What Can The JUNE 2018 Real Estate Numbers Tell Us?

Hey Toronto... we've heard you talking.

A recently announced interest in rate hike by The Bank of Canada brings the current prime rate up to 1.5% from 1.25%, marking the fourth such hike since last summer... and people are asking what this might mean in terms of real estate.

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What else do we know? Home prices and home sales are both up overall as compared to June  2017. The numbers are up over last June, but seem lower as compared to last Spring's incredible real estate rush.

And the public is confused.

Many Home Sellers are still attached to home prices they saw last Spring... and many buyers are looking at the market, seeing a slight slow down, and deciding they want to watch how the market moves before making a decision.

But there are always markets within markets. Condo sales are showing no sign of slowing, and prices are up, while the move-up market is showing some slowing once you get outside of Toronto Central.

All of this can be incredibly confusing for both buyers and sellers alike, and it takes a knowledgeable agent to guide clients through this changing market.

Part of the challenge is that the Toronto Real Estate Board covers a huge amount of geographic space and this means that what is true in one area isn't always true in the rest of the GTA.

If you're thinking of buying or selling, please feel free to reach out at any time. Our knowledgeable agents are armed with the tools and training to help make sense of the market and ensure that their buyers aren't overpaying... and that their selling clients net the most money for their home sale.

And if you're a real estate agent looking to grow your business and learn the skills and scripts to calmly and confidently guide your clients through on of their biggest transactions, take a look at our training calendar at whykwru.ca - our classes are FREE and open to agents from any brokerage.

Call us today at 416-572-1016. We'd love to help you!

Our July Calendar is ON FIRE! (it's better if you pronounce it 'fi-yah'... trust us)

Are you noticing the change?

Aside from humidity, there's something in the air these days... the real estate landscape in Toronto is shifting. Some neighbourhood numbers are up, some are down; some housing types are moving fast, others are slow. The rules of the last few years don't apply right now, and agents who can't keep up can't last.

The business is changing and we are entering a high-skills market. Buyers and sellers need an agent who can negotiate this changing market and guide them through the hype and misinformation.

With that in mind, we've built a month of classes designed to prepare agents for this shift... and to help them build the skills and gather the knowledge they need!

As always, our training is open to agents from ALL brokerages... so come, check it out!

Our July Featured Classes

Our North York Office

Our Downtown Toronto Office

Our London Office

Or you can download our calendars


Education and culture count

Month after month, Keller Williams Referred Urban agents find themselves among the most productive real estate agents in Toronto.

In April 2018, according to independent market statistics, KWRU agents sold homes 32% faster than the average. In addition, they also sold homes at a Sold to Ask ratio that was 3.64% higher than the average.

Our agents are netting their sellers an average of $27,216 more per home sold.

Selling their clients' homes faster, for more money, with the least amount of hassle... that's what you can expect from a Keller Willilams Referred Urban Realty agent.

And if you're wondering how they do it... it's no secret. Our culture of sharing means that agents are constantly helping each other, leading training, and taking training. Surrounding themselves with other top producing agents, and learning from them means that our agents are constantly growing... and the numbers prove this!

Just look at these numbers from April 2018

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If you're interested in how KWRU can help you transform your business and help you earn MORE money and take control of your time and your real estate career, don't hesitate to reach out.

And check out our training calendar. Our courses are open to agents from any brokerage and are free to attend.

Make it a great day!

KELLE is your Real Estate personal assistant

You may have heard about KELLE... and if not, let me fill you in.

KELLE is Keller Williams' very own artificial intelligence platform, designed to help our agents manage their businesses. Imagine if Siri, or Alexa, or Google Home were designed JUST for real estate... That's what we're talking about!



KELLE is a new addition to the KW Family, and 'she' is growing like crazy... and the industry is taking note.

Check out this great article from realtor.com about how KELLE is set to change the real estate game.  READ THE ARTICLE HERE.

And for more information about KELLE, or any of Keller Williams Referred Urban's technologies or training options, give us a call today at 416-572-1016.


Brand New And Never Lived In Home That Is Over 3000 Sqft!

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Welcome To
26 Ria Crt

Arguably One Of The Best Deals In King City For A Brand New And Never Lived In Home That Is Over 3000 Sqft! Located In The Exclusive Castles Of King Neighbourhood On A Quiet Court This Home Situated On Premium Extra Deep Pool Size Lot With A Walk Up Basement. Loaded With Upgrades Including Soaring 10Ft Ceilings, 8Ft Doors On Both Levels, Quartz Counters In All The Bathrooms, Frameless Glass Showers, A Main Floor Office, Upgraded 12X24 Tile, Grohe Faucets 2 Wolf Ovens+Wolf Microwave And A Subzero Fridge, Crown Mouldings, Premium Lot Upgrade And Wide Plank Floors Throughout. Full Size Windows In The Basement.
One Of The Best Quiet Streets In The Area.

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Contemporary Town Home Living At It's Finest!


