12 09, 2019

JUST LISTED! 1100 Kingston Road Suite 216 – Kingston & Co

Welcome to 1100 Kingston Road, Suite 216

Stunning in every way, this corner suite with a southeast exposure features impressive large windows and the day long ambiance of natural light in every room. Not often found in condo living, the 1420 square feet of living space seems even larger given its exceptional floor plan with 3 bedrooms and 3 washrooms.

The spacious foyer of 1100 Kingston Road, Suite 216 is delightful for welcoming guests and includes a large closet to tuck away every coat, shoe and accessory. There is also an oversize laundry/storage room and a separate locker so that everything has a spot when not in use!

With engineered natural hardwood floors, the open concept main living space is warm and bright. The impressive kitchen features abundant white matte parma shaker cabinets, an eight-foot-long centre island with tons of space for prep and room to enjoy casual meals too! There is a separate pantry, pull out pot drawers, stainless steel appliances, an upgraded gas stove and a classic white subway tile backsplash. Finished with style and just right for the gourmet chef!

The dining area is spacious with enough room to easily seat six people. The adjacent living room has lots of space so everyone can stretch out while watching a movie and it’s a great spot for entertaining. There’s even an office nook which is a perfect for a home office or a spot for the kids to do homework.

All three of the bedrooms are generous in size with large windows and closets. The master bedroom is truly remarkable with enough space for a king size bed and a sitting area. It also includes a separate walk-in closet and spa-like master ensuite.

The south facing balcony is a great spot to finish a good read and is outfitted with a gas line for barbequing in any season!

Kingston & Co is a recently built condo in the heart of Kingston Road Village and just minutes from Queen Street East and the beach! It overlooks Blantyre Park and has a roof top terrace with panoramic lake and city views and a large barbeque area. On this level there is also a private indoor dining room that can be booked for entertaining.

On the second level of 1100 Kingston Road, very conveniently located is a guest suite, a well-equipped gym, a yoga studio and large lounge with a pool table. So incredible to have all of this at your fingertips!

Perfect for a family looking for carefree living or for anyone looking to “right size” with space to accommodate guests. Suite 216 checks all of the boxes, move in and enjoy this gorgeous residence!

Further photos & info: www.1100Kingston.com

List price: $1,089,000

MLS #: E4574563

20 08, 2019

SOLD! 241 Strathmore Boulevard – Danforth Village

Our buyer clients will soon be calling 241 Strathmore Boulevard home!

241 Strathmore Blvd, Toronto sold by Thurston Olsen Real Estate Team with RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd.

On a fabulous tree-lined street just off Danforth Avenue you’ll find this semi-detached home with a solid 2 car garage accessed via lane way. The home features 3 bedrooms, 2 full washrooms, and an over-sized master bedroom. The private backyard is shaded by a custom pergola and has access to the garage.

Danforth Village and its neighbourhood shops, parks and schools are all nearby, along with Greenwood Subway Station one minute away.

Congratulations to our wonderful clients, you picked a great home!

9 08, 2019

LEASED! 875 Queen Street East Suite 324 – Leslieville

We helped our client successfully rent out his shiny new condo at 875 Queen Street East in Leslieville.

875 Queen Street East, Leslieville, Toronto leased by Thurston Olsen Real Estate Team

The south east facing corner suite has one bedroom, plus a den. Ample natural light floods the open living room and sleek designer kitchen with lofty concrete ceilings. Steps to parks, restaurants, shops, TTC, easy access to the highways, and all that Leslieville has to offer – plus a parking space!

7 08, 2019

SOLD! 174 Campbell Avenue – Junction Triangle

174 Campbell Avenue in the Junction Triangle was recently scooped up by our buyer clients.

174 Campbell Ave Junction, Toronto Sold by Thurston Olsen Real Estate Team Ford Thurston Chris Olsen

The 2 storey brick semi was beautifully renovated, has three bedrooms, two washrooms, a finished basement, and a 2 car garage! The main floor opens into a modern white kitchen with a timeless, stylish backsplash, loads of cupboards and plenty of counter space. They can walk out from the kitchen to spend sunny evenings in the west facing backyard. Congratulations to our clients, we’re excited for you to make this house your home.

11 07, 2019

Thurston Olsen Toronto Real Estate Update Q2 2019

Summer is here! We hope you’re enjoying this weather and finding some time to relax with friends and family. To keep you up to date and informed about the real estate market, we have prepared your Toronto real estate update for the second quarter of 2019.

