Google+ Real Estate by Fanny Lee & TheTeam :Own Homes. Grow Wealth. Pass It On.: 2011

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Crosby Heights Public School, Richmond Hill

A couple of weeks ago, I browsed through Ming Pao Property Goldpage.  There was an article on "Crosby", I wanted to add to that.  Here it is.


Crosby Heights Public School in Beverley Acres neighbourhood, Richmond Hill serves the area bordered by Bayview Ave, Centre St, Yonge St and Elgin Mills Rd.  Crosby Heights celebrated its 50th anniversary last year.


Crosby Heights PS along with Bayview Glen PS (Thornhill) received recognition last year at Garfield Weston Awards for Excellence in Education.  Crosby Heights won in the category of Improvement in Academics - most consistent improvement over previous 5 years.  (reference: yorkregion.com)


If you are choosing a home with a quality homeschool, EQAO results or Fraser Institute Report Card are key references.  But there is more!

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Happy Holiday. Feliz Navidad.

The season holiday is fast approaching.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you once again for your friendship, ongoing support and invaluable opportunities.  These have made all the difference.  For that, we are so very grateful.

This is the jolly season to be spent and shared with the dear ones.  Like last year, we have prepared a little holiday clip to wish you all a warm and wonderful time with a lot of cheers.


Happy Holiday!

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Lyrical Living at Brumwell Lane, Cathedraltown

complete floor plan
Remember those Cathedraltown detached homes under construction on Brumwell Lane on this blogpost?  

Both of them are Marquis model (Elevation A and B) with 45' lot built by Andrin.  The complete floor plan for download.

 Wonder how they turned out?  Here is a short video.


Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Urbanation Projects a New Record Year


Key numbers released by Urbanation 2011 Q3 report:

- 6,318 new condos within Toronto Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) were sold 3rd quarter of 2011.  It represents 66% increase from Q3-2010.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

New Condos - Downsview Park, Toronto

(May 24, '12: VIP Agent Sales; Jan 10,'12: update post: updated: Nov 20; first posted: Nov 14)
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Downsview Park info pack : http://goo.gl/oGof4
Downsview Park floor plans: http://goo.gl/Kunza


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Downsview Park will soon be under the limelight as the Canada 's largest federal urban park will be officiated on Canada Day 2012.  It will also been served by a  Spadina Subway Extension Station.


This 300+ acres park will feature the country most extensive indoor and outdoor recreation facilities around a man-made lake.  Urbancorp  is the developer of The Neighbourhood of Downviews Park.


In 2 minutes and 39 seconds, the video (in either English or Mandarin) will help you to envisage what this new urban area will be like and realize the potential of the very first batch of townhomes now for sale.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

New Condos - PICASSO on Richmond

Picasso will come and shine on Richmond St W and John St.  Picasso Condos locate right at the heart of vibrant and colorful Entertainment District, 5 minute walk from Osgoode Subway Station, a few blocks from Harbourfront, Financial District, St. Lawerence District, China Town, Kensington Market and Little Italy.  
This 39 storey cubic architectural sculpture by Monarch & Goldman Group will definitely be a new defining piece of Toronto skyline and also an inspiring home for those beat with the city pulse.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

New Condos - 88 Condos, North York


BE FIRST IN LINE...
(added video on Nov.18, updated on Nov.16, first blogged on Nov.9)


88 Condos will be an oasis in the vibrant North City Centre at  Yonge and Sheppard area.  Minto 's 88 will include a 35 storey condo building, 16 townhouses with private water feature and top-notch amenities.  And the price is  attractively set in the range of $540 to $ 580 psf. (based on 8th floor pricing).





Friday, 11 November 2011

Privileged Living at Bishop's Gate, Markham

While Cathedraltown development has been blossoming on the southern intersection of Woodbine Ave and Woodbine Ave By-Pass in Markham, LiVante had planned and has introduced Bishop's Gate at Victoria Square where Woodbine and By-Pass meet in the north.

