Google+ FANNY LEE & THE TEAM :Own Homes. Grow Wealth. Pass It On.: March 2013

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Monday, March 25, 2013


Here at FANNY LEE & TheTeam (, we measure our performance by how satisfied / happy our customers are with our real estate services.  It is the only thing that we brag, if we ever do that.

When we debuted our regular full page ad on Ming Pao Property GoldPage ( 明報地產金頁 ), we ran a series of "HAPPY CUSTOMERS" ad paying tributes to our wonderful clients.

The copy (in Chinese) goes:-
他們... 雖然有不同的背景、際遇和崗位,但都不約而同地
                 揀選透過我們投資物業;因為他們深知道   我們...
他們   全都是   我們 的 Happy Customers.

This would translate to
THEY...   have different backgrounds, experiences and roles but
                 they all choose us to buy, sell, invest in 
                 their properties because 
                 they know that                                                           WE...
THEY   all are   OUR Happy Customers.

Interested in learning what they say?  You could watch and read their testimonials on our YouTube channel or web page.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Ontario Top 31 Secondary Schools 2011-2012

When our clients search for their homes, they often take into consideration schools available in the area.  In addition to the word of mouth reputation, Fraser Institute's (F.I.) school performance report card is a common benchmarking referenceAs a realtor as well as a parent, I have keen interest in following their reports.

2011-2012 Ontario Secondary School Report Card was just released.  Here is the list of the top 31 high schools in Ontario.

We plotted these 31 schools in Google Maps.  At a quick glance, you can see that the majority are located in the Greater Toronto Area.  21 of them are GTA-based.

Zooming closer to the familiar territory, we find the distribution of these high performing schools as follows:-

Downtown: 3
Midtown: 1
North York: 3
Markham: 5
Richmond Hill: 3 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Assignment Sale - Bishop's Gate Churchill 1, Victoria Square

In addition to the Victoria 3 semi-detached we posted here, there is a Bishop's Gate at Victoria Square Churchill 1 semi-detached available for assignment sale.  

< 樓花轉讓 > 新盤!萬衆期待!萬錦市名發展商位於victoria square 全新2700尺半獨立全磚屋。主層9呎樓底,實木地板。升级廚房,高貴客廳18呎高,升級智能遙控全屋電掣。

Property Type: Residential
Sub-type: Semi-detached
Model: Churchill 1 Elevation A

Area: 2,706 s.f.

- Hardwood on Main Floor
- Smart Home Single Remote Control
- 8,500 Upgrade
- Upper Angle Corner Cabinet w/ Extended High Shelf
- Chocolate Maple Kitchen Cabinet

Asking Price: call for more info

Closing Date: call fore more info

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Assignment Sale - Bishop's Gate Victoria 3, Victoria Square

The exciting Bishop's Gate at Victoria Square community (Woodbine & Woodbine Bypass) is here.  Soon.   If you missed the boat earlier, there is an opportunity for a Victoria 3 model semi-detached. 

< 樓花轉讓 > 新盤!萬錦市Victoria Square 高尚全新2700尺半獨立全磚屋。罕有四套房設計,主層九呎樓底,高級實木地板, 高智能遙控全屋電掣。寬大窗戶彩光極好。二樓中空18呎樓底,特大Loft可用作書房或小孩遊樂坊。近四零公路,名校區。四月底入伙。

Property Type: Residential
Sub-type: Semi-detached
Model: Victoria 3 Elevation A

Area: 2,653 s.f.

- Hardwood on Main Floor
- Smart Home Single Remote Control
- 7,000 Great Room Pod Light Upgrade
- Framed Glass Shower Enclosure

Asking Price: call for more info

Closing Date: call for more info

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Live & Grow @ 71 Daniel Reaman Cres, Thornhill Woods, Vaughan

A GTA home sells at an average of $510,580 (TREB Feb.'13).  Townhomes in the 905 area have steadily appreciated in price (+7.1% in last 12 months).  However, homes at $500k - 530k with convenient locations are in high demand.  If this is what you are looking for, we have just listed a house that may well be your future home.

71 Daniel Reaman Cres in the vibrant Thornhill Woods, near Dufferin & Hwy 7/ Hwy 407 offers great transportation access.  This 1,850 s.f. 3 bedroom townhome enjoys a 9 ft ceiling on the main floor and a walk-out basement providing plenty of space to live and grow.  

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

TREB Market Watch February 2013 Highlight

TREB released the resale numbers of February with Ann Hannah, TREB President's quote: 

"Stricter mortgage lending guidelines that precluded government backed mortgages on home sold for over one million dollars and the City of Toronto's addition upfront land transfer tax arguablu played a role in the slower pace of luxury detached home sales."

We marked up on the summary.

* Number of resales dropped 15% compared to last year (leap year).

* The average GTA home resale price this February is $510,580.

* In term of number of transactions, townhome is the most resilient segment

* Over the past 12 months, average sale prices of semi-detached and townhouse increased by 5.6% and 6.7%, respectively.