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19 04, 2018

JUST SOLD! 77 Hastings Avenue – Leslieville

2018-04-19T16:12:14+00:00

Winter, Round Two wasn’t enough to keep buyers away from this gorgeous Leslieville home. After busy open houses, despite ice storms on both Saturday and Sunday, 77 Hastings Avenue received multiple offers. We’re so happy for our awesome client who sold his beautifully built home over asking price, congrats again!

77 Hastings Avenue Leslieville Sold

Welcome to 77 Hastings Avenue in Leslieville

This stunning detached home was essentially rebuilt in 2016 with the finest attention to detail. The builder approached the building code as a minimum suggestion as he maintained much higher personal standards and used the best quality of materials throughout the entire home.

The covered front porch features tongue and groove wood flooring and pot lights. All of the original brick on the front of the home was uncovered and meticulously restored to pay tribute to the heritage of the home.

Upon entering the home, you are met with a lovely front foyer with a large front hall closet.

The open concept living and dining rooms are perfect for entertaining guests. Impressive engineered hardwood flooring throughout and elegant Norwood Heritage windows enhance the space beautifully as does the solid wood staircase.

The kitchen is absolutely incredible with modern cabinetry, quartz countertops, a breakfast bar and top of the line Kitchen Aid stainless steel appliances including a gas stove.

The kitchen leads to the spacious family room which features Norwood Heritage floor to ceiling windows and French doors which lead out to the breathtaking back deck and low maintenance yard.

The master bedroom is perfect and includes four sets of closets, a walk out to a private deck overlooking the backyard, a skylight and a spa like master ensuite.

The second level includes 2 more spacious bedrooms both with hardwood floors, pot lights and large closets, as well as another tastefully renovated washroom which also includes a skylight.

The lower level of 77 Hastings Avenue features an impressive ceiling height throughout, a wonderful large bedroom as well as another washroom, a separate laundry room and a spacious rec room with a separate entrance. A kitchen could be added easily to accommodate a nanny or in-law suite if desired.

This home truly has everything you could ask for including 2 car parking and is situated in the heart of one of Toronto’s most sought after neighbourhoods!

www.77Hastings.com

www.WeSellLeslieville.com

Listed April 11, 2018, Sold April 17, 2018 

 

JUST SOLD! 77 Hastings Avenue – Leslieville 2018-04-19T16:12:14+00:00
10 04, 2018

JUST LISTED! 77 Hastings Avenue – Leslieville

2018-04-11T15:51:51+00:00

We are excited to welcome you to 77 Hastings Avenue. This detached home sits on a southbound side street in Toronto’s desirable Leslieville neighbourhood.

Welcome to 77 Hastings Avenue in Leslieville

This stunning detached home was essentially rebuilt in 2016 with the finest attention to detail. The builder approached the building code as a minimum suggestion as he maintained much higher personal standards and used the best quality of materials throughout the entire home.

The covered front porch features tongue and groove wood flooring and pot lights. All of the original brick on the front of the home was uncovered and meticulously restored to pay tribute to the heritage of the home.

Upon entering the home, you are met with a lovely front foyer with a large front hall closet.

The open concept living and dining rooms are perfect for entertaining guests. Impressive engineered hardwood flooring throughout and elegant Norwood Heritage windows enhance the space beautifully as does the solid wood staircase.

The kitchen is absolutely incredible with modern cabinetry, quartz countertops, a breakfast bar and top of the line Kitchen Aid stainless steel appliances including a gas stove.

The kitchen leads to the spacious family room which features Norwood Heritage floor to ceiling windows and French doors which lead out to the breathtaking back deck and low maintenance yard.

The master bedroom is perfect and includes four sets of closets, a walk out to a private deck overlooking the backyard, a skylight and a spa like master ensuite.

The second level includes 2 more spacious bedrooms both with hardwood floors, pot lights and large closets, as well as another tastefully renovated washroom which also includes a skylight.

