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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Tuesday Quotation / 星期二聯想 - 2017.06.20


( Photo taken by S. Lee in Keswick, Ontario )
The past Sunday was Father's Day.  School year is almost over.  It reminds that Father Time continues to pass.  We ought to seize the moment, Friends.

“Opportunities are like sunrises.  If you wait too long, you miss them.” ~ William Arthur Ward  #TuesdayQuote





眨眼間, 父親節已過, 學年即將結束, 時間永不停步。 今天 #星期二聯想 分享非常勵志美國作家 William Arthur Ward 的引句:-

“機會就像晨曦。若你等太久,會錯失了。”  #星期二聯想

各位朋友, 把握當下。

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Happy Father 's Day


To all fathers
as well as
all those who embrace the fatherly roles to

- protect, provide and guide -

For all the things you have done
all the help and all the fun
we can never thank you enough

On Father's Day,

a very big thank you, a big hug and a big kiss
 to the big Daddy

xoxo

Friday, 9 June 2017

16 John Gary Drive, South Unionville, Markham


Markville S.S. Zone Semi-detached   3🛏   3🛁   1+1🚗
Open House: June 17th, 18th 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Markham's South Unionville community (also known as Village Green) is bordered by Highway 7, Highway 407, Kennedy Road and McCowan Road.  In addition to having 2 key highways nearby, it locates next to Downtown Markham and the future York University campus, it is where everything happens in Markham.  The neighbourhood also enjoys a natural surrounding: Rouge River flowing through, South Unionville Storm Pond and adjacent Milne Dam Conservation Park.  What is more?  Markville Secondary School (ranked 6th / 740 in 2016) is the home school.

Sounds like a great community to settle?  Check out our featured listing :16 John Gary Drive.




MLS # N3836006 description:  "Gorgeous Reno End Unit Town House Like A Semi, Situated At Highly Sought South Unionville. 3 Bed 3 Bath. Spacious Layout. 9Ft Ceiling On Main Floor. Hardwood On Main Floor. Master Rm. W/ 4Pc Ensuite W/O To Balcony. New Kitchen W/ Quartz Counter, Backsplash, Ample Of Cabinetry. New Paints Thur Out. New Pot Lights. Newer Roof. Computer Niche. Extra Parking Pad At Backyard. Close To All Amenity. Top Rank Markville Secondary School. Must See. **** EXTRAS **** Existing Stove, Fridge, Exhausted Fan, Washer, Dryer. All Electrical Light Fixture. All Window Coverings. Garage Door Opener. Cac. Interlocking At Backyard. Lots Of Window. Newer Shingles (2015)."


( 中文詳情 )
"南於人村" 社區位於 407公路和Highway 7 以及 Kennedy Road 與 McCowan Road 之間。 除了近兩條公路, 旁邊就是迅速發展中的 "萬錦市中心" 和將來 York University / Seneca College 的校園。 社區內充滿自然景色: Rouge River(紅河) 流過南於人村, 區內中間是塘公園, 東邊是 Milne Dam 保育公園。 另外, 區內的 Milliken Mills 中學在安省排第六, 非常優秀。

打算在 South Unionville 安居?  我們在掛牌發售中的 16 John Gary Drive 很可能是你夢寐以求的居所。

[簡介] 高升值位置兩層單邊鎭房,3房3衞, 主層9呎樓底,實木地板,全新射燈,間隔寬闊實用,多窗明亮, 全新時尚廚房,大理石枱面,重新油漆, 新屋頂。闊大主人房出露台。Milliken Mills中學區, 近未來 York U, Markville Mall, 高速, 超市、食肆、池塘、公園。
[萬錦市發展中心,非凡地利潛質。]

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

19 Philip Brown Avenue, Stouffville, Whitchurch-Stouffville

~2,500 s.f. Detached House 4🛏   3🛁   2+4 🚗
Open House: June 24h, 25th 2:00 - 4:00 pm



MLS# N3833334 Description: "Beautiful Fieldgate Built Award Winning Model Jasper Situated St With Great Features. Living Rm 13Ft Soaring Ceiling W/ French Dr W/O To Large Balcony. 9Ft Ceiling On Main Flr And Living Room. Oak Staircase. Modern Kitchen W/ Maple Cabinet In Kitchen. New Paint, New Lighting Incl Many Pot Lights. Backsplash, Breakfast Area, Breakfast Bar, S/S Appliances & Juliette Balcony. Huge Master W/ 4Pc Ensuite, And Walk-In Closet. Fenced Yard & More. Move In And Enjoy. **** EXTRAS **** S/S Appliances (Fridge,Stove,B/I Dishwasher,Vent Hood),Washer & Dryer. All Elf, Cac, Gdo. All Window Coverings. Close To AllAmenities."



