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As we welcome the New Year, a big Thank You to all of our valued clients who have trusted in us to help achieve their real estate goals in 2018. In a real estate market that continues to thrive and provide endless opportunities for success, we look forward to sharing our expertise and helping you make the right moves in 2019. Best wishes from the
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WITH 2018 BEHIND US, I’D LIKE TO TAKE A MOMENT TO REFLECT BACK ON SOME NUMBERS THAT MARKED THIS MEMORABLE YEAR FOR ME… 23,829,353,802: $788,345: 15: Many: 8: 6: Many: 6: 106: 48: 43: Many: 51: 18: 1: 1: 1: Zero: 0: 60: 65: 7: 13: 48: 8: Innumerable: 337: 51: 0: 1288: 15:
Dollars worth of existing homes sold in Toronto (as at Nov 30/18) Average price of a home in Toronto (as at Nov 30/18) Offers received on one property Favorable comments received for my Realtor Sweep program Times Wilson the beagle was caught sleeping on the couch and the forbidden white bedspread Hours spent convincing my children to sort through their photo albums left behind in my basement Neighbourhoods I happily cover for my clients Years working with a buyer who persevered and finally found their family’s forever home this fall Properties looked at before clients found their perfect homes! Smiling sellers; 18: Ecstatic buyers; 8: Relieved rental clients Staging consults included as part of my listing program Satisfied clients who followed my recommended home stager’s advice and showed off their homes to their best advantage! Complimentary home evaluations done across Etobicoke, Toronto, Markham & Mississauga Months left of my son David’s veterinary degree. Unknown: time remaining in his clinical training. Incomparable wife, Natasza, who has supported him throughout this journey. Two: beautiful granddaughters well looked after! Royal LePage conference to Halifax cut short to return home to put together offers for clients Escape by Wilson in pursuit of the neighbourhood coyote. Coyotes caught Dollars spent on speeding tickets (third consecutive year!) Dollars spent on parking tickets Days Sheila, my Client Care Manager, worked from home after a knee injury Clients helped transition into retirement residences Years my daughter, Carolynn has been a Pediatric Registered Nurse. A lifetime of continuing education ahead Salads eaten at my desk Clients I met at coffee, dry cleaners and the bank on Bloor Street Times our fantastic brokerage front desk team has helped us out, always with a smile Times the front desk team has suggested JoAnne take a vacation Public Open Houses hosted for my clients Number of vacation days taken Christmas cards signed & calendars mailed out File drawers reorganized by our co-op students
1: New website launched! 28: Past & present clients helped with home design and renovation information 22: Clients helped by our team of our trusted handymen, painters and landscapers 1: Expanded family: Carolynn, Sarah and Winny adopted an adorable 2 year old pug named Molly 18: Letters of Opinion provided to clients 1: Property sold with solar panels 1: New iPhone purchased after saying goodbye to my trusty Blackberry 186: Advertisements placed for listings in The Globe, The Star, The Guardian, The Bloor West Villager, The Mississauga News, The Markham Economist and The Stouffville Sun-Tribune 172,000: Copies of Marketwatch, my real estate newsletter, distributed by postal walk 48: Number of charities proudly supported 10: Different publications we routinely use to advertise listings as part of my marketing plan 396: Colour feature sheets distributed 80: Percentage of listings that used my recommended home stager 2: Cottage weekends spent with childhood friends 12: Blog posts 1: Evening spent considering (and dismissing) the idea of taking up curling 124: Hours spent updating social media - Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In and my Blog 170: Cups of coffee consumed in the office (and not one spilled on the keyboard!) 12: Trips to Ithaca to visit my two lovely granddaughters 26 Hours of roaming charges with Rogers Wireless to New York state, Manitoba and Nova Scotia 1: New licensed sales representative, Ed Koenig joined the team 0: Skunk sprays for Wilson the wonder beagle 141: Fantastic past clients called this year to catch up 72: New clients welcomed to the family 2: First time buyers who found great homes they could afford in the GTA 7: Years of sponsoring the Etobicoke Services for Seniors gala 12: Consecutive years as a member of the coveted Chairman’s Club for the Top 1% of Royal LePage real estate agents in Canada 0: Days I would rather spend doing anything else
2018 WAS ANOTHER CHANLLENGING AND SUCCESSFUL YEAR! A HEARTFELT THANK YOU TO ALL! Thank you for making 2018 a successful & Memorable year! My Sincere Best Wishes for a Healthy & Happy 2019!
