After You’ve Unpacked in Your New Etobicoke Home

When the move is over and you have unpacked, you’ll finally be able to relax and enjoy your new Etobicoke home! Right? Well, close! As much as we want everything to be smooth sailing after a move – you really never know what can happen, so there are a few precautions you should take in the days and weeks immediately after a move.

It can be tempting to shuffle all of your paperwork into the same drawer where all of the OTHER boring details are files – but there are somethings you are going to want to make sure are easily accessible, and very secure. I like to recommend a fireproof strongbox kept in the basement of a closer for certain items.

Chief among these are your insurance and  transaction records in a safe place where you will be able to find them.moving-luxury-home-etobicoke-real-estate Continue reading

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Assessing an Etobicoke Property’s Long Term Potential

You see a home on the market that you like. Should you buy it? Before you make an offer, it’s a good idea to get a sense of an Etobicoke property’s long-term potential. After all, a property is not just a potential home, it’s also an important investment.

Most people only buy a few homes throughout their lifetimes – and may purchase just one or two. This means that you need to think about your future when you are making such a big decision.

The long term potential of a house is going to impact your financial future in many ways:

  • What kind of home you can buy afterwards,
  • how comfortably you can retire,
  • How much money you will be able to save and pass on to family.

Clearly, you want to make the best decision possible for you and yours.


Keep the following in mind to assess long term potential:

  • Is the area’s average income increasing? The more affluent a neighborhood becomes, the higher the property values.
  • Are employment opportunities growing nearby? If jobs are leaving the area, housing prices will likely decline.
  • Are there any nearby housing or community developments that will enhance the quality of life in the area? If a park with a quiet walking trail, or a prestigious golf course, is being built nearby, the value of the neighborhood will increase.
  • Is the crime rate on the rise or decline? This can have a significant impact on future property values.
  • Are there public transit lines located nearby? Studies show that housing prices increase in areas where public transit is close and convenient.
  • Is the property located in a neighborhood dominated by higher priced homes?
  • Does the property have features that will always be valued by home buyers, such as a large kitchen or spacious backyard.
  • Are there short-term negatives about the area that will eventually disappear, such as loud construction projects? Once those negatives are gone, house prices will often jump.

If you’re considering a home, but want to be confident it will serve you well in the long term – look no further! I have helped many people make fantastic investments – and I would love to help you too! Call  me at 416-762-8255 or e-mail me today and we’ll set some SMART goals to get you to where you want to be!

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Toronto and Etobicoke Real Estate Homes Sales for April 2017

Toronto and Etobicoke Real Estate Home Sales for February 2017

Looking for current information on Toronto and Etobicoke Real Estate Home Sales for April 2017?

Strong Growth in New Listings in April

Toronto Real Estate Board President Larry Cerqua announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® entered 33.6 per cent more new listings into TREB’s MLS® System in April 2017, at 21,630, compared to the same month in 2016. New listings were up by double-digits for all low-rise home types, including detached and semi-detached houses and townhouses. New listings for condominium apartments were at the same level as last year.

Total sales for the TREB market area as a whole amounted to 11,630 – down 3.2 per cent year-over-year. One issue underlying this decline was the fact that Easter fell in April in 2017 versus March in 2016, which resulted in fewer working days this year compared to last and, historically, most sales are entered into TREB’s MLS® System on working days.

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How to Add Value to Your Home Contest!

Increasing Your Wealth with Home Improvements and Announcing a Contest!

Have you been thinking of selling your home and in the back of your mind you’re trying to figure out where to invest your money, so you get the most return on your investment? If so, you are not alone. I hear this question all the time from my clients who want to make some improvements to sell or to add value that will attract a lot of buyers down the road, when it is time to sell.

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Toronto West and Etobicoke Neighbourhoods


Looking in Toronto West and Etobicoke Neighbourhoods? If you’re looking for the very best real estate in Toronto West and Etobicoke living, some of these charming communities offer outstanding real estate values.  Having lived in and worked in these communities, I’ve seen many neighbourhoods evolve over the years and can bring you extra expertise.

Talk about a neighbourhood that has changed!  Beginning as farming country in the 19th century, then a thriving industrial corridor, then a practically abandoned industrial corridor, New Toronto is one of the hot spots for young professionals looking for a small-town environment, a vital waterfront and a charm all its own.