The lower level of this home features an impressive ceiling height throughout, a wonderful large bedroom as well as another washroom, a separate laundry room and a spacious rec room with a separate entrance. A kitchen could be added easily to accommodate a nanny or in-law suite if desired.

This home truly has everything you could ask for including 2 car parking and is situated in the heart of one of Toronto’s most sought after neighbourhoods!

www.77Hastings.com

List Price: $1,349,000

MLS #: E4093707

JUST LISTED! 77 Hastings Avenue – Leslieville 2018-04-11T15:51:51+00:00
28 03, 2018

SOLD! 233 Carlaw Avenue Loft 622 – Leslieville

2018-03-28T10:45:54+00:00

Gorgeous Leslieville loft SOLD over asking in FOUR days!

After a whirlwind weekend with busy open houses both Saturday and Sunday – we’re pretty sure half of Leslieville came through – our client received and accepted an offer Sunday evening. We’re so happy for our wonderful client and the lucky buyer of this light filled loft with exposed brick!

233 Carlaw Ave Loft 622 Leslieville

The interior features trendy style at every turn with a wonderful openness and abundant natural light throughout the day. The interior and exterior flow is seamless with floor to ceiling windows and a walkout to the balcony from the living room.

The open concept floor plan is perfect for entertaining with enough space for separate living and dining areas and space for a home office if desired. The dining room also features a really cool brick accent wall which suits the space perfectly.

The loft features engineered hardwood floors throughout, soaring ceilings, exposed ductwork and beautiful light fixtures. The kitchen includes granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and a large centre island.

The bedroom is a fantastic space with sliding glass doors, pot lights and a large double closet with built ins for added storage.

The spa like bathroom features modern finishes and a wonderful glass shower.

The balcony accommodates comfy seating. Perfect for reading a good book and plenty of space for enjoying a barbeque in any season.

Loft 622 also includes an enormous parking space large enough to fit 2 cars as well as a huge separate locker room directly across from the parking space.

SOLD! 233 Carlaw Avenue Loft 622 – Leslieville 2018-03-28T10:45:54+00:00
21 03, 2018

JUST LISTED! 233 Carlaw Avenue Loft 622 – Leslieville

2018-03-20T11:48:18+00:00

Welcome to loft 622 in the renowned Garment Factory Lofts!

The interior features trendy style at every turn with a wonderful openness and abundant natural light throughout the day. The interior and exterior flow is seamless with floor to ceiling windows and a walkout to the balcony from the living room.

233 Carlaw Avenue Loft 622 Leslieville Toronto

The open concept floor plan is perfect for entertaining with enough space for separate living and dining areas and space for a home office if desired. The dining room also features a really cool brick accent wall which suits the space perfectly.

The loft features engineered hardwood floors throughout, soaring ceilings, exposed ductwork and beautiful light fixtures. The kitchen includes granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and a large centre island.

The bedroom is a fantastic space with sliding glass doors, pot lights and a large double closet with built ins for added storage.

The spa like bathroom features modern finishes and a wonderful glass shower.

The balcony accommodates comfy seating. Perfect for reading a good book and plenty of space for enjoying a barbeque in any season.

Loft 622 also includes an enormous parking space large enough to fit 2 cars as well as a huge separate locker room directly across from the parking space.

Move in and enjoy this wonderful space!

list price: $549,000
further info & photos: 233Carlaw.com

JUST LISTED! 233 Carlaw Avenue Loft 622 – Leslieville 2018-03-20T11:48:18+00:00
19 03, 2018

SOLD! 225 Wellesley St E Suite 1207 – Cabbagetown Condo

2018-03-19T11:24:38+00:00

Sold over asking in TWO days!

We’re so happy for our awesome clients who sold their one bedroom plus den, top floor suite in only two days!

just sold 225 wellesley street east suite 1207 toronto cabbagetown

Upon entering the suite you are immediately impressed by the open and airy floor plan, the attention to detail and the quality of finishes.

The open concept kitchen features beautiful wood cabinets, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and a breakfast bar.

