SOLD! 

...solid brick 2 bedroom bungalow with private 4 parking driveway and separate entrance to basement.

Excellent alternative to a condo! Perfect for down-sizer ...

If you are thinking of buying or selling, please give me a call ~ I would love to help however I can 416-843-7017

#mtdennis #mountdennis #toronto #10verona #torontorealestate #houseforsale #icanhelp

 

SOLD!

Great Opportunity To Own Detached Home In High Demand, Up And Coming Rockcliffe Area. Nice Main Flr Layout With Large Family Sized Kitchen Walk Out

To Private Backyard. Private Driveway For 2-3 Cars. Ideal For Renovators/Builders, Investors. Close To All Amenities, Transit And Future Eglinton Crosstown Lrt.

SOLD!

69 Craydon ~ Mount Dennis!

This Lovely Home Is Great For First Time Buyers Or Small Families.

Spacious Backyard For The Kids To Play Or Pets To Run Around In,

With Extra Areas To Grow Your Vegetables And Plants. This Property

Also Has A Beautiful Finished Basement With Separate Entrance, Updated Kitchen,

And Tile Floors. Two Separate Entrances For Laundry Area. Plenty Of Parking Spaces!

 This Home Is A Must See!! You'll Enjoy Living Here!

 

 

SOLD!

75 Emmett Avenue 

This Is The One You Have Been Waiting For. Hurry It Won't Last, Extremely Large

Condo Unit, Spectacular View Of Toronto, Recent Upgrades Of The Entire Unit Makes

It A Must See With Everything Modern. You Have To See It To Believe It. Shows Well,

Ttc At The Door, Close To Schools, Park. Building Features: 24 Hr. Concierge, Gym, Sauna,

Party/Meeting Room, Visitor Parking, Etc.

Toronto's Lakefront Living with Unobstructed Views!

A high-rise set in a waterfront neighbourhood, where the modern conveniences of condominium living meet trails and lakeside sunsets.  This building has 56 storeys will be an integral part of Toronto’s waterfront skyline, it’s graceful tower offering unparalleled views of Humber Bay. 

Situated at 2163 Lake Shore Boulevard, Water’s Edge is part of the trendy condo neighbourhood that surrounds the intersection of Lakeshore and Parklawn Road.
 
With prices per square foot starting at $708 with free parking and a locker for all 1 bedroom plus den and 2 bedroom units! This is a great opportunity for investors to get in on Toronto’s Booming Waterfront!
 
 
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Platinum VIP Incentives 
  • Free Assignment (Approx. Value $5000)
  • Free Parking (Approx. Value $50,000)
  • Free Locker  (Approx. Value $5,000)
  • Right to Lease during Occupancy 
  • Capped Development Charges ($7500 for 1 bedroom & 1 bedroom+ den suites and $10,000 for 2 bedroom suites & larger)
  • Extended Deposit Structure 
  • Free Blinds 
  • Free Glass Tile Kitchen Backsplash 
Why Waters Edge Condos

AN EXOTIC DESTINATION

Waterways offers an incredible array of amenities to fit your modern urban lifestyle. In the lobby you’ll find a 24-hour concierge to greet your guests, receive packages and more. You can stay in shape by swimming laps in the indoor pool or perfect that hard beach body by working out in our state-of-the-art fitness centre. Hotel-inspired guest suites and an elegant party room make it easy to show your friends and family world-class hospitality.

LUXURY ON THE LAKE

At Waterways, you’ll find the life that you’ve always wanted. Beautiful views, breathtaking interiors, unbeatable amenities and an incredible proximity to downtown Toronto combine to create the city’s finest lifestyle location. Waterways lets you get swept up in the warm current of lakefront living and immersed in all that Toronto has to offer. Dive in to Luxury. Dive into excitement. Dive in to Waterways.

GLASS WIND WATER & SKY

A crystal clear edifice of glass mirrors the shimmering splendour of Lake Ontario. Large, inviting windows welcome light and beauty into inspired luxury suites. Spacious balconies offer room to relax and enjoy the views at this exclusive waterfront paradise. At Waterways, you’ll discover a condominium community that is a true celebration of its sumptuous waterfront location.

Located in the popular Park Lawn and Lake Shore neighbourhood in Etobicoke, Water’s Edge will be a great addition to the condos along Marine Parade Drive’s Waterfront towers.

If you are interested in speaking or meeting with me to discuss this project in detail , please call 416 - 843-7017 or email me at suezarovski@rogers.com 
 

SOLD!     @ ST. CLAIR + OAKWOOD   

Extra wide, solid brick semi detached home in the heart of up and coming Oakwood Village! 
Owned by the same owner for over 50 years. Large backyard. High 9 foot ceilings on main floor. Two addtional entrances, one of those
lead to basement. Walk to Rawlinson PS, Oakwood CI ,  shops, restaurants and cafes on the vibrant St. Clair West + Oakwood Avenues.
 Steps to TTC gets you downtown in minutes. Front pad parking wide enough for 2 cars. Renovate and update ~ 
Excellent opportunity to make this home your own!  
 
 
 #HOMEFORSALE #OAKWOODVILLAGE #STCLAIRANDOAKWOOD #TORONTOREALESTATEAGENT
 

SOLD!!

78 Warren Road ~ Functional New Renovation By Owner/Designer. Incredible Pied-A-Terre Style Studio Unit.

Fabulous Central Location ~ Casa Loma! Near Restuarants, Coffee Shops + Parks. Walk to Loblaws,

TTC is at your doorstep/St Clair West Station. Take a stroll through Forest Hill Village or be Downtown

in mere minutes. Super Low Monthly Maint. Fees Include Taxes. Live in this affordable entry into the Toronto

Real Estate Market or use as Investment Opportunity. Ask me what we rented it for just recently.

SOLD !  
~ 32 Davenport 
 
 
 
Live In Style at "The Yorkville " located in the heart of Toronto's  most sought after neighbourhoods.
This one bedroom + den offers a stunning unobstructed view to the East of the city. One of the best
floor plans in the building. Experience Club Yorkville On The 5th Floor. Steps To Everything! 
 

SOLD! 

76 Alameda ~ Live In, Rent Out Or Build Your Dream Home. Cozy 2 Bdrm Bungalow On

A Private Lot In Prime Area Under Major Redevelopment. Upgrades Include Tankless Water

Heater, Furnace And Air Conditioner.Easy Access To Lrt And Subway. Wonderful Primary School Area.

 

 

SOLD!!!

359 Harvie Avenue , Toronto ~ CALEDONIA/FAIRBANK  
Adorable One Of A Kind Home, Perfect For Condo Substitute. Fitting For 1st Time Home Buyer,Investor Or Downsizer. Nothing To Compare. Well Maintained Warm & Inviting Updated Bungalow W/Charming Exterior, Fenced Backyard Perfect For Entertaining. Bright Eat In Kitchen. Separate Entrance To Bsmt Making It Ideal For Inlaw Suite Or Bsmt Apt. Fabulous Family Neighbourhood, Steps To T.T.C, The Best Schools, Gorgeous Parks, Great Restaurants, Trendy Shops& Much More
 
 

SOLD! 

