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June 29 2015

Buyers of condo conversions beware

Condo conversions can be an inviting purchase – often beautiful, old and dormant heritage buildings with lots of character brought back to life as modern condominiums. But buyers of these units should beware – you are not covered by Tarion Warranty Corp.

Condo conversions can be an inviting purchase – often beautiful, old and dormant heritage buildings with lots of character brought back to life as modern condominiums. But buyers of these units should beware – you are not covered by Tarion Warranty Corp.

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June 29 2015

How to make sure you don't buy a grow-op

How do I protect myself from buying a house that has been used for growing marijuana or manufacturing illegal drugs?

How do I protect myself from buying a house that has been used for growing marijuana or manufacturing illegal drugs?

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June 29 2015

Stylish Canadiana - great decor with national pride

Your decor says a lot about who you are – but does it say "Canadian" loud and clear? While we may have other design sensibilities at the top of our decorating list, stylish Canadiana that work in any room. Take a look at these pieces and you'll see, Canadiana isn't hokey or out of style, you may even have some great pieces in your own home.

Your decor says a lot about who you are – but does it say "Canadian" loud and clear? While we may have other design sensibilities at the top of our decorating list, stylish Canadiana that work in any room. Take a look at these pieces and you'll see, Canadiana isn't hokey or out of style, you may even have some great pieces in your own home.

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June 29 2015

Quiz: How Canadian are you?

Take our special quiz: "How Canadian are you?" to find out where you land on the Canuck spectrum.

Take our special quiz: "How Canadian are you?" to find out where you land on the Canuck spectrum.

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June 29 2015

A housing market heritage moment

With high home prices and low mortgage rates, how does the lot of today’s home buyer compare with that of the baby boomer?

With high home prices and low mortgage rates, how does the lot of today’s home buyer compare with that of the baby boomer?

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June 26 2015

This home was the best investment Andy Warhol ever made

Hamptons beach house is now on the market for $85 million, and according to Top Ten Real Estate Deals, it's the best investment Warhol ever made.

Hamptons beach house is now on the market for $85 million, and according to Top Ten Real Estate Deals, it's the best investment Warhol ever made.

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June 26 2015

Affordable housing amidst the GTA’s detached dilemma

Affordable housing in Toronto or Vancouver? Not if you're in the market for a single-detached home, according to RBC’s Affordability Report – or ‘Unaffordability Report,’ as of late – which indicates detached prices continued on their upward trajectory through the first quarter of 2015, with no end in sight. But that’s not the case across the map or across all housing types.

Affordable housing in Toronto or Vancouver? Not if you're in the market for a single-detached home, according to RBC’s Affordability Report – or ‘Unaffordability Report,’ as of late – which indicates detached prices continued on their upward trajectory through the first quarter of 2015, with no end in sight. But that’s not the case across the map or across all housing types.

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June 26 2015

No concern with overbuilding, report says

The booming condo market has so far been a stabilizing rather than a destabilizing force in Canada's housing landscape: an affordable safety valve for first-time buyers, renters and newcomers.

The booming condo market has so far been a stabilizing rather than a destabilizing force in Canada's housing landscape: an affordable safety valve for first-time buyers, renters and newcomers.

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June 26 2015

Canada Day 2015 events across the country

Canada Day signals the unofficial start of summer in the great white north. It's the perfect day to celebrate with friends and family with an old-fashioned BBQ and fireworks, or out on the streets at the many public events offered all over the country. Many of us get a day off in the middle of the week— giving even more reason to celebrate.

Canada Day signals the unofficial start of summer in the great white north. It's the perfect day to celebrate with friends and family with an old-fashioned BBQ and fireworks, or out on the streets at the many public events offered all over the country. Many of us get a day off in the middle of the week— giving even more reason to celebrate.

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June 25 2015

Extreme architecture: The world's coolest condos

Some architects go above and beyond to take condominium living to the next level. Here are five of the coolest condos in the world.

Some architects go above and beyond to take condominium living to the next level. Here are five of the coolest condos in the world.

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