The living room is filled with natural light with large windows and a walk out to a private balcony. The living space, kitchen, master bedroom and den feature brand new engineered hardwood flooring for a seamless look.

The spacious den is ideal for a home office and could also be used as a media or guest room to suit your needs.

The 5 piece ensuite washroom is lovely featuring a full size bathtub and a separate shower. There is an additional powder room which is perfect for guests! Both washrooms feature brand new vanities for a fresh and modern look.

The master bedroom is absolutely stunning with ample natural light! Dual closets enhance this space perfectly.

The outdoor space is incredible. The private balcony provides enough space for a patio set to enjoy your morning coffee or a nice dinner on a warm summer evening.

Suite 1207 also includes ensuite laundry, a handy front hall closet for additional storage, a locker and parking!

Take a quick trip up one floor to the sprawling roof top terrace to enjoy barbequing while taking in impressive views of the downtown skyline!

SOLD! 225 Wellesley St E Suite 1207 – Cabbagetown Condo 2018-03-19T11:24:38+00:00
13 03, 2018

JUST LISTED! 225 Wellesley St E Suite 1207 – Cabbagetown Condo

2018-03-13T15:59:16+00:00

Welcome to Suite 1207 at The Star Of Downtown Condominiums!

Upon entering the suite you are immediately impressed by the open and airy floor plan, the attention to detail and the quality of finishes.

225 Wellesley Street East 1207 Cabbagetown Toronto

The open concept kitchen features beautiful wood cabinets, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and a breakfast bar.

The living room is filled with natural light with large windows and a walk out to a private balcony. The living space, kitchen, master bedroom and den feature brand new engineered hardwood flooring for a seamless look.

The spacious den is ideal for a home office and could also be used as a media or guest room to suit your needs.

The 5 piece ensuite washroom is lovely featuring a full size bathtub and a separate shower. There is an additional powder room which is perfect for guests! Both washrooms feature brand new vanities for a fresh and modern look.

The master bedroom is absolutely stunning with ample natural light! Dual closets enhance this space perfectly.

The outdoor space is incredible. The private balcony provides enough space for a patio set to enjoy your morning coffee or a nice dinner on a warm summer evening.

Suite 1207 also includes ensuite laundry, a handy front hall closet for additional storage, a locker and parking!

Take a quick trip up one floor to the sprawling roof top terrace to enjoy barbequing while taking in impressive views of the downtown skyline!

Move in and enjoy this sensational space!

list price: $389,000
further info & photos: 225WellesleyStE.com

JUST LISTED! 225 Wellesley St E Suite 1207 – Cabbagetown Condo 2018-03-13T15:59:16+00:00
6 03, 2018

Toronto home prices continue to climb

2018-03-06T15:27:52+00:00

Average home prices in the Toronto region climbed more than 4 per cent last month as buyers began to absorb the impact of tougher new mortgage qualification rules introduced in January.

Toronto home prices climb

Data from the Toronto Real Estate Board showed home prices rose 4.2 per cent in February compared to January to an average of $767,818, marking the strongest month-over-month price gain since September.

Detached home prices rose 3.1 per cent across the Greater Toronto Area in February compared to the prior month, averaging $1,000,736, while condo prices climbed 4.4 per cent over January to an average of $529,782.

Despite the increases, average prices were down 12.4 per cent in February compared to the same month last year, when sales were booming prior to a price correction that began in May last year, TREB said.

TREB said 5,175 homes sold in February across the GTA , a 35-per-cent drop compared to the record 7,955 sales in February last year, but an increase of almost 29 per cent compared to 4,019 homes sold in January this year.

There were 10,520 new listings of homes for sale in February, an increase of 7.3 per cent from the same month last year, and a jump of 23 per cent from January. Despite the increase, however, TREB said the level of new listings still remained below the February average for the previous 10 years.

Jason Mercer, TREB’s director of market analysis, said he expects sales to pick up further as the year progresses.

