8 Mar 2011

Ontario housing market heating up

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Good news in the Ontario housing front. Following a hot January real estate market in Toronto and in Ontario as a whole, latest reports from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation show an increase of 49% for total Ontario housing starts in February to a seasonally adjusted rate of 38,000 units. Rental activity at Toronto’s Jiffy Self Storage follows on the heals of this trend as Toronto real estate market shows signs of heating up again. Vacant storage units in Toronto are going to be scarce this this spring and summer and occupancies in self storage may reach an all time high. Businesses and families contemplating self storage should reserve early to get the right size for their storage needs. Due to increased occupancies forecasted this year, self storage pricing in Toronto GTA will definitely increase as we get closer to summer.

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16 Feb 2011
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Judging by the rate at which office space is being snapped up in the Greater Toronto area, business appears to be picking up in the Toronto local commercial real estate market. According to Avison Young’s office market report, the Greater Toronto area West market saw a steady decline in office vacancies in the fourth quarter as more and more businesses took advantage of office vacancies. “Induced by attractive rental rates and new product opportunities, tenants in the GTA West office market are definitely creating increased velocity,” said Martin Dockrill, principal and managing director for Avison Young’s Mississauga office. While the vacancy rates are higher this year compared to last year, officials at Avison Young say the downward trend of vacancy…

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15 Feb 2011
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The number of people moving to the Greater Toronto area last month may be slightly off the pace when compared to January 2010, but the city’s real estate market continues to move forward. According to the Toronto Real Estate Board, there were 4,337 transactions for resold houses in January. That’s 13 percent lower compared to this same time last year, but January 2010 was a record month for housing and demand for storage units in Toronto. “While off the record pace experience a year ago, the GTA resale market has started the year on a solid footing,” said Bill Johnston, president of the Toronto Real Estate Board. “Home buyers in Toronto and surrounding areas continue to benefit from a diversity…

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16 Jan 2011
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At more than 33 million, Canada’s population has been on a steady increase for more than 50 years. And last year, there was a significant jump in economic migrants. Approximately 280,600 legal immigrants became permanent residents of Canada in 2010. The number is 6 percent higher than immigration officials predicted and the most the country has seen since 1957. While the report considers all residents that move to Canada, the biggest portion was economic migrants who made up two-thirds of new legal residents. In a news conference, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said the country wants to bring more skilled immigrants to the country to stimulate the economy. By adjusting Ottawa’s points grid, the people accepted for the country’s skilled work…

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30 Nov 2009
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Jiffy Work Spaces are especially adapted for small upstart businesses, upgraded with air conditioning, heating, power, light, phone and of course, Internet access, all at a no frills office price. An entire suite of services can be had for a budget office price…and once the commitment is there for small, inexpensive office/workspace, then personal business cards become the next necessity.  To meet this business card need, Jiffy Self Storage in Toronto GTA has partnered with one of the best known, wholesale “design online” business card firms in North America. Just access the business card design interface and often in less than 5 minutes, a professional custom design can be ready for purchasing. Many of our trades and business persons (including general contractors, independent business…

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9 Nov 2009
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Or self storage secrets that OTHER Toronto storage companies keep to themselves.  5. Reduce storage size by reducing total volume of items stored by filling all voids in appliances, washers and dryers, dressers, cabinets, etc. Often by doing this you should be able to reduce down to the next smallest or second next smaller size. 4. Reduce storage room size by stacking high. A little more exerted effort could reduce your storage unit size up to or more than 20%. 3. Leave items that need immediate or frequent access (like tools, personal hygiene, important  papers) that will be moved out first, in a separate compact storage unit — and items that will be moved later, put in another storage room that will be crammed…

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22 Oct 2009
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Many families and businesses are now pre-occupied finalizing personal and business related issues so they can get on with preparations for the Christmas season. And this is the time of year people begin acting like hibernating bears and hoarding pack-rats, getting ready for lackluster frigid days and long cold freezing nights. Right now, mini storage activity at Jiffy Self Storage Toronto is in the midst of the year’s biggest storage rush. If you’re thinking of putting off storage for a while, my advice is not to wait much longer because the correct size that fits your needs best will be gone and you may wind up having to pay more because you’ll have to store either in multiple smaller units or…

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