We are in a challenging and unprecedented time in history. Real Estate is adapting and we learning to work more online, remotely, and using video tours and real time video conferencing etc . However,we all look forward to life getting back to "normal". So, wash your hands, stay at home, except for when absolutely necessary, practice physical distancing and stay safe!
2018 marked of a year of cooling off and balancing in the GTA market but we have emerged stronger and more stable . I have every confidence that 2019 will continue proving that Real Estate is the safest long term investment you can make. And, more importantly, Real Estate is much than simply an investment , it is your house, your home and your life style... !
It is 2018 and the Real Estate arena was a Roller Coaster in 2017. The market has finally stabilized and it is still your best long term investment. If you are thinking about buying or selling in 2018, then contact me. I can help you make your Real Estate dreams come true.
My this has been a long winter. I am ready for Spring, are you? It is promising to be a very active season for Sellers . However, there are still opportunities for Buyers so, call me ; whether you are looking to buy or sell; I can help!
Happy Canada Day everyone! I hope everyone has a wonderful day celebrating our amazing country.
Just received my SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist Designation). I so enjoy working with my more mature clients!
I am so happy to say that I am now a licensed Mortgage Agent , Northwood Mortgage, Broker lic 10349. If you are looking for a new first or second mortgage or a debt consolidation, call me. I can help!
What a splendid long weekend! I hope everyone had a chance to enjoy the outdoors and to relax : ). Maybe you planted a garden? Flower Boxes? Went to to Riverdale Park or to Toronto Islands? Isn't the summer wonderful?
The Summer Market was HOT! HOT! HOT! and it looks like the Fall Market will be just the same. It is a wonderful market for both Buyers and Sellers, Buyers gain advantage from the low interest rates and Sellers are benefiting from Buyers wanting to lock in those low interest rates.
If you are in the market for something special then check out my listing at 301 Blantyre Avenue in the prestigious Hunt Club Area. www.301blantyre.com. This house and yard is like no other!
So, I finally began studying to qualify as a Licensed Mortgage Agent and eventually an AMP - Accredited Mortgage Professional. Looking forward to being able to help my Buyers in yet another way : )
I can't believe it is snowing ... what a werid and wonderful Winter. Just sent out my
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Busy, busy Winter and early Spring. Helped Buyers find homes in Toronto, Courtice, Oshawa and now I am looking in Brampton! Check out my current listings ( on this website) at 105 Gillett Drive in Ajax, 120 Dundalk Drive #1501 in Scarborough and 1135 Logan Avenue #404 in East York. Happy to say that I just sold 38 Beath Street in West Hill for a wonderful couple who will now be moving to BC. I am looking forward to the Spring and Summer and I hope you are too?
Very pleased to have been given the Master Sales Award by the Brokerage. Gives me lots of motivation to do more next year!
Wow! what a busy Open House today at 105 Gillett Drive. I wasn't expecting so many people...but I am not complaining : ). I will be back there tomorrow from 3pm - 7pm and Saturday and Sunday from 2pm - 4pm. Check this property outL : www.105Gillett.com
The Toronto Community Housing Corporation has approved the sale of 706 homes and will use the proceeds to upgrade and repair existing properties, TCHC director Frances Nunziata told CityNews on Friday. This will introduce some interesting properties into the market, let wait and see who gets the listings and how they are priced.
Thinking of vacationing in Sunny Florida? One of my clients has a beautiful, duplex bungalow 5 minutes from Vanderbilt beach in spectacular Napless, Floridia. January ONLY. $l500 US inclusive. NAPLES FL. 2BR 1BA . Call me at 647-248-9223 for more information.
So sad to see the sunshine leaving us : (
A large 3 bedroom, 2 bath Condo at 1135 Logan will be available in the next 3 weeks. If you are interested in seeing it before it hits MLS, give me a call 647-248-9223! This unit needs a litte work but will be a great buy for someone!
Closing the Pool next week....hope it is nice and sunny tomorrow so I can swim. I wish more people realised how little work a pool is, everytime I try to sell a house with a pool I hear about how expensive and how much a work a pool is, yet neither of these beliefs are true in reality.
Please drop by to my open house at 301 Blantyre Avenue on Sunday 2pm - 4pm. This property is amazing: www.301blantyre.com
Toronto home sales were up 2 per cent in August over July, outpacing the rest of the country where sales declined 0.5 per cent, according to figures from the Canadian Real Estate Association.
Average house prices were down slightly across the GTA in August, to $451,663 from July’s average of $459,122.
However, average prices recorded in August were up 10 per cent year-over-year.
An easing of demand for high-end homes in both Toronto and Vancouver, which had been putting upward pressure on average prices right across the country, saw average Canadian prices decline to $349,916 in August from $361,181 in July.
The average price of a house or condo in Canada was up 7.7 per cent in August from a year ago, said Gregory Klump, CREA’s chief economist.
The price of a detached house in Toronto hit a record $648,491 in August — compared to $531,458 in the 905 regions — largely because of a shortage of listings. But prices are expected to ease somewhat as more houses come on the market over the next few weeks.
There were a record number of balanced markets across Canada in August, which included the GTA, said Klump. That means there was, for the most part, a healthy ratio of homes for sale to people looking to buy.
While Toronto’s spring market was unusually hot, fuelling bidding wars and double-digit price increases, those are expected to ease back into the low- or mid-single digit range going into 2012, said Jason Mercer, the Toronto Real Estate Board’s senior manager of market analysis.
“Looking ahead, less favourable economic fundamentals and heightened financial uncertainty are likely to take more wind out of the market’s sails,” said TD Economics housing analyst Francis Fong.
He expects the market to continue to “oscillate alongside the rest of the economy” until the end of 2012, and predicts house prices could drop about 10 per cent from current levels when interest rates eventually start to rise, likely in early 2013, said Fong.
Some 324,030 homes have changed hands in Canada so far this year via MLS, according to CREA.
“This bumpy ride that the global economy and financial markets are on is good for the continuation of low interest rates and low interest rates are good for the housing market,” said Klump.
Wishing Everyone a wonderful, happy and successful 2015!