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159 Wellesley Condos

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Rehabilitation and urban intensification of a former gas station into an elegant tower showcasing design excellence, highlighted by a playful colouration of its curves. In the downtown, this central location offers excellent transit and amenities.159 Wellesley located at Wellesley Street and Sherbourne Street.

159 Wellesley Street by Diamond Corp would be a 38-storey tower with 326 condos, of which 216 would be 1-bedroom and the rest 2-bedroom units. The building would have a 4-storey podium with 2,300 square feet of street-level retail space and three residential floors, topped by a 34-storey point tower. A gym, party room, lounge and outdoor amenity space would be situated atop the podium on the fifth floor. The entrance to the condo would be from Sherbourne Street, as would vehicular access to the building’s garbage and loading zones. Access to the underground parking garage, which would hold 126 private parking spots and four visitor spaces, would be from Wellesley Street East. The building would have 195 bicycle parking spaces.

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Important Message: In order for an investor to take the most advantage of Buying Pre-construction Condos is to buy before its open to the public. Prior to opening day of a new condo sales office to the general public, prices may have gone up. This will be an opportunity for you to invest in a unit at the lowest price possible before its open to the public. You can be one of the first purchasers to be invited to Platinum VIP Preview Sales Event long before the presentation centre opens to the public. This gives you an opportunity to have the first access to inventory, best pick at unit levels, floor plans, lowest price not available to the public and the ability to take advantage of Platinum VIP Condo Incentives the builder may offer.  This is a perfect opportunity at the Platinum VIP Price.

For more information and to register now for this project Condos Platinum VIP Preview Sales Event please Register, we can only bring limited customers into the Platinum VIP Sales Event, so pre-register now for priority access:

 

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129 St Clair Condos

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Grounded in history and superb design at Avenue Road and St. Clair

129 St. Clair Condos is a new condo project by Diamondcorp located at St. Clair Avenue West at Avenue Road, Proposed high rise residential condominium with street related townhouse units.

129 St. Clair Condos located in a prestigious community, the former Deer Park United Church will be creatively re-used and incorporated into this elegant building design.

Important Message: In order for an investor to take the most advantage of Buying Pre-construction Condos is to buy before its open to the public. Prior to opening day of a new condo sales office to the general public, prices may have gone up. This will be an opportunity for you to invest in a unit at the lowest price possible before its open to the public. You can be one of the first purchasers to be invited to Platinum VIP Preview Sales Event long before the presentation centre opens to the public. This gives you an opportunity to have the first access to inventory, best pick at unit levels, floor plans, lowest price not available to the public and the ability to take advantage of Platinum VIP Condo Incentives the builder may offer.  This is a perfect opportunity at the Platinum VIP Price.

For more information and to register now for this project Condos Platinum VIP Preview Sales Event please Register, we can only bring limited customers into the Platinum VIP Sales Event, so pre-register now for priority access:

 

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Credit unions identify new B20 perils

The  national trade association of credit unions is offering  fresh criticism of OSFI lending guidelines, suggesting the rules unfairly limit mortgage access for  immigrants, low-income, rural and Aboriginal Canadians.

“By codifying a set of underwriting expectations, the guideline could also be construed as a step towards standardizing mortgage contracts,” the Credit Union Central of Canada said in its assessment of OSFI’s B-20 guidelines. It’s “something that could harm the system’s ability to provide mortgages to the ‘non-conforming’ borrowers … i.e., low-income individuals, immigrants, rural Canadians (where incomes tend to be more volatile), Aboriginal people, or simply members the credit union knows well but for whom income documentation is hard to come by, including ‘asset-rich, income poor’ individuals.”

Earlier this year, OSFI said it would compel federally regulated lenders to implement a series of lending changes by their fiscal year-end (October 31 for most banks). Among those changes were the reduction of HELOC loan-to-value from 80 per cent to 65 per cent and the elimination of 100 per cent financing.

In recent months, brokers and borrowers have flocked to credit unions viewing them as a sort of a safe haven from the storm of B-20.

OSFI cannot impose the guidelines on provincially regulated credit unions, the CUCC said, but the guidelines can apply to lenders owned by federally regulated companies.

 
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Posted by on November 9, 2012 in Bil B20, New Canadian Mortgage Rule, New Canadian Mortgage Rules, New Construction, New Development, RBC, Residential, TD

 

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Kleinburg Crown Estates

                                

42′, 50′, 60′ & 70′ lots 

Kleinburg Crown Estates is a new housing community currently in preconstruction at Nashville Rd & Stevenson Ave in Vaughan.
The natural beauty of the surrounding vistas is further complimented by an extensive landscaping package available with your new home. Kleinburg Crown Estates is where you can enjoy outdoor living at its best. With backyards large enough to accommodate a pool, hot tub, BBQ area, trampoline, jungle gym and kids just running  around – theres room enough for your family to grow indoors & out.

