Top 10 Schools in Halton Hills

When you’re thinking about making a big move to your home, think of your children.

Moving is difficult for your children. Make sure they are as comfortable as possible in their new home.

It can be so easy to find great schools in Halton Hills.

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Schools in Halton Hills

Halton Hills is home to some of the most prestigious schools in Southern Ontario.

Many schools are located in residential areas. Some have alumni who have travelled to outer space.

Below are some of the top schools in Halton Hills.

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Schools in Halton District School Board work diligently to make sure students are getting the best education possible, focusing on math, reading and writing. Each school has a ranking system out of 10 for how well it does this job; Halton Hills main schools rank between 5-6.

1. Limehouse Public School

Address:

11139 22 Side Rd
Limehouse, L0P 1H0
Phone: 905-873-6354
Fax: 905-873-7334

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2. Holy Cross Catholic Elementary School

222 Maple Ave
Halton Hills ON, L7G 1X2
Phone: 905-877-4451

3. Ethel Gardiner Public School

14365 Danby Road
Halton Hills ON, L7G 6L8
Phone: 905-877-3849

4. ÉÉC Du Sacré-Coeur-Georgetown

34 Miller promenade
Halton Hills ON, L7G 5P7
Phone: 905-873-0510

Christ The King Catholic Secondary School

161 Guelph Street
Halton Hills ON, L7G 4A1

Stewarttown Middle School

13068 15 Side Rd RR 2
Halton Hills ON, L7G 4S5
Phone Number: 905-873-1637

St. Joseph (Acton) Catholic Elementary School

147 Mill Street
Halton Hills ON, L7J 1G7
Phone Number: 519-853-3730

Pineview Public School

13074 5 Side Rd RR 2, Halton Hills ON, L7G 4S5
Phone Number: 905-877-4363

Joseph Gibbons Public School

41 Moore Park Cres
Halton Hills ON, L7G 2T3
Phone Number: 905-877-4653

George Kennedy Public School

75 Weber Dr
Halton Hills ON, L7G 1C5
Phone Number: 905-877-4381

 

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Canada’s housing markets are finally moving back towards balance

The chill that gripped Canada’s housing market after the Bank of Canada raised interest rates earlier in the year has turned several degrees cooler.

Many of Canada’s most expensive markets, including Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, as well as Ottawa, Ottawa, Hamilton, saw their sales decline in May. This was the third month of decline for many.

Robert Hogue , assistant chief economist at RBC, stated that “Clearly the Bank of Canada has raised interest rates since March and there are prospects for more”. They’re raising the bar for buyers and lowering earlier (super-bullish) sentiment.

Since March, the central bank has increased its key rate three more times, from 0.25 to 1.5%. Economists expect that it will continue increasing until it reaches 2.5%.

major market highlights

Hogue stated tha Canada’s housing market is now undergoing rapid rebalancing.

The Toronto-area market has seen a dramatic change in the last three months. The demand-supply situation has changed from being the tightest in records to almost as loose as it was during the 2017 correction. Due to the high interest rate sensitivity of buyers due to the large mortgage sizes and the steep prices in the area, the Bank of Canada’s rate increase campaign has left them on guard. In the last three months, home resales fell by a third.

This includes a 9.3% m/m decrease in May (seasonally adjusted). After falling to historic lows during the pandemic in 2004, inventories are rising and have risen 26% over May 2012. The buyers’ urgency and willingness to participate in bidding wars has decreased significantly. In April and May, the MLS Home Price Index declined m/m. The strongest headwinds are being felt by single-detached homes in the 905 belt, which had seen their values rise the most over the past year. The City of Toronto condos have shown greater resilience. As buyers gain pricing power, we expect prices to continue falling.

This was particularly evident in Toronto where “demand-supply conditions swung close to the tightest records to nearly as loosely as during the 2017 correction,” he stated.

toronto area Source: Canadian Real Estate Association, Toronto Region Real Estate Board, RBC Economics | *Yellow dot indicates estimate for May 2022

According to RBC’s seasonally adjusted estimate and the MLS Home Price Index, Vancouver was Canada’s most expensive market. Home resales dropped more than 15% compared to the previous month. Although inventories are still lower than the previous year, they increased.