210 BELGRAVIA    

In High Demand Neighbourhood Totally Renovated Bungalow.Walking To Shops, Restaurants, Park,Schools. Minutes To Allen Expressway.Spacious Very

Bright Home With Open Concept Entry Way Leading To Generous Living Room/Dining Room,Great For Entertaining...Modern Eat In Kitchen With Granite

Counters And Upgraded Cabinetry..Master Bdrm Overlooks The Backyard. With Renovated 2 Pc Ensuite.4 Pc Renvtd. Hall Bathroom.Renvtd.Bsmt With Full

Kitchen&2 Bdrms

294 Glenholme Avenue 

https://youtu.be/C-PhOEjMWNs

SOLD $216,000 OVER ASKING!  

If you are planning to sell, please give me a call... I will be happy to help however can. If you are planning to sell, please give me a call... we have more homebuyers than homes!

Beautifully maintained wide semi in the heart of Oakwood Village. A stones throw away from Rawlinson Public School and close to vibrant St Clair Village, Wychwood Barns, restaurants, cafes and shops! Minutes to downtown. Parking and a garage! In-law basement apartment with separate entrance. Freshly painted with new hardwood on main + second floors. Just move in! 

                                 

SOLD!

79 Alameda ~ Oakwood Village ......Cozy Well Maintained Bungalow In Area Under Major Redevelopment.

Excellent Lot Frontage And Depth Give You Opportunity To Renovate Or Rebuilt.

Close Proximity To Forest Hill. Excellent Schools And Lrt On Eglinton. Stunning

Mature Back Garden With Fish Pond. A Sanctuary For Peace And Tranquility

Mature Cherry Tree And Raspberry Bushes. Upgrades Include: Roof(13), Furnace(07), Windows(08), 100 Amp Service.

SOLD! 

55 De Boers Drive 

Rarely Offered Luxurious & Stylish Lower Penthouse W/Large Balcony & Windows! Drenched

In Natural Light*Breathtaking & Unobstructed City Skyline Views*Amazing Location*Easy Access

To Public Transit And Highway 401/Downsview Subway Across The Street*3 Minutes To Yorkdale*10 Mins

To York Univ*Upgrades Incl:Engineered H/W Floor In L/R & D/R*50 Oz Broadloom In Bdrm*Granite Counter

W/Double D Edge*Cornice Moulding In L/R & D/R*S/S Appls,Undermount Sink*9'Ceilings!

 

 

SOLD!

 21 CONEFLOWER CRESCENT ~ BATHURST + FINCH 

Large End Unit Townhouse, 2.5 years old , Bright, Open Concept Living room + Dining room  With Large Windows, 9Ft Smooth Ceilings

Throughout Modern Kit W Granite Counters & Ss Appliances. Huge Mbr With Lg His & Her Closets With B/I Organizers And Spacious 4 Piece Master Ensuite.

One Of The Largest Patios In The Complex With Bbq Hookup. Outdoor Pool Next To G Ross Pk Lord Pk, Steps To Ttc ~ hurry ...this won't last! 

 

The inventory for Stacked Town Homes is on an all time low !! And it very rarely comes on the market, and when the

Builder does launch a new project people line up for hours and days to purchase. 

I have an incredible opportunity for you to purchase a Stacked townhome in Pickering, either for investment or

for your personal use. These large 2 over 2 stacked towns are located at 1466 Whites Rd (2 mins south of the 401) 

which is an excellent location for commuting, shopping and schools. The Go Station with an Express to Union Station 

and Pickering Town Centre are mere minutes away. Price includes parking! Price per square foot starts from $390 psf. 

Border of Toronto/Pickering only One Land Transfer.

This Opportunity will not last long as there are only a very few units remaining and will be sold on a first come first served basis.

Sales event is on May 13th, 2017 at 12:00 p.m 

A small enclave of 92 homes starting from $519,990 consisting of 2 bedroom and 2 ½ washrooms with either a ground

floor large patio or Upper rooftop terraces. A handful of 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ washrooms also exist. Block 4 is west facing Parkside. 

SPECIAL INCENTIVES FOR MY CLIENTS 

  • Choice of Quartz or Granite Kitchen Countertop with Undermount Sink
  • Smooth Finished Ceiling Throughout
  • Laminate Flooring Throughout
  • Air Conditioning Unit
  • 5 Appliances Included 

Deposit Structure

  • $5000 with the offer 
  • Balance to 5% in 30 days
  • 5% in 90 days
  • 5% in 180 days
  • 5% in 400 days

Maintenance fees are only 22 cents per sq. ft

 

Closing is in April 2019

 

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  • If you would like help with any of the electronic documents, Simply call me at 416-843-7017

 

If you are interested in speaking or meeting with me to discuss any investments, please email me at suzdavies@trebnet.com 

or call me direct at  416-843-7017 

 

SOLD! 

79 Alameda Ave

Cozy Well Maintained Bungalow In Area Under Major Redevelopment. Excellent Lot Frontage And Depth Give You Opportunity To Renovate Or Rebuilt. Close Proximity To Forest Hill. Excellent Schools And Lrt On Eglinton. Stunning Mature Back Garden With Fish Pond. A Sanctuary For Peace And Tranquility Mature Cherry Tree And Raspberry Bushes. Upgrades Include: Roof(13), Furnace(07), Windows(08), 100 Amp Service.

SOLD!

7 Menin Rd

This Property Screams Potential. Nestled At The Quiet End Of The Street But Only Steps From The Convenience Of The Upper Village, This Cedarvale Home Provides The Perfect Opportunity

To Renovate, Add On Or Build New. With A Large Footprint And Built-In Garage, Consider A Renovation If Building New Is Out Of Your Range. You'll Fall In Love With The Treed Street And

Proximity To Subway And Future Lrt As Well As Shopping, Restaurants, Gym's And More.

SOLD!

129 Evelyn Ave

Fabulous Det. Bloor West Village/High Park 6 Bdrm, 21/2 Storey Character Home On Deep, Treed 35X150 Ft. Lot W/Private Drive And Amazing Studio/ "Coach House". Easy Access To Subway, Renowned Local Schools. Enjoy Your Morning Coffee In The Radiant Heated Solarium/Office Overlooking Private Yard. Take Your Evening Glass Of Wine Out To The Secluded Front Porch. Main Flr Powder Rm.Amazing Space For Your Growing Family.Make Sure You Visit Soon!

SOLD!

Great Opportunity To Own This Bright, Spacious Corner Suite In High Demand Building. Large Bedrooms, Large Picture Windows, Hardwood Floors,100 Square Foot Balcony W/ Unobstructed 180 Degree View. Eat-In Kitchen, Combined Living/Dining Rooms, Waiting For Your Personal Touch. 24/7 Concierge, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Gym, Sauna. 85 Walk Score, Near Subway, Shops, Restaurants, Schools, Ravine Trails.

SOLD! 

917 Lansdowne ~ Here Is Your Chance To Own A Solid Registered Duplex In A Great Area Just Minutes From The Subway. This Spacious Main Floor Owner Occupied Apartment Is Renovated With A Large Kitchen And Walk Out To Backyard. The Home Features A Finished Basement With Good Ceiling Height And A Four Piece Bathroom. Upstairs, Lays A Spacious Two Bedroom Apartment Complete With Large Kitchen, Office And Separate Living Area. S/S Appliances In Both Kitch Along With Separate W/D.

SOLD FIRM ~ OVER ASKING! 

48 LANSDOWNE AVENUE

 

Beautifully maintained and restored Victorian Duplex in Queen West bordering Roncesvalles + Parkdale Villages. Soaring 14 foot ceilings on main floor with original high baseboards, crown moudlings + corbels.  Main floor two bedroom suite and a second floor 2 bedroom suite. Second floor newly renovated in 2015. Walkout from kitchen to solid brick double car parking garage. Voted one of the " coolest " neighbourhood's in the world with a walk score of 95.      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeIS4Yo5rEA&feature=em-upload_owner

 

SOLD!

