The developers were attracted in part by the building’s neo-gothic architecture and incorporating its pointed arches and stained glass into their suites. via National Post.
Lou and Cheryl Colangelo have a passion for heritage buildings. They both grew up in Toronto and, for the past 20 years, have lived in an 1855 farmhouse in Markham Heritage Estates, a subdivision created by the City of Markham where historic homes threatened by encroaching development were moved. via The Star.
Alhambra United Church has been a landmark in High Park for more than a century. Now the heritage building is being tastefully redeveloped into condos. via National Post.
In the big picture of Toronto developments, Medallion Capital Group‘s 260 High Park Church Lofts & Residences is not a large project. However, for Medallion it is a major step as the firm moves from being a management partner to direct involvement in the development. via Real Estate News EXchange.
When it comes to home buying, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has become the unofficial standard, an option utilized in the vast majority of purchases. via Policygenius.
With the cost of home ownership continuing to rise across the U.S., more people than ever are opting to rent instead of own. But that doesn’t mean renters have no financial liabilities. Disaster can strike at any time. And while you won’t be responsible for damage to the property in the event of a disaster, your landlord won’t be responsible for any of your belongings that are lost or damaged. via Doorsteps.
A real estate appraisal is a report by a certified inspector that determines the value of a property based on its features and condition. Buyers compare this value to the home price to ensure there is not a large discrepancy. Appraisals are also required by lending institutions to secure loans for the purchase of property. via FitSmallBusiness.
When apartment hunting, it’s easy to be blown away by an apartment’s pool view, central location and awesome amenities and neglect to think about where you’ll store all your stuff once you move in. However, overlooking available storage can be a regrettable mistake. And sometimes you have to create your own. via SpareFoot Blog.
Many people save on the costs of their home by making extra mortgage payments, but should you pay extra on your mortgage? The answer requires you to look at your full financial picture so you can see if the savings will beat out other payment or investment options. via interest.com
From tending to your tree to to smart home security, here’s how to stay safe this Christmas. via interest.com