Builders SkyHomes Corporation, Caliber Homes, Mosaik Homes and Monarch

 
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Posted by on November 8, 2012 in Kleinburg Crown Estates, Vaughan, vaughan condos, vaughan mills mall, vaughan's new hospital, Woodbridge

 

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Built entirely from recycled materials

Built entirely from recycled materials, these two homes bring a whole new meaning to “going green”.

The first home is located in Argentina and is made from plastic bottles. According to Tree Hugger, the walls have over 1200 PET bottles and the ceiling has more than 1300 Tetra Pak cartons.

The house is built by Alfredo Santa Cruz and his family. Cruz said that “domestic waste can be transformed into useful stuff. We developed our own technique, which allows people to build a house that’s perfectly functional at a very low cost and with their own hands. This is not just a project, but a reality.”

And, that reality is pretty darned impressive.

The second home is located in the Czech Republic. It is made out of entirely recycled materials, and was built on the site of an existing barn. According to InHabitat, “The brief for the Conceptual Object in Vernerice called for an inexpensive and energy-efficient  house with a small environmental footprint.”

Check out the neat pictures of these “recycled” homes below:

A peek inside the “pop bottle” walls.

A close look at how the pop bottles are stacked to create the structure.

Despite the recycled materials, this home has a rustic feel.

The recycled materials helps this home blend into its surroundings. Source: Buzzbuzzhome.com

 
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Posted by on August 24, 2012 in Built entirely from recycled materials

 

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101 Erskine

Tridel now introduces 101 Erskine. This smartly tailored glass condo residence with a contrasting tonal profile is strategically tucked away, mere steps from the energy of midtown Yonge and Eglinton in Toronto. Yet this venerable neighbourhood  Walkscore is also just moments from the subway, prestigious shops and superb dining.

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101 Erskine’s modernist sensibilities are echoed in its clean linear exterior design and refined interiors: charcoal grey, white and clear glass, copper clad front entry, stunning lobby, rooftop terrace with infinity pool and outdoor fireplace lounge, sublime entertainment spaces with private courtyard, alfresco dining lounge, sleek fitness amenities, even a linear park walkway creating a link between Broadway and Erskine.

Elegant Studio, 1 bedroom, 1 bedroom plus den, 2 bedroom and 2 bedroom plus den suites with 9′ ceilings and 10 signature townhomes feature distinctively modern styling and finishes one would naturally expect from this coveted address. 101 Erskine. Anything but ordinary.

101 Erskine will be Rising to 32 storeys high and will accamodate 421 Suites and 10 Townhomes. Estimated completion Summar  2015.

101 Erskine Condos follows the amazing success of The Republic, which launched in 2007. Only four days after phase one of the community was launched, at 25 Broadway Avenue, phase two was launched at 70 Roehampton.

101 Erskine Condominiums is just one block north of Broadway Avenue and the brand-new high school. There will be a park walkway between the two avenues, adding to the community feel of the neighbourhood. 101 Erskine is also a “walker’s paradise” with a Walk Score of 95 out of 100, meaning that almost everything you could need — groceries, restaurants, parks, banking and more — is within walking distance.

Amenities: Fitness centre, party room, billiards lounge, fireplace lounge, concierge, yoga studio, theatre, sauna, infinity pool.

101 Erskine. Celebrating the richness of life.

By indicating your interest in 101 Erskine Condos at this early stage, you’ll be among the first to be invited to view Price List and Floor Plans and take advantage of coming in to our member circle.

 

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East Village Leslieville

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A modern interpretation of conventional towns creates a clean crisp form that speaks to today’s savvy urbanities.

The two building complex will contain 31 residential units with a number of underground parking spaces. Over half the townhome residences at East Village Leslieville have rooftop terraces with skyline views that overlook at green roof. Outdoor terraces facing south overlook lush greenery. An intimate passage way is created between blocks that define East Village Leslieville Towns.

The modern esthetic of East Village Leslieville Townhouses defines the living/dining and kitchen environments.

Townhouse style living from the low $200’s

 

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Important Message: In order for an investor to take the most advantage of Buying Pre-construction Condos is to buy before its open to the public. Prior to opening day of a new condo sales office to the general public, prices may have gone up. This will be an opportunity for you to invest in a unit at the lowest price possible before its open to the public. You can be one of the first purchasers to be invited to Platinum VIP Preview Sales Event long before the presentation centre opens to the public. This gives you an opportunity to have the first access to inventory, best pick at unit levels, floor plans, lowest price not available to the public and the ability to take advantage of Platinum VIP Condo Incentives the builder may offer.  This is a perfect opportunity at the Platinum VIP Price.

 

For more information and to register now for the  VIP Preview Sales Event please fill out the form below, we can only bring limited customers into the Platinum VIP Sales Event, so pre-register now for priority access:

 

 

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