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[ 簡介 ] 位於Stouffville Hoover Park 名發展商 Fieldgate 3年多新獨立屋, 2,505 呎, 4房3衛, 雙車房,共可泊6車,雙正門出入, 主層9樓底,全屋實木地板,實木樓梯, 13高樓底家庭廳雙法式門大露台, 間隔四正闊落,光猛明亮, 闊大廚房,升級櫥櫃,不鏽鋼家電, 近高鐵站, 交通方便
[難得好,自住或投資介皆宜。]

Saturday, 3 June 2017

10705 Woodbine Avenue, Cathedraltown, Markham


~2,200 s.f. End Unit Townhome   5🛏   5🛁   1+3 🚗
Open House: June 10th, 11th 2:00 - 4:00 pm

We are big fans of Cathedraltown and Victoria Square.  It is conveniently located in the middle of Highway 404 and Woodbine Avenue (in between City of Markham and town of Richmond Hill).  It is just north of well established Cachet community.  With Cathedral of Transfiguration as its landmark and Georgian style architecture, it is a unique neighbourhood attracting young families with children.

If you are shopping for a home in the area, you ought to visit 10705 Woodbine Avenue. This Countrywide built end unit town offers your family space (up to 5 bedrooms) and ease to work, study, shop and play.

While the nearby Abbey Lane pre-construction project townhome priced starting $1.3M, our featured 10705 Woodbine Avenue only asks a fraction of that price.  And you could move in and enjoy now.
MLS N3827622 Description: "Gorgeous End unit town home Full with upgrades and features. Upgraded 5 Beds + 5 Washroom via builder, 3 Ensuites include Double Master Rm OR one use as 18 feet Family room. 9 Ft Ceiling on Main Floor. Hardwood Floor. Oak Staircase. Modern Kitchen W/ Quartz Counters, S/S Appliances, glass backsplash, Eat in kitchen. Large Balcony on 2nd Floor W/ French Door. Patio stone on Backyard and Extended driveway, can Park 4 cars. California Shutters thru out. Close to all Amenities. Must see."


我們一向是 #萬錦市 #大教堂鎮 和 #維多利亞廣場 的忠實擁躉。 這幾個相連社區夾雜在 404公路 和 Woodbine Avenue (處於 #萬錦 和 #烈治文山 中間), 在 Major Mackenzie Road (Cachet社區) 以北, 交通方便, 接近日常生活所需, 是
此區一個重要賣點。  另外, 有莊嚴肅穆曾被天主教教主親身祝福的 #CathedralOfTransfiguration 為地標, 採用典雅殖民地時代的建築款式, 增添社區獨特色彩。 所以, 這一帶的物業深受歡迎。

如果閣下正在尋找區內靚屋, 必定要留意我們剛掛牌出售的 10705 Woodbine Avenue。

( 中文詳情 )
[ 簡介 ] CATHEDRALTOWN 萬錦巿高增值地段,2200逾呎5房(3套房)5泊4車,18呎樓底套房(可用作家庭廳), 全屋豪華裝修, 時尚設計,升級廚房,實木地板,特大露台,大量射燈,燈火通明, 雅麗石砌後園及車位,位處名校區近超市,商塲,餐廳, 近404公路, 出入方便。 
[安寧兼夾交通方便,投資安居首選。]

在此屋路口西北邊,剛推出 Abbey Lane 鎮屋樓花叫價$130萬起。相比之下, 此樓盤實屬超值,又可即享用,不容錯過!

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Tuesday Quotation / 星期二聯想 - 2017.05.30

Today is the fifth day of the fifth month according to the Lunar Calendar and is the Dragon Boat Festival.  The weather mixes intermittently with rain and sunshine creating opportunities for rainbow.

#TuesdayQuote shares Polly Parton's quotation:-

"The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain." ~ Dolly Parton

( taken in Rogue Woods, Richmond Hill )

五月初五端午節, 斷續下雨, 然後放晴, 造就彩虹的形成。  今天 #星期二聯想 選了美國女歌手 多莉·帕頓 的語錄:-

“個人看法, 如果你想要見到彩虹, 你一定要接受下雨天。”

Thursday, 25 May 2017

多倫多尊崇C12區 York Mills 豪華鎮屋樓花 (Exquisite Pre-construction Townhome in C12 Area)

In the article published on May 25th Ming Pao Property Goldpage, we talked about the rare pre-construction luxury townhome opportunity: Baytree Townhome in prestigious Toronto C12 area. 

2636B Bayview Avenue (Baytree Townhome model: Rollscourt), target to be completed by the end of 2017, is available for sale.  Contact us for more information.



