Riverside Square Lofts

RiverSide Square Lofts and Condos on Queen Street

StreetCar Development is pleased to announce their grand opening of Riverside Square lofts a boutique condo located in the trendy riverside District.

Riverside Square is a new condo project which is currently in pre- construction and will be located at 677 Queen East in Toronto.

Riverside Square Lofts Toronto will house 252 units in a 24 Story condo/loft building.  The floor layouts will include 1 bedroom, 1 plus den, 2 bedrooms and 2 bedrooms plus den.  Livable area will range from 470 sq ft-over 2098 sq ft. The estimated completion date for Riverside Condos Lofts is 2018

Riverside Square Lofts Overview:

  • Riverside Square Condos has a walkscore of 98/100: Very Favorable for the neighborhood
  • Just minutes minute away from many Toronto attractions
  • Easy access to University of Toronto and Ryerson University
Streetcar : Toronto’s leading mid rise urban real estate developer since 2002Design Team:
Designed by award-winning, innovative architect RAW
Interior Design by Seven Haus Design
Landscaping by The Planning Partnership

Real Estate Property Investment


I’m delighted to have this opportunity to help you achieve your real estate investing objectives whether you’re new in real estate or a seasoned real estate investor. There are many opportunities for you to reach your desired return on investment.

Flippers, rehabbers, investors – Now is the prime time for you to invest in real estate. Home prices are at an all time low and are bound to hold their value.  Moving into 2014, foreclosures will be a lucrative real estate investment option with inventory on high quality properties available that go beyond one bedroom fixer uppers. I will help you find the best real estate investments for your budget. Investing in real estate will lead you to financial independence. If you are new to real estate investing, I will make sure you avoid the mistakes newbie investors make. Contact me today dconfer@homestarrinc.com

Real Estate Investment 101 : Real Estate Investment Options Defined

Short Sale: A short sale is when the final sale price of real estate is less than the balance owned on the property’s loan. With short sales, the borrower is unable to pay the mortgage loan on their property. The lender decides to sell the property at a moderate loss. Both the lender and property owner must agree to the short sale. Short sales help borrowers to avoid foreclosure but borrowers may have to pay the balance of the original loan.

Short Sale Investing: Investing in short sale homes will allow you to buy homes at below-average prices with the promise of high returns and quick profits. Short sale offers have to be approved by the bank. The offer must be as profitable to the bank as it is to you. I am here to help you draft an offer that will meet lender requirements.

Foreclosure: A foreclosure is when a borrower fails to make loan payments and the lender repossess the home. Foreclosures happen in 3 stages: Preforeclosure (Short Sales), Foreclosure Auction, and Bank Owned Properties (REO). Foreclosure investment has so much potential to help you earn money. I will help you locate the right properties, understand the market, and show you how to cash in on your investment efforts.

Distressed Property: A distressed property is advertised for sale by the mortgagee or is under a foreclosure order. Prices on distressed properties are often much lower than market value.

Rehab Property: Rehab properties are a great opportunity to buy a home at a very low price, fix-it-up, then sell it for market value. A quick cost-effective rehab will consider the appearance of homes in the neighborhood. Cosmetic rehab can be inside or outside the home – and is the least expensive. Structural rehab can take more time and money.

River City Condos Phase 3

Urban Capital has just announced the River City Condo Phase 3 project.  Phase 1 and 2 were so popular and sold out really fast, many investors are keeping a close eye on River City Condo. Phase 3 is calling for a 28 Storey building which will be located on the Don River just south of King Street.

River City Condo will feature a metal clad black and white design by Saucier + Perrotte Architects a Montreal based firm which will have to out due themselves to raise the bar after so much success in phase 1 and 2.

River City Condos Phase 3 will reside south of Richmond and the Eastern Avenue overpass, just east of a new public area called Lawren Harris Square.

If you would like more information about Phase 3 of River City Condos, please visit www.river-city-condos.ca.  Register and get up to date news and pre-construction incentives.

River City Condo Phase 3 Project Details

Development : River City Phase 3
Urban Capital Property Group 
Building : Condo/Apartment, Townhouse
Ownership : Condo
Location : King St E & River St
City : Toronto
Postal Code : M5A 6A6
Phase : Registration 
Completion : Fall/Winter 2014
Status : Selling Now
Total Suites : 240 units
Suite Size From 461 Sq Ft To 1579 Sq Ft
Ceiling : From 9’0″
Saucier + Perrotte Architects

The Cumberland Condo

The Cumberland Condo at Yorkville plaza is in the pre-construction phase and is registering. Click on the following link for more information: The Cumberland Condo

The Cumberland Condo is a new condo project by Camrost- Felcorp, located right smack in the middle of the most desirable neighborhood in Toronto, Yorkville.  The development will be located at Avenue and Cumberland, a prime location. 21 Avenue Road will have a brand new look in the near future.

