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Accommodating accessibility requests in condos
New condominium corporations are almost always equipped with adequate accessibility. However, some older condominiums were built before accessibility was a legislative or societal imperative. Often, when a resident with a disability moves into these older condominiums, the corporation must undertake renovations to accommodate the needs of this resident.
Slower progress for green high-rise residential
High-rise dwellings will be a more modest share of global green construction projects for most of the rest of this decade. Newly released survey results reveal that 25 per cent foresee work on green high-rise residential buildings within the next three years, compared to 46 per cent with planned commercial projects.
National home sales increase slightly in January
In January 2016, the number of home sales recorded through the MLS Systems across the country increased 0.5 per cent month over month, causing national sales activity to rise to its highest level since late 2009, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA).
In the event of an emergency
For condominium managers, being prepared for all scenarios is the best way to avoid major damage, prevent injury and maintain residents’ health and happiness, whether it’s from weather-related events or a smaller scale incidents, such as unit fires.
GTA home sales up 8.2 per cent year over year
According to the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB), there were 4,672 residential transactions in the GTA reported through the MLS System in January 2016, an 8.2 per cent increase year over year.
GTA luxury home sales doubled in 2015
Luxury properties priced over $5 million in the GTA saw unparalleled demand in 2015, causing sales to soar 108 per cent to 77 units, up from 37 in 2014.
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Vaughan's The Met sells 300 units in first week
The Met, an upcoming project located in Vaughan’s city centre, sold 300 of its 511 units during its first week on the market.
Mixed-use project approved for Hespeler Village
HIP Developments and the City of Cambridge have officially announced details on the revitalization of the former American Standard mill, located along the Speed River in Hespeler Village.

Maintaining insulating glass units in condos
An expert defogs the life expectancy and upkeep requirements of windows.
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