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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Italians use pollution-eating cement for showcase Expo 2015 pavilion

Italians use pollution-eating cement for showcase Expo 2015 pavilion

Next year’s universal exposition, Expo Milano 2015, is dedicated to exploring the theme of nutrition and our planet’s resources. “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” is the expo’s motto, and the show promises to be a tasty one. Though the subject of global food and resources is a serious one, visitors to the giant fair… Continue Reading

US realtors speak with a powerful political voice

US realtors speak with a powerful political voice

Democrats. Republicans. Tea Party. Realtors. Realtors? Yes, Realtors. The Realtors of America have their own party, and that party is right now gathered in Washington, DC for the 2014 REALTOR® Party Convention & Trade Expo. About 8,500 members from all over the United States are expected to attend. And what will these assembled realtor party… Continue Reading

Designer Laarman uses technology to shape the future

Designer Laarman uses technology to shape the future

Joris Laarman is an Amsterdam-based designer known for his “bone chairs” among other design work, some of which is on permanent exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. He describes his studio, which is called the “lab,” as “an experimental playground… Continue Reading

Daniel Liebeskind winning architect in Holocaust Memorial competition

Daniel Liebeskind winning architect in Holocaust Memorial competition

The government has revealed the winning design for Canada’s National Holocaust Memorial in Ottawa. The winning design is by the team that includes the international superstar architect Daniel Liebeskind. Quebec landscape architect Claude Cormier, and internationally renowned Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky are the other creative members of the team. The team is headed by Toronto’s… Continue Reading

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Sellers rushing to cash out? Listings up 32% April while prices increased Nationally an average of 10 % over the last year

Sellers rushing to cash out? Listings up 32% April while prices increased Nationally an average of 10 % over the last year

The impact of the Ontario Government “Fair Housing” rules is starting to be felt, manifesting in the move of some sellers to list their properties – likely to “beat” the  anticipated moderation of prices. Based on Vancouver’s experience with similar rules, economists aren’t expecting a major cool down, and almost certainly a short one.  …

Condo Community Alliance: building a network to keep your family and neighbours happy and safe

Condo Community Alliance: building a network to keep your family and neighbours happy and safe

If you have any experience living in condos and apartments, then you know that living in such close proximity to your neighbours means getting to know them on a really personal level, whether you like it or not. You see and hear far more than you anticipated, from rambunctious children and barking dogs to midnight…

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…

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