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Pinnacle & Royal Pinnacle – 8 Hillcrest Avenue / 33 Empress Avenue

8 Hillcrest Avenue / 33 Empress Avenue

8 Hillcrest Avenue / 33 Empress Avenue

Pinnacle and Royal Pinnacle are two buildings connected by Empress Walk, a 250,000 sq.ft.   shopping and entertainment complex. It is located on the East side of Yonge Street above the North York Centre Subway Station, allowing easy indoor access to the Subway Station.

Schools: a major selling point is that Pinnacle and Royal Pinnacle are located in the McKee Public School and Earl Haig Secondary School district. They are the last condos to be allowed into these districts. Residents from newer condos have to be bused to schools in other areas.

Amenities include a sauna, fitness centre, billiards room, party room and meeting room.

Pinnacle & Royal Pinnacle Prices

One Bedroom units start at $299,900 and $1,300 for lease.

Two Bedroom units start at $399,900 for sale and $1,700 for lease.

Three Bedroom units start at $649,900 for sale and $3,200 for lease.

Prices are effective November 30, 2010.

Contact me for a free home evaluation at 8 Hillcrest Avenue / 33 Empress Avenue

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Buying, Selling or Investing in Real Estate? Ask Kirby Chan any questions that you may have. Fill in the form below or text your question to 416-305-8008.

Wondering what your home or condo unit is worth? Use our Quick Home Market Evaluation or call me directly at (416) 305-8008.

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Buying a Home in Today’s Market.

Some of my clients are looking to buy a home in this market where nobody knows if the market is going up or down. What I sense is that the supply at the moment is quite low. So I tell my clients that if they find the house that they like than just put in their best offer. Everytime I work with my clients on an offer I ask them, “‘If someone buys the house for $10,000 more than you, how would you feel.” This is one of the ways I can find the maximum amount my clients are really willing to pay for a particular property.

Many of my clients are worried about multiple offers and having to bid higher for the homes. That is where the news media are really being trouble makers. Remember when property prices dropped slightly, the media said it was the lowest in 20 years. And just recently the market recovered slightly and the media made it out like there was a buying frenzy and concentrated on a sale that had 20 offers. Do not be affected by the media and do not be affected with people saying, “There’s been 20 showings on so and so property on the first day of showing”. Hype is generally just hype. I had one client that was not going to put in an offer because of that. My advice was to put in an offer with an amount and conditions that they were satisfied with. I said, “Maybe someone outbids you and maybe not. If you don’t try, you can’t buy.” In the end we put in an offer and it was eventually sold to someone else that paid in my opinion way above market value.

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

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

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Power of Sale listings for Toronto and GTA – May 21

The number of power of sale listings has decreased by about half since the last Power of Sale post. Taking the Mid-May report into account, it appears that we are in an equilibrium with a balanced supply of buyers and sellers. This is a great time to buy and/or sell.

Let’s take a look at the current power of sale listings.

Power of Sale Listings for Central/North Toronto

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Power of Sale Listings for East Toronto

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Power of Sale Listings for West Toronto

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York Region (Richmond Hill / Markham / Vaughan / Aurora) – There are very few Power of Sale listings for the towns in York Region, so I have grouped them together.

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Mississauga & Oakville

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For other areas in the GTA, please request it by emailing me and I will email the listings to you.

See what’s for sale in your neighbourhood – Do a quick search

Do a Quick Home Market Evaluation and see how much your home is worth.

Thank-you for reading our article about “Power of Sale listings for Toronto and GTA – May 21”, contact us if you need anything or leave us a comment below.

 


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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
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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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Forest Hill Real Estate

Effective today, I will be working at Forest Hill Real Estate. I consider this a natural move forward, because of all the services Forest Hill Real Estate provides me and to my clients. I am at the point in my career where I either hire an assistant to help me or join a Full Service brokerage. It was an easy choice choosing whether to train and pay an assistant or joining an established service-first brokerage.

Other than having a prestigious name, let me tell you a little more about Forest Hill Real Estate.

Forest Hill Real Estate is Toronto’s premier independent full service real estate brokerage. With three strategically located offices, over 250 salespeople and over one billion dollars in annual sales, Forest Hill Real Estate Inc. prides itself on providing the finest level of service.

Over the past 20 years, Forest Hill Real Estate has enjoyed remarkable growth in market share and sales of residential, commercial and recreational properties in the Greater Toronto Area and surrounding communities.

Forest Hill Real Estate is a perfect fit for my clients who demand the ultimate in the total service experience.

I welcome the opportunity to demonstrate, Kirby Chan’s commitment to excellence combined with Forest Hill Real Estate’s level of experience, for a truly satisfying experience, whether you are buying or selling!

There are 3 convenient offices where I can serve you.

Forest Hill Real Estate has 3 location to serve you.

My main office:
BAYVIEW OFFICE (Bayview / Sheppard)
500 Sheppard Ave. East, Suite 201
Toronto, ONT
M2N 6H7

VILLAGE OFFICE (Spadina / St. Clair)
441 Spadina Rd.
Toronto ONT.
M5P 2W3

CENTRAL OFFICE (Avenue / Lawrence)
1688 Avenue Road
Toronto, ONT
M5M 3Y4

*Update, I have joined a new brokerage. My new contacts are below. A different office but the same great service.

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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Ultima at Broadway – 4968 Yonge Street / 4978 Yonge Street

4968 / 4978 yonge

4968 / 4978 Yonge Street

Ultima at Broadway is located on the West side of Yonge Street in between Sheppard Subway Station and North York Subway Station. There is an underground pathway to the subway station.

I lived in this building when it was brand new and i had no complaints. My wife and I moved out after a year because we quickly outgrew our cozy 540 sq. ft. one bedroom unit.

Amenities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna, fitness centre, aerobics room, billiards room, outdoor terrace, party room and meeting room. 2 Guest suites are available for visiting guests.

Ultima at Broadway Condo Prices

One Bedroom units start at $226,900 for sale and $1,300 for lease.

One Bedroom + Den units start at $269,000 for sale and $1,400 for lease.

Two Bedroom units start at $320,000 for sale and $1,650 for lease.

Two Bedroom + Den units start at $379,900 for sale and $2,000 for lease.

Similar 1+ Bedroom Condo Listings in North York

Similar 2+ Bedroom Condo Listings in North York 

(See all available listings, even the hidden ones)

Buying, Selling or Investing in Real Estate? Ask Kirby Chan any questions that you may have. Fill in the form below or text your question to 416-305-8008.

Wondering what your home or condo unit is worth? Use our Quick Home Market Evaluation or call me directly at (416) 305-8008.