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Local Neighbourhood Real Estate Stats Update

From July - September (Q3) 2018 vs. Q3 2017, we've seen an increase in sale pricing in Burlington (+2.9%) and Hamilton (+4.8%), and decrease in Oakville (-3.8%).  This includes all sales (freehold & condos).  Overall in the past few months, we've seen a more balanced market, where homes are selling with average days on market in the 32 to 37 range...


Latest Real Estate Sales Stats & New Team Member!

You may be wondering - what's happening with the real estate market in this area?  

Well, August 2018 Real Estate Stats are out, and here's a highlight of a few key learnings from the data and what we're seeing on the street...


VIP Access to Latest Local Real Estate Developments!

There are many new real estate developments currently in pre-construction and in the process of being built all over Burlington, Oakville and Hamilton.  The Urban Group has once again done the homework for you, and are here to help you - whether it's your next dream home or investment.  Contact us and we'll help by providing you with VIP access to these projects...


Local Spring & Summer Events 2018

After such a long winter, it's time to get excited that spring and summer are finally approaching us!  The Urban Group has made is easy for you and your family to plan all of your downtime, highlighting all of the upcoming local spring and summer events...


Local Neighbourhood Real Estate Stats Update

It's been a wild past year for real estate, as the market has responded to government policies, and changes to mortgage lending and interest rates.  Overall we've seen a pull back in pricing and volume from Spring '17, where there was very little inventory.  However, as you'll see below, from Q1 2018 vs. Q4 2017, we've seen a slight increase in sale pricing in Burlington and Hamilton, and decrease in Oakville...     


Thank You For Joining Us At The Urban Group Skating Party!

Thanks to everyone who came out to our Urban Group Skating Party - despite the snow storm and Super Bowl! We were so glad to get a chance to chat and have some fun!  The kids had a blast on the ice, and we had some real talent out there.  Thanks again for your support of Halton Women's Place, and our sponsor partners. Congratulations to our winners of the raffle prizes...



Urban Group's Free Skating Party with Amazing Prizes - Feb 4th!

The Urban Group is excited to invite you to our Skating Party!  We'd love to see you, along with your friends and family. Enjoy an hour of skating, as well as snacks and refreshments, and everyone there will be entered into a draw for some awesome prizes! Leafs tickets, Sabres tickets, Disney on Ice Tickets, Google Home...


Urban Group 4th Quarter Neighbourhood Sales Stats Analysis

Read the latest neighbourhood sales statistics, including: Average Sale Price, % Price Increase VS Last Year, Average Days on Market & Sale Price to List Price Ratio throughout Burlington, Oakville & Hamilton...


Urban Group Featured in Canadian Real Estate Wealth

Our team was recently featured as experts in the latest issue of Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine - Canada's leading real estate investing publication.  In the 'Top 100 Neighborhoods' cover story, we discussed some of the best areas to invest in the area, based on investment returns, appreciation, CAP rates, and overall rental supply and demand...


Urban Group Named To Top 100 Realtors List In Canada

We love what we do, and work hard for our clients to get them the best results and service.  The proof is in the fact that the majority of our business comes from repeat and referral clients...


Urban Group Named 'Best Business'

The Urban Group is now listed as one of the Top 3 Real Estate Agents in Burlington.  Three Best Rated® has recognized the Urban Group provides consistent high quality service...


Top Local Schools & How Ratings Impact Home Prices

A neighbourhood's school ratings has become a very important factor for home buyers.  Parents have increasingly made this a top search criteria item.  There is a lot of research that shows that there is a strong correlation between home values and school ratings...


Burlington Named Best Mid-Sized City 5 Years Straight

On July 4th MoneySense Magazine released the 14th edition of their Best Places to Live in Canada.  For the 5th consecutive year Burlington has been named best mid-sized city to live (defined by a population between 100,000 and 400,000)...


Check Out: Urban Group Neighborhood Sales Stats Analysis 2017 YTD

The media quotes national or provincial real estate stats, but it's good to know what's happening in your neighborhood.  At the Urban Group, we've analyzed thousands of real estate transactions in Burlington, Oakville, and Hamilton, to bring you the most detailed neighborhood stats you won't find anywhere else...