Welcome To
217 Manning Ave

Freehold Contemporary Town Home Living At It's Finest! Situated In Desirable Trinity Bellwoods. Steps To The Trendiest Shops, Restaurants & Cafes Of College, Dundas & Queen Street West. A Professionally Designed, Contemporary Living Space With An Abundance Of Natural Light. Open Concept Main Floor That's Ideal For Entertaining. Extensive Custom Built-Ins And Upgrades Throughout. High Ceilings And High End Finishes Throughout. Spacious Master Bedroom With Walkout To Private Balcony. Amazing Outdoor Terrace Off Kitchen W/Gas Hook-Up. Underground Garage. Easy Access To Ttc And Subway.

Area: Dundas/Manning
Price: $1,649,000
MLS Number: C4066211
Sales Representative: STEPHANIE NAUSE

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Incredibly Unique Home In Scarborough

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Welcome To
49 Bow Valley Dr

Remarkably Exceptional. That's The Best Way To Describe This Incredibly Unique Home, One Of The Most Desirable Properties In Scarborough Overlooking Curran Hall Ravine. When It Comes To Family Living, It Does Not Get Any Better. The Upgrades And Abundance Of Phenomenal Features Are What Make This Spacious Detached Home Really Special. Along With The Ravine, Enjoy The Walk Out To Sundeck, Skylights, Two Fireplaces And Expansive Finished Basement. Welcome Home.

Area: Orton Bark & Brimorton
Price: $899,000
MLS Number: E4067090
Sales Representative: AMY YOUNGREN

Custom Home On A Large Corner Lot Built In Burlington

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Welcome To
546 Sandcherry Dr

Welcome To This Custom Losani 3 Bedroom, 2 Storey Home On A Large Corner Lot Built In Beautiful Garden Trails, Situated Within The R.B.G Forest,
The Only Area Of It's Kind In Burlington.
Quality Upgrades Throughout Eat In Kitchen, Finished Basement With Built In Shelving. Quick & Easy Access To All Essential Amenities: Schools, Grocery, Shopping, Restaurants And More! 10 Min Drive To Go Station. Landscaped For Easy Care With In Ground Sprinkler Fridge, Gas New Roof & New Fence. Gas Hook In Backyard For Gas B.B.Q. 

Area: Unsworth Ave. And Plains Rd
Price: $799,000
MLS Number: W4068506
Sales Representative: Andrew Doumont

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Ontario's New Standard Lease and It's Impact

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Ontario's New Standard Lease and
It's Impact With Ken Yim

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The Ontario Government released a new standardized lease agreement for private residential leases

which includes; single and semi-detached houses, apartment buildings, rented condos and secondary units.

Effective April 30th, 2018, all leases used by a landlord must be the new standardized lease. For any lease that is signed after this date that is not the standard lease, the tenant will have the right to ask the landlord for a standardized lease in writing.

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The landlord is required to provide one within 21 days of the request.

If one is not provided, the tenant can withhold one months rent.

Flexibility is Key

When the Government announced that they were creating a standardized lease, OREA worked closely with the Ministry of Housing and participated in their consultations. It was important for OREA to ensure that landlords and tenants be given some flexibility in the terms of the lease. This is why we were pleased that the government included an "additional items" section in the standardized lease.

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Join Ken Yim as he explains more about the new standardized lease and answers your most important Leasing questions!

One-Of-A-Kind Converted Church Loft

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Welcome To
384 Sunnyside Ave

One-Of-A-Kind Converted Church Loft In Highly Coveted & Rarely Offered Abbey Lofts! Exceptional, Functional Large Layout; 2+1 Bed & 2 Bath W/Flexibility To Convert To 1, 2 Or 3 Beds.

Exposed Brick, Original Stained Glass, High Ceilings & Hardwood Floors Thru-Out. Open-Concept Living With Fireplace & Walk Out To Private Terrace.

Kitchen Features Large Centre Island With Wine Storage, Granite Counters & S/S Appl. Spacious Master Features Walk In Closet, 5 Piece Ensuite & Marble Shower & Clawfoot Tub.

Area: Roncesvalles / Howard Park
Price: $1,389,000
MLS Number: W4058984
Sales Representative:  Monte Burris

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Let's look back on Real Estate in February

Let's take a little look back at February: home sales are, on average, down. As are home prices.

But if you look back at last year's late winter/ spring market, there was a major buying rush which temporarily inflated prices and sales. And then once Spring was over, the numbers leveled out in a way that more closely matches the overall trends.

In addition, within these average numbers, there is a lot more going on: condo sales are very strong, and prices are rising; certain neighbourhoods and markets are slowing down, while others are still red hot.

If you ever have questions about what you're seeing in the market, give us a call at any time. We're here to help.

The Three "L" Blueprints

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Join Us
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Leads, Listings and Leverage

Get an inside look at the challenges and opportunities agents are taking on in today’s marketplace, and the measures they are taking to move their businesses forward.

As we set out to prepare for the second edition of The Millionaire Real Estate Agent to come out, Austin takes a fresh look at the issues agents face on a day-to-day basis with the Three L's - Leads, Listings and Leverage.

