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58 Marine Parade Dr #318, Toronto M8V4G1 MLS# W2464195

58 Marine Parade for sale

W2464195 – Featuring another great unit for sale at 58 Marine Parade Drive #318.

Convienant location that is steps to the lake, park, bike paths, trails, downtown Toronto, TTC transit, shopping and the QEW.

This is a one bedroom unit at approximately 600 square feet. It has a sunny west exposure with stunning lake views.

Upgraded with stainless steel appliances, granite counters, laminate floors through-out, 9-foot ceilings and a large balcony with 2 walk-outs. Includes 1 parking space.

Amenities include: indoor pool, gym, exercise room, guest suites, theatre, party room, business centre, 24-hour conceirge, security system, car wash and visitor’s parking.

 

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Marquis at Northtown By Tridel – 8 Mckee Avenue

8 Mckee Avenue

8 Mckee Avenue

“Marquis at Northtown” is located on the East side of Yonge Street in between Sheppard Subway Station and North York Subway Station. 8 Mckee Ave. is a Tridel Condominium featuring units with granite counters and balcony.

Amenities include a 24-hour concierge, fitness centre, indoor pool, steam room, and lounge.

Schools:

Elementary Intermediate Secondary
Lillian PS Avondale PS Woodbine JHS */Georges Vanier SS

My office is conveniently located just behind 8 McKee Avenue, in front of the Metro Supermarket. If you have any questions, please contact me and we can have a quick 20 minute consultation at my office or at 8 McKee Ave.

BUYERS – You can’t go wrong with 8 McKee Avenue. It is truly a great place to live. Contact me and let’s discuss how we can get you a unit.

SELLERS – Contact me before you sell at 8 McKee Avenue. With my Keller Williams Marketing Plan, I will get you top dollar in the least amount of time.

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The Kirby Chan Team – A Little Bit About How I sell Real Estate

My Blogs Two Year Anniversary!

It is the two-year anniversary of my Blog. Thank-you for all the support you have given me.

Time sure goes by fast when you are keeping busy.

Being a Real Estate Agent has not been easy job. It’s really a business built with sweat and tears. Everyday I sell Real Estate and at the same time I have to  sell myself and my team. I have to answer the question “Why should I use Kirby Chan and his team as our Real Estate Agent?” Competition is stiff. There are the superstar agents, the part-time agents, the discount agents and the “etc…” agents I have to compete with. If you are wondering what label I fall under than I can say I am the “superstar inside, full-time, full value agent”.

The simple answer for you when looking for a Real Estate Agent is ME. Kirby Chan.

Let me tell you more about what I do.

When you list your property for sale with the Kirby Chan Team, I am your representative to guide and advise you through the whole process. I present all the facts to you so you can make an educated decision. Usually the main dilemma is coming up with the selling price of the house. As an appraiser in my previous position, I have been quite accurate coming up with the potential selling prices for my clients. If a clients wants a million dollars for his house when comparable homes are selling at $750,000, no agent can satisfy this client and ultimately this client becomes a dissatisfied client. I do not give high expectations when I list a property. Heck, I do not give any expectations at all. By presenting my clients with an accurate CMV report, I arm them with the tools to make the educated decision leaving them satisfied and with a clear goal. The second dilemma other than price is time. Is selling at the fastest possible time always better for my clients? It’s always better for me but if the price is not right, I never push my clients to sell early.

The same is true for clients that are looking to buy a property. My past appraisal experience comes in handy when my clients are deciding what price to offer. I can safely say my clients never over pay for a property. I was asked a question the other day, “If you make commission based on the selling price of a property, what is your incentive to get me the lowest possible price as a buyer”. My answer was simple. My business is based on referrals, and your business doesn’t just stop with you. If I didn’t satisfied you and mislead you to make a couple extra hundreds of dollars, you probably won’t refer your friends and family to me. However, if I obtained the lowest possible price for you, than you become a satisfied client who will go on to refer your friends and family to me. That is the reason why my incentive is to get my buyers the lowest possible price.

Are you thinking of Buying or Selling a home and would like to discuss your options?
Contact Me, Just Click Here
or call me directly at (416) 305-8008.

Kirby Chan
Sales Representative
416-305-8008
Web : http://www.KirbyChan.com
Email : Info@KirbyChan.com

___________________
Keller Williams Real Estate Service
17 Church Street, North York, On

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First Time Home Buyer’s Guide

What are the benefits of home ownership?