2 Bedrooms, 2 Washrooms, A Den You Can Actually Use & Storage Galore! This Spotless, South-Facing Unit In The Beautiful Royal York Grand Is Upgraded Throughout. Much-Loved Unit Features Hardwood, Granite, Ceramic Backsplash, Stainless Full-Sized Appliances, Walk-In Closet, Custom Built Storage/Bar, Upgraded Bathrooms... The List Goes On. Layout - Elegant & Practical. Location - Exclusive & Accessible. Ideal For New Buyers & Downsizers Alike. Really A Must See!!

SOLD! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qstauXj1BA&feature=em-upload_owner

Lovely Spacious One Bedroom Suite. Updated Bath+Kitchen Counters & Living+Dining Floors. Beautiful View Of Humber River From Large Balcony.Freshly Painted.Very Well Maintained Building.Recently Renovated Lobby + Hallways Windows+Patio Doors. Close To Ttc, Walking Trails Along Humber River, Scarlett Woods Golf Course & Hwy's 401/427 Https://Www.Youtube.Com/Watch?v=8Qstauxj1Ba&Feature=em-Upload_owner

SOLD!

87 PONYMEADOW TERRACE ~ Beautiful Bright & Spacious Double Garage Detached House In The Desirable Highland Creek *New Paved Double Car Driveway *Interlock Walkway To Covered Porch *All Newer Windows (4 Yrs) *Newer Roof (4 Yrs) *New Furnace W/ Humidifier (1 Yr) *New Central Air (1 Yr) *Newly Painted Wood Deck In Backyard *Dark Stained Circular Oak Stairs W/Iron Picket Railings *H/W Flooring On M/F *Brand New Broadloom On 2/F & Bsmt *Finished Bsmt W/2Pc Bath (Rough-In For Shower). 

SOLD!!!

2526 Parkdale Street , Pickering ~ Great Opportunity To Own An Immaculate And Upgraded 3 Br Detach Home In Safe And Family Friendly Neighborhood.Located On A Cul De Sac & Quiet Street This Home Or Investment Features A Practical Layout With A Professional Finished Basement, Large Master With 4 Pc En Suite,& W/I Closet, Cozy Fireplace In Family Room & A Walk Out To A Large Wood Deck And Private And Fully Fenced Backyard.Hardwood Floor And Quality Porcelain Floors Throughout & Much More

Looking for a great downtown Toronto investment? 
Daniels Waterfront project has just been released to Inside Brokers + my clients get first access! 
 
The release of Tower 2 is named  " The Alumni Collection " because these units are geared towards investors looking for units that would be suitable for students and young professionals. Studios and Junior 1 bedroom units are super options for new investors or seasoned investors because they are the most affordable 
for both purchasers looking to enter the real estate market or for renters. Two bedroom units are fast becoming the choice for couples looking to own their first home. 
 
George Brown College has a campus located directly across the street, with a new campus being added to the office space, which will be part of this master planned community, attracting teaching staff as well as students to the community.  There are also plans for an OCAD ( Ontario College of Art + Design ) main campus to be included as part of this development making the Alumni Collection naturally a great investment. 
 
RENTAL DEMAND + RATES in the waterfront area are as follows: 
 
* Studio Rental Rates: $1350 -$1550 / Month 
* 1 Bedroom Rental Rates: $1500-$2000 / Month 
* 1 Bedroom + Den Rental Rates: $1600-$2100 / Month 
* 2 Bedroom Rental Rates: $2100-$2600 / Month 
 
If you are interested and would like to see the brochure, floorplans + pricing please give me a call at 416-843-7017 
 

St Lawrence Condos at 158 Front St is a 26 storeys building located in the heart of downtown Toronto’s oldest and most loved neighbourhood, the contemporary condominium residences of St. Lawrence let's you enjoy the many benefits of life in this city’s most coveted central location.

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St. Lawrence Condos has an amazing Walk Score of 100 out of 100.

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SOLD!

True Pride Of Ownership!!! Meticulously Maintained Large Bungalow On A Quiet Crescent In Sought After Woburn!! Gorgeous Corner Lot With Manicured Hedges And Privacy! Home Has Newer Windows, Roof 3 Yrs, Newer Exterior Doors! Hardwood Flooring Throughout Main Floor Is In Excellent Condition And Is Underneath Carpet As Well!! Separate Entrance To Basement! In Law Potential!! Basement Has A Large Eat-In Kitchen And A 4 Pc Bath!!

 

SOLD!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xikBjWLOA4k

Beautifully renovated from top to bottom, two storey detached home in Bloor West Village. Contemporary finishes throughout with main floor powder room and a master ensuite. Juliette balcony off third bedroom, overlooking perennial garden. Finished in-law apartment /suite with separate entrance. Parking for two. Excellent school district. Minutes to downtown. Simply move in and enjoy. 

                                         

 

The weak loonie and foreign interest puts luxury resale homes and condos in high demand

In Toronto’s affluent property market, luxury is more than square footage; it is a lifestyle of opulence meticulously crafted within exclusive neighbourhoods, modern architectural estates and Victorian heritage properties. So it comes as little surprise the GTA remains one of Canada’s strongest resale markets for upscale, detached, single-family homes and luxury condominiums.

Sotheby’s International Realty Canada’s bi-annual Top-Tier Real Estate Report revealed a 71 per cent increase in luxury real estate sales valued over $4 million year-over-year. Released this January, the report also indicated a 24 per cent increase in sales of luxury condominiums over $1 million. Data from The Red Pin also revealed an increase in Toronto condos by 5 per cent between 2014 and 2015.

What defines a luxury home in 2016? According to Re/Max sales representative Suzana Davies, established upscale residential locales like Forest Hill South, Rosedale, The Bridle Path, Lawrence Park, Playter Estates, Baby Point and High Park continue to attract elite clientele and investors in search of detached homes; while Yorkville, Bay Street, Bloor Street and Avenue Road dominate the luxury condo market.

However, a lack of a prime postal code is no longer a deal breaker thanks in part to low inventory and high demand. Purchasers are focusing on their unique lifestyle needs. Ms. Davies explains, “Buyers are also looking for privacy, ravine settings, waterfront views, four-car parking including storage for luxury automobiles, temperature-controlled wine cellars and space to display art collections.”

This upward trend continues to dominate the luxury real estate market with clients paying top dollar for above-average lots on cul-de-sacs with close proximity to private schools, shopping, restaurants, easy access to subways and downtown Toronto, while multi-million dollar condominiums continue to attract exclusive clientele seeking “privacy, architectural quality and urban conveniences like museums, shops and restaurants,” explains Ms. Davies.

Resale homes are preferred because they can be occupied almost immediately, says Ms. Davies, especially among international investors looking to relocate their family. Whereas new builds can take a year or more to finish and be up to move-in condition standards, resale homes are a convenient option.

With low inventory in prime areas, attention is turning towards newer up-and-coming neighbourhoods like Edenbridge, Kingsway (formerly Etobicoke), Playter Estates, Hogg’s Hollow and Fallingbrook in The Beach.

