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By Anthon Pang, Broker
(iPro Realty Ltd., Brokerage)
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According to RealNet Canada, new home sales in the GTA are still quite healthy, with the price index up 5.1% for low rise projects, and 1.7% for high-rise projects. (June 06 vs June 07) In Brampton, there's quite a bit of inventory, particularly for detached homes in district W24 (east of Highway...

By Anthon Pang, Broker
(iPro Realty Ltd., Brokerage)
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It took nearly two months for a contractor to finish the fence (PT wood) around our property.  The project dragged on and on ... it felt like he was chasing me for money, while I chased him to get the job done, and done right.  Of the many lessons learned -- the belated benefit of 20/20 hindsight...

By Anthon Pang, Broker
(iPro Realty Ltd., Brokerage)
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Compared to the first five months of 2006, resales in Brampton are up 10% for the same period, with over 60% being detached homes. Also of note is the average price of detached homes is up 4%, while semi's are up 3%. Source: Brampton sales up 10% over last year, mostly detached properties (Nation...

By Anthon Pang, Broker
(iPro Realty Ltd., Brokerage)
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"BRAMPTON the BEAUTIFUL: Not 'just another suburb,' this bustling, burgeoning city of close to half a million aims to reclaim its earlier reputation as the Flowertown of Canada." read the headlines on the "Living Here" section of the National Post (Saturday, May 19, 2007). Some Brampton highlight...

By Sandi Gerrard, It's all about colour
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Habitat for Humanity usually builds from the ground up, but this time the Brampton group will move, renovate and restore a 140 year old home - turning it into a semi-detached dwelling for two families in need.  What an exciting project it will be.http://www.bramptonguardian.com/brampton/lifestyle...

By Sandi Gerrard, It's all about colour
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The purchase of a new home (or any home for that matter) should be an exciting time in a young family's life, but this Brampton couple has been through hell aparently. http://www.thestar.com/living/article/225230They have been battling with Tarion (the private corporation that regulates Ontario b...

By Sandi Gerrard, It's all about colour
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It's amazing what even a small group of protestors can do.  Just 15 people (residents and members of Greenvisions) attended a demonstration to prevent the extension of Cottrelle Boulevard which would run through a forested area that included 16 mature trees which would have been marked for destru...

By Sandi Gerrard, It's all about colour
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Is Brampton running out of space or did someone just decide to go vertical ??  There are now some high-rise condos under construction which, in my opinion, just don't fit in with the landscape.  I have a cousin who flys a small airplane and he tells us that Brampton is one of the "greenest" areas...

By Sandi Gerrard, It's all about colour
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When it comes to curb appeal - first impressions are everything.  Good landscaping can make all the difference. Strategically placed shrubs, trees and the right combination of colours will compliment the exterior of a house or building and add $$ to property value. Walk across the street and view...

By Sandi Gerrard, It's all about colour
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Studies show that working in a cluttered office not only impedes your productivity but it adds unnecessary stress and embarrassment. Even if your clients never see your office you will feel better and more professional if it is organized and efficient.Courtesy of Cherri HurstHurst Class Organizin...

By Sandi Gerrard, It's all about colour
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The following article was provided by my colleague Cherri Hurst of Hurst Class Organizinghttp://www.hurstclass.com/416.241.7618The sun is shining and I have been waiting all week to... organize my kitchen? I am not big on Spring Cleaning but turn that into Spring Organizing and you will have my f...

By Sandi Gerrard, It's all about colour
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Your home is typically one of the largest assets you will ever possess.  With cottage season and long awaited road trips in the forecast, be sure that you protect your property and piece of mind while you're away.  Or if you plan to move over the summer months, you might want to equip your new re...

By Sandi Gerrard, It's all about colour
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Here is the link to the official "City of Brampton" website for all that you need to know about living, working and playing in Brampton -http://www.city.brampton.on.ca/home.tafAnd this link provides you with an online community news digest and events calendar, which is brought to you by Brampton ...

By Sandi Gerrard, It's all about colour
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Once again, there is something to be said for reading the newspaper online.  I do enjoy the Brampton Guardian because it brings me all of the local news and events I might need to know.  However, it is delivered three times per week with a stack of grocery and department store flyers that go stra...

By Sandi Gerrard, It's all about colour
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Not having lived in Brampton all my life, I was eager to learn more about this city's history.  I found all the facts and more at Wikipedia.org - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brampton,_OntarioAs of the 2006 Census reading, the population of Brampton was at 433,806 - so don't believe the highway s...

By Sandi Gerrard, It's all about colour
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Based on a QUICK review of the local advertised listings in my city, the AVERAGE selling price for homes is currently:Condo Apartments - range from $120,000 to $200,000Condo Townhomes - range from $150,000 to $230,000Freehold Townhomes - range from $200,000 to $252,000Semi-Detached - range from $...

By Sandi Gerrard, It's all about colour
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I always love to browse and enjoy the thrill of finding old treasures.  If you are in the Ontario Region, you'll like these links with a handy list of antique shops and flea markets. http://www.antiqueshopsa2z.com/ontario.htm - If you navigate back to the home page on this one, it looks like a co...

By Sandi Gerrard, It's all about colour
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The following website link (from the Ontario Fire Marshall's Office) contains frequently updated information on various product recalls and warnings for consumer safety purposes.  http://www.ofm.gov.on.ca/english/Fir...ls/default.asp If you are not in Ontario, I'm sure your local jurisdication wo...

By Sandi Gerrard, It's all about colour
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Can you feel the energy of a new season emerging all around you?  The days are longer, the birds are singing every morning.  It certainly is my favourite time of year. I feel inspired to do something around the house, but you can bet cleaning isn't exactly my first choice.  Painting perhaps - a c...

By Sandi Gerrard, It's all about colour
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Take any room from cold to cosy, again using exclusively what the homeowner has.  None of these pieces work particularly well together - the size and scale is off - but my recent group of students managed to pull off this look.  Needless to say the homeowner was thrilled with the results. BEFORE ...

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