Cars and Festivals…Not Exactly A Match Made In Heaven

Contributed by Duncan Fremlin   Each Thursday, in anticipation of weekend road closures, if you have to drive a car around town to make a living,  you’ll likely make a point of listening to the radio or checking the City of Toronto web site.  We (I’m one of them) are anticipating road closures.  You can […]

Your condo should match your lifestyle

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Contributed by Mark Daye — There are many reasons why condominium living has become a popular choice for a lot of people. The right condo in the right location can be an affordable and time-saving choice of home. Living at a downtown location close to work with most of the traditional maintenance taken care of […]

TRANSFORMATIONAL results

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Contributed by Kathy Flaxmann Cabbagetowners are passionate about their neighbourhood and their homes. With many fine examples of Victorian architecture, including mansions, all a stone’s throw from parks and the downtown attractions of Toronto, the area is unique. When a home is renovated to the owners’ precise requirements, the attachment can be very strong.  One […]

Cultivating relationships

Contributed by: Duncan Fremlin, Broker, RE/MAX   One of the reasons Cabbagetown is such a great place to live is the abundance of respected residents — role models who demonstrate what it means to be leaders in their community.  These are successful men and women, the kind of people who could teach a few life […]

The Cabbagetown Real Estate Market Ahead

Daniel Bloch | Bloch Real Estate Team   Toronto and Real Estate; they go hand in hand like peanut butter and jam. It’s practically impossible to escape the headlines these days; it seems that everyone’s favourite dinner table topic is housing. 2015 broke records for prices in nearly all stock categories across our city. With […]

Real Estate Junkies, Contributed by Duncan Fremlin

For those real estate junkies who can’t get enough facts, stats and analysis, you might get a kick out of studying the history of entry-level purchases in this city, starting, let’s say, around 1970.   I first started paying attention to real estate prices in 1972 when I completed my schooling as a Property Tax […]

Kitchen a Beautiful Blend of Warmth and Precision

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Contributed by Kathy Flaxman: A beautiful kitchen is the centerpiece of a beautiful home and while clinical precision can be useful in food preparation, the element of warmth in materials and design can enhance the space beyond the scientific measuring in say, baking. The personal, the love of cooking shines in a great kitchen: think […]

Duncan Fremlin on Qualifying Buyers

Contributed by Duncan Fremlin Broker, RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd. If you’re are beginning to think about buying real estate, there’s a good chance  you’ll be searching for houses on the internet and driving by for sale signs.  It also follows that you’ll be calling a few Realtors to view houses and acquire information.  I look […]

A strong sense of togetherness

Contributed by Daniel Bloch Cabbagetown pride is more evident today than it has ever been. There is a strong sense of togetherness throughout the neighbourhood associations, the annual festivals, and the level of care in home ownership on the storybook streets that border Parliament. Visitors to the area are welcomed by beautifully landscaped gardens, smiling […]

The cost of breaking your mortgage

Contributed by Marshall Tully Most homeowners should expect to pay a penalty if they want to break their mortgage to get a better rate, sell their home, pay down the mortgage principal more than your prepayment allows or for a complete refinance.  Homeowners in 5 year fixed mortgages often look to break their mortgage during […]