Inside the data | 920 Edinburgh Road S

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Fox Bend is situated smack in the middle between Kortright Road and Gordon Street, on the corner of Edinburgh Road South and Rickson Avenue. A mere 2 KM from the University of Guelph, on a bus route and close to shopping centres, have made this development a popular place to rent among students for the past several years. Built in 2000 by Reid’s Heritage Homes – this complex was originally targeted to young families, first time home buyers and investors. Gradually over time, Fox Bend has seen a demographic shift to more investor ownership than homeownership. Guelph as a whole…

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Inside the data | 1055 Gordon Street

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Hanlon Creek is situated at 1055 Gordon Street in Guelph’s south end.  Close to Kortright Road, it is one of only three major north/south arteries into and out of the city.  It also happens to be the only street to pass directly through the centre of the U of G (approximately 1.5KM south of the university). Managed by an established and efficiently run property management firm – Inspirah Property Management Ltd; Hanlon Creek is a development of 58, three and four bedroom town home condominium units, all with single private driveways and attached single car garages.  Built in the late…

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The rebirth of town homes in Guelph | back to where we started …

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For several decades of booming residential construction in Guelph, town homes seemed to be viewed as more of a requirement than as a possible functional and stylish housing option. Well that is certainly changing … Borrowing from our European roots, town homes built many decades ago were not only economically and land use smart, they were filled with class – they were a smaller version of detached homes in size only, not in beauty. Somewhere along the path of progress, this concept got horribly lost. Attached homes became boxes lacking in design, all in the name of function. Two storey,…

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A shift in the Guelph student housing landscape

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Whether or not most people see what’s happening, there is a monumental shift in our local investment market happening right now. I apologize in advance for the length of this article, but it really does require some in depth analysis and discussion to properly examine the topic. Guelph has for decades been a quintessential student investment town, with local and out of town investors following a fairly simple and proven formula to success. The process was simplistic in nature – buy a home in south Guelph, rent it out to students, hold on to the home until you sell your…

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August witnesses serious declines in residential building permits

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The price of obtaining a residential building permit has been escalating across Canada for years. Guelph has been no exception. In fact, most homebuilders would agree the price of a permit in  Guelph is often a limiting factor when deciding to develop in our city. It appears as if these run-away increases in permit costs may have finally reached their limit. According to StatsCan, August witnessed a huge downturn in the value of Canadian building permits. This negative adjustment did arrive after three months consecutive of double-digit gains, however. Without boring you with the long details, here are some quick numbers of relevance: The…

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TrilliumWest Twitter Feed

Our twitter feed | the new source for staying informed

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Making the right choices has always been about having the right information. Real estate is no different, information is king. This fact hasn’t changed much over the years, however what has changed is the method of delivery. The consumer of today still wants their information, but now they want it instantly. Knowledge is available to us like never before and hundreds of reports, news articles, blog posts and opinions can be found on almost any topic within our industry. Sorting through what is authentic, what is valuable and what is worthy of our consumption can be a complicated process. At…

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Cityview Homes | The Vales of East Guelph

Lots like this don’t come around very often …

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Cityview Homes has an unbelievable opportunity to build on a 50 foot wide lot in East Guelph. This is a lot that was retained by the builder from the incredibly successful Vales of East Guelph Subdivision. There are two homes that can be placed on the lot, The Sugarview or The Coralview, both of which have been incredibly popular plans for Cityview. We have plans in .pdf format for anyone who might  be interested, so please reach out and we will get a copy to your inbox.   You know we love Cityview Homes and their exceptional quality, however this…

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Motton Custom Homes

Builder spotlight | Motton Custom Homes

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Kevin Motton is someone I consider a big part of the future of custom home building in the Guelph area. He has over 15 years of custom building experience under his tool belt and a long list of beautifully completed projects. His vision for a project is always on the mark. More importantly, and what will ultimately be the reason for his long term success in this industry is his attitude. His first priority each and every time he works with a client is their happiness and seeing a job through to the 100% completion mark. One of my favourite…

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