He will take you through the blueprint of building a business on the most important pieces of the MREA Models!

Stunning Home Backing Onto Green Space


Welcome To
147 Worthview Dr

Arguably The Best Lot & Value In The Neighbourhood Backing Onto Green Space On Two Sides And A Fronting Park!
Flooded With Natural Light, This Home Features A Walkout Basement With Full Size Windows, Wood Floors Throughout, 4 Extra-Large Bedrooms With Spa Like Bathrooms, Large Side And Rear Windows, Soaring High Ceilings, Landscaping With Additional Trees & A Stone Back Yard Patio!
A Chef's Kitchen With Granite Counters And Stainless Steel Appliances.

With Over 3000 Sqft Of Space Not Including The Basement, This Home Has A Fantastic Layout With No Wasted Space.
Enjoy The Utmost Of Privacy With No Neighbors Directly Behind You, Next To You On The East Side Or In Front Of You!

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3-Storey Authentic Loft In One Of The Most Unique Buildings In Toronto

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Welcome To
6 Bartlett Lofts #4

They Say That One Of The Keys To Success Is To Set Lofty Goals. Well, It Doesn't Get Any Loftier Than This! This Stunning 3-Storey Authentic Conversion Is In One Of The Most Unique Buildings In Toronto.

Over 1500 Sq Ft. Of Living Space Accented By 28 Feet Of Naturally Bright Vertical Space That Leads Up With A Clear Line Of Sight To Your Private Rooftop Terrace.

Truly Dynamic Layout Just Steps To Bloor.
Must Be Experienced In Person! 

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Renovated Dream Home In Burlington


Welcome To
1830 Heather Hills Dr
Burlington Ontario

This Well Thought Out, Open Concept 4 Bedroom Home Has Been Completely Renovated From Top To Bottom With Quality Craftsmanship & Beautiful Finishes.

Custom Kitchen With Quartz Counters, Custom Cabinetry & Stainless Steel Appliances. Custom Waffle Ceiling In Dining Room.

Master Has 3 Piece Ensuite & Walk-In Closet. Fully Finished Basement With Bedroom & 4 Piece Bath.

Private Backyard Escape With A Beautiful Sun Deck, Pool & Waterfall!
Perfect For Entertaining. 

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Grow Your Profit Share & Wealth Building Workshop


At Keller Williams Realty, we believe our associates should be treated like stakeholders

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We truly believe that together everyone achieves more

Out of this culture, the profit share system was developed. You can opt in to this phenomenal, unlimited opportunity – and in the process opt in to a program that could change your life!

Learn how through our powerful profit share education. This education has two complementary pieces with one powerful outcome: growing your profit share tree!

The first piece of this course is the Grow Your Profit Share Tree class.

This class is a learning “event" that teaches the fundamentals of profit share and produces results. 

Attend this course to understand and start experiencing one of the greatest passive business opportunities available to you: profit share.

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The second piece of this course is the Wealth-Building Workshop: Profit Share.

This workshop can be thought of as an achievement “journey." Each workshop is a dynamic and flexible experience.

In each session, you’ll experience a fresh knowledge piece and a new skills-based exercise. Then you’ll strategize your next steps and engage in group accountability. It’s a journey to mastery – which, in this case, means a journey to wealth.

A Rare Gem In The Junction!


Welcome To
60 Heintzman St431
Toronto Ontario M6P5A1

A Rare Gem In The Junction! Freshly Painted 2 Bedrooms Plus A Den That Can Be Used As A 3rd Bedroom And 2 Full Baths! Approximately 905 Square Feet Sun-Filled, North Facing Corner Unit.

Open Concept Living/Dining Room with Upgraded Floors. Herringbone Backsplash & Feature Wall In Kitchen With Designer Light Fixtures.

Walk Out To Huge Terrace -Offers Private Oasis & Perfect Place For Garden!
Eco-Friendly Building With Low Maintenance Fees. Ttc, Organic Grocer, Planet Fitness, Artisianal Shops All Walking Distance.

Area: Keele/Dundas West
Price: $629,900
MLS Number: W4043306
Sales Representative: Steven Le

Prime Leslieville Semi-Detached Home With Parking


Welcome To

107 Kent Rd
Toronto Ontario M4L2X5

Prime Leslieville Semi-Detached Home With Parking!

This Home Features A Renovated Kitchen With An Abundance Of Cabinets. Sliding Door Walks Out To Spacious Deck And Yard. Convenient Area Off Kitchen Provides Ample Additional Storage.

Enjoy The 3 + 1 Generous Sized Bedrooms And Wonderful Finished Basement With Three-Piece Bath.

Scores High In Walkability, Cycling & Transit Scores! Good Schools Nearby, Parks, Beach, It's All Here! Come Live In One Of Toronto's Best Neighbourhoods!

Area: E Of Greenwood, N Of Queen
Price: $829,900
MLS Number: E4036799
Sales Representative: Michael Rapkoski

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