January 13, 2009 1

Business

Thinking Outside The Box…

I read this article in the Globe & Mail last week and I was so impressed with the subject matter that I actually photocopied it and handed it out to agents in my office.

Tim Cestnick writes for the Globe about tax matters, and his latest article on inheritance is simply a must-read.

Below is the article in its entirety.

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January 12, 2009 1

Condos

How Do You Price A VIEW?

I’ve always been of the mindset that a “premium” view is only worth what the buyer is willing to pay above and beyond what the unit across the hall is worth, but there’s no denying that as buildings get taller and the city gets more dense, the view becomes a more marketable commodity.

Here are a few examples of what, why, and where a view can make all the difference…

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January 9, 2009 2

Condos

The Buildings of St. Lawrence Market (III)

This will be the final installment of The Buildings of St. Lawrence Market, and it’s difficult to narrow down the candidates to be included in this final post.

There are so many historic buildings in my neighborhood, and until I sat down to write this feature, I truly wasn’t aware of just how many buildings and just how much history there truly is.

Today’s post starts with a couple of the oldest buildings, and finishes with the place I call “home.”

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January 7, 2009 3

Condos

The Buildings of St. Lawrence Market (II)

Another day, another four historic buildings in the St. Lawrence Market neighborhood to profile.

I’ve heard Realtors use the phrase, “Every house has a story.”

I think that statement is even truer in the case of those century-old buildings in downtown Toronto…

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January 6, 2009

Condos

The Buildings of The St. Lawrence Market Neighborhood

After the brief history lesson on the St. Lawrence Market yesterday, I wanted to show off a few of the very old, very unique, and very beautiful buildings that remain in my neighborhood, whether they are in their original form or have been preserved and built around.

Many of you might not appreciate these Toronto landmarks, but hopefully from now on when you walk by you’ll make a note of them and perhaps take a second look… 

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January 5, 2009 1

Neighbourhoods

The St. Lawrence Market

I absolutely love living in the St. Lawrence Market neighborhood, and the number one reason why is the history.

There is no other neighborhood in the city that is as rich with Toronto’s history as the area surrounding Front Street.

I’d like to take a look at the St. Lawrence Market itself today and then for the rest of the week I’ll be profiling the other historical buildings in the area.

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