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Our Real Estate Fave Of The Week: 39 Bishop St

Our Real Estate Fave Of The Week: 39 Bishop St Photo

Chic designer townhouse on Cul de Sac in Yorkville!

This stunning 2 bedroom townhouse has 3 bathrooms and has been renovated from top to bottom. Walk out from sliding glass doors to your beautiful patio oasis to entertain… or take a short stroll to be entertained!

What are our favourite features? 

The freestanding soaker tub is pure luxury. And with the traffic in Toronto these days, having a short walk to literally everything you need doesn’t hurt!

More Features:

  • Modern kitchen with island range hood
  • Wide plank oak hardwood flooring
  • Floating staircase
  • Heated basement & bathroom floors
  • Walk-in closet in master bedroom
  • Beautiful light fixtures & window coverings

Price: $1,700,000

Taxes: $5,256.11/2017

Lot Size: 15.9 x 60 feet

Would you like a private tour of this home?  Give us a shout and we’ll make it happen!

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Our Real Estate Fave Of The Week: 82 Hertle Ave

Nestled in between cool Lesliville and the beautiful Beaches!

This semi-detached, 2-storey home has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It’s been opened-up into a modern open concept layout, with a good size lot (23 X 122 feet) and plenty of room to grow in the future.

What are our favourite features?

The gorgeous Ella quartz kitchen island and the finished basement (complete with modern bathroom!) which adds 500 sq ft of extra usable space to the home.

More Features:

  • Open concept main floor w/ pot lights
  • Gorgeous hardwood flooring throughout
  • Renovated kitchen with stainless steel appliances
  • Wide, large porch with plenty of room to lounge
  • Room for 2 car parking

Price: $1,049,000

Taxes: $3,701.97/2017

Lot Size: 23.08 x 122 feet

Would you like a private tour of this home?  Give us a shout and we’ll make it happen!

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Auberge On The Park Condos

Auberge On The Park Photo

Auberge On The Park Condos

Surrounded by indulgent views of lush greenery, city skyline and Sunnybrook Park, Auberge offers condominium luxury in nature. Coming soon to coveted Leslie and Eglinton.

Features of this Project:

  • 3 luxury towers, built by long-trusted & award winning builder, Tridel
  • Phase 1 will be 45 storeys
  • An opportunity to enter into the prestigious Eglinton & Leslie neighbourhood, with its excellent schools and amenities
  • Family friendly layouts, which go up to just over 2000 sq ft
  • No micro units (thoughtful design throughout all 3 towers)
  • Condos, lofts and townhouses – all available to suit individual needs and tastes
  • Less than a 5 minute walk to the future 2021 Eglinton Crosstown LRT station, which will connect to 25 stations
  • Easy access to the Don Valley Parkway, Bayview extension, the 404 and the TTC
  • Walking distance to a network of large parklands, including Sunnybrook Park

Breakdown of unit sizes:

  • 1 bedroom from 538 sq ft to 645 sq ft
  • 1 bedroom plus den from 592 sq ft to 719 sq ft
  • 2 bedroom from 890 sq ft to 1,352 sq ft
  • Signature suites from 1,550 sq ft to 2,070 sq ft
  • Terraces from 1,333 sq ft to 2,079 sq ft
  • 2 storey suites from 1,300 sq ft to 1,930 sq ft

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Our Real Estate Fave Of The Week: 294 Euclid Ave

Tantalizing Turnkey in Trinity Bellwoods!

This semi-detached, 2-storey home is on a wide 20 X 129 ft lot and has 3 + 1 bedrooms, 3 baths, PLUS a detached 2 car garage.

What are our favourite features?

The large, spa like master bathroom (dig those skylights!). The backyard is seriously green, and how much stuff could you store in that huge garage!?

More Features:

  • Open concept main floor with fireplace, powder room, and built-in sound system
  • Beautiful french doors that open up onto the backyard
  • White and bright large main floor (889 sq ft) with skylights, windows, and pot lights throughout
  • 2nd floor laundry
  • Great Location

Price: $1,399,000

Taxes: $6,178.12/2017

Lot Size: 20 x 129 feet

Would you like a private tour of this home? Give us a shout and we’ll make it happen!

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Our Real Estate Fave Of The Week: 165 Glendale Ave

Welcome to the leafy green streets of beautiful Roncesvalles!

This semi-detached, 3-storey home is renovated top-to-bottom and has 4 + 1 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms.

What’s our favourite feature?

The 3rd floor master suite (seriously, take a look at the pics below). It’s got a 5-piece ensuite (with freestanding tub!), a huge walk-in closet, and walk-out to a private rooftop patio.

