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Insider Guide to Buying Pre-Construction Condos in Toronto

By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent   OUR TOP FIVE EXPERT TIPS:   #1. EARLY ACCESS Similar to the Stock Market, the Toronto Condo Market has initial public offerings (IPOs) or New Product Launches. These launches are held in stages, targeted to exclusive groups and offered at different price points at […]

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First-time home buyers can now get $4,000 off their new home purchase

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent First-time home buyers can now get $4,000 off their new home purchase New Ontario LTT Rebate As of January 1st, 2017, the Ontario government has increased the land transfer tax rebate for first-time home buyers from $2,000 to $4,000. Effectively, this means that […]

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Thornhill Woods Gets Approved for 45 New Detached Homes

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent July 14 2016 – Vaughan, ON – Residents of Thornhill Woods will soon get a few new neighbours moving in as the City of Vaughan has approved a zoning by-law amendment for the westernmost part of land owned by the Toronto Waldorf School. The […]

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Ilan Joseph Voted Best Real Estate Team in Thornhill / Vaughan

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Ilan Joseph Voted Best Real Estate Team in Thornhill / Vaughan From YorkRegion.com With a track record of success that spans over 13 years, including 1700+ homes sold and over $1 billion worth of real estate traded to date, it’s no wonder the Ilan Joseph Real Estate Team finds themselves in the top one per […]

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Chronic Undersupply to Blame for Toronto’s Real Estate Crisis

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Chronic undersupply to blame for Toronto’s real estate crisis I have been involved in real estate in one form or another since 1998. That was the year I made my first property purchase. It was 4 years later in 2002 when I decided to […]

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Ilan Joseph Rappels 30 Storey’s Down Toronto City Hall For Charity

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THE ILAN JOSEPH TEAM PARTNERS UP WITH MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION We are happy to announce our new partnership with Make-A-Wish Foundation for 2016. Make-A-Wish grants terminally-ill children their dream wish and the Ilan Joseph Team is excited to announce that Ilan will be taking 1 lucky winner rappelling 30 storeys down the side of Toronto’s City Hall with him in June […]

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Toronto Real Estate Market Update | November 2015

By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR, e-PRO, AMP | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Toronto Real Estate Market Update | November 2015 A record breaking year for the Toronto real estate market! October and November were both broke records for most homes sold in Toronto’s recorded history. Up 14% from last November and with more homes sold […]

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Condo Prices To Rise 40% Says Top Toronto Developer

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | © All rights reserved | December 15, 2015 Follow @TopTorontoAgent Could this be too good to be true? Not so says Barry Fenton, CEO of Lanterra Developments, the 4th largest condo developer in Toronto and the GTA. “My prediction, and I’ve been pretty accurate to date, is we are going to […]

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Buying a Condo? Better Get That Parking Spot!

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Parking values are rising faster than condo prices. In fact 50% faster since 2007! While condo prices have stabilized recently, it’s the parking spots that have everyone surprised, proving to be the better investment. More and more buyers are saying they don’t want […]

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Top 3 Toronto Preconstruction Condo Projects for 2015

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Top 3 Toronto Preconstruction Condo Projects for 2015 “What preconstruction condo projects should I invest in?” is a question I often get asked. There are many variables to consider with preconstruction condos and what makes them a good investment. Location, floor plans, pricing, […]

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Watch How Liberty Village Has Transformed Since 2002

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Back in the early 2000’s, you could walk through Liberty Village and see abandoned buildings from Toronto’s industrial age. Buildings that manufactured military supplies, steel, toys and even candy. In fact, Liberty Village was one of Toronto’s oldest settlements, dating back to the late […]

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Watch How CityPlace Toronto Has Transformed Since 2002

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Something from nothing. CityPlace Toronto is a wildly successful downtown Toronto condo community built by Concord Adex Developments starting in 2001. The area was absolutely deserted west of Spadina at the turn of the millennium and is now a beautiful and vibrant, pedestrian friendly […]

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Should You Invest In A New Condo?