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(轉載: 明報地產金頁 May 25, 2017 "宜家‧宜居"專欄)  

多倫多尊崇C12區
York Mills
豪華鎮屋樓花

資料:恒生地產 Fanny Lee (fanny@fannylee.ca)

大家可能聽過 「Millionaire’s Mile」 (百萬富翁哩) 或者 「Golden Mile」 (黃金哩) 這名詞來形容尊貴豪宅地段: 像英國倫敦的 Park Lane, The Bishop’s Avenue; 紐約市的 Fifth Avenue 及 The Hamptons; 香港的山頂施勳道... 等。 在多倫多, 是指 Bridlepath, York Mills, Lawrence Park, Forest Hill 和 Rosedale 社區。  

上述首3個多倫多豪宅區都是沿着 Bayview Avenue (灣景道), 從 Lawrence Avenue 至 401 公路, 夾集 Sunnybrook Park, Rosedale Golf Club, Teddington Park, Winfields Park 於一起。 

York Mills 以及 Bridlepath 屬於多倫多地產商會劃分 C12地區。C12地區之所以成為豪宅區, 除了一貫名聲譽和社群外, 本身自然環境擁有受保護綠草樹木, 地勢兼有山坡, 景色非常怡人。 另外, 地點接近公路、地鐵、 Shop At Don Mills 和 Bayview Village 高級商場、Granite Club、Rosdale 哥爾夫球會、Sunnybrook 醫院、知名私立學校 Toronto French School  和 Crescent School… 等等, 都是得天獨厚的優勢。

這裏介紹的豪華鎭屋樓花, 鄰里都是數百至千多萬府郡的Baytree Crescent。 僅有5間永久產權, 十分矜貴, 由本地具備十多年度身訂造高級房屋經驗 Central Development Ltd. 團隊開發 。 預期2017年底入伙, 現只餘1間面積達4,100呎, 4房包括雙套房, 雙車庫, 室內20呎闊, 主層10呎樓底, 2樓圖書室/書房/主人房 9呎天花, 每層均有露台 (共3個) , 370呎天台花園, 典雅華麗半圓樓梯, 私人升降機直達由地庫至天台各層, 地庫可作家庭影院 / 健身室 / 桌球室 / 酒吧 用, 並可增設酒窖。

兩個暖氣爐 (Furnaces), 另外發展商免費包括尊貴佩套:35 年保證雪松木屋頂板, 典雅十字紋天花 (Waffle Ceiling), 私用雙人升降機 , 36吋大理石壁爐, 無框玻璃花灑間, 主人套浴連地下發熱, 主人房設壁爐, 圖書室也有壁爐, Paris Kitchens 入口廚櫃, Wolf 氣爐 , Sub-Zero雪柜及洗碗碟機, 200 amp 電力裝置, 前後3層隔音環保玻璃窗, 混凝土滅音分牆... 等等。

區內學校包括:
[公立] 
小學: Owen P.S. (2015-’16 安省2900 中排名 119); 
中學: St Andrew's J.H.S 初中, York Mills CI 或 技術課程 Northern S.S. (安省740中排行135)

[天主教] 
小學: St. Gabriel C.E.S. 或 法語 St. Cyril C.E.S.; 
中學: Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts (安省740中排行30), Senator O'Connor C.S.S. (French Immersion) 以及 Loretto Abbey C.S.S. (Extended French)

網站: www.fannylee.ca

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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Tuesday Quotation / 星期二聯想 - 2017.05.23



“There’s no happier person than a truly thankful, content person.” ~ Joyce Meyer

"沒有人比一個真正感恩、滿足的人更快樂。"

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Friday, 12 May 2017

37 A. V. Nolan Drive, Stouffville, Whitchurch-Stouffville

Detached House - 2,800 sq.ft.,   4🛏   4🛁   2+2 🚗

Preview Open House: May 13rd, 14th 2:00-4:00 pm


A few weeks ago, we offered an opportunity to those who dream of owning a double-garage detached home in Markham but only at the Stouffville price.  Many showed interest.  The house was sold quickly.

Not to be disappointed, here we just listed 37 A.V. Nolan Drive. on northern border (19th Avenue) of Markham and a little east of Ninth Line.  



MLS® Number: N3801620 description: "Gorgeous Green Park Built House. Over 2800 Sqft. 4Bed And 4Bath 2 Ensuite. Lots Of Upgrades And Reno. 9Ft Ceiling. Bright And Spacious Layout. Hardwood Floor. Oak Staircase. Upgrade Modern Kitchen W/ Granite Counter, Backsplash, Pantry And Centre Island. Grand Double Door Foyer. New Lights. Master Rm W/ 5Pc Ensuite And W/I Closet. Covered Porch, Deep Yard. Close To All Amenities. Must See. **** EXTRAS **** S/S Appliances: Fridge, Stove, Vent Hood, Washer & Dryer. All Elfs, Window Coverings, Cac, Fireplace, Garage Opener, Main Floor Laundry. 3Pcs R/I, Cold Room. Can Park 6 Cars."