Families with three-to-four children are leaning towards generous interior living spaces, making homes more than 7,000 sq. ft desirable. “Taste and function,” says Ms. Davies, “To reflect their personal style.” Think industrial-size kitchens, sophisticated media and game rooms, wireless home automation, flat screens in every room, temperature-controlled wine cellars, heated floors and outdoor kitchens and pools.

Luxury condo buyers are just as selective looking for units in excess of 3,500 sq. ft at Bloor West Village, Yorkville and the adjacent Avenue and Davenport area. Unobstructed views, large floor-to-ceiling windows requiring remote-operated motorized blinds, marble spa-inspired bathrooms, private aquarium-style infinity pools and streamlined contemporary kitchens outfitted with high-end appliances, cabinetry and countertops are internal feature must-haves. Ms. Davies says the demand for easy access to museums, subways and shopping is coupled with a desire for private in-house restaurants, 24-hour concierge, private elevator to suite, valet parking and laundry and cleaning services.

With high-end luxury comes a demand for aesthetic cohesion. “Any luxury buyer of this calibre will have their space professionally decorated by an interior designer for taste and function,” explains Ms. Davies. Buyers are looking to create individual, functional, and lavishly appointed living areas.

So who is scooping up these luxury accommodations? Apart from those who have done well with previous home sales, local entrepreneurs, business executives and professionals already living in Toronto; Ms. Davies sees a wave of wealth coming from mainland China, Europe, South Asia and Middle Eastern countries like Iran. “Foreign investors from unstable economies see Canada as a safe haven for their money,” explains Ms. Davies, “Growth in investment has been huge.”

Canada’s weak loonie has also afforded Americans an opportunity to purchase a “trophy home” considerably more affordable and reasonable than New York or London. The current dollar value is has two immediate consequences, explains Ms. Davies. “One, investors from around the world can buy Canadian real estate at 30 per cent off. Real estate sales in the U.S. are slowing down as foreign investors are not buying due to the strong US dollar. Two, American companies are now buying Canadian, whether it’s products, goods, real estate or holidays because it is 30 per cent cheaper than their dollar.”

The trend shows no sign of slowing. Sotheby’s report confirms that Toronto will continue to see an upward trend in luxury real estate thanks in part to low interest rates, consumer confidence, international investors and below-national average employment levels.

“All in all, a strong real estate market with increased demand, low interest rates and people who can afford the mortgage payments is a sure-fire recipe for increasing prices,” concludes Ms. Davies.


This content was produced by The Globe and Mail’s advertising department. The Globe’s editorial department was not involved in its creation

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SOLD 

Breath Taking South East Lake View!! Live In The Heart Of Downtown "Like A Dream" Fabulous 2 Bedroom With Study. Designer Tiles & Finishes In Both Bathrooms. Open Concept, Granite Kitchen. Indoor Pool, Sauna, Fitness Club, Sky Garden, Steam Room, Spa, Party Room On 27th Fl. Steps To Sobeys, Bank, Ttc, Restaurants, Rogers & More.

 

 

 

 

SOLD 

Location!Location!Location!Gorgeous 1+1 Unit Located At Mccowan And 401 Near Shopping, Transit, Schools And More! South View Lots Of Natural Light!!! Great Layout! New Handscraped Laminate Floors And Baseboards Professionally Painted.Modern Kitchen With Ceramic Flooring& Extra Cabinets! Outstanding Amenities Include: In-Pool,Gym,Sauna,Raquet Court,Guest Suites,24Hr Concierge! Fabulous Place To Call Home!

1 LEE CENTRE

 

 

  • REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2017 ~ TORONTO/GTA

    Dear Friends,
     
    Last month – August -  there were 6,357 homes sold and we had a listing inventory of approximately 16,500 listings or about 3 - 4 listings per sale. The rule of thumb is that when you have a balanced market there is one sale for every 4 to 6 listings. It’s balanced because buyers have a good choice of  homes that they could buy and they can negotiate at a slower pace with the sellers to come to a price that both parties are happy with. A sellers’ market is when there are less than 4 listings for every sale and that means buyers have fewer homes to choose from and bidding wars occur, as experienced over all the last few years. A buyers’ market is when there are more than 6 listings for every sale which puts the buyers at an advantage over the sellers in that they can find the most motivated sellers who need to sell.
     
    As we enter the fall market, on average, there are 3 - 4 listings for every sale, so a sellers’ market still in most areas. Some areas of the city (Central Toronto) fit this model. Other areas of the GTA have 5 listings for every sale, or a balanced market. King City on the other hand has 10 listings for each sale, a buyers’ market. Condominium apartments on the other hand are a hot commodity, with one sale for every 2 listings.
     
    Currently every segment of the market in the city is experiencing a  different market  and that’s not taking into account detached or semi-detached homes, again, a difference that’s important to the strategy when buying or selling.
    More than ever before, that’s the value an experienced realtor brings to the table, giving you the necessary information so you can make the right decision.
     
    If you are trying to figure out the market, or have a friend who is considering buying or selling, please give me a call – I would love to help, however I can.
     
    As always, thank you for your support and referrals – they are so appreciated.
     
    Have a great September!
     
     
    Your Friend in Real Estate, 

  • REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE AUGUST 2017 - TORONTO - GTA

     

    Dear Friends,

    Another good month for the Toronto Real Estate Board, as TREB members sold 5,921 homes in July. The average sale price now stands at $857 823, up 17% over year-end 2016 of $729,827. There are 18,751 active listings on the market and with an anticipated sale of 5,500 homes in August, there are 4 listings, (homes listed for sale) for the average buyer to choose from. These are averages, with some areas having only two listings available per sale, others having 6 or more homes for sale. A balanced market is described as 4-6 listings available per sale, a seller's market is described as less than 4 listings per sale and a buyer's market is described as 6 + listings per sale.

    Are you wondering why I said another good month, when the statistics talk about the market being down 40% year-over-year? That's the challenge with some statistics, they don't give you the wider picture. If Michael Jordan scored 60 points in a game (which he did 5 times in his career) and then the next game only scored 30 points, the headlines would read Michael Jordan’s scoring down 50% ! Not really reflective of what happened or the quality of the game that he had ~ we must remember it's a statistic and that the Toronto Real Estate Market in 2016 was a record year.

    With 2016 being the most active year ever in the history of TREB, and March 2017 where average prices increased by 30%, we have to take the comparison statistics with a grain of salt, as they do not reflect the reality of the current more normal real estate market.

    The economy, interest rates ( slight change here ), high immigration, high demand, lack of inventory, remain favourable for both sellers and buyers. The government housing policies, while making some buyers delay their decision, will have no long-term impact on the Toronto real estate prices as we've seen in Vancouver. In fact, on average, in July homes sold at 98% of asking price with an average time on the market of 21 days. Good properties marketed well, are still selling quickly.

    The wait-and-see attitude of some buyers and the normal slower summer market has created an opportunity for those who missed the market earlier this year to buy.

    If you're thinking of purchasing or know of someone who is considering buying or selling, please give me a call ~ I'll be happy to help.

    As always, thank you friends and family for your referrals ~ they are so appreciated.

    Have a great August!

    Your Friend in Real Estate,

    Suzana ( Sue ) Davies , Sales Representative Remax Realtron

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  • REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE JUNE 2017 ~ TORONTO/GTA

    Dear Friends ,

    Traditionally, the Toronto spring market’s months of April and May are the most active months for Toronto realtors. 2017 bucked that trend, as March’s record breaking number of 12,027 homes sold (18% more than March 2016) took many buyers that would have normally purchased in the spring market.

