Profiling Aurora

The Town of Aurora is a highly sought after community for many people, including high-income earners. But what is it about the town that makes it so desirable? Located in the heart of York Region and just 30 minutes north of Toronto, Aurora’s beautiful setting is probably one of the biggest reasons why people choose…
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Income property conversion

If you’ve lived in your home for many years and are ready to move, but don’t really want to sell the property, you can always consider turning your home into an income property. This is often a worthwhile investment for people, though before proceeding with the venture it is important to understand that residential income…
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Artist profile: Ken Danby

Ken Danby is truly a Canadian icon in the world of art. Born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Danby credited his older brother’s interest in creating art with igniting his own passion for it. Known as “the school artist” from an early age, his interest in art only grew until he enrolled in post-secondary classes…
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Boomers and motorcycling

Perhaps it’s the sense of adventure. It might be the open road. Or it could be the sense of freedom. No matter what the appeal is, boomers are flocking to motorcycling as a hobby. Motorcycling has definitely come a long way in the last few decades, and it’s a decidedly mainstream hobby that sees many…
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Trends in art and collectables

Purchasing exquisite, unique and valuable art and collectables has long been a great way for people to both add beauty to their homes and safely invest money in the process. An original piece by a famed artist can easily increase in value over time, often making the initial investment in the piece more than worth…
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Boomers and grandchildren

Why the bond and the intense involvement grandparents assume in today’s society? The baby boomers are a generation of people born between 1946 and 1964 after the conclusion of World War Two. Canadian baby boomers number approximately 10 million, creating a massive and dynamic group of people, the oldest of whom are just starting to…
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Why the popularity of Dr. Oz?

Discovered by Oprah and still wildly popular on his own show, Dr. Mehmet Oz is nothing less than a phenomenon who provides expert medical information to millions of viewers each day. But why is he so popular? I think it’s our ability to relate to him as a person, not just a doctor, which makes…
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Shoreline ownership

If you’re looking at waterfront property and wondering if the shoreline is deeded to the land, you will need to do some research before you jump into the purchase. The shoreline and bed of the lakes are both protected by a number of federal and provincial legislated rule and regulations. It’s always important to check…
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Canine felines

Many people feel that a house is not a home until there is a pet living in the space. But when it comes to choosing a pet, families often have trouble deciding between a kitten or a puppy. Each species has positive and negative virtues, depending on what the pet owner is looking for and…
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Country home design trends

With many people choosing to invest their hard-earned money in a second home rather than in the stock market, there are a number of design choices to be made when it comes to working on the space. Often people choose their second home to be in the country, particularly when their primary residence is in…
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