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Renaissance on Russian Hill 1269 Vallejo St San Francisco

1269 Vallejo Street San Francisco (Sean Poreda)
1269 Vallejo Street San Francisco (Sean Poreda)

San Francisco is a city in transition, and the three-story, fully reinvented stunner at 1269 Vallejo Street stands testament to this fact, having its feet...


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  • Rendering of CentreCourt Developments’ Grid Condos, a high-rise residential condominium project located at the corner of Dundas and Jarvis in downtown Toronto next to Ryerson University’s urban campus. It is also near other institutions such as St. Michael’s teaching hospital, George Brown College, Canada’s National Ballet School. The Dundas streetcar stops at Grid’s doorstep, and the Yonge subway is just steps away. (Courtesy CentreCourt Developments)

    Grid Condos: East Is Where It’s At

    TORONTO—Shamez Virani, senior VP of CentreCourt Developments, has a passionate perspective on downtown Toronto’s burgeoning east development, with good news for investors. CentreCourt is the... Read more

  • Rendering of Vida Condos at Bayview Village In North York, Toronto, a new pre-construction condo project by Castle Group Developments located close to the subway, Bayview Village Mall, and Loblaws supermarket, with easy Access to Hwy. 401. Nearby parks include Rean Park, Hawksbury Park, and Bessarion Parkette. (Castle Group Developments)

    Vida Condos All About Living Life to The Fullest

    Vida in Spanish means “life” and Castle Group Developments’ newest boutique condominium is all about living life to the fullest. You feel it the moment... Read more

  • Rendering of CentreCourt Developments’ Grid Condos, a high-rise residential condominium project located at the corner of Dundas and Jarvis in downtown Toronto next to Ryerson University’s campus. (Courtesy CentreCourt Developments)

    Grid Condos ‘Designed With the Student in Mind’

    CentreCourt Developments’ Grid Condos is a high-rise residential condominium project located at the corner of Dundas and Jarvis in downtown Toronto. It’s right next to... Read more

  • Rendering of Monarch's Birkdale, three-storey townhomes at Ellesmere Road and Midland Avenue, a central location just minutes away from all of Toronto's amenities. (Courtesy of Andrew Brethour)

    Where the Chinese are Buying in the GTA

    Andrew Brethour has been a major force in the sale of new construction real estate for more than 50 years. His company, PMA Brethour, originally... Read more

  • Rendering of The Bond, a 42-storey condo currently under construction on Adelaide Street just west of John Street in Toronto. (Courtesy of Lifetime Developments)

    The Bond Has Places for Families to Grow

    The demography of the Toronto Entertainment District has morphed a fair bit since Brian Brown started developing condo projects in the area in the mid-2000s... Read more

  • Rendering of Casa II, a 56-storey building designed by Peter Clewes of architectsAlliance that is the second tower in Cresford’s Charles Street condo community. (Courtesy of Cresford Developments)

    Casa II Penthouses Satisfy Demand for Larger Condos

    TORONTO—With Toronto developers so fixated on selling smaller condo suites in recent years, families looking for places to grow have been vastly underserved. Ditto empty-nesters... Read more

  • Rendering of the St. Clair at Yonge by Barclay Grayson. (Courtesy Baker Real Estate)

    How Real Estate Has Changed in Toronto and the GTA between 2000 and 2015

    Baker Real Estate has been selling new construction condominiums, townhomes, and resorts since 1993; they have been one of the largest players in the new... Read more

  • Lenders schedule of removing bad credit for consumers (Courtesy of Alicia Zhao)

    Real Estate Q&A with Alicia part 9

    Q: I had my past home foreclosed six years ago. Now the foreclosure record no longer shows on my credit report. Can I get a... Read more

  • Rendering of Art Shoppe Condos + Lofts to be built in Toronto's Yonge and Eglinton area. The property will consist of two towers with both sharing a common base. Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld is designing the The Art Shoppe’s lobbies. (Courtesy Freed Developments/CD Capital)

    A New Height in Fashionable Living: Art Shoppe Condos

    Art Shoppe Condos is a joint venture between Freed Developments and CD Capital—a partnership that was forged between like-minded developers who together are creating one... Read more

  • International Home Marketing Group has launched sales for the first phase at The Ravine, a master-planned community in North York that’s nestled amid acres of parkland. The first phase will be a 29-storey glass tower with 331 suites. (Courtesy of IHMG)

    International Home Marketing Group Readies for a ‘More Normal’ Market

    Asked for his thoughts on the state of the spring real estate market, Elliott Taube doesn’t sugarcoat the situation. “This year has been very rough... Read more

  • Real Estate Q&A with Alicia #8

    Q: Why was my loan rejected, even though I have an excellent credit score? A: Credit scores are one of many factors an underwriter uses... Read more

  • Rendering of Mirvish+Gehry Toronto, which consists of two towers—one 92 storeys, the other 82—with 1,950 residential units. The base will have an art gallery housing the Mirvish Collection and an OCAD University facility. (Courtesy of Projectcore)

    Projectcore Readies to Launch Revamped Mirvish+Gehry Toronto

    It’s taken a while to get to this point, with some bumps along the way, but developer Peter Kofman is satisfied that the reworked plan... Read more

  • 663 Marina Blvd. San Francisco (Chris L Photo for Epoch Times)

    Serenity in the City: A Marina Masterpiece

    Breathtaking. The only word to describe sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay, extending from the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge to Alcatraz Island, and facing... Read more

  • Alicia Zhao, Personal Mortgage Consultant

    Real Estate Q&A with Alicia

    Q: Why did my house’s appraisal value come in lower than that of another house sold in my neighborhood? A: When an appraiser evaluates a... Read more

  • Rendering of Mizrahi Developments’ The One shows the 80-storey mixed-use building towering over everything else on the Toronto skyline. The skyscraper will be taller than the 72-storey First Canadian Place, currently the tallest building in the city. (Mizrahi Developments)

    Mizrahi Developments’ Audacious Plan for ‘The One’

    Mizrahi Developments vice-president Mahdi Tajbakhsh knew his boutique firm would attract attention when it unveiled plans earlier this year to construct the tallest building in... Read more

  • Rendering of Empire Communities' Eau Du Soleil Condominiums at 183 Lake Shore Blvd., Toronto’s ultimate waterfront address, with endless city and lake views, luxurious suite designs and inspired resort-style amenities. (Empire)

    Empire’s Optimistic Re-branding Focused on the Future

    Earlier this year, Empire Communities announced it had undergone a rebranding, marking 22 years in the homebuilding business while repositioning itself for a prosperous future... Read more


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