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Pick or Pass: Building Permits – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Nicole Harrington in Listings of the Week 

Toronto’s housing market is as diverse as its people: ranging in price, size, and location. I pick a Toronto listing or trend to...

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Pick or Pass: So, Let’s Talk About Malvern

Nicole Harrington in Listings of the Week 

Toronto’s housing market is as diverse as its people, ranging in price, size, and location. I pick a Toronto listing or trend to...

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R Listing: Do School Districts Affect Home Values?

Nicole Harrington in Listings of the Week 

 Here's my closer look at a recent Realosophy listing brought to market by our busy sales team - along with key insights and the...

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Pick or Pass: Affordable Spots for First-Time-Home-Buyers

Nicole Harrington in Listings of the Week 

Toronto’s housing market is as diverse as its people: ranging in price, size, and location. I pick a Toronto listing or trend to...

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R-Listing: Why East York is Super Hot for Families

Nicole Harrington in Listings of the Week 

 

Here's my closer look at a recent Realosophy listing brought to market by our busy sales team - along with key insights and the...

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Pick or Pass: Time for You to Consider Regent Park?

Nicole Harrington in Listings of the Week 

Toronto’s housing market is as diverse as its people: ranging in price, size, and location. I pick a Toronto listing to focus on each...

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Pick or Pass: Why is this House Over 60 Days on Market?

Nicole Harrington in Listings of the Week 

Toronto’s housing market is as diverse as its people: ranging in price, size, and location. I pick a Toronto listing to focus on each...

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Pick of the 6ix: Would You Leave the City for This Home?

Nicole Harrington in Listings of the Week 

Toronto’s housing market is as diverse as its people: ranging in price, size, and location. We pick the top Toronto listing in each...

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Pick of the 6ix: Toronto's Listing of the Week

Nicole Harrington in Listings of the Week 

Toronto’s housing market is as diverse as its people: ranging in price, size, and décor. We pick the top Toronto listing in each...

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Top Pick in the 6ix: Toronto ListingsThis Week

Nicole Harrington in Listings of the Week

Toronto’s housing market is as diverse as its people, ranging in price, size, and décor. We pick the top Toronto listing in each...

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Six in the Six: Top Toronto Listings this Week - Luxury

Nicole Harrington in Listings of the Week

This is the luxury edition of the six in the six, where we highlight the top listings in each category weekly. Who made the cut this...

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Six in the Six: Top Toronto Listings This Week

Nicole Harrington in Listings of the Week

Toronto’s housing market is as diverse as its people, ranging in price, size, and décor. We pick the top Toronto listings in each...

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Toronto's Hottest Neighbourhoods - 2016

 

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Can You Afford to Buy a Home in Toronto?

Nicole Harrington in Home Buying 

 

Feeling Priced Out? What Options do New Home Buyers Have in the Toronto Market?

With houses selling for hundreds of thousands of...

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Affordable Condos and Lofts for First-Time Buyers in East Toronto

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Ashleigh Dorrington in Condo Buying, Home Buying, Leslieville

Broadview Lofts

If you like lattes, antiquing and walking to work then the east end of Toronto might be for you....

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - April 10 2015

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

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All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - March 6 2015

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All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - February 20 2015

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All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - February 13 2015

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

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All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - January 30 2015

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All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - January 23 2015

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

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All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - December 19 2014

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

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All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - November 7 2014

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

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All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - October 24 2014

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All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - September 26 2014

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

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All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - August 29 2014

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

 

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All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - August 22 2014

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

 

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - August 1 2014

Realosophy Team in Media RoundupToronto Real Estate News

 

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - May 30 2014

Realosophy Team in Media Roundup, Toronto Real Estate News

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All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - May 9 2014

Realosophy Team in Media Roundup, Toronto Real Estate News

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All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - March 7 2014

Realosophy Team in Media Roundup, Toronto Real Estate News

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

This week in Toronto: T.O's...

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Toronto Real Estate Roundup - Jan 24 2014

Realosophy Team in Media Roundup, Toronto Real Estate News

All you need to know regarding the housing market in Toronto, Canada and abroad.

