Your FREE Home or Condo Tour…..

Your FREE personal tour is a great way for you to figure out which neighbourhoods and condo buildings are right for you even if your purchase date is 6-12 months away.

Your personal tour is not designed to find the home or condo of your dreams. Rather, your tour provides an opportunity for you to learn about what homes or condos look like in the neighbourhoods and price ranges of your choice.

Your personal tour is held days, evening or weekends….whichever is best for your schedule .

You will have an opportunity, in a very casual setting, to discuss real estate and to become better educated about the home and condo market and about what specific things a buyer should be aware of when buying a home or condo.

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Our Clients have found our home and condo tours an invaluable learning experience.

Here is what Gaby had to say about her TOUR:

“As a first time home buyer, my biggest concern is my budget and preventing those typical ‘uneducated’ mistakes that most first-time home buyers make.  David’s Condo Tour offers touring different areas in Toronto to learn what you can afford, as well as the different condo styles available.  This can be a huge wake up call for most, and it is best to learn from it early on in your search.  David has a quick grasp in understanding what you want, and with his easy-going attitude,  there’s no doubt you’ll feel comfortable.   From the very start you get the sense that he has your best interest at heart by providing a lot of  advice in terms of what you should watch out for.  He is very knowledgeable about the market and answers all your questions and concerns.  I recommend the tour to anyone looking to purchase a condo”.

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Bathroom Remodels On A Budget of $1,000 or $10,000

Great article in http://realtytimes.com    

bathroom reno

 

Remodeling the bathroom is one of the best investments you can make as a homeowner — whether you’re planning to live in your home for ten years or sell it within the next five. In fact, improving the atmosphere and functionality of the bathroom offers a huge benefit, especially if you’re starting with a cramped or outdated space. The biggest question, of course, is: How much budget do you have for your remodel? Not everyone can spend tens of thousands of dollars on a bathroom remodel.

So here are some projects that will improve your bathroom, whether you have a budget of $1,000 or $10,000:

$1,000:

A budget that caps at $1,000 doesn’t give you a lot of room to hire professionals. You’re going to have to do most of the work yourself — except when it comes to plumbing and electrical work. That’s best left to the professionals, and letting them handle it will save you money and hassle in the long run anyhow. Focus on the smaller DIY improvements that will revitalize and renew the bathroom’s appearance. Some projects to consider are:

* Repainting the walls: If your bathroom walls are looking particularly drab, then adding a fresh coat of paint could do a lot for the room. Choose a shade that brings it into the 21st century and creates a welcoming, relaxing atmosphere. Make sure it matches your linens so you don’t have to replace those as well.

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GRID Condos…Platinum Pricing Coming EARLY NEXT WEEK. Are you READY?

Did you miss out on the ArtShoppe Platinum offering? The Platinum suites SOLD OUT in the first weekend!!!

Here is your chance for another terrific investment opportunity.

GRID Condos…Guaranteed First Access and Platinum Pricing Coming EARLY NEXT WEEK.

Early next  week I will be receiving the Platinum Price List and associated Platinum Floor Plans for GRID Condos by CentreCourt Developments, to be built at 181 Dundas St E ( Jarvis and Dundas).

I are very excited about this project and I am recommending this project to all of my top investor clients – here are some reasons why:

LOCATION: The development will be literally right next to Ryerson University campus whilst also offering quick access to Dundas Square, Eaton Centre, the Yonge Subway line and a host of other incredible landmarks . ( 5 major hospitals, University of Toronto, The financial district)

DEVELOPER: Every single development that CentreCourt has launched has sold out in only a few months – this speaks volumes to the high quality and well-thought out buildings they constantly release ( Peter Street Condos, Karma Condos, INDX Condos, Core Condos)

RYERSON FACTOR: The University is growing at an incredible pace, with an increase of 6,000 students in just two years. This has resulted in a massive bed shortage with on-campus residence and the need for off-campus housing is incredibly high

AMAZING FLOOR-PLANS: A solid floor-plate has allowed the designers and engineers to create some of the best floor-plan designs I have ever seen in a condominium.

VALUE: Priced from the $200’s, Grid Condos will be aggressively priced to the Platinum Agents – even stronger than some of the neighbouring developments

HUGE RENTAL POTENTIAL: Huge Rental potential and positive cash flows with a massive Rental Pool from Ryerson University.

Grid Condos Building Features:

-A stunning 52 Storey High Rise tower located at the doorstep of Ryerson University on the South-East corner of Dundas & Jarvis

-Designed by Page + Steele / IBI Group

-A stunning double-height lobby with custom art pieces and luxurious stone and wood finishes

-Two full floors of amenities including:

-“The Grid Learning Centre” – approximately 6,000 sq.ft. of space designed for both individual and group work with ample seating, a cafe area, break-out rooms and a sprawling outdoor terrace

-3,000 sq.ft. fully equipped Fitness Centre

-5,000 sq.ft. of outdoor amenities

-Perfectly situated and designed to attract student residences from Ryerson University

Stay tuned for more information, but be prepared to act fast once I release the price list and floor plans.

Are you READY???

