The Future of Yonge and Sheppard

Sheppard Centre, Toronto.

By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca June 5, 2013 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent What’s in store for Toronto’s Yonge & Sheppard? According to an application filed with the city of Toronto, the real estate giant RioCan is seeking approval on its plan to add 368 condo apartments on the North East… Continue reading The Future of Yonge and Sheppard

First Time Buyers Looking For Love At First Sight

First time buyers

By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca May 3, 2013 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent First time buyers in Toronto, Vaughan and Thornhill fall in love with their homes, at first sight. Looking for a perfect home can be an emotional roller-coaster, but a new study suggests finding the right property often comes… Continue reading First Time Buyers Looking For Love At First Sight

April 2013 Newsletter | Toronto & Vaughan Real Estate

April 2013 New in Toronto & Vaughan Did you know? – 76% of 20-29 year old Vaughan residents still live with parents, well above the national average of 42.3% – Landlords in Ontario can raise a Tenants rent as high as they see fit; rent control doesn’t apply to dwellings occupied after November 1, 1991.   APRIL… Continue reading April 2013 Newsletter | Toronto & Vaughan Real Estate

Musée Condos

PROPERTY DETAILS PRICE: From the high $200,000’s TYPE: Condominium & Townhouse ADDRESS: Bathurst St & Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON UNIT SIZES: From 509 to 1343 Square Feet DEVELOPER: Plaza Corp COMPLETION DATE: July 2016 MUSÉE CONDOS: Amidst a civilized, tree-lined pocket off Adelaide West, near the vibrant street scene along King Street West, is a cosmopolitan condominium like no other.… Continue reading Musée Condos

Yonge+Rich Condos

PROPERTY DETAILS PRICE: From the $270,000’s TYPE: Condominium ADDRESS: 25 Richmond St East, Toronto, ON UNIT SIZES: From 450 to 926 Square Feet DEVELOPER: Great Gulf YONGE+RICH CONDOS: Great Gulf homes presents Yonge+Rich Condos, a new way of living in the heart of the city. Entertain friends on your expansive landscaped terrace surrounded by open sky and lake views. With… Continue reading Yonge+Rich Condos

Mortgage News Update | Toronto & Vaughan Real Estate

By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca March 22, 2013 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent A quick update on the latest mortgage news and trends Our good friends and colleagues at MortgageJake  update us on the latest mortgage news. This week saw two dramatic moves by Jim Flaherty that directly impact us in the housing… Continue reading Mortgage News Update | Toronto & Vaughan Real Estate

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Toronto

By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca February 10, 2013 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Toronto: some fun things you didn’t know about our world class city. Toronto was originally called the ‘Town of York’ until 1834. The Toronto Zoo is the third largest in the world and is home to more than 5000 animals.… Continue reading 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Toronto

TORONTO & GTA – HOUSING STATS: JANUARY 2013

By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca February 5, 2012 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent January 2013 housing statistics for the Toronto Real Estate Board Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 4,375 transactions through the TorontoMLS system in January 2013.  This number represented a slight decline compared to 4,432 transactions reported in January 2012.… Continue reading TORONTO & GTA – HOUSING STATS: JANUARY 2013

Toronto’s first luxury prefab home sells for $1.5million

By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca January 31, 2013 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Are prefabricated homes Toronto’s future? How Many people can say their home was built in just 2 days? The new owners of Toronto’s first luxury prefab home can! Sold for $1.525,000 after 274 days on the market (it… Continue reading Toronto’s first luxury prefab home sells for $1.5million

130 Belvia Drive

VAUGHAN REAL ESTATE   PROPERTY DETAILS PRICE: $589,000 BEDROOMS: 3 BATHS: 4 LOT SIZE: 31.99 x 110.89 Feet DETAILS: Welcome home to your beautiful 3 bedroom, 4-bath house located in the high demand neighbourhood of Dufferin Hill. Your new home features an inviting and practical layout that’s absolutely perfect for a young family. From its modern kitchen,… Continue reading 130 Belvia Drive

Toronto’s real estate market will stay strong in 2013

Follow @TopTorontoAgent Dec 21, 2012 6 good indicators of why the GTA real estate market will remain strong in 2013 Many economists predicted Toronto’s real estate market to crash this year, with prices falling by up to 25 per cent. I didn’t see that prediction coming true and it didn’t. Nor do I believe it… Continue reading Toronto’s real estate market will stay strong in 2013

Difference between buying and renting in Toronto

By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca December 18, 2012 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Rent or Buy? The age old question. Toronto, Vaughan and the GTA are currently enjoying a healthy rental market with vacancy rates hovering around 1%. This high demand for rental properties has driven up rental rates upwards of… Continue reading Difference between buying and renting in Toronto

It’s snowing money in Downtown Toronto!

