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Condo buyers come from all stages of life

What a year it’s been for condo sales. As of the end of July, condo apartments in high-rise and mid-rise buildings and stacked townhomes accounted for almost 80 per cent of the year-to-date sales of new construction homes in the GTA.






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Toronto Fall Home Show will help you shape your space

If you’re looking for advice or inspiration for your next home project, be sure to visit the Toronto Fall Home Show which will run from Sept. 15-17 at the Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place. With more than 300 exhibitors, celebrity experts, and service professionals the Show offers something for everyone. From design help, to advice from renovators, or an opportunity…






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New home buyers want storage, great kitchens, and energy efficiency

What do new home buyers really want in their new house, townhouse or condo? Lots of storage, energy-efficient features and a great kitchen, according to a survey by BILD member Avid Ratings Canada.






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Buying a new construction home

If you’re ready to buy a home, I would encourage you to consider buying a new construction home. About 25 percent of the homes purchased in Canada each year are new homes. Among the many benefits of new homes are that you get to choose your builder based on reputation and quality, and you get to personalize the features of…






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Pace of GTA new home sales drops while inventory continues to decline and average prices increase

Sales of new construction homes slowed down in July, while the overall supply of new homes continued its unprecedented decline and prices of available homes continued to increase, the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) announced today. There were 1,752 new home sales in July, according to Altus Group, BILD’s official source for new-home market intelligence. That was significantly…






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Work with a professional to ensure a successful renovation starts with a plan

The keys to any successful renovation are careful consideration and preparation and working with a professional. The first step in ensuring that your renovation is a success is understanding why you are renovating. Are you renovating to improve the value of your home for a quick sale, or are you doing it to improve functionality and increase your enjoyment of…






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Preparation is key when meeting with your decor centre

Buying a brand new home is one of the most exciting things you will ever do, whether you are a first-time buyer or a seasoned real estate veteran.






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New housing market continues to climb with condo sales reaching record high

In June, the GTA’s new housing market continued to climb with condominium sales reaching a new record high.






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Choose your new-build home upgrades with care

So you bought a new construction home and are thrilled with your decision to buy a home that is not yet built, but when the time comes for your colour and upgrade appointment, your chance to make the decisions that will make your new home perfect, you find yourself both exhilarated and nervous.






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Homeowner tips for handling renovations

Almost every renovation project will come with some disruption to the homeowner, but there are a number of things that you can do to minimize the disarray.