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  • Home Staging: 5 Expert Tips for Every Room in the Home
    by SIRC on May 11, 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.

  • 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.

  • AGENDA: The 5 Best Apps for Engaging with Arts and Culture from Home
    by SIRC on March 25, 2021 at 6:44 pm

    BLOOMBERG CONNECTS Launched in November 2019, this app allows digital access to a range of arts and cultural institutions, from London’s dramatic Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE to The Frick Collection art... The post AGENDA: The 5 Best Apps for Engaging with Arts and Culture from Home appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

  • Out in the Open: Alfresco Dining Takes a Luxurious Turn
    by SIRC on March 25, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    01 THAT’S AMORE The secret to perfectly crisp Neapolitan-style pizza at home? The Röshults BBQ Wood Oven by Swedish design studio Broberg & Ridderstråle. This contemporary Scandi take on a... The post Out in the Open: Alfresco Dining Takes a Luxurious Turn appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

  • 2020 Significant Sales Highlights
    by SIRC on March 22, 2021 at 2:44 pm

    In 2020, we raised the bar again in Canadian real estate. Sotheby’s International Realty Canada represented some of the most extraordinary homes in the country, and our network has represented some of the most significant homes and clientele in the world. Highlighted here are some of our significant sales from 2020 represented by Sotheby’s International Realty Canada.  The post 2020 Significant Sales Highlights appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

  • The Great Escape: Moving Beyond Urban City Limits
    by SIRC on March 16, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    Real-estate brokers explain why the quest for more space has buyers heading to the suburbs. It’s 2021 and with the world still grappling with the Covid-19 pandemic, the suburbs are being seen as a haven from the city’s clamour and close quarters — value-laden, wide-open spaces with increasing appeal. A move out to the ’burbs has always been a personal choice, but with urban density reaching new heights, figuratively and literally, many residents in Canada’s largest cities are finding that trading in a busy city home for a quieter one is a decidedly smart decision. The post The Great Escape: Moving Beyond Urban City Limits appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

  • Outer Limits: Canada’s Emerging Neighbourhoods
    by SIRC on March 16, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    Sotheby’s International Realty Brokers reveal which neighbourhoods are emerging as the next housing hot spots. Surburban neighbourhoods in the past have not been for everyone, especially those seeking to be at the centre of city life. Usually, it is in major cities where bustling new restaurants and trendy art galleries emerging in otherwise overlooked historic areas signalled when buyers and developers should get excited about fresh opportunities. The post Outer Limits: Canada’s Emerging Neighbourhoods appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

  • Reality Bent: Icon Catherine O’Hara Talks What This Phase of Her Career has Taught Her
    by SIRC on March 16, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    Actor Catherine O’Hara doesn’t want to be just another mother. The 67-year-old Canadian has always been candid in her love of playing unhinged characters, people with no sense of how... The post Reality Bent: Icon Catherine O’Hara Talks What This Phase of Her Career has Taught Her appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

  • Getting Out: Standout Structures from Coast to Coast
    by SIRC on March 16, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    These days, road-tripping offers a way to enjoy sightseeing again. Thanks to Canada’s wealth of architectural talent, there are standout structures from coast to coast to left the spirit and... The post Getting Out: Standout Structures from Coast to Coast appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

  • INSIGHT: The Art of Living, The Leaders Issue
    by SIRC on March 16, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    Leadership requires embracing every season of change. Every spring activates a season of change and revitalization. One full year after COVID-19 transformed every aspect of how we live, work, interact,... The post INSIGHT: The Art of Living, The Leaders Issue appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

  • Luxury Penthouse Breaks Okanagan Real Estate Record
    by SIRC on March 10, 2021 at 6:20 pm

    Sotheby’s International Realty Canada unveiled the $10 million dollar penthouse at ONE Water Street, developed by North American Development Group (NADG) and Kerkhoff Construction – setting a new benchmark for luxury real estate in the Okanagan region of British Columbia. The post Luxury Penthouse Breaks Okanagan Real Estate Record appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

  • 4 Eco-Conscious Spring Home Trends
    by SIRC on March 2, 2021 at 5:02 pm

    With fresh rains heralding the arrival of spring, renewed greenery and blooming trees remind us that our planet is filled with things worth protecting. Eco-conscious trends in home design and... The post 4 Eco-Conscious Spring Home Trends appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

  • 10 Tips to Go Green in the Home
    by SIRC on March 2, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    Green living is rapidly becoming more part of everyday life and most people are happy to incorporate green changes if the transition is easy for them. It also doesn't hurt to make green home improvements as it can increase the value of a home. The post 10 Tips to Go Green in the Home appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

  • Smart Homes: 6 Must-Haves for Innovative Homeowners
    by SIRC on March 2, 2021 at 11:58 am

    The Jetsons were onto something. A blend of futuristic technology with classic design principles (the show pulled a lot of inspiration from mid-century modern architecture) gave the ever-modern family all... The post Smart Homes: 6 Must-Haves for Innovative Homeowners appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

  • How to Bring Eco-Conscious Beauty to Your Home
    by SIRC on February 11, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    As more people become increasingly aware of the effects of our energy consumption on climate change, homeowners are choosing to adopt more sustainable design solutions. Creating a welcoming, stylish home... The post How to Bring Eco-Conscious Beauty to Your Home appeared first on Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

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