By: Pat & Gord Kay

"We met Mary-Anne several years ago when she was helping our daughter and her husband find their first home and then their next two homes as their family grew. They had nothing but good things to say about her. We chose to work with her when we decided to downsize our home. She literally worked day and night and was always available finally finding us the house that met all our needs. She is professional, delightful and patient to work with. If you want a good experience with your next house search, we would highly recommend you working with Mary-Anne."

By: Lauren and Sandra

My wife and I started working with Mary-Anne when we were buying our first condo. She went out of her way to walk us through the process of buying and took great care in helping us find our first home. She wanted us to feel like our choice was absolutely perfect, and it was. Recently she helped us buy and sell, and her process stayed the same. Always open to questions goes out of her way to make time for her client's needs, and wants nothing more than for you to be happy with your purchase/sale. We are so lucky to have found such a thoughtful and hard-working real estate agent. She really is the best.

By: Jamison and Dottie

Thank you so much for your help in selling our townhome in just three days. You were one of three agents we spoke with prior to listing our house for sale. Your presentation displayed honesty, preparation and knowledge of the area, which exceeded that of the other agents we spoke with. Those qualities continued once we listed with you, including with the presentation of purchase offers and the steps necessary to successfully close the sale. You kept us informed during the process, quickly forwarded offers and responded to many of our questions, including mortgage referrals. We highly recommend you to others looking to list their homes. Thank you so very much for being such a pleasant agent to work with.

By: Velma Ganassini

My husband and I have worked with Mary-Anne many times, and she has always provided excellent service with a high degree of integrity. She listened to our requirements, didn’t waste our time unnecessarily and always fought for our best interests. A true professional and a great negotiator. I would gladly recommend Mary-Anne as a Real Estate agent.

By: Paul

Mary-Anne provided us with truly incredible service when we were looking at purchasing a house. She is driven, focused on our needs and went above and beyond my expectations through this process. I highly recommend her real estate services to anyone and I look forward to working with her again on our next housing purchase in the future.

By: Annabelle Kovatcheva

I have worked with Mary-Anne on a number of occasions since 2003. She has provided me with great service and advice every time. She has always been very nice, easy to deal with and approach with questions. I would definitely recommend her services, and I intend to use her again in the future.

By: Gil and Barbara

Glenn has always been an honest, trustworthy, knowable, and informative professional that we have trusted over the years for our real estate transactions This trusted professionalism is what we expect, rely on, and get with Glen when making a serious purchase and selling of our home Glenn really cares! He has taken time from his holidays to assure we were happy with our decisions and to answer any concerns we had We have referred Glenn many times over the years as “our real estate guy”

By: Ann Smith

Hi, just a note to say thanks for all you have done for us throughout this process. As first time buyers, we had a lot of unanswered questions regarding the purchase of our home. Thank you for providing the answers to many of these and giving us informed advice on the homes that we visited!


I am so thankful to have had a team such as Cory and Glenn guide me down the road of home buying. It just makes it that much easier when you’re working with people who care.


Cory is someone that truly goes the extra mile for his clients, and I would highly recommend his services to anyone looking to buy or sell.

By: Sonia

This is our 3rd time using Glenn and On Sales Homes and we could not be happier. Glenn is very professional, always reassuring and knows the market. He put at our minds at ease and got us the best possible offer. We are very pleased and highly recommend Glenn and On Sale Homes


Karen and Glenn’s knowledge of homes and housing markets made a generally stressful process a lot easier!


A big thank you to you both for the infinite amount of time you have spent helping me in my search of a property, and for offering your assistance and advice, so graciously.


We will recommend you to anyone we know who needs an honest, fair and hard working realtor. You are the best!


Thanks again for all of your hard work and support during the sale process… that SOLD sign looks great!


I would like to thank you so much for all your help. You truly care about your clients, are extremely knowledgeable and helpful.


Having Cory Martin as my real estate broker was like doing business with my best friend!

By: Ovi

Exciting times! Our home will be up for sale very soon but I already feel compelled to testify for the great professionalism and a lot of knowledge that Cory presented to us during this process. I have no doubt that we are in very good hands!

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When it comes to new subdivisions, we give up the mature neighbourhood feel we get in places where trees stretch out and form a green canopy over the street. We exchange this for the convenience of a newly built home in the suburbs with our choice of lot and floor plan, no repairs, and the thrill of being part of a growing community.

However, we frequently overlook the fact that even the most established neighbourhoods today were once brand new. Therefore, we must start like all the older generations and plant trees for our new homes!

So, What Can We Do?

The first step in creating or rebuilding a green canopy is to plant trees where possible on individual lots. It does take time, but not nearly as much time as you might think.

Aside from planting trees, landscaping your yard will help it look more established and comfortable. This will give your garden form and structure, as well as frame the front of your house, and they'll add beauty now and, in the years, to follow. There is an old saying, “the person who plants a tree knowing they will not see its maturity, understands the meaning of life."

