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Dec 1, 2012 - Jan 26, 2013

Your Guide to Real Estate in the GTA Region

Packing tips for a STRESS-FREE move Make your home cosy (AND SAFE) for winter

TIPS for buying an investment property


VIEWS TO CELEBRATION SQUARE 2+1 bdrm/2 bath/800 sq. ft. living space. Stunning veiws of all the action/Square 1. Functional layout/ modern finishes.

$629,900 TORONTO RENOVATED BUNGALOW 3+3 bdrm/2 bath/finished basement. Close to good schools, parks, TTC. Large lot with mature trees and privacy.

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PREMIUM OVERSIZED YARD 3 bdrms/2 bath, fully fenced lot. Large deck and 6 person hot tub. Nestled at end of cul-de-sac/ landscaped.

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$539,900 CHARMING OAKVILLE HOME 3 bed/3 bath/hardwood in LR/ DR. Upgraded kitchen with high-end appliances. 3rd flr master with luxury ensuite.

$399,000

BRIGHT EXECUTIVE TOWNHOME 2 bdrm/3 bath/hardood on main level. Oversized garage/custom kitchen w/gas fireplace. Prestigious complex/excellent location.

LIVE ON THE GOLF COURSE 3+1 bdrms/3 bath/premium lot. Extensive renovations/open concept. Stainless steel appl/kitchen island.

$899,900 EXCLUSIVE SHERWOOD FORREST AREA 4+2 bdrm/4 bath/greenhouse kitchen. Over $125,000 in recent upgrades. Finished basement with walkup to pool.

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$389,900

GORGEOUS HIGH PARK TOWNHOUSE 2 bdrms/2 bath/1468 sq. ft. Open concept. Chef’s kitchen w/valances/ double sink. Oak staircase open to basement.

$339,900 BREATHTAKING SOUTHERLY VIEWS 2+1 bdrms/2bath/private balcony. Open concept kitchen w/centre island. Walk-in closet/in heart of City Centre.

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CORNER UNIT IN QUIET NEIGHBOURHOOD 3 bdrms/1 bath/end unit townhome. Gas fireplace/built-in wood shelves. Spacious master/wall-to-wall closet.

$269,900

PRIVATE LAKE & GARDEN VIEW 2 bdrms/2 baths/washer/dryer. Newly renovated/great layout/views. 24 hr security/many amenities/ parking.

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INCREDIBLE 82’ X 208’ ESTATE!!

PREMIUM RAVINE LOT!!

Prestigious executive 5+2 bdrm 2 storey, gorgeous stone & brick exterior, professionally landscaped lot, backing onto conservation lands, absolutely a must see, beautifully finished thru-out, Jatoba hardwood & granite flrs, custom kitchen, in-ground pool, & much more for $1,990,000, call to view. 4812_RB2_1_0081

Gorgeous property 90’ x 143’ lot, backing onto the Humber River, situated on a quiet dead-end street. Custom-built 2 storey with addition & W/O basement. Fabulous layout, granite countertop & floor, 5+1 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, finished basement with second kitchen, ideal for entertaining or nanny suite, W/O to professionally landscaped lot with in-ground salt water pool, patio, deck, & spectacular ravine views. Meticulously well-maintained property offered at only $1,699,900!! 4812_RB2_3_0007

CUSTOM BUILT ALDERWOOD 2 STOREY!!

BACKING ONTO GOLF COURSE!!

KEELE & 401!!

Fabulous design, great curb appeal, large 4 bdrm home, with 4 washrooms & finished basement. Stunning classic combination hardwood marble and ceramic floors, high ceilings, skylights, oak stairs, family size kitchen with breakfast area, granite countertop, centre island, stainless steel appliances + many extras for $888,800!!

Large detached 4 bdrm 2 storey, finished basement, huge 50’x199’ lot! Located close to all conveniences, quick access to Hwys, many upgrades thru-out, well maintained home must be seen for $799,900!!

Fabulous detached 4+1 bdrm 2 storey, double garage, interlock, large verandah, double door entry, centre hall plan, 4 wshrms, combined living and dining rm, cathedral ceiling, gas fireplace, gleaming hardwood floors in family rm, wonderful family size kitchen, w/o to large deck & heated inground pool, gorgeous prof. landscaped lot, finished bsmnt and many extras for only $799,000!!

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KINGSVIEW VILLAGE!

KIPLING/RATHBURN!!

Detached 3 bedroom bungalow with gorgeous brick & stone exterior, on a huge premium lot in Royal York/Dixon area, long private double driveway with garage, Large open concept living and dining room, 2 renovated bathroom, walk-out to spacious serene back yard, huge workshop, fabulous opportunity only $639,900.

Totally renovated beauty, gorgeous stone exterior finish & curb appeal. Custom kitchen granite counter top, stainless steel appliances, skylight, gleaming hardwood flrs, prof. finished basement with separate in-law suite, garage, large back yard only $589,900!! 4812_RB2_2_0001

Charming 2+3 bdrm bungalow, large 40’x133’ lot thousands spent on upgrades, new kitchen, prof. finished basement with separate entrance to in-law suite, second kitchen, 3 bdrms, and large living room. Great location close to schools, transit and all conveniences, hardwood floors and many extras for only $529,000!!

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THE JAMES CLUB!!

BEAUMONT HEIGHTS ESTATE!

NUVO 2!!

Prime Kingsway/Edenbridge neighbourhood. Fabulous layout, 2+1 bedroom suite, open concept living and dining rm, w/o to private balcony/terrace, thousands spent on upgrades, granite countertop, breakfast bar, high ceilings, steps to transit, Humbertown Plaza & amenities only $469,900. 4812_RB2_2_0006

Prime development land, surrounded by Thistletown Plaza, 3+1 bedroom semidetached bungalow on a 35’x183’ lot (3 adjacent lots also) providing over 20,000 sq ft for all kinds of development potential, $449,000!!

Luxurious Tridel built, immaculate 1 bedroom plus den, bright open concept layout, French doors, laminate floors, W/O to balcony, modern kitchen granite countertop, breakfast bar, 24 hr concierge, world class amenites, steps to Subway and GO Train, only $289,900!! 4812_RB2_1_0005

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ROYAL YORK/NORSEMAN!!

ASHBURY VICTORIA!!

2 STOREY MASTER PIECE!!

Custom built 4+2 bdrm 2 storey with addition, gorgeous renovated kitchen & baths, granite countertops, gleaming hardwood floor, 4 full baths, main flr family rm & den, 2nd flr laundry, finished basement with separate entrance, quality craftsmanship through-out, thousands spent, must be seen for $1,100,000!!

Custom built Classic Victorian inspired all brick 4 bdrm homes in south Etobicoke. Incredible imported high end finishes thru-out, state of the art automation system. Definitely a must see located just minutes to the airport or downtown Toronto. From $928,888 & $958,888!!

Totally renovated detached 4+1 bdrm 2 storey, situated on a quiet court location, near the Etobicoke and Missisauga boarder, backing onto ravine. Simply amazing home, gorgeous gourmet kitchen, s.s. appl, granite countertop, main flr family room, gas fireplace, formal living and dining room, prof finished bsmnt, unbelievable backyard paradise, heated inground salt water pool, Jacuzzi, pattern concrete patio, solarium and much more only $949,000!! 4812_NOBIAB_0044

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FABULOUS VELORE VILLAGE OPPORTUNITY!!

BURNHAMTHORPE/PONYTRAIL!!

SHERIDAN HOMELANDS!!

Gorgeous 4+2 bdrm 2 storey, beautiful custom kitchen, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, gleaming hardwood floors, 9’ ceilings, crown mouldings, California shutters, gas fireplace, main floor laundry, huge master with 5 pc ensuite & professionally finished basement, ideal for in-law suite + much more for $785,900.

Rare 5 bedroom 2 storey home on a beautiful lot, just steps to Gametwood Park along the Etobicoke boarder. Gorgeous family room, with walk-out to private fenced lot and 20’x40’ in-ground pool. Huge bedrooms and principal rooms, renovated baths, fabulous country kitchen with breakfast area, large finished basement with 2nd kitchen & 2 bedrooms, gleaming hardwood flrs and much more for only $739,900!! 4812_RB2_2_0021

Incredible totally renovated 4 bedroom 2 storey, gleaming hardwood floors, spacious principal rooms, gourmet kitchen, granite countertop, stainless steel appliances, large family room addition, walk-out to amazing professionally landscaped lot, interlock, in-ground salt water heated pool, patio, stupendous perennial garden, plus finished basement and much more for only $649,900!!

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SPECTACULAR TOWNHOME!!

ROYAL YORK/EVANS!!

TOMKEN/DUNDAS!!

In the heartof Woodbridge on a quiet enclave, steps to Market Lane, totally renovated beauty! Open concept livingroom, gleaming hardwood flr walk-out to patio, formal dining room, amazing custom kitchen, granite countertop, s.s. appl., California shutters, pot lights, finished bsmnt, truly a masterpiece, must be seen only $499,900!!

Wonderful detached brick 2 storey home, full of charm and character. Completely renovated, new electrical, plumbing, insulation, drywall, nicely finished trim & hardwood through-out. Finished basement with bar, new roof (2011), new windows (2011), furnace (2009), fully fenced yard with gazebo, and many extras for only $499,000!!

Wionderful detached 3 bdrm raised bungalow with pie shaped lot, quiet court location, in East Mississauga, fabulous potential in-law suite, finished basement with separate entrance, upgraded family size kitchen, with s.s appl., huge combined living and dining rm with w/o balcony, renovated bsmnt with fireplace and w/o to yard, gleaming hardwood flrs and many extras for only $499,000!!

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MAVIS/DUNDAS!!

RATHBURN/THE WEST MALL!!

THE WESTWAY/MARTIN GROVE

Impressive 2 bdrm condo townhouse, absolutely immaculate home, nicely renovated. Large bleached oak kitchen, spacious open concept living and dining room, with w/o to large balcony, great lower level suite for only $274,900!!

Huge 3+1 bdrm condo, approximately 1500 sq ft, well maintained suite with locker & parking spot, 2 full bathrooms, great central location close to all conveniences, fabulous opportunity for only $229,000!!

Fabulous 2 bedroom suite over 1000 sq ft, open concept living & dining room, walkout to large balcony, updated kitchen ceramic floor, 2 bathrooms, spacious bedrooms, includes parking and locker only $165,000!!

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DUNDAS/HWY 10

Freshly painted spectacular unit in a very well maintained building located in The Heart of Mississauga! Marble foyer, open concept...Tasteful decor, including hardwood laminate throughout. Separate Living and Dining room. Ensuite laundry, kitchen with ceramic floors & Florida ceiling, large storage space in unit. Must be seen, mint condition.

$199,990

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GLEN ERIN/AQUITAINE

Bright lofty and spacious one bedroom, one bathroom with one owned underground parking spot ideally located move-in ready condition at convenient Hallmark place condominium with easy access to 401 and 407. Public transit bus loop and GO transit station. Walk to shops, schools, grocery stores, restaurants and pubs. Upgrades deep soaker tub, microwave range.

$198,500

10.HURONTARIO/CENTRAL PARK

‘Lowest Place’ around Square One with 2 bed, 2 bath, 2 parking and 1100 sqft. Prime location yet away from The Hustle/Bustle of City Centre. Minutes to Hwys 410/427/403/401/ QEW and Cooksville GO (Direct to Union Stn) walking distance to all major amenities - Medical Centre, Hospital, Church,School, Shopping Mall & groceries.

$239,800

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HURONTARIO/403

HURONTARIO/EGLINTON

HWY 10/CENTRAL PARKWAY

Beautiful sunsets with South-West views. Close to Hwy 403. Local & GO transit & Square One Shopping Mall! Brand new washer & dryer, newly renovated kitchen with new countertops, cabinets & new counter space. Amenities include indoor pool, sauna, games rm, squash courts, tennis court, security & more! A must see!

Gorgeous, spacious condo suite, fully upgraded in modern style. Features wall to wall window with panoramic view & colorful sunset. 1 bedroom + large solarium that can be used as an office/nursery or extra bedroom & a large kitchen. Over 20K in upgrades on designer textured blinds, high grade paint with accent walls, engineered hardwood floors. A bonus of two parking spaces. Locker & ensuite laundry.

An amazing Southern view of Lake Ontario. The CN Tower & Toronto from the 25th floor! 5-star amenities that include 24 hr concierge, pool, hot tub, sauna, gym, party, media room, library, car wash, guest suites and more! Upscale finishings include 9’ ceilings, upgraded cabinets and hardware, granite countertops, upgraded stainless steel kitchen appliances, stackable washer and dryer.

$239,800

$240,000

HURONTARIO/BURNHAMTHORPE

Fabulous unit in luxury condo in superb location. Beautiful unobstructed panoramic view. 9 ft ceilings. 30,000 sq. ft. facilities incl: Basketball court, squash court, indoor & outdoor pool, running track, billiard and the list goes on. 24 hrs security. Walking distance to Square One & Public transit. Minutes to major highways & all amenities.

$259,900

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$247,500

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BURNHAMTHORPE/DUKE OF YORK

Wow! Look no further. Here is your chance to own a chic1 bed in The Onyx building! Great open concept layout. 9’ ceilings. Lots of upgrades including hardwood throughout. Terrific South West views from the balcony. Comes with 1 parking & locker. Centrally located close to everything! Unit can be sold fully furnished for $7500 extra!

$244,913

HURONTARIO & BURNHAMTHORPE

Only 1 1/2 year old. Very bright beautiful suite, new engineered hardwood floor in Living & Dining room, 9 foot ceiling granite countertop, W/I closet in the bedroom, enjoy the convenience of being surrounded by everything you need. The unit is still under Tarrion Warrant. One parking and one locker. Balcony with outstanding views. Full high glass window from floor to ceiling.

$259,900

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BURNHAMTHORPE/LIVING ARTS

BURNHAMTHORPE/DUKE OF YORK

LIVING ARTS/BURNHAMTHORPE

Tridel built, grand ovation, excellent location! Square One within walking distance. Granite countertops, beautiful new view. Close to City Hall, Library, Go Train, TTC, School, Hwy 403. Indoor sky-lit swimming pool, full gy, theatre, billiards room, cards room, golf centre.

Gorgeous 1 bedroom & den open concept floor plan situated on 24th floor @ the prestigious Tridel ovation in The Heart of Mississauga conveniently located across from the multi-million dollar Missisauga’s Celebration Square. Square One Shopping Centre, public transit & surrounded by top noth restaurants.

Ultra Luxury Building The Capital quality builder!! 14,000 sq. ft. top quality recreation centre includes guest suites, golf, theatre room, cardio, whirlpool, gym, party room, indoor pool and more. Just steps to Central Library, Living Arts Centre and Square One Shopping Centre. Underground parking spot & locker are included in the price!!