As the market has been enthusiastic about the previously released Bishop's Gate homes, the Knight Series linked-semi together with the Baron series detached are highly anticipated (refer to the Site Plan below).  And tomorrow, these new homes will be released for sales.

Friday, 4 November 2011

New Condos - RISE Condominiums, Toronto

Having attended a briefing on RISE condos at St. Clair West & Bathurst, believe this exciting project will be an instant hit as it releases to the market in the coming few days.

The St Clair West has always been filled with free, earthy, vibrant and charming spirit.  Charming and eccentric shops, cafe, restaurants base their homes here.  Wychwood Barns and Forest Hil Market add colors and flavors to this neighbourhood.  No wonder, this area has attracted plenty young Torontonians.  Old houses have fetched premium prices.  And a new community with a distinctive characteristic is emerging.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Live & Flourish in Richmond Hill at 53 Futura Ave

* SOLD *
(updated on Nov.30, Nov.11; first posted on Oct.27) 
Headford - spanning from Bayview Ave to Hwy 404 and between Elgin Mills Rd and Hwy 7 - of Richmond Hill has been a haven for families with children (more than 1/3 of the population is under 25) given the neighbourhood 's reputable schools and kid friendly environment.  It attracts educated residents: 70% has university or post secondary education. Naturally, it is a demand location.


Saturday, 22 October 2011

New Condos - ALTO at Atria

It is EXCITING.  We can't help but to share this news as soon as we hear it.  ALTO at Atria, by Tridel Dorsay, is here (well, about to be launched).  


The location is fantastic - Sheppard, just off DVP, near Highway 401, close to Don Mills subway station, TTC and a couple of blocks from Fairview Mall.  In addition to convenience, Alto will be surrounded with green, deliberately intended by the developer.  Of course, ALTO will feature top tier amenities.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

New Condos Market - Aug. 2011


If you are a friend of my Facebook, it is not news that we share new condo sales data periodically.  RealNet is the data source.  The August 2011 statistic has become available.


This Aug. is the best Aug. in the last 12 years (the whole Chinese zodiac cycle).  2,011 new GTA high rises were sold.  That is +105% of last August.  We see 18,055 condos sales in the first 8 months.  It is the best performing Jan.-Aug. in the record.  If the trend goes on, 2011 could make new milestone.

Friday, 7 October 2011

THANK YOU

Dear friends, 
This is the time to harvest, 
          the time to gather,            
          the time to rejoice; and most importantly
          the time to THANK YOU for 
          your support, kindness and friendship
          throughout all seasons.

Thank you for being there for us.  We truly appreciate.


Choose To Work With Me

Quarter began.  We greeted the Q4 with a round of flyer named "Choose To Work With Me" at an area.  Did it reach you?  What do you think?

Talk about Homes on WOW tv

It is a very small world even in the Greater Toronto Area.  I went into an old colleague from '90s, when my family first immigrated here.  She went: "Was it you on WOWtv last week?  Where can watch more?"

The answers are "Yes" and "YouTube".  We put together list of appearances, interviewed in Cantonese with the corresponding links.


DATE            PROGRAM           TOPIC / LINK


Tuesday, 4 October 2011

New Condos - Paintbox


It was a honour to be invited to Daniels Platinum Producers Club preview of PAINTBOX.  When I shared the news of this exciting project only a couple of blocks east of Eaton Centre, some of the older colleagues said with a frown: "Regent Park?!"



YES!  Paintbox is phase 2 of an award winning Regent Revitalization Project (the city plan).  During the preview (photos from the event here), the developer  unveiled the depth and breath of this 6-phase undertaking.  Check out the master scheme below.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

New Condos - Dream Tower, North York

"I just want to live somewhere uptown with direct access to TTC, near major highways and just in the middle of a lot, and a lot of shops and restaurants.  Is it too much to ask for from a home?  Who wouldn't want it?"  I recalled a specific friend asked a while back.


Emerald City is a place that meets these requirements.  As thus, the previously introduced 2 towers were enthusiastically received.  Now, the much anticipated  DREAM TOWER has been launched.

