Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood selling Malibu vacation home

Posted on 29. Jul, 2014 by .

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Country star Garth Brooks and his wife Trisha Yearwood have listed their Malibu, California mansion for $7.5 million. The country music supercouple recently announced plans to relocate from Oklahoma to Nashville, Tennessee, where Brooks hopes to focus on his comeback, and now Brooks and Yearwood are offloading yet another home – on America’s west coast. […]

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Trend towards tinier flats seen as prices, rents rise

Posted on 29. Jul, 2014 by .

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Developers are expected to produce more tiny flats in their future projects given the frenetic buying spree for shoe-box homes by young homebuyers and investors, industry observers said. Demand for cheaper small flats would continue to rise, they said, since Hong Kong home prices have remained buoyant despite the government’s introduction of new stamp duties […]

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Check out one of Ontario’s resorts this summer

Posted on 29. Jul, 2014 by .

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With more than 100 resorts across Ontario, now’s the time to check in and check out some of them. Resorts of Ontario is an organization that’s been around since 1942 and its lodges, country inns, American Plan resort hotels and housekeeping cottage resorts offer four-season vacations. The resorts represent different experiences that can be matched […]

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Fractional cottage ownership: All the fun you can handle, with much less work

Posted on 28. Jul, 2014 by .

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Shared ownership of vacation properties got a bad rap years ago with timeshares. High-pressure sales tactics and a general lack of regulation turned off potential buyers. But the concept is making a comeback and new models are being developed. According to Jon Zwickel, CEO of the Vancouver-based Canadian Resort Development Association, studies show vacation homes […]

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What You Need to Know About Buying a Vacation Home

Posted on 28. Jul, 2014 by .

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Buying a home is a big decision that includes understanding how much house you can afford and working through the mortgage and purchase process. Some people will only do this once. Others will replace their main residence a few times – selling their home to buy another one. Still other people will keep their home and purchase […]

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Bhaitbari PWD IB allegedly encroached

Posted on 27. Jul, 2014 by .

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Bhaitbari PWD IB allegedly encroached Biplab Kr Dey TURA, July 27 – Residents of New Bhaitbari, where the PWD Inspection Bungalow is located have complained about the property being illegally encroached upon by one Jolbahar Sheikh, who has even started construction within the premises of the government property. According to residents of the area, the same […]

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Vacation rental scams the scourge of Ontario’s cottage country

Posted on 27. Jul, 2014 by .

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When the Pang family first envisioned a weekend getaway with Irish relatives, it didn’t involve lost money, non-existent cottages and a vacation under siege. Nelson Pang, a Toronto engineer, and his family were looking forward to boating on the lake when they booked a summer Gravenhurst getaway. Those plans quickly crumbled when, days before the […]

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Vacation rental scams the scourge of cottage country

Posted on 26. Jul, 2014 by .

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Heather Bayer, the CEO of Cottage Link Rental Management, said she fields dozens of calls every year, especially near long weekends, from irate renters desperately seeking alternative accommodations from her company after being duped by online scams. Article source: http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2014/07/25/vacation_rental_scams_the_scourge_of_cottage_country.html

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Saving salamanders in Ontario’s cottage country

Posted on 26. Jul, 2014 by .

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Carolyn Forbes, 28, says she has collected about 350 yellow and blue-spotted salamander egg sacs, each with the possibility of hatching between 20 and 50 babies, from ditches and dips in local roads near her Highlands cottage near Bancroft. Article source: http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2014/07/25/saving_salamanders_in_ontarios_cottage_country.html

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Augusta opens door to Telecom’s home

Posted on 26. Jul, 2014 by .

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Building C has a high-profile corner position, and makes more than $4.7 million a year in rent from Telecom. In one of the biggest property syndications in New Zealand, Augusta Funds Management is starting a proportionate ownership scheme centred on Building C in Telecom Place in downtown Auckland. The five-star green-rated building at 167-191 Victoria […]

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