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Tips for Hosting a Great Summer BBQ

I love to entertain in the summer.  An outdoor party is simple, casual and easy to pull off.   Here are a few of my favourite tips for a fool proof backyard party.   1. Nature provides the decoration ...

Toronto Market Watch :A Rental Update

The tightening of  mortgage lending rules a year ago changed more than the climate of the resale housing market, it has also changed the landscape of the rental market. More "would be" first time home buyers are having to put their dreams of home ownership...

Looking For a Cottage Rental?

Summer is coming! If you are thinking about renting a waterfront cottage this summer, but don't know where to start- CottageVacations.com by Water's Edge is an excellent place to start your search. Founded in 1999, Water's Edge is known as Ontario's premier cottage rental company offering...

Staying Safe this Summer

In just a few more weeks school will be out for summer. It will be a time to relax, get outside and enjoy the wonderful weather. Most of these are common sense, but here are a few tips to keep you and your family safe...

Greetings !

After the long cold winter, I can't remember a year I have been more thankful to welcome spring. For me, spring always keeps me very busy with real estate. For you, spring might be a time to tackle landscaping, spring cleaning, and possibly organize a...

Market Update Toronto- December 2012

Moderation-not correction-on tap for Canadian housing markets in 2013 Canadian real estate markets demonstrated remarkable resilience in 2012— with home sales up or on par in 65 per cent of major centres—despite considerable headwinds in terms of tighter financing and economic uncertainty abroad. The trend is...

2012 Property Tax Assessments are Here!

You may have already received the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) 2012 Property Assessment Notices, please feel free to contact me directly if you need any assistance. These notices identify the current value assessment (CVA) or an estimate of the market value of your property, based on a...

Friendly Reminder – Don’t Overlook These Tax Deadlines !

As 2012 soon comes to a close, with all of the shopping, parties, travel and celebrations, next April and "tax day" seem far away. However, I would be remiss, as a real estate and business advisor, not to give you this friendly reminder to make sure to take advantage of...

So Long, Stainless: Whirlpool Introduces a New Finish For Premium Kitchens

The stainless steel appliance reign has ended as Whirlpool has introduced a new premium exterior finish that they call “White Ice.” With clean lines, silver accents and streamlined controls, the new collection’s refrigerator, range, dishwasher, and microwave are a departure from the flash and glitz...

Pillow Talk- Accent Pillows Done Right

We all know that pillows make great accents and come in many shapes and sizes, but your favorites may not always work together or in the same room. Taniya Nayak, designer for HGTV's Destination Design, and Designed to Sell and pillow designer Jeanine Hays of...