The Find: high-heeled sneakers may sound like an oxymoron, but they’re the most popular shoe in town

Came across this article from Toronto Life in my inbox today. I think you have to have a pretty strong sense of style to get away with them… This spring, there was an unlikely lineup snaking around the Nike store on Bloor. There were no runners or cyclists or basketballers in sight—only a gaggle of […]

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House of the Week: $2.8 million for a brick-and-stone family home in the heart of Forest Hill

This is a pretty spectacular home – four bedrooms on the upper level, three with en-suites, and a full bedroom and bathroom in the basement. It even comes complete with a pool! Address: 126 Kilbarry Road Neighbourhood: Forest Hill South Price: $2,795,000 The Place: A classy five-bedroom home with a chateau-like exterior in the heart […]

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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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7 houses that sold for $100,000 + over-asking in Toronto this year

From the Globe and Mail: It’s been a roller-coaster year in real estate, opening on a residential battlefield that saw sellers clearly with the upper hand. In Toronto, bidding wars for mid-range homes in which as many as a dozen or more eager buyers trumped and re-trumped their offer prices were commonplace. Listing prices in […]

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Canada’s real estate market to cool, not crash

The banks have two pieces of good news for Canadian homeowners — real estate prices are expected to cool, not crash, and home ownership is becoming slightly more affordable. Canada’s housing market is losing some of its “exuberance,” but fears of a bubble are over inflated, unless there is the unlikely situation where jobless rates […]

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