Bosley Realestate

March 2010

Mortgage Financing

March 31st, 2010 | Real Estate

Qualifying for a mortgage is becoming more difficult, interest rates are set to rise, and buyers don't know whether to lock in for the long term or go with a variable financing package. Read more here. ~Steven Read Full Entry

Kitchen Confidential

March 29th, 2010 | House And HomeRejuvenating The Button FactoryCollege Street/Little Italy

Have you ever been in the midst of one project only to be distracted into starting another? In the world of housing and home it's extremely easy to fall victim to this. It just happened to me. With a new season of crocuses and daffodils peeking their way out of the soil, the urge to… Read Full Entry

Bon Jour, Bon Chow in Riverdale’s Chinatown

March 26th, 2010 | City LivingRestaurantsLeslieville/Riverside

Photo: Batifole Batifole 744 Gerrard Street East 416-462 9965 Last week my friend Steven and I went out for dinner to celebrate his recent move into Riverdale, the relaxed friendly central east-side neighbourhood that runs south of The Danforth towards Queen Street's newly re-named Riverside Neighbourhood, just east of the Don Valley.… Read Full Entry

Country Sublime

March 24th, 2010 | City LivingHouse And Home

For those of you who dream of waking up in a streamlined modular post and beam glass box overlooking a crystal clear lake, a field of daisies, or a Precambrian rocky outcropping of the Georgian Shield, check out Dan Molenaar's brilliant vacation home site ideal for we Torontonians! I'm drooling!… Read Full Entry

House Poor, Home Pretty

March 22nd, 2010 | Recommended ReadsRejuvenating The Button FactoryCollege Street/Little Italy

Ok, so I can finally afford to liberate my dependency on garage sales, auctions and Ikea to furnish my home, but I'm not quite ready to leap into the couture furnishing world. I don't know why, but I just can't justify shopping at The Art Shoppe where $10,000 gets you a… Read Full Entry

Feast or Famine at Home and on College Street

March 15th, 2010 | City LivingCollege Street/Little Italy

Giancarlo's Wine Bar
593 College Street
Phone: 416-533-9619 Last weekend I enjoyed some sparkling conversation and spot-on tasty plates at Giancarlo's Wine Bar on College Street - the renovated storefront with the new contemporary wooden half arched entry and glass door. Have you seen it? It opened last… Read Full Entry

Kiss Me Kensington

March 12th, 2010 | City LivingRestaurants

Ever since my friend Dafna found the perfect place to purchase in Kensington Lofts in, where else, Kensington Market, we've been checking out the local cafes as a way to keep in touch and expand our culinary horizons.

For those unfamiliar with this chock-a-block retail and residential… Read Full Entry

Left In The Dust

March 8th, 2010 | House And HomeRejuvenating The Button FactoryCollege Street/Little Italy

Last week I had a beautiful floor-to-ceiling bookshelf nine feet tall installed in my study. I'm embarrassed to admit it, but in the spirit of full disclosure, I've never completely unpacked my book and cd collection in over the decade I've lived here. Now I finally can.
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When Properties go on Vacay…

March 2nd, 2010 | House And HomeTravel

The gorgeousness of this week reminds us of indulging in a sunny respite -- a JAW-DROPPING sunny respite, where the land is parched and you can hug some of the oldest trees in the world (carefully). We could stay here year-round...forever. Thanks to Jake for sending this gem of gems to… Read Full Entry

Why Outdoor Lighting Offers A Great Return On Investment

March 1st, 2010 | House And HomeRejuvenating The Button FactoryCollege Street/Little Italy

This view of my garden makes me glow warm inside. A Cold Winter's Night in February

Yup, Winter finally paid an inevitable visit, leaving us hunkering down in our fleece feeling cold and bitter. Even back in December I knew this night would come, so I left… Read Full Entry