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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Tridel at forefront of intelligent building movement

Tridel at forefront of intelligent building movement

The typical consumer-directed marketing materials from telephone and Internet service providers in Canada put a lot of emphasis on speed. But it would probably surprise many Canadians to learn, if their only awareness of the state of our Internet came from these same marketing materials, that Canada’s Internet is actually ranked twenty-second out of thirty… Continue Reading

New Waterfront Toronto community to have high-speed Internet access

New Waterfront Toronto community to have high-speed Internet access

High-speed Internet access is one of those topics that makes people talk, and complain. And make lists. To find out where your country/city/neighbourhood ranks in the world for speed of connectivity, just consult the latest list of your choice. You will see that Japan now has the fastest commercially available Internet access speeds in the… Continue Reading

First “noteworthy” increase in home sales in nine months: CREA

First “noteworthy” increase in home sales in nine months: CREA

Canadian housing sales in May were close to where they were last July, marking the first “noteworthy” increase in nine months, the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) said today. On a month-over-month basis, sales were up 3.6 per cent in May compared to April, with new listings also rising. It was the largest monthly gain… Continue Reading

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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…

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