Pride of Ownership

Pride of ownership is the number one reason why Canadians desire their own home. There is no landlord looking over your shoulder. You are able to make improvements knowing that any appreciation that results, will be to your benefit. Home ownership gives you and your family a sense of stability and security. It’s making an investment in your future.

Appreciation

In Canada, especially in the last few years, homes have appreciated considerably and in doing so have added substantially to owners net worth. Unlike stocks and bonds, you get to live in your investment. Also, in Canada your principal residence is exempt from capital gains taxes.

Mortgage Reduction Builds Equity

Each month, part of your monthly payment is applied to the principal balance of your loan, which builds your equity. You can borrow against a home’s equity for a variety of reasons such as home improvement, sending your kids to university or college, or starting a new business. Why pay-off your landlord’s property when you can own your own?

Homeowners accumulate wealth for the future while enjoying the benefits of a shelter that they have can use, improve and sell. Their home is a safe haven for investment.

Are You Ready to Buy a Home?

First – do you have the financial resources? You should have at least five percent of the purchase price of a home for the down payment, but ideally should be more than 5%. Are there other priorities in your life e.g. starting a new business, which require your savings? If not, buying a home should be on your radar.

Second – do you expect to stay in your new home for some time? Moving can be expensive and you will want to build some equity before having to relocate. Your job and home life should be stable.

What Can You Afford?

If you haven’t already gone through the mortgage pre-qualification process, you will need to meet with a lender or mortgage broker. They will establish how much of a mortgage you will qualify for. Mortgage rates vary considerably and it is paramount that you shop around for the best rate, terms and options.

First time homebuyers may want to take advantage of the federal government’s Home Buyers’ Plan. Under this plan, you may use up to $25,000 of your RRSP towards the purchase of a home. The money is tax-free as long as you pay it back in the next 15 years.

Key Issues / Questions To Ask When Assessing Home Features

  • Do you need several bedrooms, more than one bathroom, space for a home office, a two-car garage?
  • Do you want air conditioning, storage or hobby space, a fireplace, a swimming pool? Do you have family members with special needs?
  • Do you plan to have children? Downtown or suburbs? Proximity to recreation or work.
  • Do you need a substantial backyard? Pets?
  • Is there adequate storage space?
  • Will any remodeling be required to make the home move-in ready for you?
  • What service providers (cable, Internet, telephone, Satelite) are available in the area, and is the house completely wired for each?
  • How good is the cell phone reception?
  • How much are the yearly property taxes?
  • How much do utilities run each month? Does the house use gas or electric for the furnace, water heater, and appliances?
  • How old are the major appliances, and which are included with the house?
  • Have there been any major repairs to the house, and if so, when were they completed? For example, how old is the roof? Has water ever damaged the basement or foundation?
  • Ever had problems with insects, such as termites and spiders, or rodents?
  • Older homes need to be carefully examined – Windows may need caulking or new sashes, bathroom tiles may need grouting, home may need rewiring (planning on a hot tub or sauna?), a new hot water heater, or a new furnace.

Location, Location, Location

  • How far will you be commuting and what is the traffic like? Factor in cost of fuel.
  • Where will your children attend school and how will they commute?
  • Are there recreational facilities and parks close by?
  • Are you close to family and friends?
  • Is safety or high crime an issue?
  • Is the property close to an obstacle or negative influence? (i.e. an apartment building, shopping centre, school, radio tower, power lines, LRT or railroad track, highway, airport or commercial project).
  • Access to schools, work, recreation, shopping centres, public transportation, cultural attractions, libraries, churches and hospitals.
  • Adjacent undeveloped land – what is proposed for this or other green space?
  • Heavy traffic can be noise nuisance and hazard for children.
  • Distance from the unit to amenities, parking, walkways, roads, public transit.
  • Does the neighborhood reflect positively on the value of the condo and your lifestyle choice?
  • Does this neighborhood, for any reason, have a poor reputation?
  • Is the future economic climate for the area good? Are businesses moving in? Is there government investment?
  • Are people moving in or out of the neighborhood? What is their age, income level, family size?
  • Are there plans for this neighborhood that you may be unaware of (i.e. a future highway, a commercial development or a new housing development) that will provide competition on resale?

Noise and Privacy

  • Proximity to highways, driveways, parking lots, playgrounds, trains.
  • Proximity to elevators, garbage disposal, fire exits, heating and air conditioners.
  • How well is the building soundproofed?
  • Visit at different times/weekends to check noise levels and activity.