以今天的樓市, 在方便的地點(像萬錦市)擁有一間雙車房獨立屋, 是很多年青朋友的目標、心願。 所以, 早幾個星期, 當我們以史托維爾價錢發售一間在 19街夾 Ninth Line (即是萬錦市北邊邊界), 反應熱烈, 房子很快售出。

上次錯過的朋友, 不要氣餒。 我們剛剛推出, 在同一條街的 37 A. V. Nolan Drive, 趕快蒞臨我們開放日參觀。

Thursday, 11 May 2017

優良環境,出色校網, Berczy社區成作育英才熱點 (Berczy Offers Great Schools, Environment for Children)

( more: website post, meipian )

Friends and fans know that we care very much about education and enrichment for our children.  Oftentimes, we present properties in the perspective of potential purchasing parents.  On today Mingpao Property Goldpage article, we briefly talks about the nurturing environment of Markham's Berczy community and showcases a current listing: 35 Majestic Drive.  Hope this will provide some information and insight to those who are looking for a suitable for their families.




認識我的朋友都清楚了解我們尊重下一代的教育和成長。 所以, 當我們介紹一個樓盤的時候, 我們往往都會從學童家長的觀點去出發。 今天在 「明報地產金頁」的稿件, 我們談及 Berzy "優良環境,出色校網... 成作育英才熱點" , 並且介紹其中一個活躍賣盤 35 Majestic Drive. 希望為尋找理想安居的朋友, 帶來一點資訊和啟發。

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 (轉載: 明報地產金頁 May 11, 2017 "宜家宜居"專欄)  

優良環境 出色校網
Berczy社區成作育英才熱點

資料:恒生地產 Fanny Lee (fanny@fannylee.ca)

可能從小受「近朱者赤,近墨者黑」概念的薰陶, 為人父母者總會竭盡所能為子女創造最優良的生活和學習條件, 所以普遍比較重視孩子的教育, 關注社區的環境和附近學校的校風。  在大多倫多地區遇見華裔房屋買家, 在選購樓盤時往往會查詢有關學校資料。  我們亦碰上好幾個24孝父母像「孟母」般悉心安排居住優質名校區域, 作育孩子成材。

基於以上因素, 很容易理解為何萬錦市 Berczy社區房產尤其搶手。 舉例, 住在校網內的學童可進入下列幾間頂尖官立和天主教學校:- [官立] Castlemore小學 (安省2900中排行14), Pierre Elliott Trudeau中學並設法語課程 (安省740中排行第3), Unionville 中學的藝術課程 (安省740中排行20); [天主教] All Saints小學 (安省2900中排行269), St. Agustine中學(安省740中排行第6)。 

還有多間私立學校以供選擇, 例如: Unionville Montessori, Kennedy Montessori, People Christian Academy, J. Addison School, Angus Glen Montessori … 等等。

位於 Kennedy Avenue 夾 Major Mackenzie Drive 東南面, 大概2800呎Mattamy Homes建獨立屋, 有5個睡房, 四個衛生室, 雙車庫, 可泊四車, 間隔實用寬躺。 雙門入口直入17呎天花大堂, 得體大方。 

全屋室內翻新裝修: 新地板、新樓梯配鐵扶手、新髹牆油、全新高雅家庭聽、全新時尚廚房兼備服務間、新設現代燈飾, 恍如到了剛入伙新屋。

步行十分鐘距離內, 可抵銀行、商店、餐廳、數間上例名校; 隔一條街就是世界馳名 Angus Glen Golf Course 和 York Downs Golf Course Country Club; 約十分鐘車程內, 就分別可達 Toogood Pond、歷史於人村、Highway 7、Markville Mall, 應有盡有, 完全方便。

網站: www.fannylee.ca

資料:恒生地產 Fanny Lee (fanny@fannylee.ca)
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Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Tuesday Quotation / 星期二聯想 - 2017.05.09

The market dynamic started adjusting in March.  Then, Ontario Fair Housing Plan was introduced on April 20th.  There seems to be more uncertainty than resolution.  We have been seeing buyers and sellers sitting out to "wait-and-see."  Changes take time to digest.

We have selected a piece of wisdom from billionaire Warren Buffett as our #TuesdayQuote.  Hope this will enlighten.

“Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from folly rather than participate in it.” ~ Warren Buffett



大多倫多地產市道自三月起開始調整。 四月20號, 安省公布樓市降溫措施。  市場動向好像沒有變得更清晰, 反而略添不明朗; 我們察覺很多買家和賣家暫時離場,「靜觀其變」,再作打算。

#星期二聯想 揀選了著名投資者畢菲特的一些提點。

"視市場波動為你的朋友, 不是你的敵人;  從市場的忙亂、慌張中圖利, 不要參與其中。"   

Monday, 8 May 2017

Happy Monday / 開心星期一 @ Stouffville, Whitchurch-Stouffville - 2017.05.08

Stouffville (of Whitchurch-Stouffville) has been rapidly developing.  With its proximity to Markham and yet more affordable pricing, there are plenty of interests in Stouffville properties.  We have been representing sellers and buyers in the area for past few years.

