Meet the Team

 

Glenn Martin

Broker of Record

Co-founding ONSALE HOMES REALTY with Cory in 2009 was an extension of Glenn's commitment to bring the best possible service to our valued clients, at the best possible price. Glenn's extensive experience and commitment to quality service are why, year after year, his clients continue to trust him with one of their most important transactions: the purchase and sale of their home.

Email: glenn@themartingroup.ca

Direct: 905-334-9195

 

Cory Martin

Broker

Today, better than 80% of Cory's business comes from repeat and referred clients who trust Cory to get it done. A graduate of the University of Western Ontario, Cory's BMOS degree with an Honors Specialization in Global Commerce has provided a strong business background integral to his success in real estate. To stay current with the rapidly changing industry, he regularly attends courses to ensure clients are receiving progressive advice.

Email: cory@themartingroup.ca

Direct: 905-334-1118

 

Karen Martin

Broker

Every team needs that go-to person, someone they can rely on when it just has to get done. Karen provides the support every team needs to succeed and ensures nothing falls through the cracks. Karen provides an amazing level a care and a real concern for our client's needs. Karen's access to all the major real estate boards ensures that if you need a home, it's likely Karen finds it first. Her commitment to finding our clients great homes is the primary focus of her day. In this competitive market, being there first can make all the difference.

Email: karen@themartingroup.ca

Direct: 905-334-9196


 

 

 

Mary-Anne Field

Sales representative

As an award-winning agent and earning the “Award of Excellence Lifetime Member” my network of satisfied homeowners and colleagues have grown since 1999. My team provides exceptional service to every client. If a move is in your future, you will need a highly trained professional, someone who will answer all of your questions honestly with no pressure to sell and someone who will represent your best interests. Whether you are buying, selling or both, we will take a proactive approach, keeping you informed and most importantly, deliver the results you want.

Email: mfield@themartingroup.ca

Direct: 905-484-0556

 

 

ALLAN FIELD

Sales representative

A lifelong resident in the Halton area, Allan has years of experience providing a high standard of service to his clients. Trustworthy, hardworking, loyal and a strong negotiator are the words his clients use to describe Allan’s exceptional service. You can count on Allan to carefully listen to you, provide the market knowledge you expect and expertly guide you through the process of buying or selling your home.

Email: afield@themartingroup.ca

Direct: 905-484-0557


 

 

 


Swimming pools are enjoyable in the heat, but they haven't always been a top-selling feature in real estate. They don't appeal to every homebuyer who isn't interested in the cost, upkeep, or safety concerns that come with a seasonal feature. However, the demand for swimming pools is only one more way the GTA real estate market has changed during the pandemic. 

 

When it comes to pool popularity, COVID-19 caused many homebuyers to opt for a pool within their home. Simultaneously, demand has risen for larger homes with more outdoor space, as well as a reduction in leisure and entertainment locations. People were on the lookout for some of the hottest real estate in the GTA when they decided to buy a property with a pool. In a year of heated competition among property purchasers, it turned out that pooled homes were fetching slightly higher prices. As an example, some homes with pools sold for nearly $200,000 more than homes without pools.

 

Click here to see what houses with outdoor pools are available for sale in the GTA.

 

 

In Need of a Vacation?

Families determined that travelling less due to the pandemic and spending more time at home was the best option. Obviously, the more delightful your home is, the more likely you are to miss travelling less and enjoy your home more.

 

 

Advantages of Having a Pool


Make a Low-Impact Exercise Option for Yourself - Swimming pools are used for more than just having fun. Owning a swimming pool is like owning a home gym, but only better. Every resident within the home has access to the pool, which allows them to exercise at any time and in a low-impact manner.

 

Increase the Value of Your Home - Pool installation typically has a lower return on investment than other renovations such as kitchen or bathroom modifications. With the pandemic, however, the return on investment for pools has increased due to the fact that more homeowners are searching for properties with a swimming pool.

 

Take Advantage of the Convenience and Privacy - In today's hectic environment, finding privacy might be challenging. Having a swimming pool offers natural privacy, allowing you to enjoy a quiet paradise at any time.

 

Host Get-Togethers and Parties - If you enjoy entertaining guests at your house, you'll enjoy throwing poolside parties. Pools are ideal locations for gatherings and makes organizing a get-together simpler.

 

 

When in search of a home with a pool, don’t let the pool be your only focus. Look out for these 6 Warning Signs That Could Mean Expensive Repairs.

 

 

What’s Involved with Managing a Pool?

When it comes time to sell, a poorly kept pool will depreciate the value of your home (If you decide to sell in the future). Weekly testing and monitoring of pool water is required, as well as the addition of salt or other chemicals on a regular basis. Pools frequently require more comprehensive treatment. Skimming leaves from the surface, vacuuming the pool, cleaning the skimmer, and backwashing the filter are all weekly activities. Even when the owners are out on vacation, these chores require constant attention. Annual start-up and shutdown for the season, as well as long-term fixture and structural maintenance, are all factors to consider. Many pool owners perform their own maintenance, while others hire someone to do it for them.

 

 

If you're ready to start looking for a home with a pool in the GTA and need some guidance from a real estate agent, The Martin Group can assist you.

 


Contact us today to find the home of your dreams.