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s told by the famous self-help series, “Chicken Soup for the Soul,” chicken soup is not just great for your body, but it is a remedy for your mind as well. Whether to recover from a nasty cold, an emotional "moment", or simply a miserable winter day, there is no misery that a bowl of chicken soup can’t fix, or at least make a little warmer. I was raised with a similar idea; that chicken soup is the ‘Jewish penicillin.’ I’m sure other culture’s and their respective chicken soups have the same belief, and for a good reason. Generally speaking, chicken soup is wonderful for you. The warm broth fills your stomach, healing sore throats along the way. Nutrient-rich ingredients such as poached chicken and veggies give you energy, while the savoury flavour ignites your appetite. Some might say that this passed-down version of chicken soup is just perfect. While I don’t completely disagree, there are a few additions that can elevate the healing properties of this classic dish. By making it with ginger, turmeric and mushrooms, chicken soup can become a truly a powerful medicine for your gut and overall health. The combination of these superfoods makes chicken soup an extremely effective medicine for the whole digestive tract. If you are suffering from inflammation in the gut, or simply need to keep an eye on symptoms, this recipe should be your go-to.
Can be frozen without the noodles or green onions. Serves 4-6
WITH GINGER, TURMERIC AND SOBA
STEP ONE: Place the shitake mushrooms in 1 1/2 cups of boiling water, let them soak while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
• 12 dried shitake mushrooms (about 3/4 oz)
STEP TWO: Rinse and dry the chicken thighs. STEP THREE: Heat the oil in a medium size soup pot over med-low heat. When the oil is hot, add the chicken and cover the pot. Cook for 10 minutes, turning once or twice. The object is to steam the chicken not to brown it; you want to get rid of the pink colour. STEP FOUR: In the meantime, strain the mushrooms, reserve the liquid and slice the mushrooms into thin slices (getting rid of the woody stems). STEP FIVE: Stir in the leeks, ginger, turmeric and sliced mushrooms to the soup pot with the chicken. Cover the pot and cook until the leeks begin to soften, about 5 minutes.
• 5 bone-in chicken thighs, skin and fat removed • 2 tsp grape seed or avocado oil • 1 large leek (white and light green parts only), sliced into half moons and washed • 3 tbs minced fresh ginger • 1 tbsp minced fresh turmeric • 4 cups chicken stock • 3 cups water • 2 tbsp coconut aminos • 1 tbs apple cider vinegar • Sea salt and pepper to taste • 1 250 gram package of 100% soba noodles, I like King Soba brand • 2 green onions, chopped into rounds (for garnish)
STEP SIX: Add the bone broth, water, mushroom liquid, coconut aminos, and apple cider vinegar. Bring to a vigorous simmer over high heat. Lower the heat, maintain a gentle simmer and cook uncovered for 45 minutes. The chicken should be very tender and falling off the bone. Remove the chicken and set it aside. STEP SEVEN: In the meantime, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the noodles according to package directions, rinse in cold water, set aside. STEP EIGHT: Remove the chicken meat from the bones, chop it up and put it back in the pot with the soup. Taste for salt and pepper. STEP NINE: Stir the noodles into the soup. Serve in bowls with green onions sprinkled on top. ◆
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Can you MIX METAL FINISHES
IN YOUR HOME? MIXING METAL FINISHES IS THE MOST ASKED ABOUT TREND TODAY. IT’S BIGGER THAN PAINTING WOOD TRIM OR CABINETS AND MORE CONTROVERSIAL THAN GETTING RID OF YOUR BATHTUB. PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW, “CAN YOU MIX METAL FINISHES IN YOUR HOME?” ABOVE Delta Faucet Canada’s, Cassidy™ is featured with stainless steel apron sink and glass and silver knobs on the cabinetry,
If history is any indication we’re good to go. We’ve used a mix of metal finishes in everything from our jewelry to our wardrobe and our fixtures for years. Thankfully, the movement is getting lots of support from manufacturers who are making it easier to find what we want for our homes.