Too many questions to answer by yourself? That is where my expertise can benefit you. If you are looking to buy your first home, let me guide you through this exciting process.

Are you thinking of Buying or Selling a home and would like to discuss your options?
Contact Me, Just Click Here
or call me directly at (416) 305-8008.

Kirby Chan
Sales Representative
416-305-8008
Web : http://www.KirbyChan.com
Email : Info@KirbyChan.com

___________________
Keller Williams Real Estate Service
17 Church Street, North York, On

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Find Out What Your Home is Worth
5 Tips to Higher Sale Prices
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First time home buyers guide.


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Icovia Room Planner

Ever wondered if your furniture fits in your new home. With the easy to use Icovia Room Planner, you don’t have to guess anymore.

– Click here to start Icovia Room Planner –

Select one of their existing room plan or custom make a new plan.

Select the furniture most similar to your own. Click and drag at the lower right hand corner to adjust the size of the furniture. Click on the lower left hand corner to rotate the furniture. Now play around with it like you are a professional interior design.

Enjoy!

Are you thinking of Buying or Selling a home and would like to discuss your options?
Contact Me, Just Click Here
or call me directly at (416) 305-8008.

Kirby Chan
Sales Representative
416-305-8008
Web : http://www.KirbyChan.com
Email : Info@KirbyChan.com

___________________
Keller Williams Real Estate Service
17 Church Street, North York, On

Free Real Estate Reports for Buyers and Sellers
Find Out What Your Home is Worth
5 Tips to Higher Sale Prices
Search Homes “For Sale” Using Map Search

It’s Easy To Contact Me, Just Click Here


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Six Tips When Buying a Home

Tip #1 – Get Pre-Qualified

Before looking for your next home take the time to get pre-qualified by the bank or mortgage broker you choose.  This can save you hours of searching for homes in the wrong price range or worse, purchasing a home and then finding out you don’t qualify for financing.  Pre-qualifying gives you peace of mind, helps narrow your search criteria and most importantly, gives me a negotiating edge by being able to alleviate the sellers concern over financing. The latter is especially important should a competing offer surface.

Tip #2.  Shop For Mortgage Terms

Rates are negotiable! Banks will sharpen their pencils to get your business especially if you have a good credit rating and bring other business to them e.g. RRSP’s, general account, savings etc. Posted rates should be viewed as a starting point. You need to know what the best rates are and this is usually done by getting competitive quotes. Also, ask whether the bank will cover appraisal fees, and about buy-out fees, penalties, payment options, portability etc.  The time spent can save you thousands of dollars over the life of the mortgage.

Tip #3.  Get Professional Inspections

Nobody wants to purchase a home only to find out later there are defects, latent or otherwise.  Ensure you obtain inspections where needed e.g. home inspection, structural engineer, insect, radon etc.  If the inspection identifies deficiencies you may be able to negotiate the purchase price to cover required repairs or make your satisfaction of the inspection subject to the homeowner remedying the problem. I can advise you on inspections you should consider.

Tip #4.  Contact Kirby Chan, Your Professional Sales Representative

Kirby Chan can help you make a purchase with the least amount of problems.  I can ensure the price you pay is never above market value.  I can offer expert advice on what to look for, conditions to include, negotiation strategy etc. After all, I work for you.

Tip #5.  Sell Before You Buy

If price is important you should always sell your present home before buying another.  It has the advantage in letting you know exactly how much money you will have available for your next purchase.  Selling your home first allows you to place fewer conditions on your purchase which makes your offer more attractive to a seller.  They often will demand more money to take a “subject to” offer which takes their home off the market.  The other advantage is if you find a terrific house, chances are others will also find it attractive and you stand to lose it if you can’t make an unconditional offer.

Tip #6.  Know The Full Cost Of Buying

Know all the costs associated with your purchase.  Consider the following costs:   legal fees, transfer tax, property taxes, new home landscaping, fencing, appliances and window coverings.

Are you thinking of Buying or Selling a home and would like to discuss your options?
Contact Me, Just Click Here
or call me directly at (416) 305-8008.

Kirby Chan
Sales Representative
416-305-8008
Web : http://www.KirbyChan.com
Email : Info@KirbyChan.com

___________________
Keller Williams Real Estate Service
17 Church Street, North York, On

Free Real Estate Reports for Buyers and Sellers
Find Out What Your Home is Worth
5 Tips to Higher Sale Prices
Search Homes “For Sale” Using Map Search

It’s Easy To Contact Me, Just Click Here

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