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From West To East - Trade Roots In Victoria

June 27th, 2012 | City LivingTales Of Upper HillsboroughTravel

I'm sure a lot of you might be surprised to read I'm not really a big shopper, though I can't resist peeking into the windows of home furnishing and accessory shops when I'm taking a stroll. In Toronto, a good window display is necessary to get me to cross the threshold, though that… Read Full Entry

Knob And Tube Wiring

June 12th, 2012 | Healthy HomeReal EstateTales Of Upper Hillsborough

Like so many property owners doing renovations, we were surprised to find old knob and tube wiring throughout parts of our triplex when the home inspection completed as part of the due diligence for our purchase a few years ago listed all the wiring as ‘upgraded’. Sadly, this isn’t the… Read Full Entry

Good Night Charlottetown

June 11th, 2012 | Tales Of Upper HillsboroughTravel

Charlottetown has a stunning collection of century homes. The other evening, as we strolled home from an exceptional dinner at Sim's Corner Steakhouse, I found myself mesmerized by how striking the domestic architecture looks in the night light. Good thing I'm almost always camera-ready! Here are some of my favourite… Read Full Entry

Hello Prince Edward Island

June 8th, 2012 | Tales Of Upper HillsboroughTravel

Within a matter of hours of arriving to Prince Edward Island I made a beeline to the ocean. As a water sign boy who grew up a short stroll from Willows Beach in Victoria, feeling 'at home' begins when I hear the surf crashing on the beach. No matter where… Read Full Entry

Renovation Razing & Inspiration

May 17th, 2012 | Tales Of Upper Hillsborough

In my most recent 'Tales Of Upper Hillsborough' installments, I shared with you some of the details that made our third floor atelier so charmingly bijou, and how we reworked the space plan to create a light and airy luxury rental suite. Click HERE and HERE for those posts. With… Read Full Entry

Attention Is In The Details

March 30th, 2012 | Tales Of Upper Hillsborough

In my last post on the Tales of Upper Hillsborough, I shared with you the renovation of our third floor attic atelier suite in our vintage Charlottetown triplex. Click HERE to read the whole post. Today I wanted to share with you a few tips on how to create a… Read Full Entry

An Attic Atelier Renovation

February 28th, 2012 | Tales Of Upper Hillsborough

The photo above shows the profile of the vintage house on Upper Hillsborough in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island which I co-own with my pal and associate James. He found this photo in the Charlottetown archives. Dating from the turn of the century, James and I wonder if those two cavorting boys might be… Read Full Entry

Tackling The Property Tune-Up

December 20th, 2011 | Tales Of Upper Hillsborough

In our last instalment I revealed the process by which my friend James (now a fab fellow associate here at Bosley) and I searched, identified and purchased the right income property for us in idyllic Charlottetown. Click HERE to read the last post. In this post, James and I want to share our… Read Full Entry

Home, East Home Investment

September 26th, 2011 | Real EstateTales Of Upper Hillsborough

In my last instalment of the 'Tales of Upper Hillsborough', I shared with you some of the properties my friend James and I considered purchasing in our effort to find an affordable property in downtown Charlottetown that could generate a reliable income when we weren't occupying it ourselves. Click HERE for… 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