Hogue wrote that Vancouver buyers are the most rate-sensitive in the country. He believes they will be severely affected by the Bank of Canada increasing their interest rates by 100 basis points. RBC expects that buyers will negotiate better prices with sellers in the future.

Montreal, where sales fell below pre-pandemic levels one year ago, has been on the path to a soft landing longer than other markets. Hogue stated that the notable development in May was a significant increase in new listings. Prices have risen so far, but this could change if there is more supply.

Calgary’s lower prices have made it a busy market in recent years. Although three rate increases have slowed the pace of activity, Hogue said that it is still “incredibly bustling”.

The supply is tight and home resales are still well above the pre-pandemic peak levels. The cooling effect is most evident in the prices. They rose slightly in April, but were flat in May. This is a significant change from blockbuster gains earlier.

Brampton housing markets are finally moving back towards balance. The supply is finally catching up with demand so prices are stabilizing. Get a good deal on your next house, before prices go up again! Visit our blog for more information about Brampton housing market trends.

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The 32-year old man makes $431,000 per year from real estate investments, while he travels and lives in a converted van.

Real estate is a great investment. This is what I tell everyone. It can be difficult to get started.

Eight years as a real-estate investor, I have learned that small steps are the best way to go. At 23 years old, I started investing to earn a little extra money in addition to my engineering salary. I had one or two rental properties.

Today, I have 61 rental units which last year brought in $431,000 in rental income. Roofstock Academy is also my real estate coaching. My wife and I reside in a converted van, which I use as my office. We live in our California duplex when we aren’t traveling the U.S. with our van.

After I pay my mortgages, property taxes and property management fees, I make about $6,000 per monthly in passive income from my real-estate portfolio.

Since 2019, I have been investing the money in a redevelopment project, converting eight units into 17 and living off my full time coaching salary.

How I bought my first property in real estate

2013 was my first year of college. I worked as a fire prevention engineer, earning $73,000 per annum.

My goal was to save money for investment properties. I lived very low. To rent an apartment with my roommates, I paid $800 per monthly. My employer paid for essential expenses such as my car and cell phone bills. This allowed me to save even more each month.

2014 was my first real estate purchase. I used $40,000 of cash I had saved and sold $20,000 of stocks to buy a $295,000 single family home in Southern California. To cover the rest of the cost, I borrowed from the bank but I was able to get a loan from a relative.

It was vacant for two months until I rented it. However, it did not need any renovations. My monthly rent of $1,810 from my tenant enabled me to pay the monthly loan payments and manage the property.

My real estate portfolio is growing
In 2016, I owned three houses. My second purchase was financed by a traditional bank loan. The third house I purchased was purchased with a $250,000 loan from my family member at a fixed rate of 4% for 30 years.

In total, I earned $51,404 in rental income from all three properties that year. While most of it went to mortgage, maintenance, and property management costs, I also took home $1,800 per monthly.

2017 was a year that I increased my savings in order to buy more real estate. I found a cheaper apartment to share with my roommates and I invested the savings and the money I made from real estate in the stock market as well as my investment accounts.

I began to look outside of California after I realized how far each dollar could go in the right markets, where cash flow was high but buying prices were low. I purchased the best multi-unit properties in the Midwest (mainly Ohio and Kentucky) and then fixed them up.

To make this happen from afar I established relationships with agents and property managers in these markets so that I would have a team to help me find the best properties and take care my tenants.

My fees average 7% of my gross rental income per property, but can go up to 20% if I’m working with family-owned management companies.

How to get started in real estate investing
I am very fortunate to be able to travel the country as a coach and work a regular 9-to-5 job. I also earn passive income from my real estate investments.

If you have enough money to save and are willing to look around, investing in real estate can give you a competitive edge — even in this era of high home prices.

Here is my top tip:

1. Start small with a well-researched strategy
My investment strategy is “BRRRRR”: Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat.

I purchase homes in areas where units rent for more than their monthly mortgage payments. They are then renovated and rented out to pay the mortgage payment or to invest in other properties.

