The following is a guest post by Brian Persaud, a Toronto based real estate agent, investor, analyst, TV show host, producer and author of the forthcoming book "Investing in Condominiums". He is a provider of Toronto condominium information and a good friend to the folks of BuzzBuzzHome. Read more
Those temperatures won't be going back up any time soon, so a day at the beach might seem like a "strange" concept at the moment.But it's not too hard to imagine spending a day at the Beach Club Lofts, the boutique residence by Zen Homes that's only Read more
When you're searching for homes in a place like King City, we're guessing you might be looking for something with a hint of royalty.
Well, this project by Zancor Homes registers pretty high on the royalty scale, so high in fact, that they simply named it The Royal Read more
“Cellar door” might be the most beautiful phrase in English, but in the language of real estate, that title goes to “parlor floor.”
Trulia analyzed the language of their property listings to pick out phrases linked with the most expensive homes for sale. “Parlor floor,” often used in descriptions of Manhattan townhouses and mansions, got the platinum crown; the average price of homes listed with that phrase was a whopping $4.935 million. Read more
Soon your roomba will seem like a throw-back to a quainter time. Designers are hard at work, souping up some of the most basic pieces of furniture to make life easier, more comfortable and a whole lot weirder.
We’ve already explored solid chocolate lamps and interactive floors, but that’s just the tip of the bizarre-design ice berg. The list below will make you feel like a Jetsons-style life is just around the corner:
In February, we posted a story about an Amsterdam-based artist who was helping camouflage unsightly urban structures using mosaic tiles.
And while we admire that subtle way of drawing attention away from the eyesore on the street, there’s something to be said for communicating your displeasure over an unseemly-looking building in a very big – and totally irreverent – way. Read more
This week we stumbled across the above Google predictive text gem, courtesy of @SpringRealtyInc. While we still don’t have any clue what a “bidding war tampon” is (tweet your best guesses to @BuzzBuzzHome, but no pictures, please), we were curious what other absurd real-estate search queries lurked in the heart of Google. Read more
Hubris, thy name is “Australian billionaire building a copy of the Titanic and planning a 2016 cruise recreating the ship’s journey.”
Clive Palmer, the owner of mining company Mineralogy, revealed blueprints for the Titanic II this week at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York. The grandiose replica will travel the original doomed ship’s course from Southampton, England, to New York. Read more
Realtors prepping for open houses should lose the oven mitts and baking sheets.
The Wall Street Journal reported on a new Washington State University study that maintains the smell of fresh-baked cookies doesn’t actually make prospective buyers more keen to put in an offer.
Though baking aromas have long been associated with childhood memories and domestic bliss, the homey scent isn’t doing real estate agents any favours. When shopping around, people actually prefer simple scents such as lemon, basil or pine.
In Rotterdam, the answer to that question is a resounding ja: a wooden pedestrian footbridge recently rose in a traffic-heavy neighborhood, thanks to crowdfunding. Each of the 350-meter bridge’s 17,000 planks has the name of a person who donated to the project, designed by Zones Urbaines Sensibles.
ZUS envisioned the bridge, named the Luchtsingel, as a way to bring foot traffic to a part of the city isolated by cars. Read more