House of the Week: $2.1 million for a Summerhill semi with a tranquil sunken living room

Yes, the renovations look terrific and the location is great. But over $2M for a semi with only two bedrooms? (There is a third, but it’s in the basement… Address: 125 MacPherson Avenue Neighbourhood: Yorkville Price: $2,095,000 The Place: A two-bedroom brick semi on a pretty, tree-lined street in Summerhill. Bragging Rights: Plenty of traditional […]

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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: $3.5 million for a sunny coach house in Rosedale

Will someone pay $3.5M for a coach house that only has two bedrooms and one parking spot? Time will tell, although it looks like a great space! Neighbourhood: Rosedale-Moore Park Price: $3,495,000 The Place: With two bedrooms, four bathrooms and a finished basement, this Rosedale coach house is a lot grander than the average outbuilding. […]

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House of the Week: $1.2 million for a Cabbagetown townhouse with a Hollywood pedigree

Here’s your chance to own a heritage property in Cabbagetown once lived in by Walter Huston. Although the home has been fully renovated, they kept some of the original touches like the front door with stained glass. Five bedrooms, but only two bathrooms. ADDRESS: 328 Wellesley Street East NEIGHBOURHOOD: Cabbagetown-South St. Jamestown PRICE: $1,195,000 THE […]

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The Sell: One family’s adventures in house flipping

Here’s a cautionary tale from Toronto Life, the story of one couple’s attempt to flip a home at Yonge and Davisville. After buying a home for $879,000 and completing $150,000 in renovations, the home ultimately sold for $1.05M, resulting in a significant net loss. The sellers: Phares Sekalala, a 41-year-old accountant, and Sarah Sekalala, a […]

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High-living hedonism: Seven of the most awe-inspiring appliances

From today’s Post: Seven awe-inspiring home decor items, including this Porsche designed kitchen: Poggenpohl Porsche Design kitchen cabinetry The legendary Ritz Hotel on the Place Vendôme in Paris is offering its well-travelled guests further extravagance with Porsche Design kitchens from Poggenpohl, so why can’t a cuisine bon vivant enjoy the same luxury at home? With […]

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Working from home means outfitting your office with great furniture

The Star recently published a great article by Vicky Sanderson. With so many of us setting up home offices, even if we’re not working from home, it’s important that it’s both functional and aesthetically pleasing! Survey the 1.8 million Canadians who work from home, and they’ll cite as perks the ability to avoid rush-hour traffic, […]

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House of the Week: $2.3 million for a semi-detached live-work space in the heart of Cabbagetown

Here’s Toronto Life’s House of the Week, a grand home on Carlton Street with two huge terraces. The stencils on the stairs aren’t great, but the rest of the renovation looks pretty good. ADDRESS: 183 Carlton Street NEIGHBOURHOOD: Cabbagetown – South St. Jamestown PRICE: $2,299,000 THE PLACE: A completely restored Victorian live-work space in the […]

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House of the Week: $5.6 million for a luxury mansion just steps from Forest Hill Village

Toronto Life’s Home of the Week: the home is 6,000 square feet, but the lot is a little small. TO Life’s comments on the photos are pretty amusing. Click here for more photos ADDRESS: 4 Montclair Avenue NEIGHBOURHOOD: Casa Loma PRICE: $5,590,000 THE PLACE: This 6,000-square-foot-plus home is just steps from Forest Hill Village—no need […]

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