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Toronto Home Market Experiences Slowest March Sales In 10 Years

April 4, 2018- TREB’s March 2018 stats are out today, which show that,  from the average March statistics from the past ten years, the number of home sales is down over 17%, active listings are down 3%, and the average sale price is down 14.3% since last year- for all types of properties- except condo apartments, with sales price increases of over 6% since March 2017. Is it time for you to rightsize to a condo? Or pick one up as an investment? Contact Andrea Stark, Sales Representative, J&D Division of Royal LePage RES Ltd., Brokerage 416-489-2121

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Toronto Condo Market Overtaking Toronto House Market

March 6, 2018- Although the number of residential real estate sales is down 35% from February 2017, sale prices of condo apartments are up 10.7% in Toronto and condo townhouse prices are up 15.5%! Detached house prices are down 18.6%. Semi-detached home sale prices are down 9%. In Central Toronto, the average sale price of a detached home is $2,027,761 and the average condo apartment sells for $645,195. With limited land to develop, and fewer house owners selling, the only way to add more units is to build vertically. Read the full details of the February 2018 TREB report here. For personal real estate advice and services, including info on preconstruction condo projects, contact Andrea Stark, Sales Representative, J&D Division of Royal LePage RE Services Ltd., Brokerage 416-489-2121 andrea@andreastark.ca

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 Real Estate Prices Still Strong

Aug 6, 2017- Don’t let sensational headlines sway you- the Toronto real estate market may not have seen increases in the last few months, but hey- it is summer. And prices were increasing at a rapid rate. TREB’s Market Watch Report shows that year to date average sale prices of all home types have increased 17.3% from this time last year. Still a large gain. So if you are considering buying, don’t sit on the fence- with mortgage rates rising and lending rules tightening, buy now. Thinking of selling? Don’t wait. There is pent up demand for good properties and lending practices will make it more and more difficult for buyers to be able to borrow. Now is the time. Andrea Stark, Sales Representative, J&D Division of Royal LePage RE Services Ltd., Brokerage 416-489-2121

Toronto & Ontario Real Estate Proposed New Rules & Taxes To Address Fair Housing And The Heated Market

April 20, 2017- Ontario unveils a 16 point plan designed to control the heat of the GTA’s real estate market. Read the Ontario Fair Housing Plan and The Toronto Real Estate Board’s response. NB: We as REALTORS have been collecting client ID info including residency for many years now on a mandatory basis for FINTRAC, the government agency that monitors terrorism and money laundering. Andrea Stark, Sales Representative, Johnston & Daniel Division of Royal LePage RE Services Ltd., Brokerage 416-489-2121