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent “Should I invest in a new condo?” It’s a question I get asked often with the person asking expecting a simple yes or no answer. Preconstruction condos (and homes) have many benefits and risks associated with them. While it’s true that many people […]

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10 Rankings That Prove Toronto Really is the World’s Best City

By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent There are plenty of reasons to love Toronto, but claiming it the best city in the world is something that some might sit back and laugh at. Thankfully for Torontonians, claiming to be from the best city in the world is actually more fact […]

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Connected with Ilan Joseph – Toronto Real Estate Newsletter – April 2015

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  If you have any questions about the home buying process or would like some information about the Toronto, Vaughan or Thornhill real estate market, feel free to contact me. OR CONTACT ILAN NOW FOR A MORE PERSONALISED SEARCH EXPERIENCE!     Ilan Joseph is a Real Estate Broker with Sutton Group and is co-founder of a 10-person award-winning Toronto, Thornhill and Vaughan […]

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4 Reasons Why GTA Home Prices May Soon Soften

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Home Prices in the GTA may soon soften It’s no secret that Toronto and the GTA have seen a surge in home prices since the early 2000’s, with over 50% of that growth coming after 2009. Just about everyone is talking about how […]

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20 Cheapest Homes For Sale in Leslieville & The Beaches

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Cheapest homes for sale in Leslieville & The Beaches Week of July 30th, 2015 Hey bargain hunter, we dug around for the lowest priced homes for sale in Leslieville & The Beaches so you don’t have to. They may not be the biggest homes on the block, but they sure are the best priced ones. Here […]

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The 20 Cheapest Homes For Sale in Midtown Toronto

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Cheapest homes for sale in Midtown Toronto Week of July 30th, 2015 Hey bargain hunter, we dug around for the lowest priced homes for sale in Midtown Toronto so you don’t have to. They may not be the biggest homes on the block, but they sure are the best priced ones. Here are the 20 cheapest homes we found.  […]

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The 20 Cheapest Homes For Sale in Downtown Toronto

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Cheapest homes for sale in Downtown Toronto Week of July 30th, 2015 Hey bargain hunter, we dug around for the lowest priced homes for sale in Downtown Toronto so you don’t have to. They may not be the biggest homes on the block, but they sure are the best priced ones. Here are the 20 cheapest […]

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Toronto Real Estate Market Update | January 2015

By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR, e-PRO, AMP | © All rights reserved | Follow @TopTorontoAgent Toronto Real Estate Market Update | January 2015 The Toronto Real estate market is off to a strong start in 2015. This January we saw a 6.1% increase in homes sold compared to last January with no slowdown in sight. There was a significant […]

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The 20 Cheapest Homes For Sale in South Richmond Hill

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Cheapest homes for sale in SOUTH RICHMOND HILL Week of July 30th, 2015 Hey bargain hunter, we dug around for the lowest priced homes for sale in south Richmond Hill so you don’t have to. They may not be the biggest homes on the block, but they sure are the best priced ones. Here are […]

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The 20 Cheapest Homes For Sale in North York

CHEAPEST HOMES FOR SALE IN NORTH YORK

Cheapest homes for sale in NORTH YORK Week of July 30th, 2015 Hey bargain hunter, we dug around for the lowest priced homes for sale in North York so you don’t have to. They may not be the biggest homes on the block, but they sure are the best priced ones. Here are the 20 cheapest […]

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The 20 Cheapest Homes For Sale in Thornhill-Vaughan

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Cheapest homes for sale in Thornhill-Vaughan Week of July 30th, 2015 Hey bargain hunter, we dug around for the lowest priced homes for sale in Thornhill-Vaughan so you don’t have to. They may not be the biggest homes on the block, but they sure are the best priced ones. Here are the 20 cheapest homes we […]

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The Ilan Joseph Team’s Happiness Guarantee

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We treat our clients damn good… and that’s why we’re so successful! My father taught me to always do more than you get paid for. If you make a sale, you can make a living. If you make an investment of time & good service towards a client, you can make a fortune. In a […]

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Toronto Real Estate Market Update | December 2014

By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR, e-PRO, AMP | © All rights reserved | Follow @TopTorontoAgent Toronto Real Estate Market Update | December 2014 Toronto – 2014 was almost a record breaking year for sales in Toronto and the GTA. The average price increased 8.4% year over year to $556,500. Although new listings were up by 9.5% over last years […]

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Top 5 Kitchen Ideas for New Homes in Toronto, Vaughan and Thornhill in 2015

There is more to selling real estate than just showcasing homes. Ilan Joseph and his team of real estate agents know the importance of portraying their Toronto, Vaughan and Thornhill real estate listings in the best possible light which is why they are introducing homeowners to the top 5 kitchen ideas for 2015. Shelving A […]

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What to Expect When Making an Offer on Real Estate in Vaughan, Thornhill or Toronto