Important Tip:

Plant in the fall. Most garden centres cut prices in the fall. You can either save money or get a much more mature tree for the same money. Really a win/win/win. For you, your neighbours, and the planet.

So, let's start planting trees in our newer neighbourhoods! This will not only help the environment, but it will also reward you when it is time to sell!

Contact The Martin Group today for more information, or to find you the right home with beautiful and plentiful trees.


The third-best sales record in TRREB's history was recorded in August 2021. Though the market has seen its normal summer lull, the need for owning homes is evident. Simultaneously, the availability of housing is on the decline. Competition among home buyers has been increasing in this tight market, resulting in double-digit yearly price hikes.






Stats retrieved from TRREB



As shown in the graph above, according to TRREB's MLS System, Toronto real estate agents in the Greater Toronto Area saw a 19.9% drop in home sales in August 2021 compared to the previous year's record of 10,738, and new listings filed in the system were down 43 percent compared to the previous year's record of 18,599. Despite the decline, the average selling price continues to rise with a 12.6% increase.


This year's low number of new postings is really troubling. It implies that there is an undersupply of housing, and this will worsen when immigration to Canada increases. With the approaching federal election in mind, the federal parties have all put a focus on housing availability and affordability. 


If we take a further look into The Halton Region, more specifically Burlington and Oakville, you will see that there has also been a tremendous decrease in the number of sales and new listings.








Stats retrieved from TRREB



On average, a property in Halton Region costs $1,070,911, up by 3.8 percent according to the most recent MLS data. While the number of sales dropped by 27.5 percent, there was also a 41.7 percent reduction in new listings.


In all three locations, it's clear that now is a great time to sell your home. As a buyer, however, it appears to be considerably more difficult due to a slowdown in new listings and an increase in home values.



Let's take a closer look at how particular property types compare in Burlington and Oakville.







Stats retrieved from TRREB


The average price for all property types in Burlington and Oakville has risen. Prices increased by 3.8 percent in the Halton Region alone for all property types. The average price for detached homes in all of the Halton Region increased by 20.8 percent as a result of their popularity. The increasing popularity of detached and semi-detached homes in Oakville and Burlington was reflected in their 21.5% and 19% growth, respectively.


Although the number of sales and listings have declined in Oakville and Burlington, these cities remain popular in the GTA, where home demand continues to rise.


Click here to look at property listings in Burlington and Oakville!


The Martin Group is the go-to brokerage firm if you have any queries regarding the GTA or Halton Region real estate market, whether you're a property buyer or seller. We're here to help with everything you may need.


It’s that time of year again, schools in session! The kids are all getting pumped up in hopes of a better school year than the previous year. As we all know, the pandemic wreaked havoc on children's ability to obtain a proper education, resulting in school closures that forced them to study everything online rather than in person. So what is the 2021/2022 school year going to look like in Oakville and Burlington?


The Reopening Plan for the Halton School Board

The Halton District School Board states that students and staff will be back in secure and productive learning environments by September 2021. They pledge to maintain an inclusive, safe, and discrimination-free environment.


The Reopening School Guide for September 2021 covers five areas: health and family, operations, instruction, wellness and technology. It is essential to understand that things may change. 


Health and family

  • Student Self-Assessment and Screening
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Physical Distance
  • Masks, including cloth masks and face coverings
  • Enhanced Care Cleaning Procedures
  • Environment and Air Flow Fountains for Drinking
  • Student Learning Communities
  • Potential student with COVID-19 prior to entering school
  • Potential student with COVID-19 at School
  • Personal protective equipment used by staff members



They've put out a daily operational plan for a school's involvement in ensuring the safe reopening.


  • Family responsibilities
  • Student belongings
  • The school’s outdoor play structures facilitate entrance and exit points
  • School hours and student access
  • Lunch and food items
  • Academic Calendar
  • Before and after-school programs, early childhood educational programs
  • On-the-spot crisis resolution



The School Board will implement the Ministry of Education's new approach by creating a few days dedicated to face-to-face education in methods that are both engaging and student-centered.



Staff members will need to focus on helping kids become reacquainted with one another and rebuild a solid pattern of support as they return to school after being away for some time. Guidance counsellors, social workers, and other school-based support staff will provide all the assistance that students need.



We will provide students' support through a program geared for those studying through Distance Learning.


The details mentioned are the Halton District School Board's intention to reopen. Their website provides access to further data, and you can also contact your children's schools for more information. 


We've all been swept into a new educational and cultural reality with the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Working together, we can minimize the problems faced by our kids as school begins again.



Top Schools in Burlington and Oakville

Some of the best high-ranked public and Catholic schools are outlined below for elementary and secondary students.



Are you looking for a home in Burlington or Oakville, click here to view our active listings!



Contact Glenn Martin today if you have any inquiries about real estate or the schools in the local area.