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By Anne Lok, Toronto Modern Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Toronto Realty)
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Join the Toronto Community at the University of Toronto to create an action plan for positive change, and voice your opinion on existing developments. I think realtors' input will have an effective impact in this forum.   PEOPLE PLAN TORONTO, a group of representatives from neighbourhood organiza...

By Anne Lok, Toronto Modern Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Toronto Realty)
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I recently did a survey among 14 prospects who are first time buyers. Other than price, location, amenities, convenience, security, layout, they were ask to rate the importance of the following eco-friendly features if they were to be taken into consideration. Rated from 1 out of 5 points for eac...

By Jarrett Hunter, Sales Representative
(Royal LePage)
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As recorded in my PodCast at www.TuneInRealEstate.com and www.CondosinDowntownToronto.com:Hi, my name is Jarrett Hunter and I am a downtown Toronto realtor with Royal LePage.  This is the market information for April 2007 for my area which is downtown Toronto - best defined as the area south of B...

By Anne Lok, Toronto Modern Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Toronto Realty)
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The Revitalization of the Art and Design District of Toronto has been the hotbed for discussion for the last 9 years.  The City of Toronto has proposed to redevelop the area, which includes the tearing down of a converted historical industrial building known as 48 Abell currently accomodating 200...

By Sandi Gerrard
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This just blows me away ... I grew up very close to this neighborhood, passing through often to get to the subway station, doctors office etc.  Row upon row of miniature bungalows that always reminded me of doll houses.  No doubt this two bedroom will be bulldozed to make way for something which ...

By Sandi Gerrard
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I was born and raised in Toronto and lived there for most of my 40+ years before moving to Brampton.  Toronto is such a beautiful, pedestrian city with so much to offer.  I wish had time to play tourist for a day.  I have just posted a few photos on Localism for those who would like to "visit".Th...

By Anne Lok, Toronto Modern Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Toronto Realty)
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On Saturday May 5th, a number of prominent Torontonians will be leading walks around the city's neighbourhoods to celebrate the life and work of the late Jane Jacobs.  Each walk will highlight the people, places, and public spaces that make that particular community interesting and unique. This i...

By Nalliah Thayabharan, Home Inspector - Commercial Building Inspector Toronto
(Expert Building Inspections Ltd)
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Corktown, one of Toronto's most historic areas is poised for massive redevelopment.  Corktown is a historic Old Town neighbourhood in downtown Toronto is located just south of Regent Park and north of the Gardiner Expressway, between Berkeley Street to the west and the Don River to the east. The ...

By Nalliah Thayabharan, Home Inspector - Commercial Building Inspector Toronto
(Expert Building Inspections Ltd)
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Toronto builders could face mandatory green standards by the end of the year. Toronto has had a voluntary standard for a year. To date one highly efficient office building has been constructed and couple more are planned. City of Toronto officials are now looking at all the issues involved in a s...

By Anne Lok, Toronto Modern Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Toronto Realty)
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During my recent trip to Hong Kong, I came across this familiar household product as a giant 3D display at the entry/ exit point of the Cross Harbour Tunnel, this format being installed at one of the heaviest traffic location and busiest tunnel in Hong Kong to capture the attention of different m...

By Anne Lok, Toronto Modern Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Toronto Realty)
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Many first time buyers are too worried about being able to find a home they can afford, and are neglecting the cost savings options they have in the green real estate market. Sourcing an energy efficient home can lower energy bill and benefit from cost savings in the long run. I recently contribu...

By Sandi Gerrard
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This Toronto Star article by Christian Cotroneo (April 17/07) gives us a glimpse into one of the smallest homes around.  "Toronto contractor Arthur Weeden built the house in 1912, essentially taking shrewd advantage of the city forgetting to turn the space into a proper driveway. He and his wife ...

By Sandi Gerrard
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Location * Location * Location High Park is a beautiful old part of Toronto West, but this is not exactly what I would imagine a home to look like in that price range.  Only 1900 square feet, it sold for $46,000 over the asking price in just 10 days.http://www.thestar.com/Athome/article/202960The...

By Franco Dinatale
(Remax Condo Plus Corp. Brokerage)
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Stock market fluctuations have many people turning an eye to real estate as their investment option.  Toronto condo property can most assuredly be a worthy real estate investment.  With the construction of a growing number of upscale condominiums, the Toronto core now boosts a selection of gorgeo...

By Steve Kerlovich
(CB Richard Ellis Limited)
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Buying a piece of industrial property means considerations above and beyond those entailed when considering a piece of residential real estate. Some important things to think about when it comes to purchasing industrial property, are tax issues, zoning, and some business basics.TaxesProperty taxe...

By Sandi Gerrard
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I much prefer reading the newspaper online because the ink stays on the screen and my Blue Box stays empty !  So here are a few clippings from my weekend reading ... and I didn't even have to use the scissors."Garden room fad sprouting new roots" - http://www.thestar.com/Athome/article/202202"Web...

By Sandi Gerrard
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Don't forget the National Home Show starts today (April 13) in Toronto.  It takes place at the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place through to April 22.  Here's a link to the Show site for ticket information - http://www.nationalhomeshow.com/ME2/Sites/Default.asp?SiteID=80EA9EABB89F4FAFA51E00...

By Sandi Gerrard
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I stumbled upon this document quite by accident while searching for something totally unrelated on the Internet ... funny how that works.It is a Canada wide market outlook for 2007, which I thought would be of interest to my fellow stagers.  I do apologize if it has already been posted somewhere ...

By Sandi Gerrard
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This article from today's Toronto Star (April 9/07) reports that more Toronto neighborhoods now have homes selling for $1 million."Homes in some Toronto neighbourhoods are going for more than $1 million for the very first time, according to Royal LePage Real Estate Services."The article further s...

By Sandi Gerrard
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Of interest, perhaps ...http://www.thestar.com/Athome/article/199726Toronto Star, April 9/07 ~~~By contrast, a first quarter report released by Royal LePage indicates that Canada's housing marketing is off to a strong start.(For more information, see my other entry re "Million Dollar Homes")~~~Ri...

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