    While the 10,196 homes sold in May are great numbers, they are down 20% from May 2016. The listing inventory increased to 18,477 homes and though it’s an improvement, we are still in a Sellers’ market.

    The question of price is a great question. The prices that homes sold in February and March were record breaking prices, perhaps over inflated due to competition and the media. As the market took a breather after 30% plus price increases, those sellers who had bought and were waiting to sell in the spring market are now not getting the prices they expected. Today’s sales are not getting March’s record breaking prices. Prices are still strong, however they are down from the prices we saw in March. Sellers caught owning two properties have to adjust their price expectation. The result, prices down. Many sellers pricing their home correctly in the new market conditions are getting multiple offers and selling quickly.

    The good news is that the underlying factors that have caused price increases in the Toronto market have not changed. Lack of supply, low interest rates, high immigration, a strong economy and other positive factors mean that prices will continue to rise at a more normal 4%-7%.

    Some buyers have adopted a “wait and see attitude” before they act, this reduces competition. Over the next two months Sellers with two homes will reduce their prices so as not to be stuck with two properties. These factors will create a great opportunity to buy before we see a return to higher prices. Prices will not go up 30% in one month, but the demand is too high for prices not to increase.

    If you are considering buying or know of someone who is thinking of buying, give me a call. Let me share with you my thoughts about why Toronto prices can only increase. The rest of the world thinks Toronto is a great place to live and invest in real estate, we should as well!

    Have a great month!

    Your Friend in Real Estate,

    Suzana ( Sue ) Davies , Sales Representative Remax Realtron

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  • Real Estate Market Update March 2017 Toronto ~ GTA

    Dear Friends, 

    It is more of the same, with no end in sight! 

    That pretty much sums up the Toronto real estate market. Record level sales, record level prices as 8,014 residential homes sold in February through the Toronto Real Estate Board MLS system. 

    It’s obvious that many Greater Toronto Area households as well as overseas investors continue to view Canadian home ownership as a great long-term investment. The high demand for ownership housing is broad-based, with strong sales growth for most low-rise home types and condominium apartments. This makes sense given the results of a recent consumer survey undertaken by Ipsos, which found an even split between intending first-time buyers and existing homeowners who indicated that they were planning on purchasing a home in 2017. 

    While the demand for ownership housing grew over the past year, new listings were down on a year-over-year basis by 12.5% further putting pressure on prices. Annual rates of price growth continued to be strongest for low-rise home types, particularly detached houses. Growth rates for condominium apartment prices were also in the double digits, likely a result of strong demand from first-time buyers and investors. 

    Though it sounds self-serving, I cannot stress enough the importance of an experienced full time realtor to help you in the purchase and sale of property. Last year, the Toronto Real Estate Board reported approximately 226,000 transactions shared by about 49,000 realtors, or less than 5 sales each! Really not enough practice to stay on top of one’s game. 

    If you have some real estate questions, or know of someone considering buying or selling, give me a call. I’ll be happy to put my experience to work for you. 

    I hope you have a great March! 

    Your Friend in Real Estate,

    Suzana ( Sue ) Davies , Sales Representative Remax Realtron

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  • Real Estate Market Update February 2017 Toronto ~ GTA

    Dear Friends,

    With the sale of 5,188 homes, January 2017 became the most active January in the history of the Toronto real estate board, just slightly outselling January 2007’s 5,175 sales and January 2008’s 5,075 sales.

    It’s no surprise that the annual rates of sales growth were higher for condominium apartments than for low-rise home types. As prices continue to increase and first time buyers (estimated to account for half of the sales) can no longer afford low rise type homes, so it’s natural that they turn to condominiums as well as those communities outside of Toronto where prices are more reasonable. We have already seen and will continue to see price increases in those “bedroom communities” an hour outside of Toronto.

    The big challenge continues to be low inventory. The demand is so strong that homes are snapped up as they hit the market. Unfortunately, there does not appear to be an end in sight to this trend.

    A strong economy, large immigration, international investors and job seekers from other provinces all put pressure on the real estate market, and that means prices will continue to increase.

    It truly is a difficult market for buyers as they scramble to buy something affordable as prices continue to escalate. More than ever before, it’s critical to have a full time, experienced professional looking after your real estate needs. With just about every house experiencing multiple offers and bidding wars, it’s simply not enough to just throw in an offer. There is a lot more that goes into looking after the best needs of your client, proper research and consultation to know what price to offer in a constant changing market. That is where my expertise comes in.

    Give me a call if you are considering purchasing or know of a friend who is, and I will put my experience and expertise to work for you.

     

    I hope you had a great February!

    Your Friend in Real Estate,

    Suzana ( Sue ) Davies , Sales Representative Remax Realtron

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  • REAL ESTATE UPDATE:LAND TRANSFER TAX ~ TORONTO ~ GTA

    URGENT UPDATE!

    Purchasers MUST be either a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada to Claim the Land Transfer Tax Refund.

    CHANGE OF DEFINITION OF "PURCHASER" WHO QUALIFY FOR PROVINCIAL LAND TRANSFER TAX REFUND FOR FIRST-TIME HOME BUYERS

    Registrants are reminded of the new definition of "purchaser" as set out in subsection 9.2(1) of the Land Transfer Tax Act.

     

    In addition to previous eligibility criteria, in order to claim the refund on registrations completed on or after January 1, 2017, a purchaser must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada. A Permanent Resident of Canada means a permanent resident as defined in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada).

     

    The new definition applies to all registrations based on agreements of purchase and sale entered on or after November 14, 2016.

     

    The new definition has not resulted into any changes to the Land Transfer Tax statements that must be completed when claiming the provincial land transfer tax refund for first-time homebuyers. 

    For further information, please contact the Ministry of Finance:

     

    Ministry of Finance

    Compliance Branch

    Tax Compliance & Benefits Division

    PO Box 625

    33 King St. West

    Oshawa, ON L1H 8H9

     

    Tel: 1 (866) 668 ONT TAXS

    Fax: 1 (905) 433 5770

    Teletypewriter (TTY): 1 (800) 263 7776

    Website: ontario.ca/finance

    Your Friend in Real Estate,

    Suzana ( Sue ) Davies , Sales Representative Remax Realtron

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  • Real Estate Market Update January 2017 - Toronto - GTA

    Dear Friends, 

    No surprise to hear that 2016 was the second consecutive record year for home sales for the Toronto Real Estate Board, as Realtors reported 5,338 homes sold, up 8.6% over December 2015. This brought the total number of sales in 2016 to 113,133, up 11.8% over 2015. The overall average selling price for calendar year 2016 was $729,922 – up 17.3% compared to 2015’s final price of $622,121. 

    What can we expect in 2017? More of the same. Low inventory, high demand, and increased prices, as none of the factors from 2016 have changed. 

    The strongest rate of growth of all home types in 2016, was in condominium apartments, up 18.5%, with the average condominium apartment selling at $440,669 Why? This is because as prices of other home types became unaffordable to first time buyers, they had no choice but to look at condominium apartments. 

    The next big areas of price increase? The outskirts like;  Hamilton, Barrie, Newmarket, Oshawa, Pickering, etc. Those people who cannot afford Toronto prices, but are willing to drive in order to get the home they crave, will have few other options. 

