Category Archives: First Time Home Buyers

Modern 2 Bedroom 2 Bath By The Ossington Strip

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Brand New Never Lived In Luxurious And Modern Unit In The Heart Of Queen West. Approx. 1000 Sq Ft! Concrete Floors To Keep You Cool In The Summer And Warm You Up In the Winter, 8 Ft Ceilings, Large Kitchen And Living Area. Primary Bedroom With Ensuite And Barn Door Closet. Ensuite Laundry. Mins To Restaurants, Shops, Ossington, West Queen West, Trinity Bellwoods, Stanley Park

Address: 156 Dovercourt Rd #1
Bedrooms: 2
Washrooms: 2
Extras: Stainless Steel Refrigerator, Stainless Steel Stove, Stainless Steel Dishwasher, Range Hood, Washer And Dryer, All Electric Light Fixtures, All Window Coverings.

Luxurious 3 Bedroom 3 Bath in Beaconsfield Village

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Brand New Luxurious And Stunning 2-Storey Apartment In The Heart Of Queen West. Approx. 1400 Sq Ft + Outdoor Space! Two Large West Facing Terraces. Lots Of Light With Large Windows, Exposed Brick, 9 Ft Ceilings, Skylight. 3 Large Bedrooms With 3 Full Baths (2 Ensuites!) Ensuite Laundry. Mins To Restaurants, Shops, Ossington, West Queen West, Trinity Bellwoods, Stanley Park

Address: 156 Dovercourt Rd #3
Bedrooms: 3
Washrooms: 3
Extras: Stainless Steel Refrigerator, Stainless Steel Stove, Stainless Steel Dishwasher, Range Hood, Washer And Dryer, All Electric Light Fixtures, All Window Coverings.

Beautiful Townhouse on Bayview in Thornhill!

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Welcome To The John St Townhomes In The Heart Of Thornhill, At Bayview! This Spacious 2Br+Den Checks All The Boxes. Stainless Steel Appliances, Granite Countertops, Tons Of Storage, Laminate Flooring Throughout & A Large Rooftop Terrace Perfect For Summer Bbqs. Unit Is Perfectly Situated Across From Park & Visitor Parking. Close To St Roberts & Other Top Schools, Walking Distance To Community Centre, Groceries, Public Transit. Mins To 404/407!

Address: 320 John St #228
Bedrooms: 2+1
Washrooms: 2
Type: Condominium Townhouse
Maintenance Fee: $359.25
Parking: 1
Locker: 1
Extras: Stainless Steel Refrigerator, Stainless Steel Stove, Stainless Steel Dishwasher, Range Hood, Washer And Dryer, All Electric Light Fixtures, All Window Coverings.

Uptown Oakville Townhouse

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Welcome To This Bright & Beautiful 2 Bedroom Townhome In Uptown Core! 1000 Sq Ft Built By Fernbrook Plus *Rare* 2 Parking Spots And 1 Locker! Views Of The Ravine/Pond From Balcony & Bedrooms. Modern Kitchen With Stainless Steel Appliances And Granite Countertops. Open Concept Living/Dining Rooms. Close To Shops, Restaurants, Community Garden, Parks (Incl. Dog Parks), Trails, Highways 403 & 407, And More!

Address: 2480 Post Rd #15
Bedrooms: 2
Washrooms: 2
Type: Condominium Townhouse
Maintenance Fee: $309.23
Parking: 2
Locker: 1
Extras: Stainless Steel Refrigerator, Stainless Steel Stove, Stainless Steel Dishwasher, Range Hood, Washer And Dryer, All Electric Light Fixtures, All Window Coverings.

Stylish One Bedroom In Bayview Village

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Move In And Enjoy This Stylish One Bedroom Unit At The Award Winning And Highly Sought After The Arc Condos By Daniels. Steps To Shopping, Groceries And Fine Dining At Bayview Village, Just Above Bayview Subway Entrance And Mins To 401. Bright And Sunny Featuring 9 Ft Ceilings, A Study Nook, And Loads Of Storage Space Throughout The Unit.

Address: 2885 Bayview Ave #1019
Bedrooms: 1
Washrooms: 1
Type: Condominium
Maintenance Fee: $467.72
Parking: 1
Locker: 1
Extras: Stainless Steel Refrigerator, Stainless Steel Stove, Stainless Steel Dishwasher, Microwave Hood Vent, Washer And Dryer, All Electric Light Fixtures, All Window Coverings.

Gorgeous Lake View 1+Den Condo With Two Full Baths

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Bright, South Facing 1+Den With 2 Full Baths In The Heart Of The City! Floor To Ceiling Windows, Functional Floor Plan With No Wasted Space. Master Bedroom Features A Large Walk-In Closet And Ensuite. Den Can Also Be Converted Into A Separate Bedroom W/ Ensuite Too. Massive Balcony W/ Unobstructed Lake Views. Steps To Parks, Schools, Ttc, Grocery Store, Restaurants, Shops & So Much More! 1 Locker Included.

Address: 8 Telegram Mews #801
Bedrooms: 1+1
Washrooms: 2
Type: Condominium
Maintenance Fee: $495.44
Locker: 1
Extras: Stainless Steel Refrigerator, Stove, Dishwasher, Microwave Hood Vent, Washer And Dryer, All Electric Light Fixtures, All Window Coverings.

