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Finding Your Dream Home in Pre-Construction Condos

Why is pre-construction a great way to get your dream home? The answer is in customization! One of the most beneficial parts of purchasing a new condo is the flexibility of customizing your unit. From floor plans to wall colours and even the level you live on, you have a …

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5 Key Factors to Choosing the Right Neighbourhood for You

Location, location, location! Choosing where to live is one of the most important decisions when buying a home. From club districts to beautiful hiking trails, Toronto and the GTA has an array of eclectic neighbourhoods. With more than 140 in Toronto alone, it can be difficult to decide which area …

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Canada’s Top Architectural Styles Over 150 Years

  Canada has had vastly different architectural styles over the last 150 years. The most prevalent in Toronto and the GTA since 1867 are Georgian Revival, Bay-and-Gable, Gothic Revival, Bungalows, Modern, and the current rising trend of Skyscrapers. You can click the links to see the upcoming pre-construction condos and …

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Vaughan’s Glorious Downtown: Vaughan Metropolitan Centre

The Future Vaughan Metropolitan Centre It’s as if every time you blink something new is being built in the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC). Vaughan’s Hwy 7 just East of Hwy 400 is changing daily and the future holds very big and tall plans. The area currently looks like this: But …

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Mississauga Pre-Construction Condos

Mississauga City Centre Keeps Growing Taller

Mississauga’s Downtown21 Master Plan Mississauga has high hopes for its City Centre future which are all outlined in their Downtown21 Master Plan. This master plan was officially created back in 2010. From 2010 to now, many things have already begun changing. New condos have popped up, construction continues, and new …

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Edge Towers in Mississauga

Top Reasons to Live at Edge Towers

Edge Towers is a 3 tower masterplan community coming to Mississauga at Hurontario & Central Pkwy. Here are the Top Reasons to Live at Edge Towers HURONTARIO LRT just steps away SUITES MADE FOR LIVING spacious and thoughtfully designed layouts SOLMAR has been creating elegant communities for over 25 years …

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Dupont Street Developments

Positive Rejuvenation Coming to Dupont Street

The Dupont Study Area Known for its employment area and rail road tracks, the City of Toronto wants to drastically improve Dupont Street to bring it to its full potential. Developers have taken notice. The area north of Dupont from Ossington Ave to Kendal Avenue was under review as of …

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Top Reasons to Live at Bloor Promenade – Islington Terrace 3

This is your third & final chance to live at Tridel’s hot project Bloor Promenade at Islington Terrace. View the Islington Terrace Magazine to see all the exciting things around Bloor Promenade! Here are the Top Reasons to Live at Bloor Promenade: Islington Terrace & Bloorvista have been incredibly successful Developer: Top Toronto …

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Toronto Lake Shore

In with the New – Spring 2017 Launches

There are well over 30 GTA Pre-Construction Condos & Townhomes launching and it’s that spring cleaning “out with the old in with the new” mentality that makes Spring Launches highly desirable and so successful. Here are developments from all over Toronto & the GTA that you’re going to want to …

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Tarion & Why You Cannot Afford to Be Without It

With all the commotion around purchasing a home, it is easy to get lost in the endless amount of paperwork. One piece of document you cannot afford to overlook is your Tarion coverage. There is so much excitement around a pre-construction development that sometimes it’s easy to get blinded from …

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Staying Sane While Investing in Toronto’s Condos

Are you looking to purchase a new condo in Toronto right now? To put it simply, you aren’t alone. The market is busy these days, and it seems like everyone wants to buy.The shopping process can be stressful, competitive, and exhausting. Here are four tips to help you keep your sanity …

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Condo Rentals

Toronto Condo Rental Rates at an All Time High

“It’s a good time to be a condo investor” likely could already be the understatement of the year. According to recent research study outlined in the Financial Post, Toronto condo rental rates have risen almost 12% in 2016, with the year ending average rental rate sitting at $2.77 per square …

