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Monthly Archives: October 2013

“Era of renewed prosperity” for Canada—and real estate markets: Royal LePage

“Era of renewed prosperity” for Canada—and real estate markets: Royal LePage

The Canadian housing market experienced a serious correction that “most of the nation missed entirely,” according to the president of Royal LePage, Phil Soper. The correction was a “necessary breather and predictable market response,” but the market “turned a corner” in the third quarter of 2013, as prices and sales picked up again. His company… Continue Reading

Vaughan mansion gets mixed reviews

Vaughan mansion gets mixed reviews

That house in Vaughan that everyone is referring to as having been inspired by the royal palace at Versailles in France has been getting a lot of media attention. Maybe it’s just as well that the owners didn’t want to show their faces. One of the owners, who are described only as “entrepreneurs” from the… Continue Reading

Sustainable building practices key to reducing greenhouse emissions

Sustainable building practices key to reducing greenhouse emissions

The Europeans, and especially the Nordic nations of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, are world leaders in the development of new standards and methods for achieving energy efficiency and sustainability in buildings. To get an idea of how far ahead these cold, northern countries are, consider Norway’s latest move. Norway took the almost unimaginably bold step… Continue Reading

Tridel to build condos for Alexandra Park revitalization project

Tridel to build condos for Alexandra Park revitalization project

New development in Toronto is something we live with every day, and one name that occurs again and again in virtually any discussion of that development is Tridel. Earlier this summer it was announced that the condominium developer had been selected to build an important new condominium community in the new waterfront community of Bayside. And now… Continue Reading

Tips for making your home more secure

Tips for making your home more secure

In case you haven’t heard, crime has been decreasing in Canada over the past nine years. In Toronto, the police-reported crime rate dropped 7 per cent in 2012, leaving Toronto with the lowest overall crime rate in Canada, for the sixth consecutive year, according to Statistics Canada. All types of crime declined—car theft, break-in, robbery,… Continue Reading

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