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8 West region market commentary ETOBICOKE OAKVILLE MILTON BURLINGTON HALTON HILLS MISSISSAUGA BRAMPTON CALEDON ORANGEVILLE

12 HOT TOPIC What you should know about investment properties By Wayne Karl

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

06 EDITORâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NOTE 07 LEGALLY SPEAKING Considerations for buying foreign property By Jayson Schwarz 10 TREB TALK Packing (and unpacking) tips By Ann Hannah

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The “where” and “why”

OF YOUR NEXT HOME

ost newcomers to Canada tend to settle in larger cities such as Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. Since housing costs vary greatly across Canada, finding the right place to live and work may mean doing some homework. As a rule of thumb, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. suggests that your monthly housing costs should not exceed 30 per cent of your monthly gross household income. Since not everyone has the same housing needs, list the most important features that you want to have in your community. Perhaps it’s great schools, close proximity to transit, or plentiful job opportunities. Check out the statistics of the potential locations you have in mind by using reliable sources such as the local school board website and Statistics Canada. There are always trade-offs in the real world. Smaller cities usually have lower living costs, but you may require multiple vehicles to get your family from point A to point B. Larger cities offer more transit and job opportunities, but you will have to deal with traffic, congestion and a possible increase in housing costs. Choosing a place to live is one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll ever have to make and your decision will ultimately affect your way of life. Look for good value in the home you’re considering, and look for a place that offers a reasonable cost of living based realistically on your finances, as well as a great quality of life. You can’t go wrong when you know the realities.

Susan Legge EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, Wall2Wall Media, Susan.Legge@wall2wallmedia.com Follow me on Twitter at Twitter.com/SusanLegge

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The home inspection:

A SMALL PRICE TO PAY

recently read an article about a woman who bought a $1 million home, only to discover a mouse infestation so severe it will cost her tens of thousands of dollars to remedy. And that amount doesn’t include the legal fees she will have to pay if she takes the matter to court. The woman did not get her home inspected before purchasing it; apparently she had other professionals in, but no one picked up on the problem. My first reaction to this (after I got over my squeamishness, that is), was to wonder, in general, why anyone would spend a huge amount of money on a house and not pay $500 for a professional home inspection? While home inspectors don’t go into homes specifically to address rodent problems, a thorough assessment would certainly uncover damage caused by an infestation. But forget the mice for a moment (if you can). Perhaps you have your sights set on a new home that has contains mould and mildew, or a deteriorating roof, or a poor electrical system; there are so many problems an inspection can discover that might make you think twice about a purchase. A home is the biggest acquisition most of us will ever make, and a proper home inspection is essential. Whether the inspection reveals something problematic or uncovers absolutely nothing at all, isn’t it a small price to pay for your peace of mind?

Janine Druery EDITOR Janine.Druery@wall2wallmedia.com Follow me on Twitter at Twitter.com/JanineDruery

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legallyspeaking

Considerations for

buying foreign property B Y J A Y S O N S C H WA R Z

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anadian winters being what they are, many of us like to flee for either the short term or long term to the sun, sand and heat whenever we get a chance. While we are enjoying the warmth, we are often drawn to the siren song of homeownership at our favourite destination. Maybe it’s the urge to plan for retirement, additional income or the certainty of having a place of your own to come back to year after year, but one thing is for sure, Canadians have never been more interested in owning foreign property than now. Thanks to low interest rates and a stable economy, Canadians have the upper hand and the world knows it. However, homeownership in another jurisdiction means a slew of considerations that are complex and at times overwhelming. In the U.S., for example, there are estate tax issues that come up, and you may require a specially designed Trust to avoid Uncle Sam as a partner with you or your kids after your death. There are issues of law if the country does not have a British system and if it’s run on civil or Napoleonic law; Martinique and St. Martin are examples. There may be other issues of property ownership such that foreign nationals may only be able to lease, not own. The next issues relate to the vendor. Are you purchasing from a reputable organization? If it is a condo, how are you sure the developer will be around if things go wrong? What guarantees are there on your deposits if they go broke and does not finish the project? It sounds like a lot to think about… but it was so easy to sign up during the tour. So, really, what are you buying? Are you buying a timeshare, outright ownership or a long-term lease?

Jayson Schwarz LL.M is a Toronto real estate lawyer with Schwarz Law LLP. Email him at schwarz@ schwarzlaw.ca, call 416.486.2040, or visit the website at schwarzlaw.ca

HERE IS A LIST OF A FEW QUESTIONS THAT NEED TO BE ANSWERED ON A PRELIMINARY BASIS ON A RESORT OR NEW CONDO PURCHASE BEFORE YOU MAKE ANY OFFER: 1 Location – why are you choosing this location for a second home? 2 How much time will you spend in a typical year in your second home? 3 Will you typically bring friends and family? 4 What are the common fees and how are they set and controlled? 5 What are resales like for the development? 6 What is the legal structure and laws that apply in the country you are looking at purchasing? 7 Would you rent the property, and if yes, what are your expectations and needs on rental income? 8 What security is there for deposits and payments? HERE IS THE LITMUS TEST TO GO FORWARD: A How did the resort or sales centre answer those eight questions? B Did they satisfy you with their knowledge and professionalism? C Did they try to push you into signing something without the opportunity to consult with a lawyer? If those questions are answered to your satisfaction, then you know you are in the right place. If you have an intention to buy, make inquiries and find a lawyer, possibly a referral from your lawyer or friends at home. You need to understand the tax implications of a purchase, and more importantly, the tax impact if you sell for a profit or earn income. As an example Barbados is a Canadian tax treaty partner and you may get favourable consideration on a capital gain or on rental income. Each country is unique and you need a lawyer or accountant to help you figure it all out. Buying a second home in a warm locale is a dream many Canadians share. If the deal is properly structured, the home you purchase can bring years and years of happy memories and, quite possibly, a great return down the road. Good luck. DEC 1, 2012 - JAN 26, 2013 | GTA NORTH WEST RESALE HOME & CONDO GUIDE 7


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HALTON REGION

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In October, Halton Region experienced an increase in sales, with transactions up one per cent over October of 2011. This result meant that Halton continued to buck the GTA-wide sales trend. In the GTA as a whole, sales dipped by 7.1 percent year-over-year. “The housing stock in Halton region is quite diverse, especially where low-rise property types are concerned. Potential purchasers in the area include first-time buyers through to households interested in luxury properties. With this diverse buyer pool, it isn’t surprising that the area experienced year-over-year growth in sales and the average selling price,” says Jason Mercer, the Toronto Real Estate Board’s (TREB’s) Senior Manager of Market Analysis. In October, Halton’s average selling price was $591,059 – a 15 per cent increase over the average price of $514,263 recorded in October 2011. “The average selling price in Halton Region was above the average reported for the GTA as a whole. This is due to the weighting toward low-rise homes, particularly in the single-detached market segment,” says Mercer.

In October, transactions through the Toronto MLS system amounted to 1,501 in Peel Region and Orangeville. This result represented a nine per cent dip compared to October 2011. Over the same period, new listings were up by four per cent. “While sales have been down on an annual basis in the second half of 2012, we continue to report year-over-year price growth well above the rate of inflation. The market remains tight with months of inventory for Peel Region trending at less than two-and-a-half months,” says Jason Mercer, the Toronto Real Estate Board’s (TREB’s) Senior Manager of Market Analysis. The October average selling price in Peel was $445,607, up nine per cent over the $409,162 recorded in October of 2011. “The annual rate of price growth in Peel Region remains very strong from a historic perspective. However, as we move into 2013, the rate of price growth is expected to moderate as the supply of listings relative to transactions increases, which will translate into more choice and a slower pace of price growth,” says Mercer.

City of Toronto transactions through the Toronto MLS system were down by 10 per cent in October 2012 compared to October 2011. The average number of days on the market was 26 days – the lowest compared to other GTA regions. “The housing market in the City of Toronto needs to be considered in light of the lowrise and highrise market segments. The much better supplied condominium apartment market segment has experienced a flattening in the average selling price trend. In contrast, the lowrise market segment, including singledetached homes remains very tight with a lot of competition between buyers. This is why the pace of price growth for low-rise homes remains brisk,” says Jason Mercer, the Toronto Real Estate Board’s (TREB’s) Senior Manager of Market Analysis. The average selling price for the City of Toronto in October was up by four per cent compared to October 2011, to $539,188. “Looking forward to 2013, growth in the average selling price is expected to continue. Growth will be driven by the low-rise market segment and will likely moderate somewhat as the market becomes better supplied with listings,” says Mercer.

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ou chose the right Realtor, the right neighbourhood, and the right home to suit your lifestyle. The terms have been negotiated, the necessary forms have been completed and all that’s left to do is pack and unpack the boxes. Unpacking is often an afterthought in the moving process, but a little work before you move will contribute to you getting to enjoy your new home sooner. Preparation should begin well in advance of your transaction. If you are selling your current home, make it more marketable and rid your space of unwanted goods by recycling, donating, or selling them online. This will also pay off when you are ready to move, as there will be less to pack Many pieces can also be packed ahead of time by renting a moving container that can be kept on your property. Alternatively, you can enlist a moving company to pack for you, and arrange temporary storage at a facility if you need it. Regardless of who does the packing, ensure you have an inventory list of boxes and their contents. One box should include cleaning supplies and essential tools like a utility knife, screwdrivers, nails and a hammer. Speaking of essentials, prepare a box of everything you need for the first few nights like snacks, drinks, a change of clothes, toiletries and pet supplies. It should be the last to leave and the first to be unpacked. Housework is usually needed before you break open the boxes and procrastinating on this step will only add stress in the long term. If you foresee it as a roadblock, employ professional cleaners prior to your move. Bear in mind that cleaning each room on your own also offers a good opportunity to start a list of needed fix-ups. Once you’re ready to bring in the boxes, move them efficiently by taking them directly to the rooms for which they are labeled. There is a reason that kitchens and bathroom renovations provide the best return on investment: they’re key to the enjoyment of our homes. Tackle them first, beginning by lining the cupboards.

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Put linens for each bed in clear, separate bags; if you have a family, set each member to work on their bedroom, emphasizing the importance of an organized closet. Sketch or obtain plans of your new home before your move, and arrange furniture based on them. Designating the right person for the job certainly applies to setting up electronics; do so to ensure valuable time isn’t wasted. Garages and storage spaces are underrated in terms of the importance they have in helping a home run efficiently. Take your time organizing these areas to achieve the best possible functionality. Depending on the season and your housing type, you may also want to set up the barbecue in order to cook without creating dirty dishes. Break down boxes as you unpack them and reduce your environmental footprint by reselling or recycling your packing materials where possible. Finally, take some time out for walks in your new neighbourhood. Just like efficient unpacking, getting involved with neighbours and community events will add to the enjoyment of your new home. For more tips on how to achieve a smooth transition, talk to a Greater Toronto Realtor and visit torontorealestateboard.com

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As an investor/landlord, you will want to pay attention to vacancy rates, which Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC) summarizes, along with average rents, in its twice-annual rental market reports. An increasing rate means rental supply is growing and renters have more to choose from, and you, as a landlord, may have trouble renting out your property or increasing the rent. Declining vacancy rates are music to your ears, because that means supply is tightening and your property may be in higher demand. A vacancy rate between two and three per cent is generally considered a balanced market, meaning supply of rentals is appropriate for the demand. Anything below that level is ideal. Like real estate prices, rental markets vary between specific areas, or even streets. It’s necessary to do your research to determine which areas have a tight supply. Look for areas with strong economic fundamentals: job growth, population influx, average income growth and increasing property purchase prices. Other influences in value appreciation are proximity to mass transit, shopping, schools and amenities. Ultimately, you want a property that appeals to potential owners, not just renters, because if you can’t sell it to someone else one day, you won’t be able to take advantage of any increase in value. How to set the “right” rent – high enough to yield positive cash flow, but not so high you price yourself out of the rental market for the area? First, find out what comparable units in the area rent for by checking sources where landlords advertise. You can also check provincial rent registry databases, along with CMHC’s rental market reports. Downtown properties might be your first choice as a location for an investment condo. The location no doubt appeals to a lot of renters, but it’s also where average prices are higher and therefore less affordable than out of the city core. This makes achieving positive cash flow more difficult, because you might not be able to rent out your unit for what you need to cover your mortgage and expenses. You might have better luck buying in some of the outlying areas, where, due to transportation improvements, tenants can live but work downtown and still have a reasonable commute.

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Re/Max Performance Realty Inc.

Wow $20,000 Reduced. Great family home on a private child safe court location. Very bright house, close to all major amenities, shopping, school and park. Fabulous area, close to 407, 401, 403 and Lisgar GO Station. Fully detached double door entry spacious and inviting layout, hardwood flrs throughout, large eat-in kitchen and ceramic floor finished basement with great rental income to bring down your mortgage. Stunning property with all excellent features like developed ravine, pond, walkout basement apartment with three bedrooms, two washrooms and separate laundry, deck, wide 50 ft lot,3 full washrooms at 2nd level, two bedrooms with ensuite including m br. Other can be used as 2nd m br, California shutters. Close to all amenities. Workship places, grocery, plaza. 3 minute drive to Hwy 427, do not miss this property.

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$458,000

FREE BUYERS AND SELLERS BOOK

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$389,900

$410,000

BRAMPTON

MISSISSAUGA

$415,000 MISSISSAUGA

Gorgeous four bedroom + 4 washroom home. This 1800 sq ft Energy Star qualified home is less than 2 yrs old. 3 full washrooms on second floor, 2 bdrms w/ensuites, upgraded kitchen with upgraded ceramic floor, backsplash and cabinets. Very spacious and bright home, close to hospital, walk to school, transit and plaza. No home on back/front of the home. The house has been kept very well. A must see!

Stunning and immaculate, family home, family oriented neighborhood. Very good location, close to hwys, shopping, churches and schools. Home features hardwood flooring, no carpet on the main floor or upstairs. Master BR with ensuite bath. Interlocking walkway. Interlocking back yard. Lovely cedar covered deck for your enjoyment... Basement is cozy for your enjoyment. Eat-in kitchen walkout to deck. Hardwood floors on staircase plus oak railings.

3+1 bdrms has lots of room for growing family or 1st time home buyer. Open concept large eat-in kitchen, w/ pantry, walkout to deck. Living/dining w/beautiful rich stained hardwood floors. Cathedral ceiling in 2nd floor family room. Master w/semi ensuite. Finished bsmt w/ rec room & extra bdrm or office. Garage access from home. Located in high-demand area close to schools/ shopping/GO station. New stairs and paint.

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2011

$439,999

$579,000

MISSISSAUGA

BRAMPTON

MISSISSAUGA

Stunning detached home is located on a quiet court in high-demand Fletcher’s Meadow. Featuring an open concept main floor, fireplace w/mantle, gleaming hardwood floors, maple cabinets and a one-of-a-kind vegetable garden! The second floor features three generous sized bedrooms, a master bedroom with His/Her closets and ensuite bathroom.

Located in the high-demand area of Churchill Meadows. Spacious foyer w/mirror closet doors, bright 9’ ceiling on main. Brand new laminate floor T/O, oak staircase, open concept living combined w/dining. Granite countertop in kitchen w/ breakfast area. Inside access to garage, close to schools, park, shopping plaza, transit and major highways 407/403/401.

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www.TorontoPeelHomes.com

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$439,900 Nine year new, Mattamy home won’t last! Priced to sell. Great location, near Heartland Shopping Centre and walking distance to schools, Brae Ben Golf Course and public transit. With 9 foot ceiling, 3 large bedrooms, 2-1/2 bathrooms, entrance from garage to house with 2 remote garage door openers. Basement is 80% finished with shower and toilet.

2011

Garry Shapiro, BCL, LLB, MBA Alexandra Heejung Cho, BA, LLB, MTAX

Head Office: 201 – 333 Sheppard Ave. E Toronto, ON M2N 3B3 T: 416-250-9600 | F: 416-250-9631 E: service@shapirocho.com www.shapirocho.com

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2 bedroom 2 bath luxury condo, 1000 sq feet. 24 hr security, 5 appliances, bus stop and super market in walking distance. To view this bargain or to list your home pls call Ken Savla @ 416-230-7705.

