New CMHC Mortgage Rules July 9th 2014

New CMHC Mortgage Rules July 9th 2014

The new CMHC mortgage rules (Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corp.) will take effect July 9, 2014. Essentially these are restrictions and increases on mortgage insurance premiums. The purpose of this is to make sure we don’t end up in a financial fiasco like the US did in 2008. CMHC insures outstanding and high ratio mortgages in case they default, they are the largest of three main firms who provide mortgage insurance.

Selling Square One Condos this Summer

Selling Square One Condos this Summer

The summer is quickly approaching and you may be considering selling your Mississauga condo. Square One condos have been increasing in value gradually over the past several years and will continue to do so. However, many people need to make a move, this could be due to a growing family, new work opportunities or other personal reasons.

Rain Condos Oakville – Special Offer!

Rain Condos Oakville – Special Offer!

Summer is around the corner and Ivan Ciraj through SquareOneLIFE is bringing you an amazing opportunity to live in Oakville! The Rain Condos Oakville are currently undergoing construction in a prime location. The buildings feature a stunning, modern design which is completely unique for Oakville. Kerr Village is steps away and the best part is the affordability!

Psychology of Suburbs

Psychology of Suburbs

They are everywhere, sprawling across the Greater Toronto Area, Canada and the world. This “revolutionary” style of construction planning aimed at providing a safe escape from the scary city within which to raise your family. Touting security, natural space and ease of accessibility as the selling points, suburbs are more popular now than ever.

Mirage Condos – Modern / Family Square One Condo

Mirage Condos – Modern / Family Square One Condo

The Mirage Condos are currently under construction and slated for completion later this year. They are an excellent addition to the existing variety of Square One condos. The Mirage Condos are part of a larger complex combination of three separate condominium buildings. The Mirage Condos are phase 2 of this multi structure composition.

Absolute Condo Problems – Things you may not know

Absolute Condo Problems – Things you may not know

The Marilyn Monroe Condos were designed to bring Mississauga world wide recognition. The architecture of the structures is completely unique and has been hailed with numerous awards and accolades. We’ll preface this article about Absolute Condo problems by covering some technical aspects. The entire “Absolute Community” is composed of five separate condo towers.

Higher Living Condos – Update

Higher Living Condos – Update

The Higher Living Condos are another addition to Mississauga’s Cooksville neighbourhood. Situated south of the main downtown core of Square One, this area is starting to really pick up. Originally it was believed Cooksville would become the centrepiece of Mississauga’s downtown but it didn’t turn out that way. Matas Group, the people behind the Maze Condos are starting to bring modern life to this neighbourhood.

Gordon Woods Condos – Update

Gordon Woods Condos – Update

The Gordon Woods Condos are a proposed high-rise condominium development located in Mississauga. Centred at 2130 Hurontario St they are relatively south of the main downtown Square One core. Just steps away lies the exclusive luxury neighbourhood of Gordon Woods which is home to top designers like David Small.

Marquee Townhomes Mississauga

Marquee Townhomes Mississauga

Summer is coming and so are the Marquee Townhomes. Part of Pinnacle Uptown, these contemporary residences will offer an excellent choice for people looking to live close to Square One but not right in the heart of busy downtown. They’ll be located at the intersection of Eglinton Ave and Hurontario St.

Break from condos – David Small Designs

Break from condos – David Small Designs

David Small Designs has become one of the GTA‘s dominant architectural firms. Projects now adorn multiple cities including Mississauga, Oakville and Burlington with more being planned each consecutive year. I’ve started profiling successful design firms to help bring attention to key players who are setting the standard for high end home construction in our neighbourhoods.David Small Designs is right there in the top tier.

Maze Condos – Mississauga Condo Update

Maze Condos – Mississauga Condo Update

The Maze Condos are about to become Mississauga’s latest architectural marvel. Located right beside the central intersection of Hurontario St and Dundas St W, these condominiums will bring a much needed refreshment to the area.

Mississauga LRT – Update

Mississauga LRT – Update

Mississauga has approved and is beginning to integrate a vital new Mississauga LRT system. This will eventually run both along Burnhamthorpe Road and Hurontario Street. The Hurontario Street plans are the ones set in motion whereas the other line is still theorizing. This is a long term project being incorporated in tandem with the Downtown 21 Mississauga plan.

Ivan Real Estate Concept – Platinum Belt

Ivan Real Estate Concept – Platinum Belt

This article is the culmination of some theorizing I’ve recently been doing. It stemmed from several different factors and needs which I’ll be outlining. First I’ll explain exactly what the “Platinum Belt” is.

Erin Mills Town Centre Renovation

Erin Mills Town Centre Renovation

Mississauga is entering an age of renaissance. The Erin Mills renovation is just the latest facet forging the city’s new image. Although this isn’t happening in the Square One area of Mississauga, the Erin Mills neighbourhood has all the elements in place to become the city’s secondary “downtown”.

Mississauga Lofts

Mississauga Lofts

A loft is characterized by its open concept, two story design and has grown drastically in popularity within the past several years. Mississauga lofts were unheard of until recent years although one classic condo building did introduce them back in 1983.

Why Buy a Square One Condo?

Why Buy a Square One Condo?

I am asked this question quite often, and really there is no single definite answer as to why you should buy a square one condo. Rather there are several factors which come into play and combined, form a strong argument.

Downtown 21 Mississauga – Complete city redesign

Downtown 21 Mississauga – Complete city redesign

Let me start this by saying the Downtown 21 Mississauga project is the biggest step forward in Mississauga’s history as a city. It will completely change the downtown layout and vision of what Mississauga can become. Gone will be the days of our city centre being a collection of meadows and parking lots.

Holt Renfrew & More coming to Square One

Holt Renfrew & More coming to Square One

Holt Renfrew Square One is the spectacular new addition to the Holt Renfrew brand. The luxury retailer is opening its flagship store right in the heart of downtown Mississauga. Square One Mall has just completed an $84 million renovation upgrading the interior sections of the mall.

Parkside Village Mississauga – Everything you need to know

Parkside Village Mississauga – Everything you need to know

Parkside Village Mississauga is a grand new development built by Amacon. Parkside Village aims to transform the face of downtown Mississauga in a positive way, ushering it into the future of urban living. The concept utilized within this development is known as an “Urban Village” The idea was recently implemented in Toronto’s Concord Cityplace project and is becoming the trend for large scale city expansion.

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