Do you want the stats for your neighbourhood, or have a question about a specific sale on your street? Reach out and we’ll gladly give you all of the info! info@thurstonolsen.com

Are you curious to know what your home is worth? Give us call at 416.465.7850 and we will be happy to provide you with an opinion of value.

 

Thurston Olsen Real Estate Team update Toronto Q2 2019

  • 10,131 homes sold throughout Toronto from April – June, 2019
    • 3,150 were detached homes
    • 1,021 were semi-detached homes
    • 4,836 were condos
    • 1,124 were a combination of other home types
  • The average price of a detached home is $1,359,192
  • The average price of a semi-detached home is $1,052,834
  • The average price of a condo is $639,316
  • Homes are on the market an average of 17 days

Click here to view our Toronto Real Estate Update from Q1 2019.

5 06, 2019

JUST LISTED FOR LEASE! 1145 Gerrard Street East – Leslieville

Welcome to 1145 Gerrard Street East, a spacious and beautiful home in trendy Leslieville!

 

This home offers 3 bedrooms, 1 washroom, hardwood flooring throughout, plus a private backyard oasis with parking. The main floor is open concept with a living and dining area that leads to a bright kitchen with backyard access.

Located steps to delicious restaurants, great shops, pubs, and Greenwood Park with dog park and skating rink. Easy TTC access for a quick commute to downtown.

List price: $2,800 / month

MLS #: E4474423

28 05, 2019

SOLD! 15 Viking Lane Suite 1806 – Parc Nuvo

15 Viking Lane Suite 1806 was a *RECORD BREAKING SALE! Congratulations to our stellar client on the sale of this bright and spacious condo. With designer staging and professional marketing, we achieved the highest price per square foot ever for a 1 bedroom plus den in the building, as well as the highest sale price ever for this floor plan in the building.

15 Viking Lane Suite 1806, Toronto, Ontario - For Sale by Thurston Olsen Real Estate Team

Park Nuvo At Essex was built by award winning Tridel and takes its name from the urban park which it overlooks. This prestigious residence looks and feels like a five star hotel from the moment you arrive.

Suite 1806 features 641 square feet of living space with an open concept floor plan that’s perfect for entertaining!

The kitchen includes designer finishes with a subway tile backsplash, modern cabinetry with extended uppers, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances and a large centre island with plenty of room for seating.

The living room is bright and spacious with wall to wall windows, impressive flooring and stylish window coverings. There is also the convenience of a walk-out to the north facing balcony.

The separate den is ideal for a home office or a separate dining room depending on your needs.

The master bedroom is a fantastic space with a double mirrored closet, large windows and the same stylish window coverings as the living room. It also enjoys unobstructed north views and plenty of privacy.

The 4 piece washroom features a trendy vanity and matching mirror along with sleek porcelain tiling and a modern light fixture.

The balcony is generous in size and includes upgraded decking. It overlooks Six Points Park to the north and gets wonderful sun throughout the day.

Suite 1806 truly has it all with ensuite laundry, plenty of storage, a separate locker and parking!

Parc Nuvo is renowned for its impressive amenities which include a fitness centre, a pool, a sauna, a hot tub, a business centre, a lounge, a billiards room, a party room, a movie theatre, guest suites and a terrace for barbequing!

15 Viking Lane is ideally located close to great bars, restaurants and shops along Bloor Street West and Dundas Street West and it’s literally just steps from the Kipling Subway Station as well as the Kipling GO. Conveniently close to major highways such as the Gardiner Expressway, the QEW and the 427, you can get anywhere you need to go with ease.

The plan to build the new Etobicoke Civic Centre at 3745 Bloor Street West is another great reason to love this neighbourhood! Some of the proposed amenities for the new ECC include a community rec centre, a Toronto Public Library, a childcare centre and an outdoor civic plaza to accommodate gatherings, markets and special events.

www.15VikingLane.com

more photos: 15 Viking Lane Suite 1806

*Statistics are based on all sales reported on TREB (Toronto Real Estate Board) as of May 28, 2019.

21 05, 2019

JUST LISTED! 15 Viking Lane Suite 1806 – Parc Nuvo

Welcome To 15 Viking Lane, Suite 1806

Parc Nuvo At Essex was built by award winning Tridel and takes its name from the urban park which it overlooks.  This prestigious residence looks and feels like a five star hotel from the moment you arrive.