 

 

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A detached house is the style of home that most of us envision when we think of a traditional home, and it's also the type of home that most people desire. If you're looking to buy or sell a detached home in Burlington, below offers some useful information.

 

Burlington detached home sale prices climbed in June 2021 over the previous year, higher than even our March 2021 peak. The average selling price increased by almost 36% compared to last June. Although the number of sales and new listings have dropped, selling prices remain high for the city of Burlington.

 


 

YEAR-OVER-YEAR DATA FOR DETACHED HOMES IN BURLINGTON

 

 

Stats retrieved from TRREB

 

 


As you can see, the increase in sale prices over the previous year substantially outpaced the increase in number of sales and new listings, making this a great time for sellers.

 

Interested in buying a detached home in Burlington? There are a vast variety of options available for types of detached properties and which are suitable for particular individuals.

 


Detached 2-story homes are ideal for single families

One of the most prevalent house designs is a fully detached property with two full storeys (one up and one down, plus basement). These types of detached homes are ideal for single families. Why, you ask? The separation of public and private rooms is made easier with the addition of a second storey and It's a lot more enjoyable to experiment with space massing and scale than it is with just one level if you are the type of individual that likes to re-design and renovate your living space. 

  


Detached Bungalows are great for the elderly

There are numerous advantages to living on one floor. One-story homes are simple to maintain because everything is on the same level, making maintenance a breeze. They're easier to manage, especially for the elderly who may be unable to properly navigate stairs. A one-story home will mean fewer chances of falls and accidents and also will allow you to safely age in place as you get older. Detached bungalows are also on the cheaper scale compared to 2-story detached homes, making it more affordable and ideal for first-time homebuyers.

 


Amazing Custom Builds in South Burlington 

Most people desire a home that meets their tastes and needs, is energy efficient or environmentally friendly, and includes cutting-edge technology. They do, however, want a property that is close to work, shopping, dining, and entertainment. South Burlington has become a popular destination for custom builds because they are designed to various requirements, and newer homes are more energy efficient than older homes. Energy-saving features will also conserve vital resources besides saving money. You’ll also be able to avoid costly repairs or renovations, and the best part is that you get to choose where you want to build it. 

 

Check out some of the current lots/lands that are available now in South Burlington!


The Burlington real estate market, which has become a hotspot for homeowners looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Toronto in search of larger homes, yards with swimming pools, and more breathing room. In addition, The Royal Botanical Gardens and the Art Gallery of Burlington are among the prominent attractions in the Burlington real estate market, which has been attracting purchasers for more than just its residences. 

 

Check out what listings are available in Burlington now!

 

Please contact The Martin Group if you have any questions about the Burlington or Halton Region real estate market, whether you are a home buyer or seller. We can gladly assist you with any of your requirements.

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The May numbers for the Greater Toronto Area are out! 

With yet another lockdown in the province of Ontario due to COVID-19, sales in May 2021 have dropped short of this year’s March high of 15,646 sales. Despite the minor drop in sales in the prior two months, market conditions have remained competitive in May propelling the average selling price to all time high. Realtors of the Greater Toronto Area recorded 11,951 sales, more than doubling the previous years’ total.

With new listings trending slightly lower than sale numbers, this implies that people who are actively searching to buy a property are still up against a lot of competition from other purchasers, putting a lot of upward pressure on selling prices. This would explain why there has been a high demand for ownership housing, including both single-family homes and condominium apartments.

The real estate market has remained strong throughout the year. Burlington and Oakville real estate communities have been thriving significantly with sales prices reaching new highs compared to May of last year. Let's take a closer look below.
 

YEAR-OVER-YEAR DATA SHOWS SUBSTANTIAL GROWTH IN
BURLINGTON AND OAKVILLE

According to the most recent Halton Region MLS data, the average property price is $1,193,780, with a 48% increase for new listings. 


If you’ve been considering selling your property in Burlington or Oakville, now is the best time to do so since market circumstances are continuously growing and there are many benefits when selling your home in the summertime. 


 

COMPARISON OF MARKET STATS FOR MAY 2021 AND 2020: 
OAKVILLE AND BURLINGTON


When we look at the specific property types, we can observe that the average prices in Burlington and Oakville increased across the board. The Halton Region alone had a 58% increase in sales year-over- year for all home types, while the average home price increased by 23%.
 
With detached homes being the trendiest type of property, the average price in Halton increased by 21% from May of last year. In Burlington and Oakville alone, detached and semi-detached homes, which are quite popular in these two cities, increased by 17% and 27%.

A 60% sales increase for Townhouses in Oakville 
Oakville has seen strong growth year after year, but what might be surprising is that Oakville townhouse prices are up by 40% from last year at this time. Unlike in some areas, such as the city of Toronto, where townhouse prices only increased by 11%. This suggests that the demand for townhouses in Oakville is rapidly increasing. 

Despite the ongoing pandemic, Oakville and Burlington remain popular amongst some of the cities in the GTA, where housing demand continues to grow, as evidenced by rising home prices. 

Check out available listings in Burlington and Oakville today!

If you have any questions about the GTA or Halton Region market, inquiring as a home buyer or seller, make sure to contact The Martin Group. We will be happy to assist with any of your needs.


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