Are some people looking awfully smug and carefree to you on this very snowy day? Don't be puzzled, you see the thing is those smug, carefree looking people are living the condo lifestyle. So, basically when house residents woke up today they looked out the window at all the snow and immediately thought of how they were going to be late to work because of all the shovelling they would have to do to get their car out of their driveway. Condo residents on the other hand, woke up today, looked out the window and took in the beauty ...
Oh So Smug Condo Owners
February 5, 2014
Arthouse Condos Incentive Alert
February 3, 2014
Arthouse condos in Markham is celebrating the Chinese New Year in a big way! For a limited time purchasers will receive: 6 month free presto pass (ideal for you GO Train travellers) $250 in Flato Home Products gift card (they have some seriously affordable nice stuff) 6 Flato Markham Theatre tickets (get some culture in your life) 1 year membership for the Varley Art Gallery (impress the ladies or gents with your knowledge of Art) $5,000 in free upgrades (fancy stuff) A mystery prize that will be drawn from a pot, prize will be worth up to $2,000 ...
Twas The Night Before Christmas - Condominium Style
December 24, 2013
Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the condo Not a resident was stirring, not even in the guest suite. They had hung their stockings with great detail, In hopes that Santa would not fail. Don't worry, he will be there with what you asked for and more, His helper, the concierge will let him in through the front door. So come in from your balcony and turn off the light, The ice is glistening outside, tis a magical night! Merry Christmas from Condominiums.ca
Can you hear that? It's your condominium calling!
November 27, 2013
Many average Canadian families are finding home affordability out of reach with higher prices and increases in mortgage rates, says a recent report from RBC. It states that the average household has to give 43.3 percent of its much needed pre-tax income just to service the cost of owning a bungalow at current market values. For a two-storey home, the affordability measure rose to 48.9 percent of it's pre-tax income in the July-Sept period. However, there is a beacon of hope for those still hoping to become home owners. Owning a condominium is the most affordable option, with a ...
I heart my condo neighbours
November 14, 2013
Nirel Photography Community feel is a reason many people enjoy condo living. One likely receives a pleasant "good morning" or "cold weather out there" comment from one of their neighbours or concierge on most days. Perhaps even a funny anecdote shared by a neighbour that makes you chuckle. The truth is unless you are on Discovery's Life Below Zero show and crave solitude, human interaction is needed by most. A friendly smile can make someone's day, so with the holiday season approaching help your neighbour carry those heavy purchases to the elevator and give your concierge a bottle of wine ...
Maintenance Free Incentive Alert
November 6, 2013
Why do so many people love the condominium lifestyle? Everyone has their unique reasons, such as they like the cute girl on the 7th floor, but one reason that is pretty common among those who reside in condos is the fact that it is virtually maintenance-free living. We don't mean that one doesn't pay a maintenance fee of course, as the vast majority of people who live in condos do. They don't have to mow the lawn, shovel the snow, clean the outside of their windows all that plus much more is all done for them. What if we could ...
We are Thankful for You!
October 11, 2013
Thanksgiving weekend is so near we can taste it! Turkey, stuffing, cranberries, scallop potatoes and pumpkin pie oh my.. please expect to see us next week in the loosest pants possible. Thanksgiving is a special time of year to share with loved ones and just be grateful for all that makes you smile. Are you hosting Thanksgiving dinner in your condo this year? Many may doubt that you can pull off such a function in your condo, which may not be the largest option, but we know you can do it! You know how to maximize the space you ...
Are you finding your condo a little small?
September 13, 2013
Do you think your condo is small? Perhaps you could use a bit more space but surely it is larger than 230 sq ft. Well, yes you are saying but what does that have to do with anything? Would you believe a fellow Torontonian recently invested in a 230 sq ft house (converted garage actually but we digress) in the east end area of Greenwood and Coxwell. It has no running water but it sold for $165,000 about 28% lower than the original asking price of $229,000. Also it should be noted that it took only approx 3 weeks to ...
Do you know your neighbours?
February 20, 2013
Now I definitely don't leave my door unlocked at night or know anyone else who does as Michael Moore claimed we Canadians do in his movie Bowling for Columbine. I also don't recommend we start doing that but perhaps in our busy work all day lives maybe there is something to getting to know and becoming friendly with your neighbours. Those living in condos you might often run into your neighbours in the elevator or in your condo gym, making it easy to strike up a conversation with them. Who knows you might have loads in common and it ...
New Year Condo Ownership Dreams
January 2, 2013
January 2013. It's a new day, a new month and a new year. What are you going to do with it? Have you been thinking for a while that you would like to buy your first condo, or an investment condo, or that it is time to make a move from your current living situation? Is this the year you are going to do it? Buying a property is always a big decision and should not be taken lightly, however that is not an excuse to avoid buying property. The value you get from home ownership is immense ...