Nice and new townhouse near Sq 1 mall. Walkout bsmt, 6 appliances, low maintenance fee. Excellent home for growing family. To view, call Ken @ 416230-7705 or to list your house call me.

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Almost new home on Winston Churchill and Eglinton, 2 storey townhouse with laminate and ceramics. 5 appliances, 1 parking shows excellent. Very low price. To view call Ken 416-230-7705.

2 bedroom renovated condo near Bloor and Fieldgate. New kitchen, new bath, new appliances and new paint. Balcony. Parquette floors. 900 sq. ft. To view call me ASAP. Ken 416-230-7705.

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GORGEOUS 4 BEDROOM 4 BATH Winston Churchill and Derry location. Full brick home with complete renovation. Finished bsmt. New kitchen, new bath, granite counters, hardwood floors etc. Must be seen. To view call Ken 416-230-7705. 4812_TWJ_1_0050

NEW LISTING APPROX 3600 SQ FT. 4+1 bedrooms, 185 feet ravine lot. Fin bsmt, 2 family rooms. Located in West Erin Mills. Exclusive neighbourhood. Muskoka in the city. Pls. call in for the price and details. Ken Savla 416-230-7705. 4812_TWJ_1_0013

Hakim - Ken is a very good agent. He sold our house in 2 weeks. Mr Martin - We bought our house with Ken - He did an excellent job. 10485303_4812

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Absolutely stunning custom-built home located on a serene cul-desac with over 5000 sq ft of living space. It offers 4 large bedrooms & 5 washrooms, huge eat-in kitchen, large backyard with a 2-tier deck perfect for entertaining your guests, hardwood floors, mins to UofT, 401 & a MUST see. Call me for a private viewing! 4812_DKA_0031

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Fabulous design, great curb apeal, large 4 bdrm home, with 4 washrooms & finished basement. Stunning classic combination hardwood marble and ceramic floors, high ceilings, skylights, oak stairs, family size kitchen with breakfast area, granite countertop, centre island, stainless steel appliances + many extras for $888,800!!

Large detached 4 bdrm 2 storey, finished basement, huge 50’x199’ lot! Located close to all conveniences, quick access to Hwys, many upgrades thru-out, well maintained home must be seen for $799,900!!

Fabulous detached 4+1 bdrm 2 storey, double garage, interlock, large verandah, double door entry, centre hall plan, 4 wshrms, combined living and dining rm, cathedral ceiling, gas fireplace, gleaming hardwood floors in family rm, wonderful family size kitchen, w/o to large deck & heated inground pool, gorgeous prof. landscaped lot, finished bsmnt and many extras for only $799,000!!

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Live in downtown Toronto without compromising on space. Completely renovated, designer finishes thru-out, this spacious 2 bdrm corner unit features gorgeous kitchen with quartz countertop, gleaming hardwood, and many extra just steps to Subway, Dundas square, Eatons Centre, Hospitals & all amenities for $499,900!!

Rare huge 1590 sq ft 2+1 bdrm corner unit in the exclusive Manhattan place. Spacious open concept layout, gleaming parquet flrs, large master bdrm with gorgeous renovated 5 piece ensuite and W/I closet, modern family size kitchen, unobstructed south west view, voted North York condo of the year in 2009, a must see for $499,900!!

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INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY!!

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Spacious 3+1 bedroom bungalow updated kitchen, Corian countertop, open concept living & dining room, updated bathroom, separate side entrance to finished basement ideal for entertaining or in-law suite, with 2nd kitchen, long driveway and many extras only $379,900!! 4812_RB2_1_0031

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ASHBURY VICTORIA!!

Custom built Victorian inspired all brick 4 bdrm homes in south Etobicoke. Incredible imported high end finishes thru-out, state of the art automation system. Definitely a must see located just minutes to the airport or downtown Toronto from $928,888 & $958,888!!

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Fabulous 2790 sq ft Classic custom built 2 storey, semi-detached luxury home. Located in the Long Branch area of South Etobicoke, newly built, select your luxurious finishes starting from $799,000!!

Detached 3 bedroom bungalow with gorgeous brick & stone exterior, on a huge premium lot in Royal York/Dixon area, long private double driveway with garage. Large open concept living and dining room, 2 renovated bathrooms, walk-out to spacious serene back yard, huge workshop, fabulous opportunity only $639,900!!

THE VICTORIAN!!

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Totally renovated detached 4+1 bdrm 2 storey, situated on a quiet court location, near the Etobicoke and Mississauga boarder, backing onto ravine. Simply amazing home, gorgeous gourmet kitchen, s.s. appl., granite countertop, main flr family room, gas fireplace, formal living and dining room, prof. finished bsmnt., unbelievable backyard paradise, heated inground salt water pool, Jacuzzi, pattern concrete patio, solarium and much more only $949,000!! 4812_NOBIAB_0035

THE BELLARIA RESIDENCE!!

Incredible luxury condo, great location close to Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre, Canada’s Wonderland, and all conveniences, fabulous gated community, 24 hr concierge, fantastic facilities, spacious 2 bdrm condo, S/S, appl. Granite countertop gleaming hardwood and ceramic floors for only $619,900!!

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Charming 2+3 bdrm bungalow, large 40’x133’ lot, thousands spent on upgrade, new kitchen, prof. finished basement with separate entrance to in-law suite, second kitchen, 3 bdrms, and large living room. Great location close to schools, transit and all conveniences, hardwood floors and many extras for only $499,000!

Prime Kingsway/Edenbridge neighbourhood. Fabulous layout, 2+1 bedroom suite, open concept living and dining rm, w/o to private balcony/terrace, thousands spent on upgrades, granite countertop, breakfast bar, high ceilings, steps to transit, Humbertown Plaza & amenities only $469,900!!

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In the Heart of Woodbridge on a quiet enclave, steps to Market Lane, totally renovated beauty! Open concept living room, gleaming hardwood flr walk-out to patio, formal dining room, amazing custom kitchen, granite countertop, s.s. appl., California shutters, pot lights, finished bsmnt, truly a masterpiece, must be seen only $499,900!!

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KIPLING/RATHBURN!!

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Rare investment opportunity, at an affordable price, store with a 2 bdrm apartment on the top floor. Previously a convenience store with 4 car parking at back, large basement, high traffic area, great central location, close to all conveniences & transportation for $349,000!!

Beautiful Dufferin/King 2+1 bdrm condo townhouse, open concept living & dining rm with fireplace, gleaming laminate floor, separate den, w/o balcony from mstr bedroom, great view of the city. Fabulous location the best of city living, close to all conveniences for only $334,900!!

Spacious 3 bdrm townhouse, 4 bathrooms, large combined living and dining room, bright family size kitchen, finished basement w/ kitchenette & bath, w/o to backyard, garage access door, and many extras, located close to all conveniences for $329,900!!

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3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, well cared for gorgeous family home, open concept, eat-in kitchen with walk out to deck, 5 appliances, Central Air, window coverings, and light fixtures included, finished basement with built-in bar and a fireplace. 2 walk outs to 16x21 ft deck, large private fenced yard, in the Otter Creek Area Great Location.

Desirabe all brick, like new, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, in a demand neighborhood, stunning open concept home. Kitchen w/ceramic flrs, breakfast bar and 5 appliances walk out to deck. All electrical light fixtures, window coverings included, Central Vac and central air.

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Location!! Location!! Detached 3 bedroom home, 2 baths, gorgeous hardwood floors open concept, bright eat-in family kitchen, finished basement with a 3pc bath, perfect it’s ready to move in. 4 appliances, Central Air and a hot tub.

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11 EDITOR’S NOTE

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20 HOLIDAY TIPS Get organized and eliminate holiday stress By Hellen Buttigieg

Janine Druery, Lydia McNutt (on leave)

24 HOUSING MARKET Canadian resale housing activity is stable

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS

27 YOUR HOME Investment properties: an art form and a business By Yan Gurevich

Wayne Karl, Elisa Krovblit, Silvana Longo, Sara Duck (on leave) SENIOR SALES MANAGER

Larry Gregoris

30 AROUND THE HOUSE How to have a cosy (and safe) winter 34 HOME SMARTS Should you make the move to homeownership? By Marnie Bennett 40 DESIGNER TOUCH Entertaining, holiday-style By Erica Gelman 45 TREB TALK Packing (and unpacking) tips By Ann Hannah

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47 HOMEBUYERS’ HELP Tips for buying a second property

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49 HOT TOPIC What you should know about investment properties By Wayne Karl

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52 QUICK TIPS Beautiful basements made easy

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54 TIPS AND TRICKS Ten bright safety tips to light up your holiday season 58 MAKE YOUR MOVE How to pack seasonal decorations By Dan Hopkins 59 LEGALLY SPEAKING Considerations for buying foreign property By Jayson Schwarz 61 SCRUMPDILLYICIOUS Braised lamb shanks with creamy polenta By Leslie Styles 67 TRENDSPOTTING Bringing home the gold! By Elisa Krovblit 72 ADVERTISER INDEX

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The “where” and “why”

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ost newcomers to Canada tend to settle in larger cities such as Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. Since housing costs vary greatly across Canada, finding the right place to live and work may mean doing some homework. As a rule of thumb, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. suggests that your monthly housing costs should not exceed 30 per cent of your monthly gross household income. Since not everyone has the same housing needs, list the most important features that you want to have in your community. Perhaps it’s great schools, close proximity to transit, or plentiful job opportunities. Check out the statistics of the potential locations you have in mind by using reliable sources such as the local school board website and Statistics Canada. There are always trade-offs in the real world. Smaller cities usually have lower living costs, but you may require multiple vehicles to get your family from point A to point B. Larger cities offer more transit and job opportunities, but you will have to deal with traffic, congestion and a possible increase in housing costs. Choosing a place to live is one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll ever have to make and your decision will ultimately affect your way of life. Look for good value in the home you’re considering, and look for a place that offers a reasonable cost of living based realistically on your finances, as well as a great quality of life. You can’t go wrong when you know the realities.

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The home inspection:

A SMALL PRICE TO PAY

recently read an article about a woman who bought a $1 million home, only to discover a mouse infestation so severe it will cost her tens of thousands of dollars to remedy. And that amount doesn’t include the legal fees she will have to pay if she takes the matter to court. The woman did not get her home inspected before purchasing it; apparently she had other professionals in, but no one picked up on the problem. My first reaction to this (after I got over my squeamishness, that is), was to wonder, in general, why anyone would spend a huge amount of money on a house and not pay $500 for a professional home inspection? While home inspectors don’t go into homes specifically to address rodent problems, a thorough assessment would certainly uncover damage caused by an infestation. But forget the mice for a moment (if you can). Perhaps you have your sights set on a new home that has contains mould and mildew, or a deteriorating roof, or a poor electrical system; there are so many problems an inspection can discover that might make you think twice about a purchase. A home is the biggest acquisition most of us will ever make, and a proper home inspection is essential. Whether the inspection reveals something problematic or uncovers absolutely nothing at all, isn’t it a small price to pay for your peace of mind?

Janine Druery EDITOR Janine.Druery@wall2wallmedia.com Follow me on Twitter at Twitter.com/JanineDruery

DEC 1, 2012 - JAN 26, 2013 | GTA CENTRAL EAST RESALE HOME & CONDO GUIDE 11


CITY OF TORONTO ETOBICOKE TORONTO SCARBOROUGH

MARKET COMMENTARY

Courtesy of Toronto Real Estate Board

CITY OF TORONTO

ACTIVE LISTINGS

NEW

SALES

AVG. PRICE

AVG. DAYS ON MARKET

AVG. % LIST PRICE

OCTOBER 2012

8,492

5,568

2,730

539,188

26

98%

OCTOBER 2011

7,110

5,166

3,044

518,248

23

99%

% CHANGE

19%

8%

-10%

4%

14%

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WHAT’S AVAILABLE AND WHAT IT COSTS City of Toronto transactions through the Toronto MLS system were down by 10 per cent in October 2012 compared to October 2011. The average number of days on the market was 26 days – the lowest compared to other GTA regions. “The housing market in the City of Toronto needs to be considered in light of the lowrise and highrise market segments. The much better supplied condominium apartment market segment has experienced a flattening in the average selling price trend. In contrast, the lowrise market segment, including single-detached homes remains very tight with a lot of competition among buyers. This is why the pace of price

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growth for low-rise homes remains brisk,” says Jason Mercer, the Toronto Real Estate Board’s (TREB’s) Senior Manager of Market Analysis. The average selling price for the City of Toronto in October was up by four per cent compared to October 2011, to $539,188. “Looking forward to 2013, growth in the average selling price is expected to continue. Growth will be driven by the low-rise market segment and will likely moderate somewhat as the market becomes better supplied with listings,” Mercer concludes.


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or Free Recorded Message 1-800-481-5547 ID # 1006

TORONTO AREA DISTRESS SALE

$269,900 OR TRADE

$399,900 OR TRADE

TORONTO - COXWELL/GERRARD Spacious 3-bdrm Leslieville semi! Large E/I kit w/bright family room W/O to Westly facing private deck. French doors, crown moulding & exposed brick wall! Open concept liv & dining room, 2 baths & skylights! Quiet tree-lined cul-de-sac. Near great schools! Free Recorded Info 1-800-481-5456 ID#1002 4412_DKA_0041

$279,800 OR TRADE

Free List with pictures. These must be sold. TORONTO - DUFFERIN/DUNDAS Great opportunity to own in Brockton Village! Reno’d 3+1 bdrms, 2 baths, new lam. floor thru’out! Updated wiring, 2 sep entrances to bsmt, open concept main floor w/EI kitchen WO to private & fenced yard. Walk to rec. centre, TTC, Queen West, Dundas West, Shops, Restaurants & more! Free Recorded Info 1-800-481-5456 ID#1003 4412_DKA_0042

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$599,000 OR TRADE

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SPACIOUS & WELL MAINTAINED

Very good location, freshly painted, 24-hour concierge, guest suite & more. Free Recorded Info 1-800481-5456. ID #1004.

Underground access to Subway, steps to all amenities, amazing facilities. Free Recorded Info 1-800-4815456. ID #1005.

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or Free Recorded Message 1-800-481-5456 ID # 1079

$284,900 OR TRADE

$292,900 OR TRADE

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RESORT STYLE LIVING, 5 STAR AMENITIES

LUXURY 1 BEDROOM + DEN

Private Terrace approx. 147 sf, 2 yr. new, great location, a must see. Free Recorded Info1800-481-5456. ID #1006.

Overlooking CN Tower, open concept, balcony, steps to King West entertainment. Free Recorded Info 1-800-481-5456. ID #1007.

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$438,000 OR TRADE

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$539,000 OR TRADE

Find out what homes in your neighbourhood have sold for! FREE computerized list of area home sales and current listings! TORONTO - DUNDAS/BROCK Wonderful Victorian Home right in The Heart of Brockton Village. Original restored hrwd, crown moldings, medallions, casings, stain glass & 10’ ceilings thr’out. Kit is an entertainers dream w/WO to lovely perennial butterfly & song bird garden. Bsmt. has RIs for bath, 3rd floor potential for loft. This home is all ready to move in & enjoy! Free Recorded Info 1800-481-5456 ID#1008 4412_DKA_0043

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TOTALLY RENO’D FREEHOLD TOWNHOUSE

TOTALLY RENO’D 3 BEDROOM 3 WASHROOM

1156 sf, 4 levels, own parking, new 200 amps elec, near TTC, Eaton Crt, Ryerson. Prime location. Free Recorded Info 1-800-4814412_DKA_1_0077 5456. ID #1009.

