Toronto, ON Real Estate News

By Diane Plant, Broker, TorontoHomeSearch: Forest Hill Real Estate
(Forest Hill Real Estate Inc, Brokerage)
Canadian home sales posted their third month-over-month increase on the way to breaking March’s previous record.  Driven by activity in the GTA and Vancouver, home sales increased 1.5% month-over-month in March, and 12.2% year-over-year, according to the Canadian Real Estate Board.The GTA is heading into the spring home buying season with soaring demand and a shortage of listings,” CREA President Cliff Iverson said. “Meanwhile, other major urban markets in Canada are well balanced or are amply supplied.”Sales were up month-over-month in nearly 60 different markets, according to CREA.“Single family home sales in the GTA set new records for the month of March in the range between a-half and one-million dollars – as did sales above a million dollars,” Gregory Klump, CREA’s chief economist,...
Comments 0
By Sara Kareer, Boutique Real Estate Services to Buyers & Sellers
(Re/Max Realty One Inc., Brokerage)
Phil Kessel sells his Toronto Condo in the Sky  Former Toronto Maple Leaf forward, Phil Kessel, has sold his mansion in the sky.  Boasting 5000+ sqft of living space, this 3+1 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom Condominium in downtown Toronto also had 5 walkouts to a wrap-around Terrace.  Now that's condo living at its best.            If you missed out on this deal, I can show you other units in the building... at every price range.  Call me today to see the best condominiums in Downtown Toronto.  Who knows, maybe you'll run into someone you know.   
Comments 0
By Anne Lok, Toronto Modern Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Toronto Realty)
Back in 2014, Toronto's Queen West neighbourhood was named the second coolest neighbourhood to live in by Vogue magazine.  Toronto made it to Vogue again as one of the top 11 favorite places for the food scene. I am a big foodie, and it's hard for me not to find every excuse to write about the Toronto gastronomic scene.  The diversity of  restaurants has exploded in the last couple of years. Torontoniansare spoiled with so many culinary specializations, from traditional to fusion to experimental, from farm-to-fork to fine dining, from micro-breweries to distilleries, from indie cafes and roasters to artisan patisseries. A smorgasbord of living which represents the cultural diversity in Toronto.   A high concentration of these restaurants have plugged themselves in character neighbourhoo...
Comments 1
By Marina Gavrylyuk, Homes & Condos for Sale in Mississauga and Toronto
(Sutton Group Summit)
After purchasing a new home, buyers are often focused on securing a good mortgage, hiring a reputable moving company, and preparing for moving day.Those are all important. Just don’t forget about home insurance! It’s an easy detail to miss. If you wait until the last minute to make those arrangements, you may not have time to shop around and get the best policy and rate.When is the ideal time to shop for home insurance? When your offer is accepted. Don’t leave it until the last minute. 
Comments 1
By Diane Plant, Broker, TorontoHomeSearch: Forest Hill Real Estate
(Forest Hill Real Estate Inc, Brokerage)
Strong March home sales figures help push Q1 transactions to record high There were 10,326 sales in March and 22,575 sales in the first quarter, according to the Toronto Real Estate Board.“At the beginning of 2016, TREB’s outlook for the year pointed to a strong possibility of a second consecutive record year for home sales,” Toronto Real Estate Board President Mark McLean said in a release. “This outlook was based, in part, on upbeat consumer survey results pointing to robust home buying intentions.  It is clear that these upbeat intentions have translated into record first quarter results.”However, while sales hit highs, listings slumped.“Demand was clearly not an issue in the first three months of 2016, regardless of the housing market segment being considered.  The supply of listing...
