Your Winter Flu Shot

By: David Johanns

Your Winter Flu Shot

Tags: Homes in Toronto, Luxury Homes, Boats, Toronto Boat Show, Luxury yachts, marine, Toronto, Winter Activities, boat show, real estate, Toronto Real estate, Toronto Luxury Real Estate

  The cold icy grip of January envelops you in her gray, insensitive grip. The sensory overload of parties, family get togethers, gifts food amidst many cocktails have abandoned you in a veritable wake of emptiness.  I would like to suggest an event that will help dislodge you from this frozen, despondent state, The Toronto International Boat Show held at the Enercare center. It is on ...Read More

These Are a Few of my Favorite (Winter) Things.

By: David Johanns

These Are a Few of my Favorite (Winter) Things.

Tags: Christmas, homes in Toronto, Holiday, Toronto Holiday Events, Events, Toronto, Toronto Events, Distillery District, Evergreen brickworks,

    Sunday night mid December. I am sitting in my Eames Lounge Chair. The perfect chair for this kind of activity of blogwriting I am attempting to be more diligent with this activity. There area lot of benefits to writing a blog. Mostly, stimulation of the creative part of the brain. A part of my brain which I like to maintain and improve upon daily. In an effort of creating a pe...Read More

For What Are You Thankful?

By: David Johanns

For What Are You Thankful?

Tags: Thanksgiving, Homes in Toronto, Family, Real Estate, Lake Huron, CAA, Flat Tire, Cottage, Toronto,

Eventually we all got there. To the Thanksgiving table on the shores of Lake Huron. The sound of the waves inspired by the prevailing Northwesterlies, creating a beautiful background ambiance against the loud cacaphony of our typical family get together.. A symphony of children's screams and laughter, adults talking over one another and dogs barking. Somewhere in all that a conversation may be...Read More

Get Out of Town for a Fall Fair

By: David Johanns

Get Out of Town for a Fall Fair

Tags: Fall Fair, House Prices, Toronto Real Estate, Country Living, Real Estate, Modern Homes, Contemporary,

  Would you like to sit on a big tractor, pet all kinds of farm animals, see the most incredible gourd ever grown? Than I suggest attending a Fall Fair! If you grew up in the country, as I did, you will appreciate the excitment of a Fall Fair. Anything grown out of the ground or raised in a barn is up for competetion. Kids often spend an entire summer grooming their favorit goat, rabbit or p...Read More

Life is Not Always Sunny

By: David Johanns

Life is Not Always Sunny

Tags: real estate, toronto real estate, Real estate Investment, design, renovations, toronto, real estate investment,

We all face challenges in life which we may react with doubt and anxiety. Can I overcome this? Why is this happening to me? How will I survive this? These are universal questions that in time, each one of us will face. The cliché that "Life is a Journey" becomes more resonant as you get older. Journeys are not always laying on the beach, tanning, cocktails, fun in the sun. That ki...Read More

Leg Pumping Action

By: David Johanns

Leg Pumping Action

Tags: real estate, toronto real estate, Real estate Investment, design, renovations, toronto, real estate investment,

You all have a heart which is pumping blood through your body. My heart will be pumping a little more aggressively on Sunday as I will be pedalling in the Ride for Heart. (Our goal is 75km and I confess my training has been dubious) Funds go towards life-saving heart disease and stroke research. I have done this ride in the last two years and loved it. It is a beautiful way to get a new perspecti...Read More

You Can Be A Toronto Airbnb Experience Provider

By: David Johanns

You Can Be A Toronto Airbnb Experience Provider

Tags: Toronto, Toronto Homes, Real Estate, Home Design, Toronto Living, Travel, Airbnb,

Yesterday evening I was invited to attend an airbnb event hosted by experience managager Amanda Hernandez. While planning a sojourn to Havana Cuba I stumbled across the airbnb experiences opportunity while planning a trip to Havana Cuba. A girl there was offering tours to experience local music clubs and be directly introduced to local artists. Looking at her calender she was booked 3 months out s...Read More

The Home Equity Playbook

By: David Johanns

The Home Equity Playbook

Tags: Houses in Toronto, Toronto Real Estate, Selling your home, home sales, real estate investment, home equity,

The Home Equity Playbook   What is Home Equity? Home equity seems to be a very simple calculation — the total amount of mortgages owed subtracted from the current market value of a home. Here is a simple example:   Current Home Market Value  $825,000 Existing Mortgage $225,000 Homeowner Equity $600,000   One side of the equation is well defined, and it is found on the mon...Read More

By: David Johanns

Derick from SWAT Wildlife Removes Raccoons From Inside a Backyard Hot Tub

Tags: Derick from SWAT Wildlife Removes Raccoons From Inside a Backyard Hot Tub,

Derick and Mike work with SWAT Wildlife which stands for specialized wildlife apprehension technician.   A pretty common issue around the GTA, especially more in the urban setting downtown, is raccoons that find little nooks and spaces underneath decks. This one actually leads into a hot tub, which is a great, warm shelter to bunker in to. So what we had here, was a raccoon that ripped thro...Read More

By: David Johanns

Rock In The Kitchen

Tags: Rock in The Kitchen

Gabriel works for his family business and knows everything about stone. Not stoned but stone.  Wasn't Gabriel one of the angels or something like that?   Their family business Bimbrok Stone involves the import, supply, manufacture and installation of  natural stone. A lot of people renovate their kitchens, and the first thing they're going to think about is countertops. Th...Read More