Google+ Real Estate by Fanny Lee & TheTeam :Own Homes. Grow Wealth. Pass It On.: September 2016

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

2038 Bur Oak Avenue, Greensborough, Markham

* SOLD * Semi-detached ~1,900 sq.ft.,   3🛏   3🛁   3🚗 

Looking for a home that is easy for your family to attend school and to commute to work? 2038 Bur Oak Avenue is a must-see.  

This beautifully and practically designed semi-detached is steps from St. Julia Billiart CES and Mount Joy PS. Within 3 minute drive, you could catch GO Train, shop, enjoy parks and lake.  Bur Oak S.S. (10th / 676 in ON, 2014-15) and St. Brother Andre CSS (80th / 676 in ON, 2014-15) are currently home high schools.  
2038 Bur Oak Ave, Markham - Exteriors

[MLS# N3615806 ] "Stunning Semi Town Home Nestled At Greensborough. Approx 1900 Sqft. Wowed By Its Unique Open Concept Layout. 9-Ft Ceiling, Hardwood On Main Floor. Large Kitchen W. Eat-In Kitchen W/Lots Of Pantry & Extra Deep Counter, Huge Master With 5 Pcs Ensuite & Walk In Closet, 40 Oz Broadloom W/Upgrade Underpad, Close To Go Train, Excellent School Zone Bur Oak Secondary, Sam Chapman French Immersion, Mount Joy Public & Julia Billiart Catholic. Must See."

2038 Bur Oak Ave, Markham - Interiors
[ 簡介 ] 萬錦市名校Bur Oak Secondary 區內1900呎半獨立屋, 33衞,特大主人房, 主層9呎天花,木地板,實用間格,開放式多櫃廚房,車房直接入屋, 共泊3車, 交通方便,步行到公立及天主教小學, 公車,近購物,GO Train活力社區, 方便上班上學,潛力不凡。
[MLS# N3615806 ] 

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

320 Delray Drive, Greensborough, Markham

* SOLD * Townhome ~1,900 sq.ft.,    3+1🛏   3🛁   2🚗 

320 Delray Drive enjoys the natural surrounding of Rouge Park and proximity to Donald Cousens Parkway, Major Mackenzie Road, GO Train.  This 3+1 bedrooms freehold townhome locates less than 5 minutes from elementary schools, parks, shops with access to Bur Oak Secondary School (Ontario's Top 10).  It will make a great home for a young family.
MLS: N3614803
320 Delray Drive, Markham
[MLS: N3614803] "Gorgeous Sunfilled Freehold Town Home. Loaded With Upgrades And Features. Hardwood On Main Fl. 9Ft Ceiling, Balcony, Stone Veneer, Modern Kitchen With Ample Of Cabinetry, Stainless Appliances, Backsplash, Large Eat-In Kitchen. 4Pcs Large Master Ensuite, Oak Staircase. Family Rm Can Convert To 4th Bedrm. New Pot Lights. No Maintenance Fee. Close To Park, Top Rank Bur Oak Secondary School And All Amenities. Move In And Enjoy. **** EXTRAS **** Stainless Steel (Stove, Fridge, B/I Dishwasher), Vent Hood, Washer And Dryer, All Elf's, All Window Coverings. Minutes Away From Go Station And Entrance Overlooking Pond View. Excluded Entrance Chandelier"
320 Delray Drive Interior

[ 簡介萬錦市3年新高級鎮房,1,900 Mo, 3+14衛,主層9呎樓底,全屋實木地板,木樓梯,窗大光線充足,廚房設計新穎,大理石枱面,不鏽鋼家電,可步出特大露台,可泊2車,附近景色優美,空氣怡人。近商場,學校,GO Train, 交通方便。 
地點價格皆宜萬勿錯過馬上來電。

Tuesday Quotation / 星期二聯想 - 2016.09.27


Just the other day driving up to the Lake Simcoe area, it was vast, tranquil and beautiful, especially in the Fall season.  We who live in Toronto Area are so blessed: living with the convenience and comfort of a world city while having easy access to the peace and quiet that nature offers. Abundance.

This prompted #TuesdayQuote to share this quote by Stephen Covey (author of "Seven Habits of Highly Effective People:"-

“Instead, I have an abundance mentality: When people are genuinely happy at the successes of others, the pie gets larger.” 