This #HappyMonday, we like to congratulate our client family for selling their property at the record price of A.V. Nolan Drive, just a few weeks ago.  We could not have achieved this result without their support and timing.  Again, appreciate the opportunity and unwavering faith in us. #GettingThingsDone

這幾年, 在萬錦市北邊的 史托維爾 地區發展非常迅速, 地產買賣持續增長。  在這段期間, 我們都曾經代表過不少買家和賣家作物業交易。

這個 #開心星期一, 特地恭賀 A.V. Nolan 的賣方家庭, 不但 #超叫價賣出物業, 而且創出全街 #記錄最高價, 可喜可賀!  再次衷心感謝他們的充分合作和百分百信任。

Friday, 5 May 2017

人氣急升社區
,奧羅拉 Rural Aurora,田園變現代生活樂土 (New, Popular, Modern Neighbourhood from Rural Land)

On May 4 MingPao Property Goldpage, we provided a short briefing of the new neighbourhood currently named Rural Aurora ; area bordered by Bayview North East, Newmarket Stoneheaven - Wynham and Highway 404.  Referring to 119 Thomas Philip Drive (a 2 year new Mattamy Homes built detached house) as an example of the quality homes being built in this community with the original rural setting and modern convenience.

( 199 Thomas Philip Drive, Rural Aurora, Aurora )
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 (轉載: 明報地產金頁 May 4, 2017 "宜家宜居"專欄)  

人氣急升社區 奧羅拉 Rural Aurora
田園變現代生活樂土

資料:恒生地產 Fanny Lee (fanny@fannylee.ca)

熱愛哥爾夫球的朋友, 應該對位於奧羅拉 Oak Ridges Moraine保育區旁 的 Magna Gulf Club 以及 St. Andrew Valley Golf Club 不會感到陌生。 據多倫多地產商會劃分, 「奧羅拉田園」(Rural Aurora) 是在這兩個哥球俱樂部、Bayview North East (灣景東北)、新市Stonehaven-Wynham社區和404公路中間。  

隨着大多人口和房屋需求不斷增長, 多家發展商在這環境優美, 兼交通方便的地段建設新社區; 其中包括 Mattamy Homes 負責的 St. John Forest 項目。

推介靚屋坐立在 Bayview Avenue 和 St. John Sideroad 交界東北角, 2年新、面積約2,800多呎、業主裝修升級超$15萬,令這4房 (雙套房,雙半套房) 獨立屋既豪華得體, 又舒適安逸。 

特點包括: 玻璃纖維大門, 穩固大方; 加設分門,額外方便; 客廳十字紋天花 (Waffle Ceiling), 氣派典雅; 全屋平滑天花, 加添空間感; 逾百個 LED 射燈, 氣氛倍感柔和; 全房實木地板:樓梯配鐵欄, 穩重大方; 此外, 廚房、舒服及浴室都作升級, 配合家庭口味和需要。

地點方面, 附近除了有多個哥球場, 在一板格的距離內, 分別有 Smart Centre 商場、Superstore、Canadian Tire、The Home Depot、Longo’s、Cineplex 戲院、市政府的游泳池、溜冰場和康體中心... 等等, 非常方便日常生活所需及娛樂。

區內學校包括:
小學可到 Rick Hansen P.S. (’15-16 安省2900 中排名 460), 法語 Aurora Grove P.S . 和 Lester B. Pearson P.S. , 天主教 Holy Spirit C.E.S. (排名 460 / 2900)。  中學選擇分別為:  Dr. G. W. Williams S.S. (740間中排名118位*) 和 天主教St. Maximiliian Kolbe 中學 (740間中排名201位)。有名私立 St. Andrew College都只是十數分鐘車程。

* 九月起開始提供官立 I.B.課程。 現時, 整個York Region之內, 只有在烈治文山的 Bayview Secondary School 具備 I.B.課程。
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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

"How vital real estate has become to Canada's economy!"

At 21:16, while we were driving home from a Etobicoke function, we received the a message from our Calgary cousins.  It was an article on the Financial Post of Calgary Herald titled: "Oil prices slump makes real estate Canada's crutch" with picture of of "SOLD" signs (at Victoria Square, Markham).

Yes, "how vital real estate has become to Canada's economy!"

We were debating if it was just a creative birthday prank from our fun-loving cousins.  After some intensive online searching, we verified that it was actually printed.  Here is the the Financial Post page thumbnail
The picture featuring 2 of our SOLD signs is attached below.  It was a totally unexpected birthday surprise, for sure!