15 Viking Lane, Suite 1806 features 641 square feet of living space with an open concept floor plan that’s perfect for entertaining!

The kitchen includes designer finishes with a subway tile backsplash, modern cabinetry with extended uppers, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances and a large centre island with plenty of room for seating.

The living room is bright and spacious with wall to wall windows, impressive flooring and stylish window coverings. There is also the convenience of a walk-out to the north facing balcony.

The separate den is ideal for a home office or a separate dining room depending on your needs.

The master bedroom is a fantastic space with a double mirrored closet, large windows and the same stylish window coverings as the living room. It also enjoys unobstructed north views and plenty of privacy.

The 4 piece washroom features a trendy vanity and matching mirror along with sleek porcelain tiling and a modern light fixture.

The balcony is generous in size and includes upgraded decking. It overlooks Six Points Park to the north and gets wonderful sun throughout the day.

15 Viking Lane, Suite 1806 truly has it all with ensuite laundry, plenty of storage, a separate locker and parking!

Parc Nuvo is renowned for its impressive amenities which include a fitness centre, a pool, a sauna, a hot tub, a business centre, a lounge, a billiards room, a party room, a movie theatre, guest suites and a terrace for barbequing!

15 Viking Lane is ideally located close to great bars, restaurants and shops along Bloor Street West and Dundas Street West and it’s literally just steps from the Kipling Subway Station as well as the Kipling GO. Conveniently close to major highways such as the Gardiner Expressway, the QEW and the 427, you can get anywhere you need to go with ease.

The plan to build the new Etobicoke Civic Centre at 3745 Bloor Street West is another great reason to love this neighbourhood! Some of the proposed amenities for the new ECC include a community rec centre, a Toronto Public Library, a childcare centre and an outdoor civic plaza to accommodate gatherings, markets and special events.

Move in and enjoy this wonderful residence!

Further photos & info: www.15VikingLane.com

List price: $499,000

MLS #: W4455943

17 05, 2019

10 things to do when you move into a new home

Apartment Therapy put together a great list of the first 10 things to do when you move into a new home. Check out the list and create your plan to complete shortly after moving day.

Things to do when you move - Living room with wooden arm chair, glass coffee table with green plants and accessories, wall of windows in the background and more green plants.

You’ve survived months (and maybe even years) of scrolling through house-hunting apps and hitting up open houses every weekend. You’ve held your breath through the bidding wars and those scary weeks before closing, and now the deal is finally done. You’re a homeowner—WOOHOO! But before you stick your keys in the door and celebrate, there are a few things to keep in mind. We asked some experts to weigh in on the first things homeowners should buy for their new abode; and some of their answers may surprise you.

Here are the first 10 things to do when you move!

New locks

According to Judy Dutton, deputy editor at Realtor.com and the editor of “The Essential First-Time Home Buyer’s Book,” due out in June 2019, changing the locks should be number one on your list of priorities.

“After all, you never know how many copies of the last key are lurking around, so best to start fresh,” she says. “And make sure to get at least a few extra keys, since they’re often a pain to get later.”

An alarm system

“Safety should always be your first priority,” says Kemdi Anosike of Warburg Realty in New York City. He seconds Dutton’s note of changing the locks and adds that making sure there’s an alarm system in place is also important, regardless of where your new home is.

According to the FBI Uniform Crime Fighting Statistics, home burglaries are luckily on the decline as of 2018. Unfortunately, they’re still fairly common. It probably comes as no surprise then that burglars are most attracted to homes without security systems, according to Alarms.org—and believe it or not, only 17 percent of the nation’s homes are even armed with a system.

Pro tip: Buying a security system could even save you money on your homeowners insurance.

Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

Updating smoke and carbon monoxide detectors can be easily forgotten, but it can literally save lives. Each year, 450 deaths are reported in the United States from unintentional carbon monoxide (CO) poisonings, according to a 2011 study published in the American Journal of Public Health, and another 15,000 cases require hospital visits to the ER.

Dutton suggests buying new detectors if your home doesn’t already have one, replacing outdated ones, and replacing the batteries in functioning ones, if needed.

A quality bed and mattress

For anyone on a budget or looking to save, Steve Gottlieb of Warburg Realty says you might want to hold off on buying furniture—except when it comes to a bed and mattress.