Here are just a few highlights of this neighbourhood:

  • The local public high school, Lakeshore Collegiate Institute, is recognized as one of the top in the Toronto district and is next-door to the  MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence, a $34-million four-pad complex.
  • Father John Redmond Catholic Secondary School is the designated Regional Arts Centre for the Toronto Catholic District School Board
  • Humber College opened their Lakeshore Campus among the collection of stunning late Victorian buildings which once housed an insane asylum!  Didn’t I say this neighbourhood had changed?

New Toronto borders Lake Ontario with a western boundary of 23rd St, the Canadian National Railways mainline to the north and Dwight Avenue to the east.


The oldest of the former Lakeshore Communities, Mimico began as a little sawmill settlement at the mouth of Mimico Creek.  Today, its scenic lakefront and low real estate prices make it a true bargain for those looking for small-town living a short distance from the city. It’s even on the Queen streetcar line!  Housing options run the gamut from quaint bungalows on large lots to stately Victorians to ultra-modern high-rise condominiums.  There really is something for everyone in this unique village and with several development initiatives underway, a Mimico home can be a shrewd investment!

The boundaries of Mimico are Evans Ave., Algoma St. and Manitoba St. to the north, Lake Ontario to the south, a line midway between Fleeceline Rd. and Louisa St. to the east, with the western boundary along a line through Dwight Avee and St.George St.


Beginning its life as “Sea Breeze Park” a summer resort for the affluent, Long Branch still boasts some of the prettiest shoreline to be found in the Toronto West and Etobicoke area.

Once home to the historical Long Branch munitions factory, Long Branch is a true “bedroom” community of detached bungalows, multi-million-dollar waterfront mansions and economical condominiums, as residents enjoy the idyllic small-town “resort” environment, wetland habitat trail and a vibrant shopping district, all within an easy commute of the bustling city.  In addition to the 24-hour streetcar line, there’s also a GO station here and you’re never more than a 10-minute walk from the lake!

Boundaries of Long Branch are Lake Ontario on the south, Etobicoke Creek  to the west, the Canadian National Railway mainline to the north, and 23rd St. to the east

AlderwoodFirst developed in 1920 as “New Toronto Heights” Alderwood is a long-established residential community characterized by single family homes, many of which were constructed at the end of the second world war.  Sir Adam Beck Centre, a multi-use recreational facility featuring a primary school, a public library, a day care centre and fitness facilities connected to the newly renovated Alderwood Pool, is evidence this is a neighbourhood on the rise and may be the perfect place for you to find your home!

Alderwood’s boundaries are Etobicoke Creek to the west, the Gardiner Expressway to the north, CPR railway to the east and CNR railway to the south.

Eatonville Etobicoke Sold StatisticsRemember Eaton’s department stores?  They were once the largest retailer in Canada.  In the 1890s, they opened a 400-acre farm west of Toronto to provide a reliable supply of milk, eggs, poultry, and vegetables for their stores.  They also donated a little parcel of that farm to the local community on which to build a school.  The school was named “Eatonville School” in their honor and the name stuck on that neighbourhood of Etobicoke.

Today, Eatonville is home to  a wide diversity of cultures and incomes.  There are plenty of wonderful first-time buyer opportunities and such amenities as the acclaimed Eatonville branch of the Toronto Public Library and the Etobicoke Civic Centre make it an excellent choice for your new home search! Ask me about its rich history and heritage!

Eatonville is south of Rathburn Rd., north of Dundas St., east of Renforth Dr., and west of Kipling Ave

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Please contact me for more information about these Toronto West and Etobicoke neighborhoods or any other areas that interest you. The Cizmar name has been synonymous with Toronto West and Etobicoke real estate for nearly half-a-century. I would be pleased to help you too.

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20 Brynston Road, Etobicoke For LEASE

Come check out this fully renovated executive rental at 20 Brynston Road, Etobicoke For LEASE. Beautifully renovated with Executive Details. Open Concept Living Room with Coffered Ceiling, LED lighting & Marble Fireplace, Chic Stainless Steel Glass Railings, Stately White Kitchen with Granite Counters and Marble Herringbone Backsplash, Red Oak Hdwd Flrs Thruout, All New Windows, Glass Tub Surround with Dual Sinks, Fnshd Bsmt with Large Recroom, 3 Pc Bath and Oversized Extra Bdrm. Wonderful Neighbourhood Close to John G. Althouse, TTC, Shopping, Parks, Hwys…

