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Truth Behind the Land Transfer Tax

January 31st, 2014
Apposed to the Toronto Land Transfer Tax and not sure what to do?
Or have you been hearing all about it but not familliar with the issue?

Learn more at

President's Newspaper/Magazine Columns

Toronto SUN Column (as it appears each Friday in the Toronto Sun)

Land Transfer Tax Exposes Budget To Risk

Dianne Usher - TREB's PresidentJanuary 31, 2014 -- With Toronto City Council de ...

Inheritance Planning Done Right

January 31st, 2014

Want the kids to inherit the house? Avoid these common tax mistakes
Published Monday, Nov. 18 2013, 6:00 AM EST
Last updated Thursday, Nov. 21 2013, 3:57 PM EST

During financial literacy month, Canada’s top money bloggers are sharing their best piece of advice.

Many parents want to leave as much cash and property as they can t ...

Small Spaces

December 12th, 2013
Living in the city typically means #small spaces - and living in small spaces can be quite tricky!

This morning on Breakfast Television (@BTtoronto) an interior designer features some almost magical furniture options to help you turn your small space into a fully functional - guest ready - HOME!

Modern Sensibility is the ingenius store which carries a variety of creative pieces providing multif ...

Clear sidewalks make for safe journeys

December 10th, 2013
With the first signs of winter upon us, it came to my attention that many, including myself, were still struggling along some sidewalks. It was this morning when I witnessed an elderly man trying to walk his granddaughter to school and decided the street was safer than the sidewalk that I knew what this blog should be about!

Imagine, when you realize walking on the street is safer than on the ...


October 31st, 2013



Halloween is the season for little ghosts and goblins to take to the streets asking for candy and scaring each other silly. Spooky stories are told around fires, scary movies appear in theaters, and pumpkins are expertly (and not-so-expertly) carved into jack-o'-lanterns.

Amid all the commercialism, haunted houses, and bogus warnings about razor ...

The Ins & Outs of Winterizing Your Home

October 17th, 2013
Courtesy of Carson Dunlop 

Winter Home

Unlike its seasonal counterpart, spring cleaning, fall maintenance is not always met with a high level of enthusiasm. Perhaps autumn's brisk winds whisk homeowners' smiles away, or maybe crisp leaves don't cultivate excitement like blooming flowers. Whatever the reason, fall chores are more easily overlooked than those relate ...

Toronto PATH

August 22nd, 2013
I wanted to share this great new site I have just found! Toronto's underground PATH is one of the unique experiences of our city. This website shares everything you need to know about the PATH - so get down there and wander!


Is Your Tree Going to Fall Over?

June 3rd, 2013

Sometimes a valuable tree uproots without warning; but most often, your tree sends distress signals before it topples.

Fallen Tree

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Outdoor Lighting

May 30th, 2013
Summer is short in Canada, and summer evenings are rare. This is the time of year we do out best to bring our indoor spaces outdoors.

Here is a great look at some outdoor lighting ideas to create stunning and natural feeling illumination in your outdoor spaces.


Starscape Fibre Optic & LED Lighting

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Memorial Day

May 27th, 2013
Today our American friends and family observe and remember the men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. May we all, everyday, remember and be thankful for those who have fallen in war - because of each one of their sacrifices we are free to live our lives today.
May they rest in peace.
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