By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca December 16, 2012 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. Who needs the snow in Toronto when we’ve been blessed with an abundance of falling condo prices! Christmas arrived early this year for condo buyers in Toronto looking to… Continue reading It’s snowing money in Downtown Toronto!

[infographic] 5 Things you didn’t know about the Mortgage Market

Follow @TopTorontoAgent Our friends at ratehub.ca have put together this excellent infographic on Canada’s mortgage market. If you have any questions about Canadian mortgages or any real estate related questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.   START YOUR JOURNEY HERE OR CONTACT ILAN NOW FOR A MORE PERSONALISED SEARCH EXPERIENCE!     Ilan Joseph is a Real Estate… Continue reading [infographic] 5 Things you didn’t know about the Mortgage Market

Canadian home affordability rises

Follow @TopTorontoAgent December 10, 2012 Royal Bank says the cost of home ownership became more affordable in the most recent quarter due to a modest decline in home prices and gains in Canadian household incomes. RBC’s affordability index for a detached bungalow stood at 42 per cent of income nationally in the second quarter. That… Continue reading Canadian home affordability rises

Summary of TorontoMLS Sales and Average Price – November 1 – 30

Follow @TopTorontoAgent GTA REALTORS® Release Monthly Resale Housing Figures Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 5,793 sales in November 2012 – down by 16 per cent compared to November 2011. “Transactions have been down on a year-over-year basis since June, after being up substantially in the last half of 2011 and the first half of 2012.… Continue reading Summary of TorontoMLS Sales and Average Price – November 1 – 30

How to Succeed in Toronto and Vaughan Real Estate Investing

By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca December 16, 2012 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent To become a successful Toronto or Vaughan real estate investor requires that you find a good real estate property to invest in. Appraising and finding the true value in Toronto and Vaughan properties is essential to your investment success.… Continue reading How to Succeed in Toronto and Vaughan Real Estate Investing

THE BRITT CONDOS

Follow @TopTorontoAgent PROPERTY DETAILS PRICE: From the low $300,000’s TYPE: Condominium ADDRESS:955 Bay St at Wellesley, Toronto, ON DEVELOPER: Lanterra Developments DETAILS: The Britt Condos by Lanterra Developments will be centrally located at 955 Bay St in Toronto. Scheduled completion for this project is in 2016. The Britt Condos will have a total of 729 units and will rise 41 storeys… Continue reading THE BRITT CONDOS

TEN YORK CONDOS

Follow @TopTorontoAgent PROPERTY DETAILS PRICE: From the mid $300,000’s TYPE: Condominium ADDRESS:120 Harbour St, Toronto, ON DEVELOPER: Tridel & Build Toronto DETAILS: Ten York Condos by Tridel and Build Toronto is currently in preconstruction. Due for completion in 2017, this beautifully designed tower willhouse a total of 728 units and will rise 68 floors high. Every so often a… Continue reading TEN YORK CONDOS

Friday Harbour Resort (Lake Simcoe)

Follow @TopTorontoAgent PROPERTY DETAILS PRICE: From the $200,000’s TYPE: Condominium & Townhome ADDRESS: Big Bay Point Rd & 13 Line. Innisfil, ON DEVELOPER: Geranium Corporation DETAILS: Friday Harbour is a 1.5 billion dollar condo and townhouse resort by Geranium Corporation, currently in preconstruction at Big Bay Point Rd & 13 Line in Innisfil. The project is scheduled for completion in 2016.… Continue reading Friday Harbour Resort (Lake Simcoe)

Toronto Condo prices taking a hit (infographics)

