Category: Condominium

Bathroom Renovation Q&A with 310 Reno

Thinking of starting a bathroom renovation? There’s a lot more to consider than just what kind of tile and sink to pick out. We spoke with Charles of 310 Reno Design & Renovation to find out what you need to know before you start designing that dream bathroom. 1. What should homeowners...

/ February 20, 2017
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Adventures in Condo Carpet Replacement

When I bought my condo a year ago, I had neither the funds nor the time to replace the worn carpets that were covering both bedroom floors. What I didn’t realize is that I would soon become so grossed out by the 10 year old carpets that had served two families...

/ February 17, 2017
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Condominium Insurance And Flooding – What You Need To Know

It’s not uncommon for a condo owner to suddenly find themselves calling their insurance company because their unit has been flooded. Whether or not the fault lies with you or with another party, knowing your rights and what kind of insurance to buy is key in remediating the situation. According to Darren...

/ February 17, 2017
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HomeStars Photo of the Day

Casa Kitchens Inc. was able to save the day and complete this condo owner’s kitchen after they had gone through a couple of companies that didn’t work out. The total job included some carpentry & cabinet finishing, quartz countertops, subway tile backsplash and custom shelving. The results speak for themselves!   Every...

/ January 3, 2017
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Top 6 Special Mention Projects of 2016 – Editors Pick

At HomeStars we see tens of thousands of home projects during the year that are unusual or worthy of special mention. It was pretty difficult to narrow our choice down to 6 for 2016, but we did it! Here are our favourites. Company: Hunt Heritage Masonry The facade of this...

/ December 20, 2016
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Condo Renovation Expert Q&A

With single family home ownership approaching the unattainable for many Canadians in large urban centres, condominium ownership in major Canadian cities at an all-time high. For many interested in condo ownership looking at older condominiums can be a great option. The trend among condo builders in the last 10 years is to build...

/ September 8, 2016
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Living With Your Dog Or Cat In Your Condominium – Tips And Tricks For Harmonious Living

Not surprisingly more and more urban Canadians are choosing condominium ownership over single family home ownership. According to the 2011 Statistics Canada survey, Vancouver has the highest percentage of condominium households at 31.4%, with Calgary coming in second at 20.4% and Toronto sitting at third with 18.7% of residents living...

/ August 17, 2016
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The Art Of Small Space Living

Reducing carbon footprint and living a more ecologically friendly life has become a passion for many homeowners, particularly in dense urban environments. This often means living in small spaces such as condominiums or homes with a small footprint. With space at a premium in many cities, even a small condominium...

/ July 25, 2016
A suite in Camrost-Felcorp’s Blue Diamond condominium development in Toronto's Deer Park neighbourhood.

Top 12 Tips When Buying A Condominium

In hot markets such as Toronto and Vancouver, condominiums are becoming an attractive solution for many first, second and third time home buyers alike. I know because I just sold my single family detached home and downsized to a condo. And boy, am I happy about it. While Canadians are...

/ July 15, 2016