Archive for January, 2010

Spotlight: “DNA 3” Coming Soon To King Street West

DNA 3 Coming Soon To King Street West Photo

     Last month, in another of my “Condo/Loft Spotlight” posts (read it here),  I focused on DNA Phases 1 and 2 in the King Street West/Liberty Village area.  There’s no doubt that both rank as two of the most sought after buildings in the downtown core.  Well, there’s another building soon to be added to this list – “DNA 3“.

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Toronto Real Estate Market Report: January 2010 Mid-Month Statistics

Toronto Real Estate Market Report: January 2010 Mid-Month Statistics Photo

     Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 1,749 existing home sales on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) during the first two weeks of January. This result was almost double the 888 sales reported for the same period in 2009, when sales had dipped to a recessionary low.

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The Power Of A Firm Offer

The Power Of A Firm Real Estate Offer Photo

In a seller’s market, where demand outweighs supply and properties often receive multiple offers, buyers need to do everything they can to give themselves the upper hand.

One of the most powerful ways to strengthen their position when competing with other buyers is to submit a firm offer-to-purchase.

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Spotlight: “SPIRE” In The St Lawrence Market Area

SPIRE In The St Lawrence Market Area Photo        SPIRE In The St Lawrence Market Area Photo

     The St Lawrence Market area is, in my humble opinion, one of the best places in all of downtown Toronto to call home. It offers an impressive blend of history, architecture, and entertainment, and it’s located steps to the TTC, Financial District, grocery stores, the Market itself, St James Park and Cathedral, etc…  My first few years as a realtor were spent working primarily in this area and it continues to be one of the main areas I do business. There are a number of quality condo/loft buildings here to choose from (some of which I’ll spotlight in future blog posts), but at the moment I’d like to take a look at SPIRE“.

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Toronto Real Estate Market Report: December 2009 Statistics

Toronto Real Estate Market Report: December 2009 Statistics Photo

     Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 87,308 MLS transactions in 2009 – a 17 per cent increase over 2008. This result included 5,541 sales in December. The 2009 result was in line with the healthy levels of sales experienced between 2004 and 2006, but lower than the record of 93,193 set in 2007.

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What Can We Expect From The The Toronto Real Estate Market As We Enter 2010?

By on January 1, 2010 in Condos/Lofts, Houses with 0 Comments

What Can We Expect From The The Toronto Real Estate Market As We Enter 2010? Photo

     Needless to say, 2009 was an interesting year for the Toronto Real Estate Market.  Back in January we were in the depths of a major downturn that had been in effect since Fall 2008.  By late Spring/early Summer however, we were in a seller’s market and prices were on the rise.

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