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

Real Estate Blog

Summer 2015 Market Review

In my June market review I noted that "July is shaping up to be busier than usual". It already seemed to be the case in the first week of the month, and the rest of the month maintained that pace, once again setting a Toronto...

Top floor unit at 73 McCaul St ** SOLD **

Featuring wood floors, a newly renovated bathroom and a spacious balcony, it's roughly 730 square feet of downtown living - and you won't get a better downtown setting than the Village by the Grange. Steps to vibrant Queen St W, also just a short walk to...

Authentic loft for lease at the Garment Factory Lofts ** LEASED **

This fantastic, west-facing unit in the original portion of the Garment Factory Lofts is available for possession in August 2015. Open concept with a modern kitchen (stainless steel appliances) and bath, this open, spacious 1-bed-plus-den loft exudes urban cool. Features include: exposed duct work, restored/polished concrete floors, fluted...

June 2015 Market Review

June was another record month in the Toronto real estate market. Sales volume was up 18.4% to 11,992 transactions (over 10,132 in June, 2014), setting a new record for the month of June. Over the same period, new listings increased by 6.7%, to 17,746, but total active listings...

May 2015 Market Review

May was another busy month in the Toronto real estate market. Sales volume was up 6.3% to 11,706 transactions (over 11,013 in May, 2014). At the same time, new listings slipped by 0.8%, and total active listings shrank by 10.1% to 18,585, down from 20,679 last...

Blood drive in honour of Ollie

In December of 2013, Ollie (now 7 years old) was diagnosed with Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia (JMML).  A big part of Ollie's treatment these days involves blood (and platelet) transfusions. The blood supply system always needs more donors, so I'm organizing a blood drive, and I'm...

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...