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Hottest Toronto Neighbourhoods for 2013

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Best Toronto Neighbourhoods 2013 - For Price Appreciation

 

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Best Toronto Elementary Schools - the Alternative List - 2013

The first Sat of every month, Realosophy hosts our popular Schools for Home Buyers Workshop. Free for all to attend, we share our proprietary analytics on the relationship...

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Best Toronto Schools 2012 for Math 

 

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Most Improved Toronto Schools 2012 

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Best Toronto Schools 2012

Thanks to the fabulous Realosophy Analytics team, Realosophy.com is now updated with the latest EQAO scores released by the Province of Ontario for 2011-12.

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Best Toronto Neighbourhoods for Great Schools - 2012

Realosophy Schools for Home Buyers Workshop - Starts Again Sept 2012

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Most Improved Toronto Schools 2012

 

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Best Toronto Schools 2012

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What’s Driving Toronto Real Estate Prices Up? The School Factor

Urmi Desai in Top Ten Neighbourhoods, Toronto Schools, Toronto Neighbourhoods, Home Buying

It’s time to get schooled!

We’ve updated www.realosophy.com with the latest 2011 ...

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3-Bedroom Subway Access for $500K - 2011

Urmi Desai in Top Ten Neighbourhoods, Home Buying

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Purchasing Power Parity for Toronto Neighbourhoods

Purchasing power parity is an economic theory that helps us understand how overvalued or undervalued currencies are by comparing their currencies purchasing power for identical...

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Mr. Toronto Life Leaves Toronto

Urmi Desai in Real Toronto

The Germans must have a word for that feeling of being reluctant to read something that you are sure has been created only to excite you into frothy...

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Most Walkable Toronto Neighbourhoods Over $1 Million - 2011

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Best Toronto Schools on a $500K Budget - 2011

Urmi Desai in Top Ten Neighbourhoods, Toronto Schools, Home Buying

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Toronto Choral Society's DiverseCity Concert Tonight, May 18th

Urmi Desai in Real Toronto

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Real Toronto: Kudos to Koerner Hall @ The Royal Conservatory of Music

Urmi Desai in Real Toronto

Really enjoyed Koerner Hall's sneak peak event announcing the upcoming 2011-2012 season yesterday.

Koerner Hall, the new performance hall at the...

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Canadian Textile Museum's Shadow Box Auction Tonight, March 3rd

Urmi Desai in Real Toronto

I'm an appreciative member of the Textile Museum of Canada (55 Centre Ave, Dundas West @ University Ave), a small but strong community dedicated to...

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Experienced: Toronto on a Tightrope (Vaudeville Circus Night)

Urmi Desai in Real Toronto, Leslieville

Editor’s Note: “Experienced” is an occasional column that reveals hidden bits of Toronto – not so much the trendy underground, but...

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Experienced: Toronto on a Table (Greek Bouzoukia Night)

Urmi Desai in Real Toronto

Editor’s Note: “Experienced” is an occasional column that reveals hidden bits of Toronto – not so much the trendy underground, but rather the comfort...

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Experienced in Leslieville: Crafternoon Tea + Holy Cow Warehouse Opening

Urmi Desai in Leslieville, Toronto Neighbourhoods, Real Toronto

Walking to our Leslieville office this Sat, I stopped in to enjoy high tea at the Leslieville Crafternoon, a...

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Experienced: Toronto the Sweet Not Sour

Urmi Desai in Real Toronto, Toronto Neighbourhoods

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Off-hours in Toronto: Monday

A semi-regular feature highlighting things to do on weekdays and other non-peak times.

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Is Toronto’s Real Estate Market on Shaky Ground?

John Pasalis in Toronto Real Estate News

Many of our readers have been a bit concerned about the rise in inventory (homes available for sale) in Toronto’s real estate market. ...

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Did Garth Turner Impact Toronto's Real Estate Market?

John Pasalis in Toronto Real Estate News

When economists see a significant and sustained deviation from recent trends in data, they try to find the factor(s) that may have...

