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  • 2021 Top-Tier Real Estate Fall Forecast*
    by SIRC on October 6, 2021 at 5:10 am

    Following record-shattering sales across major markets through the first half of 2021, pandemic-related influences continue to motivate consumer housing activity, driving new demand for urban real estate as downtown cores revitalize and consumer confidence in higher density, city living continues to rise. The post 2021 Top-Tier Real Estate Fall Forecast* appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

  • Pet-Friendly Features to Look for in Your Next Home
    by SIRC on September 30, 2021 at 12:27 am

    One luxury that has skyrocketed in popularity over the last year and a half is pet ownership. Many people have expanded their families with four-legged companions during the pandemic. And while a gourmet kitchen, landscaped grounds, or a swimming pool may top the list of personal must-haves when considering the purchase of a new home, it’s important to accommodate dogs and cats as well. Here are seven features to look for in your next home that pets are sure to appreciate. The post Pet-Friendly Features to Look for in Your Next Home appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

  • 5 Simple Upgrades to Increase Your Condo’s Market Value
    by SIRC on September 28, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    The surrounding city lights, fine dining on your doorstep, and a short commute to the financial district—condominium living is chock-full of conveniences. But when it comes time to refresh your... The post 5 Simple Upgrades to Increase Your Condo’s Market Value appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

  • Best Renovations for Return on Investment
    by SIRC on September 28, 2021 at 2:39 pm

    Whether you’re considering minor updates to perk up a room, or a full-scale renovation of your entire home, it’s important to be aware of how renovations might affect your property value, especially if you’re thinking of selling in the near future. The post Best Renovations for Return on Investment appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

  • How Texture Transforms Home Décor
    by SIRC on September 28, 2021 at 8:00 am

    Can’t decide what’s missing from your latest design project? Chances are, it’s texture. Texture is an all-important—and sometimes overlooked—element in transforming a space from flat to multidimensional, adding layers of... The post How Texture Transforms Home Décor appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

  • INSIGHT: The Art of Living – The Future Issue
    by SIRC on September 14, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    The future has arrived. Within barely a year and a half, Covid-19 propelled a wave of change that engulfed every aspect of everyday life, accelerating developments already underway in technology,... The post INSIGHT: The Art of Living – The Future Issue appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

  • Total Eclipse of the Arts: Growth of NFT
    by SIRC on September 12, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    How the unrelenting growth of NFTs has shifted the art machine into a new cultural moment. There’s a scene in Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s that sums up how non-fungible... The post Total Eclipse of the Arts: Growth of NFT appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

  • Wonderous Wander: Prince Edward Countys Newest Getaway
    by SIRC on September 12, 2021 at 2:13 pm

    Prince Edward County’s newest simple and stylish getaway — Wander the Resort. It smells like marshmallows in here,” my six-year-old daughter exclaims from the living room. I’m still unpacking the... The post Wonderous Wander: Prince Edward Countys Newest Getaway appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

  • All Hail The Queen: Queen Latifah
    by SIRC on September 12, 2021 at 10:08 am

    From Newark to Chicago, the multidisciplinary reign of Queen Latifah has been nothing short of resplendent. There’s not much in life that Queen Latifah hasn’t tackled. At 51 years old,... The post All Hail The Queen: Queen Latifah appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

  • Family Ties: Top Communities for Multigenerational Living
    by SIRC on September 12, 2021 at 9:31 am

    Multi-generational homes — which expand on the idea of the core family unit by uniting kids, parents and grandparents to live together on the same property — have become a... The post Family Ties: Top Communities for Multigenerational Living appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

  • Central Planning: Canada’s downtowns
    by SIRC on September 12, 2021 at 9:30 am

    Coming out the other side of Covid-19, the pandemic has changed Canada’s downtowns and left them vibrant, not vacant. Even though many urbanites left downtown when Covid-19 hit, Canada’s cities... The post Central Planning: Canada’s downtowns appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

  • Prefab-ulous: Future of Prefabricated Building
    by SIRC on September 12, 2021 at 9:20 am

    Floor-to-ceiling windows framing spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. Airy, high-ceilinged rooms. Natural-wood cladding on the shell. The Cape Breton vacation home built by East Coast Modern is a stylish... The post Prefab-ulous: Future of Prefabricated Building appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

  • Into the Future: Next-generation smart and stylish devices
    by SIRC on September 12, 2021 at 9:15 am

    Manage house and home with these next-generation smart and stylish devices. 01 CLEVER COMMODE Duravit tapped industrial designer Philippe Starck to conceive a feature-packed loo with a minimalist profile. The... The post Into the Future: Next-generation smart and stylish devices appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

  • In With The Old: Canada’s landmark hotels and resorts
    by SIRC on September 12, 2021 at 8:42 am

    Offering elegance alongside a familiar welcoming ambience, Canada’s landmark hotels and resorts are poised to host us once more. When Ernest Hemingway rolled into Paris with the Allied forces retaking... The post In With The Old: Canada’s landmark hotels and resorts appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

  • 7 Futuristic Materials Having a Moment
    by SIRC on August 31, 2021 at 1:47 pm

    What makes a house truly feel like a home? Aside from the events that take place between its walls, much of a home’s personality is found in the materials, textures,... The post 7 Futuristic Materials Having a Moment appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

  • 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.

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