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Via Bloor Condos

Exclusive Interview with Tridel’s Jim Ritchie and Samson Fung

We recently had the privilege of having an exclusive interview with Jim Ritchie, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and Samson Fung, Director of Strategic Marketing at Tridel. Jim and Samson discuss Via Bloor, which is sure to be one of the hottest new pre-construction condo projects of 2017. …

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Counting Down the Top Ten 2016 Condos

Welcome to CondoNow’s 2016 Top Ten Countdown decided by you the viewer! 2016 was a year where the Condo Market was on fire. We saw a lot of community growth this year and plans that came into fruition making this year’s top ten list rather surprising. Compiling the total impressions, …

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8 Cumberland Condos: Proposed 64-Storey Tower in Yorkville

Renowned developers Great Gulf and Phantom have teamed to produce 8 Cumberland Condos. This project will stand in one of the most popular neighbourhoods in Toronto – Yorkville. The Yorkville area is known for its vibrant culture, luxurious boutiques and livelihood. 8 Cumberland’s close proximity to Bay and Bloor subway …

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Condo Rental Guarantees: Good or Bad?

From time to time, a developer will want to offer incentives to a condo investor. One way to do this, is to offer a rental guarantee. Basically, the developer commits to the buyer of a condo unit that he or she will receive x dollars per month in rental income. There are …

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Is there a Robin Hood of the Real Estate Industry?

  Question: What’s the most important factor for a consumer interested in buying a new condo in Toronto?   Answer: COMPLETE CHOICE. Before a consumer makes a decision to buy a new condo they need access to ALL the information about what’s available for sale. Information that is pure, un-filtered, …

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Condo investor – Flipping is for pancakes

  Have you, or are you thinking about, investing in a new condominium in Toronto? It’s important you understand all the tax issues and benefits that are available to you as an investor.   Let’s walk through an example of a typical first time condo investor.   Samantha lives in …

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Condo Investing in Toronto aligns with city strategy and planning.

According to the Toronto census, Toronto now has a population of over 6 million people, accounting for roughly 17% of Canada’s population. Toronto city planners, using the Toronto Official Plan adopted by City Council in 2002, expect the Greater Toronto Area population to increase by at least 2.7 million residents …

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The Key Traits of Successful Real Estate Investors

Real estate is a sound investment when you do it properly. Condominium investing and other real estate investments can be lucrative businesses. Many assume it’ll bring instant wealth. But real estate investing is challenging, and success is due to careful planning, focus, and strategizing.   You don’t need a degree …

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Some tips on Toronto Condo Investing

When it comes to condo investing and ROI, choosing a neighbourhood is of the utmost importance. Toronto offers a wealth of neighbourhoods for any budget; there are many choices for both new and seasoned real estate investors alike.   Making a good return on your investment also doesn’t necessarily depend …

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Financing your New Condo Investment – Key points to consider

Depending on an individuals condo investment strategies and goals, there will be different considerations that arise when it comes to financing the property.  However, the one issue that always seems to come up no matter what the individual investors situation or proposed property type, is whether one should seek out …

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Choosing The Perfect Property Manager

Choosing the right property manager can be a daunting task. Most condo investors usually hire and fire a few before finding the perfect fit. Owners are often looking for a property manager that will take care of the property exactly like they would themselves, which is easier said than done. …

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Foreign Condo Ownership Data shows strong growth and trends

Recent data released by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), reveals foreign condo ownership in Canada has increased by over 49%. Comparing 2014’s numbers to 2015’s, we see an even greater contrast and a higher demand trend for condo ownership by foreign investors.   CMHC’s survey asked condo boards …

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Household Debt Levels A Positive For Toronto Condo Market

According to several different comments recently released from various banking and mortgage experts, it appears the levels of mortgage debt in Toronto are at very good levels. What this means for the Toronto condo market is that it appears very few people are purchasing new condos that can’t afford them.  …

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Parking – A going concern for Condo Owners in Toronto

