Jamie’s Updates – September 2012

With people returning from vacations, September is typically one of the stronger months in the real estate industry. There is a noticeable rising in inventory levels and a much higher interest in properties. This is a perfect time for home buyers because there is a greater selection of homes to choose from. I am happy to announce that we have several new listings including a widened selection of exclusive listings. If you or anyone that you know are thinking of buying or selling a home, do not hesitate to contact me.

Don't forget that fall can also be an ideal time to improve your curb appeal. For example, make sure that your garden is clean and organized with no dead vegetation, and that your windows are not smudged by wind and dust. For more information (and possibly inspiration), here are two of my articles on garden staging and fall home and garden maintenance

Sincerely,

Jamie Sarner
Sales Representative

NEW LISTINGS

 
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CENTRAL TORONTO
500 Wellington St W Suites
$1,850,000 - $2,700,000

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CENTRAL TORONTO
126 Spadina Road
$899,000 - $965,000

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CENTRAL TORONTO
914 Yonge Street #2002
$449,000

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CENTRAL TORONTO
102 Bloor St W 203
$575,000

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CENTRAL TORONTO
64 St. Nicholas Street
$575,000
Sold Conditionally

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REAL ESTATE NEWS

Building Permits and Their Decrease in June 2012

Before any changes to structures are made, a city’s planning department must issue a formal document called a building permit. In June, the total value of building permits fell by 2.5 per cent to $6.8 billion. Compared to May when a 7.1 per cent increase was recorded, this is quite a large depression. What is the reason behind this situation?

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RESTAURANT GUIDE

Playa Cabana
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Playa Cabana is living up to its well earned reputation brilliantly. Mexican dishes like fish tacos and burritos and countless cocktails attract the masses to this lovely Annex spot. Do yourself a favor and try this place!

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TORONTO LIFE

Garden Staging
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First impression is the key to success.This is particularly true when it comes to homes. Would you believe that proper garden and lawn improvement can increase the property value of your home and bring a return of 100 to 200 per cent of your investment?

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Changes to Toronto for the 2015 Pan Am Games [INFOGRAPHIC]
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The City of Toronto has been vying to hold the Olympics for years now. Although officials have been unsuccessful in that venture, Toronto has earned the exciting honor of holding the 2015 Pan Am Games and Parapan Am Games. What will they bring to the city?

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Testimonial by Cathy Jonasson

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While looking for new office space, our home had an extensive fire. When Jamie heard that we had relocated to a hotel (with three kids, a dog and two cats), he immediately sent over a list of 32 properties that could be rented on a short-term basis until our home was restored. The timing was terrible (just before Christmas), but remarkably, he found a lovely house in our neighbourhood that would accommodate us for the year that it would take to rebuild the house. He also quickly negotiated a rental rate that the insurance company would accept.

It was the best news we had received in many weeks and we were able to move in a few weeks later. Although I am sure that Jamie was dealing with many other issues through this time, he always made us feel like we were a priority and I was very grateful both for his skills and for his consideration. There is no question that I would highly recommend Jamie to anyone wanting the experience of acquiring real estate to be handled with intelligence and consideration.

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