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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Preparing for the plastic bag ban: tips for getting in an environmental frame of mind

Preparing for the plastic bag ban: tips for getting in an environmental frame of mind

packOther cities, including Los Angeles, have banned plastic bags. It may be inconvenient, but it’s not all that hard to get by without them. Assuming the ban is not challenged in court or otherwise prevented, Torontonians will have to learn to live without plastic bags, starting next year. Lots of other cities, including Los Angeles,… Continue Reading

Mrs. Rosenberg, condo board president

Mrs. Rosenberg, condo board president

Versailles shot through a Hollywood lens. The president of the condo board’s apartment in NYC. At the south end of New York’s Central Park, just a few steps from Fifth Avenue, on East 62nd Street, is a small residential building known as the Spencer Condominium. It was built as a private mansion, and contains only… Continue Reading

Why I love my condo

Why I love my condo

Elaine Mesina Anyone can live in a condo. Living in a condo can give you and your family many advantages, as compared to living in other types of homes like apartments, townhouses, or even a single home in a quiet and exclusive village. I have been living in a condo for quite some time already,… Continue Reading

New mortgage regulations give EU homebuyers more protection than Canadians have

New mortgage regulations give EU homebuyers more protection than Canadians have

The EU has approved new rules for home buyers seeking mortgages, including a 14-day cooling off period after signing a mortgage.  New rules designed to ensure that European home buyers are properly informed and protected before taking out a mortgage have been approved by the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee. The rules will… Continue Reading

New standard for refrigerators moves beyond energy consumption to include sustainability

New standard for refrigerators moves beyond energy consumption to include sustainability

In principle, sustainable appliances would be 100 per cent recyclable, made with carbon-neutral energy. New standard will help consumers choose more responsibly when purchasing.  The world’s first sustainability standards for refrigerators were announced today by a taskforce of manufacturers and environmental standards experts. The standards announced will pertain to home refrigerators initially and will later… Continue Reading

Sharon’s story: designing and buying a condomium for a homeowner with a disability

Sharon’s story: designing and buying a condomium for a homeowner with a disability

Above: Sharon shows us how her balcony was made accessible. She loves sitting here and watching the action below.   By Lindsay Lafreniere There are many considerations when purchasing a new home. What will the layout be? How many bedrooms? Which finishes and features will we choose? And the all important question — where will… Continue Reading

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