“It doesn’t always make sense to spend too much money on furniture,” he explains, “especially on pieces that are trendy—furniture doesn’t have much resale value, especially if they fall out of style.”

That said, a quality bed and a supportive mattress are the smartest pieces to go with first, Gottlieb shares. (And trust me, your back will thank you later.)

Looking for the best mattress (but don’t want to go to the store to test one out?) Here, five crucial questions to ask before buying a mattress online.

A comfy sofa that’s built to last

Let’s be real—your living room couch gets a lot of action. It’s where you binge Netflix at night, encourage company to sit whenever you have guests, and pretty much lounge on top of for hours at a time when you’re bored. So it’s gotta be top-notch.

“A nice sofa is the foundation for many people’s living rooms,” says Gottlieb, “not only visually in terms of decor, but also for day-to-day living (and lounging!).”

Looking for a sofa that’s big on comfort, but small on space? These low-profile sofas will make your space feel bigger.

A good coffee maker (if you don’t already have one!)

You’ll be needing lots of energy to get started with all that moving, painting, and sanding. Make sure your coffee maker is up to snuff (and if not, make sure to get a good one, STAT!). Trust me, you’ll be pouring many cups of Joe in the coming weeks/months as you set up your home—you’ll want to make sure they’re just how you like them.

Here are our picks for the best coffee makers, no matter how you take your coffee.

Cleaning and organizing essentials

No home is complete (or make that functional) without some basics on hand like trash bags, cleaning supplies, and clothing hangers, says Dutton. Oh, and don’t forget to buy a shower curtain too, she says, since you likely left your old one behind. After all, “you’ll want to shower without spraying water all over your new floor!” says Dutton.

If you can, spring for a deep-clean by the experts. But only if there’s no construction or maintenance work to be done—then you’ll be stuck sweeping up pesky dust and other debris.

“You can sanitize the carpets by having a specialist steam clean them or by renting a steamer from various local vendors at a fairly low daily rate,” says Melissa Colabella of Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty. “I suggest putting new HVAC filters in as well to reduce allergens and guarantee an efficiently operating system. This will also lower bills!”

A binder for all your important documents

“If you haven’t started a binder during the closing process already, start one now,” says Colabella. “This is where you will keep tax bills, home improvement records, maintenance records, and any other pertinent items for the home. The deed should be kept in a fireproof safe. “

A keypad for the garage door

“I cannot tell you how many times I’ve locked myself out of my house, or wanted to go on a run without the jingle of my keys so I got a keypad installed,” Tricia Rossi of Gateway Sotheby’s International Realty says. “Best $40 I’ve spent!”

Some finishing touches

“I am a big believer of a fresh start,” says Anosike, who adds that there’s nothing that signifies new opportunity more than repainting the walls of your new home or sanding and polishing the floors to your taste before ordering furniture.

And here’s a pro tip to keep in mind: “Don’t forget to take measurements of your space and furniture to make sure it is a fit,” he shares. Because if it’s not, you’re in for a real bummer of a day.

Looking for some design tips? Our staging designer Alicia Sass has offered up some great design advice.

Above all, enjoy this time as much as you can. New beginnings can be scary; but they can also be the start of something pretty great.

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14 05, 2019

SOLD! 1410 Dupont Street Loft 312 – Wallace Emerson

Through a whirlwind of showings, Loft 312 at 1410 Dupont Street sold in ONE DAY! Congratulations to our client who is moving onto a new adventure, we’re so happy for you.  We’re also excited for the buyer to make this unique space their own and enjoy it well into the future.

1410 Dupont Street Loft 312, Fuse Condos Toronto, Ontario - Thurston Olsen Real Estate Team

This 626 square foot loft is situated within the original part of a century-old brick warehouse once owned by General Electric.

The modern kitchen features granite counters, a breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances. Overlooking the open concept living and dining rooms, it’s perfect for entertaining!

The living and dining areas are equally impressive with plenty of natural light through the south facing skylights. The space is further enhanced by exposed ductwork, trendy light flooring and enough room for a home office!

The master bedroom is a wonderful space with large south facing windows and a walk-in closet!  The washroom is equally as impressive with modern finishes and neutral tones throughout.

Loft 312 is move in ready and even includes parking.

The building has fantastic amenities including an impressive rooftop patio conveniently located right down the hall and there are so many great shops, cafes and restaurants all within walking distance!

www.1410Dupont.com

more photos: 1410 Dupont Street Loft 312