THE BRONZE AGE STARTED IT ALL But let’s take a leap back in time to see where it all began. The Bronze age, around 3000BC was the dawn of urban civilization. For decorative and functional purposes, metal arts were crafted from the “ores of the earth,” including bronze, gold, tin, lead, silver, copper and iron, and metal alloys such as aluminum. The art of transforming raw metals into beautiful and useful items continued to evolve through time, making advancements during the Italian Renaissance through the Industrial Age, and it continues today. After centuries of refinement, metals can be processed to be as thin and fine as a hair or as large as a bus.
PERMISSION GR ANTED TO MIX METALS Most people love the sparkle and glow that metal finishes provide. But if you need a formal invitation to use a mix in your room decor, kitchen or bathroom, here it is. I hereby grant you permission to add more than one metal into your décor. It is no longer considered taboo, embrace the change and please feel free to add another metal finish to the matching polished brass faucets and towel bars. Today, faucets and taps are not just hardware items that add function to your plumbing needs, they are a graphic component to your interior design. They can set the tone and help define your personal design style. Companies like Delta Faucet Canada continue to develop multiple styles and finishes to their lines because it allows consumers to further personalize their homes.
MIXING METALS, WHERE DO YOU START AND STOP? I like to think that there are no rules, but if you want some pointers, here’s what I recommend. All metals go together as long as you repeat it as an element throughout the room. For instance, if you have a warm black stainless faucet, add cool polished nickel
or chrome door handles on your cabinets and repeat the black stainless in your towel bars. If you’re combining metals in the shower, repeat that combination at the sink. Repetition means it’s purposeful, not a mistake. If in doubt, use matte black or rubbed bronze as a bridge in your décor to balance metals like gold and silver. Matte black helps by grounding the scheme and the contrast enhances the metals you are using. Coloured metals like champagne bronze, gold, and brushed nickel are warm metals and look great with black. If you want to add warmth to white add warm metals. If you have a lot of grey, add gold. Anything grey can be lifted in energy by adding a warm metal. Mixing metals isn’t new but it may be to you. The bottom line is you should surround yourself in what you love. If you love multiple metal finishes, find ways to incorporate them into your home. It’s all about feeling happy where you live. ◆
ABOVE Black stainless is emerging as the next great stainless finish. Look for it in appliances, too. RIGHT Sleek and modern, Delta Faucet Canada Trinsic™ in Champagne Bronze. Here it works well with white quartz countertop and sink. Looks great with the stone backsplash, too!
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EVERYONE WILL LOVE CHOOSING ART FOR THE HOME IS, WELL, AN ART. AS AN INTERIOR STYLIST, HERE ARE SOME TRIED AND TRUE METHODS TO SATISFY A RANGE OF TASTES, ALL UNDER THE SAME ROOF. STEP ONE: Stand back and gauge your surroundings. A large space with high ceilings is best suited to two options: one huge artwork, or a collection of smaller ones. If opting for a gallery wall, choose pieces with something in common: matching frames, or an accent colour. STEP T WO: Consider what will share the space. When mounting a canvas over a fireplace, pick something that echoes the scale of the firebox. If the art will hang over a piece of furniture like a sofa, your canvas should be about 75% of the width of the furnishing. This brings balance to space. STEP THREE: Your art's subject matter is where people can get in trouble. In common areas, opt for neutral pieces. This means nudes; no religious or politically themed pieces; no family photos. STEP FOUR: As a designer, I use colour to make an impact in my designed spaces. Colour repetition is a powerful way to create a cohesive look. Choose a piece that you love, and let its colours inspire your paint, upholstery, pillows, rugs, and other decor elements. This sends a message that the artwork belongs to the room. STEP FIVE: Last but not least, practice restraint. Don’t fill every wall. Negative space gives the eye a place to rest, is calming, and makes the art more impactful.