Dark hrwd floors, new wiring, plumbing, furnace, roof, granite kitch c/top, bathroom on every floor! Free Recorded Info1-800-4814412_DKA_2_0078 5456. ID #1010.

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Sales Representative

416.443.0300

Signature Realty, Brokerage Independently Owned and Operated

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$

310,000!!

315,000!

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STEPS TO SUBWAY!

LOOKING FOR A CENTURY HOME?

POWER OF SALE!

“The Chelsea”, awesome Bayview & Sheppard Condo! Perfect 1 bdrm + den, 2 washrooms, ensuite off mstr bdrm. Open concept Living/Dining, kitchen w/ granite counter! Stunning cherry laminate flooring! Across from Bayview Village! Easy access to 401 & all the amenities!!

Cozy charming Century Home! Meticulously maintaned and upgraded! Grand foyer & central hall plan, living rm with brick frplce, formal dining rm, hardwood floors thru-out, windows, roof, furnace, electrical all newer! Parking for 7 cars, double detached garage & more.

Has to go! 2 stry, brick, 3 bedroom, 3 baths, located in great neighbourhood! Open concept Living/Dining rm. Main floor family rm w/gas frplce, eat in kitchen with w/o to deck, ensuite bath & w/i closet off master bedroom! Main floor laundry, double garage & driveway! Lots of room for cars + toys!!

$

$

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$

168,000!!

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LARGE 4 BEDROOM HOME!

CONDO ON SHEPPARD!

3 BEDROOM CONDO!

2 stry, all brick, family home located in a great family area! Living rm w/hrdwd flrs + floor to ceiling stone frplce, massive eat-in kit with w/o to fenced private yard, main flr laundry, ensuite off mstr bdrm. Finished rec rm w/bdrm + bathroom, insulated double garage + more!!

Wow! Awesome bright & spacious 2 bdrm split layout! 2 washrooms newly renovated! Open concept Living/Dining, 1200 + sq ft! Eat-in kit w/breakfast room, open balcony, steps to everything, great facilities & more!!

Located on Sheppard this sunny & spacious corner unit is in move-in condition! 3 bdrm, 2 baths, dining rm overlooks sunken living room, living room has w/o to huge balcony, ensuite off mstr bdrm, steps to TTC, Schools, Shopping, Library+++!!

$

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264,800!!

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TRIDEL LUXURY CONDO!

GORGEOUS FREEHOLD!

Gorgeous 3 bdrm, 3 bath home! Fabulous open concept main floor! Living/Dining with hardwood floors, kitchen includes newer ceramic tile, breakfast rm + w/o to private yard with hot tub! Ensuite off master bdrm, finished basement. Great for entertaining! Excellent locate to raise a family!!

Spotless & upgraded! 1500 sq ft of style! 2 bdrm & den. 2 full baths, open Living/Dining rms, Living rm has w/o to balcony, den has a fireplace. Ensuite off mstr bdrm. 2 underground parking spots! Excellent amenities, indoor pool, tennis courts, gym ++++!!!

No maintenance fees here in this immaculately kept 3 bedroom home! This home shines from top to bottom, gleaming laminate floors in open concept living room & w/o to a beautiful patio and fenced yard! Practical kitchen w/ceramic tiles & brkfst bar, huge master bdrm with W/I closet! Professionally land-

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BETTER THAN NEW!

BACKS ONTO PARK!

IN-LAW APARTMENT!

Designer home! Detached 2 storey, brick, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, unbelievable open concept design with great room with hrdwd flrs. Eat-in kitchen w/ brkfast bar, dining rm with w/o to patio, master bdrm with ensuite bath 7 w/i closet! Fenced backyard with stone patio. Great family neighbourhood!!

Updated 2 stry, brick, 3=1 bdrm., 3 baths, Living/ Dining rms with hardwood flrs, eat-in family kitchen with w/o to deck. Finished rec rm, attached garage, great family area, 2 blocks to school +++!!

Detached, 2 stry brick, 3+2 bedroom, 4 baths, 2 kitchens! Truly a beautiful home on a quiet street! Gleaming hrdwd floors on main level family room w/frplce, updated kitchen overlooks backyard, updated bathrooms, new roof, new furnace! 2 bdrm apartment helps those Mtge payments! Attached double garage & more!!

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International Award winning office Royal Realty Ltd., Brokerage INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED

# 1 Top Selling office 2009, 2010, 2011 Karu Kandiah FRI. CRES, Broker/Owner

Amar Qadeer*

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DIR: 416-616-7278 karukandiah@hotmail.com

Ananthi Selvasivam*

Joan Miller Broker of Record

Bihari T Kukreja*

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Top 25 reasons to join our award winning team 1. Manager with 38 years of real estate experience 2. Broker/Owner with 24 successful years of real estate experience 3. Regular Sales Meetings 4. Regular in-house CE credit courses 5. Sales Training tools available (video, DVD, tapes, etc.) 6. Monthly Training and Coaching meetings by Corporate Trainer (held in-house) 7. Personal one-on-one training for new sales reps. (including attendance on offers & listing presentations if requested) 8. Large well equipped conference room 9. Hi Tech Office 10. In-House Graphic Designer 11. In-House Mortgage Specialist 12. Weekly 7 days opening office 13 Stress Free environment by problem solving available daily by the Broker/Owner or Manager 14. Regular Group discussions regarding market conditions 15. Team or Partnership work environment 16. Commission cheques made daily without delay 17. Competitive Commission package up to 100% 18. Private Rooms for Sales Representatives 19. Main Floor office with ample parking facilities 20. Close to Hwy 401 for easy access 21. 100% Career Success rate for new Sales Reps. who have joined Red Carpet Royal 22. Free Real Estate Classes 23. No Monthly fee for New Agents to join 24. Quality Color Printing, Emailing System available for Agents 25. Toll Free Number for out of city clients to reach you CALL “KARU” OR “JOAN” FOR A CONFIDENTIAL INTERVIEW

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FIRST TIME BUYERS

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New Immigrants

Mortgage Amount

No Down Payment

(Principal + Interest)

$150,000

$600.00

$200,000

$800.00

$250,000

$1000.00

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$350,000

$1400.00

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$400,000

$1600.00

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6 bdrms raised bungalow with 3 walk-outs, updated kitchen, tiled entry with w/o to deck, 3 large bdrms, one with walkout to covered deck & mature backyard, bsmt has 3 bdrm in-law suite, generates income that helps pay the mortgage, newer windows, ceramic floors & driveway. Well maintained home, close to schools & 404. Bsmt rents for $1050 and tenants would like to stay. 4812_GROBBINS_7002

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94 ACRE HOBBY FARM

Turn key freestanding automotive repair business w/multi-use. Price includes well maintained custom brick bungalow, 5 bdrms w/ finished bsmt. Hardwood floors, great hwy exposure w/ Hwy Commercial Zoning. 40 x 48 shop on 1.25 acres, 1920 sqft with office & waiting room. 3 service bays, 16’ ceiling, 12’ roll-up doors. Established for 18 yrs. High traffic location. Large amount of well-maintained equipment. 4812_GROBBINS_7004

3 bedroom bungalow with sunroom walk-out bsmt double car garage, on 94 acres picturesque hobby farm with 2 storey heated barn, garage & other outbuildings offer potential for horses or other farm ventures (including fruit & vegetable garden). Escape the city as a weekend getaway or permanent home! Private country retreat with over 50 acres of mixed forest & trails including 4500 Christmas trees. With walk out from lower level, open concept kitchen/dining, hardwood floors. 4812_GROBBINS_7005

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Highly in demand, prestige Ennisclaire building, 1900 sq. ft. 2 bedrooms, den, solarium, sunken living room, floor to ceiling windows, many updates, great view, amazing amenities, gated, conceirge, and so much more.

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oliday season strikes fear in the hearts of many. Instead of visions of sugar plums we get visions of mad mall dashes, credit card bills and lots of cleaning to do. Put years past behind you and make a few simple changes. These tips will help replace the holiday stress with holiday joy.

›› Avoid gifts that clutter Give gifts that can be consumed rather than those that take up space. Consider giving candles, gourmet food baskets, vintage wines, fresh floral arrangements, jams and jellies, etc. Gift certificates are also appreciated by those who want to streamline their homes. ›› Clear away the ‘everyday’ For more impact and less clutter, remove your everyday decorative items from tabletops and mantles before you display your holiday decorations. You can store them temporarily in the boxes that held your decorations. ›› Under-decorate If you find it overwhelming to decorate every room of your home for the holidays, consider a new approach. Decorate the one or two rooms you’ll use the most over the season and see how you feel. Chances are you and your family won’t miss the extra knick-knacks and you may even enjoy the holidays more because you’ll be less stressed. You will be especially appreciative when it comes time to take down the decorations and put them away.

›› Help for the host Hosting a holiday soirée this year? Don’t be a superhero – accept help. Make it a potluck. People enjoy contributing and it makes the meal more interesting. While you’re at it, consider putting your kids to work during the event or hiring students to help out. They can take coats as guests arrive, freshen up the appetizer plates and load the dishwasher. They’ll be learning valuable skills and perhaps making some extra money and you’ll be a more relaxed and joyful host!

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is to put all your purchases on one credit card and only use that card for gift-buying; with most cards you can track your spending by viewing the balance online. ›› Guilt-free Holidays Take a day to catch up on unfinished business like filing, returning calls, etc. Most of these ‘loose ends’ take only a few minutes, but are put off because they don’t seem urgent. However, you still worry about getting them done, and it takes up space in your brain. Eliminate these energy leaks and you will be free to enjoy your holidays. Hire help if you need to. ›› Pick a calendar that works Invest time in choosing the right calendar system for you. Go to an office supply store and take a few minutes to look through the options. Are you a visual person who prefers a paper-based planner or a digital person who relates to an app or a computer program? Do you like a large desk blotter-type calendar or does a pocket-sized appointment book make more sense? Which format do you prefer: day-, week, or month-at-a-glance? Making the best decision for you now will pay off many times over the new year.

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› Check for wear on the electrical cord. If it’s damaged, replace the entire unit or have the cord replaced by a qualified repairperson. › Keep it clean by dusting or vacuuming it regularly. Always turn the unit off first. › Keep the heater clear of furniture, rugs and drapes to allow free air movement and avoid overheating. › Look for certified third-party verification marks like CSA Group’s certification mark. This shows that the heater complies with recognized safety standards. › Turn the heater down or off before going to sleep and keep it out of pathways and well away from bedding and clothes. Turn it off when leaving the house. › Install a smoke alarm in the room with the space heater. › Have working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms installed throughout the home. You can find more safety tips at csaholiday.com. NC


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Absolutely gorgeous 3 bdrm family home in a Meadowville Village. In family friendly neighbourhood. Spacious open concept main floor with powder room, gleaming hardwood floor in Living and Dining rooms. Upgraded with lots of storage cabinets and centre island. Patio door to a queen sized deck & fully size backyard. Master bdrm with ens W/I closet. Showâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like a model suite!

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Gorgeous edge loft situated in highly sought after Riverdale neighbourhood. This property is available for immediate occupancy or for a great investment opportunity. It is only minutes from the Don Valley Parkway as well as walking distance to many restaurants, shops, grocery stores and retailers in the area. Must see 10 ft. ceilings and open concept living with access to your own rooftop garden and patio with view of the entire city! To view call Tyler 416-992-2721. 4812_SHERWINS_2332

Detached stunning 2 1/2 storey reno. Awesome Living, Dining, kitchen and entertaining area w/new hardwood, high ceilings, halogen lights, granite counter. Beautiful deck. New siding, washroom, updated roof, furnace, wiring, plumbing, windows. Steps to TTC. Call Tyler to view 416-992-2721.

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Beautiful home in quiet neighbourhood area. 3 bdrm., 2 bath, kitchen with marble countertop and marble floor. Built-in appliances. Jacuzzi in basement. New roof, new furance, 2 stove, 2 fridge, washer, dryer and gorgeous garden with two cherry trees and pear trees.

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Stunning and immaculate, family home in family oriented neighbourhood. Very good location. Close to Hwys, shopping, churches and schools. Home features: Hardwood flooring throughout, master bedroom with ensuite bath. Interlocking walkway. Interlocking backyard. Lovely cedar. Covered deck for your enjoyment. Eat- in kitchen with walkout to deck. Call today!

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or some first-time homebuyers, the decision comes easily. Maybe it’s been your long-held dream to own a home, and you’ve succeeded in saving enough money for a healthy down payment. Or perhaps you’re fortunate enough to have family financial support ease your entry into the housing market. For others, the decision requires careful consideration. You may have concerns about financial obligation, the responsibility of upkeep or being “tied down.” Maybe you’ve just landed your first significant job, and the idea of home ownership has only recently taken root in your imagination. Or perhaps you’ve been renting for 20 years and dread the thought of writing yet another cheque to help pay off the landlord’s mortgage – but you’re worried about biting off more than you can chew. Numerous factors will influence your decision, but I’d encourage the fence-sitters among you to consider two overarching questions. Firstly, how strongly do you feel about owning your own home? While it’s possible to live perfectly well while renting a good space, many of us find that home ownership is important to our sense of comfort, security and identity. Certainly, there’s also a sense of satisfaction in watching your home equity (that is, the amount of the home that you own outright) increase with every mortgage payment. As a solid investment, a home is hard to beat. How many investments provide shelter and comfort to the investor up until the time of sale? Finally, there’s the big payoff – ultimately, you will own your home outright, and monthly payments will be a distant memory. That’s a luxury that renters simply don’t have. This brings us to the second, more crucial question: can you afford it? Remember, your first home needn’t be a palace. Assuming that you’re steadily employed, and don’t plan to move again shortly, the purchase of a modest condominium or house is nearly always a smart move. You may even find mortgage payments surprisingly affordable when set next to your rent.

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Having said that, it’s important to consider additional ownership costs: property taxes, utilities, condo fees, insurance and maintenance. I strongly suggest that you talk with a mortgage broker or bank representative for help designing a realistic home budget. I can assure you of this: if home ownership is close to your heart, you’ll find a way.

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Icon by Tridel. This corner suite offers a sun filled Living and Dining combined with an open concept kitchen. This is a huge space rarely found in today’s market! The Living, Dining and kitchen is great for work or entertaining. The suite has high quality hardwood floors throughout and a nice balcony with access from both bedrooms. Suite approx. 1250 sq ft + balcony ****EXTRAS**** Great layout. Great area in The Heart of The Entertainment District. Amongst The New Ritz Carlton, Sotto Met + Shangri-La. Close to Downtown & Financial.

