Category Archives: For Sellers

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

Sub-Penthouse Loft in Iconic Merchandise Building!

Welcome to the Iconic Merchandise Lofts! This Authentic Sub-Penthouse Loft Features 12′ High Ceilings, Huge
Windows W/ Unobstructed East Views. Open Concept Layout Kitchen W/ S/S Appliances And Granite Counters.
Building Has Great Amenities Incl. Rooftop Garden W/ BBQ & Dog Park, Large Gym, Basketball Court, & 24/7 Concierge. Minutes To Subway, Eaton Centre, Dundas Square, Metro Groceries At Ground Level

Address: 155 Dalhousie Street #1049
Bedrooms: 2
Washrooms: 2
Type: Loft
Parking: One parking spot
Extras: Stainless Steel Fridge, Stainless Steel Stove, Stainless Steel Dishwasher, Stainless Steel Hood Vent, Front Loading Washer/Dryer, All Window Coverings, All Electrical Light Fixtures.

Gorgeous Modern Detached Minutes From St Clair!

Stunning Modern Detached Home! Professionally Renovated Top To Bottom In 2015. Bright, Open Concept W/Gas Fireplace, Beautiful Large Kitchen, Pot Lights Throughout, Skylight, Spacious Master W/Large W/I Closet & 4Pc Semi-Ensuite. Hardwood Floors Throughout, Finished Basement. Gas Line For Bbq. Short Walk To St-Clair, Shops, Transit, Earlscourt Park, Excellent Location And Neighborhood, Mins To Stockyards, New Community Centre.

Address: 254 McRoberts Ave
Bedrooms: 3
Washrooms: 3
Type: Detached
Parking: Detached Garage
Extras: Stainless Steel Fridge, Gas Stove, B/I Dishwasher, Front Loading Washer/Dryer, All Window Coverings, All Electrical Light Fixtures. Full Renovation Includes: Plumbing, Electrical, Furnace, A/C, Windows, Roof, Sump Pump, Back Water Valve, Waterproofing (W/ Warranty), And More!

Beautiful Detached Home With Small Town Charm Meets Abundance of Amenities

Beautiful All Brick Detached 1 Year Old Home In New Avalon Sub-Division By Empire Communities in Caledonia! Open Concept Layout, Bright Double Door Entry, Double Car Garage. $60K In Upgrades! 9 Ft Ceilings, Wall Mounted Hood Range, Backsplash, Samsung S/S Appliances, Maple Wood Kitchen Cabinets, California Shutters Throughout, Oak Wood Staircase, Frameless Glass Shower, Upgraded Enlarged Windows, 6 1/2″ Baseboards, Cold Room In Basement.

Address: 29 Cromarty Ave
Bedrooms: 4
Washrooms: 3
Type: Detached
Parking: Double Car Garage With 4 Driveway Spots
Extras: Samsung Stainless Steel Fridge, Stove, B/I Dishwasher, Front Loading Washer/Dryer, California Shutters Throughout, All Window Coverings, All Electrical Light Fixtures

Prestigious Ritz Carlton Residences Suite

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Welcome To The Prestigious Ritz Carlton Residences, Offering A New Standard Of 5 Star Downtown Living. 24Hr Concierge, Valet Parking, Spa, Pool, Exercise And Access To All Hotel Amenities. Direct Access to PATH. Stunning 1657 Sqft One Bedroom With Private Elevator Access. Clean North West City And Lake Views. Stunning Luxury Finishes, 10 Ft Ceilings, Chef’s Kitchen, Gas Fireplace In Living Room, Herringbone & Marble Floors, Spa-Like Ensuite And Walk-In Closet. Lots Of Storage!

Address: 183 Wellington St W #3801
Bedrooms: 1
Washrooms: 2
Type: Condominium
Parking: 1
Locker: 1
Extras: Sub Zero Fridge & Wine Fridge, Wolf 5 Burner Gas Stovetop, Wolf Built-In Oven And Built-In Microwave, Miele Dishwasher, Side By Side Washer & Dryer In Large Laundry Room, Window Treatments.

17 Things to Know About Closing Your House Deal


Closing day in a house deal is a milestone for both the seller and the buyer. To make it go smoothly, it is very important that both buyer and the seller are properly prepared.

Here’s a checklist if you are selling:

  1. Make sure you have given your lawyer a copy of any deed, mortgage, survey and current property tax bills. You should have received these from your lawyer when you bought the house.

  2. Do not cancel your household insurance policy until you have heard that the deal has closed. Also, if you are moving out more than 30 days before closing, you need to notify your insurer that the home will be vacant. This way, you will still be covered if anything happens in the home up to the closing date.

  3. You will visit your lawyer a few days before closing to sign the papers. Make sure you give one set of keys to give to your lawyer, which will be passed on to buyer’s lawyer at closing.

  4. If you are a non-resident of Canada, you must obtain a certificate from Canada Revenue Agency regarding any income tax payable, or else the buyer will be holding back 25 per cent of the sale price until you do get it. Non-resident means you have not lived in Canada at least 183 total days in the past year before the closing day. This can take up to two months so let your lawyer know right away so that the proper application can be filed.

  5. Have all your utility meters read on the day of closing. That way you will only be responsible for your share of utilities. Also notify your cable and telephone provider so that your service can be disconnected. If your house is heated with an oil tank, you need to make arrangements to fill the tank on the closing day.