今晚九時許,參加過小兒在 Etobicoke 的一個宴會後開車回家途中,在卡加里的堂弟 whatsapp 當地報紙經濟版中刊登有關地產對加拿大經濟的重要, 而採用的照片是攝於 萬錦大教堂鎮我們同時售出的2個物業前。

最初,我們估計是幽默的堂弟在生日跟我們開玩笑。當回家一輪網上查探後,證實文章是真確。這麼巧合!

這是真真正正是一個萬料不及的生日驚喜!感恩。🙏

( Calgary Herald - B2 Financial Post: May 2, 2017 )

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Oil prices slump makes real estate Canada’s crutch
Some worry overreliance on housing can make economy vulnerable in slowdown
Calgary Herald 2 May 2017
ERIK HERTZBERG AND THEOPHILOS ARGITIS Bloomberg

Two things happened last week that were a reminder of just how vital real estate has become to Canada’s economy.
On Friday, Statistics Canada released gross domestic product data that showed February was a banner month for sectors linked to housing. The real estate industry, residential construction, financial and legal services generated a combined 0.5 per cent increase in output, the biggest one-month gain since 2014. Without those, the overall economy would have contracted slightly in February.
A day earlier, Ontario released a budget that projects land transfer taxes will surpass $3 billion in the current fiscal year, from $1.8 billion three years ago. For the province, it’s the difference between a balanced budget and a deficit.
Measures of housing’s contribution to the economy are imprecise, but estimates largely put the direct contribution in excess of 20 per cent. It’s much more than that once you add all the indirect effects, with benefits spread widely from lawyer fees to government revenue and increased retail purchases through so-called wealth effects as rising home equity values prompt households to ramp up consumption. The big worry is that Canada has moved from a reliance on oil to a reliance on real estate.
The influence of housing on the economy is so pervasive that it won’t take much of a slowdown to act as a major drag on the economy, said Mark Chandler, head of fixedincome research at RBC Capital Markets.
“You don’t need a collapse in house prices, you don’t need housing starts to be cut in half for weaker real estate sector to have a significant effect on GDP and incomes,” Chandler said. RBC’s ballpark estimate is that a 10-percent decline in national home prices would knock a full percentage point off growth.
A Toronto Dominion Bank report from 2015 found the housing wealth effect has been responsible for about one-fifth of all growth in consumption since 2001. “A lot of the strength we have seen in consumption is housing related,” said Brian DePratto, the economist who wrote the 2015 report. If you strip out the direct and indirect impact from housing on the economy, “you are talking about a much lower trend pace of growth.”
It’s hard to believe, but there was a time not long ago when Canada’s banks lent more to businesses than homeowners. It was the norm in fact until the early 1990s, when mortgage loans surpassed business lending for the first time. Residential mortgages today make up about 52 per cent of all chartered bank loans, versus 21 per cent for business lending.
Still, that portion of business lending is up from a record low of 19 per cent in 2012, suggesting that as home valuations become stretched and as mortgage and capital regulations tighten, banks are increasingly looking to companies for lending growth.
A closer look, however, reveals that much of the new business lending is in fact real estate-related. Bank of Canada figures show 14 per cent of all private business loans from chartered banks are now bound for so-called real estate operator industries, the biggest share in the history of data back to 1981.
The $27.4 billion in private loans to the sector, which represents companies that own and manage real estate assets, exceeds the combined lending to the manufacturing and oil and gas sectors. That’s on top of the $15 billion loaned to developers, more than double levels in 2010.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Tuesday Quotation / 星期二聯想 - 2017.05.02

This is the birthday week.  A timely #TuesdayQuote:- 

“You don’t get older, you get better.” ~ Shirley Bassey

Wishing our leader a wonderful birthday.
from The Team

( photo taken at Berczy, Markham )
老總生日周, #星期二聯想 選了一句應景語錄 (源自"鐵金鋼金手指"主題曲歌手 Shirley Bassey):-

"不是越來越老,而是越來越好。"

全组人祝願她健康愉快,事事得心應手。

Monday, 1 May 2017

Happy Monday / 開心星期一 @ Jefferson, Richmond Hill - 2017.05.01

The first day of May. On the first Monday of this new month, we would like to celebrate for our #RichmondHill #SellerClients on achieving #SoldOverAsking while making the street #RecordHigh price.  The contributing factors include a great quality home, a lot of preparation, fair expectations and incredible timing.  The entire team is ecstatic because when our clients are happy, we are happier. #Happy Monday


五月一號這星期一興賀我們在 #列治文山 Jefferson 區的賣家客戶, 不單以 #超叫價 出售物業, 更創出街 #紀錄新高價! 做出此佳績的好幾個原因包括:-1) 房屋本身質素; 2) 充足的準備功夫; 3) 合理的期望; 以及 4) 時機配合。整圑隊感鼓舞, 因爲當客戶開心,我們更開心。  #開心星期一

Thursday, 27 April 2017

35 Majestic Drive, Berczy, Markham

Extensively Renovated Detached    ~2,800 s.f.   5🛏   4🛁   2+2🚗   

( Featured MingPao Property Goldpagemeipian )

Neighbourhood is a key criteria in finding a suitable home for the family.  Ease to commute and to access daily need are universally important.  For families with school children (now or plan to), a nurturing environment and quality schools for the young ones are among the most significant factors.  As such, Markham's Berczy neighbourhood has been very popular.

