Sunday, January 30, 2011

This Old House: Famous? Infamous? Historic?

An interesting article via blogTO gives some tips on researching your home's history. Some of it looks like a fair bit of work ... but interesting if you have a little time, a place worth researching, and are ready to explore your inner geekiness.

The blogTO article is HERE.

One of the things they refer to is a "how-to" article by the Toronto Archives. You can get that through their link or HERE.

New Year, Newish Blog ... New Listing!

Welcome to 2011, a new start on this blog, and a new listing.

The listing is on Kingsmount Park Road. It's a lovely large 3BR semi on a tree-lined family street. TTC, school, park, community centre, shops, the Beach and more are within easy easy reach.

Lots has been done, including new hardwood, a big modern eat-in kitchen, and a finished basement.

If you wish to renovate further, you live here happily while you personalize at your own pace.

Lots of information right HERE Oh yes, ... $479,000.

Now about the "new" in this stale old blog.We are determined to get this blog rolling and keep it rolling this time.

We originally tried to keep it pure: informative, objective, largely non-promotional real estate info. A few people paid attention. But our interpretation of the polite feedback was: "good, interesting stuff ... but BORING".

So the heck with it. This is now going to mix the boring and informative with the (hopefully) interesting and fun. Gord is going to let his sense of humour run on a little longer leash. And Lee is going to worry about that.

If a little golf, music, even political opinions sneak in ... so be it. Comments and discussion are always welcome.

We are also going to try to integrate all the "social network" stuff -- if only to see how and if it "works". It has to "work" for you AND us and, to be honest, I'm not yet convinced. I am convinced it will take a little trial and error to get it right and in balance.

Come along for the ride and let us know how we're doing