Google+ Real Estate by Fanny Lee & TheTeam :Own Homes. Grow Wealth. Pass It On.: 2010

Friday, 31 December 2010

Happy 2011

We - FannyLee.ca - thank all who support this blog, our Facebook page (FannyLee.ca) and YouTube channel (FannyLeeca) in 2010.  Going forward in  2011, we will continue our effort to make our pages more informative and easier to use.  Your feedback and suggestion would be greatly appreciated.


On New Year Eve, we would like to share some straight-forward statistics (just as is).  Hope you also find them interesting.


Facebook FannyLee.ca friends
- 56% Male ; 44% Female
- 36% age 25-34; 35% age 35-44


Most visited blog posts
1. Autumn in Cathedraltown
2. Mencius' Mother; Three Moves
3. Living in the Heart of North York - Pemberton Ave.


Most watched videos
1. Living the New Urbanism in Cathedraltown
2. Living with Colours & Vibrance in Danforth Village (500 Strathmore Blvd., East York)
3. Living High at 2901 Ellipse One, 36 Lee Garden Centre Dr. (Scarborough)


Does it sound like you, my friend?

HAPPY 2011!



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Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Holiday Greetings

2010 is a few days from its completion.
It has been busy (sometimes crazy) and yet fruitful year.
I am filled with gratitude to you.
I couldn't have done it without you.

My Clients for your trust & opportunities;
Mentors for your guidance & patience;
The Team for you untiring dedication & backup;
My Friends for your support & encouragement; &
My Family for your love and understanding.


THANK YOU.

My Holiday Greetings to You Beautiful People



wish you all


a JOYOUS HOLIDAY &
a VERY REWARDING 2011

cheers,
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Thursday, 9 December 2010

Living the Renaissance at 50 Florence Ave. (2011)



RENAISSANCE:
- A cultural and intellectual movement started in Florence
- Re-embraced the classical sources and approaches
- Dawn of Modern Age

A RENAISSANCE man:
- A person (woman or man) with expertises in multiple and yet diverse disciplines

A RENAISSANCE home?  Would this be it?
- A custom built home with the classical design, finest details and top quality material and meticulous workmanship on 50 Florence Ave., a few streets south of Mel Lastman Square - the heart of North York - where the commerce, government, culture and fun continues

With pride, David Wong and I present you 50 Florence Ave.

Words and pictures do not do her justice.  To fully appreciate the beauty of this magnificent home, one needs to immerse into her embrace and be inspired.  Arrange a showing.

Living the Renaissance
at 50 Florence Ave., Toronto

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Living & Cherishing Every Moment at 51 Times Ave # 905

* SOLD *
Modern day life for many consists of continuous juggling among work, family, friends and self betterment plus often consuming commutes and running errands.  Time is however limited.  Only if one can have more...

Obviously, a home cannot magically create time.  51 Times Ave. #905, however, may provide you enormous convenience and save you precious time.


This open, spacious and bright 1+1 Liberty Tower II condo is situated near Highway 404, Highway 7 and a bus stop away from Finch TTC station.  51 Times Ave. # 905 sits right next to the business and retail hub of Richmond Hill and Markham (Canada 's High-Tech Capital).  That means work, shopping, dining, entertaining and whatever you can think of are closer and could be done faster.  As such, you gain a well deserved moment or two for yourself and yours.  Perhaps, you could enjoy the spectacular sunset or streetscape from your unit 905.


      

Would like to book a showing?  Here it is.

Living and Cherishing Every Moment
at 51 Times Ave. # 905, Markham

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Autumn in Cathedraltown

Yesterday, I attended some business with friends over at Cathedraltown.  Despite the ongoing construction, this development still captivates the our hearts.

I see tremendous potential.  It is next to Highway 404, Highway 7 and right in between Markham and Richmond Hill.  With GTA transportation (Metrolinx) 's The Big Move plan plus redevelopment of Buttonville airport, Cathedraltown 's location holds much promises, equity for future appreciation.

Cathedraltown is also very unique.  Its setting, its town planning, its look and feels; it is simply one of the kind.  A special and beautiful neighbourhood.

