Happy Holiday Season from all of us at HomeLife/Realty One

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This Holiday Season will be a time for joy & happiness where cultural celebrations and traditions abound; singing Christmas Carols, lighting candles for Kwanzaa, making potato latkes, honoring mother nature…  Whichever traditions you, your family and friends adhere to, there is a very good chance that your celebration will involve festive decorations, accessories, candles, & […]

Crime Fiction for Christmas

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Cabbagetown resident and Residents’ Association Safety & Security lead, Desmond P. Ryan has spent almost thirty years as a cop with the Toronto Police Service. Having recently retired, this Real Detective now writes Real Crime. Fiction. 10-33 Assist PC, the first in his six-book Mike O’Shea Crime Fiction series is flying off the shelves. Why? […]

Queen Street East Preservation

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Contributed by Andre Bermon. Freelance writer and community enthusiast. A conversation must be had to designate Queen Street East, from Sherbourne to River Streets, a Toronto Heritage Conservation District. In recent years, we have witnessed the consequences of unbridled condominium development undermine the unique and historic character of our city. And now an east-bound wave […]

Thinking of investing in a condominium?

Darlene Barrowman, Sales Representative, HomeLife/Realty One Ltd., Brokerage. What exactly is covered in those mandatory maintenance condo fees? First, you should know that no two condos are built or managed exactly the same, so it’s important to find out precisely what is covered in your maintenance fees, so there are no surprises.   Every condo […]

5 Tips For Self-Care In Winter

Contributed by Laurie Ward. The winter months can be challenging. They can feel long and lonely as our energy dips and connecting with others becomes more difficult. The shorter days also mean we spend more time under artificial light which can lead to sleep problems that can affect our mood. But it’s not all doom […]

Parents, did you know you were so powerful?

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Leticia Mancini- Family Coach. My name is Letitia “Tish” Mancini.  Becoming a Family & Life Coach grew from my drive for fulfillment in life.  As I grew into who I am, I realized that my calling was to share and support others with their growth and changes.  So, why a Family Coach? I have been […]

WHEN A REAL ESTATE DEAL DIES – WHO GETS THE DEPOSIT?

Contributed by Albert S. Frank Especially when real estate values sag, some buyers will refuse to go ahead with an agreed purchase. Can the buyer refuse, and get the deposit back? If the buyer has a solid legal basis for refusing, the buyer should get the deposit back. If not, the seller generally should get […]

Halloween, Day of the Dead, Harvest Season…Fall is here!

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Contributed by Sarah Cook – Publishrer .  What is the ‘Day of the Dead’?  An annual Mexican celebration, “Día de Muertos”, or “Day of the Dead”!  It is a time when families gather to honor and remember deceased loved ones. It is believed that the souls of the dead return to visit the living families […]

And yet another article about staging houses

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By Duncan Fremlin, Broker, RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd. In 1987 when I was first licensed to sell real estate, the idea of staging a property consisted of clearing away the shoes in the hallway so the buyers wouldn’t trip over them. I exaggerate of course but it was a simpler time. Once the market discovered […]