Prior to purchasing Toronto, Thornhill or Vaughan real estate, it’s necessary to consider certain factors such as the type of home that you would like to purchase, what features it should have, what mortgage you qualify for, and how much you can afford. The buying process can be overwhelming, especially for first time buyers who […]

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ILAN JOSEPH’S 2014 HUGE HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY

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WINNERS ANNOUNCED BELOW! THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN THIS YEARS VACATION GIVEAWAY! the winners are: Nikon Coolpix 20.1MP camera  Val N $100 gift card to any store or restaurant Rebecca S $1,000 Expedia Vacation Voucher Michelle R Bonus: $100 off Andrew Ungers legal fee Jacob C   As a thank you to our […]

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Top 2 Benefits of Buying a Home Next to a Top Ranking School

By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR, e-PRO, AMP | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Want Your Kids Enrolled in a Top Ranking School? You’re Not Alone. A top concern for many families with young children is ensuring their home falls within the boundaries of a top rated school. It’s a high selling point when listing your home for […]

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5 Home Décor & Design Features that Buyers of Thornhill Real Estate Want for 2015

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR, e-PRO, AMP | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Thornhill real estate buyers have design expections for 2015 A real estate agent’s job is a lot more than just buying and selling homes. They often act as design and décor consultants and must take the time to observe upcoming trends. As a […]

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Toronto Needs More Condos… Say What?

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Yes, its true, Toronto needs more condos. Now before you all jump me, let me tell you why. If you’ve been following my blog over the past year or two, you would have surely read that the Toronto condo market is oversaturated, and […]

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Toronto Real Estate Market Update | November 2014

By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR, e-PRO, AMP | © All rights reserved | Follow @TopTorontoAgent Toronto Real Estate Market Update | November 2014 Real estate in Toronto and the GTA remains hot! With a 7.7% increase in homes sold compared to last october, this fall has proven itself to be one of the busiest in Toronto history. Although new listings […]

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Vaughan Real Estate Agent, Ilan Joseph, Prepares Customers for the Autumn Real Estate Market in Toronto

October 23, 2014 Vaughan real estate agent, Ilan Joseph predicts that this autumn, the real estate market is going to gain speed. According to recent statistics, the average price that homes sold for in August was approximately $546,303, an increase of 9% over last year. Moreover, detached homes sold for an average transaction price of […]

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Toronto Real Estate Market Update | October 2014

By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Toronto Real Estate Market Update Sales and prices continued to climb in September with the Toronto Real Estate Board reporting over 8,000 transactions throughout the month, an 11% gain over september 2013. Year over year price increase for september was 7.7% with an […]

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Connected with Ilan Joseph – Real Estate Newsletter | September 2014

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New in Toronto & Vaughan Did you know? The number of homes selling for over $2M increased by 38% so far this year (Jan-Aug). Homes selling for over $1M saw a 40% increase in the number of sales over last year. The luxury real estate market in 2014 has been very active.   Watch Out For These Pitfalls […]

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3 Tips When Making Real Estate Offers & Purchasing Thornhill Real Estate

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In August 2014, the real estate market was up almost 9% from the previous year. Housing statistics have shown that there is more demand for housing than there are homes available in the Greater Toronto Area. Ilan Joseph, as a real estate agent in Thornhill, hopes to aid customers when making real estate offers and […]

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Top 3 Things Homebuyers Pay More to Live Near

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent We’ve all heard it before, “location, location, location”; nothing is more indicative of a home’s value as its location. Homebuyers know that having a lake or ocean view will always cost more, but beyond natural landscapes, here are the top 3 things buyers […]

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How to Avoid Bad Tenants

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Although most tenants pay on time and are respectful of the property they live in, from time to time you may find yourself with a tenant from hell. By doing the right background checks prior to accepting them as a tenant, you avoid […]

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2 Ways You’re Losing Money Renting a Home

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | Follow @TopTorontoAgent |  All rights reserved © Are you still renting?  Here are 2 ways you’re losing money:  As the value of the home you’re renting appreciates over the years, it’s your landlord who reaps the rewards of your payments. When you hear about a wealthy person who made their money in […]

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Watch Out for These Pitfalls When Buying an Older Home

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent As more buyers look to stay closer to urban areas where older homes such as bungalows tend to be found, it’s essential to understand what you’re purchasing and how best to avoid some common pitfalls of buying an older home. Your two best friends […]