It is important to understand the basics of each strategy in order to determine which one works for you. There are many resources, including podcasts, such as my podcast, The Remote Real Estate Investor, and online courses.

To learn more about the strategies of other investors, you can reach out on forums such as BiggerPockets.

Many people wonder about their return on investment goals. People should compare the total returns they get from real estate (calculate it by adding cash flow and appreciation, loan payments, tax benefits, and tax benefits) with the returns they could be receiving in other investment vehicles.

Choose a number that is most comfortable for you. Don’t compare yourself with anyone else.

2. My method is designed to make it as easy as possible for you to accomplish your goals.
I feel comfortable buying something if it is easy to do and that the property won’t require too much management.

Even though this may mean lower profit margins upfront, it allows me to simplify my lifestyle and use most of my real estate portfolio for a passive income stream. Once you have completed the purchase and fixed the property, you will reap the benefits for as long as the property is yours.

My main goal with my real estate portfolio, is to be financially independent at 100%, or to pay all of my expenses, even future expenses.

3. To increase property value, you don’t necessarily need to do a complete renovation
You have two options to increase the value of your property: Maximize profits or maximize returns, or minimize expenses.

My portfolio has seen me spend approximately $2.5 million on renovations so far. I have tried to maximize every dollar. A few simple upgrades, such as stainless steel appliances and laundry rooms, can increase the rental value.

You can increase the value of your property by buying in favorable markets.

4. Local property professionals are available
In the markets that I invest, I work with mom-and-pop local property management businesses.

I was able to build a portfolio of properties in the Midwest, while still living in California. Now, I can travel and generate income from my properties. My agent can let me view houses via FaceTime and I can rely on trusted contractors for renovations. It is up to my property manager to find responsible tenants.

You can connect with experts in your market using online platforms such as All Property Management and get recommendations from your network and peers.

Michael Albaum is a real estate investor and Head Coach of Roofstock Academy. Follow him on Twitter @MichaelAlbaum.

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Blackstone Betting Big on Canadian Real Estate with New Toronto Office

Blackstone has opened a Canadian branch in Toronto which they are using to expand their company into new markets such as commercial and residential properties.

Blackstone is one of the most highly regarded firms for investments in various sectors including real estate, private equity, hedge fund solutions, credit and many others. They are known for their connections to startups but also offer capital markets services.

“I look forward strengthening Blackstone’s strong presence in Canada, and supporting businesses across many different sectors,” Ms. Lin said in a press release. “Canada’s population growth rate is the highest of all G7 countries and is almost double that of the U.S. I believe this will continue to create exciting opportunities on the market.”

Blackstone currently has approximately 450 properties in Canada and is valued at $14-billion. Blackstone’s portfolio focuses mainly on logistics such as warehouses. Blackstone teamed with Ivanhoe Cambridge Inc. (a subsidiary of Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec) to acquire Pure Industrial REIT at a price of $3.8 billion, including debt. Pure also acquired 190 additional industrial properties last year as part of its Cominar REIT acquisition.

Blackstone has also expanded its Canadian residential and commercial holdings. In 2019, the fund asset manager bought Vancouver’s Bentall Centre for $1-billion. It purchased three downtown Toronto office buildings, known as the Atlantic complex, in 2021 for $240 million.

Blackstone and a partner purchased a 12-property Quebec senior home chain last year. The asset manager bought Montreal’s Air Canada Alttoria Tower for $230 million. This building combines offices with condominiums.

Nadeem Meghji is Blackstone’s New York-based head for real estate Americas. He said that the fund manager invests in major themes such as industrial properties that are to E-Commerce, rental housing, life sciences offices, and film studios that are benefiting from an increase in streaming service production.

In a press release, Mr. Meghji, who is a Vancouver native, stated that “we are long-term believer in the strength of Canada’s economy.”

Blackstone is one the largest property investors in the world, managing assets of US$880-billion and real estate worth US$298-billion. Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is one of its main competitors.