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$199,900 ATTENTION FIRST TIME BUYERS! Reno’d 3 bdrm Century home. All wiring/plumbing updated. Main floor laundry. Plenty of cupboards in oversized family kitchen with walk-out to 165’ lot with gazebo & hot tub. Steps to Schools & Shopping.....Don’t dealy! Call today! 4812_DKA_0071

$256,900 SHINING AND SPOTLESS Renovated 3 bdrnm/2 bath with hardwood & new porcelair floors, freshly painted, updated kitchen cabinets & counters, new windows, high vaulted ceiling & walkout. To patio. Steps to Schools, Shopping & TTC.....Call Anna or Jerzy Today! 4812_DKA_0074

$359,900 ESCAPE TO NATURE! 3 Years new and loaded with upgrades....Hardwood floors throughout entire house, crown molding, oak staircase, ceramic flooring, eat-in family kitchen with walkout to fully fenced yard backing onto forest....Move in and enjoy tranquility & privacy.

BRIGHT & SPACIOUS! Large 3 bdrm 3 bath end unit with updated kitchen & newer flooring. Family room with fireplace & walkout to balcony. Sunken Living room features French doors walkout to deck & fully fenced yard.....Hurry this will not last!

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$288,500 IN THE HEART OF WOODBRIDGE! Live in the Good Life in this gorgeous 2 bdrm fully renovated unit. New hardwood floors & washroom, new high end kitchen featuring granite counters & electrolux appliances. Private terrace with gas bbq hookup....Just move in and enjoy!

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EXCEPTIONAL VALUE Absolutely gorgeous 3 bdrm townhouse conveniently located in the heart of Scarborough. Bright & spacious. Freshly painted with neutral colours. Laminated floors through-out. Large master bdrm with 4 pc ensuite....Don’t wait! 4812_DKA_0078

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$249,000 COZY AND COMFORTABLE 3 bdrm/2 bath raised bungalow in quiet family friendly neighbourhood. Large kitchen, open concept Living and Dining rooms. Finished basement, attached 2 car garage. Close to Schools and Transit....Don’t miss this opportunity! Call Today!

$220,000 EVEN THE PRICE IS BEAUTIFUL! Stunning 3 bdrm/2 bath freehold townhouse. Large bright modern kitchen with plenty of cabinet & counter space. Steps to Shopping, Schools, Public Transit & 401. Private backyard with custom built deck...Just move in & enjoy!

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POWER OF SALE Great value - One of the biggest corner unit in the complex. 3 bdrm/2 baths, private deck & balcony, excellent for extended family. Very bright & spacious, TTC at the door steps....To view call Jerzy or Anna today.

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$549,900 LAVISH LIFESTYLE! Simply spectacular. This 6 bed/4 bath home has it all...heated ceramic flooring, hardwood floors, oak staircase, California shutters, fireplace, high end appliances. Finished basement with multimedia room.....Call to arrange your own private viewing!

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$369,900 SHOWS LIKE A MODEL HOME Outstanding 3+1 bdrms/3 bath home features large eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, California shutters, pot lights, vaulted ceiling, fireplace, master bdrm with 5 pc ensuite....Call Today!!! Tomorrow may be too late!

ABSOLUTES TEAL! Large 3+1 bdrm townhouse. Finished basement, large eat-in kitchen. Amazing location, TTC at the door, close to schools, shopping and 401....Why would you pass this one up?

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$479,999 BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Location, Location, Location... Lovely semi-detached within walking distance to Danforth Subway. Only minutes to the Beach. Renovated large modern kitchen. 1 bedroom apartment in the basement... Call now before it’s sold!

BRIMLEY/DANFORTH Large bungalow in sought after area in Scarborough. Updated kitchen with breakfast bar. Separate entrance to 1 bedroom apartment in the basement. Great income potential. Steps to TTC, Schools & Shopping. Call Anna or Jerzy today!

$489,500 TREAT YOURSELF TO THE BEST Over 3,000 sqft. 4 bdrm/3 bath executive home. Hardwood floors, gas fireplace, open concept eat-in kitchen with centre island, 9 ft. ceilings, master bdrm with spa-like ensuite...Your Dream Home Awaits! Call to arrange your own Private Viewing!

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PICTURE PERFECT! Fabulous is an understatement... 5 bdrm/3 bath bungalow features huge kitchen with granite counters, finished basement, hardwood floors, fireplace, stunning backyard with custom built deck, inground pool & a hot tub! Entertainer’s Delight. Call Today!!!

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$849,900 ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!! Spectacular custom built 4 bdrm home in Waterfront Community. Top of the line everything. Hardwood floors, 9 ft. ceilings. Open concept, granite countertops, potlights, pillars, huge master boasts spa-like ensuite....Call now before it’s sold!

DEAL OF THE MONTH Brand new 3 bdrm/3 bath home in family oriented neighbourhood. Modern open concept layout. Eat-in kitchen, hardwood floor, gas fireplace. Master bdrm with 4 pc ensuite....Your best opportunity today! Call now! 4812_DKA_0083

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$129,900 ATTENTION 1ST TIME BUYERS! Gorgeous 3 bdrm + den corner unit! Master bdrm with 4 pc ensuite with Jacuzzi tub. Open concept layout. Kitchen with breakfast bar. Panoramic views!..... Take a look at this one fast, it will not last!!!

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BRIAN & SHEPPARD Wow!!! 4 level backsplit, 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 baths, family rm, fireplace, finished in law suite with walkout, hardwood & ceramic floors. Well landscaped. Close to great schools, parks, Fairview Mall, 401/404. A must see! Priced @ $698,000.

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DANFORTH SUBWAY Detached newly updated, open concept, main flkoor, 4 bedroom, 2 full washrooms, eat in kitchen, lower level family room, hardwood & ceramic floors, parking and much more. Close to schools, parks & shops. Priced at $688,800.

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t’s that time of the year – friends are gathering, family is arriving, the food is cooking, the presents are stacking and you are hosting a highly anticipated holiday event. In our house, the holiday party is a not-to-miss affair; I take this season very seriously and expect nothing less from my guests. It’s the one time of the year where everyone clears their schedules and unites together. Much like interior decorating, we suggest planning your holiday décor in advance. Decorating for the holidays goes beyond just dressing your tree and hanging the lights. It also means setting your holiday table, decorating your entrance and creating a festive atmosphere around your house, especially if you are expecting guests. Prepare yourself for the amount of guests, the length of their stay and how many events you’ll be hosting. If you’re not hosting but rather attending, you still may want to make your home look and feel festive. The same principles apply to decorating your home day-to-day as they do to decorating your home for the holidays. The most important rule of design is consistency. Allow your holiday décor to reflect, in this case, a new season and embrace the spirit of the holidays.

For luxurious touches, what screams luxe more than glitzy gold or shimmering silver? BY CLARE KUMAR

Start with a theme. Usually, I would say to stay away from any themed décor however, when it comes to the holidays I say, “Go wild!” Generally there is an excitement when it comes to the holidays and when entertaining I like to bring that excitement out in the details. For luxurious touches, what screams luxe more than glitzy gold or shimmering silver? You can add silver-rimmed wine or champagne glasses accompanied with gold leaf charge plates at the dinner table. This year, we suggest mixing your metals; you don’t just have to choose one.

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When it comes to tabletop décor, a real statement comes from adding volume and height with various vignettes Want to try a new spin on traditional hues? You can incorporate royal jewel tones like emerald green and deep amethyst with silver accents and create your own classic design. However, if it’s fresh and modern décor you’re ready to implement, try black and white punctuated with crystal accessories or gold finishes. Incorporate things that are simple with something somewhat special. It could be your grandmother’s antique china mixed in with modern flatware, or historic family ornaments decorated in new apothecary glass vases. When it comes to tabletop décor, a real statement comes from adding volume and height with various vignettes. If you want to leave your dining table strictly for tableware, then decorate around the room or on the buffet table. You can add one large centrepiece in the middle and several smaller ones around the room or across the table. While flowers are typically thought of as common centrepieces, we like to add contemporary details like birch trees cut down to size, faux antlers, lots of candles and even fur throws on dining seats. Whether it’s Christmas, Chanukah or New Year’s Eve – be sure to deck your halls, dress your mantle, accessorize your tree, and set your tabletop.

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ou chose the right Realtor, the right neighbourhood, and the right home to suit your lifestyle. The terms have been negotiated, the necessary forms have been completed and all that’s left to do is pack and unpack the boxes. Unpacking is often an afterthought in the moving process, but a little work before you move will contribute to you getting to enjoy your new home sooner. Preparation should begin well in advance of your transaction. If you are selling your current home, make it more marketable and rid your space of unwanted goods by recycling, donating, or selling them online. This will also pay off when you are ready to move, as there will be less to pack Many pieces can also be packed ahead of time by renting a moving container that can be kept on your property. Alternatively, you can enlist a moving company to pack for you, and arrange temporary storage at a facility if you need it. Regardless of who does the packing, ensure you have an inventory list of boxes and their contents. One box should include cleaning supplies and essential tools like a utility knife, screwdrivers, nails and a hammer. Speaking of essentials, prepare a box of everything you need for the first few nights like snacks, drinks, a change of clothes, toiletries and pet supplies. It should be the last to leave and the first to be unpacked.

Housework is usually needed before you break open the boxes and procrastinating on this step will only add stress in the long term. If you foresee it as a roadblock, employ professional cleaners prior to your move. Bear in mind that cleaning each room on your own also offers a good opportunity to start a list of needed fix-ups. Once you’re ready to bring in the boxes, move them efficiently by taking them directly to the rooms for which they are labeled. There is a reason that kitchens and bathroom renovations provide the best return on investment: they’re key to the enjoyment of our homes. Tackle them first, beginning by lining the cupboards. Put linens for each bed in clear, separate bags; if you have a family, set each member to work on their bedroom, emphasizing the importance of an organized closet. Sketch or obtain plans of your new home before your move, and arrange furniture based on them. Designating the right person for the job certainly

applies to setting up electronics; do so to ensure valuable time isn’t wasted. Garages and storage spaces are underrated in terms of the importance they have in helping a home run efficiently. Take your time organizing these areas to achieve the best possible functionality. Depending on the season and your housing type, you may also want to set up the barbecue in order to cook without creating dirty dishes. Break down boxes as you unpack them and reduce your environmental footprint by reselling or recycling your packing materials where possible. Finally, take some time out for walks in your new neighbourhood. Just like efficient unpacking, getting involved with neighbours and community events will add to the enjoyment of your new home. For more tips on how to achieve a smooth transition, talk to a Greater Toronto Realtor and visit torontorealestateboard.com

Ann Hannah is the President of the Toronto Real Estate Board, a professional association that represents 34,000 Realtors in the Greater Toronto Area.

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RICHMOND HILL TOWN

Gorgeous 4 bed executive home offers granite, hardwood and marble finishes throughout. Huge family kitchen with S/S appliances, centre island and double door access to covered porch. Master bath retreat with amazing spa like quality. Lower level has 2 bed in-law suite with private walk-up, income potential. Detached garage, gated driveway, two exterior gas line hook ups. Fabulous location, mins to Yorkdale and subway. This is a turn-key property, ready for a buyer with 4812_BSONG_2001 discerning taste.

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Beautiful home on a great Churchill Meadow area. Move in condition. Very well kept home. Tastefully decorate, ceramic tiles in the foyer & kitchen, entrance from the garage to home. Beautiful deck in the backyard. Covered front veranda. 3 spacious bedrooms. Large master bedroom with full ensuite bath & large walk in closet. Close to schools, parks, library, transit, shopping. Just minutes from Highway 403 & 207 Etr. This house is situated in the best possible location you could ask for!! Close to schools (St. Joseph, Streetsville Secondary, Hazel Mccallion Public School). Minutes away from Rivergrove Community Centre & Streetsville GO & local transit. Walking distance to plazas & D.T. Streetsville. Very spacious floorplan with 4 car parking in the driveway. Freshly painted. Separate entrance to the basement is a possibility.

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re you dreaming of spending summers at a lakefront cottage? Or maybe you’ve always wanted to own a condo as an investment? Whatever your reason for wanting to purchase a second property, knowing your financing options before you buy is crucial to avoid surprises down the road. “Financing the purchase of a second property can be complicated at first glance,” says Farhaneh Haque, regional sales manager, Mobile Mortgage Specialists, TD Canada Trust. “A team of experts such as your mortgage lender, real estate agent or builder and insurer can take you through the process and help you decide what you can afford.” Three things to consider: 1. YOU MAY BE ABLE TO USE THE EQUITY IN YOUR HOME AS A DOWN PAYMENT FOR YOUR SECOND PROPERTY. Using this equity you’ve built up is one way to contribute to the minimum 25-per-cent down payment required for investment and cottage properties.

2. IF YOU NEED FINANCING, SET UP A NEW MORTGAGE FOR YOUR SECOND PROPERTY. ALSO, YOU MUST HAVE SUFFICIENT INCOME TO CARRY ALL DEBTS, INCLUDING YOUR PRIMARY RESIDENCE. For most investment and vacation properties, financing can be provided using a standard mortgage. All of the different options and terms available when financing your primary residence are also available on your second property. 3. MOST INSURANCE POLICIES FOR VACATION HOMES ARE “NAMED PERILS” VERSUS “COMPREHENSIVE” POLICIES. Named perils means you have protection for specific risks named in the policy such as fire or smoke damage. Other risks like water damage or vandalism can be more difficult or expensive to obtain coverage for because there isn’t someone living there year round, which increases the security risk. Insurers such as TD Insurance will work with you to determine what the best policy is for you and explain what each term means.he cut through the plastic gas line feeding his house. Such mistakes are not only costly and annoying, they’re dangerous. More information is available online at tdcanadatrust.com. NC

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ecent mortgage rule changes from the federal government make it more challenging for people to buy investment properties, but if you have the cash and know what you’re doing, opportunities await. Buying an investment property is different than buying a primary residence, and it’s about more than down payment requirements. Rule number one when you’re setting out as an investor is to take a long-term view with an emphasis on generating positive cash flow. Your strategy should be to buy, hold and rent the property to generate income over and above your mortgage costs, while building equity over time. Achieving positive cash flow means renting out the property for more than the monthly costs. But once you include condo fees, taxes, insurance, property management fees, maintenance and advertising, the financial picture can look different. If you can generate positive cash flow, the benefits are three-fold: you pocket the surplus; you build long-term equity while someone else pays down your mortgage; and when you go to sell, you gain from any value appreciation in the property. With the federal government’s changes to mortgage rules, as of April 19 buyers need a minimum 20-percent down payment for investment properties. On the plus side, you have to borrow less and your monthly payments are lower. For example, if you buy a condo for $200,000 and put down 20 per cent, or $40,000, your basic mortgage amount would be $160,000. At an annual interest rate of 5.25 per cent over a 30-year amortization, your monthly mortgage payment is $878.

As an investor/landlord, you will want to pay attention to vacancy rates, which Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC) summarizes, along with average rents, in its twice-annual rental market reports. An increasing rate means rental supply is growing and renters have more to choose from, and you, as a landlord, may have trouble renting out your property or increasing the rent. Declining vacancy rates are music to your ears, because that means supply is tightening and your property may be in higher demand. A vacancy rate between two and three per cent is generally considered a balanced market, meaning supply of rentals is appropriate for the demand. Anything below that level is ideal. Like real estate prices, rental markets vary between specific areas, or even streets. It’s necessary to do your research to determine which areas have a tight supply. Look for areas with strong economic fundamentals: job growth, population influx, average income growth and increasing property purchase prices. Other influences in value appreciation are proximity to mass transit, shopping, schools and amenities. Ultimately, you want a property that appeals to potential owners, not just renters, because if you can’t sell it to someone else one day, you won’t be able to take advantage of any increase in value. How to set the “right” rent – high enough to yield positive cash flow, but not so high you price yourself out of the rental market for the area? First, find out what comparable units in the area rent for by checking sources where landlords advertise. You can also check provincial rent registry databases, along with CMHC’s rental market reports. Downtown properties might be your first choice as a location for an investment condo. The location no doubt appeals to a lot of renters, but it’s also where average prices are higher and therefore less affordable than out of the city core. This makes achieving positive cash flow more difficult, because you might not be able to rent out your unit for what you need to cover your mortgage and expenses. You might have better luck buying in some of the outlying areas, where, due to transportation improvements, tenants can live but work downtown and still have a reasonable commute.