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Understanding the Real Estate Market in Vaughan – August 2014

By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent The City of Vaughan, best known as the home of Canada’s Wonderland, is a far-cry from what it used to be. The city that surrounds Canada’s renowned theme park used to comprise mostly of farmland, with little valuable real estate to be found. […]

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Top 9 Toronto Condo developments of 2014

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent There’s certainly no shortage of condo launches this year. The variety in design and style is far more diverse this year than in years past and the available locations run the gamut.  To help you weed through it all, I’ve compiled my list of the […]

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Finding the Right Realtor is Like Finding the Right Doctor

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Your parents Realtor may not be the specialist for you. Anyone whos had a health issue that requires more than just a visit to your general practitioner will know that seeing your family doctor is just the first step on our way to […]

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Ilan Joseph & His Team of Experienced Vaughan Real Estate Agents Offer Valuable Online Tools to Home Buyers & Sellers

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Prior to the nineties, many Canadians lived their lives without the use of the internet. Today, the internet has grown at an exponential rate and it is rare to find a household in North America without a computer and internet access. Canadians use internet for all their needs from ordering pizza, watching television shows, and […]

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The End of the Sellers Market?

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | ilanjoseph.com | June 3, 2014 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Every spring we see a trend. Sellers who list their home for sale early in the spring tend to reap the greatest rewards from buyers eager to buy after a long cold winter. While most sellers are still […]

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The 6 Biggest Mistakes Sellers Make

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent The 6 Biggest Mistakes Sellers Make – Selling your home quickly and for top dollar requires a number of essential ingredients. We are not just selling your home, we are selling your homes’ lifestyle and the possibilities it offers a perspective buyer. It’s […]

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Thornhill Real Estate Agent, Ilan Joseph, Offers Affordable Housing in Upper-Class Thornhill, ON

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Located directly above Toronto, Thornhill, Ontario is an expanding suburb split between the City of Vaughan and Markham. As an upper-class neighbourhood with carefully maintained detached homes, a widely Jewish population, and a recent surge in condominium buildings, customers who are looking to settle in Thornhill need a dedicated Thornhill real estate agent who will […]

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Ilan Joseph and his Team Introduce a New Tool to Help Customers Find Real Estate Listings in Thornhill

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May 5, 2014 — Despite the recent increase in demand for housing in 2014, it has been more and more difficult to find real estate listings in Thornhill. For this reason, Ilan Joseph and his team or real estate agents have introduced an online tool that categorizes the current listings that are available in the […]

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Ilan Joseph Offers New Listings for Luxury Condos for Sale in Vaughan

Exceeding his clients’ Expectations, Ilan Joseph Includes Affordable Condos in his Regularly Updated Property Listings Ilan Joseph, a name known in Toronto’s real estate circles, has recently added affordable, luxury condominiums to his lineup of real estate listings. This step has been taken to serve innumerable people moving from luxury suburban homes in Vaughan to […]

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3 Reason’s NOT to Hire the ILAN JOSEPH Real Estate Team

By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca May 7, 2014 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent WARNING: Do NOT hire the Ilan Joseph Real Estate Team if: You’re looking for a yes man.Those of you who know me and have worked with my team understand that we’re here to ensure you reach all your […]

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Why You Should Hire a Vaughan Real Estate Agent

By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca April 14, 2014 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent The current economic situation has urged people to cut down their financial expenses any way they possibly can. When it comes to purchasing a residential property in Vaughan, who wouldn’t want to save huge amounts on the actual […]

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Home Selling Tips for Parents

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca April 10, 2014 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Your kid’s messy bedrooms can cost you $15,000 off the value of your home as buyers get turned off by toys and clutter. Selling your house is one of the most important responsibilities you as a homeowner will […]

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Vaughan’s Secondary Suite Policy to Become Reality in 2015

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca April 6, 2014 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Vaughan’s secondary suite policy has been long overdue but moving closer towards reality. 2015 will see Vaughan’s secondary suites regulations tackle some long standing issues that arise when single family dwellings become multi-family dwellings. Parking, noise, traffic congestion […]

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Tips for First-Time Buyers Entering a Bidding War

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent When buyers bid on a home with their hearts instead of their minds, all bets are off!  Do you know a First-time buyers who was on the losing end of a bidding war? Chances are, you or someone you know has been […]

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Qualities You Should Look for in a Thornhill Real Estate Agent | Thornhill, ON