“As we move further into the spring and summer months, growth in sales and selling prices is expected to pick up relative to last year,” he said in a statement, predicting price growth will come in the comparatively more affordable townhouse and condominium markets.

“That being said, listings supply will likely remain below average in many neighbourhoods in the GTA, which, over the long-term, could further hamper affordability,” Mr. Mercer said.

TREB president Tim Syrianos said his association anticipated sales would be slow in the opening months of 2018 compared to historic highs in early 2017.

He said prospective buyers “are still coming to terms with the psychological impact” of housing reforms introduced last April by the Ontario government, which included a new foreign buyer’s tax, as well as new mortgage qualification rules introduced Jan. 1 that require buyers to prove they can still afford their mortgages even if interest rates rise.

While sale prices are lower than they were at their peak a year ago, TREB said they are still up 12 per cent compared to the average sale price in February, 2016, “which represents an annualized increase well above the rate of inflation for the past two years.”

Scott Ingram, a Century 21 real estate agent in Toronto, said most home owners in Toronto have made money on their property despite last year’s downturn, calculating fewer than 9,500 buyers who purchased homes in the City of Toronto last year may still be unhappy because the benchmark price in January was at least $10,000 below the price they paid last year. He said they represent about 1.3 per cent of all homeowners in Toronto.

In a new analysis for his blog, Mr. Ingram said the benchmark prices for detached houses, semi-detached houses and townhouses in the City of Toronto in January were still below the peak levels they hit last year, but said prices for all housing types are higher than they were two years ago. The benchmark condominium price has increased compared to all months last year, so buyers in that category are not under water.

Even buyers who may feel “burned” by purchasing at the peak last year will be fine in the long run, Mr. Ingram said, as long as they do not plan to flip their home quickly.

For those who bought at the peak and planned to flip quickly, Mr. Ingram said the experience is a lesson that “real estate isn’t a guaranteed investment vehicle.”

Source: toronto home prices climb
Photo: Thurston Olsen Real Estate Team

Toronto home prices continue to climb 2018-03-06T15:27:52+00:00
5 03, 2018

SOLD! 110 Jones Avenue – Leslieville

2018-03-05T14:35:58+00:00

Sold within three days! 110 Jones Avenue, Toronto

Congratulations to our clients of 110 Jones Avenue on the quick sale of their two unit semi-detached home in Leslieville.

110 Jones Avenue Leslieville Toronto

This wonderful home is situated in the heart of Leslieville and features 2 separate units with amazing income potential! Steps to great restaurants, transit, parks, and everything that Leslieville has to offer, this home has it all.

The impressive 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom main unit is well appointed and has plenty of functional space to live and entertain. The main floor provides an open concept layout as well as an eat-in kitchen and a walk out to a newly built back deck to enjoy the afternoon sun. The second floor features 3 bright and spacious bedrooms, including a large master with a bay window and ample closet space. This floor also has a lovely 4 piece bathroom. Plenty of windows and a hallway skylight provide an open and airy feel.

The charming 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom lower unit features a practical living space and offers sizable rooms and a walk out to the back yard to enjoy year round.

This functional turn-key property is perfect for any investor or for anyone looking to supplement their mortgage payments. Live in one unit and rent out the other or rent them both out to maximize your cash flow.

SOLD! 110 Jones Avenue – Leslieville 2018-03-05T14:35:58+00:00
27 02, 2018

JUST LISTED! 110 Jones Avenue – Leslieville

2018-02-26T11:55:53+00:00

Just Listed for Sale!
Welcome to 110 Jones Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4M 2Z8

110 Jones Avenue Leslieville Toronto

This wonderful home is situated in the heart of Leslieville and features 2 separate units with amazing income potential! Steps to great restaurants, transit, parks, and everything that Leslieville has to offer. This home has it all, and is only a short trip to downtown Toronto.

The impressive 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom main unit is well appointed and has plenty of functional space to live and entertain. The main floor provides an open concept layout as well as an eat-in kitchen and a walk out to a newly built back deck to enjoy the afternoon sun. The second floor features 3 bright and spacious bedrooms, including a large master with a bay window and ample closet space. This floor also has a lovely 4 piece bathroom. Plenty of windows and a hallway skylight provide an open and airy feel.

