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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Toronto brokerage wins international award for marketing of luxury homes

Toronto brokerage wins international award for marketing of luxury homes

Another sign that Toronto has arrived as a serious global real estate market comes with the news that a local real estate brokerage that specializes in luxury properties was named Affiliate of the Year (large market) by Christie’s International Real Estate. The award was given to Chestnut Park Real Estate at an event in Dublin,… Continue Reading

New Diamond Collection suites released at Tridel’s Avani 2 condominiums

New Diamond Collection suites released at Tridel’s Avani 2 condominiums

Tridel has just announced the release of a new collection of suites at the Metrogate community in Scarborough, the Avani 2 Diamond Collection. These sky-high homes situated on the thirtieth floor and up are the crowning achievement at the award-winning, LEED-certified Metrogate community. The Avani 2 residences will be the final phase of the master-planned… Continue Reading

Data show green certification pays off for commercial real estate owners

Data show green certification pays off for commercial real estate owners

Commercial buildings that are certified green enjoy certain tangible and intangible benefits that non-green buildings do not. The tangibles include higher rents and occupancy levels as well as improved overall financial performance. Intangibles include higher tenant satisfaction, a lower cost of rent concessions, and higher lease renewal rates. However, despite mounting research-based evidence to support… Continue Reading

Digital age or not, Canadians still trust traditional ad media, study shows

Digital age or not, Canadians still trust traditional ad media, study shows

The self-analysis continues in Canada’s mass media and communications industry. Yesterday, Environics Communications published results from a recent poll that explored Canadian consumers’ levels of trust in various sources of information, including advertising. It found that we trust each other, through word of mouth, more than we trust corporations or advertisers. Today, it’s the turn… Continue Reading

Who do you trust? Research shows Canadian consumers trust each other most.

Who do you trust? Research shows Canadian consumers trust each other most.

Since the modern advertising age began about two centuries ago, advertisers have spent billions trying to get people to trust them. Slogans like “You’re in good hands with Allstate” and Coca Cola’s “It’s the real thing” are meant to reassure consumers. Consumers who are so reassured will buy the product, it is assumed. Trust is… Continue Reading

Forestry industry pledges to lead in climate change fight with "30 by 30" challenge

Forestry industry pledges to lead in climate change fight with "30 by 30" challenge

Canada’s forestry industry must be thanking its lucky stars for climate change. Who would have imagined just a few years ago that in the twenty-first century we would be turning to wood to help solve problems like climate change and affordable housing? For years, forestry as an industry has been in decline in Canada, partly… 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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