Every year it gets harder to find parking in Toronto. It’s the most populated city in Canada. It’s even become a bigger problem than one of the U.S.’s beloved big city’s Chicago, and for good reason. Toronto offers multiculturalism and diversity, a myriad of job prospects, delicious food and many …

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First Time Condo Buyer Tips

Purchasing a condo in Toronto is a good way for people to extend their wealth, but it is becoming more difficult to do this because of the increased cost of condos.   If a person has decided that they are financially ready to purchase a condo, then they will need …

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Condo Buying Mistakes

The Most Common Mistakes of Pre-Construction Condos Buyers

There are many mistakes Toronto condo buyers can make when purchasing pre-construction condos. These errors could cost you money and time. As they say, it’s best to be educated, instead of ignorant. Below are the most common condo real estate mistakes, and how you can avoid them. Not Finding a …

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The Top 5 Red Flags Of Status Certificates

Anyone who purchases a condo needs to be aware of the fact that they are purchasing a part of the building as well as the actual condo unit.  It is important for every condo owner to gather information about the finances of the condo corporation plus the construction standards that …

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The Key Traits of Successful Real Estate Investors

Real estate is a sound investment when you do it properly. Condominium investing and other real estate investments can be lucrative businesses. Many assume it’ll bring instant wealth. But real estate investing is challenging, and success is due to careful planning, focus, and strategizing. You don’t need a degree in …

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Condo Rental Guarantees – Good or Bad?

From time to time, a condo developer will want to incentivize a condo investor to feel comfortable that their condo investment will generate revenues right from the get-go. One way to do this, is to offer a rental guarantee. Basically, the developer commits to the buyer of a condo unit …

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Some tips on Toronto Condo Investing

When it comes to condo investing and ROI, choosing a neighbourhood is of the utmost importance. Toronto offers a wealth of neighbourhoods for any budget; there are many choices for both new and seasoned real estate investors alike. Making a good return on your investment also doesn’t necessarily depend on …

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Helping Your Kids Invest In a New Condo

The cost of a new condo in Toronto has risen significantly over the past few years and most younger adults are now simply being squeezed out of the market. The result, parents are stepping in to help with the purchase by either assisting with the down payment or co-signing so …

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As a condo investor you should look forward to tax season

Disclaimer: This article is not meant to be considered taxation or legal advice. Always consult your appropriate legal and tax professionals for advice on such matters. Have you, or are you thinking about, investing in a new condominium in Toronto? It’s important you understand all the tax issues and benefits …

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The Impact of Transportation on Your Real Estate Investment

Today, proximity to public transportation is a boon to an urban real estate investment, but this was not always the case. Flight to the suburbs in the decades following World War II reflected a desire for more spacious and natural landscapes, driving up prices in areas outside of urban cores. …

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Pre-construction Condos and Appreciation

We all know what appreciation in Real Estate is, right? You buy a condo in Toronto today for $500,000, and magically, in five years that same property is worth $700,000. Assuming you didn’t make any major investments in improving that property, then yes, you have experienced some decent appreciation. In …

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WalkScore – What’s it mean?

Walk Score helps people find walkable places to live or invest in by utilizing a comprehensive program that’s evaluates addresses and their proximity to amenities to provides a rating between 0 – 100. How does it work? For each address, Walk Score analyzes hundreds of walking routes to nearby amenities …

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Agent of Change

There are over 38,000 real estate agents in the GTA alone. Sadly, finding a qualified, knowledgeable AND customer service oriented agent amongst that group can often become an exercise in frustration. Today however, there is some good news. Real change is upon us. CondoNow and its proprietary Matchmaking technology have …

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New Condo Rental Guarantees – How they work

Rental guarantees are becoming one of the more popular incentives offered by new condo builders in the GTA. New Condo Investors in turn are gaining peace of mind from the financial safety net that can accompany this type of new condo construction promotion. How Does a Rental Guarantee Work? While …

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Top 10 Reasons to live at Riverside Uptown Markham

