Toronto and Etobicoke Real Estate Homes Sales for April 2017

Posted on: May 9th, 2017

Toronto and Etobicoke Real Estate Home Sales for February 2017

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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!

Posted on: May 2nd, 2017

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

Posted on: April 25th, 2017

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.


NewToronto
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.


Mimico

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.


LongBranch

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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How I can helping You With Your Toronto Home Sale

Posted on: April 18th, 2017

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

Posted on: April 11th, 2017

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

Posted on: April 5th, 2017

Toronto and Etobicoke Real Estate Home Sales for February 2017

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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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Carpet Care a Good Investment for Your Home

Posted on: March 28th, 2017

Carpet Care a Good Investment for Your Home

Carpet Care a Good Investment for Your Home

If you’re thinking of installing wall-to-wall carpet in your home, you’ll want to be sure
this “permanent fixture” will wear well.

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Thinking of Selling Your Home? Always Be Ready!

Posted on: March 21st, 2017

Thinking of Selling Your Home this year? My best advice to keep you ahead of the game? Always Be Ready!

If you’re thinking about making a move in the coming year (or you’re just mildly curious about the possibility), you could be well-served by being prepared in advance.

Here are a few basic steps you can follow, in order to put yourself in a more advantageous position to respond when opportunity knocks.

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What you need to know now if you are buying a home in Toronto this year.

Posted on: March 14th, 2017

More changes are happening for you if you are planning on buying a home in Toronto this year!

Etobicoke Real Estate

One such change, CMHC is increasing its homeowner mortgage loan insurance premiums as a result of a regular review of insurance products. New regulatory capital requirements came into effect on January 1, 2017 and require mortgage insurers to hold additional capital. Capital requirements are an important factor in determining mortgage loan insurance premiums.

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Toronto and Etobicoke Real Estate Homes Sales for February 2017

Posted on: March 6th, 2017

Toronto and Etobicoke Real Estate Home Sales for February 2017

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Toronto Real Estate Board President Larry Cerqua announced Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 8,014 residential sales through TREB’s MLS® System in February. Despite the fact February 2016 had one more day due to the leap year day. This result was up on a year-over-year basis by 5.7 % compared to 7,583 sales reported last year.Looking for current information on Toronto and Etobicoke Real Estate Home Sales for February 2017?

“The February statistics tell me that many Greater Toronto Area households continue to view home ownership as a great long-term investment. The high demand for ownership housing we’re seeing 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 for TREB 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,” said Cerqua.

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