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

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2012 – My Year in Review

As I have written before, real estate is a funny business. In this case, I mean that there is a constant need to prove success (thus competence, to clients and prospects), and a concurrent resentment among the public for Realtors who show the trappings of...

November-December 2012 Market Review

With the month of December being chock-a-block with seasonal activities (including a couple of birthdays in my family), I neglected to post about November market activity, so I'm combining November and December. :) November November was not a super-busy month. Sales activity (volume) added up to 5,793 units...

East York bungalow – SOLD!!

[gallery ids="2396"] This fantastic two bedroom bungalow was gutted to the studs by the current owners and rebuilt with style! Cool modern finishes reflect a thorough planning process and careful execution. The home features a newer, open-concept kitchen, hardwood floors, 2 modern bathrooms, a fully finished...

Kennedy Park home – SOLD!!

[gallery ids="2372"] This detached, 3+1 bedroom house is just east of Midland Ave and north of Danforth Rd. It features a renovated, eat-in kitchen, newer hardwood floors and a newer main-floor powder room. Sliding glass doors open to the custom-built back deck - which by itself...

October 2012 Market Review

The Numbers: The breakdown provided by TREB is pretty interesting: 6,896 sales (7% fewer than October 2011); average price $503,479 (up 6.2% from October 2011). More specifically, the average price for a fully detached house was up 5%; the average price for a semi was up 7%; the...

Brookmount Rd. semi – **LEASED**

[gallery] It's not often that homes like this hit the lease market. This gorgeous Beach Triangle family home is large, elegant and includes parking. With four full bedrooms - three big bedrooms on the second floor (one with a gas fireplace, another with a tandem/sunroom space)...

Toronto Community Housing Corp Prepares to List 68 Houses For Sale

Following the sale in 2011 of five vacant houses in the east end, (listed by yours truly), Toronto Community Housing Corporation listed five more on Crawford St in the west end in 2012. Those 'baby steps' have now been followed by a big step. TCHC recently announced that...

Condos vs. houses

As I have noted recently - and as has been widely reported in the media - there are two very different markets in Toronto real estate these days: condos and houses. Houses continue to increase in value, due in large part to relatively low supply,...

September 2012 Market Review

The Numbers - TREB reported 5,879 transactions through September 2012, with an average selling price of $503,662 - an increase of more than 8.5 per cent over 2011. Despite an uptick in supply, the number of transactions was down by 21% compared to September, 2011. (TREB pointed out...

Home Seller Tips – Fall 2012

Last week I posted an updated set of recommendations for home buyers. Today, I'm doing the same for a "sellers' tips" blog I posted a few years ago. Not a whole lot has changed, but enough to warrant an update. Here goes! Homes sell in any...