Riverside Uptown Markham is a New Condo by Times Group Corporation located at Regional Road 7 & Warden Ave, Markham. 1. Location The convenient location of Warden Avenue and Highway 7 puts you in the perfect community along Rough River Valley. Within minutes, you will find yourself at Unionville main street …

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Top 8 Reasons to Live at Nautique Lakefront Residences

Nautique Lakefront Residences is a New Condo by ADI Development Group located at Martha St & Lakeshore Rd, Burlington. Pricing starts at the high $200,000s. 1. Location Located at the beautiful lakefront, residences at Nautique can enjoy the waterfront lifestyle with gorgeous lake-views. Steps from shops, offices, bars, cafes and Spencer Smith …

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Benefits of Investing in New Condos over Single-Family Homes

Wondering whether it makes better financial sense for you to invest in a new condo in Toronto than a single-family dwelling? Here are five of the likely benefits new condo investing in the GTA offers over single-family homes! Investing in a condo can often be more affordable than investing in …

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Top 10 Reasons to buy Danforth Square Condos & Towns

Danforth Square Condos and Towns is a new condo development by Times Development located at Danforth Road and Warden Avenue, Toronto. 1. Investor ROI With the convenient location and street level retail/commercial, Danforth Square offer investors great returns with furnished units renting for over $1,100 per bedroom. 2. Location The Eglinton Crosstown …

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There’s Buying Power in Numbers

If you’ve ever entertained the idea of buying a new condo-pre-construction, you have undoubtedly heard of something called “Platinum Access”. For those who have not, here’s a short synopsis. When a new condo development is put on the market, most developers will “Launch” by releasing for sale ONLY a restricted …

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CondoNow LiveLaunch – Pier 27 Tower

Our team at CondoNow recently attended the VIP launch for new Pier 27 Tower, presented by Cityzen Development Group and Fernbrook Homes. Upon immediate arrival there was already a substantial crowd on hand. At kickoff, estimated attendees were well over 250 strong. It’s quite easy to see that this is …

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Waterview Condos Phase 2 – Interview with Shaheryar Mian

Today at CondoNow we have an exclusive interview with LJM’s Business Development Director Shaheryar Mian. Shaheryar has been leading sales and marketing for LJM for the past three years and we wanted to get details on a hot new project coming to the Grimsby Area. This condo, Waterview Condos Phase …

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158 Front Condos – Interview with Sam Crignano

Today we have an exclusive interview with Cityzen’s President Sam Crignano. Sam walks us through a hot new project this summer and the development pertaining to the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood. For more information on 158 Front Condos, please click here. Please give us your elevator pitch, explain the vision …

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The CondoNow Insiders Club

Join the CondoNow Insiders Club to receive alerts and the latest information for Toronto & the GTA’s New Condos & Townhomes. We will periodically send you emails about Exclusive Offers, New Condo Launches, Promotions, Incentives, Deals and Special Sales Events. It is the easiest way to stay up-to-date & ensure …

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5 Things You Must Do To Get The Best Condo Deal

Buying a new condo or townhome could represent one of the largest financial transactions in your life. That’s why it’s so important it’s done right. With so many available choices, it’s easy for buyers to feel overwhelmed. While developers and agents are there to help you, you shouldn’t rely on …

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The One Condos Interview With Sam Mizrahi (Part 3 of 3)

Sam: No different than what we had on 133 Hazelton, and 181 Davenport. We were building on a residential heritage street, a one-way street, with neighbours right beside you. 1 Bloor is a pretty large footprint, it goes all the way down to 768 Yonge Street. We’ve done it before …

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The One Condos Interview With Sam Mizrahi (Part 2 of 3)

Welcome to part two of our three part series on The One Condos. In this part of the interview, Sam tells us about brands that will be in One, dealing with city approvals, potential residents of The One and his unique Winter Garden concept expected to be featured instead of …

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The One Condos – Interview with Sam Mizrahi (Part 1 of 3)