No Smokers or Pets please: New Stainless Steel Fridge, Stove, Rangehood, Diswasher, Front Load Washer & Dryer, All Light Fixtures, Broadloom Where Laid, Hot Water Tank On Demand

1 Year Lease Preferred. Rental Application, Credit Check Report, References, Job Letter, First & Last and 10 Post Dated Cheques Please all enquiries to [email protected] 


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How I can helping You With Your Toronto Home Sale

How I can help You With Your Toronto Home Sale




Entering into a Listing Agreement is the first formal step in marketing your home to prospective buyers. As your chosen real estate professional, I will:


Explain the Listing Agreement document, a contract that commits Royal LePage to market your home for a specified period of time in exchange for a marketing fee or commission, paid upon successful closing of your home sale.


Discuss the marketing fee and the specific value you will receive in exchange for that fee.


Outline the details of the agreement including the asking price, a description of the property, inclusions and exclusions, annual property taxes, and any rights of way, easements, liens, or charges against the property.


Request any required supporting documents such as a property survey, property tax receipts, deed or title search documentation.


Ask you to authorize your mortgage lender to verify your current mortgage details, where applicable.


Request other documentation such as expenses related to heating, electrical and water consumption as well as receipts for any home improvements to assist your home sale.


Ask for Help:

I can help navigate through the required documentation for listing your home. Put my expertise to work for you and learn more about these steps in your home sale. Call or email me today for your FREE No Obligation Strategy Session.







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How I can help you with your Toronto home search

How I can help you with your Toronto home search




Begin your Toronto home search when you know what you need and want, and what you can afford. As your chosen real estate professional, I will:


Provide access to both MLS© listed properties and properties listed exclusively with Royal LePage.


Send you listings of the properties that match your specific criteria.


Ensure you receive new listings of properties that match your criteria as soon as they become available on the market.


Supply supplemental Toronto neighbourhood information like historical property values for the area, property taxes, schools and public transportation.


Help you hone your home search criteria, as required, with an appreciation for current market conditions.


Prescreen and preview the Toronto homes that best fit your criteria.


Show you the Toronto properties that you are interested in viewing.


Ask for Help:

I can help save you time and effort by connecting you to the available properties that meet your specific criteria. Put my expertise to work for you and learn more about these steps in your Toronto home purchase. Call or email me today to get started or for answers to some of your home buying questions.


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Toronto and Etobicoke Real Estate Homes Sales for March 2017

Toronto and Etobicoke Real Estate Home Sales for February 2017

Looking for current information on Toronto and Etobicoke Real Estate Home Sales for March 2017?

Tight Market Conditions Continue in March

Toronto Real Estate Board President Larry Cerqua announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 12,077 residential sales through TREB’s MLS® System in March 2017. This result represented a 17.7 per cent increase compared to the 10,260 sales reported in March 2016. For the TREB market area as a whole, annual sales growth was strongest for condominium apartments and detached houses.

The number of new listings also increased on a year-over-year basis, at 17,051 – a 15.2 per cent increase compared to March 2016. The strongest growth in new listings was experienced in the detached market segment. While new listings were up strongly compared to last year, the rate new listings growth was still lower than the rate of sales growth. As a result, GTA market conditions continued to tighten.

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104 Stephenson Crescent, Richmond Hill Bungalow For Sale

104 Stephenson Crescent, Richmond Hill is a wonderfully maintained bungalow by original owners since 1983! Welcoming and airy living space with sunny kitchen, custom rollout drawers, breakfast area and walk-out to fenced backyard.

Windows 7 years new, Roof 2.5 years new, de-icing system on roof & in downspouts, leaf guard installed eavestrough, His and Her closets in Master Bedroom, 3 Pc Bath in Bsmt, Huge Recroom, Utility/Workshop Room combined with Laundry gives plenty of storage space! Attached double car garage with side entrance and GDO. Great curb appeal on a quiet street close to Yonge St. shopping, Richmond Hill GO, Parks, Schools…Awaits your personal touch.

Include: Fridge, Stove, Front load Washer (2015), Dryer, All Electrical Light Fixtures, Broadloom Where Laid, All Window Coverings, GDO and Remote, Alarm System, Hot Water Tank  (Rental)

The Crosby Neighbourhood in Richmond Hill was also just ranked as #3 in the Top 25 Neighbourhoods in the Toronto GTA!

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