GTA REALTORS® Release Resale Housing Market Figures

TORONTO, April 5, 2017 — Toronto Real Estate Board President Larry Cerqua announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 12,077 residential sales through TREB’s MLS® System in March 2017.  This result represented a 17.7 per cent increase compared to the 10,260 sales reported in March 2016.  For the TREB market area as a whole, annual […]

Hockey practice zone scores a luxury reno

It may be on the lower level of their home, but Vita Mendolia and her husband Joseph now have a basement that’s been renovated to the highest levels of luxury. “It’s a chic entertaining floor,” says Mendolia, 48, of the breathtaking, 2,000 square feet of living space that features a glassed-in home gym, sophisticated lounge […]

Toronto loft reveals vision of creativity and talent

Above a mattress store in Toronto’s west end, an unexpected oasis fuels a family’s creativity. Created from 2,400 square feet of raw industrial space by design-build contractor (and former trumpet player) Matt Brooks and his painter and opera-singer wife Paula Arciniega, the expansive home bursts with energy and colour. Jazz plays through Wi-Fi-enabled Sonos speakers, […]

New condo lets family stay in North York neighbourhood

When work brought Anand Prakash to the GTA from India in 2012, transit was a key factor in deciding where his family would live. He chose an apartment at Emerald City, the growing master-planned community at Sheppard Ave. and Don Mills Rd., on the TTC’s Sheppard subway line that allowed an easy commute to his […]

Tours of 8,000 houses inspire a couple to rebuild their home

By the time you’ve toured 8,000 houses, your wish list of features for your own dream home would be pretty long. That had been the case for real-estate appraiser Michael Lau, 37. He, with his wife Meagan, 35, also an appraiser, just finished building a new, 3,300-square-foot luxury home in south Etobicoke. “We get so […]

Humber Bay condo will be their waterfront home

It was Gus Weinhart’s profile picture of himself swimming with a dolphin that caught Lorella DePieri’s eye as she scanned the Tinder dating app a few years ago. “I love swimming with dolphins,” says DePieri. “I have been to Hawaii . . . I can’t even count how many times now. After we met, we’ve […]

GTA REALTORS® Release Monthly Resale Housing Market Figures

TORONTO, February 3, 2017 — Toronto Real Estate Board President Larry Cerqua announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 5,188 residential transactions through TREB’s MLS® System in January 2017. This result was up by 11.8 per cent compared to 4,640 sales reported in January 2016. Annual rates of sales growth were higher for condominium apartments […]

GTA condos make a statement with their lobbies

While floor plans and amenities top the shopping list for condo buyers, each building has another unique calling card: the lobby. “Lobbies are very important when you live vertically,” says Jared Menkes, vice-president of highrise and residential development for Menkes Developments, the builders of Pears on the Avenue, a 20-storey condominium in Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood. […]

$250 million will buy you the priciest home in the U.S.

So you’re in the market for a shiny new home to entertain friends and knock the vicuna wool socks off business associates. And you don’t care what it costs. Los Angeles developer Bruce Makowsky has just what you’re looking for. He’ll even sweeten the deal with a wall full of candy in the gaming centre […]

A cottage for all seasons

Sloane Cox, her husband Mark Munshaw and son Lincoln, 7, enjoy summers at the Bala cottage owned by Munshaw’s family. But when they decided to buy a vacation home of their own, they looked not to cottage country in the Muskokas but instead to Collingwood and its ski hills. Cox and Munshaw are among Ontarians […]