Your Home Office!

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Contributed by Kathy Flaxman. Working at home can be bliss: the freedom and flexibility to get the job done on your own terms at your own speed, without commuting and with access to a full kitchen!   Companies, from government to banks are embracing the trend as are consumers. According to Owen Robinson of Weenen […]

Considering an Open House?

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Contributed by Gerald Michaud, Broker – Manager, HomeLife/Realty One Ltd., Brokerage. As of August 12, for all regions in Ontario, the Province has lifted the prohibition of in-person open houses.  However, the seller may still decline to have an open house.  A live Virtual Open House may be an option.   It’s important to discuss […]

Summer in Cabbagetown

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Contributed by Gerald Michaud, Broker – Manager – HomeLife/Realty One Ltd., Brokerage. I love Cabbagetown in the summer. It’s a beautiful and family friendly neighbourhood with delightful surprises at every turn.  I love that in five minutes flat I can be transported to the bucolic settings of Riverdale Farm.  But, most of all, I love […]

In the light of Coronavirus and Real Estate

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Contributed by Gerald Michaud, Broker – Manager – HomeLife/Realty One Ltd., Brokerage — In the light of the Coronavirus, the health and wellbeing of our clients, our Realtors and our communities is our priority.  We’ve reduced all face-to-face business, including public office hours and in-person showings and we’ve stopped open houses.  The government has mandated […]

Message From Duncan Fremlin

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Friends:  Despite the fact that the Provincial Government deemed real estate an essential service, for the vast majority of us, trading in real estate is not on our “essential” list anytime soon.  However, there are some who do not have a choice. There are families that either have to buy (perhaps their house is sold […]

In the light of Coronavirus and Real Estate

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Contributed by Gerald Michaud, Broker – Manager, HomeLife/Realty One Ltd., Brokerage. — In the light of the Coronavirus, the health and wellbeing of our clients, our Realtors and our communities is our priority. We’ve reduced all face-to-face business, including public office hours and in-person showings and we’ve stopped open houses. The government has mandated real […]

The History of Parliament Street

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Originally contributed to our original issue of the Parliament Street news by Nora Ottaway, On behalf of the Cabbagetown Regent Park Musem. Named after legislative buildings later burned to the ground by invading American forces, Parliament Street has been the setting of excitement, growth, and change for more than 200 years. Shaped by a combination […]

Embrace Change in the New Decade!

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Contributed by Kathy Flaxman. If your home could speak, what would it say? How about: “I want to stay flexible to explore my potential!”   According to Cabbagetown-based architect Monica Kuhn, who has partnered with Weenen General Contracting Limited on numerous projects, design layouts that allow for families to grow and change with minimal physical […]

Podcasting- Part 2

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Contributed by Duncan Fremlin, Broker. In the last issue of PSN, I wrote about podcasting and the impact it is having on terrestrial radio.   I read recently that some of you haven’t explored this world yet.  What are you waiting for?   Parliament Street News is a special publication.  It enables each of us to […]

Home Buying Tips

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Contributed by Gerald Michaud, Broker – Manager – HomeLife/Realty One Ltd., Brokerage.  Valentine’s Day is the yearly tradition of showing love to those you care for.  In terms of real estate, this could mean that the home you live in or the one that you’ll live in next can be part of your love story.  […]