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RICHMOND HILL Custom built home. Private treed lot court ravine location. 7 yrs new. 9’ ceiling & 8’ doorways. Custom cornice mouldings & trim work. Pot lights. Huge kitchen w/granite counter. Interlock walkway & patio. 4812_GROBBINS_2_0050


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area. Again, moisture can be an issue in sub-ground spaces, so consider water-resistant options such as stained concrete, natural stone or porcelain tiles. If you are working on a budget, you may also look at today’s laminate and vinyl tile options, which are available in a wide variety of finishes and styles; some even imitate the popular look of hardwood and luxurious stone. Carpeting is also a great option to make a space cozier, but be sure to have an adequate sub-floor in place to avoid water damage and replacement down the road. Add bright area rugs or mats at the garage entrance or stairwell to give the room a warm, welcoming feel. FURNITURE No matter how you plan to use your new living space, some sort of furniture update is likely in the cards. Whether it’s a game room, family area, playroom or man cave, you’ll need solutions for seating, storage and entertainment. Even if you don’t have the budget to invest in new furniture, you can

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easily make old pieces or garage sale finds like-new. Sand and refinish wooden pieces, or paint them a matte colour for a more modern look. Reupholster an old sofa or simply purchase a furniture slipcover for an instant fix. Recover old chair and couch cushions, and add decorative pillows and throws for a stylish flair. LIGHT Basements don’t offer much natural light, so updating this space will probably call for a significant lighting overhaul. If your ceiling itself calls for a makeover, installing recessed or overhead lights in the process shouldn’t be too much of a hassle. If you don’t plan on redoing the basement ceiling, you can avoid the complications of electrical rewiring and instead use a variety of standing lights, table lamps and wall sconces to brighten even the darkest of lower levels. By focusing on a few key areas of basement space, you’ll have a brand new room to enjoy. NC


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Ten bright safety tips to light up your holiday season

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he holidays are almost here and for many it’s a time to “deck the halls” and “trim the tree.” Decorating the house inside and out with strings of bright lights and other colourful decorations is part of celebrating the season. It’s a special occasion to enjoy with family and friends, but it’s also a time to be careful. To stay safe and avoid electrical hazards around your home, the Ontario Ministry of Consumer Services offers these tips:

›› Use only approved electrical products that meet Canadian standards and carry the mark of a recognized certification agency like the Canadian Standards Association or similar group. ›› Always read manufacturers’ instructions and follow ratings on electrical products for indoor and outdoor use.

›› Holiday lights are not designed for year-round use and can deteriorate over time. Check them thoroughly for wear or damage before use and store them carefully when not in use. ›› If you find broken lights or cracked sockets, replace them. Don’t risk a potential electrical shock or fire. ›› If electrical cords are frayed or split, discard them. Damaged cords can expose electrical wires and may lead to electrical shock or fire. ›› When putting up your lights and decorations, don’t run extension cords through doorways, windows or high-traffic areas without covering them or protecting from potential damage. ›› Indoors or out — never overload electrical outlets, power bars or circuits.

HOLIDAY LIGHTS ARE NOT DESIGNED FOR YEAR-ROUND USE AND CAN DETERIORATE OVER TIME. CHECK THEM THOROUGHLY FOR WEAR OR DAMAGE BEFORE USE AND STORE THEM CAREFULLY WHEN NOT IN USE. ›› Always plug outdoor-rated extension cords into a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) receptacle installed in accordance with the Ontario Electrical Safety Code. If the outlet is not GFCI-protected, buy and use a portable GFCI outlet adapter. ›› Stay clear – at least three metres (10 feet) — of overhead power lines when decorating outdoors and using ladders. ›› Always turn off or unplug holiday lights and other decorations before you go to bed or leave the house. Make the most of the holiday season. Have fun and enjoy putting up lights and decorations around your home, but be careful and follow these tips to stay safe. More information is available at ontario.ca/consumerservices andesasafe.com. NC

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make your move

how to pack

seasonal decorations B Y DA N H O P K I N S

Holiday preparations such as tree trimming, present wrapping and hanging lights help get us in the holiday spirit and are lots of fun. But thoughtful packing of seasonal decorations and materials at the end of the holidays for the next year, can keep the fun in what is for some, a stressful time.

In other words, it pays to plan, even 12 months ahead. Careful packing and organization prevents damage and breakage, and ensures you can find everything next year. It is worth taking the extra time to organize and preserve your decorations for next year. Here are some tips to keep in mind while packing away holiday decorations: DELICATE ITEMS › Wrap breakables in paper or bubble wrap. Do not use newspaper - the print may wear off on ornaments. Use tissue or packing paper. Instead of throwing away used paper or junk mail, run it through a paper shredder, it makes great packing filler. › Decorations that contain photographs or food should be sealed in an air tight bag to keep them safe. Sealing photos preserves them and the scent from any food item will attract insects or mice wherever they are stored. › Boxes with dividers are best to pack ornaments in. There are cardboard boxes made especially for fragile items. They come 58 RESALE HOME & CONDO GUIDE GTA CENTRAL EAST | DEC 1, 2012 - JAN 26, 2013

with adjustable inserts that forms individual cells for delicate items. › Keep extra hangers, hooks and ornament parts in a labelled bag or box. LIGHTS › To prevent tangles, wrap lights around empty gift wrapping paper tubes. › Leave the plug accessible by taping the ends of the light strands to the end of the tube. Next year you can quickly test the lights before unwinding them. › Store coloured lights in a dark place to prevent fading – especially blues, greens and purples. WRAPPING PAPER › Hanging garment bags provides good storage for wrapping paper rolls. Use outside pockets for gift tags, cards and tissue paper. › To protect used rolls of paper, cut an empty wrapping paper tube from end to end and slide it over the roll. › Ribbons and bows can be saved and reused, pack loosely so they keep their shape. SOME OTHER CONSIDERATIONS › Wrap holiday candles individually in cellophane and store in a cool place so they do not melt together. › Pack an “open first” box. Place the decorations you use first in here with essentials such as extension cords. › Use a “Wardrobe Box” to hang and store seasonal clothing that you only wear twice a year like that special snowman sweater from your mother-in-law or that flashing Christmas tie. This way you can find it, wear it, and store it away on a hanger easily. › If you haven’t used a decoration in a few years donate it. If it is damaged, get rid of it. › Take special care if you are storing your items in a damp area like your basement. Don’t store boxes near sources of heat and moisture. › The most important tip is to label every box. The more detailed the description, the easier it will be to find things. Use different colours to distinguish different holidays. For example, use orange for Halloween, brown for Thanksgiving, and red or green for Christmas. › Take a digital photo of special care items like snow globes or wreaths, print them off on regular paper and tape the photo to the outside of the box as an easy description of what’s inside.

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Considerations for

buying foreign property B Y J A Y S O N S C H WA R Z

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anadian winters being what they are, many of us like to flee for either the short term or long term to the sun, sand and heat whenever we get a chance. While we are enjoying the warmth, we are often drawn to the siren song of homeownership at our favourite destination. Maybe it’s the urge to plan for retirement, additional income or the certainty of having a place of your own to come back to year after year, but one thing is for sure, Canadians have never been more interested in owning foreign property than now. Thanks to low interest rates and a stable economy, Canadians have the upper hand and the world knows it. However, homeownership in another jurisdiction means a slew of considerations that are complex and at times overwhelming. In the U.S., for example, there are estate tax issues that come up, and you may require a specially designed Trust to avoid Uncle Sam as a partner with you or your kids after your death. There are issues of law if the country does not have a British system and if it’s run on civil or Napoleonic law; Martinique and St. Martin are examples. There may be other issues of property ownership such that foreign nationals may only be able to lease, not own. The next issues relate to the vendor. Are you purchasing from a reputable organization? If it is a condo, how are you sure the developer will be around if things go wrong? What guarantees are there on your deposits if they go broke and does not finish the project? It sounds like a lot to think about… but it was so easy to sign up during the tour. So, really, what are you buying? Are you buying a timeshare, outright ownership or a long-term lease?

Jayson Schwarz LL.M is a Toronto real estate lawyer with Schwarz Law LLP. Email him at schwarz@schwarzlaw.ca, call 416.486.2040, or visit the website at schwarzlaw.ca

HERE IS A LIST OF A FEW QUESTIONS THAT NEED TO BE ANSWERED ON A PRELIMINARY BASIS ON A RESORT OR NEW CONDO PURCHASE BEFORE YOU MAKE ANY OFFER: 1 Location – why are you choosing this location for a second home? 2 How much time will you spend in a typical year in your second home? 3 Will you typically bring friends and family? 4 What are the common fees and how are they set and controlled? 5 What are resales like for the development? 6 What is the legal structure and laws that apply in the country you are looking at purchasing? 7 Would you rent the property, and if yes, what are your expectations and needs on rental income? 8 What security is there for deposits and payments? HERE IS THE LITMUS TEST TO GO FORWARD: A How did the resort or sales centre answer those eight questions? B Did they satisfy you with their knowledge and professionalism? C Did they try to push you into signing something without the opportunity to consult with a lawyer? If those questions are answered to your satisfaction, then you know you are in the right place. If you have an intention to buy, make inquiries and find a lawyer, possibly a referral from your lawyer or friends at home. You need to understand the tax implications of a purchase, and more importantly, the tax impact if you sell for a profit or earn income. As an example Barbados is a Canadian tax treaty partner and you may get favourable consideration on a capital gain or on rental income. Each country is unique and you need a lawyer or accountant to help you figure it all out. Buying a second home in a warm locale is a dream many Canadians share. If the deal is properly structured, the home you purchase can bring years and years of happy memories and, quite possibly, a great return down the road. Good luck. DEC 1, 2012 - JAN 26, 2013 | GTA CENTRAL EAST RESALE HOME & CONDO GUIDE 59


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LESLIE STYLES, FOODIE & TRAVEL AFICIONADO, SHARES SOME DELICIOUS DISHES FOUND ON HER TRAVELS AROUND THE WORLD.

BRAISED LAMB SHANKS

WITH CREAMY POLENTA DIRECTIONS

INGREDIENTS SERVES 4 › 2 cups hot water › 1/2 cup dried porcini mushrooms › 2 large oranges › 8 bay leaves › 6 large rosemary sprigs, and extra for garnish › 8 cloves › 6 tbsp olive oil › 2 cups onions, finely chopped › 4 lamb shanks › 2 cup red wine › 1/4 cup tomato paste › 8 cups chicken broth

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POLENTA

› 2 cups water › 2 cups half and half cream › 1 cup Pecorino cheese, shredded › 1 cup polenta (cornmeal) › 1 tsp salt › 3 tbsp butter

elicious Braised Lamb Shanks are cooked in an aromatic sauce for about two to three hours until the meat is so moist and tender, it’s literally falling off the bone! ‘Braising’, from the french word ‘braiser’, is a cooking method that uses both moist and dry heat. The lamb shanks are first seared in some olive oil to brown the meat and enhance the flavour. They are then simmered in an aromatic liquid of red wine, orange peel, orange juice, rosemary, cloves, bay leaves, tomato paste, sautéed onions and broth, creating the most wonderful sauce. Just before serving, the shanks are basted with the sauce and served over a blanket of silky smooth polenta spiked with cream, butter and cheese. And for a final flourish — a towering sprig of rosemary!

Combine 2 cups hot water and porcini in small bowl and let stand, about 30 minutes. Using a vegetable peeler, remove peel from oranges in long strips. Squeeze juice from oranges, reserving peel and juice. Heat 4 tablespoons olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onions and sauté until golden, about 12 minutes, stirring frequently. Using a slotted spoon, transfer onions to small bowl. Add 2 tablespoons oil to the pot. Sprinkle lamb with salt and pepper and add 2 lamb shanks to the pot. Sauté until brown on all sides, about 10 minutes. Transfer to plate. Repeat with remaining shanks. Return the onions to the pot. Using slotted spoon, add porcini mushrooms and their soaking liquid, leaving any sediment in the bowl. Add orange peel and juice, herbs, wine, and tomato paste. Boil 5 minutes, scraping up browned bits. Return lamb to pot, arranging in single layer. Add broth and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer 30 minutes. Partially uncover pot, and simmer until lamb is tender, about 2 to 2 1/2 hours, turning every 15 minutes. Transfer lamb to a bowl. Tilt pot and spoon fat off top of sauce. Boil until sauce is thick enough to coat spoon lightly and is reduced to 5 cups, about 35 minutes. Discard herbs and orange peel. Season sauce to taste with salt and pepper. Return lamb to pot, spooning sauce over to coat. To make the polenta: In a large saucepan, bring the water, cream and butter to a boil. Add 1 teaspoon of salt to the water and quickly whisk in the polenta. Whisk constantly for 3 to 4 minutes to prevent lumps, until the polenta is thick, smooth, and creamy. Add the Pecorino. Check for seasoning and adjust consistency by adding milk or water to the polenta. Polenta may be made up to 20 minutes ahead of time and kept warm and covered until ready to serve. To serve: Spoon the polenta onto large platter or into individual serving bowls. Arrange lamb on top of the polenta, and spoon some of the sauce around the polenta and serve, garnishing each serving with a spire of rosemary.

Leslie Styles is president of Styles Design Inc., a Toronto-based branding and communications agency, and author of Scrumpdillyicious, a food & travel blog dedicated to all things delicious. She can be reached at stylesdesign.net and scrumpdillyicious.blogspot.com DEC 1, 2012 - JAN 26, 2013 | GTA CENTRAL EAST RESALE HOME & CONDO GUIDE 61


YORK REGION

MARKHAM RICHMOND HILL VAUGHAN AURORA NEWMARKET KING WHITCHURCH-STOUFFVILLE EAST GWILLIMBURY GEORGINA

SIMCOE COUNTY

BRADFORD–WEST GWILLIMBURY NEW TECUMSETH ADJALA TOSORONTIO RURAL ADJALA TOSORONTIO ESSA INNISFIL

MARKET COMMENTARY

Courtesy of Toronto Real Estate Board

YORK REGION / SIMCOE COUNTY

ACTIVE LISTINGS

NEW

SALES

AVG. PRICE

AVG. DAYS ON MARKET

AVG. % LIST PRICE

OCTOBER 2012

4,713

2,694

1,362

568,952

30

97%

OCTOBER 2011

3,669

2,369

1,522

522,820

28

98%

% CHANGE

28%

14%

-11%

9%

7%

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*The following Simcoe County municipalities are included in this table: Adjala-Tosorontio, Bradford West Gwillimbury, Essa, Innisfil, New Tecumseth

WHAT’S AVAILABLE AND WHAT IT COSTS TorontoMLS sales for homes in York Region/Simcoe County were down 11 per cent to 1,362 in October. The average selling price continued to increase on an annual basis and, in fact, was the highest compared to the other GTA regions. “The housing market story in York Region and Simcoe County was similar to that reported for the GTA as a whole. Sales were down and listings were up on a year-over-year basis. However, even with the decline in sales, market conditions remained tight enough to drive strong price growth,” says Jason Mercer, Senior Manager of Market Analysis at the Toronto Real

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Estate Board (TREB). The average selling price in York Region and south Simcoe County, at $568,952, was up by nine per cent in October compared to the same month in 2011. “Buyers with many different housing needs are drawn to York Region and Simcoe, because there exists a continuum of housing from condominium apartments through to singledetached homes on estate style lots. This is why we have continued to see a substantial amount of competition among buyers and sustained price growth,” continues Mercer.