( photo taken at Orillia, Ontario )

前幾天開車到 Lake Simcoe 地區, 沿途風景雅緻 (特別是在秋季), 令人感安靜舒泰。 住 #多倫多 實在幸運, 不單享有世界大都會的方便和色彩, 還可以投入大自然中。  富裕!

#星期二聯想 就此分享 [與成功有約] 作者 史蒂芬柯维 曾說過: 

" 我有的, 不是「零和」, 而是富裕」的心態。 當我們見他人的成功而感到衷心高興, 大家共分享的 「餅」又增大了。"

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Weekend Open House / 週末開放日 - 2016.09.24-25

The first weekend of this #Autumn.  This afternoon will be sunny with the mild temperature of 18°C in #Markham, just a perfect setting for #OpenHouse.

You could visit and have a sneak preview of these 2 attractive #Greensborough homes. Our usual Open House hours: 2:30-4:30pm.  See You.

今日秋天的第一個週末, 風和日麗, 最適合我們 #地產代理 做 #房屋開放日。我們準備了2家在 #萬錦市 #Greensborough 社區的優質樓盤, 及各位友好優先參觀。  開放時間: 2:30-4:30pm. 一會見!

2038 Bur Oak Avenue 

Semi-detached ~1,900 sq.ft.,   3🛏   3🛁   2🚗 

320 Delray Drive
320 Delray Dr, Greensborough, Markham
Townhome ~1,900 sq.ft.,    3+1🛏   3🛁   2🚗 

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Why Toronto Real Estate Market Crazy? 1. Population Growth

At the Toronto Chinese Business Association 2016 Gala, we had a real estate forum exploring Why is the Toronto Real Estate Market so Crazy?  We will capture and share, in installments, some of the reasons why the Toronto real estate market is as feverish as we discussed on that panel.

多倫多華商會 2016 週年晚宴裏其中的一個環節是地產研討,  題目為「 為何多倫多地產市場超熱熾?」我們透過網站, 分幾期講述一些利好大多倫多樓市的基本因素。

POPULATION GROWTH - As Ontario grows, the population becomes larger, the number of households increases, and there will consequently be a higher demand for housing.
  • Based on data (2011 Census) and estimates (2015) from Statistics Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Finance projects that Ontario’s population will increase 30+% from 13.8 million in 2015 to 17.9 million in 2041.

人口增長 - 隨着安省不斷發展, 家庭數目上升, 房屋需求不斷增加。

  • 根據 Statistics Canada 2011 普查和 2015預算, Ontario Ministry of Finance 預料從 2015 2041, 安省人口從 1,380 萬增加 30+% 1,790萬。



  • Out of the 4.1 million projected new Ontarians between 2015-2041, net migration accounts for 73% (almost 3 quarters).
  • 未來26年, 73%; (差不3/4) 新增安省人口是移民淨加 (共410萬), 其餘27%是自然增長。
  • For the past 10 years, net migration averaged to be 77,000 per year.  The net migration in 2015-2016 is projected to grow to 114,000 per year.    In 2040-2041, this number is projected to be 130,000 per year.
  • 過去十年, 安省每年平均移民淨加是7萬7。估計, 在2015-16年移民淨加是11萬4; 而在2040-41將會為13萬。


  • The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is projected to be the fastest growing region in Ontario, accounting for 68% (more than 2/3) of the population growth.  Between now and 2041, there will be an additional 2.9 million GTA residents looking for homes.  Thus, demand for homes, existing or new, will increase.  In fact, we are seeing this trend in the market right now.
  • 安省不同地區中, 預料大多倫多增長最為迅速, 佔68% (多過 2/3) 全省人口增長 。 從2015至2041, 大多倫多將額外有290萬人要應付居住的問題。 現時市場熱買, 正正反映出樓宇房屋需求的勢頭 。

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Tuesday Quotation / 星期二聯想 - 2016.09.20


“Initiative is doing the right thing without being told.” ~ Victor Hugo

May our days be filled with initiatives. #TuesdayQuote



可謂原動力法國大文豪雨果的答案大概是:

「自動自覺去作應該的、合宜的, 這就是自發性的原動力。」

大家, 充滿力量, 努力向上! #星期二聯想

Monday, 19 September 2016

Toronto Chinese Business Association Gala 2016

On September 16th, Toronto Chinese Business Association (TCBA -多倫多華商會) had its 44th Anniversary and Inauguration Gala.