Comments 2
By Rosalind Nicholas, Toronto Condo Real Estate Agent, Toronto ON
(RE/MAX Condos Plus Corporation, Brokerage)
Have you had a Buyer put in an Offer without viewing the property?  It happened to me over the weekend. I spent the afternoon showing them several condo units. There was one that they liked but it was already sold and waiting for deposit. So, we went back to the office to chat and see what else was listed that met their criteria; and there was a lisiting …. 0 days on the market, ie: just listed that day ……  My Buyers wanted to see the pictures ….. showed it to them …….  I was surprised .....  when he said, lets put in an offer. I tried to book a late showing …… he said, "I am a ’dynamic person’" …… "I want you to submit the offer now; I don’t need to view the unit!!!" …. I did as instructed, and he wanted to offer more, than what I suggested! The offer was accepted within hours.  
Comments 5
By Anne Lok, Toronto Modern Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Toronto Realty)
CONTACT ME FOR THE WYATT PRICE, FLOOR PLANS AND SUITE SELECTION. FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW.  The Wyatt Condos in Regent Park Phase 3 built by Daniels Corp is now on sale for VIP agents and their clients before release to the public!This modern condo designed by KPMB Architects will be located at the corner of Sumach St and Dundas St E. Units will go on sale this Fall. I am currently registering clients for the VIP one day exclusive sale for the best suites to go on sale at the promotional price, and you will receive the pricing and floor plans before the public sale. Situated in East Downtown with the benefits of immediate surrounding neighbourhoods such as Cabbagetown, Corktown, Riverside, and the Downtown core, and minutes from DVP and Gardiner Expressway! View the online tour of area a...
Comments 0
By Marina Gavrylyuk, Homes & Condos for Sale in Mississauga and Toronto
(Sutton Group Summit)
Before shopping for a new home, people often create a “wish list” of the features they desire most. That's a good way to ensure you choose a home that best fits your needs and desires. For example, you might want an extra bedroom for guests, ample space for a home office, a local playground for the kids, and so forth.However, many buyers don’t make their lists complete enough. You might find a home with the extra bedroom and nearby playground you want, only to realize, too late, that your commute to work becomes twice as long. You missed the importance of the commute because it wasn’t on your list. Ouch!When you make your wish list, don’t be afraid to dream big. You might not be able to find a home that includes everything you desire, but you may be surprised by just how close you can g...
Comments 3
By Anne Lok, Toronto Modern Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Toronto Realty)
What's new in Regent Park?The Regent Park 15 year Revitalization is now 50% complete. Phase 2 is near completion and phase 3 has broken ground. Regent park has a transit score of 98, and its proximity to DVP and Gardiner Expressway, walking distance to Cabbagetown, Riverside, Corktown, the Historic Distillery, Canary District, and Historic King East Design District, is a neighbourhood that offers the best value in Toronto Downtown real estate. Whether you are an investor or homebuyer, you will get the benefits of living in this masterplanned community close to vibrant urban scene.                                                                                                         George Brown College Fashion Exchange, 63 Regent Park Blvd.On March 29th, George Brown College and the co...
Comments 1
By Marina Gavrylyuk, Homes & Condos for Sale in Mississauga and Toronto
(Sutton Group Summit)
You shop for a home. You find one you like. You make an offer — conditional on a satisfactory home inspection.Okay so far.Then the inspector discovers a problem with the home that may require an expensive repair or renovation. Perhaps the frame in the front door is cracked; or there's a leak in the roof; or the furnace is due to be replaced.What do you do?You don't want to pass up an opportunity to purchase what could be your dream home. On the other hand, you don't want to have to deal with potentially costly repairs.First, keep in mind that you did the right thing.It's always a good idea to get a home inspected by a professional before the offer is finalized. A qualified home inspector will go over the property with a fine tooth comb, top to bottom, inside and out, inspecting the stru...