Friday, 16 September 2011

New Condos - Cinema Tower, Toronto

This is TIFF time of the year.  This year, TIFF has moved into their the new TIFF Bell Lightbox, King St. & John St., built by Daniels Corp.  In about 2 years, accompanied next to TIFF Bell Lightbox / Festival Tower will be Cinema Tower, strikingly dramatic with steel, glass and also curves.  


Not only its appearance is one of a kind, It has something unique to offer.  Being the exclusive condos partner of TIFF, it comes with 3-year TIFF membership and TIFF ticket priority.  There will be residence exclusive screening with special film industry.  TIFF will also run Director's Series in Cinema Tower 's Screening Room.  And MORE... Cinema Tower suites offer outstanding interior: 9 ft ceiling, hardwood flooring, Irpina cabinetry, Quartz countertops and Miele appliances.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Living & Fulfilling Your Dream of Home-Ownershop at 103 Purvis Cres.

* S O L D *


GTA average home price has appreciated 20-fold since TREB tracked this data 44 years ago.  As we covered, the average home price was $21,360 and it was $451,663 last month (August 2011).  This may well be why 81% surveyed find it increasingly difficult to fulfill their home ownership dream.

Friday, 9 September 2011

New Condos - SPECTRA, Toronto (VVIP)


Concord Pacific, #1 Developer in Canada for Sales Volume, is a household name for many.  For many who share similar background, we knows that the company has close tie with Hong Kong 's Li Ka-Shing.  Concord Pacific is also renowned for Concord Pacific Place in Vancouver, Concord Adex here in Toronto, Concord Gateway in Richmond, Eau Claire in Calgary and Concord Park Place in North York.


Spectra will be a new addition to Concord CityPlace.   The "VVIP Select" will take place by private appointment on Sep. 11 and Sep. 12 where potential buyers will get:- a) exclusive preview pricing; and b) up to $10,000 cashback.



Wednesday, 7 September 2011

New Condos - YORKVILLE PLAZA, Toronto

As Toronto Star reported, Yorkville is Canada 's most prestigious shopping area.  It is the 20th most expensive retail area in the world.


Imagine... a life set in the midst of all the glamours and vibrance - the centre of a prime cosmopolitan city centre.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

New Condos - ESSENTIAL, Markham


Soon in the Williamstown, Bur Oak Ave. & McCowan Rd., the contemporary and sleekly designed ESSENTIAL Condos will stand out in this residential neighbourhood of single homes.


In addition to a full range of indoor as well as outdoor amenities, ESSENTIAL Condos tap into parks, outstanding schools, Williamstown Mall and net of golf courses (Angus Glen, Meadowbrook, Mandarin).

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Urbanation Reports New Condo Records

Urbanation released their Q2-2011 Toronto CMA condominium market overview.  The market has gained new ground with some very impressive records.

- Q2-2011 sets the new quarterly record in new condo sales: 9,455 new condos sold.  The previous record high is 6,997 units set in Q2-2007. (+35%)

- 24,731 new condos were sold over the past 12 months.  This beats Q4-2007 record of  22,654 units. (+9%)

- 39,196 condos,153 projects, are under construction in Toronto CMA in Q2-2011.

- Only 16% of 78,142 units of 306 active condo projects were unsold at the end of Q2.  It is a record low.

- In Q2-2011. there were 44 new project launches introducing 9,182 units to the market.

- The new condo index price in Toronto CMA went from $529 psf in Q2-2010 to $552 psf in Q2.  (+4.3%)

- The condo resale index price of Q2-2011 is $391 psf as opposed to $370 a year ago.  (+5.7%)

- Rental index saw +5.5% improvement in the past 12 months.







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Friday, 22 July 2011

Ming Poa Weekly on GTA Condos Market


If you are a Facebook friend, you may remember my mentioning of Jacqueline So 's (Ming Poa Weekly) article on GTA Condos market.  


For the article, Jacqueline interviewed Ben Meyers of Urbanation, another realtor and myself.  She also had a few Top 10 Condos lists. 

