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

Real Estate Blog

Tackling That Morgage

Over the years, I have met some really great mortgage professionals. The best of them know their business inside out, and see their job as really helping home buyers/owners - not just to get a mortgage, but to manage that mortgage intelligently, and pay it off as...

April 2015 Market Review

The Toronto Real Estate Board has reported 11,303 sales for April, 2015 - the most ever for the month of April. It's an increase of 17% over the 9,660 sales in April 2014. The number of new listings increased by only 5%. The fast pace...

10 Craiglee Dr – 3 bedroom detached home in Birch Cliff Heights **SOLD**

I sometimes say that finding an 'up-and-coming' neighbourhood in Toronto is hard, because most neighbourhoods have already arrived. However, I think that Birch Cliff Heights (in the north-east corner of Birch Cliff) qualifies. It's a quiet area dotted with parks, close to the Scarborough GO...

March 2015 Market Review

As usual, real estate is much in the news these days. With the oil market correction, the media (and a few others) jumped all over the idea that the real estate market would - obviously! - experience a crash of some sort. The only question...

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...