Comments 1
By Anne Lok, Toronto Modern Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Toronto Realty)
SOCAN [Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada] recently did a survey that tabulates which neighbourhoods in Canada has the most royalty-earning songwriters and composers per capita. By narrowing the statistics down to the postal code based on royalty cheque earnings mailed out to the 135,000 members nation wide, Toronto's Trinity Bellwoods/ Little Portugal, Parkdale/ Roncesvalles, Dufferin/ Dovercourt Village, and Christie Pits made it to the shortlist  as the centre of music creation for songwriters and composers. The M6J postal code of Trinity/ Little Portugal was ranked the most successful.  6 of Greater Montreal neighbourhoods grabbed most of the spots on the top 10 list.  Interesting that these creative neighbourhoods all fall under the urban old Toronto zones...
Comments 2
By Diane Plant, Broker, TorontoHomeSearch: Forest Hill Real Estate
(Forest Hill Real Estate Inc, Brokerage)
DO YOU HAVE STUDENTS GOING TO UNIVERSITY DOWNTOWN TORONTO? Don't pay the landlord's mortgage, pay your own.NEW PRICE !!! 32 Davenport Unit 304 Now $669,900. 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom,Open House mARCH 19 & 20, 2-4www.32davenport.comwww.homesearchintoronto.com  Please come by and meet the agentsDiane Plant, BrokerSteven Plant, Sales Representative    ‪#‎32davenport‬,‪#‎openhouse‬,‪#‎weekendopenhouse‬,‪#‎yorkvillecondo‬,‪#‎1bedroomcondo‬,‪#‎bloorst‬,‪#‎annex‬,‪#‎dianeplant‬,‪#‎homesearchintoronto‬
Comments 0
By Marina Gavrylyuk, Homes & Condos for Sale in Mississauga and Toronto
(Sutton Group Summit)
It’s great when you have lots of time to prepare for something important. But life doesn’t always happen that way. Sometimes you have to move quickly, and do the best you can with the time you have.Say, for example, you had to get your house ready for sale, and you only had a week to do so. What could you do in those few days to make your home as attractive as possible to potential buyers? Here are some ideas: Clean the house from top to bottom. Make it look “guest ready”. Get rid of as much clutter as possible. If necessary, put some things in storage. Try to make every room look organized and spacious. Get all minor repairs done. Paint. It’s the fastest and cheapest way to dramatically improve the look of any room. Don’t forget the outdoors. Prune the hedges, sweep the walkways, and d...
Comments 1
By Rosalind Nicholas, Toronto Condo Real Estate Agent, Toronto ON
(RE/MAX Condos Plus Corporation, Brokerage)
Downtown Toronto rental market …….  Yesterday, when I was in the office, late in the evening, one of my colleagues was also there .…..his wife was calling, to find out when he would be home ……. He was busy working on 3 offers on a rental listing!  He told me it was a 1 bedroom condo unit with no parking ……. I shared with him that I went through a similar situation last weekend. The showings started on Friday and on Saturday, I had 3 offers. It leased for full price.   This same rental listing of mine in 2014 was on the market for a few weeks before it leased; for under asking price.  Right now, the Downtown Toronto rental market is very active.   
Comments 0
By Marina Gavrylyuk, Homes & Condos for Sale in Mississauga and Toronto
(Sutton Group Summit)
It often surprises me how lightly some of the home owners and also some of my colleges treat rentals.I might be wrong, but I treat rentals just as seriously as I treat sales. I will not offer to do open houses or print super expensive brochures, but the rest bells and whistles Landlords are entitled to just like home Sellers.Our job as Realtors is to bring the world to the property (since we cant bring the property to the world) and how could we possibly do this without fabulous photographs, appealing descriptions, floor plans and all the possible advertising media.As to the Landlords, yes, I know, you are not selling your home, but it still needs to be cleaned, maintained and repaired to attract the Tenants you will be comfortable with.Got an investment property sitting empty? This is ...
