Top Home Organization Tips for 2015

New Year, Newly Organized. We like to tuck away, make piles, squish & store, and of course at the end of it all just throw it in the recycling bin! We say we will do it “this weekend” but will we really? Just like any changes in our lives, its best to slowly integrate the new behaviours into our daily…

Toronto Real Estate Market – February 2013

After the doom and gloom from the media, it seems that our market is defying the reports. The TREB February 2013 Toronto Real Estate Market Watch reported a volume decrease of just over 10% from last year, and a modest 2% increase in values across Toronto. However lack of inventory is definitely what is driving the prices up, especially in…

Low inventory, high demand in the Toronto Real Estate Market

Remember how the fall real estate market never quite lifted off the ground?   Remember the uncertainty in the economy (especially in the U.S.), new mortgage regulations and uncertainty about rising interest rates? If January is an indicator, it looks like the spring is going to make up for the fall Particularly in geographically limited and in demand markets like the…

2013 Toronto Real Estate Market Forecast

What’s going to happen in the 2013 real estate market? If we actually had a  crystal ball we’d hand out the winning lottery tickets too.   It’s a very popular question this time of year.  But let’s step back for a minute.  Why should you care or worry?   You should if you are in any of the following situations: And…

Home Design Trends 2013

Check out our picks for Home Design Trends 2013. There are a lot to choose from but our list considers what trends will give you the biggest bang for your buck if you decide to sell! Statement Lighting Other than paint, lighting is the next easiest and cost effective way to transform a room and give it impact – that…

Community Center 55 – A Time to Give

If you are a Beach resident, it may surprise you to know that Community Center 55 delivers food and supplies to over 4,000 people in need right in our neighbourhood over the holidays. Their Adopt-a-Family program is an incredible opportunity to make a big difference for a family this season. They are also accepting gifts and food at the community…

Toronto Real Estate Market Watch – Fall 2012

The Toronto real estate market has seen a bit of softening with transactions were down 7.1% in October but prices still rose by 6.2%. Interestingly the average days on market remains the same at 24 days. So why the slowing pace? A number of factors have come into play. First and foremost the tightening of mortgage regulations, secondly the U.S….

The Leaside custom home that Shannon built – SOLD!

Well as it turns out, Shannon built such a beautiful home that it sold before it even hit MLS. We’ve had a ton of requests to see the final product so check out the photos below… And if you fallen in love with this home, let us know. Shannon and Alex are already hunting for their next project! You can…

Best Halloween Decorations!

Check out our favourite Halloween decorations..we’ve kept a few from last year and a new batch from this year – and don’t be scared – these are actually pretty easy to do 🙂 To share these ideas, we’ve already pinned them for you – check out the whole board Got your own amazing decorations? We want to see them! Post…

The Best and Worst Celebrity Kitchens

Lady Gaga cooks where? As a celebrity, one often has access to the funds and the expertise to have an incredible kitchen so we wanted to share our favourites. BUT in our travels looking for the best kitchens we we surprised to see how some celebrities kitchens fell completely flat of our expectations! Check out our pics for the Best…