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Elmer Ave detached home **SOLD**

September 17th, 2014 Posted by Beaches, SOLD!! No Comment yet

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Update: Oct.9.1014 – This is a fantastic listing to kick off the fall market. Located just north of Queen St E in the Beach, it’s a three bedroom, two bathroom, detached house with three car parking and a garage. Features include an upgraded kitchen and bathroom, a wood-burning fireplace (with insert), a walkout from the dining room to a custom deck, and a basement nanny suite. The current owner has done loads of work to the house over the years, including:

  • washer and dryer (2014)
  • roof (2013)
  • kitchen appliances (gas stove, microwave range & fridge), granite counter tops (2012)
  • custom deck (2007)
  • bathroom renovated (2006)
  • furnace (2006)
  • wiring updated (2004)
  • newer windows and doors (front door 2014)
  • upgraded hardwood on main floor

We won’t be hosting a public open house for this great listing, so if you’d like to see it please do get in touch with me directly.

Beautiful detached home on Neville Park Blvd – SOLD!!

October 25th, 2013 Posted by Beaches, SOLD!! No Comment yet

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 from the footings up (including a comprehensive drainage system to mitigate the high local water table), the kitchen was completely re-designed, the electrical panel and wiring were upgraded, and new hardwood was installed throughout the house.

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Plenty of other improvements have been made in 2013, including:

  • All new appliances
  • New roof
  • New furnace
  • Freshly painted throughout
  • New windows in the kitchen and master bedroom
  • New tile flooring in the front hall, kitchen and powder room; new carpeting on stairs
  • 200 amp service, new electrical panel
  • Pot lights in kitchen, living room and master bedroom; electric light fixtures and ceiling fans
  • Re-built wood burning fireplace and chimney
  • Professional landscaping

Prior to that, the two upstairs bathrooms were renovated, new exterior stucco was applied, a new front door was installed, and more. This home is truly in ‘move-in’ condition.

The Beach is famous not only for its unmatched natural environment, but also its walkability as a neighbourhood of local people and businesses. Everything you need is close by – shops, services, restaurants, athletic amenities and schools (Balmy Beach CS, Glen Ames Sr PS and Malvern CI; Catholic elementary St Denis and St John). Getting downtown is a simple matter of hopping on the 501 Streetcar (or the 143 Downtown/Beach Express bus). Altogether, this is a unique part of Toronto that offers a truly unique lifestyle. 

** UPDATE – This great house sold in just seven days! 🙂

2012 – My Year in Review

January 16th, 2013 Posted by Commentary No Comment yet

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 success. How often do we read or hear about ‘cheesy’ agents with their fancy cars and annoying, loud phone calls? I have always taken a modest approach to my business – without pulling any punches, mind you – but this time I’m going to talk about my recent successes more that I usually would. Bear with me!

As I wrote at this time last year, I spent a bit of time on a real estate team. The idea (so I thought) was that shared success would mean greater success all around. That turned out to not be the case, so I struck back out on my own. After a brief time away, I returned to RE/MAX Hallmark and resumed my career as a solo agent. As relieved and excited as I was about that, I was prepared for a bit of a struggle as I regained my independent footing. Somewhat to my surprise, though, the year was an absolutely roaring success.

The first (and, I’ll admit, arguably the best) part was a dramatic decrease in unproductive emails and phone calls, and that meant a lot less running around. As planned, this allowed me to focus more on my own clients. It also meant less unnecessary stress, and more time for my family. Talk about a win-win! The result was a more focused approach to my business, and a steady stream of sales throughout the year – and that translated into the most financially rewarding year of my career.

Some of my success last year has to do with being at a large, dynamic Brokerage that conducts a fantastic amount of business. I am directly connected, professionally and socially, to the largest real estate network in Toronto, which allows me to learn, share and do business with like-minded producers. While that sounds great for me, what I really mean is that it’s great for my clients who are, after all, the primary beneficiaries of all that.

However, just as much has to do with being able to deal directly with my clients, and to give them my own best advice without having to worry about any complicating dynamics. The client comes first, period. How awesome is that?! I found my return to that format very liberating, and very satisfying. At the end of a fantastic year in business, I saw that it was also best for my buyers and sellers – and that’s the most rewarding element of the whole year.

Every entrepreneur wants to grow his or her business each year. That’s one of the best things about being self-employed – the freedom and the power to greatly expand one’s horizons each year. Naturally, I expect big things for my business in 2013. With more than ten years experience in the Toronto real estate market, I feel well-positioned to help my buyers and sellers hit their own goals for this year. So, if you are planning a move this year, call me and let’s get to work on that. Together, we’ll make 2013 an even better year!

Brookmount Rd. semi – **LEASED**

October 25th, 2012 Posted by LEASED No Comment yet

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) and the master bedroom (with walk-in sitting room) on the third floor – this one can either accommodate a big family or one that needs separate spaces.

The house features a brand new, eat-in kitchen with exposed brick, refinished hardwood floors, and is freshly painted throughout. The back yard has just been re-landscaped. Located just off Queen St East, this house is walking distance to everything that the Beach has to offer – shops, restaurants, schools, the boardwalk and the TTC.

UPDATE: This gorgeous house has been leased. Contact me today for information about other lease opportunities in the area.