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Welcome to our April 2014 e-Newsletter!      

Sometimes you come across an article that's too good not to share - you'll want to check out the worst Craigslist roommate ads out there, plus a piece on how to make a 240 square foot apartment work.

Due to new mortgage rules, almost 10% of prospective home buyers don't qualify for a mortgage anymore - so what can you do if you fall into that group? Scroll down for the article and find out!

The market for local and organic food continues to grow - below you'll find a list of Toronto's best farm-to-table restaurants.

As always, I thank you for your past and future business and any referrals you may have are greatly appreciated.


Here Are The 4 Absolute Worst Craigslist Roommate Ads in Toronto     


Craigslist can be a useful tool for finding a roommate online or sometimes downright frightening. From beer bottles to classified ads with a photo of Mayor Rob Ford, we've uncovered some of the worst Craigslist roommate ads in the city.

Hey now, rent a clean, bright room in this two-bedroom apartment at St. Clair and Victoria Park and perhaps the mayor might show up. From the photo, seems Mayor Rob Ford may or may not be a regular in this building.

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Home buyers squeezed out of market must save more - or settle for less    


When the Occupy movement hit the headlines in 2011, we heard about the 99 per cent, but when it comes to getting a mortgage there's another group in Canada - the 9 per cent.

These are the nearly one in 10 prospective home buyers who as recently as two years ago qualified for mortgages but no longer do so.

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Best Farm-to-Table Restaurants in Toronto   


With the rise of the local food movement comes the proliferation of farm-to-table restaurants in Toronto. Leading the revolution are "Farm to Table" chefs who value every aspect of food production, from harvesting and storage to processing and sales. These five restaurants use organic, sustainably produced ingredients sourced directly from local farmers and are worth checking out this spring.

Click here for the top five

Small Spaces: A 240-Sq-Ft Loft in Manhattan


When tasked with remodelling a shoebox apartment in Manhattan, architect Tim Seggerman created what he called a "crafted jewel box" with connected compartments that create a comfortable, functional space.

Click here to see the transformation

62 Logan Avenue 


OPEN HOUSE this Saturday and Sunday

April 12th and 13th 2-4pm

Leslieville, 3 Storey, Detached, 3 Bedroom, Entertainer's Dream Space W/Gleaming Modern. Cook's Kitchen, Hardwood Floors Throughout Main Floor, 9 Ft Ceilings, Massive Master Bedroom  with 5 Piece Lux Spa Ensuite & Walkout to Private Terrace with Expansive West Skyline Views. 2nd Flooor Full Laundry Room, Fully Finished Super High Basement with Family Room and Possible Nanny Suite. Maintanance-Free Yard with Detached Garage Off Lane W/Tons Of Storage. Perfect For Urban Dwellers & Outdoor Enthusiasts. Steps To Queen E, Film Dist, Trails, Lake, Easy Commute To Dwntwn.

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California Condos 1+1   

165 Legion Rd N #1934

Gorgeous California Condos Delmar Model 580 Sq.Ft With 9 Ft Ceilings. 2 Walkouts To Large Balcony. Crisp White Modern Kitchen W/Quartz Countertop & Laminate Plank Flooring. Incredible 5 Star Facilities Include Sky Gym, Roof-Top Garden, Badminton-Basketball-Squash & Volleyball Crts, Yoga-Aerobics Studios, Indoor-Outdoor Whirlpls/Swimming Pools, Running Track, Plenty Of Bbq's. Easy Access To Hwy, Ttc, Go. Live In & Enjoy This Beautiful Vibrant Lake Community.

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Downtown Core Convenience

8 Wellesley St E #610 


Spacious Entertainer's Dream Living Space. Well Porportioned 2 Bedroom, North West Urban Exp., Over 10 Ft High Ceilings, Painted & Polished Concrete Flrs Throughout, Crisp White Modern Kitchen, Massive Master With 4-Piece Ensuite Bath, Juliette Balcony. Check Out The Fab Roof Terrace And Facilities, 24 Hr Concierge. Steps To Ttc, U Of T, Yorkville & More!

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Cosmopolitan2 + Den lease

25 Maitland St  #805 

$2,750 monthly  

The Cosmopolitan! Spacious, Fully Reno'd, Split Plan, 2 Bdrm + Den, Venetian Model, Approx 1170 Sf., Oversized Living/Dining Perfect For Entertaining, Modern Kitchen W/ Granite, Huge Master Suite W/ Lux Soaker Tub & Sep. Shower, Separate Locker And Parking, Don't Miss The 5-Star Facilities Including Rooftop Terr W/ Outdoor Pool, 24Hr Concierge, Running Track & Guest Suites.

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Executive 2 + Den Village lease

86 Gerrard St E #2A 

$2,400 monthly  

Updated 2 Bedroom Plus Den Suite On 2 Levels With Enormous Terrace/Balcony. Approximately 1300 Square Feet, Floor To Ceiling Windows, Modernized Separate Kitchen With Breakfast Bar & Generous Living/Dining Room. Updated Bathroom And Extra Large Bedrooms. Huge Locker And Parking Included. Steps To Ttc, Shopping, Eaton Centre, Financial District, Ryerson, & More! Ideally Suited For Mature Professionals & Executive Couples.

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Reduced! King West Executive lease

438 King St W #908   

$2,195 monthly  

Fully Furnished And Well Appointed, Executive One Bedroom Plus Den With Parking And Locker, Entertainer's Open Concept Living/Dining/Kitchen W/ Walk Out To Open Balc, Stellar West Sunset Views, Lux Master Bath With Separate Shower, Den Large Enough To Be A 2nd Bedroom, Steps To Financial Core, Acc Centre, Rogers Centre, Theatres And More.

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Seventy5 Portland 1 bedroom

75 Portland St #316  

$1,700 monthly  

Welcome To 75 Portland And Walk Into The Alluring Lobby And Angelic Courtyard Designed By Phillipe Starck. 1 Bedroom Loft, Perfect Pied-A-Terre In King West Neighbourhood. 9 Ft Exposed Concrete Ceilings, Floor To Ceiling Windows, Massive Balcony. Close To Princess Of Wales Theatre, Victoria Memorial Park, Entertainment & Fashion District, Lounges & Restaurants Of Queen & King West And Trinity Bellwoods Park. Minimum 1 Year Lease Is Required.

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Market News


TORONTO, April 3, 2014 -- Toronto Real Estate Board President Dianne Usher announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported strong year-over-year increases in TorontoMLS home sales and the average selling price in March 2014.  Home ownership affordability, backstopped by low borrowing costs, continued to be a key factor underlying this growth.


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