I’ll never forget the feel of her wet nose, the curly texture of her beautiful dark black hair or the five pound weight of her body which I could gingerly place under my right arm. Her name was Lucy. She was a miniature poodle and the crowning jewel of my new marriage and new one bedroom condo. We bought Lucy five months after we purchased and moved into our matrimonial abode. At first she was a gorgeous little puppy that all of our neighbors adored. They would coo at her, cuddle her, and even buy treats for her ...
Condo Buildings and Dogs: How to Live in Harmony with Your Furry Neighbours
August 9, 2017
How to Find Space in a Small Space
August 2, 2017
Condo living in Toronto and the GTA is in demand. Why not? When you buy a condo in Toronto or the GTA you can bank on an awesome location, ease of living and more often than not, the most on trend interior design. Of course sometimes when you choose condo living you have to sacrifice a bit on space. Not necessarily living space, but definitely storage space may be in short supply. But does this really have to be the case? Does having your dream condo mean having nowhere to put your beloved photo albums, knick Knacks, and off-season gear ...
Top Seven Tips to Move Hassle Free
July 26, 2017
You have taken the leap and decided to expand your family and your little one will be arriving in no time. Or perhaps you are heading in the opposite direction and your family is getting smaller as your youngest finally heads off to university. Either way, it might be time to move. You may need to upgrade to a larger condo unit or down grade to a smaller, more manageable unit. You find a real estate agent with the highest level of experience and industry know how in the condo market and you ask her to find your ...
Why Live-Work Condo Spaces Are on the Rise
July 19, 2017
Imagine waking up every workday morning and doing the usual run around routine of getting ready, eating breakfast, wrangling the kiddos and walking the dog, but then, just as you head for the front door to start your commute to work, you realize that you need to look no further than your front room to begin meeting with clients. This is the reality of those who have taken part in the trend of buying live-work condo spaces. Such individuals have found the key to work-life balance and it rests in their front door both literally and figuratively. ...
New Condo Sales Are #1 In Demand Across Ontario
July 5, 2017
The Province of Ontario's Fair Housing Plan introduced various measures to try and help more people find affordable homes, increase the supply of available homes, protect home buyers and renters and bring stability to the ever-burgeoning real estate market in Ontario. As this plan was implemented early this year, residents in Ontario were watching with baited breath to see whether it would have an impact on the Province’s real estate market. As data comes out describing our spring real estate market, there is ample evidence that the Fair Housing Plan did not have the desired effect on the real ...
Happy 150th Birthday Canada!
July 1, 2017
Happy 150th Birthday Canada! Your landscape is superb and your people are generous. May you continue to thrive in peace, health and prosperity! With love, Condominiums.ca Team
Two Cents on Strong Scents in Condo Buildings
June 21, 2017
The apple crisp you spent an hour after work making is turning a beautiful tawny color in your state of the art oven. You open a bottle of Champagne and set out the specially engraved champagne glasses you and your hubby were given as a wedding gift last year. You hear a knock at the door. It’s him! You quickly light a candle and dim the lights then rush to the door. You swing open the door and in breezes your love, along with a scent of garlic that is so strong you’re sure your condo building will be ...
Potential New Guidelines for Family Friendly Condos in Toronto Will Make a World of Difference
June 14, 2017
The first home I bought with my husband was a high-end two-bedroom condo unit in a newly built boutique condo building in midtown Toronto. We were incredibly happy with our small but luxurious abode, but over the next few years, as the choice to have children loomed, we decided that a condo was not the place to raise children. When we purchased our first single family home, we found that we longed for the smaller space (yes you read that right!), higher end finishes and stellar location of our condo. We found that our condo was much ...
New Report Shows Shortage of Condos Units for New Home Buyers in Toronto
June 7, 2017
The Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON), the non-profit association that represents 200 of Ontario’s residential builders, and the University of Toronto’s Tall Research Group, have just released a new report which details condo development trends in Toronto over the last decade. According to the report, there has been a slowing in the building approval process for condo developments in the city over the last 10 years and this has had a dire impact on municipalities, as well as potential condo buyers. With zoning and by law demands increasing, condo units are not getting made and this is ...
Interior Design Tips and Tricks That Will Make Your Condo Both Spacious and Personal
May 31, 2017
Last week, we heard from one of Toronto’s most celebrated interior designers, Sacha Nizami. We asked her about condo design and decorating; specifically her take on how to use design techniques and tricks to make a condo space more spacious. She shared some great design ideas with us. Her most important take away points to increasing the space in a condo; take the time to space plan and use multifunctional furniture pieces. In today’s post, I am sharing some of her home décor tips that will make your condo feel more spacious. While it is of the utmost ...