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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

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


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。

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