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By Sylvie Conde, Broker, Toronto Real Estate
(Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage)
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This information came to me via email, from my 'miracle worker' (mortgage specialist), and I thought it was worth sharing. Exactly how safe is it to submit your credit card details over the net? While most of us do it every day without batting an eyelid, there are always those horror stories of p...

By Lauren Mitchell
(Red Carpet Royal Realty Ltd., Brokerage)
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According to the Compact Oxford English Dictionary, an epiphany can be "a moment of sudden and great revelation". I LOVE the word. I love the idea that sudden, profound insight into the essence or meaning of some "something" can be triggered by unremarkable events and experiences. Or everday life...

By Sylvie Conde, Broker, Toronto Real Estate
(Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage)
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Moderate sales and healthy price increases continued to characterize the GreaterToronto Area resale housing market during the first half of May, announced Maureen O'Neill, President of the Toronto Real Estate Board. "With 4,422 sales throughout the GTA in the first two weeks of this month, activi...

By Sylvie Conde, Broker, Toronto Real Estate
(Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage)
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Don't miss the SPRING FEVER on St. Clair; starting May 22 to June 1, 2008. Experience the diversity of food and flavours on St. Clair, from Bathurst to Lansdowne.Enjoy a full 3 course dinner, at some of the 18 restaurants participating, for just $20 to $25 per person (plus tax and gratuity.  Some...

By Sylvie Conde, Broker, Toronto Real Estate
(Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage)
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Here's a little reminder from our Fire Guy/Fire Department, which I thought was worth passing on.   When planning a backyard fireworks display, follow these safety guidelines: While children are an ideal audience, never allow them to light any fireworks. Only responsible adults should handle all ...

By Sylvie Conde, Broker, Toronto Real Estate
(Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage)
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This information was just forwarded to me from my Broker, and I thought it would be worth distributing.  It is NOT a joke. Effective June 23, 2008, all real estate transactions will be subject to new requirements under a Federal Law that supersedes both REBBA and the Provincial Privacy Legislatio...

By Sylvie Conde, Broker, Toronto Real Estate
(Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage)
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Bad economic news is all we've had lately. In February, the Canadian economy shrunk by 0.2%, contrary to the projections of growth, due largely to the slowdown in the industrial and wholesale sectors. Ontario is facing layoffs in the industrial/automotive sector, tight availability of credit, rec...

By Sarah Allworth
(Martin & Meredith Ltd)
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We are all trying to do our part in the on-going battle with our conscience. I don’t know about you, but every purchase I make, no matter how big or small, I agonize over packaging, fuel-waste and that whatever I am replacing is landfill-bound. Certainly takes the enjoyment out of shopping, doesn...

By Amy Williamson
(Bosley Real Estate Ltd. Brokerage)
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In January 2008 my partner and I took a risk and moved further West than we ever thought we would. Not that we moved out of our City, we just gravitated into a potential "up and coming" neighbourhood. As a Real Estate Sales person in the City of Toronto, I feel strongly that agents should be prom...

By Amy Williamson
(Bosley Real Estate Ltd. Brokerage)
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I moved to Toronto, Ontario 12 years ago and have loved every minute of it!  Well, except for the Snow Storm of 1999 when the mayor of Toronto called in the Armed Forces to cope with the unprecedented snow fall!  And as the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) shut down operation, I watched Torontoni...

By Sarah Allworth
(Martin & Meredith Ltd)
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And baby makes three…   You’ve received the happy news - you’re expecting.  And that’s when you realize you need bigger, better digs for junior.  You need a second bedroom, to lose that dangerous balcony, and a backyard to play in.   Here are some tips to help you select not only the home that m...

By Sylvie Conde, Broker, Toronto Real Estate
(Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage)
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May 5, 2008 -- April statistics show that 8,762 houses sold in the Greater Toronto Area. "The market continues to experience a supply and demand situation and to-date it remains a sellers market," said TREB President Maureen O'Neill. The GTA market was down 7 per cent from last April's record 9,4...

By Sylvie Conde, Broker, Toronto Real Estate
(Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage)
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Land Transfer Tax (LTT) Rebate Program Program First-time home buyers who purchase new construction will receive a rebate of the Land Transfer Tax (LTT). Everyone else will continue to pay the full applicable tax. The maximum tax rebate is $2,000. Details The 1996 Ontario Budget announced a speci...

By Brian Brady, 858-777-9751
(San Diego VA Home Loans/858-777-9751)
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Canadians are buying American real estate in droves.The rapid descent of the dollar against the loonie (Canadian dollar), combined with the drop in American real estate prices is bringing more and more Canadian investors across our northern border in search of investment riches. From the Globe an...

By Lauren Mitchell
(Red Carpet Royal Realty Ltd., Brokerage)
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Did you happen to catch the local news last Friday evening? If so, you've probably heard about the Toronto home owner who is trying to sell his Toronto Riverdale house that is listed for one dollar. That's right, one dollar. This story caught my amused attention, not because I haven't seen this "...

By Sylvie Conde, Broker, Toronto Real Estate
(Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage)
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Hillcrest Village is located on the ridge of the Davenport escarpment between St Clair and Davenport Road west of Bathurst; it contains many houses that have not been updated in many, many years, as well as many that have been totally updated or restored. The streets around Hillcrest Park are hom...

By Toronto's 2 Hounds Design: Decorating + Staging
(2 Hounds Design + Home Staging)
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I'm sure most of you are familiar with the 'school house' light fixture. I've used it in a number of clients homes as it is so versatile.Even if you don't know it by name, it is no doubt familiar to you.Well, I went for a quick go-see this morning and in the foyer was a similar 'school house' fix...

By Toronto's 2 Hounds Design: Decorating + Staging
(2 Hounds Design + Home Staging)
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For the last big 2 Hounds Design home staging in Downtown Toronto I broke down and started purchasing large pieces of inventory. A beautiful soft gray transitional sectional as well as a Barcelona Chair & Ottoman (in white!) are the largest investments.I thought I'd introduce you all to my new fa...

By Shirley & Louis Baum
(RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd.)
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Excellent opportunity to own a detached starter home in the heart of North York.For full detail, click on the link belowhttp://supportfiles.celestinetech.com/REListingSearch.asp?cc=remaxhallmark&id=564552&type=Search  

By Casey Ragan
(RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd.)
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