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Bird's Eye View of Toronto Homes

John Pasalis in Real Estate Trends

I am a pretty loyal user of Google Maps but over the past few months I have been using Microsoft’s Live Maps when I want to map houses or...

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Toronto Real Estate Sales Rebound in the First Half of April 2008

John in Toronto Real Estate News

Resale home sales in the Greater Toronto Area  are down 5% in the first half of April compared to the same period last year.  This is an increase...

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Toronto Condo Developer Misses the Mark with Facebook Advertising Campaign

John in Toronto Real Estate News

Urbancorp, the developer behind West Side Lofts and Bridge Condos, is Toronto’s first condo developer to leverage Facebook’s new advertising...

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Key RRSP Strategies and Mortgage Financing

Heather in HomeBuying, Money

RRSP season is here and at this time of year, Canadians grapple with issues about finding money to contribute, deciding what to invest in, and...

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Toronto Real Estate Sales Drop 14% in February

John in Toronto Real Estate News

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Are Toronto Condos a Better Investment than Detached Homes?

John in Toronto Real Estate News

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Too Good to be True? Protecting Yourself Against Real Estate Scams

Rachel in Legal, HomeBuying

A recent article highlights one of the most valuable and often glossed over part of your real estate transaction - relationships.  Reported in the ...

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Unstoppable Drive: More Canadians Relying on Cars Today

Urmi in Urban Issues, Lifestyle

Stats Can's recent release, Dependence on Cars in Urban Neighbourhoods, reveals that car culture is alive and well in Canada - understandable...

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No Drake Hotel For Queen Street East

John in Leslieville, Toronto Real Estate News

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Measuring Cities: Calgary Most 'Magnetic', Toronto Second

Urmi in Urban Issues, Lifestyle

In case you missed it last month, the Conference Board of Canada issued yet another headline-tailored missive, this one heralding a new report...

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A Winter's Lament for the City

Urmi in Urban Issues

I am grateful for the holidays, however bittersweet, and that all too brief opportunity to catch-up with a bright, wandering tribe I call my friends and...

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The Start of Fairer Competition? Toronto Real Estate Board Sued for $41 Million

John in Toronto Real Estate News

REM, a Canadian real estate industry publication, reports that discount brokerage Realtysellers is suing the Toronto Real Estate Board for $41...

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Keelesdale: Toronto Neighbourhood Explorer

Jesse in Toronto Neighbourhoods

During my directionally challenged tour of Fairbank, I accidentally ended up in its western neighbour of Keelesdale (check out Realosophy's...

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First-time HomeBuyers Benefit as Ontario Expands Land Transfer Tax Refund

John in HomeBuying, Money, Toronto Real Estate News

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Whither the Canadian Dream? Immigration, Homes and Toronto Neighbourhoods

Urmi in Toronto Real Estate News, Urban Issues, Lifestyle 

Some good news on the housing front for recent immigrants to Canada has me thinking about integration issues this...

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Toronto Real Estate Sales Break Two Records in November

John in Toronto Real Estate News

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Fairbank: Toronto Neighbourhood Explorer

Jesse in Toronto Neighbourhoods 

Getting lost in one’s own neighbourhood takes dedication and skill. Having moved to the neighbourhood of Fairbank (check out Realosophy’s...

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The Distillery District: Historical Toronto or EuroArt Disneyland?

Urmi in Toronto Neighbourhoods, Urban Issues

I particularly enjoyed reading Jesse's take on the history and future promise of the Distillery District this week, since I've been...

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Historic Distillery District: Toronto Neighbourhood Explorer

Jesse in Toronto Neighbourhoods, Toronto Condos and Lofts 

A short while, I had lamented on Toronto’s seemingly lack of recognition to buildings that were erected during its...

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What Does the Future Hold for Toronto's Condo Investors? Windfall or Bust?

John in Condo Buying, Toronto Real Estate News

Now that the dust has settled on the insanity that was the 1 Bloor broker preview, we can start asking what the future holds for...