Ontario Announces Fair Housing Plan

Announcements were made yesterday regarding the 'Fair Housing Plan' implementing 16 measures that pledge to combat the challenges Ontario residents have been facing in this real estate market.  Some changes include the introduction of a new tax for foreign buyers and new rent control regulations...


March Sets New Record For Real Estate Sales

The REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington reported 1,803 sales were processed through the Multiple Listing Service® System in March. All property sales were 22.2% higher than the same month last year, setting a new record high...


Strong Real Estate Market Continues

The REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington reported 1,311 sales were processed through the Multiple Listing Service® System in February. All property sales were 16.4% higher than the same month last year, for the second month in a row, setting a new high for that month...


Hot Real Estate Market To Start The New Year

The REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington reported 911 sales were processed through the Multiple Listing Service® System in January. All property sales were 17.4% higher than the same month last year, setting a new high for the month of January...


How To Sell Your Home During The Winter Market

The colder winter months can pose a challenge when putting your home on the market, but fortunately there are advantages to selling in the winter as well. While wintry weather can influence some buyers to wait until spring to house hunt, conventional wisdom proves that those who do brave the cold are serious about buying...


The Buyers' Guide - Information on Rebates & Tax Credit

Buying a house for the first time is a big and important decision in your life. As a team who represents you and looks out for your best interest, we would like to introduce you to the First-Time Home Buyers’ Tax Credit...



Understanding The Difference Between Staging & Decorating

Nothing is more satisfying than buying a new home and decorating it to individualize your living space. When you decorate, it’s all about personalizing your residence and surrounding yourself with the décor style you love to turn your house into a home. Staging your property for sale has quite a differnt goal...

Burlington & Oakville Ranked In The Top 3 Places To Live

Burlington has once again been titled the best mid-sized city in Canada for the fourth consecutive year and moves up from third spot becoming the second-best municipality overall, according to the MoneySense Magazine Best Places to Live 2016 rankingsOakville earned the third-best municipality overall, just behind Burlington, with both cities placing in the top three category for Best Places to Raise Kids...


The Dramatic Impact of Lighting

Striking just the right tone with lighting can make a big difference to buyers when you stage your home for sale. Attractive exterior lighting will increase curb appeal and entice buyers to take a peek inside. Upgraded lighting fixtures that accent the focal points in your home is a cost-effective way to get a good return on your investment...


Tips For Showcasing Your Outdoor Living Space In The Spring Market

Now that warmer spring weather is here, it’s time to spruce up your outdoor living space to make your home more inviting and expand your living area. Outdoor spaces have become more elaborate in recent years, and even small changes can make a big difference. Fixing up the outdoors is important to sellers who want to stage their homes properly and to buyers who want to fix up their new home...


Getting The Most Out Of Your Edible Garden

Planting an edible garden is an enjoyable project that will yield high-quality produce and give you the opportunity to try heirloom varieties at prices that are far lower than your local food market. Edible gardens also provide an educational opportunity for families with children. To get the most out of your garden, plan it out properly...


Exciting Housing Trends For 2016

Current housing trends are leaning toward energy-efficient construction, open concept layouts and tranquil outdoor living spaces that invite residents to enjoy pleasant weather in natural surroundings. If you are a seller about to take advantage of the spring real estate market, it pays to make renovation decisions based on residential housing trends to attract buyers...


Top 5 Renovations With The Greatest Return On Investment

When you put your home on the market you anticipate the best price possible and a quick sale. Professionals will tell you that there are some steps you can take that ensure your home is attractive to the majority of serious home buyers. Cleaning out clutter, making minor repairs, staging your home for sale and completing needed renovations can go a long way in presenting your home in the best possible light...


How To Ensure Your Home Sells For Top Dollar Quickly

So you're thinking about putting your house up for sale and want to ensure it sells for top dollar and quickly.  Well you've come to the right place! We are real estate developers turned real estate agents and have extensive experience with ensuring our homes, as well as our clients homes, sell for record prices and quickly. We've compiled a checklist of what we feel are the most important things to do...


Urban Group's Top 8 Paint Colours For Staging

When it comes to choosing paint colours for resale, we are consistently asked by our clients what to use and most often we make the same recommendations - these colours have proven time and time again just how successful they are in our staging formula, resulting in us selling homes 4X faster and for much higher money than industry average*. Below are our top 8 paint choices for resale...

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