Bosley Realestate

July 2011

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July 28th, 2011 | Renovating The Movie House LoftCollege Street/Little Italy

Oh My! Getting the final finishing details executed at my Movie House Loft Renovation has slowed to a tortoise crawl. It's taking forever for the glass railings, the mirror backsplash, and some of the custom built-in add-ons to be installed. Sigh. Once that's done I've got to get the painter in to… Read Full Entry

July 2011 Home Of The Month - Roncesvalles Village

July 22nd, 2011 | Buy Of The MonthRoncesvalles Village

After living abroad my buyers returned to Canada to raise their young children. With the lure of a lucrative job offer on Bay Street, Toronto seemed a logical choice, though in short order my fab clients discovered this is a pretty expensive city. In fact, Toronto has become Canada's most expensive city, ranking… Read Full Entry

Stylish Architecture In Victoria

July 21st, 2011 | City LivingHouse And HomeTravel

I returned for the second time this visit to Zambri's Restaurant (http://www.zambris.ca/) in Victoria, B.C. I loved the stellar food and stylish decor. Here's a snap of the interior: If you follow my blog, you know my favourite architecture tends to be structures constructed of metal, glass, stone and wood. The use and play of… Read Full Entry

A Walk on The Beach

July 19th, 2011 | City LivingTravel

Everyone needs a 'Time Out'. For me, nothing beats finding solace at the place I enjoyed most as a child. Willows Beach in Oak Bay, Victoria, is one of a few locations in the world that feels like "Home" to me. It may not be bricks and mortar, but this sandy spot on the Pacific Ocean overlooking the Olympic… Read Full Entry

Wedded Bliss

July 17th, 2011 | City Living

Ok-so this weekend my Big Sister tied the knot after twenty-five years of cohabition with one swell-of-a-good guy! Yea! Congrats Lea and Jim! Incidentally, you can read about Jim's stag by clicking HERE. The whole shebang was wicked from start to finish. Call it Non-Stop hilarity as only a family of… Read Full Entry

Technology

July 14th, 2011 | Word On The Street

In an interview last week for PropertyWire.ca, I offered my thoughts on the rise of technology and the trade of real estate. As we currently bridge straddling the 'old school' program of traditional print promotions while the internet plays an increasingly critical role, the way real estate will be presented will radically change. And… Read Full Entry

Delicate Flower

July 13th, 2011 | City Living

I'm a little foggy today or, as the saying goes, a 'tad delicate, like a delicate flower'! Last night was the stag for my soon-to-be brother-in-law Jim. After 25 years of cohabitation, and a surprise romantic proposal five years ago, Jim is marrying my big sister in an intimate wedding ceremony… Read Full Entry

Peek-a-View 1

July 12th, 2011 | Renovating The Movie House LoftCollege Street/Little Italy

After seven months of a substantial renovation to my Movie House Loft, chronicled in this very blog starting with the Yucky Part of Renovation, I am ninety-five percent away from completion. Wow! It's so close to the finish line all I want is for it to be done. But it's… Read Full Entry

Canadian Homeowners Renovate Less in 2010

July 7th, 2011 | Real EstateTales Of Upper HillsboroughWord On The Street

A 2010 'Renovation and Home Purchasing Survey' by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) revealed slightly fewer property owners embarked on home renovations than in 2009. How come? Propertywire.ca consulted urbaneer.com on possible reasons. Read on below for our thoughts. Incidentally, the photo above is a work-in-progress shot of our newest project, located on Prince Edward Island! Situated in the heart of… Read Full Entry

Briscola On College Street

July 5th, 2011 | City LivingCollege Street/Little Italy

There's a fairly recent new arrival to College Street called Briscola Trattoria located at 501 College Street. This is the location that Cinq 01 briefly starred in, which failed for its heavy heapings of attitude that were abundantly dished up every evening. Note to any commercial proprietors opening up a business in College Street's Little Italy.… Read Full Entry