Against a backdrop of global turbulence, Canada’s luxury real estate market stood as a bulwark of strength in the first quarter of 2022. While scarce inventory continued to undermine prospective sales, the continued upswell of consumer optimism, economic revitalization, demand for housing mobility, and renewal of urban life bolstered top-tier sales across all major metropolitan areas in the initial months of the year, particularly in the market for condominiums over $1 million.
Canada’s 2022 Federal Budget: How Can It Impact You?
On April 7, 2022, the Canadian federal government tabled the annual 2022 Federal Budget, including a $10.14 billion housing investment over the next five years. It includes several policies that aim to address housing affordability and escalating home prices, which can affect buyers and sellers in Canada.
The Art of the Staircase | How to Elevate Your Stairways
More than a functional feature of the home, the staircase is an artful sculpture that embodies the character of the home’s architecture and the homeowner. You can call them functional art if you will. Often located at the main entrance, simply elevating your staircase with thoughtful minute details can set the tone for your guests and treats your home as a desirable piece of artwork.
Walking the Runway | Design Ideas to Enhance Your Hallways
Hallways are the channels of the home connecting our most important spaces to each other. Often the smallest spaces with no function other than passing through, we usually disregard decorating our hallways. At most, we tend to decorate the hallways with a small piece of framed artwork or a smil sideboard. Don't ignore these narrow shapes.
Home Buyers’ Essentials | Tips for Conducting Your Home Search
Is the idea of looking at dozens of homes in order to find your perfect home daunting? With Canada’s major real estate markets moving fast, we provide some tips for conducting your home search— with the support of a real estate professional that can make the process faster and easier.
Home Selling Essentials: Preparing Your Home for Sale
Before you determine the listing price for your property and place it on the market, it’s important to assess your home for essential property repairs, cosmetic improvements and in some cases, major renovations to take place. This will help you maximize your financial return and increase the chance of it selling faster. To ensure you prioritize your time and financial resources on projects that will maximize the value of your property, and avoid “over-improvements” that will do little or nothing to improve your home’s value, consider the general guidelines below. Your real estate agent can then provide you with advice on the required updates and repairs specific to your property type and neighbourhood.
Financing the Future of Canadian Housing: Generation Z Trends Report*
A new generational trends report released today by Mustel Group and Sotheby’s International Realty Canada reveals that even in light of escalating costs of living and rising housing prices nationwide, an overwhelming majority of Generation Z buyers are self-reliant in saving for their first homes, and are employing diverse strategies to overcome financial obstacles to home ownership.
Unlocking The Power of Joyful Design | A Conversation with Ingrid Fetell Lee
We constantly receive advice on how we could be happier—cleanses, retreats, mindfulness—but according to industrial designer and author Ingrid Fetell Lee, the secret ingredients of joy may be found in our surroundings.
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