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Cityscapes: Toronto Public Art Installations

Toronto is experiencing a public art renaissance. Fueled, in part, by the development boom and intensification of the downtown core, BuzzBuzzHome takes readers on a visual tour of some of Toronto’s newest public art installations. Float Forms by Canadian author/artist Douglas Coupland is situated in Canoe Landing park accompanying an array of other pieces he has done. It is described ... Read More »

Cityscapes: The view of Toronto from Niagara Falls

Only 69 kilometers apart, Niagara Falls and Toronto seem vastly different. Even if tourist towns aren’t your thing, you should definitely check out the view of Toronto from the Niagara Falls area.   BlogTO recently shared a selection of images of the ever-changing Toronto skyline from the Niagara region suggesting, “shell out the 15 bucks and hit the observation deck ... Read More »

Toronto’s First Cat Cafe

Recently, BlogTO announced the opening of Toronto’s first cat cafe. There have been many rumors that a cat cafe would soon be opening in the city, and TOT The Cat Cafe won the race! Located at College and Spadina, the cafe offers espresso based drinks and loose leaf teas to sip on while you listen to the purr of cats. ... Read More »

Canada’s Banks React to Housing Data

BuzzBuzzHome reports that home sales were at their second highest ever in October.  Data from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) suggests that home prices “were up 8.3 per cent on a year-over-year basis ($454,976 national average price) — although if you exclude the Toronto and Vancouver-area housing markets the increase was only 2.5 per cent ($339,059). Overall, CREA described the country’s housing market in October ... Read More »

Stats Canada: Gross domestic product, income and expenditure, second quarter 2015

  The latest report from Stats Canada on gross domestic product, income and expenditure for the second quarter in 2015 has some interesting numbers relating to the Canadian housing markets and the economy as a whole. With talk of a recession, read below for what you need to know about your real estate investments. Highlights with regards to housing include: ... Read More »

Unusual Flintstones like Home on Market

Photo: Sergei Krupnov/Flickr Yabba dabba doo! BuzzBuzzHome reports unusual Flintstones like home on market in California listed at $4.2 million. The two bedroom and two bathroom home is distinctive, to say the least. Sure to attract multiple offers, previous owners include Star Wars creator George Lucas. BuzzBuzzHome goes on to say: “The abode’s distinctive design was conceived by architect William ... Read More »

Seller’s Market Causes Buyer to Resort to Personal Pleas

  If there was any debate over if it is a seller’s or buyer’s market, Kate Whyte’s personal pleas should put that to rest. Even with a maximum budget of $1.1 million, Whyte soon found shrinking opportunities to find her family a home. Real estate economist Fran Clayton explains, “with a growing population and many people’s desire for a house ... Read More »

Luxury Real Estate Prices Continue to Climb

CBC News reports that luxury real estate prices continue to climb in Canada, specifically in Toronto and Vancouver. With luxury homes selling for over 3 million dollars, luxury condos are now frequently selling for over one million dollars. Think luxury listings are exaggerated? A recent report explains “in June 2015, there were 379 homes in that price range sold in ... Read More »

Abandoned Swedish mid-century modern homes

Looking for a rustic yet modern vacation home? Look no further than Sweden! Archinect profiles the abandoned Swedish mid-century modern homes of furniture designer and architect, Bruno Mathsson built between 1960 and 1965. Step back in time and check out Mathsson’s elegant designs: Are you a fan of mid-century modern design? Tell me in the comments! I love learning about different ... Read More »

Instagram Architecture: Floating Buildings

From BuzzBuzzHome, check out the latest in stunning architectural shots on the popular social media app Instagram. OCAD’s Sharp Centre features prominently along side stunning buildings from Rotterdam, Sydney and Madrid, to name a few. Completed in 2004 by Alsop Architects, the Will Aslop designed project has won numerous awards for its feats in engineering. The building, intended as an extension ... Read More »