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Rents continue to increase on condo apartments, with demand increasing, supply decreasing: good news for owner/investors; bad news for renters

Rents continue to increase on condo apartments, with demand increasing, supply decreasing: good news for owner/investors; bad news for renters

With the cost of condo ownershilp rising — and detached homes unaffordable for many — some prospective buyers have turned to rentals in the short term. Rent in Toronto, however, has escalated again, also on short supply. Future supply may eventually catch up to demand — with more purpose-built rental apartments undersway, and condo starts… Continue Reading

Small Sensor Detects Food Allergens

Small Sensor Detects Food Allergens

A new device was developed by 6Sensor Labs, a company whose core mission is to empower people with dietary restrictions, allowing them to enjoy foods from various restaurants and other sources without worrying about their health and safety. The new device, the Nima Sensor, is designed to detect specific allergens in order to protect consumers… Continue Reading

Easter Safety Tips

Easter Safety Tips

Easter is right around the corner, and children are eagerly anticipating the arrival of the Easter Bunny and the baskets of goodies that he brings. Parents are anticipating family get-togethers, dinners, and hours of fun watching their children hunt eggs and attending family-oriented events. As we prepare for the holiday, the following tips can go… Continue Reading

Realtors Seek Solutions to Toronto’s Growing Problems

Realtors Seek Solutions to Toronto’s Growing Problems

According to the Toronto Real Estate Board, a combination of factors including traffic congestion, overcrowded public transit, and the Land Transfer Tax stand to cost residents millions of dollars. The board reached out to local government officials to inquire about solutions to these growing problems, particularly in regards to mobility issues and traffic congestion.  … Continue Reading

How to Breathe New Life into an Older Condo

How to Breathe New Life into an Older Condo

A condo boom in the 1980s saw a large number of condo buildings springing up across Toronto. Twenty years later, these units are beginning to look old and worn out. This has inspired a growing number of people to complete renovations and give their condos a new, modern look. It is important to adhere to… Continue Reading

Tips for Overcoming Winter Depression

Tips for Overcoming Winter Depression

  A recent survey commissioned by The Weather Network showed that roughly 43 per cent of Canadians have experienced (or are currently experiencing) depression associated with winter months. A decrease in daylight hours, cold temperatures, and other factors contribute to the “winter blues.” Be on the lookout for the following symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder… Continue Reading

Surprising Source Provides Local Honey Option for Toronto

Surprising Source Provides Local Honey Option for Toronto

A new line of honey has come to Toronto from a surprising source… a local real estate company. Allied Properties, which owns numerous properties in the King West area, recently began producing honey on the rooftops of three of its buildings. Montreal-based Alvéole provides Allied Properties with beekeeping kits and educates them on proper care… Continue Reading

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