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Luxurious, bright & spacious 1-bdrm, 11-wshr unit on 5th floor in the practically new condo. Beautiful terrace. Open concept. 9â&#x20AC;&#x2122; ceilings. Beautiful dark hardwood floors. Upgraded kitchen with tall cabinets, glass inserts, granite countertop, stainless steel appliances. Locker & parking. Very low maintenance fee. Excellent building with great facilities; indoor pool, gym, sauna 24 hrs security & much more. ... Close to shopping, restaurants, banks, VIVA transit, Markville Mall, 404 & 407 Hwys... ALSO AVAILABLE FOR RENT.

ASKING $284,900 Large & bright CORNER unit, about 1350 sqft, 2+1 bdrm, 2 full wshrms, in Prime Thornhill location! Very clean, in excellent condition. Beautiful laminated floors throughout. Large kitchen with window & pantry. Large bedrooms. Solarium can be used as 3rd bdrm or office. Maintenance fee includes everything! Very well maintained building with excellent facilities: gym, sauna, outdoor, pool, recreation room, tennis court, 24 hrs security gaste.

Shows like a MODEL! $$ in upgrades! Very RICHMOND HILL & modern, open concept, 4-bdrm (YONGE & BROOKSIDE) bright + den, 4-wshr, 3700 sqft, in excellent

neighborhood. Excellent condition. Everything was updated. Laminated floors everywhere. Nice updated kitchen cabinets. All appliances are practically new. Large master-bdrm with ensuite & his/her closet. Direct access from home to garage. Main floor deck & b/yard deck. Close to good schools, park, shopping, transit. 4812_NOBIAB_0012

Stunning freehold townhouse in excellent location! 3-bdr, 3-wshr. Great layout. Open concept. Hardwood floors. Nice family size kitchen with S/S appliances & W/O to sundeck. Very large master-bdrm with W/I closet. Finished w/o basement. Close to transit, shopping & natural trails!

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Very bright & impeccable unit, where you feel yourself warm & comfortable. Very spacious, 1-bdrm, 1-wshr, about 600 sq. ft. unit with balcony & unobstructed panoramic view located in very demand Thornhill City Centre. New high quality laminated floors throughout. Open concept kitchen with granite countertop & breakfast bar. Parking included. Very low maintenance fee. Luxury building with superb recreation facilities: indoor pool, sauna, gym, party room, etc. Steps to Walmart, Promenade Plaza, Park, Restaurants, Transports.

4812_NOBIAB_0008

CONDO, BATHURST/ Very enjoyable & cozy, renovated & beautifully maintained 3+1 bdrms, 2 full wshrms, 1500 sqft STEELS/FINCH CORNER unit with amazing unobstr. view of park.

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condition. Open foyer w/ granite floors. 9â&#x20AC;&#x2122; ceilings, hardwood flrs, potlights, moldings. Den on main floor w/ French door. Large CUSTOM made kitchen with tall cabinets, granite, bsplash & S/S appliances. Fam. room w/ granite mantle gas fireplace. All bdrms have ensuites and W/I closets. Master-bdrm has two W/I closets & Jacuzzi. Safe energy windows. Custom curtains & designer lightnings. Interlock. Sprinkler 4812_NOBIAB_0013

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Luxurious executive 4-bdr, 4-wshr. About 2500 sq.ft. Situated in the best part of Thornhill Woods. Fantastic layout. High ceilings. Hardwood floors on both throughout. Potlights. Gourmet kitchen with granite countertop & S/S appliances. Professionally finished basement with sauna and huge entertaining room. Too many upgrades to mention... Do not miss!

ASKING $699,900

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Near all amenities, Church, School, Shops, TTC and more. 3 bdrms., 2 washrooms, modern kitchen, hrdwd & ceramics thru-out. Appliances. Frank DeTommaso, Sales Rep. 4812_GROBBINS_1_0400

Great property zoned R3 Residential Commercial, many uses professional offices, many improvements past 4 yrs. Great location. Possible future development. Vito Marchese, Broker. 4812_NOBIAB_0001

2 bdrm. corner unit with lots of windows. 2 full washrooms, 2 parking spots, large balcony, 6 appliance, fully upgraded, steps to Vaughan Mills and Canada Wonderland. Louie Laboni, Sales Rep. 4812_GROBBINS_1_0401

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Islington/Steeles. Great investment store with 3 bdrm apartment, great income, call for details. Frank DeTommaso, Sales Rep.

Spacious 2 bdrm condo, 2 baths, fully renovated, new appliances near all amenities, TTC and more. Frank Lopresti, Sales Rep.

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Over 2000 sqft executive townhome, spacious bdrms, large family rm with walk-out to patio, upgraded kit. with 4 new appliances. Steps to all amenities. Joseph Di Bella, Sales Rep. 4812_GROBBINS_1_0900

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VAUGHAN VALLEY

Fantastic building, walk to subway, one bdrm + den, parking and locker. Included, 6 appliances, steps to all amenities. Ralph Garito, Sales Rep.

Gorgeous professionally landscaped ravine lot. Quiet sought out location. 3 spacious bdrms, fam. rm with gas fireplace, 6 appliances, many extras and upgrades. Tony Bruzzese, Sales Rep. 4812_GROBBINS_1_0901

Spacious town home approx. 2300 sq ft. Hrdwd & ceramic floors thru-out, large kit, fam rm with gas fireplace. Great location, 5 appliances, central air and many more upgrades. Sushanti Martakusuma, Sales Rep. 4812_NOBIAB_0002

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BRAMALEA RD/ D/BOVAIRD

Spacious 3 bdrm townhome on great lot. Open concept, large kit with stainless steel appliances, central air, service entrance from garage. Close to all amenities. Joseph Di Bella, Sales Rep. 4812_NOBIAB_0003

Fantastic location steps from subway and all, amenities. Great potential for income property or personal use, fin. bsmt with sep. entrance, 5 appliances. Elizabeth Umbrello, Sales Rep. 4812_GROBBINS_1_0904

Great Brampton location. Quiet Court near Hospital and all amenities. Spacious 4 bdrms, 4 baths, fam. rm with gas fireplace, 6 appliances, central air and vaccum. Great value. Frank Lopresti, Sales Rep. 4812_NOBIAB_0004

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$1,095,000

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Detached For sale $560,000 3 bedrooms, 2 car garage, absolutely move-in conditioon, wood floor, quick closing, FREE inspection & help w/financing

THORNHILL/PROMENADE

YONGE & FINCH EARL HAIG SS AREA 50 FT X 135 FT LOT

Oksana Ilioukevitch

$134,900

RICHMOND HILL

KENNEDY & EGLINTON WALK TO SUBWAY

Full HOUSE for RENT $2375

t Investors dreamland & CUSTOM homes t 3 bedrooms 2-storey 2 baths t Finished basement-apt. with sep. entrance t Open concept main floor, hardwood & fireplace, wood ceiling beams t Amazing park-like backyard t A lot of UPDATES in the house

t 2 bedrooms condo t Absolutely close to everything you may need for a living t Just like new refinished parquet flooring, retiled entry and kitchen floors, freshly painted t Open balcony with quiet exposure t Parking and extra locker/storage t FREE help with financing, 2.65% variable for qualified buyers

4 bedrooms, laminate, 2 car garage, fin. bsmnt with bath & sep. entr.

RICHMOND HILL

Condo for RENT $1800 2 bedrooms, 2 full bath, parking & locker, in great condition, vacant.

$290,000

131 Woodbridge Avenue Woodbridge ON L4L 2S6

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RICHMOND HILL YONGE & HWY 7 t 2 bedrooms, 2 baths t 2 parking & locker t Upgrades: Hardwood, granite,s/s appliances t Higher floor, balcony t Move-in condition t Call for info and viewings

NORTHUMBERLAND, CRAMAHE, EAST OF TORONTO, CLOSE TO HWY 401 t 37 acres - $120,000 t 50 acres - $160.000 t 87 acres - $280.000 HYDRO & PHONE at the property FRONT line

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DURHAM REGION PICKERING AJAX WHITBY OSHAWA CLARINGTON UXBRIDGE SCUGOG BROCK

MARKET COMMENTARY

Courtesy of Toronto Real Estate Board

DURHAM REGION

ACTIVE LISTINGS

NEW

SALES

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AVG. DAYS ON MARKET

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1,209

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339,102

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2,164

1,345

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319,539

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-19%

-10%

10%

6%

-13%

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(TREB’s) Senior Manager of Market Analysis.” The average selling price for Durham in October was $339,102 – up six per cent compared to the same month in 2011. “The Durham existing home market actually tightened in October, with sales increasing and listings decreasing compared to the same time last year. It comes as no surprise that the average selling price grew annually at an aboveinflation pace,” Mercer notes.


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Hrdwd flrs thru-out, from family rm & W/O to balcony from Liv/ Din rm, kitchen w/breakfast bar & S/S appliances, painted thru- out, extremely clean. Prof installed hrdwd flring, walk to Schools, Hiospitals, Shoping & GO Trains, minutes to 401 and water front w/miles of park. Call Debbie 905-428-7677.

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Fantastic opportunity awaits you! Most sought after neighbourhood by The Lake. 9 foot ceilings, crown moulding, gleaming hardwood floors, gorgeous open concept floor plan, walk-out to landscaped garden w/deck and patio, spacious in-law suite + 2 bedrooms & much more. Call Debbie 905-428-7677. 4412_DKA_1_0109

Upgrd eat-in kit w/corian cntrs, 9’ ceilings on main & master retreat w/area, 4 pc ensuite, 2nd flr fam rm/teen retreat, fin bsmt w/spacious open concept rec rm, exe bath, stunning private yard w/2 tier deck, gazebo, hot tub & ing pool. Upgrd drs, 3 car garage, freshly painted, extensive landscaping & much more. Pride of ownership. Call Debbie 905-428-7677. 4412_DKA_1_0111

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Are you, the reader of this ad, and or your spouse, married or common law, on this day ____ of this month ____ of this year____ , seeking the representation and or consultation, of a lawyer of real estate laws?

Real estate lawyers and anyone else you need to buy your condo or home can be found quickly in the Yellow Pages directory or at YellowPages.ca . TM

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BINBROOK - COUNTRY BUNGALOW $394,900 - 3 bedrm all brick home situated on over 1 acre southern exposure lot. Bright eat-in kitchen, spacious living room, fully finished lower level. Oversized garage 31' x 16' & parking for 10 cars. So many Sales Representative, Royalupdates. Call Lisa Tollis, LePage State Realty, Brokerage 905-574-4600 www.LisaTollis.ca 1512_KIMRI_0036

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ROYAL LEPAGE YOUR COMMUNITY REALTY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 FAY TSATSKINA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HOMELIFE VICTORY REALTY INC.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.eugeneandfay.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 FRAN LEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RE/MAX CROSSROADS .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.franlee.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 FRANK LEO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RE/MAX WEST REALTY INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.getleo.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 FRANK LEO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RE/MAX WEST REALTY INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.getleo.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 GARY SHAPRIO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SHAPIRO CHO REAL ESTATE & BUSINESS LAWYERS.. . .www.shapiro.com. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 HAROLD & DANNY BALCHAND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RE/MAX 2000 REALTY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .frontdesk@remax2000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 HOMA SHARIFI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 JAIME MECHADO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PEGASUS FINANCIAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.GTAloans.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 JAYSON SCHWARZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCHWARZ LAW LLP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.schwarzlaw.ca . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 JERZY KLUCZNIK/ANNA SILVA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . REMAX ROUGE RIVER REALTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.annasilva.ca. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 JERZY KLUCZNIK/ANNA SILVA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . REMAX ROUGE RIVER REALTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.gr8toronto.com. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 JOEL LAZARUS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . COLDWELL BANKER TERREQUITY REALTY. . . . . . . . . . .WWW.JOELLAZARUS.COM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 JULIA LAKATS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RE/MAX ROUGE RIVER.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.lakats.net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 KARU KANDIAH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RED CARPET ROYAL .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.homesingtaforsale.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 KARU KANDIAH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RED CARPET ROYAL .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.homesingtaforsale.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 LYNN GAFFEN /WINSTON PERSAUD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . COLDWELL BANKER CASE REALTY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .lgaffern@trebnet.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 MALIK ASHARAF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . REMAX LEADERS .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 MARCUS CHERLI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HOMELIFE BEST-SELLER REALTY .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 MARIE SAMSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . REMAX ROUGE RIVER REALTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.mariesamson.ca . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 MARY PHANG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . COLDWELL BANKER CASE REALTY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .maryphang.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 MEHREEN MIRZA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CENTURY 21 INNOVATIVE REALTY INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.MehreenMirza.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 MIKE MOONEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ROYAL LEPAGE SIGNATURE REALTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.mikemooney.ca. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 MIKE MOSHKRIZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MORTGAGE ALLIANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.mortgagecallrate.com. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 MOFIZUR RAHMAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 NATIONAL REAL ESTATE SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 NEELAM SHARMA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . REMAX EXCEL REALTY INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.ValleyofHomes.ca. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 OKSANA ILIOUKEVITCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . REMAX PREMIER .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 PAULA & BASIL ELLIS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HOMELIFE VISION REALTY / DOMINION LENDING.. . .www.basil-ellis.ca. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 PETER KWAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RE/MAX REALTRON REALTY INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.peterkwan.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 PETER KWAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RE/MAX REALTRON REALTY INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.peterkwan.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 RACHEL/ SHAUL SHARABI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RE/MAX PLATINUM.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.sharabirealty.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 RAVI MAINI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CENTURY 21 PEOPLES CHOICE REALTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 RAZI KHAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CENTURY 21 REGAL REALTY INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.razi.ca. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 RAZI KHAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CENTURY 21 REGAL REALTY INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.razi.ca. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 REESHEMAH TENN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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CENTURY 21 PERCY FULTON LTD.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.MLS.Condos.com. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 SEAN ROLAND. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CENTURY 21 PERCY FULTON LTD.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.MLS.Condos.com. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 SGOVIO-TRAUZZI TEAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TRECO REAL ESTATE LTD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.trecorealestate.com. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 STEPHEN MORANIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SUTTON-SADIE MORANIS REALTY INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.themoranisteam.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 STEVEN SCHMEISER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HOMELIFE/ BAYVIEW REALTY INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.HomelifeBayview.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 TOM COLEMAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CENTURY 21 PERCY FULTON LTD.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.TomColeman.ca . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 TOM COLEMAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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DIRECT: 647.460.0708

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TOTALLY RENOVATED! MOVE-IN BEFORE XMAS! $319,000

IMMACULATE SEMI! MOVE IN BEFORE XMAS! $319,900

Outstanding Renovations! 3 Bdrms! 2 Bath! Brand New Kitchen w/ out to Yard! Granite Counters! Glass Backsplash! Hrdwd Floors! 1248 sq ft! New Electrical, Plumbing, Roof, Furnace, Ducts! CVAC! Large Corner Lot! Close to all kinds of amenities! $100,000 spent in upgrades! Seeing is believing! To view this great place call Arzu @ 647-460-0708

Immaculate Condition! Only 3 years new Energy Star Home! Premium size lot! 3 Bdrms! 3 Baths! Gar! Oak Hrdwd Floors & Stairs! Spacious Flowing Layout! Upgraded Kitchen Cabinets! Centre Island! SS Appliances! CAC! W/out to Fenced Yard! Steps to park! And more... To see a great place call Arzu @ 647-460-0708 for a viewing.

