Downsized living spaces are becoming more and more popular over time with more and more people embracing the thought of living in much smaller apartments to either save on rent, be within minute's reach of the bustling downtown areas or enjoy the cozy charm that only comes with living in a pint-sized apartment. However, with a tiny apartment comes the misconception that decoration should focus more on functionality rather than the design which isn't entirely true as it involves striking a balance between filling your home with items that fit your needs whilst highlighting your personal aesthetic. Below ...
10 Tips for Decorating a Small Apartment
September 6, 2017
6 Tips that Every First Time Real Estate Investor in Toronto, Canada Ought to be Conversant With
August 30, 2017
The real estate industry has become a bone to contend with over the past couple of years. Between being considered as part of an individual’s retirement nest egg and being a source of personal wealth, it isn’t that hard to see why more and more people seem to be more vested in the cause now more than ever. And as the increasing interest in real estate continues to surge on upwards, Canadians also seem to have tagged along not to be left behind by the bandwagon as they increasingly come to realize the vast value that lies in diversifying ...
How to Avoid the Pitfalls of A First Condo Purchase
August 16, 2017
Purchasing your first condo can be an exhilarating time. Not just because you are thrilled by the prospect of owning your own space filled with high end finishes and in the best location that real estate has to offer, but because you can’t help but spend hours ruminating whether or not you are going about your first condo purchase the right way. You don’t have to go far to stumble on someone who tells you the tale of how they bought their first condo from a builder who turned out to practice unsafe construction, or the unit they bought ...
Condo Buildings and Dogs: How to Live in Harmony with Your Furry Neighbours
August 9, 2017
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 ...
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. ...
How to Do Your Best As A Condo Board Member
July 12, 2017
If you are a condo owner, there is no more esteemed role to take on than that of a Condo board member for the building in which you reside. Suddenly, people you didn’t even know say hi to you in the elevator, you get invited to more neighborly shindigs and you find out the ins and outs of your beloved building. Yes, being a member on a condo board can be wonderful and rosy but what about those trying moments when you are so challenged by issues and individuals in your building that the proverbial bloom falls off ...
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