Is North Oshawa the new Milton?

For years throughout the last decade, we have seen the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) swell west of Toronto. As the housing market heated, it seemed that all roads led to the regions of Peel and Halton Hills. With this growth in popularity and population, the cost of property in those regions […]

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Staging Tips: Create Purpose

Always stage rooms with a single purpose in mind.  Multi-functional rooms may confuse and intimidate homebuyers.  Identify  your home’s target market–these could be singles, professional couples without children, families, or down-sizers.  Then present each living space in manner that suits their needs while maintaining as wide an appeal as possible.  For […]

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Why are New Homes So Expensive?

Why do new homes seem that much more expensive than a resale home of comparable size and location?  The short answer is that new homes carry the heavy burden of construction costs as development costs continue to increase.  Why is this?  A huge percenatage of the cost of a new home […]

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Another Lesson from the Movies: Inception

  Without exploring all the details of plot and subplots, Christopher Nolan’s latest creation, Inception, tells the story of regret and redemption within the twists, turns and fantasy of a psychological thriller. Nolan tells a fantastic story about the shared experience of a dreamscape. OK. So I was at an insightful, thoroughly engrossing […]

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A Small Town Big on Service

What is it about country living that makes it so appealing to the hordes who head off into the countryside every long weekend or for weeks on end during the summer. I have often wondered about that. To my thinking, I am not a country girl. I was born in […]

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Lessons from Robin Longstride

The recent movie Robin Hood was a truly excellent, well adapted, beautifully executed script. The storyline was not entirely what I had expected. I never pegged Robin to be a crusader, at least not literally, nor a politician in his pre-Hood days. However, what was significant to me was that […]

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