If you are seeking a residence in Berczy, 35 Majestic Drive a newly renovated single family home could well be your dream house.  Let's take a look.
MLS# N3780898 Description: “Stunning Extensively Reno Detached 5 Beds 4 Bath Executive House In Top Rank School Zone.Wide Lot!Lots Of $$$ Upgrade & Features.New Modern Kit W/Tall Cabinetry & Quartz Counter.New High End Hrdwd Flr Thru Out.New Staircase W/ Iron Wrought.New Modern Fireplace & Bookshelves In Fam Rm.Reno Baths.New Paint.New Light Fixtures.Master Bed W/ 5 Pc Ens W/ Freestand'g Tub.Grand Entrance Double Dr W/ 17 Ft Ceil'g.Interlock Locking Front Yard & Backyard.Move In & Enjoy **** EXTRAS **** Mattamy Quality Built.Upgrade Stone Face & Wide Lot. S/S (Fridge, Stove, Dw, Vent Hood) W&D.All Elfs,Cac,Fireplace,New Zebra Sheer Blind In Family & Breakfast.Garage Opener,Water Softener,Water Filter,Cvac,Huge Cold Rm,Pot Light.No Sidewalk”

像我們一樣, 身為學童家長在選擇房屋時, 會關注社區學校網絡。 正所謂:「近朱者赤,近墨者黑。」所以非常了解為什麼萬錦市 Berczy 區的房產尤其搶手。 其中主要因素是在安省740間中學排行第3名的 Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School 坐立此處。  

若果你也是廿四考父母,打算安排孩子升讀此名校,這週內,我們將推出些樓盤以供考慮。除了昨天談及的半獨立屋 ,也有 35 Majestic Drive  ~2,800 s.f.   5🛏   2🛁   2+2🚗。有興趣的朋友,立刻聯絡。
萬錦市 名校 Pierre Trudeau 區, 全新裝修翻新 2800呎 Mattamy Homes建 5大睡房4衞獨立屋,大方雙門入口, 17呎寬大中空, 間隔實用, 全屋地板、新油, 全新裝修廚房,家庭廳,主人房套房,第二套房, 新燈飾, 雙車庫, 可泊4車。 步行到杜魯多中學、商場、超市、食肆、公園, 方便非常。
[ 萬錦中央旺地, 不可多得之好居所。] 

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

31 Russell Hill Road, Berczy, Markham

* SOLD * Semi-Detached in Pierre Elliott Trudeau H.S. Zone 3🛏   4🛁   1+1 🚗


Over the years, we have met quite a few clients who moved so that their children could attend a certain school.  One of reputable Markham schools often being targeted is Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School.  If you happen to look for opportunity to move this very popular school zone, 31 Russell Hill Road has access to an array of high ranking schools.  

[Public]
Beckett Farm P.S.  : *Fraser Institute 2015-'16 ranking: 83th / Ontario 2900
Pierre Elliott Trudeau H.S. (also French Immersion) :  * 3rd /740
Unionville H.S. (Arts): * 20th / 740

[Catholic]
All Saints C.E.S. * 269th / 2900
St. Augustine C.S.S. : * 6th / 740


MLS # N3781108 description: "Beautiful Reno Semi With 3 Bed 3 Bath In Top School Zone. Hardwood Thru Out. Professional Finished Basement With Ample Of Pot Lights Laminate Flooring. Covered Front Porch. Newer Stainless Appliances. Bright And Spacious Lay Out. New Roof. Newer Reno Kitchen Cabinetry, Backsplash, Granite Countertop. Large Deck At Yard. Pierre Elliot Trudeau High School 3/740. Must See **** EXTRAS **** Fridge, B/I Dishwasher, B/I Microwave, Washer, Dryer, All Electrical Light Fixtures, All Window Coverings, Cac, Garage Door Opener."

( 中文詳情 )
[ 簡介 ] BERCZY 位於高尚名校Berczy區,全磚半獨立屋 Corner Lot. 光猛明亮。3房4衞,專業完成尚土庫。主層9呎樓底,全屋實木地板。全新時尚廚房,不銹鋼家電,大理石枱面。近公園,商塲,交通方便, 步行數分鐘到熱門 Pierre Trudeau H.S. 中學。
[ 黃金地段, 樣樣俱全, 千載難逢。]


Tuesday, 25 April 2017

70 Byng Avenue - 18, Willowdale East, Toronto

North York Centre Townhouse 1,239 s.f.   2🛏   3🛁   2🚗

The commercial, administrative and social centre of North York is the area along Yonge Street and between Sheppard and Finch Stations.  This has been the area of continuous growth and development.  Our featured 70 Byng Avenue - Unit 18 is a stacked townhouse in this well sought-after district.