During the autumn, we have captured some panorama pictures.  We hope you would enjoy these images as much as we have while preparing them.


Betty Roman Blvd. (click the image to view)

Courtyard at Bonheur Rd. (click the image to view)

Woodbine By-Pass Ave.(click the image to view)

Not enough?  As a fix, there are more visuals within our video: Living the New Urbanism in Cathedraltown  until TheTeam capture more images of this stunning place.


Own Homes.  Grow Wealth.  Pass It On.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

New Condos - THE STATION condos on the subway

The Station condos is a new condo project by Brandy Lane Homes.  This 14 storey, 388 unit project, currently in preconstruction, locates at Allen Rd. and Wilson Ave; next to Wilson subway station.  The price starts at $189,900.  Here are the key details.


New Condo Project:                           THE STATION
Location:                                           555 Wilson Ave
Developer:                                         Brandy Lane Homes
Architectural Design:                          AMV Architects
Interior Design:                                  Lukas Design





VIP reception will take in a couple of days, contact me for this rare opportunity.


Own Homes.  Grow Wealth.  Pass it On.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

New Condos - Jade Condominiums

Jade Condominiums, a new condo project currently in preconstruction at Bayview Ave. and  Sheppard Ave E., have released their VIP pricing and floor plans.



Phantom Developments, part of Phantom Industries, are behind this sleek seven-storey 153 unit mid-rise condos.  It resides at a superb location: next to Bayview Village Shopping Centre, TTC station and where everything happens in Uptown Toronto.  Phantom 's previous projects includes L-Tower, 1001 Bay Street, 120 Fulton Way, to name a few.  The developer has attended to every details as per The Toronto Star 's  article: "Jade Condo Targets What Women Want."

New Condo Project:          JADE CONDOMINIUM
Location:                          Bayview & Sheppard, Willowdale, Toronto
Developer:                        Phantom Developments
Architectural Design:          Kirkor Architects and Planner
Interior Design:                  Tomas Pearce Interior Design Inc.


Building Features:
  • A tiered 7 storey contemporary condos
  • Fitness centre
  • Theatre room
  • Dining room and lounge
  • Lobby with furnished lounge space
  • 9’ /10’ Ceilings
Suites Features:
  • Mirrored Foyer Closet
  • Engineered hardwood flooring
  • European inspired cabinets
  • Granite or stone countertops
  • Under mounted stainless steel sink incl. single lever faucet with vegetable spray
  • Porcelain tile back-splash
  • Appliance package: 24” or 30” Refrigerator, 24” or 30” oven, 20” microwave, built in dishwasher
  • Energy star stacked white front loading washer& dryer or side by side
  • Pre-wired for media in living room, bedroom(s), and den
Estimated Occupancy:               October 2012


Jade Condos offer limited time VIP pricing and showing. Please do not hesitate to contact me at fanny@fannylee.ca.  
If you would like to find out other current pre-construction project opportunities, just let me know.  I will be happy to help out.
  
Own Homes, Grow Wealth, Pass It On.  

Thursday, 28 October 2010

My Pleasure

Today, by coincidence, happens to be the closing day of three recent home sales.


Naturally, the sight of  our "SOLD" signs gives me much pleasure and a pat on the back.  It is especially gratifying to receive some of these photos from my clients.  This means a lot to us.


The closing of a home sale represents the delivery of  our services and a job completed.  It is a good feeling understandably.  And yet, each home listing has its own story.  A family is moving to a more fitting neighbourhood to meet their children 's needs.  Meanwhile, another household 's upcoming (sometimes imminent) changes call for a relocation.  A property sale could well be the actualization of a family 's real estate investment.  Being a realtor,  facilitating and seeing these stories unfolded is tremendously satisfying.





Yes, pleased to see our "SOLD" signs waving in the air.  But there have been cases that I feel equally, if not more, fine that the sales has not come to fruition.  One instance, there was this client whose business going through a rough time amid a family tragedy.  She was to sell the home to fulfill the financial obligations.  Just before she needed decided on the presented offer, they managed to find ways to refinance.  Thus, she could keep business running without giving up the home.  Hope everything continues to go well for her.





