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

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
• The GTA saw a 16% jump in the number of sales in July 2013 over July 2012 and an 8% increase in average selling price.
Toronto Ranks 4th Most Liveable City in the World!
 

Three of the top 10 most livable cities in the world are right here in Canadian… see how the rest of the world compares.

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The 2013 Condo Buying Guide:  10 Tips for Perspective Buyers
 

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 steady stream of new Torontonians will keep the vacancy rate low and prices sky-high. And then there’s you: caught in the middle, terrified about forking over a fortune for a unit that might bottom out in a matter of months. So what to do? Well, first, breathe easy: a condo is still a savvy investment in Toronto, Vaughan and Thornhill.
To help you avoid the pitfalls, we’ve compiled this condo buying guide with 10 expert-approved tips for navigating the market in uncertain times. 

Protecting Your Home While Away
 

Everyone loves a vacation! But who wants to return home to a burglarized home? 5 expert tips to keep your home safe while away.

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The Market in 3 Minutes Video Blog | July 2013

This VIDEO BLOG by Toronto Real Estate Board’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis, Jason 
Mercer, dives deep into the latest market data to help us better understand the current state of the real estate market in Toronto, Vaughan and the GTA.

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Legacy Park Condos by Liberty Development (Bathurst/Centre St)
 

Legacy Park Condos is Thornhill’s most sought after pre-construction condo project. Everyone wants a piece of the final chapter to what has been a massively successful community known as “Thornhill City Centre”.
Located in the heart of Thornhill (Vaughan), Legacy Park Condos will stand 25 and 12 storeys tall and features over 425 one bedroom, one+den, two bedroom and two+den units.Legacy Park Condos is expected to sell out at record pace, as has been the case with the past phases at this location.

The Ilan Joseph Real Estate Team has secured VIP Platinum Access and will be in the door before other agents or the general public. For the best selection and lowest available prices, register now.



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(Bathurst / Adelaide)

 

King Blue Condos
(King W / Blue Jays Way)

Friday Harbour Resort
(Lake Simcoe)

 
        

Ten York Condos
(120 Harbour St)


     

The Britt Condos
(955 Bay | former Sutton Place Hotel)


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Mortgage News


First-time buyers will likely be the only ones who feel the pressure of the new CMHC restrictions. No big impact expected.

 


AUGUST HIGHLIGHTS:
National home sales edged up 0.2% from June to July.
Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity came in 9.4% above levels in July 2012.
The number of newly listed homes edged down 0.4% from June to July.
The Canadian housing market has tightened but remains in balanced territory.
The national average sale price rose 8.4% on a year-over-year basis in July.


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ilan joseph toronto real estate brokerIlan Joseph is a Real Estate Broker with Sutton Group and is co-founder of a 10-person award-winning Toronto, Thornhill and Vaughan real estate team.

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For over 10 years, Ilan has provided more than 1500 buyers and sellers valued advice and service, enabling them to reach their real estate goals. He’s kind of like the Bruce Willis of real estate.

 

 

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