Toronto Modern Real Estate by Anne Lok

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Real Estate Agent - Homelife Realty One Ltd. Brokerage
" A comtemporary home inspires one to look forward and provides space for innovation. Good design contributes to simpler, more thoughtful lifestyle." Providing design focused full service real estate for residential owners and investors sourcing/ redeveloping infill properties, Hive Modular modern prefab homes, modern housing alternatives and awesome dwellings in urban Toronto. Specialties- Modern Homes and Condos for Urban City Dwellers

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2010 

  Apple, Google G1, Android and Blackberry has come out with Green apps to help make our lives more green. For a small fee [some are free], one can download the add-ons for their iPhone and iPod Touch products through the Apple app store. [http://www.apple.com/iphone/apps-for-iphone/].   Whether...
Posted over 3 years ago
How to fit your dreams into an urban lot.Things to consider when building on an infill lot. Prior to finalizing a purchase for an infill property, whether it is a tear down or vacant land, it is important to do a feasibility study of the project and get an idea of cost implications from professio...
Posted over 3 years ago
As some of you may already know, architect Frank Gehry is a native Torontonian. The fate of his humble childhood residence at 15 Beverley Street is soon destined to be demolished to make way for yet another condo. This rowhouse is also identified as the Samuel Caplan House/ Frank Gehry House. It...
Posted over 3 years ago
"House behind a house." I have had many clients who are particular drawn to constructing laneway dwellings. However very few understands the complexity of the process and the hurdles they have to face. From the sellers of point of view, sometimes these unserviced infill lots or structures become...
Posted over 3 years ago
A common question by my buyers when purchasing a condominium for the first time, the review of the Status Certificate sometimes reveal that parking and/or locker may not be clearly state as owned by the unit.  If the Title Search and Status Certificate are mute on ownership but it does say you ge...
Posted over 3 years ago
Although the prime lending rate increased to 2.75% (following the Bank of Canada increase of .25%), many lenders have lowered mortgage rates on the 4 & 5 year fixed rate terms.  Variable rate mortgage pricing remains very competitive with some lenders offering rates of Prime less .70%. I can put ...
Posted over 3 years ago
When purchasing from a builder, often buyers are not aware of the restrictions and hidden costs beyond the purchase price. In a hot market when units sell out so fast, buyers have very little say in negotiating the Purchase Agreement. In any event, buyers should be aware of liabilities and extra...
Posted over 3 years ago
Toronto's best kept secret - Downtown Lower East Side! For the last decade, east downtown has undergone some significant changes spreading east of Yonge St. The pocket between Parliament and the Don Valley is still a relatively undiscovered district by the public compared to the west end. The His...
Posted over 3 years ago
CREA lastest release indicates that the national number of listings and sales activity declined in June 2010, mainly affected by lower activity in Toronto and Calgary. The factors contributed to the decline, as expected, was due to interest rate increase and tightening of lending regulations, and...
Posted almost 4 years ago
A tweet coming from an anonymous twitter account "livesplanade" was set up by three Toronto developers offering "$5000 for 5 minutes of work". Cityzen Development Group, Castlepoint Real Estate Partners and Fernbrook Homes launched a contest to invite the public to name their new 36-storey condo ...
Posted almost 4 years ago
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