One Bedroom Plus Den With Beautiful Park Views

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Spectacular Oversized 1+Den In The Award Winning Avonshire By Tridel, Highest Quality Living At Exceptional Value! 9Ft Ceilings And Unobstructed Views. Large Kitchen W/ Kitchen Island, Spacious Master And Den (Can Be Converted To A 2nd Br), Walking Distance To Subway, Shopping, Groceries, Mins To 401. State Of The Art Amenities: Pool, Whirlpool, Sauna, Gym, Billiards, Movie Theatre, Library, Party Room, 24Hrs Security/Concierge, Shuttle Bus To Subway Station. One Parking Spot Included.

Address: 100 Harrison Garden Blvd #517
Bedrooms: 1+1
Washrooms: 1
Type: Condominium
Maintenance Fee: $415.21
Parking: 1
Extras: Stainless Steel Refrigerator, Stainless Steel Stove, Stainless Steel Dishwasher, Microwave Hood Vent, Washer And Dryer, All Electric Light Fixtures, All Window Coverings.

Rarely offered two bedroom and den suite at the luxurious Palace Gate condos

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Rarely Offered Split 2 Bedroom + Den Suite In The Luxurious Tridel Palace Gate. Well Maintained Building With Million Dollar Units. Elegant Open Layout, Private Views Facing Trees & Greenery For Privacy. Generous Storage. Perfect For Buyers Downsizing Looking For A Larger Condo Unit. Close To Parks, Highway 401 / DVP, TTC. Walk To All Amenities. Excellent Facilities Include Swimming Pool, Guest Suites, Recreation Centre, Party Room, Boardroom, Book Club, Tennis Court, BBQ Area, 24 Hour Concierge. One Parking And One Oversized Locker Included.

Address: 3181 Bayview Ave #203
Bedrooms: 2+1
Washrooms: 2
Type: Condominium
Maintenance Fee: $1084.37 / Month Inclusive of All Utilities and Cable TV
Extras: Refrigerator, Stainless Steel Stove, Stainless Steel Dishwasher, Hood Vent, Front Loading Washer And Dryer, All Electric Light Fixtures, All Window Coverings.

Don’t Miss This Opportunity For A Stunning 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Townhouse

Prime Location In Ajax! Don’t Miss This Opportunity For A Stunning 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Townhouse! Spacious Open Concept Living And Dining, Beautiful Eat In Kitchen, Oversized Family Room. Plenty Of Natural Light. Fantastic Area Close To 401-407, Go, Public Transit, Shopping, Schools, Parks And All Amenities. Large Fully Fenced Backyard, Direct Access To Home From The Garage!

Address: 58 Oakins Lane
Bedrooms: 3
Washrooms: 3
Type: Condo Townhouse
Maintenance Fee: $277 / Month
Extras: Stainless Steel Fridge, Stainless Steel Stove, Stainless Steel Dishwasher, Stainless Steel Microwave Hood Vent, Front Loading Washer And Dryer, All Electric Light Fixtures, All Window Coverings. Garage Door Opener W/ Remote, Exclude: Sconces In Living Room

Why the Ontario’s Fair Housing Plan won’t curb housing prices

Premier Kathleen Wynne announced 16 measures today to help increase supply in the Golden Horseshoe region. Hopefully, these measures will slow down the 30%+ increases, to the 10-15% range for the rest of the year. This won’t cause a decrease in prices, just a more gradual increase.

So for the Buyers out there, you may see some relief in the pre-construction sector. For the Sellers, not to worry, you’ll still be seeing the bidding wars and gains.

Here are a couple of the major measures announced and why they won’t curb housing prices:

15% Foreign Speculation Tax
This tax won’t affect the market much as it will only apply on home purchases by non-resident foreigners in the Greater Golden Horseshoe. It will not apply to new immigrants or those planning to live here. The Toronto Real Estate Board estimates that only 4.9% of residential real estate transactions are by foreign buyers and more than half of those are either buying for themselves or a family member. I concur with this estimate as virtually all of my ‘foreign’ buyer clients are either from other parts of the country or are buying for themselves or a family member living in the city.

Ban on Pre-Construction Speculators
This is something that the government has been trying to crack down on for years. This will be good buyers looking to get into the market and for the resale market, where investors will now go to invest in real estate.

Power for Municipalities to Impose a Vacant Home Tax
The Municipalities will wait and see how the real estate market will react to these new provincial measures before implementing a Vacant Home Tax. However, I am sure they will end up imposing such a tax in the near future because the measures announced today will not curb prices by much.

Other Measures Include:
– Expanding existing rent control systems to cover all tenants, including those buildings built after 1991
– Rebate of development cost charges to encourage building of more rental housing
– A move to identify provincially owned surplus lands that could be used for affordable and rental housing development
– $125-million, five-year program to encourage construction of new purpose-built rental apartment buildings by rebating a portion of development charges.

Overall, this will be good for the GTA because the 30-40% increases we are seeing this year are unsustainable. It will put us into bubble territory if it continues this way year-over-year and nobody wants that. For those who have been following me on social media, I have been a huge proponent of transforming single-family homes to multiple units as an investment vehicle. I continue to believe that it is a smart investment decision and now the government will make it easier to do so.