    Experience and knowledge. Those are the two most important factors when choosing any professional. Whether it is a doctor, lawyer, car mechanic, gardener, cleaning lady or real estate agent. Choosing by price generally does not end well. The number of real estate agents has grown exponentially in the last few year’s as people believe it’s an easy business. As they realize the difficulties, they lower their prices to get business. I have seen many cases, where the seller saved $15,000 in commission and lost $50,000 +++ in the sale price of their home. 

    If you are looking to purchase or know of someone who is, please give me a call and let me put my experience and knowledge to work for you - you will be pleased with my results! 

    Have a great 2017!  Please feel free to call me and chat if you have any questions, after all, you have a friend in Real Estate! 

    Your Friend in Real Estate,

    Suzana ( Sue ) Davies , Sales Representative Remax Realtron

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  • REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE DECEMBER 2016 - TORONTO - GTA

    Dear Friends, 

    Toronto real estate board members reported the sale of 8,547 homes in November 2016. This result represented a 16.5% price increase compared to November 2015. The average price of a home was up approximately 22% compared to a year ago and now stands at $729, 849. 

    The talk of lack of inventory, increase in prices, strong demand and buyers frustrated by the lack of listings is old news. This is the marketplace that we've been familiar with for the last five years. What is new, is that prices have reached a level that many buyers are now starting to find difficult to qualify for a mortgage and to purchase. One example of this is that there were many condominiums available in the $350,000 ~ $450,000 range two months ago and now those condos have all pretty much disappeared. It’s difficult to find a decent 500 square foot condominium for $400,000 today. 

    Toronto real estate is particularly challenging for the first time home buyer + their ability to afford. The result? First time home buyers will have to go further away from the city in order to find the home that they're looking for, at a price they can afford.

    Markets such as Barrie, Oshawa, Brock, Hamilton are a great place to invest or to buy a home. They all have nice mature communities relatively close to the city and the rents are similar to Toronto without the huge capital investment. 

    No, there's not going to be a downturn. No, the bubble will not burst ~ the demand is just too strong ~ but for those people who cannot afford Toronto prices, it's time to look a little further out. 

    The key is to have a full-time real estate professional like me who is knowledgeable and will work hard to get you what you're looking for. Whether it’s Toronto or the outskirts give me a call and I will put my expertise to work for you. 

    If you know of someone thinking of buying or selling or if you're looking for a great investment property give me a call ~ I'm never too busy for your referrals. 

    Have a great December!

    Your Friend in Real Estate,

    Suzana ( Sue ) Davies , Sales Representative Remax Realtron

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  • REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE NOVEMBER 2016 - TORONTO - GTA

    November 2016

    Dear Friends,

    The Toronto real estate market continued its torrid pace with the sale of 9,768 homes. The largest annual rate of sales growth was in the condominium apartment market segment, primarily due to the affordability factors, as other home types prices continue to move out of the reach of some first time buyers.

     

    The big news in October was the CBC’s Marketplace hidden camera expose of real estate agents. They found some agents would break the rules by offering unfair advantages to potential clients in an effort to secure both ends of a deal (double enders) meaning the same agent represents both the buyer and the seller.

    This type of action is despicable. Not only is it unethical, but is unfair to other buyers who are blocked from buying the property and costs the seller many thousands of dollars. Houses that are sold overnight by the listing agent (double ended) are suspect of this behaviour. If an agents says they double end more than 15% of their own listings, beware!

    Ethics, honesty and integrity are critical in all aspects of life. If you are looking for someone to protect your interests and treat you like family, here I am!

    While the average prices continue to rise, it’s still a good time to buy as rents have increased as well and that helps as an additional income source as well as makes for a great investment. Give me a call, I am never too busy to chat or for your referrals.

     

    Have a great November! 

     

    Your Friend in Real Estate, 

    Suzana ( Sue ) Davies

    Sales Representative Remax Realtron

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SOLD! 
 
 
137 Northland Avenue 
 
Stunning Professionally Gutted Down To The Studs Spacious 2 Story Home With Existing New Addition. New Electrical, New Furnace, New A/C, New Baths, New Kitchen, New Gorgeous Flooring, New Railings, New Stair Case, Granite Eat In Kitchen. Large Driveway With Large Garage And Insulated Shed. Perfect Home For Family In Ever Changing Neighbourhood. Close To Schools, Shopping. Won't Last, Don't Delay And Miss Out!!! 
New Stainless Steel Fridge, New Stove, New Dishwasher, Washer, Dryer, New Furnace, New Air Condition, New, New, New. Home Inspection Done.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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SOLD 

229 Lambton Ave - Beautiful Large Corner Lot Ready For Your Custom Built Or Customised Home. 35 Foot Frontage On Premium Corner Lot. Close To Ttc, Parks, Shops, Schools And Golf Course. Detached Brick Bungalow Needs Tons Of Tlc.

 

SOLD 

307 Weston Road - Spacious And In Move In Condition. 3 Self-Contained Units, Live In One And Rent Out Others Or Easily Converted Back To One Family Home With Supplement Income From Walk Out Basement. Hardwood Floors Throughout. Great Location, Mins To All Amenities: Vibrant St. Clair Area!   Ttc, The Stock Yards Mall, Home Depot Canadian Tire,DEVELOPING AREA! 

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SOLD! 

76 Ulster Street - Beautifull South Annex Home. Totally Renovated From Top To The Bottom. All Brand New Mechanicals/Electrical/Ducts/Plumbing /Furnace/Windows/Floors/Doors/Trim,& Stairs, Gorgeous Modern Kitchen With Granite Counters, Gas Range,Modern Cabinetry With Pantry,Top Of The Line Stainless Steel Applianc.,Beautiful Hardwood Floors ,Glass Railings,Pot Lights,Beautiful Bthrms With Marble Flooring,Jacuzzi Tub,Big Patio Great For Entertaining,Garage With Lane Drive + Automatic Door Opener. This will not last! 

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Sold 

7034 Black Walnut - Stunning Semi in a demand Neighbourhood, Steps to Lisgar Go Station. Double Door Entry, Bright Open Concept Main Floor w/L Shaped Liv/Din Rooms, Walk-Out to Deck, Open Concept Kitchen W/Breakfast Bar, Wood Floors Throughout The Main & Second Level, Master Bdrm W/Ensuite Bath W/Soaker Tub, Walk-In Closet. Good Size Bdrms. Professionally Finished Basement, W/ Rec Room, Office and 3pc Bath.

 

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Sold 110% Over Asking ! 

490 Glenholme Avenue 

Lovingly well maintained three bedroom brick home in the heart of Oakwood Village. Finished basement with kitchen, full bath & seperate entrance. Detached garage, Two car parking, Walking Distance to Catholic & Public/French Immersion Schools & Vaughan Road Academy International Baccalaureate nearby. Close to TTC, Metrolinx coming, Wychwood Barns, Shops & the vibrant Cafe's & Restaurants on St.Clair Avenue West. 

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533 McRoberts Avenue -  Solid 2-Storey Semi-Detached Home In Desireable Family Oriented Caledonia Fairbanks Neighbourhood. Finished Basement W/Seperate Entrance. Detached Brick Garage W/2 Parking Spaces. Near Schools, Shopping, TTC & Future Eglinton LRT.

