Best Winter activities in Burlington

Burlington offers a variety  of winter activities for residents and visitors to enjoy. Some of the best winter activities in the area include:

  1. Skiing and Snowboarding: Although we don’t have any ski hills the area surrounding Burlington is home to several ski hills, including the popular Glen Eden Ski and Snowboard Centre. Glen Eden offers a variety of runs for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels.
  2. Ice Skating: Burlington has several ice rinks that are open to the public during the winter months, including Central Park and the very popular outdoor skating rink at Spencer Smith Park. The city also has indoor skating rinks, that offer a warm place to skate.
  3. Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing: The Royal Botanical Gardens and other parks around Burlington offer groomed trails for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, allowing visitors to enjoy the beauty of nature during the winter months.
  4. Winter drive: For a relaxing winter adventure once the roads are cleared you can take a drive through the beautiful countryside around Burlington and look at the freshly fallen snow on the trees.
  5. Winter Festivals and Events: Burlington hosts a variety of winter festivals and events throughout the season, including the Burlington Santa Claus Parade, and the Winter Lights Festival.
  6. Shopping and Dining: Burlington is home to a wide range of shops and restaurants, so visitors can take a break from the cold and enjoy some indoor activities.
  7. Bundle up and put on your winter boots and enjoy a walk through a winter wonderland in one of Burlingtons beautiful parks or trails such as Lasalle, kerns cliff park and Lowville. 
  8. Sledding! how could we forget about one of the best winter activities for all ages. Each neighbourhood has big and small hills for you to enjoy.

Overall, there are plenty of things to do in Burlington during the winter, from skiing and skating to festivals and events, visitors can enjoy the winter season in this city.

What is your favourite winter activity to do in Burlington? 


How Do Real Estate Agents Get Paid?

In Ontario, real estate agents are typically paid by commission. This means that they earn a % of the sale price of a property as their fee for their services. The commission rate is  negotiated between the seller and the real estate agent/brokerage at the time of listing the property.

There is no “standard” rate charged. The commission rate can vary depending on factors such as the location of the property, the price of the property, and the complexity of the sale. Not to mention each agent can charge their own rate and this may also be relate to the amount of services provided. 

Commissions are typically split between the listing agent and the selling agent. Historically it was evenly split however we now see a variety of combinations. Technically , the commission is split between the two agents' brokerages, with each brokerage receiving a portion of the commission and then disbursing the commission owed to the sales agents. 

It's worth noting that in some cases, buyers may also be charged a commission by their agent, but this practice is less common. In addition, some home sellers opt to use a flat-fee or a limited service real estate agent, which will charge a flat fee rather than a commission.

Do you have more questions about how real estate agents get paid? Reach out to me today! 


5 Reasons to live in Burlington

Have you been thinking of moving to Burlington Ontario? Here are just a few reasons that make Burlington a great place to call home.

  1. Proximity to nature: Burlington is located on the shore of Lake Ontario and is surrounded by beautiful parks and conservation areas. The city is home to the Royal Botanical Gardens, which is the largest botanical garden in Canada and offers a wide range of hiking and biking trails.
  2. Strong economy: Burlington has a strong and diverse economy that is anchored by the manufacturing and service sectors. The city is home to several large companies and is also a hub for small businesses and startups.
  3. Quality of life: Burlington is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in Canada. The city has a low crime rate, excellent healthcare and education, and a high standard of living.
  4. Cultural diversity: Burlington is a diverse and inclusive community that welcomes people from all over the world. The city is home to a vibrant arts and culture scene and hosts a variety of festivals and events throughout the year.
  5. Access to major cities: Burlington is located just a short drive from Toronto, which is one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in Canada. The city is also located close to the US border, making it easy to travel to major American cities like New York and Buffalo.

Overall, Burlington is a great place to live and offers a high quality of life, great access to nature and culture, and a strong economy. Whether you're looking to raise a family, start a business, or just enjoy a great lifestyle, Burlington has something to offer.

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