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

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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...

Home Buyer Tips – Fall 2012

I have written before about home buyer tips, but felt the need to update for the current market. Conditions in the Toronto real estate market change from month to month, season to season, and year to year. We are just getting started with the fall...

Summer 2012 Market Review

A basic fact of life in the Toronto real estate market is that summer is a much slower time of year than spring or fall.  The weather warms up, and after a hectic 'spring market' folks - including Realtors - naturally turn their attention to...

Simon’s Real Estate Blog ‘Make-over Edition’!

As you may have noticed, I recently gave my blog a make-over. (That's part of why I haven't posted anything new in a while.)  It started as part of a 're-branding' effort led primarily by my lovely wife Amanda (AKA Family Nature) and handled mostly...