TORONTO, April 22, 2016 – Toronto Real Estate Board President Mark McLean announced 6,458 condominium apartment rental transactions reported through TREB’s MLS® System during the first quarter of 2016. This result represented a year-over-year increase of 6.5 per cent compared to the first quarter of 2015. “It’s not just the home ownership market that is…

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April 19, 2016 – Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 5,537 sales through TREB’s MLS® System during the first 14 days of April 2016. This result represented more than a 20 per cent increase compared to 4,604 sales reported for April 2015. Double-digit annual rates of sales growth were common for many market segments, both in…

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Is your decor weighing you down? This year, one of the biggest design trends is a simple, minimalist approach. It’s time to take a break from oversaturation and pare back with simple colours, clean lines and uncluttered spaces. Sharon Grech, colour and design expert for Benjamin Moore, shares tips on creating simplicity in your home…

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Hiring a professional to caulk and weatherstrip your home can cut air leakage by up to 50 per cent and save you up to 30 per cent on your heating/cooling costs. Armed with specialized equipment and testing devices, a professional can pinpoint leakage and check and repair existing caulking and weatherstripping. The most common sources…

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It might sound unbelievable, but it’s absolutely possible for someone to steal your house. It’s called title fraud, and it’s a problem that has been around for a while in Canada. And although exposure to title fraud is minimal compared to, say, debit or credit card fraud, the damage to its victims is considerably more…

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Don’t take your home’s brickwork for granted. Although one of the most durable building products on the planet, even the best brickwork will deteriorate over time. Yearly freeze/thaw cycles, extremes of heat and cold, rain and snow, will all eventually take their toll on brick walls. Here are a few of the signs that your…

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Some of the hottest interior design ideas for 2016 include retro, mix-and-match, and originality. This means that there is something for everyone in the family. Living rooms take on a fresh new look, all the while never sacrificing comfort. 1. Bring Outdoor Textiles Inside Colourful fabrics like burlap and canvas will spice up the inside…

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Ah spring, a time when the sun pours in the windows, plants are growing, things feel alive, and we give the house a good spring clean! Although this winter was relatively mild, we certainly had some proud Canadian winter moments. You will probably want to make sure that your property weathered the storm and is…

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Homeowners of older homes planning a renovation would be wise to take electrical capacity into consideration in their project plans. Multiple computers, electronic devices, hot tubs, pool pumps, large-screen televisions, home theatres, air conditioners and large appliances will all put a strain on your home’s electrical system. Here are some tips from the Electrical Safety…

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Tile is a hot trend in interior design circles, popular both for its status as a green building material and its versatility. Whether you are planning a new look for a tired bathroom or an overhaul of your outdated kitchen, the wall and floor tiles you select will add the finishing touch. Cersaie, the leading…

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