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Real Estate Insights for Oakville, Burlington, and Milton Residents

How to Save Money for a House: Tips and Strategies

Wednesday Nov 29th, 2023

putting saving money in a piggy bank for a house

Embarking on the journey to homeownership can be as challenging as it is exciting. At Jamie Vieira & Associates, we understand that saving for a house is a significant milestone in your life. That's why we've put together this comprehensive guide to help you navigate the financial aspects of buying a home. 1. Setting Your Home-Buying Goals Start by establishing clear financial targets and a timeline. Consider these key components: Down Payment: This initial payment... [read more]

Essential Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

Wednesday Nov 22nd, 2023

Two new home owners buying their first home and moving in

Buying your first home is thrilling yet daunting. When you work with Jamie Vieira and Associates, it's more than just buying a home. Our team is dedicated to ensuring that every step of your journey is seamless. Our clients often share their experiences of how Jamie and his team make the process smooth and stress-free. "We definitely recommend Jamie and his team to all our family and friends who need a reliable real estate agent. Thank you for all the hard work. It’s been a... [read more]

Why You Should Consider Living in Burlington Ontario

Wednesday Nov 15th, 2023

lakeside and downtown view of burlington ontario

Burlington, Ontario, a gem nestled in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), offers a unique blend of urban sophistication and family-friendly charm. With its picturesque setting on Lake Ontario, vibrant downtown core, and top-rated schools, Burlington is not just a place to live; it's a lifestyle choice for those seeking balance, safety, and opportunity. Here are the top reasons to live in Burlington Ontario. 1. Family-Friendly Neighbourhoods   Burlington strikes... [read more]

October 2023 Oakville and Burlington Real Estate Market Analysis

Tuesday Nov 7th, 2023

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With the arrival of fall, the Oakville real estate market and Burlington real estate market each begin to reveal their seasonal narratives. Jamie Vieira & Associates, a leader among Burlington real estate agents and recognized as some of the best realtors in Oakville, brings you the latest market insights. Oakville Market Overview A Period of Transition The Oakville real estate market is experiencing a time of transition. Average property prices have seen a decrease to... [read more]

Why Oakville is the Ideal Place for Real Estate Investment and Living

Sunday Oct 29th, 2023

lakeside view of oakville ontario

Oakville, a picturesque city located on the shores of Lake Ontario, is not just another suburban community; it's a city that offers an unparalleled quality of life. Named one of Canada's top 20 places to invest, Oakville is a beacon of luxury, comfort, and green living. Here's why Oakville is the perfect place to own real estate and why people are flocking to live here. Prime Location Imagine waking up to the serene views of Lake Ontario every morning. Oakville offers this and... [read more]

The Hidden Costs of Cash for Houses: Why You Need A Trusted Real Estate Professional

Wednesday Oct 25th, 2023

hand holding stack of cash in front of home

The allure of quick cash offers for your home can be tempting, especially when you're facing financial difficulties. Companies promising fast cash, no Realtor fees, and immediate closings are on the rise. However, these options often come with hidden costs and risks, making it crucial to work with a trusted real estate professional like Jamie Vieira & Associates. The Pitfalls of Unregulated Home-Buying Companies Linda, a resident of Ontario, found herself in a financial bind... [read more]

Oakville Real Estate Market: What September 2023 Trends Mean for Buyers and Sellers

Wednesday Oct 18th, 2023


A Closer Look at Oakville's Real Estate Dynamics September 2023 brought some interesting shifts in the Oakville real estate market. While detached homes experienced a slight dip in value, other property types like condo apartments saw a year-over-year increase of 2.7%, marking the first such rise in nearly a year. The average residential property in Oakville was sold for $1.55 million, an uptick of $60,000 compared to August. The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Perspective The... [read more]

How to Know When It's the Best Time to Sell

Wednesday Oct 11th, 2023


Deciding to sell your house is a significant financial and emotional decision. Your home is more than just bricks and mortar; it's an archive of memories and milestones. Whether you're outgrowing your current space, considering downsizing, or eyeing a new location, various factors will influence your decision to sell. Here's how to determine when it's the best time to sell your house. Assess Your Financial Situation First, get a clear understanding of your mortgage... [read more]

Your Partners in Real Estate: Jamie Vieira & Associates

Wednesday Oct 4th, 2023

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Choosing the right real estate agents can make or break your property buying or selling experience. At Jamie Vieira & Associates, a top-producing team under Century 21 Miller, we set the gold standard in real estate in Oakville, Burlington, and Milton. This blog gives a detailed view of our services, processes, and what makes us unique in real estate. The Company: A Legacy of Excellence Jamie Vieira & Associates is not just another name in the real estate business. With a... [read more]

Hot Tips for Energy Savings at Home

Friday Sep 21st, 2018


Many might not realize the easy steps one can undertake to save energy and effectively lower their hydro as well as gas and even water bills with relative ease and very little compromise. Lowering of heating, cooling and electricity costs can be accomplished through very simple changes homeowners can do themselves. 1. Find better ways to heat and cool your house Heating and cooling digest at least half of typical household energy use. Here are a few tips to help remedy this: Use... [read more]

ELF’S, GDO’S AND DOM - Real Estate Acronyms You Should Know When Buying or Selling Your Home

Friday Sep 21st, 2018


As realtors, it’s safe to say we occasionally assume everyone knows the terms we use daily. I’m lucky to work with some fantastic brokers and salespeople so on behalf of all of us, let me apologize if you’ve ever for second thought that along with the appliances and window coverings you were also purchasing an ELF with your new home. Here are a few acronyms we use along with their meanings. Hopefully you read this before you clear a spot on the shelf. ELF’s –... [read more]

5 Over Used Real Estate Terms

Wednesday Aug 29th, 2018


1. Priced To Sell What else would it be priced at? The assumption is, if you've gone through the steps to list your home on the open market then it's with the intent to sell. 2. Gleaming Hardwood Floors It seems that every home with hardwood floors is GLEAMING! Stop it people! 3. Show With Confidence What does this even mean? What if the realtor showing that day is feeling not so confident? Can we still show? 4. Backyard Oasis Unless there's a pool, drink station and... [read more]

Glen Abbey Golf Course Update - Summer 2018

Wednesday Aug 29th, 2018


With the Canadian Open having just finished up in Oakville, Ontario, we thought now would be a good time to update you on the status of the Glen Abbey Golf Course situation. As you’ve likely heard by now, ClubLink has submitted an application to demolish the golf course, while Oakville Council is arguing their application is flawed because they applied under Section 34 of the Ontario Heritage Act. This act deals with buildings and structures, while the Town believes Glen Abbey is a... [read more]

Are Your Must Haves Really Must Haves?

Tuesday Aug 28th, 2018


When your ready to buy a home, your realtor will usually meet with you and ask for your "must haves" or your "wish lists". This helps them narrow down the criteria in order to make the search process more accurate. Here are a few key considerations you should make before finalizing your list. Let's get started:   "I need GRANITE counter tops" This is a very common item we find on our home buyers wish list. But before you rule out looking at homes... [read more]



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