Bosley Realestate

August 2011

August 2011 Home Of The Month - Gerrard & Jones

August 30th, 2011 | Buy Of The MonthLeslieville/Riverside

When my stylin' single male buyer in the banking industry contacted me to make his first purchase, he indicated he was pretty open to most any type of dwelling and location in the city centre. His main housing criteria included proximity to public transportation, good resale potential, and a place to park his vintage… Read Full Entry

The Income Property Proposal

August 26th, 2011 | Real EstateTales Of Upper Hillsborough

Above is a photo from the 1986 movie 'The Money Pit' starring Tom Hanks and Shelley Long. Cast as two optimistic homebuyers seduced by the charm of a vintage house being sold for cheap "under distress", the property and their ordeal turns into a madcap nightmare complete with corny ending. For all its… Read Full Entry

Green Scene

August 24th, 2011 | House And Home

I like the way architecture is increasingly integrating plantings into the structure of property more and more. It better serves the health and welfare of our environment and softens all the hard edges that dominate our urbanscapes. This modern house in Singapore has a lush eye-catching facade that would make me a happy… Read Full Entry

House Hunting In Charlottetown

August 22nd, 2011 | Real EstateTales Of Upper Hillsborough

My friend James has made Charlottetown his residence each summer for over a decade, where he plays in the orchestra for the Anne Of Green Gables Musical. It's a great gig for James, where the complexity of his artistic craft is counteracted by the simplicity of island life. Prince Edward Island embodies all the caricatures of storybook… Read Full Entry

Locks Or Stocks?

August 19th, 2011 | Real EstateWord On The Street

Locks? Stocks? Or live in a barrel? Any one who has money invested in the stock market has become a little frayed and jittery lately. It's got people wondering whether they should cash out some capital and invest it money in bricks and mortar.  Should they? Read on for  urbaneer.com's latest press in Propertywire.ca, which… Read Full Entry

Peek-A-View 3

August 18th, 2011 | Renovating The Movie House Loft

You may recall my self-indulgent whining back in February during the early days renovating my Movie House Loft. At the time I struggled over what original builder’s grade fittings I would keep and what items I would turf. Like everyone facing a hefty home improvement expense, some times one can get distracted trying to save… Read Full Entry

Chowder In Charlottetown

August 16th, 2011 | City LivingTravel

When I travel, I tend to hone in on my favourite local culinary specialty and then consume it again, and again, and again. So during my stay in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, I pretty much ordered the Seafood Chowder whenever I saw it on the menu which, being on the… Read Full Entry

Beach Time On PEI

August 14th, 2011 | Travel

As far as I'm concerned, summer leisure should always include time relaxing by water. This year I enjoyed hiking, swimming and sun-tanning at Prince Edward Island's breathtaking National Park. This ocean treasure is situated along the island's north shore, fronting the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Being approximately 60 km in length and ranging from several hundred metres… Read Full Entry

Summer Sizzle Part Deux

August 12th, 2011 | Real Estate

Last week I wrote about our scorching hot Toronto real estate market, using June's sale statistics to demonstrate how dramatically it is outperforming last summer.  Typically, the humid weather prompts buyers to take a break, but not this year. We're low on supply, while demand continues to surge. Buyers are in a summer… Read Full Entry

Charlottetown’s Charm

August 10th, 2011 | Tales Of Upper HillsboroughTravel

I first passed through Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, in 2005 enroute to the celebratory union of my journalist friend Stephanie Nolen to her filmaker beau Meril at his family's farm in Meat Cove, Cape Breton. It was one stop of several on a circuitous road trip beginning and ending in Halifax, Nova Scotia, that would see me loop around… Read Full Entry