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca March 21, 2014 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Thinking of buying or selling a residential property in Thornhill, but don’t know much about the real estate industry? Want to hire a Thornhill real estate agent, but can’t figure out the characteristics of a good real estate professional? […]

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Toronto Real Estate Market Report – March 2014

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca March 10, 2014 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent The Numbers are in! See our ‘Toronto Real Estate Market Report’ for the latest figures on the Toronto, Vaughan and Thornhill’s Resale Housing Market. Toronto and the GTA is still seeing an undersupply of low-rise homes. This includes detached […]

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Top 20 Real Estate Markets in North America

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca March 5, 2014 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Take a look at the most expensive average home prices in North America. You may just be surprised at what you see…  VANCOUVER Average home price: US$733,335 Postmedia News SAN FRANCISCO Average home price: US$682,410 SAN DIEGO Average […]

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WE NEED MORE HOMES IN VAUGHAN AND THE GTA… NOW!

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca March 14, 2014 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Despite the bad weather, buyers are very active looking for homes in Vaughan and throughout the GTA! We had another record breaking month in February. 2.1% increase in sales and a staggering 8.6% increase in average price over […]

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Benefits of Hiring a Vaughan Real Estate Agent to Buy or Sell Your Home

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca March 4, 2014 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Wondering how to close a profitable deal when buying or selling your home in Vaughan? Hire a real estate agent! Real estate agents are qualified professionals, who are willing to manage all of their clients’ real estate issues, […]

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The Most Affordable (and Most Expensive) Homes in the GTA

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca March 3, 2014 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent With prices soaring to new heights throughout Toronto, Vaughan and the GTA, here is a breakdown of where you’ll find not only the most expensive homes, but also the most affordable homes in the GTA. The most expensive […]

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2014 Predictions for Toronto Real Estate

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | IlanJoseph.com February 25, 2014 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Wondering what to expect in 2014 from Toronto’s Real Estate Market? Here are some of my 2014 predictions for Toronto Real Estate. Real estate, like many aspects of our economy is heavily influenced by factors that are out […]

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Future Home Features Available Today

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca February 19, 2014 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent The House of the Future is already here. Well, almost. These four future home features are only the tip of the iceberg of whats to come in real estate technology. We already have robots who sweep and wash […]

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INFOGRAPHIC: Now & Then – Toronto’s Average Prices and Square Footage

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca February 18, 2014 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent PRICES ARE GROWING WHILE UNIT SIZES SHRINK PRICES ARE GROWING WHILE UNIT SIZES SHRINK Average price per square foot of a newly built condo in Toronto has grown to $548/psf as of December 2013; compare that with figures […]

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Survey: Women More Likely than Men to Crush on “Out of League” Homes

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca February 14, 2014 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Realtor.com released its results of a survey which reveal that men and women are not created equally in Real Estate love. At least when it comes to shopping for a home, it […]

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Should Parents Help Their Kids Buy a House?

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca February 11, 2014 | Updated May 19, 2016 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Giving your money away is not an easy thing to do, but what if it will go to helping your kids live comfortably in a home they would otherwise not be able to […]

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You Think Toronto Real Estate Prices Are High? You’re wrong! Here’s Why…

By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca February 10, 2014 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Yes Toronto real estate prices are high, but read below and you will quickly agree with me that they are actually cheap! Since 2005, Toronto has seen home values progressively rise due in large part to then Premier […]

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Meet Alex and See How He’s Making 33% Investing in Toronto Real Estate

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca February 6, 2014 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent   See how Alex is making over 33% investing in Toronto Real Estate over the next 5 years!   Alex is a small business owner living in Vaughan with his wife and 2 young kids. Alex was disappointed […]

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Toronto Real Estate Market Report – February 2014

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca February 5, 2014 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent The Numbers are in! See our ‘Toronto Real Estate Market Report’ for the latest figures on Toronto, Vaughan and Thornhill’s Resale Housing Market. SUPPLY IS LOW AND DEMAND IS HIGH! Yes, I did have to put that all in […]

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Toronto Real Estate Market Report – January 2014

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca January 2014 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent The Numbers are in! See our ‘Toronto Real Estate Market Report’ for the latest figures on Toronto, Vaughan and Thornhill’s Resale Housing Market. Realtor’s in Greater Toronto have clocked 4,078 residential deals on the Toronto MLS for the month of […]

