

Royal Oakville Club!

We stopped by the open house today at the sales office for the "Royal Oakville Club", a limited community of 62 detached homes and 62 executive townhomes that constitute a fine collection of elite luxury residences in Oakville, Ontario. Built by Fernbrook Homes (a top quality builder) and conveniently located at the corner of Dorval Drive, Rebecca Street and Mary Street.

 

 

If you would like any further information about the townhomes or the single family homes on 40', 50', 55' or 60' lots please freel free to contact us at info@esquaredhomes.com we can give you all the information you need!

Team Esquared

 

Contact us any time at info@esquaredhomes.com or 905-338-6550. Visit our website www.esquaredhomes.com. Connect with us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/#!/esquaredrealtors, Twitter https://twitter.com/esquaredhomes, LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/esquaredhomes and YouTube www.youtube.com/esquaredhomesTV  

 

Bowling with Realtors!

Last night several of us from our office here at Royal LePage Real Estate Services, Town Centre Branch attended the Annual Boolathon - Halloween Bowling Tournament for The Oakville Milton District Real Estate Board (OMDREB) it was great fun and for a good cause. Everyone was in the Halloween spirit and dressed up for the occasion!

    

  

Ruth Anne Smith from our office won for best female costume, she was "Mother Nature" and Bill Schiavone also from our office won for best male costume, he was one of the dudes from Duck Dynasty! So our office rocked it!!

Lots of great prizes were handed out for both door prizes and best team! My team didn't win. *Sigh*. There's always next year!

It was fun, a good night for networking with our peers, and getting to know some of the other local Realtors!

 

Team E-Squared!

 

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E-Squared's Book of the Month: E2 by Pam Grout

A new feature we are adding to our blog. Book of the Month!! We read so much that it's only fair that if we happen upon something fabulous, interesting or compelling that we share it with you! Yes? So here we are with our first recommendation! 

Do you believe your thoughts create your reality? I've always somewhat believed that your thoughts CAN create your reality. In fairness though, in my younger years I merely chalked it up to coincidence. Years ago I didn't know anything about the "Law of Attraction", I had never even heard of it. So over the years as my thoughts began to manifest into reality I figured it was just eerie coincidence (or that maybe, just maybe, I had magical powers. Hmmm maybe not)

However, in the last several years since the book "The Secret" hit the shelves many people are seeing that it is not coincidence at all, but the law of attraction is at work, and it is real. I read the book more than a couple of times. I bought it as a gift for people. I watched the DVD several times, also bought copies of that for people. I have read "The Power" more than once. I haven't read "The Magic" yet but will be picking it up soon enough. I'm always a little bit behind on books, and have been reading many others in the mean time! (I'm also a busy Realtor, so the fact that I have time to read at all is nothing short of a mircacle!)

I'm clearly a "believer", but out there I believe there are millions of skeptics who think this is all hokey. Some of whom disguise themselves as believers (but inside they're not), and the others who outright say they think it's nonsense. We're all entitled to our opinion... I guess!

Ok...getting to the point! We at the E-Squared Homes Team occasionally like to search for other business etc. that also have E-Squared, or E2 in their name, just for fun! One day we were looking around on Google for e2 stuff and we happened upon this gem... which I, of course, had to order right away!

 

This book (see pic above) E2 by Pam Grout is about Do-It-Yourself energy experiments that prove your thoughts create your reality.

Some of the principles the book is trying to get you to prove are the following:-

  • There is an invisible energy force or field of infinite possibilities.
  • You impact the field and draw from it according to your beliefs and expectations.
  • Your connection to the field provides accurate and unlimited guidance.
  • The universe is limitless, abundant, and strangely accommodating.

It's absolutely worth a read, even if you are a believer, like myself. She has a way of describing this that makes it funny and interesting! Enjoy and let us know what you think!!

Team E-Squared!

 

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Home Checklist for FALL!

Don't "Fall" into the season without preparing and getting your home ready for the cooler weather.

          

Proper maintenance of your home and garden will help preserve your investment. And best of all, keeping your house in tip-top shape this fall will prevent any unnecessary chores in the spring.

Outdoor Projects

  • Complete exterior painting before cooler weather arrives.
  • Check and repair exterior lighting before daylight fades.
  • Store lawn ornaments and patio furniture in a shed or basement. If space is limited, weather-resistant covers can protect outdoor furnishings.
  • Cover air conditioner and barbecue to prevent winter damage.
  • Close your pool before leaves start to fall, and nighttime temperatures begin to drop. Sooner than that and you risk an algae bloom.
  • Store kids toys indoors or in an outdoor shed to prevent rusting and fading.

Lawn & Garden

  • Till and prepare planting beds when the soil is relatively dry.
  • By adding soil and mulch to your beds, you'll be a step ahead for spring planting.
  • Plant spring blooming bulbs and perennials.
  • Protect roses, saplings and small trees by sheltering them with a burlap screen.
  • Pull weeds to reduce the number of seedlings next spring.
  • Mow grass short for the final cut of the year by reducing the cutting height gradually to 3.5 cm (from 7.4 cm) until the grass stops growing

Indoor Preparation

  • Bring container plants indoors, making sure they are free of pests. Doing so may enable plants to survive the season and bloom again in spring.
  • Check and clean your humidifier. Empty the tank, dry the inside surfaces and refill with clean water. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions.

One more item to add to the "Fall Seasonal Checklist"... Have the E-Squared Homes Team over to give you an up-to-date "market evaluation". It's always good to know what your home is worth and what the values are in YOUR neighbourhood!

 

TEAM E-SQUARED

 

Contact us any time at info@esquaredhomes.com or 905-338-6550. Visit our website www.esquaredhomes.com. Connect with us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/#!/esquaredrealtors, Twitter https://twitter.com/esquaredhomes, LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/esquaredhomes and YouTube www.youtube.com/esquaredhomesTV

 

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