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25 Robin Hood Road • Gluckstein Design • Builder’s own custom home • 6000’ of luxury • Saltwater pool with water feature • Gourmet kitchen w/ marble island
$3,989,000 • 3 gas fireplaces • Fabulous master suite with 6pc ensuite 25robinhood.com
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1 Bedford Road, #2604 • Toronto Life named this luxury building the ‘Tower of Power’ • 2 terraces • 24 hour concierge
$2,625,000 • Steps to Yorkville & Bloor’s best shopping & dining • Auto touch blinds & new hardwood throughout
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20 Gothic Avenue, PH11 • Stunning penthouse • Rarely available boutique building • Steps to High Park & the subway • Fresh urban oasis
• Contemporary finishes • Floor to ceiling windows • Multiple walkouts to a renovated terrace with unobstructed views
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46 Burnhamthorpe Crescent • $1,849,000 Luxury 4+1 bedroom complete reno in Islington Village. Walk to subway, shops, dining. Not far from The Kingsway strip on Bloor with lots of other good stuff! Everything new, glam bathrooms, fabulous hardwood floors, sun shines in everywhere. Bonus double garage!
93 The Queensway, TH41 • $665,000 You won’t find better value than this! Bright 2-bedroom, 2-bath townhome in High Park-Swansea. Rooftop terrace with stunning views of the lake & city skyline! Open concept living space. Queen Streetcar, High Park, waterfront biking/walking paths at your doorstep! 15 minutes to Financial & Entertainment districts.
81 Kingsway Crescent • $4,000/month A WOW rental! 2-bedroom with everything completely gorgeous and new, looking for a tenant that will treat it with care. Stunning kitchen with new appliances, glam baths, big walk-in closets, includes large flat screen TV’s. Lower level also reno’d with bed and bath. Walk to Bloor subway & shops, popular Lambton Kingsway School and park.
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PRESTIGIOUS PRINCESS ANNE MANOR! 49 TWYFORD ROAD
Swoon at the custom millwork, exposed brick and mid-century modern vibes. Entertainer’s delight with open floorplan, sunroom, wine cellar and backyard oasis. $2,258,000
Bright and elegant layout with cathedral ceilings and floorto-ceiling windows. Open concept design with multiple walkouts overlooking beautiful ravine! $1,679,000
SOUGHT AFTER KINGSWAY CONDO! #616 - 2855 BLOOR STREET WEST
This elegant 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit features a spacious open concept living/dining room with 9’ ceilings, king-sized master and renovated kitchen. $849,000
CUSTOM BUILT SHOWSTOPPER! 22 TRIO AVENUE
PRIME SUNNYLEA BUNGALOW! 44 GRENVIEW BLVD SOUTH
Beautiful 3 bedroom bungalow backing on to ravine with exceptional backyard. Open concept principal rooms with hardwood floors and California shutters throughout. $3,200/MTH
GREAT OPPORTUNITY! 40 HARLOW CRESCENT
Solid family home in most exclusive area of North Etobicoke. Fantastic private 50 x 150ft lot surrounded by nature and custom built multi-million dollar homes. $899,000
LUXURY CONDO LIVING! #306 - 2010 ISLINGTON AVENUE
Feels like a bungalow with almost 2,500 sq ft on 9 acres of award-winning resort-like grounds with 5-star amenities including pools, tennis courts and more. $759,000
Bright and spacious 1 bedroom plus den with 9 foot ceilings and full balcony. Ideally located minutes from Younge and Eglinton. Luxurious 6th floor rooftop garden with infinity pool. $2,500/MTH
EXECUTIVE KINGSWAY HOME! 15 MONTGOMERY ROAD
Functional layout with over 2,400 sq ft of living space. 2 plus 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Hardwood floors, large, updated kitchen and finished basement. $3,860/MTH
UPTOWN TRIDEL RENTAL! #2313 - 101 ERSKINE AVENUE
HUMBER VALLEY RENTAL! #309 - 308 THE KINGSWAY
Bright and spacious oversized 1 bedroom with brand new kitchen and bathroom. Top floor in low-rise, boutique building. Seconds to Humbertown shopping. $1,800/MTH
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Published on Jan 2, 2019
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