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Toronto's October Real Estate Market up 15% Over Last Year

John in Toronto Real Estate News

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Toronto Revisits Development Fees to Pay for City's Needs

Urmi in Toronto Real Estate News

Nice to know that my spidey-sense is more than a caffeine-induced health emergency.  At the start of this week, I was curious as to why...

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New Toronto Land Transfer Tax - Councillor Thompson and Councillor Minnan-Wong Weigh In

Rachel in Home Buying, Toronto Real Estate News

I am sharing the correspondence I received from Councillor Thompson and Councillor Minnan-Wong.  Prior to the vote held on Monday...

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The Modern on Richmond Street

John in Toronto Condos and Lofts

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Bejeweled Phantoms: Will Foreign Investors Accelerate Gentrification in Toronto?

Urmi in Urban Issues, Toronto Real Estate News

A Bay St. heavyweight's startling prediction for Toronto's real estate market will worry HomeBuyers looking to become a part of...

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Toronto Land Transfer Tax Approved

Rachel in Urban Issues, Home Buying, Legal, Money

Councillor Thompson dropped a stack of over 1,000 sheets of paper at the start of the meeting and announced they represented ‘no’...

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Targeting (Some of) Toronto: Why David Miller’s “Fair Tax Plan” Falls Short

John and Urmi in Urban Issues, Toronto Real Estate News, Home Buying 

With a major tax vote just around the corner, Mayor David Miller hasn’t exactly convinced Toronto that...

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What's in a Name? The Neighbourhood of Elia

Jesse in Toronto Neighbourhoods, Urban Issues

Lately, I have been interested by Torontonians' reactions to certain neighbourhoods. Uttering 'Rosedale' or 'Malvern' sends the...

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The Trump Tower is Breaking Ground in Toronto

John in Condos

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Ontario Votes 2007: Housing, Schools and Transit Issues on the Agenda

In the News

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Toronto Unearthed: Shangri-La Condo Stumbles into the Past

Jesse in Lifestyle, Condos, In the News

A few months ago, a fabulous brochure landed in my mailbox. Printed on high-quality, lustrous paper it captivated me with everything...

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Cube Lofts in Toronto's Little Italy

John in Condos

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A New Look For Toronto's Yonge and Bloor Intersection

John in Condos

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Toronto's September Real Estate Market up 4% over Last Year

John in Toronto Real Estate News

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The Village at York: Toronto Neighbourhood Explorer

Jesse in Neighbourhoods, Neighbourhood Explorer

York University’s Keele campus is a daunting collection of all that is academia.  Student housing complexes tower over low-rise,...

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Promenade on the Danforth Condo

John in Condos

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1820s Farmhouse For Sale in Etobicoke

John in Toronto Real Estate News

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Guildwood: Toronto Neighbourhood Explorer

Jesse in Neighbourhoods, Neighbourhood Explorer

Few neighbourhoods hold my fascination as Guildwood does (see Realosophy's Guildwood neighbourhood profile for local school and...

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Condo Update - Corktown District - Final Phase Release Date

John in Condos

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Autumn Market Going Strong in Toronto

John in Toronto Real Estate News

Here are the latest housing stats, in the words of the Toronto Real Estate Board:

September 20, 2007 -- With 3,236 sales so far this month,...

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128 Day Avenue - Toronto's Smallest House is For Sale

John in Toronto Real Estate News

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Why Toronto Needs a Consumer-Focused Real Estate Website

John in Realosophy News, HomeBuying

The absence of consumer protection in the real estate industry was one of the main reasons our team started Realosophy.  HomeBuyers are the...

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Is the Real Estate Industry Coming to Terms? The Fake or Phantom Multiple Offer in Toronto

Urmi in HomeBuying, Money, Toronto Real Estate News, In the News

No wonder consumers are confused when it comes to HomeBuying – apparently, they are not the only ones.  Departing...

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Media Roundup - September 14th, 2007

In The News

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Dreaming the Big Dreams in Toronto: New Urbanism, Smart Growth and High-Density Development

Urmi in Neighbourhoods, Lifestyle, Condos, In the News

Urban planning enthralls me, like so many others, because it holds out that tantalizing promise of agency, that assertion...

