An inside look – 275 Glen Manor Drive East

Every once in a while we come across a luxury Beach home that is so unique that we want to share how it was created and the experience of living there. 275 Glen Manor Drive East is one such home. The inside look… Our interview with the homeowners reveals its character and we have also sought the perspective of the…

Spectacular and Rare Church Beach Loft Conversion @ 21 Swanwick

Every once in a while there is a truly unique home that becomes available for someone to call their own. Suite #1, the jewel of the church conversion at 21 Swanwick is one such home. The present-day church was completed in 1893 as Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, under the direction of 19th century contractors McMillan and Costain and the 2009 conversion…

How to Cheat at Thanksgiving

We know that Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks. But how about a year where you can be thankful you don’t have to do as much, and still look like Martha? For those of you who are prepared to cheat a bit, this is for you. And even if you are a purist, we have some tips at the end…

What to do this summer in Toronto!

Don’t let awesome festivals, concerts and fun pass you by. Check out our collection of the best guides for what to do this summer in Toronto! (we’ve even snuck in some summer reading in case you want to leave the house or head to the cottage). Outdoor Movies Of course, our top and completely biased recommendation is Movie Nights in…

Best gifts for DAD

Borderline ridiculous or must-haves? Check out our collection of Father’s Day gifts! From the portable briefcase BBQ to awesome coffee mugs, check out Real Simple’s 34 Father’s Day Gift Ideas Chilling sticks for his beer, a meat bible, and a bluetooth grill thermometer – the AskMen.com list has something for everyone Although this list…

Toronto Real Estate Market – May 2015

Although we are seeing an increase in new listings and the available inventory for buyers, there is still such a backlog of buyers that it just isn’t enough…there are still crazy bidding wars and record sales driving the average home price up 11% over this time last year. Many potential sellers are of course nervous about selling before they buy…

Top 10 Ideas to Declutter for good!

If you’ve ever had the chance to do a major declutter and organization of your home, you know how it feels. We’ve had clients actually cry in joy when they come home and see everything in it’s place once they’ve gone through the process and see how they can live in peace. Organizational psychologists (yes, they exist) have noted the…

Toronto Real Estate Market – April 2015

Inventory is still low but it’s slowly improving with new listings up 5% over this time last year.   The average detached home in Toronto is still holding high at $1,056,114 from $965,670 in April 2014. Although we will see more listings coming out which will hopefully quell some of the crazy bidding wars we’ve been seeing, it’s important to…

Best Value in the Beach

Every once in a while we come across a listing that we consider to be a great buy and 178 Glenmount Park Road is one of them. Many times, great homes are overlooked because there is one box that isn’t checked off.   For some it’s a show stopper but for others, it’s an opportunity. This is one such opportunity….

Best Mother’s Day Ever

You know when mom says she doesn’t want anything for mothers day?  Here’s the truth… (Homemade gifts by the kids are always loved of course!) It’s really more about the things that she doesn’t want. She doesn’t want to be woken up by anyone in the morning…she wants you and the kids to get up, go for a walk and…