Monthly Archives: April 2016

Month: April 2016 71 Hazelton Avenue, Toronto – $2.8-million Yorkville home where staging made a difference

  LISTED AT  $2,790,000   SOLD FOR  $2,800,000   Address: 71 Hazelton Avenue   Neighbourhood: Yorkville   The property:  A renovated Yorkville Victorian with high ceilings, original fireplaces and marble accents.   The history:  The property, built in 1895, was gutted by a previous owner in 2006. The owners had been renting out the house while they travelled abroad. They decided to sell so they could keep travelling without worry. The fate:  The buyers are a family from Kleinburg looking to move out of the suburbs and into the city. They loved the property’s proximity to Yorkville. Whole Foods is

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Month: April 2016 166 Cottingham Street, Toronto – $1.9-million Summerhill home that sparked a bidding war

  LISTED AT  $1,699,000   SOLD FOR   $1,895,000   Address: 166 Cottingham Street   Neighbourhood: Summerhill The property: A newly renovated Summerhill semi on a quiet cul de sac.   The history: The sellers bought the property in 2012, then completely rebuilt the upper two storeys and revamped the kitchen with new marble surfaces and cabinets. Now they’re looking for a larger property in the same neighbourhood.   The fate: The buyer, a corporation looking to rent out the home, was attracted to the property’s location, its open interior, and the swanky backyard, which has new fencing and a built-in

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Month: April 2016 High prices no barrier to Toronto property dreams – Forum Poll

  The vast majority of Torontonians, 89 per cent, believe housing is unaffordable in the city. But 20 per cent of those who rent still plan to put a foot on the property ladder this year. The findings of a new Forum Research poll suggest that many of those buyers will be looking at new construction and bidding wars, because only 7 per cent of the city’s homeowners plan to sell. “Everyone says it’s unaffordable, but they’re affording it,” said Forum president Lorne Bozinoff. A full 41 per cent of survey respondents said Toronto housing is “not at all affordable.”

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Month: April 2016 Toronto home sales fall in March, 2016

  March was the first full month for new federal mortgage rules primarily aimed at reducing buyers’ appetite for expensive properties in Vancouver and Toronto without dampening interest in other cities, where average prices are lower. But analysts attributed a 1.8 per cent drop in CREA transactions in Toronto, and 0.3 per cent in Vancouver, to other factors — particularly a short supply of properties for sale and high prices that are straining affordability. TD economist Warren Kirkland also noted that February sales in Toronto were probably exaggerated as buyers moved to complete purchases before Feb. 15, when larger down

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Month: April 2016 72 Vermont Ave, Toronto, Annex, C02, For Sale – List Price $1,900,000 SOLD

72 Vermont Ave, Toronto, Annex, C02, has been SOLD                       Community: Annex Type: Residential             Style: 3 Storey                           Bedroom: 5 Bathroom: 5.0                  Garage: Greater than 3 Car      Basement: Other Size: 3000-3500 Sq Ft                   Taxes: $6,643.00 ( Year 2015 ) Lot Dims: 25 X 140 Feet   Description: Detached Legal Fourplex Location In Seaton Village

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Month: April 2016 413 Brunswick Ave, Toronto, Annex, For Sale – List Price $2,125,000 SOLD

413 Brunswick Ave, Toronto, Annex, has been SOLD 413 Brunswick Ave Toronto, Ontario M5R2Z2 Canada Annex $2,125,000     · Fourplex                                        Rooms: 9 + 3                                 Heat: Radiant / Gas · 3-Storey                                         Bedrooms: 5 + 2                            Apx Age:                              · Exterior:Brick                            Washrooms: 4                                Apx Sqft: Lot: 21 x 137 Feet                       Kitchens: 3 + 1                                Pool: None · Garage Type: Detached                Family Rm: N                                  Parking Spaces:2                                 · Garage Spaces: 2                           A/C: Central Air                               Waterfront: · Drive: Lane                                     Laundry Lev:                                     MLS#:C3425948              · Central Vac:                                   Basement: Fin W/O / Walk-Up · Legal Fourplex Located In The Annex, With Beautiful Units, Easily Rented. Spacious & Bright With Over 2500 Sqft. Beautiful Open Concept Living/Dining Room W/Fireplace Inserts

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Month: April 2016 Back Exercises to manage back pain

  Experts often tout back exercise as the best way to manage pain.  But many people don’t know where to start.  How can you get your back strong without hurting it in the process? First, get your doctor’s okay to exercise.  Also, seeing a licensed physical therapist may get you started exercising in a way that is safe and effective for your back.  After that, the key is to approach gently, work at your level of strength and flexibility and choose moves that are known to have beneficial effects on back health. Here is a beginner’s back exercise routine often

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Month: April 2016 301 Old Orchard Grove, Toronto – Bedford Park house sells for $210,000 over asking

  301 OLD ORCHARD GROVE, TORONTO ASKING PRICE $1,150,000 SELLING PRICE $1,360,000 PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $714,000 (2009) TAXES $5,251 (2015) DAYS ON THE MARKET 2 The Action: Just one street east of shops and eateries along Avenue Road, this Bedford Park residence with a mutual driveway was staged to enhance its appearance for photographs, private showings and an open house event. The open house was derailed after a pre-emptive offer set off a two-way bidding war at the end of January. What They Got: This brick residence on a fenced 26-by-105-foot lot has classic features throughout, such as a front

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Month: April 2016 197 Three Valleys Dr., Toronto – secluded Don Mills house sells in bidding war

  197 THREE VALLEYS DR., TORONTO ASKING PRICE $680,000 SELLING PRICE $730,000 TAXES $3,142 (2015) DAYS ON THE MARKET 9 The Action: In late January, few semi-detached properties were available in Don Mills, save for this estate sale at the end of a winding street surrounded by parkland, the Don River, Deerlick Creek and Donalda golf course. Booked solid with 45 showings and two open house attended by 50 shoppers, the exposure translated into nine offers. What They Got: What appears to be a 1950s brick bungalow with a carport is a three-level back-split on a sloping 36-by-117-foot lot, so

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Month: April 2016 330 Joicey Blvd., Toronto – buyers jump at well-built North York house

  330 JOICEY BLVD., TORONTO ASKING PRICE $2,998,880 SELLING PRICE $2,815,000 TAXES $5,141 (2015) DAYS ON THE MARKET 26 The Action: Agents Irene Kaushansky and Philip Brown were tasked by clients with finding a central North York house in top form, so they rounded up more than a dozen potential candidates late last year. Their clients decided the one to negotiate a deal for was this brand new centre-hall residence with a double garage on a 50-by-115-foot lot. What They Got: Just last year, the finishing touches were put on this two-storey residence with a custom limestone façade with grand

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