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  • Furnishing Your Home for Extended Remote Work
    by SIRC on July 20, 2021 at 7:16 pm

    For many people, the “office” isn’t a corner office in a high-rise building—it’s at home. With the recent events shaking up how business is done, more and more people are... The post Furnishing Your Home for Extended Remote Work appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

  • Tips for Selling Your Home from Our Agents Across Canada
    by SIRC on July 20, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    When it comes to selling that all-important investment, your home, there are many factors to consider. In addition to freshening up the paint — a must before you list — here’s what savvy real-estate brokers across Canada recommend. The post Tips for Selling Your Home from Our Agents Across Canada appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

  • Home Staging: 5 Expert Tips for Every Room in the Home
    by SIRC on July 20, 2021 at 1:11 pm

    Over the years, home staging has graduated from necessary afterthought to elevated art form. Investing the effort to redesign and rearrange rooms in your home can reduce the amount of... The post Home Staging: 5 Expert Tips for Every Room in the Home appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

  • Create A Relaxing Haven At Home
    by SIRC on July 20, 2021 at 12:16 pm

    The best escapes aren’t always at a five-star hotel. A well-appointed home can be the place you let go, relax, and indulge in the good life in a style perfectly... The post Create A Relaxing Haven At Home appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

  • 2021 Mid-Year Top-Tier Real Estate Report*
    by SIRC on July 14, 2021 at 4:48 am

    Renewed confidence in Canada’s post-pandemic return and economic recovery bolstered gains across the country’s major metropolitan luxury real estate markets through the first half of 2021. As the Bank of... The post 2021 Mid-Year Top-Tier Real Estate Report* appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

  • Patio Furniture Inspiration: How to Bring Luxury Outdoors
    by SIRC on June 24, 2021 at 12:36 pm

    There’s an unspoken elegance to a well-arranged outdoor living space. Thankfully, folding chairs and clunky tables too focused on durability are a thing of the past—today’s outdoor furniture comes in sleek iron silhouettes, powder-coated finishes, beachy rattan weaves, and timeless pieces that echo classic designs of the 1960s. Some items smartly function as storage, while others are so clean that they easily pass for extra seating for unexpected guests around the Thanksgiving table come fall. Here’s some contemporary inspiration to keep your patio proper: The post Patio Furniture Inspiration: How to Bring Luxury Outdoors appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

  • 5 Interior Design Trends to Bring Home from Luxury Hotels
    by SIRC on June 23, 2021 at 9:07 pm

    With design-forward hotels popping up on every corner of the globe, it can sometimes be hard to choose where to land—and even harder to leave at the end of your... The post 5 Interior Design Trends to Bring Home from Luxury Hotels appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

  • 6 Simple Ways to Add Glamour to Your Bathroom Design
    by SIRC on June 23, 2021 at 12:59 pm

    Whether a spacious ensuite or a curated powder room, the bathroom is a space replete with design possibilities. A place for reflection and rejuvenation, the bathroom deserves to be thought... The post 6 Simple Ways to Add Glamour to Your Bathroom Design appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

  • Sale of Iconic Oceanfront Estate Breaks Residential Sales Record in Victoria, B.C.
    by SIRC on June 22, 2021 at 1:07 pm

    Sale of award-winning Vancouver Island residence underscores mounting demand for Canadian real estate. Sotheby's International Realty Canada has announced the sale of an iconic 67-acre oceanfront residential estate, breaking a record for the highest recorded residential sale through the MLS® (Multiple Listing Service) system in Victoria, British Columbia’s history. The post Sale of Iconic Oceanfront Estate Breaks Residential Sales Record in Victoria, B.C. appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

  • Living Large in a Small Space: Maximizing Your Home’s Outdoor Space
    by SIRC on May 26, 2021 at 1:52 pm

    A smaller outdoor space doesn't mean sacrificing when it comes to entertaining and relaxing. With a few strategic choices, you can create something truly special out of even the smallest yard or deck. Follow these design and décor recommendations to maximize the potential of your home’s outdoor space. The post Living Large in a Small Space: Maximizing Your Home’s Outdoor Space appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

  • 5 Year-Round Markets for Vacation Homes in Canada
    by SIRC on May 26, 2021 at 1:17 pm

