Canada's Condominium Magazine

Monthly Archives: May 2012

New alerts service could help find missing children

New alerts service could help find missing children

Tomorrow, May 25, is International Missing Children’s Day. Not a happy event, but important. To mark the day, a group called MissingKids.ca is launching a new notification service called MissingKidsALERT. The new system lets members of the public sign up to receive alerts when a child goes missing in a particular community. MissingKidsALERT is meant… Continue Reading

GTA housing market in good shape, but OECD pushing for interest rate hikes

GTA housing market in good shape, but OECD pushing for interest rate hikes

The new home market in the GTA is healthy and stable, according to the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), announcing home sales numbers for the month of April. The numbers are from RealNet Canada, BILD’s source of new home market intelligence. In April, 4,819 new homes were sold in the GTA. This number… Continue Reading

Money can’t buy good taste

Money can’t buy good taste

The most expensive home in the world, this ostentatious pile was built by Perkins and Will, the famous American architects for their Mumbai client, multi-billionaire Mukesh Ambani. It’s reported to have cost over $1 billion. Have you heard the one about the rich Indian guy who built a billion-dollar house for himself and his wife… Continue Reading

Other Popular Stories

Even with a dip in home sales, as markets adjust to new rules, new home pricing remains high due to low supply and “right sizing” dilemma

Even with a dip in home sales, as markets adjust to new rules, new home pricing remains high due to low supply and “right sizing” dilemma

Although some recent reports show a drop in actual resale sales — in the short-term dramatic double digit drops according to some brokers — prices are showing no sign of dropping on new homes.[1] The Building Industry and Land Development Association recently released data detailing rising costs for new detached and semi-detached homes, as well…

Living comfortably in 500 square feet or less; modular convertible multi-purpose furniture makes the difference

Living comfortably in 500 square feet or less; modular convertible multi-purpose furniture makes the difference

Size is relative. An object that is small to you may be quite large to another person, and vice versa. The same holds true for nearly everything. A relatively small space that leaves one person feeling claustrophobic can — with a little planning and some modular furniture (see videos below) —  be considered spacious and…

More Ontario rules: modest help for seniors and refugees and immigrating nominees

More Ontario rules: modest help for seniors and refugees and immigrating nominees

Ontario has recently introduced legislation geared toward homebuyers and seniors. If the legislation passes, it should make housing much more affordable — although the intended result isn’t always the same as the final outcome in a real market.     Aside from the 15% Non-Resident Speculation Tax (previously reported>>) for non-Canadian citizens, non-permanent residents, and non-Canadian…

SHARE WITH US

Subscribe to condo.ca

@ 2017 condo.ca  |  Designed by Persona Corp