Toronto Condo Hot List for the Week of April 27, 2015

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Here are my Top Picks for the Week:

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22 Western Battery Rd. #122

Price: $599,900 Beds: 3 Baths: 2 Sq Ft: 1126

Liberty Village. Hate Stairs But Love Townhouses? This One Level Three Bedroom Suite Has Been Transformed Into A Two Bedroom Stunner With A Formal Dining Room. Enjoy The Open Kitchen With Terrific Storage And Living Room With Natural Light Galore. E…

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319 Carlaw Ave, #801

Price: $469,000 Beds: 1 Baths: 1 Sq Ft: 850

South Facing, Spacious, Sun-Filled Unit Located In A Boutique Building. Extras Include Modern High End Furnishings– Scavolini Kitchen And Quartz Counters, Stainless Steel Appliances, Island, Custom Closet Organizer In Master Bedroom And Hardwood Fl…

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954 King St W #318

Price: $489,000 Beds: 1 Baths: 1 ½ Baths: 1 Sq Ft: 850

Welcomes To Toronto’s Trendy King West Area. This Residence Is Definitely One To Brag About. Meticulously Upgraded With Granite Countertops, Stainless Steel Appliances, Custom Backsplash, Two Completely Remodelled Bathrooms, Polished Concrete Fl…

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900 Mt. Pleasant Rd #101

Price: $529,900 Beds: 2 Baths: 2 Sq Ft: 950

Outstanding Location. A Very Well Managed Building. Luxurious Building Amenities. Open Concept Floor Plan, 10-Ft Ceilings , Modern Kitchen, Spacious Den, Large Master With Walk-In and Ensuite. Full Second Bedroom and Bath.Rich Hardwood Throughout In…

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33 Mill St #541

Price: $699,900 Beds: 2 Baths: 2 Sq Ft: 1200

Striking 1200 Sq Ft+ Two Bedroom Located In The Fabulous Distillery District. Soaring 12 Ft Exposed Concrete Ceilings. Beautiful Dark Wood Built-In Living Room Shelving. Master Ensuite With Double Sink Vanity, Large Shower Enclosure and Deep Soaker …

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GTA Real Estate Market Report March,2015

Sales and Price Up Year-Over-Year in March 2015

Greater Toronto Realtors reported 8,940 residential sales through the Toronto MLS system in March 2015. The number of transactions in March represented an 11.0% increase  compared to 8,052 transactions reported in March 2014.

The number of new listings reported in March were up by 5.5% compared to the same period in 2014. Active listings were 15,295 in March-down 7.5% from March 2014.

“Home sales increased compared to last year as the cost of home ownership remained affordable, with lower interest rates going a long way to mitigate the effect of rising home prices. However, a substantial amount of pent-up demand remains in place, especially as it relates to low-rise market segments. This suggests that strong competition between buyers, which has fueled strong price growth so far this year, will continue to be experienced throughout the spring ,” said Toronto Real Estate Board President Paul Etherington.

The average selling price continued to grow on a year-over-year basis in calendar year 2014 with an 8.4% increase over calendar year 2013 to $566,726.

The average price in March was up by 10.0% from the same time last year to $613,933.

“It is clear that seller’s market conditions in many parts of the GTA are driving price growth. However, looking at the detached market segment in the City of Toronto in particular, growth in the average selling price points to the fact that the mix of detached homes sold this year compared to last has shifted towards more expensive properties,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Senior Manager of Market Analyses.

Sales of Toronto (416 area code) condominium apartments increased by 13.5% from March 2014. The average selling price of a Toronto condo increased  by 3.3% from the same time last year to $398,337.

Condominium apartments accounted for 23.7% of total sales in the GTA for March 2015 while detached homes accounted for 50.0% of the total sales.

Other notable statistics include the average days on the market for March at 20 days, down 4.8%. The sales-to-listings ratio for March was 58.5% 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, building specific  and even very street specific in some areas. The numbers as reported above are GTA averages. Results in one neighbourhood , on one street or in one building do not indicate that all other neighbourhoods, streets or buildings are experiencing the same results. We are still seeing multiple offers in some areas for the best homes and condos.

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Growth in Condo Apartment Sales Continues in Q1 2015

Greater Toronto Realtors reported 4,940 condo apartment sales through the MLS in the 1st quarter of  2015. The number of transactions represented a 11.1% increase compared to 4,447 transactions reported in Q1 2014.

In the City of Toronto, which accounted for 70% of condo apartment sales in the GTA, sales were up by 11.0%. The average selling price in Toronto was $385,428 up 2.4% from Q1 2014.

The number of new listings in the GTA reported in Q1 was up by 6.2% compared to the same period in 2014.

“The condo apartment segment represents a very important component of the overall GTA housing market and particularly the City of Toronto. Newly completed condo units listed for sale over the past few months have been met with a substantial amount of demand from end users ,” said Toronto Real Estate Board President Paul Etherington.

The average selling price grew in Q1 up by 3.6% from the same time last year to $363,973.

“The condo apartment price growth we experienced in the first quarter is indicative of a healthy marketplace where there is enough demand relative to the supply of listings to see moderate year-over-year price growth. In other words , we are experiencing balanced market conditions as it relates to condos” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis.

Other notable statistics include the average days on the market for Q1 at 34 days. Active listings were 6,238 in Q1-up 0.1% from Q1 2014.

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 building  specific. The numbers as reported above are averages. Results in one building do not indicate that all other buildings  are experiencing the same results.

There was an increase in the number of condo apartment downtown core rental transactions in Q1 along with the number of units listed for rent, which was largely the result of record occupancies in new projects in 2014.

Many renter households continued to look toward investor-owned condominium apartments to meet their housing needs.

Average rents for popular one-bedroom and two-bedroom units were up slightly on a year-over-year basis.

The condo apartment vacancy rate for Toronto was 1.3% which is very low.

Here is what you can do next:

David Stoddard Buyer Planning Sessions

 

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

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