More Features:

  • Open concept main floor w/ motion sensor pot lights
  • Gorgeous hardwood flooring throughout
  • Kitchen w/ unique granite “fusion” waterfall island and stainless steel appliances
  • Built-in closets in every bedroom
  • 6 skylights
  • 2nd floor laundry
  • Basement apartment w/ private entrance

Price: $1,790,000

Taxes: $5,056.60/2016

Lot Size: 19.58 x 120 feet

Would you like a private tour of this home?  Give us a shout and we’ll make it happen!

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Multiple-Offers Are Still Very Much A Part Of The Toronto Real Estate Landscape

Multiple-Offers Are Still Very Much A Part Of The Toronto Real Estate Landscape Photo

We’re in the 2nd week of the fall real estate market now, and anyone who’s been following along knows that in the past 4.5 months (ever since the Liberals announced their “16-Point Fair Housing Plan16-Point Fair Housing Plan” in April) we’ve seen a decline in the number of sales and, perhaps more notably, a decline in average sale prices.

Q:  Do these declines mean that there’s now room for price negotiation on every single property that comes on the market?
A:  Nope.

In fact… plenty of houses are selling for 100% of the list price. And an even larger number of houses are selling for more than the list price!

Despite all the talk of a “buyer’s market”, there are still plenty of buyers out there willing to pay full price for the right property, or even compete with other buyers and pay more than the list price if need be.

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Buy In The Summer And Then Sell In The Fall?

Buy In The Summer And Then Sell In The Fall? Photo

“Should I stay or should I go?”

The classic 1982 Clash song (which I fondly remember being a highlight on the dancefloor at the Dance Cave, circa ’99-’01) is a fitting soundtrack for anyone considering a move in the current Toronto real estate market.

While buying is nowhere near as stressful as it was in the first four months of the year, selling is a different story. We’re in a transitioning market now and selling your home isn’t as simple a process these days.

This change in the market has many buyers and sellers confused about how to proceed.

I’ve got a number of clients right now who are hesitantly contemplating a “move-up” purchase into something larger than their current space.

While they’re tickled by the fact that they aren’t shopping for a home in the same feeding-frenzy market we saw in January – April, the prospect of having to sell their home in this more relaxed market has them second-guessing whether or not now is the right time to make a move.

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Point-By-Point: Ontario’s Fair Housing Plan

Ontario's Fair Housing Plan: Point-By-Point Photo

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Today, Premier Kathleen Wynne finally announced changes to real estate in Ontario in an attempt to increase supply and address affordability.

No doubt, there’s going to be some confusion about the effects of the changes. Keep in mind though, the fundamentals of a healthy market have not changed.

Take a look at the plan below, point-by-point. If you’ve got any questions just give me a shout.

There are 16 proposed measures:

  1. A 15-per-cent non-resident speculation tax to be imposed on buyers in the Greater Golden Horseshoe area who are not citizens, permanent residents or Canadian corporations.
  2. Expanded rent control that will apply to all private rental units in Ontario, including those built after 1991, which are currently excluded.
  3. Updates to the Residential Tenancies Act to include a standard lease agreement, tighter provisions for “landlord’s own use” evictions, and technical changes to the Landlord-Tenant Board meant to make the process fairer, as well as other changes.
  4. A program to leverage the value of surplus provincial land assets across the province to develop a mix of market-price housing and affordable housing.
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Deposit Cheque: Don’t Show Up Empty-Handed!

Deposit Cheque: Don't Show Up Empty-Handed! Photo

Early in my real estate career, I was working with a young couple looking to purchase a loft in the city’s west end.

Back then, just like now, most properties were receiving multiple offers and selling for above the asking price.

And just like now, listing agents were requesting that all potential buyers show up on the offer date with a certified deposit cheque in hand.

I don’t recall the specifics now, but on the first offer we did together those clients of mine were not able to obtain a deposit cheque prior to submitting the offer.

Of the five offers that were submitted that night, my clients had the highest price.

The property should’ve been theirs…

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It Sold For HOW Much? WTF!

I’ve been a realtor for over 10 years now, and I can honestly say that I’ve never seen as many WTF sale prices as I saw last week.

It’s not unusual for a house to sell for stupid money in this city (it is Toronto after all), but last week was notable because it happened so many times!

All over the city, almost every day, houses and condos were selling for unprecedented figures.

“Unprecedented” is the key word here, but I’m not sure it really does justice to what we saw last week.

A few examples…

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