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Monthly Archives: February 2013

Shop smarter, eat better; take your personal trainer to the store with you

Shop smarter, eat better; take your personal trainer to the store with you

Would you make better food choices at the supermarket if you had a personal trainer—make that a celebrity personal trainer—watching what you put in the shopping cart and helping you read the food labels as you shop? A Vancouver company called Portalife Solutions believes you would. The company had already released an iPhone app called… Continue Reading

BILD blames government for poor low-rise sales in GTA

BILD blames government for poor low-rise sales in GTA

The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) put out a statement a few weeks ago, on the election of Kathleen Wynne as premier-designate of Ontario, congratulating her and expressing their enthusiasm for working with her “to protect the interests of consumers.” BILD, the voice of the home building, land development and professional renovation industry… Continue Reading

Canadians take “what, me worry”? approach to retirement savings

Canadians take “what, me worry”? approach to retirement savings

Many baby boomers aren’t very well prepared for retirement, even those who own their own homes. Homeowners in general have a wider range of investments than non-homeowners, but owning a home does not guarantee that they have set aside enough money to see them through retirement. A lot of them—and remember, this is the wealthiest,… Continue Reading

Homes may be more affordable, but how much can you afford?

Homes may be more affordable, but how much can you afford?

With the latest affordability statistics out today showing that home ownership became a little more reachable for many Canadians in the latter half of 2012, it’s worth looking at how an individual can determine whether he or she can afford to buy. The average numbers, based on supposed average incomes across the country are all… Continue Reading

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Rental Fairness Act: Act of kindness, or barrier to affordable housing? Either way, it will change everything for renters.

Rental Fairness Act: Act of kindness, or barrier to affordable housing? Either way, it will change everything for renters.

With 1.2 million rental households in Ontario, frequently rented from condo-owners, the stakes are high for Ontario residents in a “fairness” rental act. Ontario is following through on their announcements of rent control reform. A news release from Ontario’s Ministry of Housing makes it clear The Rental Fairness Act, 2017, is a coming reality. It’s safe…

Ask the Lawyer: Condo owner worried about legalization of marijuana, if “every household can grow 4 plants… damage could be vast”

Ask the Lawyer: Condo owner worried about legalization of marijuana, if “every household can grow 4 plants… damage could be vast”

Reader Question “I have one concern that is up coming and both Property Management Corp and the Board of Directors should address: it is the legalization of marijuana. With that, every household can grow 4 plants at home. However, if we allow growth of marijuana in a condo unit, the damage could be vast; affecting…

3D printed homes from recycled materials are both green and economical; ideal for low-cost housing?

3D printed homes from recycled materials are both green and economical; ideal for low-cost housing?

3D printing is not new to the construction industry, although a new development from Apis Cor may make it more practical for some applications such as low-cost housing in Municipalities. Unlike older 3D printers, which run on tracks inside “factories” to produce components, the Apis Cor is the first 3D printer that is mobile enough…

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