amb – Jiffy Self-Storage https://www.jiffystorage.com Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:00:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 Ontario housing market heating up https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/real-estate-news/ontario-housing-market-heating-up/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/real-estate-news/ontario-housing-market-heating-up/#respond Tue, 08 Mar 2011 22:23:00 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/?p=1118 Vacant storage units in Toronto are going to be scarce this this spring and summer.

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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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Office space vacancy rate gradually declines in Toronto https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/real-estate-news/office-space-vacancy-rate-gradually-declines-in-toronto-2/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/real-estate-news/office-space-vacancy-rate-gradually-declines-in-toronto-2/#respond Thu, 17 Feb 2011 02:33:21 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/?p=1037 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.

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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 rates bodes well for Toronto’s commercial real estate market. It’s helped by the fact that rental rates have held steady at $14.24 per square foot, leaving renters with enough money to take advantage of storage units instead of cluttering their offices with excess files.
According to a report from CB Richard Ellis, the commercial real estate market was up throughout Canada in 2010, but Toronto took the most significant strides forward, as transactions rose 93 percent compared to 2009.

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 rates bodes well for Toronto’s commercial real estate market. It’s helped by the fact that rental rates have held steady at $14.24 per square foot, leaving renters with enough money to take advantage of storage units instead of cluttering their offices with excess files.

According to a report from CB Richard Ellis, the commercial real estate market was up throughout Canada in 2010, but Toronto took the most significant strides forward, as transactions rose 93 percent compared to 2009.

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Thousands of home transactions in Toronto area last month https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/real-estate-news/thousands-of-home-transactions-in-toronto-area-last-month-2/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/real-estate-news/thousands-of-home-transactions-in-toronto-area-last-month-2/#respond Wed, 16 Feb 2011 02:19:25 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/?p=1033 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.

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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 of housing types for sale at many different price points.”
The report says that the average selling price for a Toronto home in January was $427,037, approximately 4 percent higher than the average price in January 2010.
The high rate of moving likely won’t let up. According to Statistics Canada, projections indicate that Ontario’s population is expected to grow in the coming years at an annual rate that’s higher than the national average.

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 of housing types for sale at many different price points.”

The report says that the average selling price for a Toronto home in January was $427,037, approximately 4 percent higher than the average price in January 2010.

The high rate of moving likely won’t let up. According to Statistics Canada, projections indicate that Ontario’s population is expected to grow in the coming years at an annual rate that’s higher than the national average.

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Report: Immigration booming in Canada https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/real-estate-news/1020/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/real-estate-news/1020/#respond Mon, 17 Jan 2011 02:01:22 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/?p=1020 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.

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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 program will possess the skills that are in high demand.
Economic migrants are people that move from one part of the world to another seeking employment. And while they’re seeking employment and a place to settle down, they’ll likely need a place to store their belongings. Toronto storage can help them with those needs as they adjust to the Canadian way of life.

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 program will possess the skills that are in high demand.

Economic migrants are people that move from one part of the world to another seeking employment. And while they’re seeking employment and a place to settle down, they’ll likely need a place to store their belongings. Toronto storage can help them with those needs as they adjust to the Canadian way of life.

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Exclusive business card service for Jiffy business tenants https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/related-storage-services/exclusive-services-for-jiffy-business-tenants/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/related-storage-services/exclusive-services-for-jiffy-business-tenants/#respond Mon, 30 Nov 2009 11:22:54 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/?p=190 An entire suite of services can be had for a budget office price at Jiffy Self Storage...and once the commitment is there for small, inexpensive office/workspace, then personal business cards become the next necessity.

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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 owners, IBOs, distributors, landscapers and more) have purchased these spectacular design online business cards because the choice of designs is almost limitless. There are more than 15,000 color backgrounds to choose for virtually every profession and delivery of these custom business cards can be as quick as the next business day. Not only are the full color business cards inexpensive, but frugal companies that are looking for even greater value and cheaper business cards, can purchase raised thermographic business cards and also get quick turnaround from start to finish. If a businessman or businesswoman is looking to dazzle their clients with design online business cards, professional thick aluminum business cards with rounded corners in gold or clear anodized aluminum can be custom designed online and purchased as well.

Besides businesses located at Jiffy Self Storage, anyone can purchase business cards and expect to get the same quality cards as persons renting Jiffy Toronto public storage workspaces and Jiffy Mini Storage units in Toronto.

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5 Top Secret Tips For Keeping Storage Costs Low https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/storage-tips/top-secret-tips-for-keeping-storage-costs-low/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/storage-tips/top-secret-tips-for-keeping-storage-costs-low/#respond Mon, 09 Nov 2009 06:33:13 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/?p=244 Or self storage secrets that OTHER Toronto storage companies keep to themselves.

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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 full to the rafters. This way rent stops on the smaller space when you move these items first and you only pay rent on remaining full unit.

If timing for moving will not be optimal for the single over-sized unit and takes place at the beginning of a month, this could  be especially expensive; firstly rent will have to be paid for the balance of the month and secondly, if the unit will be the larger unit used for the entire storage term, you pay rent on the oversized storage space rather than on a smaller remaining size.

2. Don’t waste money storing electronics, computers and entertainment equipment over a long period of time. Technology is advancing so quickly, that what may seem worth storing today, likely won’t be worth the storage costs paid over 2 or 3 years. We have seen many examples of older persons saving stuff for their kids and grandchildren and when the unit is finally emptied out, not even Salvation Army or Goodwill will send anyone to pick it up, not to mention the storage cost over 10-15 years.

If the storage cost is $100 per month, then over 10 years the cost paid out by the estate of the deceased would have been reduced by $12,000. What about a larger space? You do the math. You’ll see what I mean. We have seen this happen time and time again. Today, who would want a Betamax or VHS video recording device? How about a an IBM XP computer or a cathode ray glass tubeTV set. I can go on and on but I don’t want to bore you. I’m sure that you get the gest.

1. And finally, the most important tip of all: If the cost of storage is going to exceed the value of the stored goods, no matter how sentimental the stuff is — sell it, give it away or just throw it out. You’ll have peace of mind when its gone and you won’t have to worry about paying rent each month — and after having paid out so much money, you’ll still have to pay to dispose of worthless junk.

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New Breeds of Hibernating Bears & Pack-Rats in Toronto https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/storage-tips/jiffy-storage-hibernating-bears-packrats/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/storage-tips/jiffy-storage-hibernating-bears-packrats/#respond Fri, 23 Oct 2009 01:36:27 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/?p=359 People begin acting like hibernating bears and obsessed pack-rats in anticipation of a long cold winter. Right now, mini storage activity at Jiffy Self Storage is in the midst of the year’s biggest storage rush for all sizes.

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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 in over-sized larger units.

And once the clamoring crowds looking for storage, finally move their stuff into Jiffy Self Storage, as sure as there will be a waning harvest moon, there will hardly be any movement out of storage over the ensuing cold winter months ahead – not until the warmer weather breaks next spring.

The next big storage season for GTA self storage takes off with the start of Canada’s largest spring Home Show in Toronto. Just like  early spring blooms and awakening sleeping bears, humans also get the urge to be active outside their homes – and just like a precision clock, the Toronto self storage cycle starts again.

Don’t be sorry by putting off doing what you can do today for something that might be done tomorrow.

Why end up with more than burning holes in your pockets?

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