I've always been a fan of Stylegarage, the purveyor of crisp clean-lined furnishings. Over the years I've come to depend on them for stainless steel mirrors and smart ambient lighting. They even did a custom stair railing for me...all items I'll post in future blogs.
But those… Read Full Entry
June 25th, 2010 | Real Estate
Mix one part obsessed World Cup Soccer fans driving around town honking and waving flags from their cars, with one part traffic gridlock exacerbated by wrapping our financial core in concrete and barbed wire for the G20 summit, and then bake it under this week's hot humid weather system! Voila,… Read Full Entry
In the 70's when I was a kid growing up in Victoria we lived across the street from the Murray's. The Murray's had four daughters, one a little later in life who happened to also be ten years old like me. In fact, on the first day we moved into… Read Full Entry
June 15th, 2010 | City Living
Canstruction® is the one of the most clever food charity programs globally! The 12th annual Toronto event is hosted at the Toronto Dominion Centre, and has raised almost 500,000 lbs of food for the Daily Bread Food Bank. Entries are being taken now for this year's event. Check it out at the Canstruction®… Read Full Entry
June 14th, 2010 | Real Estate
Lately it's been a challenge bringing buyers and sellers together to create a meeting of the minds when negotiating a real estate transaction. As the bidding wars diminish buyers are wanting to negotiate with sellers yet, after years of increasing property values, sellers are reluctant to let go of their properties for anything less… Read Full Entry
Back in February, I began a conquest to get my residence organized. After years of haphazard searching for a particular sweater, book or tool ("I know it's in this closet somewhere!"), I finally decided it was time to organize my life through and through.
Not surprisingly it's… Read Full Entry
June 7th, 2010 | Real Estate
As summer rolls in with another warm breezy weekend (including a lashing night time thunder storm), by end of day Sunday my neighbourhood was filled with the sound of chatter, clinking glasses and the scent of steak grilling on the barbecue. Everyone is embracing their 'summer rooms', whether that be their patio, garden, deck… Read Full Entry
When it comes to real estate, first impressions count. That's why the expression "Curb Appeal" has merit. In the freehold property market, as house hunters pull up in their car they're already assessing the dwelling, the property environment, and the surrounding streetscape. In the condominium market, purchasers instantly gauge how the lobby and common… Read Full Entry