Andrea Stark

Toronto Condo Market Keeps Sizzling Through Winter

February 6, 2018- The Toronto Real Estate Board’s January 2018 statistics show that, although 416 detached home prices are down 12% from a year ago, the average 416 condo apartment sale price is up 15%. Still, due to the low inventory of homes on the market, many freehold properties are selling over asking. Let’s also keep in mind we started 2018 under freezing cold weather conditions, whereas 2017 began quite warm. With new borrowing rules and rising interest rates, (and the weather warming up), the time to list is NOW, while some buyers still have pre-approvals at lower rates under the old rules. Don’t wait for Spring. Read the full Toronto Real Estate Board Report here and for advice and personal real estate guidance, contact Andrea Stark, Sales Representative, Johnston & Daniel Division of Royal LePage RE Svcs., Ltd., Brokerage 416-489-2121

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Renovated North Toronto Residence- 36 Blythwood Rd Suits Your Active Lifestyle

January 16, 2018- Coveted neighbourhood. Walk to Yonge Street shops, subway, libraries and top schools. Sherwood Park and Blythwood Ravine. Main floor family room addition, all hardwood floors and windows replaced, reno kitchen and 3 baths. Bright and airy open-concept living/ dining rooms. Private drive with parking for 3+ cars. 2669 SF living space + garage (new 2009).  $1,735,000. Open house weekend January 20 & 21, 2-4 pm. More info and virtual tour: Andrea Stark, Sales Representative, Johnston & Daniel Division of Royal LePage RES Ltd., Brokerage 416-489-2121

Government Intervention Balanced Toronto’s Hot Real Estate Market

January 7, 2018- Between the implementation of the Ontario Fair Housing Plan last Spring and recent OSFI lending rule changes, the Toronto Real Estate Market has become less of a seller’s market. Sale prices of detached homes in Central Toronto increased only .5% from December 2016 to December 2017. Condo apartment prices still increased 15% year over year. Condos of all sizes remain in strong demand. With the freezing temperatures, the Spring 2018 housing market may start slowly, but quality homes in demand neighbourhoods will continue to be attractive to smart home buyers. Read the TREB statistics in Market Watch, and for personal real estate assistance, contact Andrea Stark, Sales Representative, Royal LePage, J&D Division, Brokerage 416-489-2121

Strong Demand For Condos Leads Toronto Real Estate Market News

December 6, 2017- Condo apartment sale prices are up 17.7% from a year ago and condo townhome prices are up 12.3%. There is strong demand for condos of all sizes and types- including the over $2,000,000 price point. The freehold house market is less predictable right now. For example, prices of detached homes in Central Toronto are down 1.7% from a year ago, although some attract multiple offers and sell over asking. The feeling is that the newest wave of government regulations, regarding mortgage lending, which come into play after the end of this year, will not affect the ability of most buyers to buy and that we will see a strong Spring market- condos especially. Read all the details in TREB’s new Market Watch report and for confidential, personalized real estate service, contact Andrea Stark, Sales Representative, Johnston & Daniel Division of Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage 416-489-2121

Toronto Condo Market Reaching New Heights

November 2, 2017- The October 2017 stats show that the average sale price of detached homes in Toronto is now $1,287,765- back to about the same level it was at a year ago. However, condo apartment prices have increased 20.9% in a year- to an average of $555,004. The demand for condos is increasing for several reasons- freehold house prices are not affordable for many, rentals are high priced and hard to find, and many home owners- young and old- are choosing to live experientially instead of maintaining a house. Read TREB’s Market Watch Report and contact Andrea Stark, Sales Representative, J&D Division, Royal LePage RE Svcs. Ltd., Brokerage for personal real estate guidance. 416-489-2121

Continued Strength in Toronto Condo Market

October 5, 2017- While some freehold house listings are attracting multiple offers, many neighbourhoods in Toronto are seeing a drop in price from a year ago. Some, like C10, which includes Yonge & Lawrence, saw year over year price increases of 5.8% for detached homes. The condo market is red hot with condo apartments in C10 selling 20.7% higher than a year ago. Downtown condos in C01 are selling at prices 19.5% higher than a year ago. Read the new TREB Market Watch Report and for personal real estate advice, contact Andrea Stark, Sales Representative, Royal LePage RES Ltd., J&D Division, Brokerage 416-489-2121

Yes: The Toronto Real Estate Market Is Still Strong

September 9, 2017- While it is true overall that much of the year over year value gains in real estate had diminished by this summer, condos and demand freehold properties in some neighbourhoods are still attracting multiple offers and over list prices. Like downtown condos, with year over year price increases of 24.4% west of Yonge (C01) and 18.7% east of Yonge (C08). Rising mortgage rates may spur waiting buyers to get back in the market. This Fall will be interesting. Read TREB’s Market Watch report and contact Andrea Stark, Sales Representative, J&D Division of Royal LePage R.E. Svcs. Ltd., Brokerage 416-489-2121