  6. Cancel any pre-authorized or postdated cheques at your bank, to make sure you don’t pay for anything after closing.

  7. As you have to be out of the property when it closes, arrange to move out before 5 p.m.

Here’s a checklist if you are buying:

  1. Schedule your pre-closing visit shortly before closing, so that you can conduct your final inspection to make sure that the home is in the same condition as when you signed the offer.

  2. Arrange moving time late in the afternoon, as that is likely when the seller will have moved out. If it is a condominium, and you need use of the elevator, contact the management company well in advance of closing to reserve the elevator.

  3. Fire insurance must be arranged for the full replacement cost of the home. If it is a condominium, you need a policy to protect your contents and liability. Do not leave this to the last minute.

  4. If you are arranging a mortgage for less than 20 per cent down, the bank will be deducting certain costs, such as mortgage insurance, appraisal fees and HST. Find out early what all these deductions will be, as you will have to come up with any difference needed to close your deal. Make sure you have provided the lender with all required proof of income, or down payment well in advance so that it does not delay the money.

  5. Your lawyer will be receiving a statement of adjustments just before closing. This could add to your closing costs if the seller has prepaid some expenses, especially property taxes. Find out exactly what this is as it can add up to 0.5 per cent more to what you may owe.

  6. You will need to deliver, at least 2 days before closing, the balance of money needed for your lawyer to close the deal, by certified cheque, money order or bank draft.

  7. Let the lawyer know how you will be taking title to the property. If you take as joint tenants and one of you passes away, the other party immediately becomes the owner. If you take as tenants in common, you can transfer your interest to a beneficiary under your will.

  8. Tell your lawyer to order title insurance for you. This will protect your property against title defects, survey issues, work orders and frauds while you own the property.

  9. Arrange for your cable and telephone providers to install service on the day of closing or immediately after closing.

  10. Contact the utility companies, to make sure they read the meters on closing, so that you are only responsible for charges after you move in.

Being prepared in advance will ease the stress of closing day and hopefully begin the creation of happy memories for you and your family.

4 Signs Your Home Is Overpriced


If your house has been sitting on the market for three or more tortuous months, your asking price may be to blame. Here are four tell-tale signs that it’s time to slash that listing price.

  1. No one is stopping by for a  look. Your house has been on the market for a month or  two, and showings have been scarce to none. Wait a second, do you hear that? Ah  yes, it’s the sound of warning bells ringing. If buyers are not even taking the  time to look at your house, it’s pretty sure sign that the price is too high.

    Of course, you may argue that this doesn’t necessarily mean that there’s no interest in your home. While you’ve had no  actual showings, that brochure box by your “For Sale” sign is empty and your  online listing has received hundreds of hits. If that’s the case, this only  proves that there is interest in your home, but something is keeping  buyers from scheduling a showing. What’s holding them back? You got it -your  absurdly high asking price.

  2. You’ve had plenty of showings but no  offers. So, your home has attracted a handful of  showings since it’s been on the market, but you still haven’t gotten an offer.  Of course, the Pepto-Bismol pink shower in the master bathroom or the turquoise  blue carpet in the living room could be to blame.

    Poor  design and color choices can certainly scare away potential buyers. But if your  home is tastefully decorated and updated, it’s more likely that your price needs  to come down. Some experts say if you’ve had 10 showings without an offer, your  home is probably overpriced. (Learn about alternatives to selling in Can’t  Sell Your Home? Rent It.)

  3. Buyers shower your home in  criticism. You’ve had plenty of showings, but your  realtor has noticed that prospective buyers make the same negative comments  about your home time and again. For example, they may continually complain that  your house is plagued with a pungent odor reminiscent of wet dog and rotten  tomatoes. Or perhaps they all point out that the 1970s-themed kitchen, complete  with pea green appliances, is a little outdated.

    Be sure to ask your realtor to notify you of any negative feedback from buyers. While some  of the comments may be difficult to hear, a little constructive criticism may  help you sell your home in the long run. Remember, there’s no room for hurt  feelings in home-selling.

    It may turn out that other homes  in your neighborhood have remodeled, modern kitchens and a more inviting smell.  If this is the case, you’ll either need to freshen up your home, give your  kitchen a makeover or (you guessed it) cut your asking price. After all, if the  price is right, prospective home buyers may decide they can live with a  pea-green dishwasher – or buy a new one.

  4. You have the highest priced home on the  block Let’s say comparable homes in your area are  priced much lower than yours. Houston, we have a problem. If your house is the  most expensive three-bedroom, two-bath, 10-year old home in your zip code, it’s  probably going to be the last one to sell.

    Ask your realtor for regular updates on home prices in your area. He or she can show you the  closing price on homes similar in size and age to yours and notify you when  comparable homes drop their prices. This will help you decide if it’s time for  you to drop you price, as well.

So, after picking up on some of these warning signs, you  finally give in and drop your price. But you still haven’t received an  offer. What’s the deal? You probably haven’t cut your price enough.

Realtors say if you’re going to lower your price, don’t do it in small  increments. After all, there’s really no difference between $225,000 and  $224,900. Buyers won’t fall for that. If you’re going to slash your price,  you’ll have to lower it by at least $5,000 for buyers to take  notice.

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