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4 Things to Know About Interest Rates Right Now

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | IlanJoseph.com January 30, 2014 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Banks are at it again, snipping away at interest rates. The good news is we’ll continue to see historically low rates for the foreseeable future. Here are are five questions to better understand it all: Why should we […]

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The Best of 2013 – Ilan Josephs’ Year in Review

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | www.IlanJoseph.com January 22, 2014 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Off with the old and in with the new! Before we say goodbye to 2013, let’s recap the most popular posts on our blog and in the greater Toronto real estate market. Here is The Best of 2013! […]

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The Ilan Joseph Team Known as the Top Real Estate Agent in Thornhill

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Vaughan, ON – A real estate agent in Thornhill is necessary for anyone that is considering selling a home and The Ilan Joseph team has the reputation as being one of the top brokers in the city for their passion for real estate and experience and knowledge that has been gained through helping hundreds of […]

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Why Sell Real Estate in Thornhill with the Ilan Joseph Team?

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Selling real estate in Thornhill is becoming increasingly popular as the selling market north of Toronto is thriving. Selling real estate in Thornhill can be accomplished quickly and sellers can achieve the best price for their property when they choose realtors that are expert at selling homes in the GTA. Selling a home through a […]

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First Time Buyers May Soon See Higher Land Transfer Tax in Toronto

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca December 12. 2013 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent RED ALERT: Toronto’s Budget Committee wants to raise taxes on First Time Home Buyers The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) is trying to stop the proposed legislation that would have first time buyers in Toronto pay a higher Land […]

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Toronto Named 2014 Most Youthful City in the World

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca November 29, 2013 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Besides having a world-class Mayor at the helm of this great city, Toronto now has another title it can be proud of: Most Youthful City in the World! The 10 month research initiative indexes over 200 data points […]

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Toronto Condo Sales Down 8% While 905 Condos Push Up 35% in October

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca November 6, 2013 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent New numbers coming in for October show the 905 region taking the lead in condo sales activity, up 35% from a year ago. Much of the increase in condo sales stems from the lack of lowrise housing options […]

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Winners of our 6th Annual Halloween Colouring Contest

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca October 31, 2013 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent And the Winners are… We’d like to congratulate all the children who entered our 6th Annual Halloween Colouring Contest on their wonderful drawings. With 139 entries, they were as diverse and interesting as you can imagine. We loved going […]

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6th Annual Halloween Colouring Contest

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca October 1, 2013 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Check out the winners here Toronto, Vaughan and Thornhill’s favourite colouring contest is back! Back by popular demand, the 6th Annual Halloween Colouring Contest presented by the Ilan Joseph Real Estate Team. As always, the contest is open to […]

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Why You Should Buy a House Before 2014

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca September 23, 2103 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent A number of key economic factors suggest home buyers should buy before 2014. Have you been waiting for the best time to buy a home? Well, your wait is over. Taking into consideration a variety of factors suggests […]

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The Ilan Joseph Team | August 2013 Newsletter

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca August 2013 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent August 2013 New in  Toronto & Vaughan Did you know? • The average size of a Toronto condos has shrank to 785 square feet •  A record 5,315 condo leases were signed last quarter, pushing the average rent up to $1,847 […]

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Toronto is 4th most livable city in world: Economist

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca August 29, 2013 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver round off the top 5 most liveable cities in the world Toronto is the fourth most liveable city on the planet, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit. Three of the top 10 most livable cities in […]

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5 Things You Should Be Looking For When House Hunting

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca August 21, 2013 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent House Hunting: At First Sight House hunting can be exciting, yet stressful. Don’t sweat the small stuff, your first viewing of a home isn’t the time to measure doorways or haggle over whether the chandelier stays or goes. […]

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The 2013 condo buying guide: 10 tips for prospective buyers

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca August 21, 2013 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Your 2013 Condo Buying guide: 10 expert tips to help you through the buying process. We know: you’re confused. The market’s softening. The deluge of new condos has some experts predicting a nasty correction; others argue that a […]

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Protecting Your Home While Away

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent My Facebook newsfeed is abuzz with friends and family embarking on summer vacations, proclaiming loudly where, when and for how long they will be away from their homes. To most, this may seem like harmless excitement… but to your local neighbourhood intruder, […]

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Toronto Real Estate Market Update | June 2013

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca June 5, 2013 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent GTA REALTORS® RELEASE MONTHLY RESALE HOUSING FIGURES   TORONTO, June 5, 2013 — Greater Toronto Area (GTA) REALTORS® reported 10,182 sales through the TorontoMLS system in May 2013, representing a dip of 3.4 per cent compared to May 2012.  Sales of […]

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FREE tickets to FUN with TEGAN AND SARA in Toronto!