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GORGEOUS WHITBY SHORES HOME! $349,900 Meticulously maintained! 3 Bdrms! 3 Baths! Finished Bsmnt W/Bar! Master Bdrm W/walk-in Closet. Balcony & Ensuite Bath! Gar! CAC! Gas Frplc! California Shutters! High Efficiency Furnace 12’! Fenced Backyard! Hot Tub! Patio! Gazebo! Fire Pit! Walking Distance to GO, Rec. Centre, Shopping, Water Front Trails & Marina! For a house to live and entertain in, call Arzu @ 647-460-0708. View to be stunned. 4812_DKA_0114

10 ACRES! MINUTES TO EVERYTHING! $695,000 Incredible 9.94 Acre Property (333x1301 Ft. Lot!) Over 430,000 Sq. Ft Of Privacy! Spectacular Views! Custom Home! 5+ Bdrm Sidesplit! Overiszed Dble GAR! Finished Bsmt With Separate Office! Separate Workshop & Very Large Storage for Boat, RV, etc! Ideal For A Home Based Business Or Extra Income! Separate Building With Its Own Driveway & Entry! Extremely Rare Find! Ideal For MultiFamily! Creat your Hobby Farm! Don’t miss this opportunity and call Arzu @ 647-460-0708 to book your special viewing! 4812_DKA_0116

IMPECCABLE LOFT BUNGALOW! $379,000 Fantastic Opportunity in a Great Neighbourhood! Det! All Brick & Stone Bungaloft! 4 Bdrms! 3 Full Baths! 2 Car Gar! GDO! CVAC! Expansive Covered Front Porch! Living & Dining + Separate Family Rm W/Gas Frplc & Cathedral Ceilings! & Glass Pocket Doors! Master W/3 Separate Closets & Ensuite bath! Upgraded Kitchen W/Corian countertops & sink! Ceramic flrs & W/out to back yard! Large Study/4th Bdrm On Main Flr W/Semi Ensuite Bath. Fully Fenced Backyard W/Shed! 3 Pc R/I In Bsmt! Close To Schools, Transit, Shopping & Hwy 401/407! For a private viewing call Arzu @ 647-460-0708. 4812_DKA_0115

Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays & Happy New Year 2013 DEC 1, 2012 - JAN 26, 2013 | GTA CENTRAL EAST RESALE HOME & CONDO GUIDE 79


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1st, 2nd & 3rd Mortgages with

DIR: OFF:

416-471-4081 416-742-8000

Century 21 People’s Choice Realty Inc., Brokerage

E-Mail: rmaini07@gmail.com

$309,777

Enjoy the comforts and convenience of the Fletcher’s Meadow Community. Located in a premium Brampton neighbourhood. All brick, semi-detached home. Walk to Fortino’s Shopping Plaza and Mount Pleasant GO Train Station! Absolute stunning. Bright clean, tastefully decorated 3 bedroom semi with 3 washrooms. Main floor laminate floor, beautiful wooden deck in the backyard. Great kit with W/O to private backyard, basement fin w/4trh br and 3 pc bathroom. 4812_NOBIAB_0025

$349,888

NORTHWEST SANDALWOOD PARKWAY

$328,900

Immaculate 3 bedroom semi-detached home with finished basement! Robins Gate Community! 3 spacious bedrooms! Master with his & her closet and semi-ensuite, eat-in kitchen, central air, central vac, W/O to large deck with big backyard. Fabulous starter home! Freshly painted throughout! Laminate flooring. **No Neighbours at the back*******EXTRAS*******Washer, dryer, fridge, stove, B/I dishwasher, elf, all window coverings, garage door opener with remote, CAC, CVAC, newly landscaped front and backyard with newly made deck. 4812_GROBBINS_5000

$389,500

2 Royalcrest Road, Toronto, ON M9V 2L5 Independently Owned and Operated

$333,900

Located in desriable Springdale. Excellent for first time buyers or investment. Close to New Hospital located walking distance to School, Parks and Public Transit, finished basement/fireplace can be used as family room.

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$394,900

$349,900

Gorgeous & well maintained 3 bdrm semidetached in excellent location. Impressive double door entry w/nice welcoming foyer, beautiful kitchen w/breakfast area & W/O to backyard & beautiful deck. Large master bdrm w/4 pc ensuite & his/ hers closet. Another 2 bdrms w/attached washroom as well shows 10!!!! Don’t miss it! Seller is highly motivated. Close to GO Station. 4812_NOBIAB_0027

$399,000

Gorgeous fully detached home right by the Brampton/Mississauga border. Perfect for the First Time Buyer. Located in a very desirable family area at the end of a super quiet cul de sac. Lots of $$$ spent w/ recent renovations. Painted in designer decorator colours, brand new high quality laminate flooring throughout the upper level.

Beautiful spacious 3 bedroom, 3 bath features a large eat in kitchen with ceramic floors. Master bedroom with 4 pc ensuite and his/hers closets. Close to highways, school, shopping centre, bus stop and all other amenities. A must see!

Excellent location - On quiet street. New vinyl casement windows (05), main floor family rm. W/ wood fireplace, combined liv. & din. room. Finished basement with separate entrance, room, full washrooms. Close to Shoppers World, Sheridan College, Transit & Schools.

Look no further! Spacious detached home in The Heart of Brampton. Beautiful double doors greet you to an open concept foyer. Large master bedroom with a spacious closet and 3 pc. ensuite. Basement is finished with a 3 piece washroom with a stand up shower. Well landscaped property, with and large deck in the backyard. Don’t miss this one.

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9741809_4812

1st, 2nd & 3rd Mortgages with

DIR: OFF:

416-471-4081 416-742-8000

Century 21 People’s Choice Realty Inc., Brokerage

E-Mail: rmaini07@gmail.com

$309,777

Enjoy the comforts and convenience of the Fletcher’s Meadow Community. Located in a premium Brampton neighbourhood. All brick, semi-detached home. Walk to Fortino’s Shopping Plaza and Mount Pleasant GO Train Station! Absolute stunning. Bright clean, tastefully decorated 3 bedroom semi with 3 washrooms. Main floor laminate floor, beautiful wooden deck in the backyard. Great kit with W/O to private backyard, basement fin w/4trh br and 3 pc bathroom. 4812_NOBIAB_0025

$349,888

NORTHWEST SANDALWOOD PARKWAY

$328,900

Immaculate 3 bedroom semi-detached home with finished basement! Robins Gate Community! 3 spacious bedrooms! Master with his & her closet and semi-ensuite, eat-in kitchen, central air, central vac, W/O to large deck with big backyard. Fabulous starter home! Freshly painted throughout! Laminate flooring. **No Neighbours at the back*******EXTRAS*******Washer, dryer, fridge, stove, B/I dishwasher, elf, all window coverings, garage door opener with remote, CAC, CVAC, newly landscaped front and backyard with newly made deck. 4812_GROBBINS_5000

$389,500

2 Royalcrest Road, Toronto, ON M9V 2L5 Independently Owned and Operated

$333,900

Located in desriable Springdale. Excellent for first time buyers or investment. Close to New Hospital located walking distance to School, Parks and Public Transit, finished basement/fireplace can be used as family room.

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$394,900

$349,900

Gorgeous & well maintained 3 bdrm semidetached in excellent location. Impressive double door entry w/nice welcoming foyer, beautiful kitchen w/breakfast area & W/O to backyard & beautiful deck. Large master bdrm w/4 pc ensuite & his/ hers closet. Another 2 bdrms w/attached washroom as well shows 10!!!! Don’t miss it! Seller is highly motivated. Close to GO Station. 4812_NOBIAB_0027

$399,000

Gorgeous fully detached home right by the Brampton/Mississauga border. Perfect for the First Time Buyer. Located in a very desirable family area at the end of a super quiet cul de sac. Lots of $$$ spent w/ recent renovations. Painted in designer decorator colours, brand new high quality laminate flooring throughout the upper level.

Beautiful spacious 3 bedroom, 3 bath features a large eat in kitchen with ceramic floors. Master bedroom with 4 pc ensuite and his/hers closets. Close to highways, school, shopping centre, bus stop and all other amenities. A must see!

Excellent location - On quiet street. New vinyl casement windows (05), main floor family rm. W/ wood fireplace, combined liv. & din. room. Finished basement with separate entrance, room, full washrooms. Close to Shoppers World, Sheridan College, Transit & Schools.

Look no further! Spacious detached home in The Heart of Brampton. Beautiful double doors greet you to an open concept foyer. Large master bedroom with a spacious closet and 3 pc. ensuite. Basement is finished with a 3 piece washroom with a stand up shower. Well landscaped property, with and large deck in the backyard. Don’t miss this one.

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1 of a kind backing onto conservation, pro landscaped w/ 2 cabanas, irrigation system, remote controlled iron gate + awning, 45’ custom sundeck w/ glass, Downsview kitchen & custom cabinetry throughout w/ B/I top of the line stainless steel appliances. Complete w/ 4 level elevator. $175K in video + audio, alarm, 1400 bottle wine cellar, over 350 pot lights. Prof decorated & painted. Too much to mention!!!

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STUNNING CUSTOM BUILT 6000+ SQFT MANSION! Soaring front entry way with a beautiful staircase and a warm and inviting double sided gas fireplace. The gourmet kitchen is sure to please every cook with stunning granite counter tops, top of the line stainless steel appliances & W/O to deck. Only the finest in finishes; Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, granite, pot lights, 10’ ceilings on main floor & 9’ ceilings on 2nd. Great layout, formal living & dining room. Large family room. Luxurious master w/ 7 pc ensuite with a gas fireplace & dressing rm. Spacious bedrooms.

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FALL IN LOVE WITH THIS LUXURIOUS CUSTOM BUILT 4 BEDROOM HOME Beautiful landscaping, hardwood and ceramic flrs throughout. Eat-in kitchen, granite counters, custom cabinetry, skylit solarium w/walk-out to patio, skylit upper landing & skylit ensuite in the master. Horseshoe drive. Prime location - close to Centrepoint Mall, Shops, TTC & Schools. This spectacular home is a must see!

999,000

AWARD WINNING NEW CUSTOM BUILT MASTERPIECE! This private mansion sits on 1 acre lot, features a 5 car heated garage, 10 ft ceilings on main floor & 9 ft ceilings in basement & 2nd level. Heated floors in basement. Over 5000 sqft of luxurious living space awaits you. Dream kitchen w/ large centre island & breakfast bar. Strip hardwood floors throughout. 3 fireplaces, crown mouldings, smooth ceilings, oak staircase w/iron spindles, finest of finishes used in this home.

1,599,000

A GENUINE SOPHISTICATED & MODERN COUNTRY ESTATE Open concept mn flr adorned w/ crown mouldings, pot lights, marble flring, decorative pillars, art niches & grand swooping staircase. Large family kit w/ granite counters & large breakfast bar. 2nd level w/ 3 sky lights, family room w/ panoramic views & vaulted ceilings. Master W/B/I pillar bed & 6 pc ensuite w/ steam shower. 8 separate walk-outs throughout!

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MOVE RIGHT IN! This spacious 5 bedroom + 1 Georgian home is located on one of the most sought after crescents in ‘Heritage Estates’. Corner lot with great curb appeal; Lake Stone driveway, interlock walkways & landscaping (Over $50K). Family kitchen with spacious breakfast area, walk out to interlocking huge backyard. A 5th bedroom with 3 pc ensuite & a den/office. Kitchen with upgraded stainless steel. Appliances, granite countertop.

599,000

GREAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY IN THE HEART OF RICHMOND HILL! Legal Duplex with extra large lot 62 x 330 feet. This property contains two bungalows with a separate entrance to a finished basement. 2 separate hydro & gas meters. Newer furnace/air, broadloom & 2x100 amps electrical panels.

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OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS IN THE HEART OF RICHMOND HILL! 77 ft lot! Excellent 5 bedroom backsplit family home that is ready to be lived in or renovated. Spacious principal rooms w/ hardwood floors through out. Updated kitchen. 9 ft ceilings. 4 washrooms. Large bedrooms & master with ensuite bathroom. Large finished basement w/ full kitchen, fireplace, ceramic floors & rec rm. Excellent for building a new dream home. Private large lot. Don’t miss out to live in ‘Richvale’

649,000

ATTENTION BUILDERS AND INVESTORS! Renovated home backng onto beautiful Mill Pond and surrounded by Executive Homes. Stunning 435.87 foot depth lot with huge potential - A builder’s dream. Currently zoned as R2 but could possibly be rezoned as R3 to allow for severance into two 51.5 foot frontage lots at the purchaser’s expense and due diligence.

BRIGHT & STUNNING TOUCHSTONE BUILT FAMILY HOME

STUNNING ‘THORNHILL CITY CENTRE’ PENTHOUSE!

GORGEOUS END UNIT TOWNHOUSE IN ‘WESTBROOK’!

‘OAK RIDGES’ TOWNHOUSE PRICED TO SELL!

This stunning, open concept home boasts 4 bedrooms w/ gourmet kitchen that includes gas stove, upgraded cabinetry & W/O to large deck. Strip hardwood throughout. Oak staircase leads to master bedroom w/ ensuite, walk-in closet, vanity & ceramic tiles. Finished basement w/ walk-out is great for entertaining. Move into this perfect family friendly neighbourhood that’s close to amenities & the 407!

Only unit in the building w/ this exclusive layout. Unobstructed panoramic horizon views from this 100 sq.ft. terrace completely open & lined w/ Japanese wood planked flrs. Crown mouldings. SS appl, hrdwd flrs, beautiful flr to ceiling Jerusalem Stone Wall. Updated baths, huge ensuite. Close to amenities: shopping, restaurants & parks. 1 lkr & 1 prkng incl. flr-to-clng windows, 9 ft ceilings, pot lights, antique white custom kit. w/ Brazilian tuaregue granite + bamboo glass bsplsh. Custom window coverings & closet organizers.

2 car garage, on a quiet cul-de-sac. Spacious 4 bedrooms, 9 ft ceilings & hardwood floors through-out main floor, family room w/ gas fireplace & W/O to w/ separate entrance apartment/move-in & income potential ready home!

3 bdrm, 3 bthrm end-unit townhome! Family functional main flr w/ separate formal DR, large FR w/ gas fireplace, bright and open kitchen w/ eat-in area and walk out to fully fenced yard. 3 large bdrms, mstr with W/I closet and 4 pc ensuite, 2nd bdrm with W/O to covered balcony. Neutral colours. Ready for your personal touch. A must see!!!

*FOR ROYAL LEPAGE, BASED ON REAL ESTATE SALES OF INDEPENDENTLY OWNED & OPERATED FRANCHISES IN 2009


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