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

Real Estate Blog

Think your home needs ‘staging’? Then hire a *real* stager.

One can't talk real estate without at some point touching on the issue of 'staging'. The idea is that somebody replaces some or all of your furniture with nicer stuff, and blows the socks off potential buyers. Sounds simple enough. As I have written before, when...

Beautiful detached home on Neville Park Blvd – SOLD!!

Nestled within the urban forest that characterizes the Beach, Neville Park Blvd is a quiet cul-de-sac near the very end of Queen St East. Number 151 is a gorgeous, three bedroom detached home that has been extensively renovated over the last year. The two storey rear addition was re-built...

RE/MAX Hallmark expands again!

This news is hot off the presses this morning: Aurora, ON (October 7, 2013) – The leadership team at RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd. has been hand-picked by RE/MAX York Group Realty to take the company to the next level.  RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd. will acquire the company,...

September 2013 Market Review

Today TREB released the sales statistics for September. As I noted recently, sales activity has been up significantly this year, and September continued that trend: sales volume was up 30% over September, 2012. At the same time, the number of both new and active (total) listings were...

3 bedroom Leslieville semi – SOLD!!

Leslieville is well-known for its solidly built, red brick semis. This house is a fine example of that type. Set just north of Gerrard St E, one block east of Jones, this is a great three-bedroom, two-bathroom starter home that has been extensively renovated and...

August 2013 Market Review & Getting Geared up for the Fall Market!

Yesterday (Sept.5th) TREB released the monthly sales stats for August. Following a busier-than-usual July, August sales were up 21% to 7,569 residential transactions (compared to 6,249 sales in August 2012). The average price also continues to rise, up 5.5% year-over-year. Of note, the Composite Home Index, which...

July 2013 Market Review

In last month's report I mentioned that the early July market seemed to be busier than usual. That apparent activity translated into strong sales volume of 8,544 transactions, up 16% over the same month last year, and - as has been the case for most of...

June 2013 Market Review

June was a typically busy month in the Toronto real estate market. The number of sales reported in the Toronto MLS in June 2013 (9061) was just a shade under last year (9129). The average price ($531,374) increased by a fairly typical 4.7% year-over-year. (Regular readers...

Coady Ave: 3 bedroom Leslieville semi (SOLD)

Leslieville is one of Toronto's 'hottest' neighbourhoods - and has been for several years. It's no mystery why. Located just east of downtown, it has the feel of a small, family-friendly community. Just ten years ago that part of Queen St E was a far cry from...

April-May 2013 Market Review

This spring has been super busy for me, so I have been remiss in my reporting duties. I am (once again) combining two months into one post. April TREB reported 9,811 sales in April, 2013, which was a slight dip in volume of 2% compared to April,...