The Cumberland Condo will be have 32 storeys and will over 500 unites from one bedrooms suites all the way to two bedrooms plus den. Units will be selling fast and the starting price will be approximately $350,000′s.

Camrost Felcorp’s has taken this opportunity  and will be converting the old Four Seasons Hotel into a modern state of the art condo tower. The Cumberland will come with plenty of amenities including a 24 hour concierge, fitness facilities, a party room/lounge with audio/video equipment, formal dining room/boardroom with bar and kitchenette, management office, and on-site superintendent’s suite.

The Cumberland Condo Project Summary

Development: The Cumberland Condo
Development Group: Camrost- Felcorp
Development Type: Condo
Location: 21 Avenue Road
Floors: 32
Units : 511
Unit size: 500 square feet plus
Price: Starting at $350,000’s

Days on Market

How important is your home’s D.O.M. (Days On Market)? This is a common question that real estate advisers hear especially as the end of the year is getting near. Many Sellers think that the Days On Market is an important aspect of their home’s appeal while I firmly believe that this statistic has no bearing at all on the value and or appeal of the home that is for sale. In the current real estate climate, professional real estate advisors are familiar with longer DOM statistics. Here are some reasons for the higher numbers:
Short Sales and Bank Foreclosure Sales take a lot longer.
High inventory with a certain style home
Price is too high (this is something you as a Seller can change quite quickly to get your home sold)
Timing of stopping the D.O.M. counter
When searching for a Real Estate Sales and Marketing Advisor, a common question to ask is, “What is your Days On Market statistic?” Again, I don’t believe that this number is relevant and here is my reason why…
Some agents and companies have the policy that as soon as they receive an accepted offer on one of their listings, they change the status of the listing in MLS to UAG (Under Agreement) and throw up a “SOLD” sign on the front doorway. I prefer not to partake in either of these activities because I believe that it is more important for me to continue marketing and promoting my listings until we have everything in order – home inspection, signed P&S and commitment letter to name a few. I am not overly concerned with what my statistics are because I believe I am a stronger real estate advisor by continuing to show your home and hopefully have a back up buyer for the home in case something happens with the first buyer.
So….how important do you think your home’s D.O.M. is?

50 Wellesley Condo

I would like to introduce 50 Wellesley Condo a residence project being developed by Plaza Corp.  The development is currently in pre-construction at 50 Wellesley St E in Toront, Ontario.  If you are interested in acquiring a unit please visit www.50wellesleyresidence.ca, a sales agent will help you out with the possibility of pre-construction prices, if you register early enough.

50 Wellesley Condos being located in one of the most desirable communities in Toronto has raised a huge buzz, and with that buzz units will be selling fast.  Investors and buyers are keeping a very close eye on the 50 Wellesley Condo project.

The surrounding community by 50 Wellesley condo is considered as one of Toronto’s vibrant locales,  just steps away from delicious food, cafes, galleries, clubs, theaters and shops.   You have access to anything imaginable just minutes away.

50 Wellesley Residences will be a mid-rise condo standing at 27 storeys.  Quandrangle Architects have beautifully designed at total of 223 condo units.

50 Wellesly Condo Project Details

DEVELOPMENT 50 Wellesley Condo
Plaza Corp
50 Wellesley St E, Toronto, Ontario
UNITS223 units
 STOREYS27 storeys
Quadrangle Architects Ltd.

Save more energy at home

Below are more ways to lower your bill, and increase your wallet:

1. Close all doors and windows, close up any gaps or cracks. You are allowed to leave the house. However, if you, or a child, were to stand in an open doorway for just 2 minutes, all the hot air from outside is going to come inside. Soon, there won’t be a difference between the temperature outside and in, and even sooner, the A/C is going to kick on, and kick up your bill.

2. Use shades, blinds, and/or curtains on all windows. Blocking the sun’s harmful rays from entering your house before they do will also help to save money.

3. Use a fan instead of the A/C when you need to cool down. Fans cool only a small room at a time, but they don’t have to absorb as much energy either. Fans also cool down a room faster than the A/C can.

4. Program the A/C to turn off while you’re at work, and make sure you turn it off if you’re heading out on the weekends. Even if you don’t want to turn it off, you can still raise the lowest temperature up a degree or 20 to save you the cash. You don’t need to cool your sofa and tv set, do you?

5. Save the high energy use machines for the night. The washing machine, dryer(!), oven, dishwasher, ad pool filter use more energy than most realize. Try and use them during off-peak hours to save your bill the extra knock or two up. (By all means, feel free to use your refrigerator during the day!)

6. Use the “auto” setting instead of the “on” and save a handful every month.

7. Save your lungs and your wallet by cleaning out the air filter. No one wants a build up of dust to be blown constantly into a room, and without the back up, the A/C doesn’t have to work so hard to get cold air out.

