House of the Week: $2.8 million for a brick-and-stone family home in the heart of Forest Hill

This is a pretty spectacular home – four bedrooms on the upper level, three with en-suites, and a full bedroom and bathroom in the basement. It even comes complete with a pool! Address: 126 Kilbarry Road Neighbourhood: Forest Hill South Price: $2,795,000 The Place: A classy five-bedroom home with a chateau-like exterior in the heart of Forest Hill. Bragging Rights: Major curb appeal. Passers-by often … Continue reading House of the Week: $2.8 million for a brick-and-stone family home in the heart of Forest Hill

Casting Call: Sarah Richardson

This came across my desk today: Are you looking for, or have you recently purchased, a new home? Imagine being able to make your most important financial decision with the help of a trusted ally…Sarah Richardson! Not only that, what if Sarah were able to help you with the one renovation or design issue that keeps your new home from being absolutely perfect? Here’s how … Continue reading Casting Call: Sarah Richardson

Linda’s Story

We were looking for a condo for our daughter who is studying Engineering at U of T. She was moving out of residence and knowing she’d be in Toronto for four more years, our thinking was that it made more sense to spend $1000 a month on a mortgage for a nice condo than on rent for something the size of Harry Potter’s closet under … Continue reading Linda’s Story

House of the Week: $2.1 million for a Summerhill semi with a tranquil sunken living room

Yes, the renovations look terrific and the location is great. But over $2M for a semi with only two bedrooms? (There is a third, but it’s in the basement… Address: 125 MacPherson Avenue Neighbourhood: Yorkville Price: $2,095,000 The Place: A two-bedroom brick semi on a pretty, tree-lined street in Summerhill. Bragging Rights: Plenty of traditional homes have had contemporary makeovers, but few snag a feature … Continue reading House of the Week: $2.1 million for a Summerhill semi with a tranquil sunken living room

House of the Week: $1.5 million for a west-end home with a deck and a hot tub off the master bedroom

Great location – 5 minute walk to Jane station and all the shops on Bloor West, but the renovation seems a little generic. Just waiting for you to put your touch on it? The home has almost 2800 square feet of living space – and a hot tub! Address: 7 Weatherell Street Neighbourhood: Runnymede-Bloor West Village-High Park North Price: $1,495,000 The Place: A newly renovated … Continue reading House of the Week: $1.5 million for a west-end home with a deck and a hot tub off the master bedroom

Susan’s Story

Thrilling, the chase of purchasing a property. Nail biting, once I found one. Excited, nervous, doubtful, when I said yes. Unbelieving, when it was a done deal. Did I dream all this, really, I bought a property. WOW I knew where I wanted to be, Yorkville. I know the area, I like it, but I wanted to see what else was out there, I had … Continue reading Susan’s Story

Where are Toronto’s prime real estate pockets?

Interesting piece from the Globe and Mail today – although with the market the way it is, if you have a detached or even a semi in good condition, it almost doesn’t matter where it is! By Carolyn Ireland Toronto’s capricious spring real estate market has lots of people feeling perplexed. Sales have been tumbling for months in a row but prices have held on … Continue reading Where are Toronto’s prime real estate pockets?

Canadian home prices up in most markets in early 2013: Royal LePage

Average prices for three common types of housing were up year-over-year in most Canadian markets in the first quarter, national real estate company Royal LePage said Thursday. Royal LePage said the average price for a standard two-storey detached house was up 2.2% in the January-March period compared with a year ago, while the national average price for detached bungalows rose 2.4%. The average price for … Continue reading Canadian home prices up in most markets in early 2013: Royal LePage

House of the Week: $2.9 million for a classy family home in The Beach

Here’s a $2.9M family home in the Beach – the master suite is impressive. They certainly like their white, but that’s easier to cover than fuschia… Address: 40 Beaufort Road Neighbourhood: The Beach Price: $2,890,000 The Place: A traditional six-bedroom house in The Beach recently renovated by the current owner, who runs a design and construction firm. Bragging Rights: The outsized master suite has a … Continue reading House of the Week: $2.9 million for a classy family home in The Beach