A significant number of condo buyers are baby boomers and Gen Xers. Condominiums are becoming the top choice for a retirement home for baby boomers. While many are still planning to retire in the quiet and peace of the country life, more and more retirees are looking to major cities like Toronto, Markham and Etobicoke for their retirement. Here are five top reasons to retire in the city; Best Health Care – Healthcare is a top concern of the elderly. At their advanced aged, they need the best medical care and attention. It is also important for them to ...
5 Reasons to Retire in the City
March 12, 2018
8 Hot Home Trends That You Should Definitely Try in 2018
February 26, 2018
If you are looking to buy a house or condo or just simply want to spruce up your living space, then you need to be on the lookout for the latest trends to try out in 2018. 1. Rich colors throughout the house Enough with the mustard and avocado green colors that have graced our living spaces from the 1970s. This year is going to see a bit of hue and pomp with warm grays paired with earthy reds and yellows, rust, brown blacks, camel, and tobacco. 2. Out with white and stainless ...
7 Things to Help Turn Your Bedroom into the Ultimate Sleep Cave
February 15, 2018
In your condo you have a clutter-free space that’s practically devoted to an affluently soothing nap… A room where everything from the fragrance in the air to the sheets seems to have been cautiously handpicked to augment feelings of peace and relaxation… And to top it all up to you also have blackout shades that block out the light from your room… But something’s still missing. It still feels like you could do a bit more to make your bedroom a little bit more sleep-friendly. Luckily for you, we have rounded up 7 things that’ll help turn your bedroom ...
Realities of Condo Living, Is It For You?
February 12, 2018
Condos are the top first home option as they offer benefits that are aligned to the needs of singles, retirees, young couples and small families. Condos are more affordable compared to house and lot packages, centrally located and require less maintenance work. However, condos are not for everyone. Is condo living for you? Here are some condo living realities and challenges you need to know before buying a condo. You might need more room. If you are used to living in sprawling homes with backyards and extra bedrooms, think twice before moving into a condo. You might ...
Ways to Make City Life Healthier for You
February 5, 2018
There are several reasons that bring people to live in a big city such as Toronto, Markham, and Mississauga - bigger career opportunities, better jobs, cultural immersion, higher education or a more dynamic lifestyle. But, when people want to strive for a healthier way of living, they usually go the other way – away from the noisy, fast and the dynamic city beat. But, before you head out, here are ways to make city living healthier for you and your family. Walk the neighbourhood With all amenities and establishments nearby, you can forget about driving in downtown Toronto ...
Reasons Why Condos are the Best Retirement Home
January 29, 2018
Retirement is one of those milestones that call for a change. A change in lifestyle, change of scenery and a new home. Due to the significant financial, physical and lifestyle changes, most retirees will need to downsize and/or move to a more retiree-friendly location. Condos are popular as starter homes for singles and young couples. Here are reasons why they are also the best option for retirees; Comfort and convenience You have reached the phase in your life when you no longer want to drive to places just to get your groceries, watch a movie or eat at ...
Advantages of Raising a Family in a Condominium
January 22, 2018
While the old way of thinking is to raise children in suburb homes with fenced-in yards, it is also entirely reasonable to raise a happy family in condominium buildings. Looking at the number of new condos popping up that are designed for families, the idea is steadily gaining recognition and appreciation. Besides the fact that condos cost significantly less than houses, here are other advantages of raising your family in condos; There’s fun in numbers By the numbers, we mean the people nearby who can become your kids’ friends and playmates, babysitters, other moms who can take ...
6 Rookie Mistakes Every First Time Homebuyer Makes
January 17, 2018
If you are reading this, then it can only mean one thing – you are gearing up to buy your first condo and you want everything to be absolutely seamless. But will it? The truth is although the thought of buying your own place can be invigorating and exciting for the most part, it can also be an exhausting and scary affair too. Especially when you hardly know where to start and how to go about it. You can make plenty of mistakes along the way that might end up costing you a home and tons of money too ...
The Advantages of Downsizing to a Condominium
January 15, 2018
The downsizing trend has taken the world by storm. Although the minimalist lifestyle is now widely appreciated and accepted, a lot of people still have to grasp its advantages. The word downsize may seem to have a negative connotation to some, but, it really is a positive change when taken with the right attitude and approach. Condominiums are considered the most sensible first-step option to downsizing. While condo living offers a lifestyle that for some is not the traditional image of “home”; not having your own backyard, sharing amenities with other people and abiding by certain rules, many ...
Which is More Beneficial – Buying a Condo or Renting?
January 12, 2018
I know what you must be thinking right now. Isn't that question a little bit obvious? Unfortunately, the answer to this question is not as easy as it was decades ago when common wisdom dictated that you buy a property as soon as you can. In fact, the schematics and dynamics of ideologies have evolved quite a bit over the past few years thanks to the cold hard economics that owning a home now brings to the table. No need to worry though. Here are a couple factors that we have put together to help you determine whether it is ...