Obviously, it was a great opportunity to catch up with friends of the community, be they elected / appointed officials, leaders from various sectors, business counterparts or folks that we met previously or on the day.


In addition, it was a good opportunity for us set aside time from day to day business, to socialize and to chill. 


Of course, the program was well thought out and the dinner was very enjoyable.

The evening was particularly special.  

For one, our good old friend Evan Chau, whom we knew and worked with in Hong Kong banking / financial industry more than a decade ago, became the new TCBA President 2016-18.  A BIG CONGRATULATION to Evan.


Secondly, I was honoured to join David Wong (our Manager and mentor) led forum alongside with PlazaCorp's Scott Mcllelab, Livante Developments' Ben Wong and RDM's John Wong to discuss:

"Why is the Toronto Real Estate Market so Crazy?"


It was a very memorable evening.  

Thank you, TCBA.  Best Wishes!


很興幸有機會應邀出席多倫多華商會 2016 週年晚宴,
原因有好幾個,包括:-
  • 再遇到和認識我們華人社區內朋友
  • 目暏在多年前香港銀行界中已認識、合作的Evan Chau當選為2016-18主席
  • 跟幾位資深在台上參與 David Wong 帶領的研討:「為何多倫多地產市場超熱熾?」



整個晚上的項目精彩豐富; 難能可貴的是: 學到東西時, 又具娛樂性。

多謝 #TCBA。 








Thursday, 15 September 2016

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival / 中秋快樂


Today is Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋節), the middle of eighth lunar calendar month, signifying the arrival of Fall.  In this evening, folks traditionally gather with the family to celebrate the change of season.  After dinner, adult will go outdoor (balcony, backyard or the park) to chat, enjoy fruits and mooncakes with sight of full moon while children play with their lanterns. 

No matter where you are, wishing you much HARMONY & PEACE.

在這個中秋節,我們祝願大家 人月倆團圓 !

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Tuesday Quotation / 星期二聯想 - 2016.09.13



We live and learn everyday.  Push ourselves and don’t be complacent.  That is how we move forward and progress.  This is the spirit of today #Tuesday quote

“Aim for the moon.  If you miss, you hit a star.” 
  ~ W. Clement Stone

中秋將至, 讓月亮給我們一些啟示。

我們每天生活,每天學習。不要自滿,不斷向前,才可進步。今天星期二聯想所分享:

「以月亮為目標, 假使得不到月, 也捉到星星。」

Monday, 12 September 2016

Toronto Ranks 3rd in Cities of Opportunity 7


Those of us who in the Toronto Area should be proud.   Toronto, out of 30 world major cities, ranked 3rd in PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)’s 7th “Cities of Opportunity” report.   The overall ranking is as follows:-

我們住在大多倫多地區, 應該感到僥倖和自豪。 因為, 根據 普華永道 機遇之都7 報告, 多倫多在全球30各大城市中, 排名第三。 

1. London 倫敦 
2. Singapore 新加坡
3. Toronto 多倫多
4. Paris 巴黎
5. Amsterdam 阿姆斯特丹
6. New York 紐約
7. Stockholm 斯德哥爾摩
8. San Fransisco 三藩市
9. Hong Kong 香港
10. Sydney 悉尼
11. Seoul 首爾
12. Berlin 柏林
13. Chicago 芝加哥
14. Los Angeles 洛杉磯
15. Tokyo 東京

16. Madrid 馬德里 
17. Dubai 杜拜
18. Milan 米蘭
19. Beijing 北京
20. Kuala Lumpur 吉隆坡
21. Shanghai 上海
22. Moscow 莫斯科
23. Mexico City 墨西哥城
24. Johannesburg 約翰內斯堡
25. Sao Paulo 聖保羅
26. Bogota 波哥大
27. Rio de Janeiro 里約熱內盧
28. Jakarta 雅加達
29. Mumbai 孟買
30. Lagos 拉各斯


Here is the overall summary of Toronto extracted from the report:-

Toronto masters quality of living 
What is most remarkable about the particular success of Toronto, rising one spot to third place in this edition from fourth in our 2014 study, is that it should be considered remarkable at all. Toronto, after all, finished second in 2011 in Cities of Opportunity 4 and third in Cities of Opportunity 5. Canada’s largest city has always been in the mix at the top of our rankings and has consistently scored in the top four overall. The city may be calm, cold a good bit of the year, and overshadowed by the “buzz” in US cities to the south, but its performance clearly shows that a strong economy and high quality of life can exist very happily a bit farther from the madding crowd (as Stockholm and Sydney also illustrate in seventh and tenth place, respectively). 

