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House Prices up 6.6% in Beaches Since This Time Last Year

May 14, 2015 in Neighbourhood Alerts Blog, Real Estate Blog

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Just Listed: 51 Northern Dancer Boulevard $1,799,000

May 7, 2015 in Neighbourhood Alerts Blog, Real Estate Blog

A  gorgeous, jaw-dropping home located on a premium street with unprecedented views of the downtown skyline. Expansive open concept dining and living areas, a zen-inspired backyard accented with a waterfall, and a huge family/media room makes this property perfect for entertaining. Be sure to take a look at this 3+1 bedroom detached urban chic home via the video link below –  it will not dissapoint!

http://www.videolistings.ca/video/51northerndancer

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Just Listed: 52 Sarah Ashbridge Drive $1,399,000

May 7, 2015 in Neighbourhood Alerts Blog, Real Estate Blog

A bright and contemporary 3-storey, 3+1 bedroom home perfect for a family. Conveniently located in Woodbine Park, this property is sure to please with professional landscaping throughout and plenty of natural light to compliment its soaring 18-foot vaulted ceiling. Features also include a rooftop deck, huge formal dining room with built-in ceiling speakers, an enormous kitchen, double garage, and plenty more! Interested? Check out the video preview below:

http://www.videolistings.ca/video/52sarahashbridge/

 

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Lost a House in a Bidding War? Blame Your Parents.

May 7, 2015 in Real Estate Blog

It seems that parents are playing an integral in real estate now more than ever. A statistic recently released by BMO states that approximately 42 percent of  first-time and move-up buyers expect their relatives to help pay for their home.

“Gifting” provided by the Bank of Mom & Dad is partly attributed to parents who have owned properties in most cases for decades, enabling them to reap the gains of the Canadian housing boom. This increased ability to finance real estate purchases in combination with a lack of listing inventory, low interest rates, and an influx of approximately 100,000 newcomers per year to Toronto has led to both the boom in our real estate market and in many cases, fierce bidding wars.

Have a look at Sue Pigg’s article from the Toronto Star:  http://www.thestar.com/business/2015/04/23/why-your-parents-may-be-to-blame-for-torontos-house-bidding-wars.html

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Just Listed: 281 Glen Manor Drive $1,450,000

February 19, 2015 in Neighbourhood Alerts Blog, Real Estate Blog

This is an amazing family home perched high above the street and overlooking the Glen Manor Ravine. Beautiful 3 +1 bedroom centre hall plan with formal living and dining rooms, large eat-in kitchen with walkout to stone patio. 45 x 130 ft. lot, high 7’2″ finished basement, private driveway, single detached garage. Must be seen! www.281GlenManor.com
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Just Listed: 32 Winners Circle $1,199,000

November 13, 2014 in Latest Community News Blog, Real Estate Blog

Open Houses this weekend, Saturday Nov. 15th and Sunday Nov. 16th. Gorgeous Woodbine Park Family Home With Designer Flair. 13 Year Old Lake Vista Model. 2,000 Square Feet Of Luxurious Living Plus Tastefully Finished Basement. Features Include An Upgraded Kitchen, And Bathrooms, Professionally Landscaped Front And Rear Yards, Double Garage, Master Retreat With Ensuite Bath And Walkout To 285 Sq Ft. Rooftop Terrace. Steps To Boardwalk And Beach. Kew Beach School District. Must Be Seen!

check out http://32winnersmls.blogspot.ca/ or www.32WinnersCircle.com

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Just Listed: 43 Northern Dancer Blvd., $1,479,000

August 20, 2014 in Real Estate Blog

This is a fabulous 3 storey, 3 bedroom semi-detached home in Woodbine Park. It’s on the south end of Northern Dancer and has amazing views of the park, pond and city skyline.

It has open concept living/dining. Upgrades include: 1200 bottle wine cellar, marble bathrooms, jet tub, hot tub, decks on every level, hardwood, cove moulding, double garage, 2 fireplaces, walk-in closet in master suite, 2nd floor family/media room and much more!

See the video for a preview then give me a call for a showing.

http://www.videolistings.ca/video/43northerndancer/

The Houses That Don’t Sell

May 30, 2014 in Real Estate Blog

In this hot real estate market, most of the media coverage focuses on bidding wars and the crazy prices some sellers are getting over asking.  However, we seldom hear about the houses that don’t sell.

Even in this market, there are houses that have been sitting for months without getting offers.  Some of the owners of these houses have already bought their next home and are wondering how they’re going to carry two properties.

Here’s an article that appeared recently in the Toronto Star about houses that won’t sell.

http://www.thestar.com/business/real_estate/2014/05/08/the_houses_that_dont_sell.html

 

First Quarter Home Sales Summary in Woodbine Park

May 9, 2014 in Latest Community News Blog, Real Estate Blog

It looks like the longest winter in the history of the world has finally come to an end. However, despite the cold, harsh first quarter of the year, there was steady activity in house and condo sales in Woodbine Park.

Prices continue to rise in Woodbine Park.  For the first time, we’ve seen semi-detached homes on streets other than Northern Dancer Blvd., selling for more than $1.2-million.

Here are the properties that SOLD from January to the end of April of this year:

HOUSES

  • 146 Boardwalk Drive  - semi-detached -       $1,135,000
  • 108 Joseph Duggan     – attached row   –       $1,025,000
  • 106 Winners Circle      - semi-detached         $1,232,000
  • 61 Boardwalk Drive     – semi-detached –      $1,210,000
  • 82 Winners Circle        - detached                 $1,270,000
  • 76 Joseph Duggan        - detached               $1,315,000
  • 67 Northern Dancer     – semi-detached       $1,200,000

CONDOS (these are all two bedrooms with parking)

  • 35 Boardwalk 114  - $620,000
  • 35 Boardwalk 218  - $625,000
  • 35 Boardwalk 102  - $635,000
  • 35 Boardwalk 206  - $635,000
  • 9   Boardwalk 114  - $621,000

AVAILABLE

  • 9 Boardwalk Penthouse #1   –  Asking      $1,198,000

Feel free to forward this email to our neighbours.  If you know of anyone thinking of buying or selling in Woodbine Park or anywhere else in the city, please keep me in mind.

Desmond Brown, Royal LePage Estate

des@desmondbrown.ca  416-568-1242

www.desmondbrown.ca  www.woodbinepark.net

Wanted: A house to lease in Woodbine Park

April 1, 2014 in Latest Community News Blog, Real Estate Blog

I have a family that would like to lease a home in Woodbine Park or in one of the neighbourhoods in the Kew Beach Public School district.

They need 3 or 4 bedrooms, parking with a garage and at least two bathrooms.  They’re willing to pay up to $5,500 plus utilities.

If you know of someone who is thinking of leasing and want a great tenant, get in touch with me at 416 568 1242 or des@desmondbrown.ca