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Impeccable Living at George Heenan St, Cathedraltown

As said in the earlier Brumwell Lane post, we continue to feature additional new Cathedraltown detached homes releasing this summer.  


These soon-to-be-ready new Andrin built houses locate on George Heenan St, a block inward from Woodbine Ave Bypass and between Anthony Roman Rd and Count Crystan Ave.  (refer to map)


To give you idea of their whereabouts and exterior, here are some recent photos of these stunning detached homes   If wish to find out how the interior may look like, here is a video of a previously featured townhouse done by Andrin on Woodbine Ave Bypass.  

Thursday, 14 July 2011

New Condos - ARGENTO, Toronto


It rests within Don Ravine 's Graydon community, among the Donalda Club golf course, David Duncan House and Graydon Hall.
It is minutes away from Highways 401, 404, Don Valley Parkway and TTC network.

It enjoys a fertile field of established amenities: be it shopping, dining, leisure, nature or schools.

It is part of the exciting development happening in York Mills and Don Mills area

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Living with Splendour in Brumwell Lane, Cathedraltown

Cathedraltown - what a community of tremendous character and location!  (If you follow this blog, you must have already known how much we "heart" this neighbourhood.  These are the previous posts: here, here and also here.)


Andrin Homes is a key developer of the Cathedraltown project.  We did feature a gorgeous townhome unit on Woodbine Ave By-pass in this YouTube video

Thursday, 23 June 2011

New Condo - CELEBRATION 2 Condos at Bridlewood Mall

 Feb. 23, '12: post on High Point Condos at Celebration 
CELEBRATION Condos at Bridlewood Mall (refer to this post)  was launched with much cheers and fanfare in May.  The market just loved Phase 1 so much that only those clients who are lucky have gotten their much-sought-after units.  
 

GOOD NEWS for the rest of us! CELEBRATION 2 is here -  Malibu and Fishman Group are releasing these 125 suites (yes, will go really fast, I predict) for Broker VIP Broker Promotion.New Condo Project:   Celebration 2 Condos at Bridlewood MallLocation:                   Warden and Finch (exact address TBD)Developer:                 Malibu Inc. & Fishman GroupArchitecture:              Page+Steele  ArchitectsConstruction Status:     PreconstructionDetails:                        Features & Finishes                                  Floor Plans (via email request)                                  Price List (via email request)
VIP Broker Promotional Offer (for sales completed by Jul 10,2011)      1. Special "Cash Back"            $ 4,000 cash back on any 1 bedroom unit            $ 5,000 cash back on any 2 bedroom unit      2. Stainless Steel Kitchen Applicances      3. 1 Parking included in Purchase Price      4. Cap om Levies & Development Charges: $ 4,500      5. 1 Free Assignment Allowed up to 90 Days Before Occupancy      6. 1 Free Name Change Allowed within 10 Day Rescission Period
Deposit Structure:          5% of purchase price with offer                                    Further 5% payable in  90 days                                    Further 5% payable in 270 days                                    Further 5% payable on Occupancy
Seize the opportunity.

LIVE & REJOICE
@ CELEBRATION 2 Condos at Bridlewood Mall


Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Cathedraltown in Winter

Today is the first day of summer, also known as summer solstice and the longest day of the year.
To chill, we have prepared some images of the "cool" Cathedraltown from the past winter (January 2011).  
The place just has its magic to make one feel at ease and calm.   Just like home
And it inspires.

For video and more images of Cathedraltown, check here, here and here.


Friday, 10 June 2011

Living in Avondale - Oasis of North York Downtown at 80 Harrison Garden Blvd # 216




                           North York City Centre is where Hwy 401,Sheppard , Finch and Yonge cross; where subway stations and transit networks meet; where business, public administration, retails,  culture, education and leisure take place and where diversities take root and bloom.  

Amidst all activities and productivities, there is this cozy, peaceful and beautiful community - Avondale.  Architecturally attractive condos and townhouses developed around a two-acre park with many walkways, courtyards and parks interconnecting elements of this community.  In the busy North York downtown, Avondale is like an oasis.