3830 Bathurst St. Ste. 611 $258,800

 Viva Condos! 5 Yrs New. Functional, East Facing, 678 Sf ,Sun Filled Open Concept Layout. Wall-Wall, Floor-Ceiling Windows. Lg Balcony (60Sf) To Enjoy A Treetop View Of The Neighbourhood. The Den Is A Functional Size For A Home Office Or A Guest Room. Great Neighbourhood Near Parks,Community Ctrs, Shops, Restaurants. Yorkdale Mall Nearby. Ttc In Front Of Building. Access To Hwy 401.

Please contact me direct at 416-520-6746, David@TorontoRealEstate.ca

Some Interesting Real Estate InfoBits


Today’s Quote: ” Whether you believe you can or you can’t either way you are right.”

Today’s Video: This video is so inspirational! Have you seen this story on CNN or other news channels?
Free Knowledge : Our next FREE Home Buyer Seminar is September 22,2011. Don’t miss out!
More Free Knowledge: My Market Experience Tours of homes and condos  are super popular and a terrific way to gain market knowledge. Sellers fear educated Buyers.
Read All About It: My Real Estate Newsletter is hot off the press.
Raving Fans: What are my clients’s saying?
Did you know…..
*A Purchase Plus Improvements or PPI mortgage finances your purchase based on the expected value of the home once your planned renovations are completed after closing. This allows you to borrow against the higher value to pay for the work that needs to be done. The mortgage is advanced by installment based on the amount of the renovation and the progress of the work.
* One of the biggest barriers to highrise development in the 905 regions is excessive and costly parkland dedication requirements. It costs developers significantly more to build condos in the 905 but they can’t be sold at 416 prices, which is why 80% of all highrise construction is concentrated in Toronto.
* As of June 2011 new condo sales in Toronto were up by 62% year-over-year.
* According to a survey done for the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC , the top lifestyle priorities for home buyers are: ease of commuting by car 38%, access to health and safety services 34%, family-friendly neighbourhood 33%, retail stores 32%, cultural activities 21%, public transportation 19%, nightlife and restaurants 18%, golf friendly area 6%.
* Under the Federal Government’s Home Buyers Plan (HBP) you and your partner can each use up to $25,000 of your RRSP money as a down payment to purchase a home. The payback period is 15 years , interest free using straight-line amortization.
* Outside of the cost of the home itself there will be closing costs due on your closing day. These costs may include: home inspection, termite inspection, appraisal fees, HST on CMHC insurance, mortgage application fee, home insurance, adjustments for property taxes and maintenance fees if you are purchasing a condo. Typically the closing costs can run anywhere from 1.5%-2.5% of the purchase price .
* Please pass this message on to anybody interested in real estate. If at any time you would like to discuss the real estate market please call me at 416-520-6746 or by email David@TorontoRealEstate.ca 

30 Grand Trunk Cr. Ste. 2015 $378,800

The Infinity Condo-3 Yrs New.Live In A Vibrant Downtown Area. Functional,Sun-Filled Open Concept Design With 708Sf Of Living Space. Generous Den And Master Bedroom.Enjoy The Lg Balcony With Views Of The Cn Tower And The Lake.Fantastic Blding Amenities. This Location Is Always Bustling With So Much To Do And See; Harbourfront,Shopping,Events,Nightlife,Restaurants, Ttc.Access To The Gardiner And Lakeshore. Close To Union Stn., Ent.District, Rogers Ctr, Ac Ctr.

Please contact me direct at 416-520-6746 or David@TorontoRealEstate.ca 

July Sales and Average Price Up

 Today’s Quote: ” Don’t let your ego eat your brain”

 Do you have any good marriage proposal stories?  Check out this crazy video : 

 I thought you would want to check out my new program which helps home buyers become educated about the Toronto Real Estate market. Doing ” field research” is so important.

Join me in a Tour of homes  or a Tour of condos  . Each tour is specifically set up based on your search criteria.

MarketWatch July 2011 SalesActivityGreater Toronto Realtors reported 7,922 sales through the MLS in July, 2011 . The number of transactions represented a 23.3% increase compared to July, 2010 .

The number of transactions during the first seven months of 2011 amounted to 55,863-down 1.3% compared to the same period last year.


” Strong home sales continued in July, with a substantial rebound over last summer’s slow-down brought about by higher mortgage rates, new lending guidelines and misconceptions about the HST. The greatest rebound was seen in the condo apartment segment in the City of Toronto,” said Toronto Real Estate Board President Richard Silver . ” If the current pace holds up, we could see the second best year on record under the current TREB market area.”

Sales of Toronto ( 416 area code) condominium apartments increased by 32% from July 2010. The average price of a Toronto condo increased by 6% from the same time last year.

MarketWatch July2011 SalesAndAvgPriceThe average home selling price for July transactions was $459,122- up 9.7% compared July, 2010.

 The average home selling price year-to-date is $465,777-up 7.8% compared to the average reported the same time last year. Year-to-date sales are down 1.3% compared with the same period last year.

 “Tight market conditions have boosted the annual rate of price growth this year. However, the listings situation is starting to improve. A better supplied market later this year and into 2012 would lead to a more sustainable rate of price growth,” explained Jason Mercer TREB’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis. ”

 Condominium apartments accounted for 25.1% of total sales in the the GTA while detached homes accounted for 47.6% of the total sales.

MarketWatch July2011 Economic IndicatorsOther notable statistics include the average days on the market for July at 26 days compared to 33 days the same time last year. Active listings were 17,546 in July 2011-down 19% from the July,2010. The sales-to-listings ratio for July was 45.1% which is classified as a seller’s market . A ratio from 24%-28% is considered a balanced market.  

Sellers are looking for market value for their property . I prepare a comparative market analysis (CMA) for all of my Buyer clients prior to submitting an offer to determine the property’s market value range.

Real estate is very neighbourhood specific and even very street specific in some areas. The numbers as reported above are GTA averages. Results in one neighbourhood or on one street does not indicate that all other neighbourhoods or streets are experiencing the same results. We are still seeing multiple offers in some areas for the best homes.

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Please contact me direct at 416-520-6746 or by email, David@TorontoRealEstate.ca