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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Shorter interim occupancy time an advantage for condo buyers

Shorter interim occupancy time an advantage for condo buyers

As with road work on a major city street, so with the purchase of a pre-construction condominium: expect delays. But for how long? Road construction crews usually put up a sign giving the duration of the traffic-slowing lane closures. Condominium builders also give buyers a schedule, marking every milestone between first closing and final, full… Continue Reading

How to choose the best wireless plan

How to choose the best wireless plan

The holiday season is a great time to take advantage of special offers on smartphones. Whether you’re treating yourself or surprising a friend or family member, you’ll need to choose a wireless plan that lets you get the most out of that new device. Here’s a great little guideline: Choosing a carrier First thing’s first:… Continue Reading

Toronto ranked second in world by reputation

Toronto ranked second in world by reputation

A few months ago, we learned that Canada had been rated the number 1 country in the world by an organization called the Reputation Institute. Now that same outfit has released its list of the top cities of the world, by reputation, and Toronto is number 2, after Sidney, Australia. So woo hoo for Toronto… 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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