Toronto Market Update for April 2019

16 May 2019
Life and the City

New listings rose 8.2% last month in April compared with the same month last year, but at 12.2%, the annual growth rate of sales outpaced the rise in new listings. This dynamic means that market conditions are tighter, so price increases may accelerate.


Outdoor Space Makeover Ideas for Every Budget

30 April 2019
Life and the City

Looking to spruce up your outdoor space this spring? While complete backyard makeovers can cost a pretty penny, there are plenty of ways you can makeover your outdoor space on every budget! Not only will you be able to enjoy a refreshed backyard and an extended living space once the warm weather finally hits, but you'll have the added benefit of presenting your home at its best when it comes time for you to sell! Here, we’ve rounded up 14 ways you can update your outdoor space, whatever your budget.


How to Add Colour to Your Kitchen

25 April 2019
Life and the City

In this guide, we explore how to choose a colour scheme that flatters and enhances your kitchen, as well as being in line with your personal style. We also look at the four main ways to add a splash of colour to your kitchen using cabinets, and how to decorate the rest of the room to complement the look!


COOL FINDS: 4 Lennox St

18 April 2019
Life and the City

Lovers of Scandinavian design - this one's for you! If you've ever taken a stroll in the neighbourhood just east of Bathurst and Bloor, you'll undoubtedly have noticed this exceptionally unique property. With an exterior that's a combination of weathering western red cedar and anodized Aluminium panels, flanked by a white pine and a sequoia tree, this home evokes the feeling of a contemporary Scandinavian chalet and truly stands out among the traditional Victorian semis, original Annex homes and renovated modern glass houses around it. So...you'll either love it or hate it!


Toronto Market Update for February 2018

14 March 2019
Life and the City

Toronto home sales were down last month in February, while selling prices continued to rise, as a result of very low inventory available on the market. Now, with the weather finally becoming more mild and spring-like, it's about that time of year when we begin we see more properties listed for sale - great news for inventory, and for buyers who have been waiting for the opportunity to find their perfect home.


How to Create an Inspiring Home Office Space

01 March 2019
Life and the City

With the start of a new month, you may be looking to make space for productivity and fresh inspiration. After all, the year is still young, so there's lots of time to work on those goals that you may have set for yourself recently! A home office is one of those things that so many of us would benefit from, but often can’t seem to find the square footage for. The good news is that whether you have just one small corner of your den to work with, or an entire designated room, you can carve out a workspace that’s all your own just about anywhere you can place a desk.


Toronto Market Update for January 2018

19 February 2019
Life and the City

Last month in Toronto, we saw detached home prices decrease by 8.5% and townhome prices were down 9.9% from the same time last year. Meanwhile, sales prices for Toronto condos continued their upward trajectory with an increase of 8.8%, and semi's were up by 6% year-over-year.


How to Style Open Shelving in a Kitchen

15 February 2019
Life and the City

Open shelving can make a kitchen feel bigger and add a ton of personality, but it can also be daunting to have your whole life (or your kitchenware) on display all the time, Monday through Sunday! You wouldn't exactly want to display your mismatched mug collection or show off your mounds of lost-lid tupperware. But, don’t let the pressure of perfection stop you from having the open shelving (and kitchen) of your dreams!


A Technical Guide to Open Shelving

07 February 2019
Life and the City

Open shelving is a functional design element that is easy to love. It brings dimension, gives your space a finishing detail and is also a space saving and organization solution. What’s a little more tricky about open shelving are the technical aspects such as construction, installation, or even space planning. The good news is that whether you’re ready to take on a shelving project all on your own, or you plan to leave it to the professionals, there is an open shelving unit that will work well for you.


Fire Prevention and Pet Fire Safety Tips

19 October 2018
Life and the City

The holiday season is approaching - which means that it's the ideal time to review the steps to prevent and deal with fires in your home. Continue reading to learn more about the action steps that you can take to be fire-safe, as well as our Pet Fire Safety Tips.