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By Diane Plant, Broker, TorontoHomeSearch: Forest Hill Real Estate
(Forest Hill Real Estate Inc, Brokerage)
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Toronto has finally broken the 1 million dollar barrier for the average price of a detached home.   The housing market continues to explode. 6,338 home sales through the TorontoMLS system in February 2015. An 11.3 % year-over-year increase. The overall count of active listings at the end of Febru...

By Rosalind Nicholas, Toronto Condo Real Estate Agent, Toronto ON
(RE/MAX Condos Plus Corporation, Brokerage)
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The Toronto condo market is still very active   Towards the end of 2014, builders were putting the finishing touches on about 10,000 new condo units in Toronto, that were made available to buyers in early 2015. This is eight times more than the monthly average over the past decade. The majority ...

By Rosalind Nicholas, Toronto Condo Real Estate Agent, Toronto ON
(RE/MAX Condos Plus Corporation, Brokerage)
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TTC Fares increase this Sunday   On March 1st 2014, there will be fare increases for those who ride the trains, buses and streetcars.   Children under 12 years of age will ride for free   Cash payment is $3.00 per adult Tokens or tickets will be $2.80 per adult   Weekly pass is $40.75 and Monthl...

By Rosalind Nicholas, Toronto Condo Real Estate Agent, Toronto ON
(RE/MAX Condos Plus Corporation, Brokerage)
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Before undertaking a renovation project …… short list of things to consider.  1.    Hire a reputable contractor and check references.  Also make sure that the contractor is licensed and insured. 2.    Most large renovations will need the contractor to obtain permits example for electrical work. ...

By Rosalind Nicholas, Toronto Condo Real Estate Agent, Toronto ON
(RE/MAX Condos Plus Corporation, Brokerage)
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Do Housing Forecasts mean anything? Almost every other week, there is some kind of forecast by economist, bankers, financiers, realtors, mortgage brokers ……… about the housing market.   The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. is forecasting that Ontario's economy will increase the demand for housi...

By Rosalind Nicholas, Toronto Condo Real Estate Agent, Toronto ON
(RE/MAX Condos Plus Corporation, Brokerage)
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Is Business ongoing, during cold Winter months?   Some people think there is no real estate business undertaken during the cold Winter months and that the housing market comes to a stop, when the temperature goes down to sub-zero numbers on the thermometer; to a great extent, that is true.   At ...

By Diane Plant, Broker, TorontoHomeSearch: Forest Hill Real Estate
(Forest Hill Real Estate Inc, Brokerage)
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  Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported a 14.9 per cent increase in the number of sales entered into the TorontoMLS system during the first two weeks of February 2015 compared to the same period in 2014. There was a total of 3,120 home sales during the first 14 days of February 2015.  The numbe...

By Rosalind Nicholas, Toronto Condo Real Estate Agent, Toronto ON
(RE/MAX Condos Plus Corporation, Brokerage)
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Frosty Valentine’s Day …….     Valentine’s Day in Toronto, ON is going to be cold. On Saturday evening it is going to be -16C and on Saturday night it is going to be -23C, feeling like -37C.   For some, the day will be a magical time for romance and others will be stressing-out, as to how to cop...

By Rosalind Nicholas, Toronto Condo Real Estate Agent, Toronto ON
(RE/MAX Condos Plus Corporation, Brokerage)
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Toronto, ON had a bone-chilling Thursday with the temperature at -16C and wind chill of -26C.   Residents bundled up to brace the frigid weather, which is expected to linger for the weekend. There has been an extreme cold weather alert in force for the city as the negative double-digit temperatu...

By Rosalind Nicholas, Toronto Condo Real Estate Agent, Toronto ON
(RE/MAX Condos Plus Corporation, Brokerage)
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The Bartholomew, Toronto, ON   A new development is being launched this Spring by The Daniels Corporation.   It is called ‘The Bartholomew’ and is to be located at Dundas Street East and Regent Street, in east Downtown Toronto, ON.   It will consist of a 13 storey residential condominium tower wi...

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By Rosalind Nicholas, Toronto Condo Real Estate Agent, Toronto ON
(RE/MAX Condos Plus Corporation, Brokerage)
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Small may be the way to go ……. micro condos   As more single people are wanting to own homes; and higher prices make cities like Toronto, ON unaffordable for single income or low income buyers, small may be the answer.   Also, investors are seeing it as an opportunity to buy small condos and rent...

By Rosalind Nicholas, Toronto Condo Real Estate Agent, Toronto ON
(RE/MAX Condos Plus Corporation, Brokerage)
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Today, the St. Lawrence Supper Club meets at the Hot House Restaurant, at the corner of Church and Front Street starting at 5.30 PM. The cost is $30 cash at the door.   The Supper Club will hear about the ‘Options for the Future’, of the Gardiner Expressway East. Currently, there is heavy traffi...

By Rosalind Nicholas, Toronto Condo Real Estate Agent, Toronto ON
(RE/MAX Condos Plus Corporation, Brokerage)
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  Waterfront Toronto and Menkes Developments   Yesterday, representatives of Waterfront Toronto announced plans for a new 350,000 sq. ft. Innovation Centre  that is expected to provide about 2,000 new jobs in the city.    The private sector, namely Menkes Developments is going to fund the buildin...

By Rosalind Nicholas, Toronto Condo Real Estate Agent, Toronto ON
(RE/MAX Condos Plus Corporation, Brokerage)
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Condominium Rental Units  versus  Purpose-Built Rental-Building Units   Recently, Urbanation has been engaged in consulting work, for the market in new purpose-built rental buildings.   In their research they found that some new purpose-built apartment rental projects have been achieving higher ...

By Rosalind Nicholas, Toronto Condo Real Estate Agent, Toronto ON
(RE/MAX Condos Plus Corporation, Brokerage)
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Local –a condominium project at Fort York Blvd in Toronto, ON   This project is located south of Fort York Blvd and north of Lakeshore Blvd. Local is a 15-storey boutique building in Onni’s master-plan community in the Fort York area. It is under construction and scheduled for completion this ye...

By Diane Plant, Broker, TorontoHomeSearch: Forest Hill Real Estate
(Forest Hill Real Estate Inc, Brokerage)
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Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 4,355 home sales through the TorontoMLS system during January 2015.  up 6.1 % over January 2014. During the same period, new listings were up by 9.5 %. The average selling price for January 2015 home sales was up by 4.9 % year-over-year to $552,575. The MLS® Home P...

By Rosalind Nicholas, Toronto Condo Real Estate Agent, Toronto ON
(RE/MAX Condos Plus Corporation, Brokerage)
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Items to freshen-up the home space   In the Winter we keep the windows and doors closed, so as to keep the warmth in and not let the cold air in. Many homes today, especially condo units are energy-efficient ‘sealed’ spaces.   So, people buy items to freshen-up the air in the space.  Some of the...

By Rosalind Nicholas, Toronto Condo Real Estate Agent, Toronto ON
(RE/MAX Condos Plus Corporation, Brokerage)
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Toronto, ON was named the best overall city to live in, by the U.K.-based magazine, The Economist.       Factors that were taken into account for the ranking were based on business environment, democracy, food security, safety and livability indices.   Although the overall rank was #1; Toronto wa...

By Rosalind Nicholas, Toronto Condo Real Estate Agent, Toronto ON
(RE/MAX Condos Plus Corporation, Brokerage)
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  A short list to keep Buyers and Sellers Happy.   To have a successful business in real estate we have to make sure Buyers and Sellers feel we have given them good service:   1.   We have to get to know our clients and build a professional relationship. Listen to them and also make sure to respo...

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