    Canada — the very definition of the great escape. A nation of snowy peaks, waving prairie, coastal cliffs, and azure lakes, this maple country offers year-round opportunities for every vacation impulse and style. With myriad options for whenever the need to get away takes hold, here are some of our top picks for year-round markets for vacation homes in Canada. The post 5 Year-Round Markets for Vacation Homes in Canada appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

  • Extending The Season: The Tips And Tricks Of Luxury Patio Design
    by SIRC on May 25, 2021 at 6:57 pm

    The word patio may bring to mind warm nights and seasonal produce on the barbecue, but there’s much to be said for outdoor spaces that can be enjoyed beyond the... The post Extending The Season: The Tips And Tricks Of Luxury Patio Design appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

  • Creating the Ultimate Outdoor Oasis
    by SIRC on May 25, 2021 at 1:10 pm

    With ‘staycations’ on the rise, more and more homeowners are designing and creating their very own backyard retreats, complete with high-end outdoor flat screen televisions, luxurious all-weather furniture, chic accessories, gorgeous outdoor kitchens, and luminous lighting. Designers have truly set the bar in terms of landscaping and décor and we are pleased to share some top-notch design and décor tips for creating an outdoor space you’ll never want to leave. To begin, you should think of your backyard as a true extension of your home--where lounging, cooking, and entertaining seamlessly intertwine. Just as you plan for designing and decorating the interior of your home, it is essential to create a solid plan of action before you start shopping for your backyard oasis-to-be. Think about colour schemes - neutral colours should be the mainstay, with one or two bright accent colours to make your space pop, style - will your décor be modern versus country, and of course, a list of elements you’d like to include - such as a fire bowl, TV, and pond. Once you have your plan, it’s time to look at your options, in terms of furniture, lighting, landscaping, and accessories. The post Creating the Ultimate Outdoor Oasis appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

  • Away From the Noise: Make Your Bedroom an Urban Retreat
    by SIRC on May 25, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Many people love the thrum of life in the city. That is, of course, until it comes time to rest and the sounds and stresses of the urban village threaten to interrupt. No matter where you live, transforming your bedroom into an oasis at the heart of the city can be as simple as implementing a few savvy design choices. Follow the path to respite with these tips. The post Away From the Noise: Make Your Bedroom an Urban Retreat appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

  • Finishing Touch: The Details That Make a Difference When Staging Your Home
    by SIRC on May 11, 2021 at 12:37 pm

    Your home is an oasis, a place perfectly appointed to suit your personal tastes. Which is exactly as it should be—until it becomes time to list your home and move... The post Finishing Touch: The Details That Make a Difference When Staging Your Home appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

  • Design Essentials: Patterns
    by SIRC on April 26, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    Pattern is more than just a point of interest or an aspect of style: it’s one of the fundamental elements of design. As humans, our eyes are naturally drawn to... The post Design Essentials: Patterns appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

  • From Art Deco to Contemporary: 8 Popular Home Styles Explained
    by SIRC on April 23, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    When it comes to home design, inspiration can be found in any era. Whether contemporary or colonial, Tudor or Victorian, the tastes of the past have a way of influencing... The post From Art Deco to Contemporary: 8 Popular Home Styles Explained appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

  • How Art Staging Can Impact the Sale of Your Home
    by SIRC on April 23, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    There is a perception paradox that sometimes exists within real estate: the idea that an empty minimalist home offers a blank slate for potential buyers to imagine their perfect home.... The post How Art Staging Can Impact the Sale of Your Home appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

  • Design Ideas to Change the Way You Live
    by SIRC on April 23, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    There are certain times each year where we are prone to reflection and goal setting. New Year’s Eve brings the inevitable resolutions, birthdays remind us of the preciousness of each... The post Design Ideas to Change the Way You Live appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

  • 2021 Canadian Top-Tier Real Estate Spring Outlook*
    by SIRC on March 30, 2021 at 7:00 am

    Canada’s metropolitan luxury real estate markets are undergoing an unprecedented phase of evolution and expansion, according to Sotheby’s International Realty Canada. One year following the inception of the COVID-19 pandemic, the compounding effects of dramatic changes in the housing preferences of affluent Canadians, new demands across multiple generations of homeowners and buyers, significant cash accumulation, easy access to borrowing, and pent-up local and international demand, are rippling across the market.  With sales activity and price gains accelerating across major cities across the country as a result, strong performance is projected this spring. The post 2021 Canadian Top-Tier Real Estate Spring Outlook* appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

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