I feel very fortunate to have your trust and opportunities, my dear clients.  It is my pleasure to be of help.




    

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Black vs Brown

Remember that stunning semi in Danforth, 500 Strathmore Blvd.?  Good News for those were tempted.  There is now a new and more attractive price.  Check it out.

To help marketing the property, TheTeam has been working on a brochure.  We came up with two(2) looks: one with black background and another with brown.  Like to have a simple survey. Appreciate your a minute or 2 of yours.  

Which one grabs more of your attention?
BLACK or BROWN?
























Please let us know your vote: BLACK or BROWN via facebooktwitter or email Fanny@FannyLee.ca.

Thanks a million, 













Thursday, 21 October 2010

New Condo Project - The Mercer, 8 Mercer St.

There have been a lot of buzz about TIFF Bell Lightbox and how it would rejuvenate King St. W.  Globe and Mail suggests that King St. would become the new Yorkville.  The location and the surrounding development appear to be convincing.
One of the developments is The Mercer Condominiums.  The project locates at the corner of Mercer St. and John St.  It is a street from King St. W.  That means it is steps away from TIFF Bell Lightbox (Festival Tower). And it is across the street from Metro Hall and Glenn Gould Studio.  A block south, it is the entertainment district, Metro Toronto Convention Centre and CN Tower.

Graywood Development organized a presentation for their release of new units (target completion in 2015).  I was fortunate to have the opportunity to attend at its pre-construction location.  First and foremost, I was sold about the location of The Mercer.

I am equally impressed (as far as this release goes) by The Mercer 's project design and marketing.  Other than snapshots of their well-put-together booklets, we have made some key data available to you.

A studio unit price starts from $ 227,900.  As you can see from the price list, The Mercer is about $ 600+ per square foot (PSF).  Given Festival Tower, King St. W & John St, costs approximately $ 800+ PSF, The Mercer holds quite a potential.

If you are keen to capture this investment opportunity, please get in touch with me asap to ensure you are in as well as entitled for time limited cashback incentives.




Friday, 15 October 2010

Live & Earn Handsomely at 70 East Beaver Creek Rd., #18

Are you planning to start or expand your business to the steadily growing York Region, a home to 1,032,606 (estimated as of Dec. 2009)?  If your products and services are targeting at Markham and Richmond Hill where about half a million people reside and about 30,000 businesses base; or you would like to position yourself, in Canada 's High-Tech Capital, among 800+ technology and life-sciences companies, 70 East Beaver Creek Rd. Unit #18 is now available for lease. It is an ideal location to launch your business.
This commercial unit is strategically located.  The East Beaver Creek Business Park is off from Lesile St (next to Highway 404) and between 16th Ave. and Highway 7.  It is where Markham and Richmond Hill meet, and most commercial, retail and social activities take place.  Plus, Highway 407 and Buttonville Airport are only a couple of minutes away and ready there for your business to take off.

The 70 East Beaver Creek Rd. Unit # 18 is professionally finished with 3 offices, 1 general area, a pantry, a bathroom, ceramic floor, high ceiling and a new roof-top HVAC unit. Given its presentable set up and ground floor convenience, it is suitable for office use as well as retail, showroom and professional services.


Details and showing arrangement are here.  Time to seize the opportunity. The opportunity for this rare quality rental space. The Opportunity to Build and Grow Your Business.

Live & Earn Handsomely 
70 East Beaver Creek Rd., Unit # 18., Richmond Hill

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Harmony. Blessing.

I have been very fortunate, especially the last few days.   I am very grateful.   Where to begin?

A good friend and her family are to make a move.  As such, they are to sell their lovely home near Sunset Beach in Richmond Hill

Having gone through the usual pre-listing preparation, i.e. market evaluation, pricing, staging (if necessary) and other formalities, we worked on the listing communication: a) prepared and published MLS listing; b) provided slideshow MLS and my company site; c) cut a video on YouTube for social media;  and then d) to blog.


Before we had a chance to write a post on this listing, we received offers.  My friend family seized the opportunity and accepted a very favorable offer.

