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The St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood

The St. Lawrence Market located on the southwest corner of Jarvis Street and Front Street East anchors its namesake neighbourhood that stretches to Parliament in the east, Yonge Street to the west and King Street – maybe Adelaide – maybe Richmond – to the north. Front Street East serves as the “Main Street” in this the…

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The Revitalization of Regent Park (Is anyone pulling out the weeds?)

I live in Regent Park. The transformation of this once forsaken Toronto neighbourhood has been nothing short of remarkable. The Revitalization of Regent Park has even come to the attention of some folks in New York. The New York Times published an article on February 29, 2016 called “In Toronto, a Neighbourhood in Despair Transforms…

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A Bidding War from the Sellers’ Perspective

When I started working in real estate sales in 2003, I was no stranger to bidding wars. In 1996, I had a bidding war on the first house I ever sold. In the five years before I got my real estate licence, I worked as an admin assistant for 3 friends at RE/MAX Hallmark Realty…

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Regent Park Construction Update June 2016

Since I live in Regent Park, I hear the sounds of construction every day starting at 7 am. Saturday and Sunday and any holiday are quiet days in Regent Park. CONSTRUCTION RESUMES IN REGENT PARK I went to the Daniels sales office for Regent Park last week and asked for an update about the projects that…

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Buying a Condominium in Toronto

You might think that buying a condominium in Toronto would be easier than buying house because there shouldn’t be any termites involved, but think again. Reviewing the status certificate for the condominium you’re considering buying is, in my opinion, the most important part of the process. The Status Certificate When you buy a condominium in…

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Regent Park Revitalization

What’s new in Regent Park? Up on the 18th floor of the Paintbox Condos this morning, I was up early, emptying the dishwasher, tidying up. I started to make some breakfast around 7 am, and then all of sudden, the sounds of construction: hammers, cranes, forklifts in reverse…the Regent Park Revitalization was still going strong.…

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For Sale: 33 Mill Street, Suite 1301

This property has been sold! This one bedroom condominium apartment located at 33 Mill Street is offered today at $339,900. The living area of Suite 1301 has 527 square feet of very functional space and the north-facing balcony with great views of downtown Toronto is 94 square feet big! An additional storage locker is included…

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1004 – 120 Homewood Ave

This property has been sold! This two bedroom condominium with 2 bathrooms, ensuite laundry, a balcony, a locker and a deeded parking spot  is being offered at $518,720. The condominium is in a building known as the Verve and can be found halfway between Cabbagetown and the Gay Village. 1004 – 120 Homewood Ave has…

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Working with a Realtor

Choose Your Agent Wisely! Did you actually read and understand every word of that contract you just signed? YES or NO? When you start working with a realtor, it is very important that you understand all aspects of the process,  especially around contracts and your legal obligations around them. A contract is a contract is…

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What's your budget?

How much house can you afford? All lenders follow the same guidelines to help you determine your budget. Once you tell your lender what kind of income you earn and how much you have saved for your down payment, 30% – 32% of your gross income will be allocated to your monthly mortgage payments (principal…

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