Bosley Realestate

May 2011

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May 31st, 2011 | City LivingReal EstateRecommended Reads

If you're a regular reader of my blog, you know I recently moved back into my newly renovated not-quite-complete soon-to-be-swish digs in Little Italy's converted Movie House. Click HERE for the last installment on the 'Yucky Part of Renovation' saga. I'd really love to begin my reveal of its spectacular transformation to you but the… Read Full Entry

Big Billboards

May 27th, 2011 | Real Estate

Only recently has Toronto seen exterior scaffolding wrapping new high-rises under construction also serving as high in the sky advertising. I rather like the innovative way of promoting a building while protecting its workers. You like? I do! ~ Steven Read Full Entry

May 2011 Home Of The Month - Roncesvalles Village -

May 26th, 2011 | Buy Of The MonthReal EstateRoncesvalles Village

The day I met my buyers was the day they had just received confirmation from the doctor they were expecting their first child. Wow! What a way to start your house hunt, eh? Comfortable with their urbane mise en scene, my buyers first thought was to remain in their Queen West neighbourhood which felt very much… Read Full Entry

Foreign Investment Pushes Canadian Prices Up!

May 25th, 2011 | Real EstateWord On The Street

 Back in January when I posted my Spring 2011 Forecast, I forewarned of the possible rise in Foreign Investment and how it might strongly influence the dynamic and prices of real estate. Click HERE to connect to my Forecast. I even made light of my Housing Psychic abilities back in March.… Read Full Entry

Country Respite

May 23rd, 2011 | City Living

Given the life of a realtor entails working when your clients are not, you can pretty much count on showing properties evenings and weekends. This can leave limited opportunities to catch some Rest and Relaxation, which is why when a Statutory Holiday like Victoria Day presents itself, I do my best to squeeze in… Read Full Entry

Happy Victoria Day!

May 20th, 2011 | Word On The Street

So it's finally our Victoria Day Long Weekend! Victoria Day is a federal Canadian statutory holiday celebrated on the last Monday on or before May 24, in honour of both Queen Victoria's birthday and the current reigning Canadian sovereign's official birthday (Queen Elizabeth's actually birthday is the 21st of April 1926). It is also… Read Full Entry

A Modern Merger

May 18th, 2011 | House And Home

For a fellow who has spent a good chunk of his career being involved in the conversion of vintage warehouses into cool lofty spaces, I find the reuse of buildings or their materials into something new a remarkably fresh and green way to elevate our living environments. Case in point, this… Read Full Entry

The Condo As First Purchase

May 17th, 2011 | Real EstateWord On The Street

If you're a young Canadian buying your first place (ok, maybe not as young as the one in the photo above!), chances are your first purchase will be a condominium rather than a house. Here's a recent article published in PropertyWire.ca quoting Yours Truly outlining some of the reasons. Read on below for the… Read Full Entry

The Never Ending Move

May 12th, 2011 | Real EstateRenovating The Movie House Loft

I know, moving isn't fun for anyone. In fact, I'm one of those realtors who can keep calm, carry on guiding other people through the stress of relocating yet practically falls apart when undertaking it himself. I loathe it. Especially when it takes four days to complete!   Yesterday the movers came,… Read Full Entry

Have 2 Wheels, Will Travel

May 10th, 2011 | LifestyleReal Estate

For years I've envied the residents of Amsterdam for their ubiquitous hop on hop off use of the bicycle as a standard means of local transportation. Granted, those narrow medieval roads and abundance of canals were constructed long before the arrival of the automobile, subsequently making vehicular navigation irksome and leaving the bicycle ideally-suited to the charms of Amsterdam's built environment. Regardless, I admire… Read Full Entry