8. Have a professional inspector come out every year or two to check out the ventilation system. A leaky duct and a cold attic doesn’t help you at all.

9. The next time a lightbulb dies, buy the energy saving bulbs. I cannot claim that they are, but even if a lightbulb cost $1 more at the store, you can save much more in the energy bills, for the entire lifespan of the bulb!

10. Leaving plugs in the sockets can use up to 10% of a homes energy! Please, unplug the toaster, the night lights, and the chargers.

Looking for a Condo

Looking for a Condo in Toronto?  Well check out some of the hottest condos that are in pre construction right now!  One condo in particular that should win the development of the year is dubbed 1 Yorkville Condo.  In the bustling community of Yorkville, the project will intrench itself into a community known for luxury and a rich cultural background. 1 Yorkville Condo will touch the clouds at 58 storeys and feature over 570 condo units and suits.  It will be located at yonge and Yorkville, right smack in the middle of one of the Toronto’s elite neighbourhoods.  If you would like more information on 1 Yorkville condo please click here.

1 Yorkville Condo
1 Yorkville Condo

Do you utilise your spacious kitchen for a good use

Baking and decorating luxury cupcakes at home has soared in popularity in recent years. People have realised how fun and satisfying it is to make something that looks amazing, for much less than the cost of what a bakery would charge. The UK is following the American trend for themed and seasonal cupcakes. No longer just the domain of children’s birthday parties, cupcakes are perfect for any type of celebration, whether for a wedding or just because you feel like a treat. Fortunately for cupcake aficionados, it’s easy to find a great choice of cake decorations and cake stands.

The most simple cupcake decoration is plain icing. Buttercream spread on with a pallet knife is quick and easy; and spooning on glace icing gives a smooth, even finish. Add detail with a cake topper either made from icing, or printed on edible rice paper. Sprinkles come in a rainbow of colours, shapes and sizes; as well as glitter and pearlescent effects. Try red heart sprinkles on a red velvet cupcake for Valentine’s Day; or gold dragees for a 50th wedding anniversary.

You can also get edible metallic liquid and spray paint for stenciling or painting designs. Paste is better than liquid when choosing food colouring. It is much more vibrant and doesn’t affect the consistency of your icing. Stores like Lakeland sell a great range of cake decorations, from sparkles to toppers, filigree

butterflies, and all types of decorations on toothpicks. And don’t forget the cases! Gone are the days when white paper was the only choice. Cake cases and wraps come in all colours and styles, from lace to brown ones designed to look like terracotta plant pots.

You will need something sturdy and stylish on which to display your finished cupcakes. Most cake decorating shops sell disposable cake stands, either tiered or as a single platform, to hold around a dozen smaller cakes. Made from sturdy decorated cardboard, they are inexpensive and will last several uses if you are careful. For something more lasting try John Lewis. Their vast range includes elegant two-tier white porcelain; ditsy Cath Kidston florals; Alessi Anna Gong’s innovative folding cake stand; and Emma Bridgewater’s distinctive British designs. Alternatively, you can also try Lakeland as they have all you need for all your baking purposes.

What Could an Orangery Bring to Your Life?

When you are thinking about spending a serious amount of money on an addition to your home you will want it to add something special to the place.

When it comes to the example of orangeries you certainly don’t want to stand there looking at it and then think, “That’s nice but what do I do with it now?” Thankfully there are some very interesting uses you could find for this kind of structure once it is fitted to your house.

Party Central

When you invite people over to your house where do they usually spend most time? In a lot of homes it is the kitchen which everyone heads to and in others the living room ends up packed out. The great benefit to having an orangery is that it gives you an airy and spacious room where people can sit down and relax. If you have a well looked after garden then this is also a great vantage point from which to admire it.
More Peace

Do you want to feel less stressed out but can’t get excited about trying out transcendental meditation? In this case a simpler approach might be to give yourself a room where you can truly relax and switch off from the world. If this sounds like something you could be interested in then it is a good idea to plan the room carefully in advance. For example, do you want it to be filled with plants and soothing pieces of art or would you prefer a more spartan approach? If you get this aspect right then you can end up with somewhere which is a welcoming haven for you after a difficult day at work.
A Family Meeting Place

Isn’t it amazing how we can often spend a lot of time in the same house as our family without really bumping into them much? If everyone tends to stick to their own room in your house then having a room which everyone enjoys being in could be the perfect way to get them all together again. Whether they like watching the telly, reading books or magazines, listening to the radio, chatting or using their computer they can do it here in good company. You can choose from a range of models with big name firms such as Anglian, so you can get the perfect one for your family’s needs.
A Plant Nursery

Orangeries are also great places to grow plants in. Because they are usually warm and filled with light you can keep plants which maybe wouldn’t survive out in the garden. This also means that you can turn yours into a lovely, green place which it is a pleasure to be in.

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