Wow, does it matter what I do?  I wonder.  I know I cannot tell for sure.

But one thing I know.  When the market, the location, the home, the price and the wills of the participants align in harmony, things just happen, like magic, like they are meant to be.

Happy that my friends have gotten what they wished for from the transaction.  Happy that I could be of help.

Feel blessed.  Very much so.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Living with Colours & Vibrance at 500 Strathmore Blvd

* SOLD *
The first visit to 500 Strathmore Blvd., Danforth Village in East York left me with a lasting impression.
After passing arrays of shops, restaurants, coffee shops, TTC stations, pubs and more shops along both sides of Danforth Ave, a turn into Woodbine Ave. then an immediate turn brings me to Strathmore Ave.  It is remarkably different from the vibrant and busy street just passed.  It is a relaxed residential street with many charms.  Next to  the row of large trees on each side of the road, there stand these adorable brick houses, each with its character and colours.  Then, greeted by many friendly faces:  some are taking their leisure walks;  some are pushing strollers; children are playing on the sidewalk; and some are sitting on their porch and waving to others.  Just a lovely neighbourhood.

And 500 Strathmore Blvd. is only minutes away from Woodbine Beach.  The Greek Town (and thus, Taste of Danforth festival) is nearby.  What a location!

Then the seller has done a fabulous job in completely renovating and renewing this property.  The outcome?   A stylish and contemporary 3-bedroom semi-detached in a well established and located area with all the classic charms.  Watch and be persuaded.


Impressed?  Intrigued?  Interested?  Why not book a showing to see and feel it.

Living with Colours and Vibrance in Danforth Village


500 Strathmore Blvd
East York, Toronto

Saturday, 11 September 2010

BIG or small. Does it Matter?

...continue from blog post BIG vs small ...
Last year, Mr. D and his family walked into one of my Markham open houses. Mr. D lived in the same neighbourhood.  He told me that he had planned a number of home improvements to prepare his property for selling in 2010 summer.  At the time, he was regularly checking out the the market: condition, pricing and type of the houses on sales in his area.  He was also screening the potential listing agents.

This spring, I got a call from Mr. D.  We met.  He showed me the upgrades he put in place plus the improvements underway.  He also shared with me his overall plan: 1) cash in on his much bigger than required house; 2) downsize to a smaller house; and then 3) invest on another property to generate passive income.  That was a good financial plan to accumulate wealth - my previous training and experience of financial planning would concur.  Mr. D was looking for a real estate agent to assist his implementation.  He asked me what and how I could help.  I listed out what I would usually do and additional things I could try in his particular case.  Obviously, he went on to shop around for the partnering agent.

Later, I was surprised and excited to find out Mr. D chose me for his project.  He later told me in person.  

"Fanny, I've met with many realtors, of course, those BIG and established ones included.  They all tell me how marvelous they are; how many house they sold; how many percents of the market they commanded  and ... blah blah blah... you know, all those impressive sales pitch.  It was only you who spent more time telling me what you would do to help me.  And I saw how you worked in actions during the open house.  I'd bet that I will see and hear more from you than if I were working with other big shots.  That's why we'd rather have you as our agent."  

The conversation took place a good few months ago.  It still touches and lifts me.

I listed Mr. D house just before summer.  With the interest rate hike, HST impact (more psychological than actual for most) and buyers in the sideline, it has been a "cool summer" for the property market.  Together with Mr. D, we did a number of things to market his house.  With the changing environment, we needed to improvise.  Sometimes, Mr. D agreed and went along.  Other times, he was not on board with the proposed.  I respected that and needed to let him know the potential consequences.  After all, it is his property.  During our listing period, we did get anxious, second-guessed and grew impatient, especially we were well aware of the plan ahead.  Yes, there were ups and downs (perhaps more for recent couple of months as all could understand).

Finally and deservingly, Mr. D 's beautiful home has found its rightful owner.  Mr. D and I were happy with our result and about our collaboration.

Now, Mr. D and I (a small agent) are on to the next step in the plan.

And now... I am much more in tune on differentiating my services from other realtors, no matter whether they are BIG or small.


Thanks Mr. D for your trust and opportunity.