Toronto Real Estate Market – September 2015

How is the fall market doing? Well it’s a confusing one right now. With all of the news of average home prices climbing ever steadily and the glow of crazy multiple offers, sellers are understandably excited but may be pushing too hard on their asking price. At the same time as sellers are trying to capitalize on the market values,…

Toronto Real Estate Market – August 2015

Now that the real estate market is back from the summer we’re reflecting on how busy it remained deep into the summer months.    This was due mainly to the delayed onset of available inventory – in fact our busiest week for new listings and deals done was in the middle of July! The market remains strong while inventory is…

Toronto Real Estate Market – June 2015

Just as summer seems a bit delayed, the real estate market seems to be stretching into the warmer months.   If you look at the stats, we can see how the pent up demand that is finally being met and how atypical this market activity is for this time of the year.   July is continuing on this trend. In…

Toronto Real Estate Market – March 2015

The elasticity of supply and demand is truly showing its ways this spring in the Toronto real estate market. The limited supply compared to the volume of buyers is driving up the average home price in the GTA by 10% and the average price of detached homes in Toronto up by 15.9%! Many people who are…

Home Sweet Home: Our Top 10 Favourite Home Stores in Toronto

Here are ten of our top 10 favourite home stores in Toronto for furniture, accessories and lighting in the GTA. Inspirational pieces, classic design, and fresh perspective… you’ll want to completely re-decorate your space every time you walk through the doors! 1.  Pavilion– custom made furniture and lighting, unique artwork and accessories, minimal and contemporary. 42 Gladstone Ave. Toronto,…

Toronto Real Estate Market – February 2015

Robust Sales and Price Growth in February March 4, 2015 — Toronto Real Estate Board President Paul Etherington announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 6,338 home sales through the TorontoMLS system in February 2015. This result represented a substantial 11.3 per cent year-over-year increase compared to February 2014. Large annual increases in transactions were noted for most major home…

105 Leslie: A Townhouse That’s All Style!

A 1,200-square-foot townhouse in the heart of Leslieville. This fully renovated space is brimming with style, so much so that it has been featured in Chatelaine magazine! Interior Designer (and television design expert) Julia Black  truly maximized the potential of her home to create a modern yet warm aesthetic that is as beautiful as it is functional. Coming up the…

Toronto Real Estate Market – January 2015

Loving the Strong Start to 2015 We’re loving the momentum the Toronto real estate market is already starting to show…there is so much pent up demand from buyers frustrated by the lack of inventory that they are extremely anxious to see listings starting to come out. The Globe and Mail just featured a bidding war in Parkdale that attracted eight…

The Interior Design Show 2015 – Our Favourite Booths

It’s always a fun time visiting the annual Interior Design Show, and this year it was true to form. Familiar brands with fantastic new collections, and emerging designers with fresh new ideas…  the IDS is a great way for us to source vendors and see forecasted trends in action. Below are some of the booths whose product that we found…

More Than Just Stairs

Stairs. We use them every day to get to and from our bedrooms, the office, the kitchen, the basement… why do we so often neglect to decorate the stairwell? It’s a small space, but is an opportunity to create a bold and interesting transition from one space to another. Below we have listed six high-impact solutions that will bring your…