Thursday, February 25, 2010

Update From Sales Centre Visits: Fuzion (King West) & Metro Place (North York)

The LiveHigh Team recently visited a couple of Sales Centres:

The Sales Centre for Fuzion condos held its Grand Opening to the public last weekend.

The project will be located near King St West, just north of Liberty Village.

For more details, please click here to access the Fuzion page. 

Metro Place will be located at the NW corner of Sheppard Ave W and Allen Rd.

For more details, please click here to access the Parkside Towers At Metro Place page.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

DIY Window Treatments: Cut-To-Size Shades

Do your windows need a little pick-me-up?  Window treatments can change the entire ambience of a room, and the proper treatment can be the perfect finishing touch for your space.  Unfortunately, custom window treatments can be quite an investment - even for a small condo - and impractical for many homeowners and tenants.  If you're looking for an easy and affordable solution for your window woes, read on!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Update From Sales Centre Visit: Ice / Ice2 (Downtown)

The LiveHigh Team recently visited the Sales Centre for Ice / Ice2 Condominiums At York Centre.

The project will be located on York St, near Maple Leaf Square, the ACC and Union Station.

For more details, please click to access the Ice Condominiums and Ice2 Condominiums pages.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Condo Projects Added: Eleven, RCMI, The Berczy, Fuzion, SYNC

Below are some condo projects that were recently added to our website.  

For more details about each project, please click on the links to access their profile pages.

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Top 5 FAQs On Condo Rules

In our neverending quest to find interesting and relevant information for our fellow condo enthusiasts, we've come across numerous websites which address some of the most commonly asked questions about the Condo Act, regulations and by-laws.  This is a popular topic for many condo owners and potential buyers, and we hope to shed some light on the matter by sharing these resources here over time.

The Toronto and Area Chapter of the Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI) addressed the top five commonly asked questions to condo ownership, as it applies to condominiums in Ontario governed by the Condominium Act, 1998:

1.  Is there a specific date each spring and fall by which legally the corporation must turn on/off the heating/air conditioning system?

2.  What is the maximum percentage that the corporation can increase monthly maintenance fees by each year?

3.  There is excessive noise coming from my neighbour's unit late at night.  What are my rights?

4.  I purchased my new condo from Developer plans and now that I have moved in the square footage is smaller than outlined in the plans?  What can I do?

5.  How long do I have to continue paying Occupancy Fees?  Isn't there a timeframe by which the Turnover meeting has to take place?

Click here for answers from the experts and more from the CCI.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Update From Sales Centre Visit: Minto775 (King West)

The LiveHigh Team recently attended a Loyalty Event for Minto775.

The Sales Centre hasn't yet officially opened, but the project will be located at 775 King St W, just west of Bathurst.

For more details, please click here to access the Minto775 page. 

Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Latest Buzz: HST Explained

As we all know, the provincial government has now passed legislation to combine the 8% Provincial Sales Tax (PST) with the 5% Federal Goods and Services Tax (GST), creating a 13% Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) that will apply to all goods and services in Ontario.

If nothing else, the news is sobering. And amidst all of the grunting and groaning, outrage and sheer panic, many of us are asking, “how will this affect me?”

While all services provided in Ontario will be universally affected by the new single sales tax, we'll focus on how the HST will affect typical real estate transactions and services for buyers, sellers, condo owners and renters. We'll also take a look at some important transitional rules to be aware of leading up to its implementation.

For information, please follow the jump.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Update From Sales Centre Visit: Emerald City Condos (North York)

The Livehigh Team recently visited the Sales Centre for Emerald City Condos.  
The project will be located in North York, near Don Mills and Sheppard Ave E, across from Fairview Mall.
For more details, please click here to access the Emerald City Condos page.