Comments 2
By Anne Lok, Toronto Modern Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Toronto Realty)
60-61 Heintzman St Condos for Sale, the Junction, Toronto Find similar condos for sale to the Heintzman Place Condos at the Junction, TorontoGet the value of your Toronto home or condo in today's marketStop your search! If you are looking for a great condo complex in Toronto that offers great value and close to the central core, you have just found it. Heintzman Place condos couldn't be more conveniently located. Near the heart of the Junction at Dundas and Keele, many of the higher level south facing units in the complex have unobstructed views of the Lake. No car? No problem! This condo complex has a Walkscore of 93, ranking it as one of the top 1% of Walkscores in the country. Literally everything you would ever need to live is within walking distance. But, Heintztman Place also has...
Comments 1
By Anne Lok, Toronto Modern Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Toronto Realty)
Renovate a post-war bungalow home modern design ideas. As Toronto real estate home values continue to edge upwards, home owners living in 800 square feet condos who are looking to trade up to a family sized home have limited options in the Central Core due to the big price jump. For a row townhome, based on 2016 prices, a purchaser will be looking at anywhere between $600k for a newer small 3 bedroom to $1million or higher for a townhome larger than 1500 square feet. For this reason, it may make more sense to look into buying a modest freehold home, with the option to add more square footage. In some areas at the edge of the core, it is still possible to get a detached home for low $600k based on 2016 prices.The neighbourhoods riped for infill developments are East York, Birchcliffe-Cli...
Comments 0
By Marina Gavrylyuk, Homes & Condos for Sale in Mississauga and Toronto
(Sutton Group Summit)
Do you sometimes review the real estate ads in your local paper? Do you drive by an open house sign and feel the urge to stop and check it out? Those are common indications that, at least on some level, you’re thinking about the possibility of making a move.But how do you decide if you should actually move?The first step is to consider whether there are any practical reasons to consider buying a new home. What’s pushing you in that direction? Is your current home too small for your needs? Is the commute to work, for you or your spouse, too long? (Perhaps longer than you expected when you purchased the home?) Are there property features you would now like to have, such as a larger backyard or a more spacious kitchen? Has the neighbourhood changed in an undesirable way? Do you have person...
Comments 2
By Diane Plant, Broker, TorontoHomeSearch: Forest Hill Real Estate
(Forest Hill Real Estate Inc, Brokerage)
Open House March 5 & 6th 2-4 pm  "The Yorkville". A spectacular condominium building in the heart of the mid-town core close to Bloor St and Yorkville.   http://www32davenport.comThis unit is open space that is not obstructed by pillars in the Living Room.It is a corner unit  1 bedroom unit of approx. 727 sq ft (627 interior + 55 balcony)  with owned locker in the lower level.  1 bathroom has marble flooring and counter top. Rain shower.The bedroom can take a king size bed which is so rare in many condos. There are wall to wall closets in the foyer and bedroom.Hardwood flooring runs through out. The kitchen has a breakfast bar, Quartz Counter Tops, Lacquered Italian Kitchen &Built-in top-of-the-line Miele appliances: Fridge, Stove, Microwave, Oven, Dishwasher, induction stove is equippe...
Comments 1
By Diane Plant, Broker, TorontoHomeSearch: Forest Hill Real Estate
(Forest Hill Real Estate Inc, Brokerage)
"The Yorkville". A spectacular condominium building in the heart of the mid-town core close to Bloor St and Yorkville.This unit is open space that is not obstructed by pillars in the Living Room.It is a corner unit  1 bedroom unit of approx. 727 sq ft (627 interior + 55 balcony)  with owned locker in the lower level.  1 bathroom has marble flooring and counter top. Rain shower.The bedroom can take a king size bed which is so rare in many condos. There are wall to wall closets in the foyer and bedroom.Laminate flooring runs through out. The kitchen has a breakfast bar, Quartz Counter Tops, Lacquered Italian Kitchen &Built-in top-of-the-line Miele appliances: Fridge, Stove, Microwave, Oven, Dishwasher, stove is equipped with built-In Hood FanBuilding amenities include:ConciergeCardio room...
Comments 2