Follow @TopTorontoAgent Related Article: Hello Buyers Market! If you’ve been following recent real estate news for Toronto, Vaughan and the GTA, you may have heard that our condo market is experiencing a slowdown. To help illustrate these changes, here are some Toronto Real Estate charts that clearly paints the markets picture.  It takes almost twice as long… Continue reading Toronto Condo prices taking a hit (infographics)

Bank of Canada maintains overnight rate target at 1 per cent

Follow @TopTorontoAgent Ottawa, Ontario – The Bank of Canada announced that it is maintaining its target for the overnight rate at 1 per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 1 1/4 per cent and the deposit rate is 3/4 per cent. The global economy has unfolded broadly as the Bank projected in its July Monetary… Continue reading Bank of Canada maintains overnight rate target at 1 per cent

Hello Buyers Market

By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca November 2, 2012 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Hello Buyers Market! The past few months have seen the real estate market here in Toronto, Vaughan and across the GTA really turn around. From a very hot “sellers market” during the first half of 2012 to a… Continue reading Hello Buyers Market

18 Yonge Street 2701

PROPERTY DETAILS PRICE: $409,900 BEDROOMS: 1+1 BATHS: 2 DETAILS: Gorgeous 1+1, rarely offered 2 bathroom unit located at Yonge and Lakeshore with beautiful South West Lake and City Views including the CN Tower and ACC! Hardwood floors throughout,  S/S Appliances. 718 Sq Feet! The Den has a closet and can be used as a 2nd bedroom.… Continue reading 18 Yonge Street 2701

King Blue Condos

Exclusive Platinum/VIP Broker Ilan Joseph: 416-739-7200 or ilan@ilanjoseph.com

PROPERTY DETAILS PRICE: From the mid $200,000’s TYPE: Condominium ADDRESS: 355 King St W, Toronto, ON UNIT SIZES: From 400 to 1100 Square Feet DEVELOPER: Easton’s Group of Hotels DETAILS: King Blue Condos will be located at 355 King St W (corner of King W and Blue Jays Way)  in the heart of the highly sought after… Continue reading King Blue Condos

559 Velmar Drive

PROPERTY DETAILS PRICE: $1,199,000 BEDROOMS: 4 BATHS: 5 LOT SIZE: 59.06 X 137.8 Feet DETAILS: Gorgeous,Totally Renovated Top To Bottom,Greenpark Home Appr.4000Sqft On Prem.Lot. Over $200,000 In Upgrades.Stunning Custom Designer Kitchen W/Granite Countertops & Extra Lrg Island,New Baths W/Custom Vanities,New Hrdwd & Ceramic,Crown Mouldings,New Windows,Custom D/D Entry,Beautiful Wrought Iron Staircase,Pot Lights,Stucco, Landscaping,Interlocking.Fin.Bsmt W/3Bdrms,Sauna,4Pc Bath,Kitchen,Rec.Room&Sep.Entrance.Close To All Amentities,Schools,Ttc.… Continue reading 559 Velmar Drive

Toronto home sales dive 13% in June

Related article: Surge in homes for sale will alleviate prices July 5, 2012 The Toronto board is blaming the city’s land transfer tax to explain the 13% decline in sales in the city versus the 5.4% overall Greater Toronto Area. Property sales in Canada’s largest city dropped 13% last month, the Toronto Real Estate Board reported… Continue reading Toronto home sales dive 13% in June

80 Hefhill Court

PROPERTY DETAILS PRICE: $1,599,000 BEDROOMS: 5 BATHS: 5 LOT SIZE: 33.86 x 150 Feet DETAILS: Magnificent Custom Built House of Over 5100 Square Feet On a Very Private Cul-De-Sac. Enjoy this Premium Pie Shaped Ravine Lot! Home features 18 Ft Ceilings In Foyer W/Designer Frosted Windows In Entry, Eat-In Kitchen Equipped W/Built-In Appliances, Wall Cabinetry, Double Sink,… Continue reading 80 Hefhill Court

Info-Graphic: The global cost of living

Click to enlarge A new global survey rates Toronto and Vancouver as among the most expensive cities in North America for expatriates locating there. The new Mercer cost of living survey places Toronto at No. 61 and Vancouver at No. 63 among 214 world cities assessed in cost of living for expatriates. Only New York… Continue reading Info-Graphic: The global cost of living