Toronto is impressive not only in that it does so well in so many areas but in the company it keeps in doing so. The city’s performance in our demographics and livability indicator is key in pinpointing that aspect of the city’s success, since this is the indicator that assesses the bottom line in every urbanite’s daily reality: livability. 

Toronto finishes in the top 10 in the demographics and livability indicator, ranking #7, but what is more important is to take a look at the cities that are part of this elite group. Just above it lie New York, Paris, London, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Amsterdam (in that order) and just below sit Berlin, Chicago, and Stockholm. All of the other cities here are, each in its own way, a global icon of urban culture. But Toronto not only competes with them, it outdoes them in critical areas of urban life. So while the city may perform less than maximally in entertainment and attractions (#15), it ranks #8 in relocation attractiveness, #7 in YouthfulCities Index, #2 in senior wellbeing, and #1 in the single most important variable here, quality of living—also the variable that shows the closest relationship at 91% with overall success in the study. 

We need only add that Toronto ranks in the top 10 in seven of 10 indicators but does particularly well in those categories that speak to the daily needs and concerns of urban residents, finishing a narrow second to Tokyo in health, safety, and security; second in cost; third in sustainability and the natural environment (tied with Seoul); and fourth in both, intellectual capital and innovation (tied with Amsterdam), and ease of doing business. 

以下為多倫多的綜合敘述:-

多倫多生活質量優越
多 倫 多 從 2 0 1 4 年 的 排 名 第 四 上 升 一 位 ,躋 身 第 三 ,其 最 為 可 圈 可 點 之 處 在 於 它 的 實 至 名 歸 。畢 竟 ,多 倫 多 曾 在 2 0 1 1 年 發 布 的《 機 遇 之 都 4 》中 排 名 第 二 、在《 機 遇 之 都 5 》中 排 名 第 三。加拿大最大的城市多倫多在歷次調研中一直位居前列, 其 綜 合 排 名 一 直 位 列 前 四 。多倫多寧靜祥和,但一年大部分時候都較寒冷,不如南方的美國城市受青睞,但它的成功表明強勁的經濟和優質生活也可以存在於稍微遠離喧囂人群的地方(斯德哥爾摩和悉尼分列第七和第十)。

讓人印象最為深刻的是,多倫多不僅在許多領域表現不俗, 而 且 其 企 業 也 有 著 上 佳 的 表 現 。該 城 市 在 人 口 結 構 和 宜 居 性 維度的優異表現是其取得成功的關鍵,因為宜居性已經成 為評估都市居民日常生活的底線。

多 倫 多 在 人 口 結 構 方 面 排 名 前 十 ,宜 居 性 第 七 。審 視 在 這 一 維 度 排 名 靠 前 的 城 市 群 體 ,紐 約 、巴 黎 、倫 敦 、洛 杉 磯 、舊 金 山 和 阿 姆 斯 特 丹 依 次 排 在 多 倫 多 之 前 ,之 後 依 次 為 柏 林 、芝 加哥和斯德哥爾摩。這些城市都以其自身的方式成為城市文 化 的 全 球 模 範 ,多 倫 多 不 僅 能 夠 與 它 們 比 肩 ,並 且 在 城 市 生 活的關鍵領域表現更加優異。儘管多倫多在娛樂和名勝古蹟兩個變量僅排名第1 5 ,相對靠後,但在遷移吸引力排名第八位、活力城市排名第七、老年人福利排名第二,並在該維度最重要且與本調研城市整體成功關聯率高達91%的變量— 生活質量位居第一。

此外,多倫多在十個維度中的七個排名前十,在解決城市居民日常需求和困擾方面十分出色,尤其是在健康、安全和治安維度排名僅次於東京;成本維度排名第二;可持續發展和自然環境與首爾並列第三;智力資本和創新( 與阿姆斯特丹並列)及宜商環境排名第四。

Happy Monday / 開心星期一 @ Toronto & Markham - 2016.09.12

Monday, let us start the week rejoicing for our clients at #Toronto’s L’Amoreaux and #Markham’s #Berczy.  Although it was summer holiday, their properties were #sold quickly and at #AboveAskingPrice.  BIG CONGRATULATIONS!  We are happy for them.  Thank you for choosing and trusting us.


