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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Mixed economic news for Canada, but Ontario going strong

Mixed economic news for Canada, but Ontario going strong

Ontario continues to stand out in mostly positive economic news for Canada. The number of housing starts in Canada was down slightly in December, but not in Ontario, where three-quarters of urban centres posted increases. In Toronto, housing starts “stabilized” after several months of trending lower, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) reports; the number… Continue Reading

Will 2015 bring better warranty protection for home buyers?

Will 2015 bring better warranty protection for home buyers?

Ontario home buyers may soon be getting more protection against disreputable or fraudulent builders. A private member’s bill introduced at Queen’s Park before Christmas could bring about changes that many say are long overdue at Tarion Warranty Corporation. Tarion is the private corporation that acts as Ontario’s official new home warranty regulator. It administers the… Continue Reading

Grand Opening for Aquavista, fabulous resort-like waterfront condos

Grand Opening for Aquavista, fabulous resort-like waterfront condos

Water-loving Torontonians in search of a home have a unique opportunity in the new Aquavista condominiums now in Grand Opening phase at Tridel. The architecturally distinctive and, for Toronto, quite rare new waterfront community will rise on the edge of Lake Ontario, affording a resort-like ambiance and gorgeous lake views just a streetcar ride from… Continue Reading

Better advice, planning answer to falling financial confidence?

Better advice, planning answer to falling financial confidence?

By most accounts, Canada’s economy did pretty well in 2014: the housing market performed well, unemployment is down, the country’s GDP has been growing at a stronger rate than was forecast, the manufacturing sector saw growth to nearly pre-recession levels, even gas prices are down, and the outlook for 2015 is similarly positive. All of… 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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