Simon Milberry | RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd., Brokerage

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Drysdale Cres – fab 3 bedroom backsplit **SOLD**

Hillcrest Village in North York was developed through the 1960s. The western part includes a beautiful development of mostly bungalows and backsplits built on 50x120 lots, which are now spotted with mature trees ranging from pines to cedars to maples. Winding roads, crescents and cul-de-sacs make for a...

February 2015 Market Review

The Toronto real estate market had a great month in February. In the face of a decline in new listings (-2.8%) and active listings (-8.7%) compared to 2014, the number of sales surged 11.3%, to 6,338. Naturally, that created competitive situations for buyers. It's that...

Street Profile: Bastedo Ave

Over the years I have completed five transactions on Bastedo Ave, near Coxwell/Danforth. That's tied for the most I have sold on any street! Each sale had its own story: a first time buyer, an estate sale, and various move-up/move-on situations. Some of the buyers chose Bastedo...

Street Profile: Glenmore Road

There are a few streets around the city where, for one reason or another, I have sold several houses - even if I haven't sold another for a kilometer radius from the street! Maybe it's coincidence, but maybe it's because there's something special about those streets. Glenmore...

January 2015 Market Review

Despite yet another growing wave of media fear-mongering about the Toronto real estate market, January was yet another strong month both for volume and prices. The number of sales was up 6.1% over January 2014, to 4,355 transactions; that strong activity helped drive the average sale price...

Frances Loring Lane – 3 storey townhouse: ** SOLD**

The Riverside neighbourhood has grown in leaps and bounds over the last few years. With new condos on Queen St, interesting shops and pubs popping up all around the area (Merchants of Green Coffee, Prohibition) or undergoing a revival (The Opera House, the old red...

RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Scholarship program

These days, a post-secondary education of some kind is as important as ever, but also more expensive than ever. That’s why, back in 2007, RE/MAX Hallmark Realty established a post-secondary education scholarship fund for our clients' children (and our Administrative Staff). It has been a tremendous success. Since it started,...

December 2014 Market/Year End Review

As expected, December 2014 turned out to be a relatively busy month in the Toronto real estate market. The 4,446 transactions reported by TREB represents a 9.6% increase in sales volume over December 2013 - no mean feat in the face of 10.4% fewer available listings....

November 2014 Market Review

The Toronto Real Estate Board has reported the November 2014 market stats. Sales volume was up over November 2013 by 2.6% , to 6,519 residential transactions. New listings were down 5.3% over the same period; only 8,789 new listings were posted last month. Total active listings were also down...

October 2014 Market Review

The Toronto Real Estate Board reported on the October 2014 market stats today. Sales volume was up over October 2013 by 7.7%, to 8,552 transactions. New listings were up only 3.4% over the same period, continuing the now long-standing issue of insufficient supply in the Toronto...