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Vertical Neighbourhood Watch | CBD News

Neighbourhood Watch is about neighbours looking out for neighbours, but can this work in our vertical villages? There’s long been debate over what to call our inner-city locales of the CBD, Docklands and Southbank. Are we districts, precincts or can we claim the title of “neighbourhoods”? Of late, there has been a definite trend towards … Read more

Rental providers beware! | CBD News

In March 2021, the Victorian Government passed the most significant changes to rental laws in living history.   According to Consumers Affairs Victoria, the “changes were introduced to expand the rights and responsibilities of renters and rental providers (landlords) and will make renting in Victoria fairer and safer”. The legislation ensures rental providers meet the minimum … Read more

Woman charged after two people allegedly stabbed in the CBD

Brendan Rees | 21st September, 2022 A 28-year-old woman has been charged with a string of offences after two alleged stabbings occurred in the CBD on September 8. Victoria Police said emergency services responded to reports of a stabbing during an attempted armed robbery at the intersection of Flinders and Downie streets about 5pm. Shortly … Read more

Single-family rent increases cool for the third straight month

A ‘For Rent’ sign is posted near a home on February 07, 2022 in Houston, Texas. Brandon Bell | Getty Images Rents for single-family homes were 12.6% higher in July compared with the year-earlier month, but the gains continue to shrink from the record high seen in April, according to a new report from CoreLogic. … Read more

Lakeview two-bedroom condo fetches $820,000

33 Harbour Square, No. 408, Toronto Asking price: $799,999 (August, 2022) Selling price: $820,000 (August, 2022) Previous selling prices: $334,900 (May, 2003); $255,000 (June, 1994) Taxes: $4,474 (2022) Days on the market: Two Listing agent: Anne Adams, Toronto West Realty Inc. The balcony overlooks the waterfront neighbourhood of Toronto.Toronto West Realty Inc. The action It … Read more

Houses sold in Toronto and Oshawa with finished basements

SILVERTHORN Location: 105 Regent St., Keele St. and Rogers Rd. Asking price: $989,000 Selling price: $980,000 Previous selling price: $271,500 (2006) Size: about 1,100 sq. ft. Lot: 25-by-125 feet, no garage, front yard drive with two parking spaces Taxes: $3,336 (2022) Bedrooms: 3 plus 1 Bathrooms: 2 Sold: July 6/22. Closing: October 3/22. This detached … Read more

‘Immersive’ Klimt exhibit opens in landmarked Manhattan bank

This new Manhattan exhibit promises to digitally drown you in the work of a great Viennese artist. A new experiential art space has opened in lower Manhattan, and its inaugural exhibition is dedicated to immersing viewers in Gustav Klimt’s “golden, sensuous” paintings. Hall des Lumières is located in the former teller hall and vault level … Read more

More homebuilders lower prices, sentiment falls for ninth straight month

A worker walks on the roof of a new home under construction in Carlsbad, California. Mike Blake | Reuters More builders are lowering prices for homes as their confidence in the market continues to tumble. Homebuilder sentiment in September fell three points to 46 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. … Read more

Lawn sign draws buyers to King West townhouse

Jordan Prussky Photography 140 Bathurst St., TH 9, Toronto Asking price: $1,379,900 (Late June, 2022) Previous asking price: $1,398,000 (Early June) Selling price: $1,365,000 (July, 2022) Previous selling prices: $1,025,000 (December, 2018); $700,000 (July, 2016); $377,000 (January, 2007); $260,000 (August, 2001); $248,755 (January, 2001) Taxes: $3,608 (2022) Days on the market: 21 Listing agent: Christopher … Read more

Back-to-work barometer falls short of measuring up to reality as offices fill up

There’s good news for Manhattan office landlords: Physical building occupancy rose to 46.6% for the seven-day period ending Sept. 14, according to the much-followed Kastle Systems Back-to-Work Barometer. The post-Labor Day jump was a  huge increase over Kastle’s tally of 38% from the previous week – and a quantum leap over the low 20s last … Read more