#HappyMonday #RealEstate #Broker #Agent #GetTheJobDone

星期一, 新的工作週, 就讓我們高興地、感恩地去開始。

恭喜恭喜!  我們在 #多倫多 L’Amoraux 和 #萬錦 #Berczy 的兩家客戶在暑假內, 迅速地以 #超叫價 賣出物業, 可喜可賀!  替他們高興之餘, 同時, 多謝他們挑選和信任我們團隊。

#開心星期一 #地產經紀 #物業代理 #專業服務 #妥貼周詳

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Toronto Area Home Resale Market - August 2016

Greater Toronto Area(GTA) home re-sale market had a record August with 9,813 sales, 23% higher from August 2015.  (Note that there were 2 more working days this August).  Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) ’s read:-

Population in the GTA continues to grow.  The resulting growth in households coupled with favourable economic conditions and low borrowing costs means that we remain on track for another record year for home sales.

… with the number of new listings down compared to last year.  This situation continued to underpin very strong home price growth, inspective of home type or area.


We highlighted a few year-over-year top-line comparisons:- 

- Monthly sales increased by 23%; per working day sales increased by 13%
- August average selling price was $710,410 vs $603,534 last year
- “416 Area” average price: Detached= $1,207K; Semi= $775K; Townhome= $615K; Condo= $447K
- There are less than 10,000 active listings, about 2/3 of last year level

Should be be interested in finding out more on your local market condition and your property value, contact us for a no-obligation evaluation.


大多倫多地產市場又創歷來八月份交易新高,MLS系統錄得 9,813 宗買賣, 比去年同月量增23% (備注: 2015 8月少2工作天)  TREB 發言人描述市況:-

大多倫多人口不斷增長, 家庭數目繼續增加, 借貸成本持續偏低。 今年市場交投量邁向歷史新高。

隨着活着賣盤數目處於低水平, 不論地區或房屋類別, 價格有很大提升空間。

其他, 去年八月與今年八月的比較重點:-
  • 一個月成交量升幅23%; 若以每工作天計算, 13%
  • 平均銷售價為 $71, 上年價處 $604
  • “416”地區房屋平均價: 獨立屋 = $1207; 半獨立 = $775; 鎮屋 = $615; 屋苑 = $447
  • 活躍賣盤只有去年同期 2/3


有意更深入了解閣下區域市場狀況和物業估價, 歡迎來電查詢。

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Tuesday Quotation / 星期二聯想 - 2016.09.06

While students are returning #BackToSchool, we #RealEstateAgents - as parents or elders - must lead by example kicking-off this week with renewed enthusiasm.  As the Brazilian novelist quoted:


( photo taken @ Cape Cod, Massachusetts)

May this #TueadayQuote charge your week with positive energy.

很多莘莘學子都在今天開始新學年, 我們 #物業代理 - 同時身為長輩 - 應做個好榜樣。  就讓我們熱心、踴躍地開始這一週工作。  正如巴西一位小說家曾說:



" 當你對所作的
  感覺熱心和踴躍,
  很自然地充滿正能量,

  就是這樣簡單!"

#星期二聯想 我大家共勉, 願大家得力。

Monday, 5 September 2016

Happy Monday / 開心星期一 @ Toronto Area w/ Happy Clients

September 5th is the Labour Day here in Canada, a day to spend with families and friends as Summer comes to a close and the new school year, the new season soon begins. 

On this #HappyMonday, we share our current printed advertisement featuring some of happy clients, many of which have become good friends, just like families. 

THINKING OF YOU ALL!  BEST WISHES!

( Watch their testimonials / 觀看他們證言 )

9月5號是加拿大的「#勞動節」, 也是夏季的最後一個公眾假期。大家都習慣在這假期裏,和親朋戚友共聚玩耍,準備迎接新學年、新一季。

在這一個 #開心星期一,和大家分享今期報紙刊物廣告,主題為「#開心客戶」。其實,我們不少的客戶都變作好友,組成為一個開心大家庭。在今天,特別想念、祝福他們。