Surge in homes for sale will alleviate prices

June 06 2012 The Greater Toronto Area saw almost 20,000 homes surge on the market in May, a welcome relief to an overheating real estate market. The supply didn’t cool home prices, however. After three years of house hunting, three lost bidding wars and hundreds of hours trying to figure out a market that defies… Continue reading Surge in homes for sale will alleviate prices

122 Maple Sugar Lane

PROPERTY DETAILS PRICE: $489,900 BEDROOMS: 3 BATHS: 4 LOT SIZE: 19.69X98.43 Feet DETAILS: Welcome Home to This Spacious 3 Bedroom Thornhill Townhome. Your New Home Features A Practical Layout thats Perfect For the Whole Family. Sitting Atop a Premium Lot That Backs Onto A Parklike Setting, Enjoy The Privacy Of Your Own Backyard Retreat! Your New Family… Continue reading 122 Maple Sugar Lane

Single Women Own 30% of Toronto Condos

Single women have significant buying power! Condo developers have changed the way they build their condos in an effort to accommodate their new buyers by paying attention to the amenities, as well as the lifestyle their condos offer. Single women want condos that are within walking distance of public transit, condo security, not to mention… Continue reading Single Women Own 30% of Toronto Condos

Top 10 selling builders in Toronto by RealNet Canada

related post: Top 10 pre-construction purchasing tips related post: Top 10 reasons to use an agent for all pre-construction projects Tridel takes the top spot in the condo world with 1664 units sold in the GTA. Mattamy homes takes the throne in the low-rise market (detached-semis-towns) with 1884 homes sold in the GTA. Ilan Joseph is a… Continue reading Top 10 selling builders in Toronto by RealNet Canada

STUDIES SAY CASINOS HAVE NEUTRAL EFFECT ON PROPERTY VALUES

May 9, 2012 A recent Ipsos Reid poll reveals that a slim majority of Torontonians, 53.5%, would support the building of a new casino in Toronto. The highest support came from Scarborough, where 58.6% of residents gave it a thumbs-up. In York and East York, the figure dropped slightly to 54.3%; in North York, 55.2%;… Continue reading STUDIES SAY CASINOS HAVE NEUTRAL EFFECT ON PROPERTY VALUES

18 Sir Modesto Court

PROPERTY DETAILS PRICE: $1,499,000 BEDROOMS: 4 BATHS: 5 LOT SIZE: 50X112 Feet DETAILS: Magnificent Fernbrook built home of approx. 4,500 sq. ft. backing onto majestic ravine in Upper Thornhill Estates. Unique and very practical floor plan adds comfort to this lavish home filled with upgrades. From the gleaming hardwood floors to the stately décor columns, the… Continue reading 18 Sir Modesto Court

99 Rumsey Road

PROPERTY DETAILS PRICE: $698,000 BEDROOMS: 3 BATHS: 3 LOT SIZE: 30.02X88.75 Feet DETAILS: Gorgeous Detached 2-Storey House Of Approx 2,100 Sq Ft Built By ‘National Homes’! The Elizabethan Corner Model, Bright & Spacious, w/9′ Ceilings & Hardwood Floors On The Main Floor. Thousands Spent In Upgrades! Custom Kitchen: Granite Countertops, Upgraded Cabinets, Faucets, Stainless Steel Appliances… Continue reading 99 Rumsey Road

227 Conley Street

PROPERTY DETAILS PRICE: $759,900 BEDROOMS: 4+2 BATHS: 4 LOT SIZE: 34.44X110  Feet DETAILS: Beautiful & Very Spacious 4 Br Home In Prime Location! Great Unique Layout,Open Concept. Lots Of Upgrds: Gorgeous Hardwood, Marble, Granite Flrs & Pot Lights Thru-Out, Decor Columns, Skylight, Eat-In Kitchen W/Breakfast Bar, Granite Cntertops & walkout to Yard. Oversized Master Bdrm W/5Pc Ensuite… Continue reading 227 Conley Street

Toronto condo price hits average of $360,892

Apr 18 2012 New condos can be seen under construction just west of York St., north of the Gardiner Expressway and Lakeshore Blvd. in March. Last year’s record pace of condo construction is starting to be felt across the GTA, with listings up 14 per cent in the first quarter of 2012. Sales, on the… Continue reading Toronto condo price hits average of $360,892

THE FUTURE OF THE SUTTON PLACE HOTEL?