MLS # C3772560 : "Gorgeous Stylish Townhouse W. Built In Top Class Interior Loaded With Rich Hardwood Floor, Iron-Railing, Euro Style Kitchen, Granite Counter Top, Moldings, Lots Of Pot Lights, Coffered Ceilings. Sun Filled Bedrooms With 14 Feet Ceiling (Master) And Skylight (2nd Room), Fresh Wall Paint. 1,239 Sqft As Per Builder's Plan Walking Distance To Finch Subway, Shopping, Restaurants, Theatres, And Schools. The Only Unit With Two Parking Spaces And Large Storage! "

位 北約克市中心 Yonge 夾 Finch 高尚人氣旺區, 雙層升級鎮屋, 約1300呎, 2大套間,3衛, 主層9呎,主人套房13呎樓底,開揚有天窗,間格實用, 全房木地板,2陽台 稀有雙車位及特大存物室, 步行到地鐵站、商場、超市、食肆、公園...等等。
[ 無敵地點, 應有盡有, 不容錯過! ]

Tuesday Quotation / 星期二聯想 - 2017.04.25

It is springtime - raining outside and flowers are budding.  Our pick for this #TuesdayQuote is from Anna Lee MBE, a British born actress.

“Remember even though the outside world might be raining, if you keep on smiling the sun will soon show its face and smile back at you.” ~ Anna Lee


( Photo taken in Patterson, Vaughan )

春天時節, 雨在灑, 花兒含苞待放。 #星期二聯想 分享英藉MBE影星 Anna Lee的語句:-

"請記 - 外邊雖然正下着雨, 但若你不斷地笑如陽光; 相信, 太陽會很快露面向你微笑。"

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Weekend Open House / 週末開放日 - 2017.04.22-23

Everyone should be able to find his/her home.   We have been working  hard to bring homes of various sizes and prices in Greater Toronto Area to meet the needs of various homebuyers.  

But, talks are easy (cheap)!  That's why we we are running OPEN HOUSES in 3 different locations in GTA.  This is our commitment to our clients and communities.

FANNY LEE & THE TEAM OPENHOUSE
Apr.22nd-23rd 2:00-4:00pm

- 199 Thomas Philip Drive, Rural Aurora, Aurora
- 181 Westlake Avenue, Woodbine-Lumsden,  Toronto
- 23 Leeswood Crescent,  Agincourt North, Toronto


每個人(家人) 都應該找到他(們) 的居所。 我們團隊一貫努力與賣家合作提供不同種類、不同價錢的房屋給予有意置業安居的朋友。

「講」是容易, 是 Cheap。 所以, 本週末, 我們在大多倫多三個不同的地點作 開放日 展銷listings。  這是我們實踐對客戶和大家的服務承諾。

Friday, 21 April 2017

199 Thomas Philip Drive, Rural Aurora, Aurora

2 Year New Mattamy Homes Built ~2,800 sq.ft. Detached  4🛏  4🛁 2+2 🚗


The featured 199 Thomas Philip Drive at Bayview Ave and St. John Sideroad intersection belongs to Mattamy Homes' St. John Forest community.  It is conveniently situated near Highway 404, Aurora Gateway Centre, Smart Centre Aurora North, Cineplex Odeon Aurora Complex, Dr. G.W. Williams S.S. and many golf clubs.



MLS# 3766316 description: “Exquisite, Luxury, Executive Home. 4 Bedrm, 2 Ensuite And 2 Semi Enusite. Over $150,000 Spent On Upgrades And Reno. Over 100 Led Pot Lights, Kit W. Upgraded Cabinetry, Granite Counter, Top Line Applies, Waffle Ceiling, Feature Wall & Modern Fireplace At Family Rm. Upgrades Bath W. Frameless Shower, Elegant Coffered Ceiling At Family Room, High End Hardwd Thru Out. Calif. Shutter Thru Out. Office W. French Door.... Must See.”


奧羅拉人氣新區2年新豪華2800多呎獨立屋, 4房4衞, 雙套房,雙半套房。 超過 $15萬升級: 分門, 玻璃纖維大門, 平王天化, 全房實木地廳板, 升級樓梯配鐵欄, 客廳十字紋天花, 逾百個 LED 射燈, 升級廚房,升級書房,升級衞生間。5分鐘達404公路, 近商場、餐廳、銀行、學校、公園、公共康樂設施、哥球場, 有名 Dr. G.W. Williams S.S. 中學區。

[活力新區全新樓, 最適合年青家庭]