 

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  • REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2017 ~ TORONTO/GTA

    Dear Friends,
     
    Last month – August -  there were 6,357 homes sold and we had a listing inventory of approximately 16,500 listings or about 3 - 4 listings per sale. The rule of thumb is that when you have a balanced market there is one sale for every 4 to 6 listings. It’s balanced because buyers have a good choice of  homes that they could buy and they can negotiate at a slower pace with the sellers to come to a price that both parties are happy with. A sellers’ market is when there are less than 4 listings for every sale and that means buyers have fewer homes to choose from and bidding wars occur, as experienced over all the last few years. A buyers’ market is when there are more than 6 listings for every sale which puts the buyers at an advantage over the sellers in that they can find the most motivated sellers who need to sell.
     
    As we enter the fall market, on average, there are 3 - 4 listings for every sale, so a sellers’ market still in most areas. Some areas of the city (Central Toronto) fit this model. Other areas of the GTA have 5 listings for every sale, or a balanced market. King City on the other hand has 10 listings for each sale, a buyers’ market. Condominium apartments on the other hand are a hot commodity, with one sale for every 2 listings.
     
    Currently every segment of the market in the city is experiencing a  different market  and that’s not taking into account detached or semi-detached homes, again, a difference that’s important to the strategy when buying or selling.
    More than ever before, that’s the value an experienced realtor brings to the table, giving you the necessary information so you can make the right decision.
     
    If you are trying to figure out the market, or have a friend who is considering buying or selling, please give me a call – I would love to help, however I can.
     
    As always, thank you for your support and referrals – they are so appreciated.
     
    Have a great September!
     
     
    Your Friend in Real Estate, 

  • REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE AUGUST 2017 - TORONTO - GTA

     

    Dear Friends,

    Another good month for the Toronto Real Estate Board, as TREB members sold 5,921 homes in July. The average sale price now stands at $857 823, up 17% over year-end 2016 of $729,827. There are 18,751 active listings on the market and with an anticipated sale of 5,500 homes in August, there are 4 listings, (homes listed for sale) for the average buyer to choose from. These are averages, with some areas having only two listings available per sale, others having 6 or more homes for sale. A balanced market is described as 4-6 listings available per sale, a seller's market is described as less than 4 listings per sale and a buyer's market is described as 6 + listings per sale.

    Are you wondering why I said another good month, when the statistics talk about the market being down 40% year-over-year? That's the challenge with some statistics, they don't give you the wider picture. If Michael Jordan scored 60 points in a game (which he did 5 times in his career) and then the next game only scored 30 points, the headlines would read Michael Jordan’s scoring down 50% ! Not really reflective of what happened or the quality of the game that he had ~ we must remember it's a statistic and that the Toronto Real Estate Market in 2016 was a record year.

    With 2016 being the most active year ever in the history of TREB, and March 2017 where average prices increased by 30%, we have to take the comparison statistics with a grain of salt, as they do not reflect the reality of the current more normal real estate market.

    The economy, interest rates ( slight change here ), high immigration, high demand, lack of inventory, remain favourable for both sellers and buyers. The government housing policies, while making some buyers delay their decision, will have no long-term impact on the Toronto real estate prices as we've seen in Vancouver. In fact, on average, in July homes sold at 98% of asking price with an average time on the market of 21 days. Good properties marketed well, are still selling quickly.

    The wait-and-see attitude of some buyers and the normal slower summer market has created an opportunity for those who missed the market earlier this year to buy.

    If you're thinking of purchasing or know of someone who is considering buying or selling, please give me a call ~ I'll be happy to help.

    As always, thank you friends and family for your referrals ~ they are so appreciated.

    Have a great August!

    Your Friend in Real Estate,

    Suzana ( Sue ) Davies , Sales Representative Remax Realtron

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  • REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE JUNE 2017 ~ TORONTO/GTA

    Dear Friends ,

    Traditionally, the Toronto spring market’s months of April and May are the most active months for Toronto realtors. 2017 bucked that trend, as March’s record breaking number of 12,027 homes sold (18% more than March 2016) took many buyers that would have normally purchased in the spring market.

    While the 10,196 homes sold in May are great numbers, they are down 20% from May 2016. The listing inventory increased to 18,477 homes and though it’s an improvement, we are still in a Sellers’ market.

    The question of price is a great question. The prices that homes sold in February and March were record breaking prices, perhaps over inflated due to competition and the media. As the market took a breather after 30% plus price increases, those sellers who had bought and were waiting to sell in the spring market are now not getting the prices they expected. Today’s sales are not getting March’s record breaking prices. Prices are still strong, however they are down from the prices we saw in March. Sellers caught owning two properties have to adjust their price expectation. The result, prices down. Many sellers pricing their home correctly in the new market conditions are getting multiple offers and selling quickly.

    The good news is that the underlying factors that have caused price increases in the Toronto market have not changed. Lack of supply, low interest rates, high immigration, a strong economy and other positive factors mean that prices will continue to rise at a more normal 4%-7%.

    Some buyers have adopted a “wait and see attitude” before they act, this reduces competition. Over the next two months Sellers with two homes will reduce their prices so as not to be stuck with two properties. These factors will create a great opportunity to buy before we see a return to higher prices. Prices will not go up 30% in one month, but the demand is too high for prices not to increase.

    If you are considering buying or know of someone who is thinking of buying, give me a call. Let me share with you my thoughts about why Toronto prices can only increase. The rest of the world thinks Toronto is a great place to live and invest in real estate, we should as well!

    Have a great month!

    Your Friend in Real Estate,

    Suzana ( Sue ) Davies , Sales Representative Remax Realtron

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  • Real Estate Market Update March 2017 Toronto ~ GTA

    Dear Friends, 

    It is more of the same, with no end in sight! 

    That pretty much sums up the Toronto real estate market. Record level sales, record level prices as 8,014 residential homes sold in February through the Toronto Real Estate Board MLS system. 

    It’s obvious that many Greater Toronto Area households as well as overseas investors continue to view Canadian home ownership as a great long-term investment. The high demand for ownership housing is broad-based, with strong sales growth for most low-rise home types and condominium apartments. This makes sense given the results of a recent consumer survey undertaken by Ipsos, which found an even split between intending first-time buyers and existing homeowners who indicated that they were planning on purchasing a home in 2017. 

    While the demand for ownership housing grew over the past year, new listings were down on a year-over-year basis by 12.5% further putting pressure on prices. Annual rates of price growth continued to be strongest for low-rise home types, particularly detached houses. Growth rates for condominium apartment prices were also in the double digits, likely a result of strong demand from first-time buyers and investors. 

    Though it sounds self-serving, I cannot stress enough the importance of an experienced full time realtor to help you in the purchase and sale of property. Last year, the Toronto Real Estate Board reported approximately 226,000 transactions shared by about 49,000 realtors, or less than 5 sales each! Really not enough practice to stay on top of one’s game. 

    If you have some real estate questions, or know of someone considering buying or selling, give me a call. I’ll be happy to put my experience to work for you. 

    I hope you have a great March! 

    Your Friend in Real Estate,

    Suzana ( Sue ) Davies , Sales Representative Remax Realtron

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  • Real Estate Market Update February 2017 Toronto ~ GTA

    Dear Friends,

    With the sale of 5,188 homes, January 2017 became the most active January in the history of the Toronto real estate board, just slightly outselling January 2007’s 5,175 sales and January 2008’s 5,075 sales.

    It’s no surprise that the annual rates of sales growth were higher for condominium apartments than for low-rise home types. As prices continue to increase and first time buyers (estimated to account for half of the sales) can no longer afford low rise type homes, so it’s natural that they turn to condominiums as well as those communities outside of Toronto where prices are more reasonable. We have already seen and will continue to see price increases in those “bedroom communities” an hour outside of Toronto.

