Archive for March, 2010

Spotlight: “Kings Court” In The St Lawrence Market Area

Kings Court In The St Lawrence Market Area Photo

     The St Lawrence Market area is home to a number of standout condo/loft buildings, and each one has its own set of distinguishing features.  One such building is “Kings Court” which is often identified as “the condo building with the bank entrance”.  Indeed, the structure does a great job of incorporating the restored original bank facade and it’s one of the more sought-after addresses in the area.

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A Good Realtor Has Their Finger On The Pulse Of The Market

By on March 26, 2010 in Condos/Lofts, Houses with 0 Comments

 A Good Realtor Has Their Finger On The Pulse Of The Market Photo

     The recent issues between the Canadian Real Estate Association and the Canadian Competition Bureau have sparked a handful of fruitful conversations between myself and friends, clients, etc, over the past few weeks.  I’ve found myself more than once listing off the many ways a person benefits by using a realtor to buy or sell their home.  Sitting near the top of this list is the detailed knowledge a realtor has of the market in both broad and specific terms.

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

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

     Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 4,353 sales through the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) during the first two weeks of March.  This represented a 70 per cent increase compared to the 2,562 sales recorded during the same period in 2009 when resale transactions had dipped markedly due to the recession.  The mid-month sales total was also 16 per cent higher than the previous March midmonth high reached in 2006. 

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Ossington Art Hub Alive And Vibrant Despite Moratorium

Ossington Art Hub Alive And Vibrant Despite Moratorium Photo

     Anyone familiar with that strip of Ossington Ave running north from Queen Street up to Dundas knows there’s been quite a bit of change there in the last few years.  The number of bars, restaurants, shops, and galleries that’ve sprung up is impressive.  I live in the surrounding area myself and can attest to the difference a few short years makes.  In terms of real estate values alone, the area has certainly experienced an increase.  I helped some clients purchase a townhouse on Halton St, just east of Ossington, and the prices there have certainly benefited from what’s happening in the area.

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Spotlight: “Massey Harris Lofts” In The King Street West/Liberty Village Area

Massey Harris Lofts In The King Street West/Liberty Village Area Photo

     The King Street West/Liberty Village area is home to a handful of architecturally historic buildings.  One of the best examples of these is located right next door to my brokerage’s office.  I’m talking about the Massey Harris building.  It’s without a doubt one of the more desired loft buildings in downtown Toronto, due to its location and the fact that the suites here are simply gorgeous.  I helped a couple purchase their first home together here a few years ago and it’s certainly one of the more unique properties I’ve sold.

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Toronto Real Estate Market Report: February 2010 Statistics

Toronto Real Estate Market Report: February 2010 Statistics Photo

     Greater Toronto REALTORS® reported 7,291 sales through the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in February, representing a 77 per cent increase over February 2009. The average price for these transactions was up 19 per cent year-over-year to $431,509. Sales and average price increases represent both increased demand for ownership housing and the base year effect, which involves a comparison of economic recovery this year to a period of economic decline last year.

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YourTorontoProperty Is Now On Facebook And Twitter!

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

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Late last week I flipped the switch on both my Facebook Fan Page and my Twitter account.  Both are now live and ready to connect!  You can find me by clicking on the appropriate icons in the sidebar to the right (located under “Subcription Options”).  Or you can simply click on the buttons above.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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