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North York Condos – 4968 Yonge Street & 4978 Yonge Street

4968 Yonge Street / 4978 Yonge Street

4968 Yonge Street / 4978 Yonge Street

Ultima at Broadway is located in the Yonge Street corridor in between North York Subway Station and Sheppard Subway Station. It is one of the few condominiums with a direct underground pathway to the subway station.

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

Ultima at Broadway – Available starting price and Average Condo Price in 2011.

One Bedroom units starts at $275,000 for sale with a $279,700 average price for the first quarter of 2011.

One Bedroom + Den units start at $319,000 for sale with a $321,600 average price for the first quarter of 2011.

Two Bedroom units start at $369,900 for sale with a $353,800 average price for the first quarter of 2011.

Two Bedroom + Den units start at $428,800 for sale with a $493,300 average price for the first quarter of 2011.

Three Bedroom units start at $479,000 for sale with a $567,600 average price for the first quarter of 2011.

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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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11 Everson Drive – North York

11 Everson Drive

11 Everson Drive

11 Everson Drive is a Condo Townhouse Development built by Shane Baghai. It is located on the East side of Yonge Street and south of the Sheppard Subway Station.

Prices at 11 Everson Dr. range from $540,000 to $630,000

BUYERS – You can’t go wrong with 11 Everson Drive. 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 11 Everson Drive. With my Keller Williams Marketing Plan, I will get you top dollar in the least amount of time.

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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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How to read a MLS listing on www.Realtor.ca – Part 2

21 Melbourne Drive - Click to enlarge

21 Melbourne Drive

This is Part 2 of “How to read a MLS listing on Realtor.ca”. We will use the same listing at 21 Melbourne Drive for our example. Has it been a month already and it’s still on the market?

Last time we left off at the listing agents Name and Brokerage.

Let’s move on to the meat and bones of the listing. Under the thumbnail photos, we have the General Description. It’s a very limited space for sales representatives to try to write all the positive features they can think of. Hence the use of Acronyms, with some easy to understand and some so puzzling it takes me a couple minutes to decipher. Let’s take a look at some of the special ones.

Premium lot – This description is very subjective. Some agents would classify corner lots or pie shaped lots or lots backing onto a school as premium.  I like to reserve the premium lot description for homes that are backing onto ravines, golf course or lakes. It’s premium because it offers privacy or offers water access. In this case, it may be premium because it is O/L ravine. We will get to that soon.

$$80K Upgrades – Ask for the upgrade list from the builders.

** O/L Ravine – Ravine is across the street behind the daycare parking lot.

*Stone Front *Granite Foyer & Glamorous Hardwood *Lots Of Halogen Pot Lights *Crystal Chandelier & Wall Sconce *Stainless Steel Gas Stove – Straight forward.

B/I Dw – Built-in Dishwasher.

Tumble Marble B/S With Island – That’s B.S. standing for Back splash.  So the kitchen has a marble back splash and a centre island for food preparation.

**Approx 2700S.F. – maybe less or more.  Usually less.

Cvac+Equip – Central Vacuum + Equipment. Many times abbreviated as CV

Cac, Eac – Central Air Conditioning, Electronic Air Cleaner

Property section – This section describes the Parking and Utilities that service the property.

Building section – This section describes the type of house. In this case, it’s a 2-storey detached brick dwelling with A/C.

Rooms section – This section describes the layout and where each room is located. It also gives the dimensions of each room.

Heating section – This home is heated with Force Air Gas which is a gas furnace.  Other variations are Electric which could be baseboard heating or an electric furnace. Another one is oil heating which are radiators.

Land size – Just repeating the lot size here.

It’s pretty simple once you get the hang of it. If you have any acronym that you come across that you don’t understand, ask me in the comments section.

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Thank-you for reading our article about “How to read a MLS listing on http://www.Realtor.ca – Part 2”, contact us if you need anything or leave us a comment below.

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How to read a MLS listing on www.Realtor.ca – Part 1

21 Melbourne Drive

21 Melbourne Drive

Let’s kill 2 birds with 1 stone. I will explain the different parts of a MLS listing while featuring the deal of the week. This week I am featuring a 2-storey detached home at 21 Melbourne Drive in Bayview North of Richmond Hill.

At the top of page we start with the MLS number. Each listing has a MLS number that is assigned chronologically. In Toronto MLS the first letter designates the area the property belongs to . C = Central / W= West / E = East / N = North. This property is located in Richmond Hill so the MLS# starts with a N. If a listing is terminated/expired and is re-listed than a new MLS# will be assigned.

Next to the MLS# is a fairly important part of the listing, the LISTING PRICE. In this case, they are asking $595,000.

Roll you mouse over the thumbnails to see a larger photo. To see more photos you can click on the <more> button.

Building Type: House – This property is a house. Other types are townhouse, rowhouse and apartment.

Bedrooms: 4 – This property has 4 bedrooms. This does not include bedrooms in the basement.

Bathrooms: 4 – This property has 4 bathrooms. Note that the powder room on the main level counts as a bathroom here.

Storeys: 2 – This property has 2 levels not including the basement.

Land size: 50.00 x 98.50 FT – This is the size of the lot measured in Feet. The frontage is 50 feet wide and the depth is 98.50 feet long. Do you know where the front of this lot starts? Is it at the road or at the sidewalk? You can walk to the rear lot line and measure out 98.50 feet. But I can tell you the lot starts behind the sidewalk. A misconception is that the land in sub-divisions extends out to the road boundary. It is the same with homes that have no sidewalks, the city owns the front portion and can pave a sidewalk in the future.

Location: 21 Melbourne Drive – This is the address of the property.

On the right hand side are the names of the Real Estate Representatives (Teresa Tsui & Peter Hin-Tak Tang) that are listing the property. You do not need to know this because you will be picking up the phone and calling ME! “Hey Kirby, is this house at 21 Melbourne Drive a good buy?”

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Thank-you for reading our article about “How to read a MLS listing on http://www.Realtor.ca – Part 1”, contact us if you need anything or leave us a comment below.


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