Congrats to our Big Ticket Winner! The Ilan Joseph Team is proud to announce that the winners of the BIG TICKET Sweepstakes is (as selected randomly by www.random.org): Gunjan Syal Thank you to everyone who participated. Stay tuned for our upcoming prize packs featuring tickets to see Drake, Maroon 5 with Kelly Clarkson and more! […]

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SOLD: Drake’s Yorkville condo in Toronto

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PROPERTY DETAILS ADDRESS: 1 St. Thomas PRICE: $4,195,000 SOLD: $3,750,000 BEDROOMS: 2+1 BATHS: 3 SQUARE FOOTAGE: 3,600SF DETAILS: Breathtaking residence in one of the city’s most prestigious addresses designed by world class architect Robert Stern. Private elevator access to approx. 3,600 sf of luxurious finishes plus 500 sf on 2 heated terraces with w/n/e panoramic views. Fabulous […]

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Rent vs Buy: Newlyweds should ask themselves these 5 questions

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca June 24, 2103 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Should we rent or is it time to Buy? Getting married is one of the most exciting times in a person’s life. The first year is full of ‘firsts’, including your first home together as a married couple. […]

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The Future of Yonge and Sheppard

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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 […]

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FREE tickets to New Kids on the Block with 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men in Toronto!

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Congrats to our Big Ticket Winners! The Ilan Joseph Team is proud to announce that the winners of The Ultimate 90’s Boy Band Experience Sweepstakes are (as selected randomly by www.random.org): Karen Sonshine (100 level seats) Sonia Datta (300 level seats) Thank you to everyone who participated. Stay tuned for our upcoming prize packs featuring […]

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5 Things a Real Estate Agent Won’t Tell You

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Posted by Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca May 13, 2013 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Here are five important things to know before agreeing to anything with a real estate professional. Most people use a real estate professional when buying or selling a home in Toronto, Vaughan or Thornhill. It is important […]

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First Time Buyers Looking For Love At First Sight

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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 […]

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April 2013 Newsletter | Toronto & Vaughan Real Estate

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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 […]

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Top 5 Most Expensive Condos in Toronto For Sale

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca April 12, 2013 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent The most expensive condos in Toronto for sale are the true definition of “castles in the sky”. Check into the most exclusive condos in Toronto and the GTA.   The luxury condo market in Toronto real estate is one […]

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Toronto’s best real estate pockets

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca April 11. 2013 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Where are Toronto’s best real estate hot spots? Toronto’s capricious spring real estate market has lots of people feeling perplexed. Sales have been tumbling for months in a row but prices have held on or continued to climb. […]

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First time buyers budget for $300K homes

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca April 10, 2013 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent The average first time buyer in Canada is 29 years old and expects to be able to put down a down payment of $48,000 on $300,000 home, according to a recent poll by the Bank of Montreal. But […]

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Will Toronto be home to a wave of billboard homes?

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca April 10, 2013 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Hey Toronto, Would you live in a billboard house? Hmmmmm – is billboard housing the future of city living?! Probably not (most definitely not). But the idea is pretty cool.     The Billboard House The Billboard House […]

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When do you have to move out of a rental unit in Ontario?

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca April 9, 2013 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent A look at when you need to move out of a rental unit. Hotels typically let you check in by 3 p.m. and ask you to check out by noon. This gives staff time to make the room […]

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TORONTO & GTA – HOUSING STATS: MARCH 2013

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca February 5, 2012 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent March 2013 housing statistics for the Toronto Real Estate Board Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 7,765 transactions through the TorontoMLS system in March 2013 – down 17 per cent compared to 9,385 transactions in March 2012. While the year-over-year dip in […]

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When Is The Best Time To Sell My House?

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By Ilan Joseph, Broker, ABR®, e-PRO®, AMP® | TopTorontoAgent.ca April 4, 2013 | © All rights reserved Follow @TopTorontoAgent Wondering when the best time to sell your house is? The question: I live in Toronto and I’m thinking of selling my house. I keep hearing the market is down but maybe it’ll come back up; that if I […]

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