    The big challenge continues to be low inventory. The demand is so strong that homes are snapped up as they hit the market. Unfortunately, there does not appear to be an end in sight to this trend.

    A strong economy, large immigration, international investors and job seekers from other provinces all put pressure on the real estate market, and that means prices will continue to increase.

    It truly is a difficult market for buyers as they scramble to buy something affordable as prices continue to escalate. More than ever before, it’s critical to have a full time, experienced professional looking after your real estate needs. With just about every house experiencing multiple offers and bidding wars, it’s simply not enough to just throw in an offer. There is a lot more that goes into looking after the best needs of your client, proper research and consultation to know what price to offer in a constant changing market. That is where my expertise comes in.

    Give me a call if you are considering purchasing or know of a friend who is, and I will put my experience and expertise to work for you.

     

    I hope you had a great February!

    Your Friend in Real Estate,

    Suzana ( Sue ) Davies , Sales Representative Remax Realtron

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  • REAL ESTATE UPDATE:LAND TRANSFER TAX ~ TORONTO ~ GTA

    URGENT UPDATE!

    Purchasers MUST be either a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada to Claim the Land Transfer Tax Refund.

    CHANGE OF DEFINITION OF "PURCHASER" WHO QUALIFY FOR PROVINCIAL LAND TRANSFER TAX REFUND FOR FIRST-TIME HOME BUYERS

    Registrants are reminded of the new definition of "purchaser" as set out in subsection 9.2(1) of the Land Transfer Tax Act.

     

    In addition to previous eligibility criteria, in order to claim the refund on registrations completed on or after January 1, 2017, a purchaser must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada. A Permanent Resident of Canada means a permanent resident as defined in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada).

     

    The new definition applies to all registrations based on agreements of purchase and sale entered on or after November 14, 2016.

     

    The new definition has not resulted into any changes to the Land Transfer Tax statements that must be completed when claiming the provincial land transfer tax refund for first-time homebuyers. 

    For further information, please contact the Ministry of Finance:

     

    Ministry of Finance

    Compliance Branch

    Tax Compliance & Benefits Division

    PO Box 625

    33 King St. West

    Oshawa, ON L1H 8H9

     

    Tel: 1 (866) 668 ONT TAXS

    Fax: 1 (905) 433 5770

    Teletypewriter (TTY): 1 (800) 263 7776

    Website: ontario.ca/finance

    Your Friend in Real Estate,

    Suzana ( Sue ) Davies , Sales Representative Remax Realtron

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  • Real Estate Market Update January 2017 - Toronto - GTA

    Dear Friends, 

    No surprise to hear that 2016 was the second consecutive record year for home sales for the Toronto Real Estate Board, as Realtors reported 5,338 homes sold, up 8.6% over December 2015. This brought the total number of sales in 2016 to 113,133, up 11.8% over 2015. The overall average selling price for calendar year 2016 was $729,922 – up 17.3% compared to 2015’s final price of $622,121. 

    What can we expect in 2017? More of the same. Low inventory, high demand, and increased prices, as none of the factors from 2016 have changed. 

    The strongest rate of growth of all home types in 2016, was in condominium apartments, up 18.5%, with the average condominium apartment selling at $440,669 Why? This is because as prices of other home types became unaffordable to first time buyers, they had no choice but to look at condominium apartments. 

    The next big areas of price increase? The outskirts like;  Hamilton, Barrie, Newmarket, Oshawa, Pickering, etc. Those people who cannot afford Toronto prices, but are willing to drive in order to get the home they crave, will have few other options. 

    Experience and knowledge. Those are the two most important factors when choosing any professional. Whether it is a doctor, lawyer, car mechanic, gardener, cleaning lady or real estate agent. Choosing by price generally does not end well. The number of real estate agents has grown exponentially in the last few year’s as people believe it’s an easy business. As they realize the difficulties, they lower their prices to get business. I have seen many cases, where the seller saved $15,000 in commission and lost $50,000 +++ in the sale price of their home. 

    If you are looking to purchase or know of someone who is, please give me a call and let me put my experience and knowledge to work for you - you will be pleased with my results! 

    Have a great 2017!  Please feel free to call me and chat if you have any questions, after all, you have a friend in Real Estate! 

    Your Friend in Real Estate,

    Suzana ( Sue ) Davies , Sales Representative Remax Realtron

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  • REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE DECEMBER 2016 - TORONTO - GTA

    Dear Friends, 

    Toronto real estate board members reported the sale of 8,547 homes in November 2016. This result represented a 16.5% price increase compared to November 2015. The average price of a home was up approximately 22% compared to a year ago and now stands at $729, 849. 

    The talk of lack of inventory, increase in prices, strong demand and buyers frustrated by the lack of listings is old news. This is the marketplace that we've been familiar with for the last five years. What is new, is that prices have reached a level that many buyers are now starting to find difficult to qualify for a mortgage and to purchase. One example of this is that there were many condominiums available in the $350,000 ~ $450,000 range two months ago and now those condos have all pretty much disappeared. It’s difficult to find a decent 500 square foot condominium for $400,000 today. 

    Toronto real estate is particularly challenging for the first time home buyer + their ability to afford. The result? First time home buyers will have to go further away from the city in order to find the home that they're looking for, at a price they can afford.

    Markets such as Barrie, Oshawa, Brock, Hamilton are a great place to invest or to buy a home. They all have nice mature communities relatively close to the city and the rents are similar to Toronto without the huge capital investment. 

    No, there's not going to be a downturn. No, the bubble will not burst ~ the demand is just too strong ~ but for those people who cannot afford Toronto prices, it's time to look a little further out. 

    The key is to have a full-time real estate professional like me who is knowledgeable and will work hard to get you what you're looking for. Whether it’s Toronto or the outskirts give me a call and I will put my expertise to work for you. 

    If you know of someone thinking of buying or selling or if you're looking for a great investment property give me a call ~ I'm never too busy for your referrals. 

    Have a great December!

    Your Friend in Real Estate,

    Suzana ( Sue ) Davies , Sales Representative Remax Realtron

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  • REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE NOVEMBER 2016 - TORONTO - GTA

    November 2016

    Dear Friends,

    The Toronto real estate market continued its torrid pace with the sale of 9,768 homes. The largest annual rate of sales growth was in the condominium apartment market segment, primarily due to the affordability factors, as other home types prices continue to move out of the reach of some first time buyers.

     

    The big news in October was the CBC’s Marketplace hidden camera expose of real estate agents. They found some agents would break the rules by offering unfair advantages to potential clients in an effort to secure both ends of a deal (double enders) meaning the same agent represents both the buyer and the seller.

    This type of action is despicable. Not only is it unethical, but is unfair to other buyers who are blocked from buying the property and costs the seller many thousands of dollars. Houses that are sold overnight by the listing agent (double ended) are suspect of this behaviour. If an agents says they double end more than 15% of their own listings, beware!

    Ethics, honesty and integrity are critical in all aspects of life. If you are looking for someone to protect your interests and treat you like family, here I am!

    While the average prices continue to rise, it’s still a good time to buy as rents have increased as well and that helps as an additional income source as well as makes for a great investment. Give me a call, I am never too busy to chat or for your referrals.

     

    Have a great November! 

     

    Your Friend in Real Estate, 

    Suzana ( Sue ) Davies

    Sales Representative Remax Realtron

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