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Monthly Archives: December 2014

Not all great neighbourhoods are old

Not all great neighbourhoods are old

The winner of the title Canada’s Great Neighbourhood for 2014 was the Inglewood neighbourhood in Calgary. It is described as a “vibrant, eclectic and ever-evolving arts and culture-filled district with more than two hundred shops, cafes, restaurants and live music venues, many located in Calgary’s historic buildings.” It sounds a lot like Queen West in… Continue Reading

Should empty, abandoned properties become affordable housing?

Should empty, abandoned properties become affordable housing?

What should be done with vacant and abandoned homes? How many such homes would you guess that there are in Canada? You’d probably guess low, if a recent English survey is any indication. People there estimated that there were around 377,000 empty homes around the country, but the actual number is much higher, 610.000. Interestingly,… Continue Reading

Condo board paid dearly for ignoring owners’ wishes

Condo board paid dearly for ignoring owners’ wishes

No condominium can function as it is meant to without a duly elected, properly functioning board of directors. The condo board makes the important decisions regarding the daily running of the community—maintenance, finances, enforcement of the condo’s by-laws and rules. A building with a good board is a happy building. A building whose board fails… Continue Reading

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Gourmet cooking in small kitchens: a little planning is all it takes to create a meal to wow your guests

Gourmet cooking in small kitchens: a little planning is all it takes to create a meal to wow your guests

By Sassa Brown — Extravagant chef’s kitchens are not necessary in pulling off spectacular meals that will amaze your family and friends. In fact, you can create delicious, mouth-watering dishes from the comfort of your own home, even if that home is a small condo with less than 800 square feet of total space. How…

From Their Tiny Homes to Yours: Tips to Make Your Condo Look and Feel Much Larger

From Their Tiny Homes to Yours: Tips to Make Your Condo Look and Feel Much Larger

Small spaces can feel quite cramped, especially when your family starts to grow. If you have grown accustomed to larger homes with backyards and guest rooms, the change in size and space can be even more daunting. However, it does not have to completely overwhelm you. Decorating in splashes of color, particularly light colours, can…

Innovative solutions, such as Crowd-Living, Micro-Condos, and Home-Owner Speed Dating, helping “adult kids” permanently leave the nest

Innovative solutions, such as Crowd-Living, Micro-Condos, and Home-Owner Speed Dating, helping “adult kids” permanently leave the nest

Millennials are used to being blamed for all of society’s ills, from workplace recruitment issues to short inventory supply in real estate markets.  In reality, they’re mostly a victim of demographics. If they “boomerang” back to their parents homes it’s because they’re priced out of the hot markets in Toronto and Vancouver. As more and…

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