Toronto Real Estate News
April 24th, 2012
Many of us spend our days sitting at our desks and working, working, working. This lack of movement can contribute to back pain, stiff muscles, stress, and overall poor physical condition. As tiring as it might be after long hours spent at work, we have to start moving! Now that the weather is getting better, it may be good to try some jogging or swimming (inside for now), but how about practicing a sport that makes you move and stretch every single muscle in your body? Yoga is what I am talking about here.
(Yoga in Toronto
April 20th, 2012
What do you imagine when you hear about today’s architecture? Most people associate it with high-rise buildings made of steel, glass, concrete, and stones. Wood is not exactly the material that comes to mind when you think of all the modern, multi-storey buildings. That could, however, change in the near future — and Canada might well contribute to this shift.
(High Rise Buildings Made of Wood
April 17th, 2012
Every year on April 22nd, an estimated 1 billion people around the globe join together to celebrate Earth Day. People of all nationalities, ethnicities, and backgrounds stand united to raise awareness about ecology and the environment.
(Earth Day Toronto 2012
April 13th, 2012
Toronto Skyline by Michael Caven
If you were wondering how March real estate sales in the Greater Toronto Area fared, we have some fresh data for you! As Toronto Real Estate Board President Richard Silver said, “The GTA resale market has not suffered from a lack of willing buyers this year.” Indeed, Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported a noticeable year-to-year increase in sales, which was accompanied by rises in prices and new listings as well.
(Housing Market in the GTA – March
April 13th, 2012
The debt-to-income ratio is currently the most discussed economic data in Canada. It is published each quarter by Statistics Canada and cited innumerably in articles warning about Canada’s rising debt. What does it really mean? And what is your debt-to-income ratio?
(Debt-to-Income Ratio: Canada’s Scarecrow
April 12th, 2012
Real Estate Magazine, an informative resource for those in the industry, features an article this month on “How to Keep Your Clients Loyal”. I was interviewed for the article, and it reminded me of how great it is to have worked with so many of my clients on several of their real estate ventures over the past 29 years. To work in Real Estate you have to be a “people person”, and I must say it is one of my favourite aspects of what I do each day. Read the article to see what top realtors across Canada say about keeping their clients loyal!
(How to Keep Your Clients Loyal
April 12th, 2012
Rammed Earth Wall by Tamsin Slater
People all over the world are trying to increase the efficiency with which their homes use energy, water, and other materials and at the same time reduce the building’s impact on human health and the environment. The most sustainable solutions seem to be the same ones our ancestors used 4,000 years ago. Natural building techniques and materials such as rammed earth are becoming more and more popular.
(Ancient Materials in Modern Sustainable Real Estate
April 11th, 2012
55 Delisle Avenue 505
There were about two dozen showings for this two-bedroom-plus-den corner suite situated in a brick mid-rise around the corner from popular restaurants, shops and subway at Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue. With little turnover in the roughly six-year-old building, two contenders negotiated offers and the property was sold within days.
(Two Contenders For Large Yonge Street Condo
April 10th, 2012
61 St. Clair Avenue West 807
On a stretch of St. Clair Avenue West between Yonge Street and Avenue Road, this two-bedroom corner suite at Granite Place welcomed 25 potential buyers, from young professionals to downsizing homeowners.
(Older Toronto Condo Delivers Space Bonus
April 5th, 2012
The sixth season of The Green Living Show, the biggest green consumer show in North America, is almost here. This three-day event dedicated to promoting sustainable lifestyles will be held from April 13th to 15th at the Direct Energy Centre. More than 424 exhibitors will visit Toronto and exhibit all the latest and most innovative green products and services that can enhance the standard of living in Canada and at the same time boost the green economy.
(The Green Living Show 2012
April 4th, 2012
For many, morning is their least favourite part of the day. Due to the everyday morning rush and chaos, many people seem to ignore how important the first meal of the day, breakfast, is. That, my friends, is wrong. Those of you who do wake up a bit earlier to enjoy a big, tasty, cooked breakfast or even visit a restaurant are doing it right. Toronto is not only home to many brilliant home cooks (like yourself, I am sure), but also a number of restaurants where you can enjoy a wide variety of amazingly delicious breakfasts. Do you want to know where to go? Read on.
(Best Breakfast in Toronto