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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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Studies: Millennials are choosing smaller urban condominiums over larger suburban homes; transit more important than size

Studies: Millennials are choosing smaller urban condominiums over larger suburban homes; transit more important than size

Studies suggest 18-34 year olds prefer condo and apartment living for walkability, short commutes and access to amenities — and not because of affordability. Many would choose an even smaller condo, with a higher price-per-square foot, just to have ready access to subway. [1] Access to transit was the number one factor, despite price. Lower…

Eco living in condos: your guide to living green no matter where you call home

Eco living in condos: your guide to living green no matter where you call home

Eco living may seem like an impossible task in a condo with limited space. In an ideal world, you would be living in a new or recently upgraded condo, complete with energy-efficient appliances, LED light bulbs, solar panels, and more. For the rest of us in condos, replacing appliances and adding solar panels may be out…

Ask the Lawyer: Reader worried about python snake in condo

Ask the Lawyer: Reader worried about python snake in condo

Reader Question I’m worried because I have a ball python and my neighbour found out and I know she’s not happy. She said she was going to complain to management. I tried not to let anyone know because I know how people think about my pet. People who don’t have snakes don’t understand how great…

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