Blackstone is expanding as institutional investors increase their capital allocations for real estate. Preqin, a British-based investment data company, conducted a survey of pension plans and insurers. It found that 26% of investors intend to allocate US$300 million or more for real estate this year. Only 9% of those surveyed did so a year ago.

According to industry surveys, approximately US$4.1 trillion is invested by fund managers worldwide in this sector.

Property’s perceived value as an inflation hedge is part of its appeal. Avison Young, a commercial real estate firm, recently published a study that found “the relationship between realty and inflation is more nuanced then conventional wisdom would have you believe.”

Avison Young examined major Canadian, U.S., and British markets. They found that property markets are not very protective against inflation spikes over the short-term – less than five-years. The sector performs well if the investment horizon is extended to five years or longer. According to the study, “realty’s inflation-protecting abilities are best suited for long-term owners who are willing to endure fluctuations in multiyear economic and realty cycles.”

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Canada’s warehouse space is expected to run out by the end of the year.

According to a study provided by commercial real estate firm CBRE Ltd, a near-record 26.1 million square feet (2.4 million square meters) of logistics real estate is under development, with much of it already leased. And, with existing warehouse vacancy rates at historic lows, it may soon be practically difficult for firms to find storage space.

“A large amount of industrial space is required merely to keep up with the shift in consumer behavior toward e-commerce,” says one expert. “By the end of the year, we won’t have enough room for anyone to come in.”

According to JPMorgan Chase & Co. experts, Canada trailed behind other industrialized countries in e-commerce adoption before to the pandemic, but online sales have expanded faster than in other Western countries in recent years. According to the bank, the percentage of buyers who made at least 40% of their transactions online had more than quadrupled by April 2020 compared to the rate before the epidemic.

With the country currently dealing with a fresh round of COVID-19 cases and regulations, the conditions that have made e-commerce such a big part of Canadians’ lives appear to be sticking around for a while.

Businesses have been snapping up industrial real estate at an unprecedented rate as a result of the trend. According to the CBRE research, almost 10.4 million square feet of warehouse space was leased throughout Canada in the first three months of this year. The major cities in North America, Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal, have the lowest vacancy rates in the world.

According to Hanna, landlords may have to consider transforming retail and office buildings that were mainly underused during the epidemic into logistics centers since new construction is coming up too slowly to fill the void in those locations.

According to statistics from data source Altus Group, Amazon Canada Fulfillment Services spent $40 million (US$32 million) last month to acquire 40 acres (16 hectares) in the Toronto suburb of Pickering that had previously been home to a local flea market.

“Industrial tenants and developers are having to be inventive to free up some space,” according to the article. “This is a very lean year, making it difficult for tenants.”

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The usage of HELOCs is growing at an even faster rate – the Bank of Canada.

According to the Bank of Canada statistics, Canada’s entire HELOC debt load continued to increase in September 2016, reaching $270.2 billion.
According to Better Dwelling’s analysis of the BoC statistics, the growth rate in October was the highest since May 2019, up 4.4 percent ($11.4 billion) from September 2020.
According to Better Dwelling, the market for HELOC debt has also expanded at a greater rate than GDP.
“The monthly expansion for September has surpassed the country’s flash projections. HELOC debt is now equivalent to 14 percent of GDP, a figure that was just 11.9 percent five years ago,” Better Dwelling added. “We’re seeing a lot of people taking equity out of their homes, which is becoming an increasingly substantial economic force… The borrowing has been used to compensate for sluggish wage growth.”
HELOCs might make it more difficult for regulators to properly assess consumer credit situations, which might pose significant dangers to both the consumer population and the market as a whole, according to Peter Routledge, Canada’s superintendent of financial institutions.
“HELOCs and non-traditional housing backed securities can result in larger and more persistent outstanding principal balances, raising the risk of a loss to lenders.,” Routledge told BNN Bloomberg. “Furthermore, borrowers may be better equipped to handle financial strain if they utilize their lines of credit to make mortgage payments.”

Mississauga Location

268 Derry Rd W Unit 101, Mississauga, ON L5W 0H6

Brampton Location

2 County Court Blvd #150, Brampton, ON, L6W 3W8

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23 Mountainview Rd S, Georgetown, ON L7G 4J8