We have an exclusive interview with Sam Mizrahi of Mizrahi Developments. Sam walks us through one of the hottest upcoming developments in Toronto: The One Condos. We sat down with Sam as he spoke about his vision for 1 Bloor, the ideas surrounding what he believes will be the Rockefeller …

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Top 10 Reasons Design Haus is a Good Buy

The Design Haus is a new condo by Shiu Pong currently being launched in the Spadina and College area. Just steps from the University of Toronto, we decided it would be a great project to look into. Below are the top ten reasons Design Haus might interest you: 1) Investor …

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Year in Review – Top Selling Developments of 2014

As 2014 winds down, we end what has been another amazing year in the Toronto condo market. We’ve seen plenty projects launch this year, and it is safe to say that this has been a successful year. Before looking forward to 2015, without further ado, here are the top selling …

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Downtown Condos – Experience the Excitement of TIFF Firsthand

With the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in full swing, it’s hard not to get swept up in the excitement. Running from September 4th to 14th, TIFF has become a world-renowned film festival, screening some of the year’s best films. For 10 short days Hollywood North will be abuzz with …

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Just how many condo investors are there in Vancouver and Toronto?

As most followers already know, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation released a report last week focusing on condominium ownership in Canada’s two largest markets, Toronto and Vancouver. In their own words, this report sought to gather data that sheds light on the extent of domestic household investor activity and …

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Fun With Searches: Price Per Square Foot

$554 per square foot is the current average index price level for a new condo listed in Toronto according to an analysis of second quarter sales by Urbanation. It got us thinking what the average actually looks like, so we searched price/ sq ft from $553 to $554 in Toronto. …

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The Future is Now – 4 New Toronto Condo Amenities

Since we launched earlier this year we have seen all the condo configurations in the GTA. With over 550 condos in our database, we have come across some exceptional projects boasting amazing value and stand-out amenities. The majority of the condos listed on CondoNow have basic amenities like pools and …

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CondoNow Featured in The National Post!

Our listing service for all pre-construction residential projects in Toronto has been steadily growing since its launch earlier in the year; as a result we were recently featured in the National Post. The National Post spoke to our CEO Frank Guido who explained that the listing service eliminates the use …

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CondoNow – A Bit About Us

Toronto, Ont- Aareas Interactive, the provider of technology-based sales and marketing solutions for home builders and condo developers have recently launched CondoNow. Condonow.com is a website which will undoubtedly change the new construction condo market in Toronto. There are many real estate websites that cater to the Toronto new construction …

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CondoNow Opens to the Public!

We recently launched CondoNow to the public. The new condo listing service was originally created and exclusive for real estate agents. We aggregated hundreds of projects and thousands of floor plans, pricing, renderings, promotions and much more. The New Condo Marketplace allows you to search by Price, location, occupancy date, …

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Citylights on Broadway at Yonge & Eglinton

Act now to take advantage of this great offer now. A hot new Toronto condo investment opportunity for those seeking a great return: the Citylights on Broadway. The Citylights on Broadway Condo on Yonge and Eglinton has over 90% of units aggressively priced between $200,000 and $400,000. The average new …

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Join the New Condo Conversation!

Join the conversation! We would love to hear from you. Connect with us on your favourite social networks! • LinkedIn • Twitter • Facebook • Google+ • Pinterest Thanks for your support – Happy condo hunting!

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Tridel Announces Anticipated Launch of Aqualina at Bayside Toronto!

New Condominium Part of $1.1 b Mixed-Use Development Located on the Waterfront in Downtown Toronto   Toronto, June 5, 2013 – Tridel, Canada’s leading condominium developer and international real estate firm Hines, today released details of their new condominium development called Aqualina at Bayside Toronto, the first residential phase of a …

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CondoNow ‘levels the condo playing field’

Originally posted by REM Online: http://www.remonline.com/?p=14787 A new website recently launched for sales reps who actively work the GTA condo market, or would like to enter that market. CondoNow (condonow.com) is the newest offering from Aareas Interactive, which has been producing sales and marketing technology solutions since 1991. Launched in October …

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