April 9, 2012 Over the past few months, we have talked about the lack of prime land available in Toronto’s downtown core. We see some surface parking lots and older buildings continue to be purchased for redevelopment, but developers are quickly running out of options, and risk losing the battle of supply and demand.One way… Continue reading THE FUTURE OF THE SUTTON PLACE HOTEL?

1 Clarkehaven Street

PROPERTY DETAILS PRICE: $1,629,000 BEDROOMS: 4+2 BATHS: 7 LOT SIZE: 50X120 Feet SOLD DETAILS: Custom Built House In Thornhill’s Most Desirable Neighbourhood. Designer Decor Throughout! Top Of The Line Materials + Workmanship! 10.5′ Ceilings On Main Floor, 8.5′-9.5′ On 2nd Floor & 9′ In the walk-out Basement, Coffered w/ Trim. What Doesn’t This House Have? Appx 150… Continue reading 1 Clarkehaven Street

36 Marathon Crescent

PROPERTY DETAILS PRICE: $879,900 BEDROOMS: 3+2 BATHS: 3 LOT SIZE: 53X120 Feet DETAILS: Extra Large 3 Bedroom Bungalow In North York’s Core Neighbourhood! Sprawling ‘Ranch-Like’ Bungalow On 53′ foot ‘Country’ Like-Lot Steps From Drewry, Bathurst, Yonge And All The Best Shops, Entertainment, Transit & Schools! This Huge Bungalow W/2 Car Garage has been fully renovated with potlights… Continue reading 36 Marathon Crescent

351 Pinewood Dr

PROPERTY DETAILS PRICE: $859,900 BEDROOMS: 4 BATHS: 4 LOT SIZE: 36.29X114.83 Feet  DETAILS: Prime Location In High Demand Area! One Of The Largest, Custom Built House Of Approx. 3200 Sq.Ft. Very Bright & Spacious. Grand Foyer Open To Above. New Splendid Kitchen With Breakfast Area, New Granite Countertops & Ceramic Floors. Gleaming Hardwood Floors &… Continue reading 351 Pinewood Dr

27 Gamla Rd

PROPERTY DETAILS PRICE: $834,999 BEDROOMS: 4 BATHS: 4 LOT SIZE: 30.02 X 88.58 Feet DETAILS: Gorgeous Newly Built, 4 Bedroom Home With 9Ft Ceilings. This Bright & Spacious Sun-Filled Home is only One of Two On The Street! This lovely home features Hardwood Floors Thru-Out, Gas Fireplace in Living Room, Kitchen W/ Breakfast Area & Gas Stove.… Continue reading 27 Gamla Rd

29 Haven Rd

PROPERTY DETAILS PRICE: $959, 900 BEDROOMS: 4+1 BATHS: 5 LOT SIZE: 40×89 Feet DETAILS: Don’t Miss Out On This Wonderful,2Yr Old Bright&Spacious Stone/Brick/Stucco Home With Great Open Concept Layout In The Valleys Of Thornhill. One Of The Largest Models On The Street (Approx.3400 Sq.Ft)Gorgeous Kitchen With Extended Cabinets&Glass Elements,Flash Breakfast Bar&Gorgeous Breakfast Area. Main Flr… Continue reading 29 Haven Rd

75 Allison Ann Way

PROPERTY DETAILS PRICE: $989,000 BEDROOMS: 5 BATHS: 4 LOT SIZE: 41.99X109.91 Metres DETAILS: The Largest Fernbrook House On The St. Of Over 3800 Sq.Ft! This Stunning 5 Bdrm Home Comes W/Main Flr Library, 2 Car Garage, Lrg Wndws, Fireplc, High Ceilings & Decor Columns. Top Of The Line Applcs, Granite Cntertops, Hrdwd Flrs&Crown Mouldings Thru-Out! Master… Continue reading 75 Allison Ann Way