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Monthly Archives: April 2015

SkyLife suites at Islington Terrace: the best views in Toronto

SkyLife suites at Islington Terrace: the best views in Toronto

These may be the best views to be found anywhere in Toronto. The tallest of the three towers that make up Tridel’s Islington Terrace at Bloor and Islington, now in pre-construction, will be forty-five storeys, making it the tallest structure in the area. Tridel has just unveiled a collection of delightful open-concept suites on the… Continue Reading

Condo market moderate, sustainable in Toronto: BMO

Condo market moderate, sustainable in Toronto: BMO

It’s often said that all real estate is local. The truth of this truism is easily seen when one looks at the exceptionally wide differences between home prices across Canada. Strong price gains in Canada’s housing markets are now “a two-city phenomenon,” says vice president and senior economist at BMO, Robert Kavcic. The gap between… Continue Reading

Wood is good: report touts physical and psychological benefits of timber

Wood is good: report touts physical and psychological benefits of timber

Wood is good for you, and if you live in a city you may not be getting enough of it. A lot of people have been pushing the economic and environmental benefits of wood as a construction material—it’s strong, light, resilient and even withstands earthquakes; it’s renewable, biodegradable, recyclable and stores carbon; it’s versatile and… Continue Reading

Renovation and design centre nears opening, hosts Houzz event

Renovation and design centre nears opening, hosts Houzz event

Toronto is the biggest real estate market in Canada, and, it goes without saying, also the biggest home renovation market. Canadians spend billions every year on home renovations. TD estimated in 2013 that the average Canadian household spends $21,000 on renovations and new furnishing in the first year after buying a home. Buying all of… Continue Reading

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Calls for policy change as Toronto real estate market soars in March

Calls for policy change as Toronto real estate market soars in March

Looking at March resale numbers for detached homes in the GTA one might be left with the impression that the market is in pretty good shape. A total of 5,887 single detached homes were resold, representing an increase of almost 20 per cent year over year. Other than in the condo resale market, where the…

RECO announces new education provider for Ontario realtors

RECO announces new education provider for Ontario realtors

The Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) has announced the winner of its RFP for a new Registration Education provider. The regulatory body will inaugurate its new program for salespersons beginning in 2020, ending its long-standing relationship with the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) which has provided the service through its Real Estate College for…

Real estate commissions discussion gets nasty with attacks on agents’ integrity, ethics

Real estate commissions discussion gets nasty with attacks on agents’ integrity, ethics

Many real estate companies offering consumers alternative ways to buy and sell residential real estate have sprung up in recent years. Most take aim at the traditional commission-based model, promising to cut or eliminate it altogether, using some form of fee-based model instead. One example promises that you can sell your home, if it sells…

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