real estate

Luxury Suite In The Historic Imperial Lofts

111 St Clair Ave W1123
Toronto Ontario M4V1N5


Ever Experience Affordable Luxury? You'll Have It Right Here In The Historic Imperial Lofts.

This Suite Boasts 10 Foot Ceilings, A Large Walk-In Closet And Modern Appliances.

You Can Buy Groceries, Wine And Coffee In Your Slippers! You Can't Visit This Property Without Visiting The Amazing Amenities On B2 Floor - It Will Seal The Deal.

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Dream Townhome In Richmond Hill

78 Port Arthur Cres
Richmond Hill Ontario L4E0Z9

Fall In Love With This Beautiful 1 Year Old 3 Bedroom Townhome Located In Richmond Hill.

Spacious With An Open Concept Feel. 9 Foot Ceilings, Pot Lights Throughout. Large Windows And Walkout To A Low Maintenance Backyard.

Master Includes 5 Piece Ensuite And Walk in Closet. 2nd 4 Piece Ensuite In 3rd Bedroom. 2nd Floor Office Can Easily Be Converted To A 4th Bedroom.

Over 2000Sqft Of Well Kept Space, And Plenty Of Upgrades!

Cross Streets: Yonge And Jefferson Forest Dr
Price: $1,188,888
MLS Number: N4008638
Listing Agent: Rory Armstrong

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Turn Key Unit With A Great Layout

33 Lombard St601
Toronto Ontario M5C3H8

Turn Key Unit With A Great Layout. Perfect For 1st Time Buyer/ Investor.

This Suite Boasts 9 Feet Ceilings With Floor To Ceiling Windows,Bright South Facing Unit. Hardwood Flooring Through The Unit and Low Maintenance Fees.

Spacious Bedroom With Two Closets And Chic Barn Style Sliding Door.

Enjoy The View From The Large Size Balcony.

Conveniently Located Where You Are Mins To Financial Core And St.Lawrence Market!

Cross Streets: Church + Adelaide
Price: $459,900
MLS Number: C4004229
Listing Agent: Anna Xayavong

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Beautiful Designed Townhome In The Heart Of Woodbridge

8345 Kipling Ave
Vaughan, ON
L4L 2A7

This Home Has Custom Finishes Throughout With 9Ft Coffered Ceiling, Heated Foyer Floors, Polished Limestone Accent Walls, & Quality Hardwood Flooring Throughout. Spacious Open Concept.

Main Level Featuring An Eat-In Kitchen With High End Stainless Steel Appliances & Centre Island.

Walkout To Your Private Outdoor Terrace With Gas & Water Line. Dream-Like Master With Modern 5 Piece Ensuite, Large Walk In Closet & Private Balcony.

Immaculate Home Includes 2 Car Tandem Parking, Granite Countertops, Central Vacuum, Gas Burner & Equipment.

Amazing Location, Close To Parks, Schools, Groceries, Shops, Gym, 1 Minute Walk To Ttc Station. This Home Is Not To Be Missed! 

Cross Streets: Kipling / Langstaff
MLS Number: N3994333
Price: $798,000
Listing Agent: Andrew Ipekian


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Featured Listing - 218 Glebemount Ave

Gorgeous Custom Home Loved & Improved By Its 1st Family.

3400 Ft Of Living Space On 3 Levels. Vast Open Main Floor With Living And Family Rooms. Large Gourmet Kitchen With 6 Burner Gas Stove and Breakfast Bar.

Spacious Master With Spa Ensuite and Private Balcony. This Home Also Features Large Bright Bedrooms.

Private Green Backyard Sanctuary. Beautiful Large Bright Modern 1 Bedroom Nanny Suite.

Excellent Location! Fantastic Schools. Shopping, New LCBO, Restaurants,  Bars, Parks and Nature Trails, Ttc And Dvp All A Stone's Throw Away. 

Area: Coxwell/Cosburn
Price: $1,599,000
MLS Number: E3992583
Listing Agent: Paul Sheehan

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Toronto’s Buying Frenzy. Seven Ways to Rise Above and Master the Market

We’ve all heard horror stories about the current Toronto Real Estate Market: multiple offers from 20-30 or more competing buyers, bully offers, and homes selling for WAY over asking. It’s become the new standard. And it can be scary.

So what can you do when your efforts to buy a home,
or to find a home for your clients, feels like a horror film?

The secret is to think like a survivor. If there's one thing a horror movie franchise loves, it's a sequel. And any good sequel needs a survivor. So, with that in mind, welcome to our three part series about rising above the genre and slaying the market.

In every horror movie, there are lots of people who run around screaming and panicking. And this is true in the real estate market too. So many agents are doing NOTHING to ease their buyer clients’ fears. These agents are saying the market is CRAZY, it’s UNBELIEVABLE, IMPOSSIBLE to get an offer accepted, there’s no inventory and it’s hopeless.

But that’s victim mentality.

In real estate, as in the movies, the character who runs around in a screaming panic won’t be around long.

If you want to survive, you have to be calm. Very calm.

But calm isn’t the final answer… it’s just the starting point. Smart and savvy agents will always thrive and get the best for their clients, no matter what the market is doing. And, in the movies, smart and savvy characters have a better chance of being around past the final credits.

So, with that in mind, here are some rules to help you be a survivor in the current market.

1. Look beyond price

Making top dollar is a huge motivator for sellers. But it’s not the only factor. Thinking about only 'the dollar' ignores the fact that sellers need to move somewhere when they sell and might have their own timelines in mind. The ‘dollars only’ mentality also ignores the fact that selling a home can be an emotional process, and the thought of selling a home to a person with whom they connect or empathize could be a factor in accepting an offer.

At the end of the day, money isn’t the only factor at play in home sales.

Andrew Ipekian, of the Andrew Ipekian Realty Group, talks about multiple offer scenarios as a great chance to get to know the selling agent. And to find out what the sellers are looking for. He asks ‘What else is important to your client, beyond price? Is it conditions; is it closing date; is it deposit cheque; is it a story about your client… is there anything else I can do with my offer, other than just price?' Always ask that client, when you present that offer, ‘what else is important?’

 2. Know your numbers. Educate the clients… and the agents

Jimmy Simmonds, Real Estate Agent, says the market is changing. In the past, you could have ‘…looked at the last exact floor plan from the same, or similar building, and use that as your comparable.’ But, he says, that isn’t the way things work anymore.

Now, he takes a more ‘mathematical approach.’ His current approach is to ‘look at a unit which had sold recently and looked at the price per square foot. He says, about his last sale, ’I was writing emails, as the listing agent, to send out the buyers’ agents to send to their clients so they could see where we wanted to be on the price point.’ He says ‘That way, they didn’t have to think of a number or reason. I’d given it to them on a silver platter.’ This makes sense.

If you know the numbers, the market is less likely to surprise you.

You could go red in the face talking about how the growth is ‘unprecented’ or ‘unfair,’ but at the end of the day, this is the way things look in our current Real Estate landscape, and the more you know about recent current sales, comparables, price per square foot, and seasonal trends, the more you’ll be able to remain calm in the face of the competition… and maybe even win an offer.

And that’s part one. Check out part two of our SEVEN WAYS series… in just a few days.