House of the Week: $1.5 million for a west-end home with a deck and a hot tub off the master bedroom

Great location – 5 minute walk to Jane station and all the shops on Bloor West, but the renovation seems a little generic. Just waiting for you to put your touch on it? The home has almost 2800 square feet of living space – and a hot tub! Address: 7 Weatherell Street Neighbourhood: Runnymede-Bloor West […]

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House of the Week: $4.45 million for a swank townhome in a converted Victorian church

This one is a little unusual – a 5600 square foot luxury townhouse at College and Palmerston. A busy intersection may be a dealbreaker, but you would have your own elevator and a 1500 square foot rooftop deck. Although, you’d hope that if you were spending $4.5M, you wouldn’t share walls with a neighbour! Address: […]

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Luminato 2013′s Lineup Revealed

The Luminato Festival has announced its 2013 lineup and it’s impressive, ranging from Serena Ryder to Atom Egoyan to Roseanne Cash, with the TSO and ROM involved. From the Torontoist: 2012 was Jorn Weisbrodt’s coming out as a major player in Canada’s artistic community. It was his inaugural year as the artistic director of Luminato, […]

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Where are Toronto’s prime real estate pockets?

Interesting piece from the Globe and Mail today – although with the market the way it is, if you have a detached or even a semi in good condition, it almost doesn’t matter where it is! By Carolyn Ireland Toronto’s capricious spring real estate market has lots of people feeling perplexed. Sales have been tumbling […]

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House of the Week: $1.65 million for a Little Italy semi with a backyard coach house

Toronto Life’s Home of the Week: The magazine claims the home has had $250K in renovations, but they seem to have left at least one bathroom untouched. Where did the money go? The coach house is an interesting addition. Address: 290 Palmerston Avenue Neighbourhood: Trinity-Bellwoods Price: $1,649,000 The Place: A Little Italy house with Victorian […]

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Why Rob Carrick is mad as hell over home insurance

Rob Carrick writes in today’s Globe about home insurance and why the premiums keep rising so quickly. A good question, but would you even consider having a home without insurance? There are a hundred financial rituals in a year, but none I hate more than paying the home insurance bill. By comparison, I pay any […]

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Canadian home prices up in most markets in early 2013: Royal LePage

Average prices for three common types of housing were up year-over-year in most Canadian markets in the first quarter, national real estate company Royal LePage said Thursday. Royal LePage said the average price for a standard two-storey detached house was up 2.2% in the January-March period compared with a year ago, while the national average […]

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House of the Week: $2.9 million for a classy family home in The Beach

Here’s a $2.9M family home in the Beach – the master suite is impressive. They certainly like their white, but that’s easier to cover than fuschia… Address: 40 Beaufort Road Neighbourhood: The Beach Price: $2,890,000 The Place: A traditional six-bedroom house in The Beach recently renovated by the current owner, who runs a design and […]

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