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Real Estate Sales In Toronto - August 2007 is 5th Consecutive Record-Setting Month

John in Toronto Real Estate News

Here are the latest housing stats, in the words of the Toronto Real Estate Board:

August 2007 became the fifth record-setting month in a row,...

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Forest Hill: Toronto Neighbourhood Explorer

Jesse in Neighbourhoods, Neighbourhood Explorer

Growing up in a suburb east of Toronto, I was unaware of the weight some neighbourhoods carried when their names were uttered. “You...

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Extended Amortizations and Toronto's Real Estate Market: Real Opportunity or Bubble Booster?

John in HomeBuying, Toronto Real Estate News

Talk about real estate in Toronto usually centers on the city’s booming housing market. For the past seven years, we’ve been...

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Is Toronto the Most Successful Multicultural City in the World?

Urmi in In the News, Neighbourhoods, Lifestyle

Humans, it seems, can never get enough of parlour games—Monopoly, Scrabble, Name the Most Successful Multicultural City in the...

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Why Every Real Estate Investor Needs a Good Lawyer

John in Toronto Real Estate News, Legal

An article in the Globe and Mail this weekend tells the story of a handful of investors who pre-purchased condominium suites at the now...

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Corktown District Phase 2

John in Condos

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Media Roundup - August 25th, 2007

In the News

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Rezen Condo

John in Condos

Rezen is a new condominium project currently under construction at the corner of Frederick and Adelaide, just west of Sherbourne. This condo is a short walk from...

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Glen Park: Toronto Neighbourhood Explorer

Jesse in Neighbourhood Explorer, Neighbourhoods

Almost at the foot of the Allen Road Expressway lies a quiet collection of houses just south of Lawrence - the neighbourhood of...

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South Annex: Toronto Neighbourhood Explorer

Urmi in Neighbourhoods, Neighbourhood Explorer

Ed. Note.  Kicking off a day of free celebrations at Bathurst and Bloor this past Sunday, Mayor David Miller officially declared...

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Toronto Island: Paradise Lost?

Jesse in Neighbourhoods, Neighbourhood Explorer

Ed. Note.  Neighbourhood Explorer is a regular feature in which our intrepid adventurer presents an up close-and-personal tour of a...

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Media Roundup - August 10th, 2007

In the News

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Toronto's Boutique Condo Update

John in Condos

Rumor has it that Boutique Condos will be adding an additional 16 floors on top of its Phase 2 condo at the corners of Nelson and Simcoe in Toronto's ...

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Tam O'Shanter-Sullivan: Toronto Neighbourhood Explorer

Jesse in Neighbourhood Explorer, Neighbourhoods

Although I frequently visit Tam O'Shanter-Sullivan , I have never taken the time to really explore the area (see Realosophy's...

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Branding Toronto’s Neighbourhoods

Urmi in HomeBuying, Neighbourhoods, Lifestyle

“So,” Paul concluded, pausing to swirl his caesar-with-extra-horseradish, “I believe I live in the Upper Upper West Annex.” ...

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Woburn: Toronto Neighbourhood Explorer

Jesse in Neighbourhoods, Neighbourhood Explorer

Ed. Note.  Neighbourhood Explorer is a regular feature in which our intrepid adventurer presents an up close-and-personal tour of a...

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Clear Spirit - New Condominium at The Distillery

John in Condos

Five short years ago, the only reason most people were driving by the corner of Cherry and Mill streets was to get to a Toronto landmark, the Canary Restaurant...

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The Land Transfer Tax: the Toronto We Want?

Urmi in HomeBuying, In the News, Toronto Real Estate News

Thanks to council's decision not to decide, heated discussions about David Miller, Millerites (the crew not the brew) and...

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Media Roundup - July 27th, 2007

In the News

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The Dual

Jesse in HomeBuying, Lifestyle

A glossy brochure peeked out at me from underneath the stack of mail that I had tossed on the counter, partially hoping it would read and sort...

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Media Roundup - July 20th, 2007

In the News

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