The charming 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom lower unit features a practical living space and offers sizable rooms and a walk out to the back yard to enjoy year round.

This functional turn-key property is perfect for any investor or for anyone looking to supplement their mortgage payments. Live in one unit and rent out the other or rent them both out to maximize your cash flow.

Offered at: $749,000
More info & photos: 110jones.com

JUST LISTED! 110 Jones Avenue – Leslieville 2018-02-26T11:55:53+00:00
21 02, 2018

We support SickKids and their new hospital campaign

2018-02-22T15:53:28+00:00

We donate a portion of every one of our transactions to the Children’s Miracle Network, which directly supports SickKids hospital in Toronto.

 

Late last year, SickKids Foundation announced the SickKids VS Limits campaign with a fundraising goal of $1.3 billion, the largest in Canadian health care history.

In anticipation of the public launch, $570 million in donations and pledges had been secured through philanthropy. This includes support from corporate partners, community organizations, events, individuals and families, reflecting the full breadth of the donor community.

The VS Limits fundraising campaign supports three key elements: re-imagining the campus, including building a new patient care centre on University Avenue ($600 million); continuing breakthrough paediatric health research ($600 million); and establishing partnerships for better, coordinated patient care ($100 million). The campaign period is anticipated to run through to March 31, 2022, just shy of five years from now.

When The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) was built at 555 University Avenue in 1949, it was the largest children’s hospital in the world. Some 87,000 donors contributed to the capital campaign and 85,000 Torontonians lined up for pre-opening tours – that’s more than four times the capacity of the Air Canada Centre. The hospital expanded in 1993, nearly 25 years ago, with the opening of the Atrium building at 170 Elizabeth Street.

Medical treatments and technology have come a long way since the 1940s or even the 1990s, making it more important than ever before for the hospital to evolve to fully realize the possibilities in children’s health. The vision for a hospital of the future includes state-of-the-art technology, facilities designed to enable the latest advances in clinical procedures, optimal patient safety and infection control, and best practices in family-centred care. In short, in order for SickKids to remain a world-leader in paediatric health, the time to realize a fully redeveloped campus is now.

“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to change the future of children’s health. The people of Toronto and beyond have done it before and we are poised to do it again.”

A Campaign Cabinet, comprised of 68 individual business and community leaders, will serve in a volunteer capacity to help lead the charge on achieving the ambitious fundraising goal. The Cabinet is led by three volunteer Co-Chairs – Katie Taylor, current Chair of the SickKids Foundation Board of Directors; and John Francis and Patsy Anderson, the Foundation’s two immediate past Board Chairs.

To date, 110 Catalyst Donors have pledged their commitment of $1 million or more in support of the campaign to help build momentum for the bold undertaking. These include individuals and families, corporations, community organizations and events held on behalf of SickKids, all of whom were celebrated at the campaign launch event held today.

SickKids VS: All In

SickKids VS: All In video, a 2-minute rallying cry to the community asking everyone to join in and support the campaign to build a new hospital. The spot features 200 SickKids patient ambassadors and their siblings and was filmed in various locations throughout the city.

Its broadcast debut is on Saturday, October 28 during the Toronto Maple Leafs home game. The fully integrated marketing campaign is supported with a media buy, including TV, print, out-of-home, digital and social media. Out-of-home includes branded TTC streetcars, wild postings, murals, projections and stencils on 75 outdoor walls throughout the Greater Toronto Area, most of which have been donated to SickKids by the building owners.

Credit for the concept goes to Cossette, the agency of record for SickKids. The TV spot was directed by Mark Zibert of Skin and Bones, with music handled by SNDWRx. Media planning and buying was managed by OMD.

Click here to donate. Join us.

Source: campaign build new hospital

We support SickKids and their new hospital campaign 2018-02-22T15:53:28+00:00