Why don’t condo dwellers make the most of amenities?

Why don’t condo dwellers make the most of amenities?

By Alexandra SlabySpecial to the Star Sat., Oct. 14, 2017 I’m creeping around a colleague’s condo — and I’m not ashamed to admit it. Not really. She shared the View It listing on social media. She basically invited us to come in. So, despite not having any intention of renting the place, I’m carefully clicking […]

Reno in Leslieville creates a home to grow into

Reno in Leslieville creates a home to grow into

By Jackie BurnsSpecial to the Star Sat., Oct. 7, 2017 Tessa Steenstra and her husband Andy Saavedra prove the theory that opposites attract. While she was raised in a six-bedroom farmhouse surrounded by acres of land in southwestern Ontario, he grew up in an apartment in London, England, that didn’t even have a balcony. Their […]

TREB Questions Impact of Potential Vacancy Tax In Toronto

TORONTO, September 26, 2017 — The Toronto Real Estate Board is urging caution on the issue of a possible vacant home tax in the City of Toronto. A measured approach to the issue can help to avoid any unintended consequences on the housing market and property owners. The City says a vacancy tax can encourage […]

GTA REALTORS® Release Commercial Market Figures

TORONTO, September 6, 2017 — Toronto Real Estate Board President Tim Syrianos announced that TREB Commercial Network Members reported 215,353 square feet of leased industrial, commercial/retail and office space in August 2017 that was leased on a per square foot net basis with pricing disclosed.  This result was down from 427,002 square feet leased in […]

These architects are so crazy about canines, they designed delectable doggie digs

If you love good architecture and you’re crazy about your canine, what could be more fun than designing architecturally pleasing and downright delectable doggie digs? California architects Alejandro and Sarah Pijuan — of Pijuan Design Workshop (PDW) — first came up with their beautiful designs, modelled after mid-century architecture, five years ago. Pijuan explains, “We’re […]

GTA REALTORS® Release August Resale Housing Market Figures

TORONTO, September 6, 2017 — Toronto Real Estate Board President Tim Syrianos announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 6,357 home sales through TREB’s MLS® System in August 2017.  This result was down by 34.8 per cent compared to August 2016. The number of new listings entered into TREB’s MLS® System, at 11,523, was down […]

Location, Location, Location & The Trues Costs of Commuting

Location, Location, Location & The Trues Costs of Commuting

The trues costs of commuting are often overlooked during the home-buying process. Few homebuyers fleeing city-living for the suburbs ever make the advance effort of spending a dark winter’s week purposely engaging in what will be their new commute during peak travel times. Instead it is usually a Sunday afternoon drive that leads them to […]

What is on the market from Durham to King City: Open House

See what’s available — and for how much — with a selection of GTA Open Houses. PICKERING Location: 669 Front Rd., Liverpool Rd. and Commerce St. Type: two-storey detached; 2 bedrooms; 2 bathrooms Asking price: $ 899,000 Open house: Saturday, Sept. 2 and Sunday, Sept. 3, 2-4 p.m. Listing agents: Cameron Weir and Scott Hanton, […]

Beautiful home design and kids really can live together

Does the dream of living in a trendy and beautiful home have to die when the kids come along? My home, in particular, looks like a daycare sale and a cracker factory had a fight — and there were no winners. In the hope of learning some tips and reforming my unstyled ways, I spoke […]