Spring Gardening for my fellow green thumbs!

Welcome to Kathy's Corner, where we discuss all things real estate and everything in between. Today we're talking about the joys and challenges of spring gardening in Etobicoke. Ah, yes. The time of year when we trade in our snow shovels for trowels and embrace the glorious hues of spring. Or so we hope.

As a seasoned gardener, I've learned that planting your foliage is only half the battle. The real fun begins when it's time to weed and water, and that's when things can go south. Or, in our case, north, south, east, and west -- thanks to that wacky Etobicoke weather.

But don't despair, my fellow green thumbs, we can conquer this! With some patience, a dash of creativity, and a few strategically placed gnomes,…

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Maintenance fees are the fees that condo owners must pay to cover the costs of running the building. So, if you’re considering buying a condo in Etobicoke, make sure to factor in the maintenance fees when making your decision. This includes things like cleaning regularly, making sure that all appliances are in working order, and reporting any maintenance issues to the condo board. . Finally, it’s important to remember that maintenance fees are an important part of condo ownership. For example, some condo boards offer discounts for seniors or for those who pay their fees on time. Maintenance fees can vary greatly depending on the size of the condo, the amenities offered, and the age of the building. They help to keep the building in good condition…

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Whether you’re looking to move up to a bigger house or downsize to a condo or something smaller, there are a few steps you can take to make sure your home is in its best condition before listing it on the market. By following these steps, you can make sure your home is in its best condition before listing it on the market. With a little bit of effort, you can make sure your home stands out from the competition and attracts the right buyers. Next, you’ll want to make sure your home looks its best. You should also remove any personal items, such as family photos or religious items, to make sure potential buyers can envision themselves living in the home. First, it’s important to make sure your home is in good condition. Finally, you’ll want to add a…

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The Masters

If you live here or want to downsize your living conditions to a Condo and live in your neighbourhood here is what you need to know about this complex. A recent special accessment was completed by Feb 1 2023. This means this substantial payment to update windows etc is now not a factor in negotiations. And this is being reflected in a recent uptake in for sale listings. The Reports indicates prices increase on average by 3.5%. Of the 47 listings on TREBB last year only 23 sold. Factoring in Interest rates this affected the lack of solds.   Its pet policy is shown below. You are allowed 1 dog or 2 cats or 1 dog and 1 cat with no size restriction.

Here is the Full Report in pdf format  

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Preparing your home to sell can be a daunting task. There are many small projects you know that will require renovation, repair or simply cleaning up and decluttering. Of course you want the maximum profit and knowing what needs to be done is only apart of it. Getting it done is another story. Trades , who to use , who will show up. Will it just require a handyman or a professional? With these and many more issues you need to have a no obligation conversation with an experienced Real Estate agent to help you navigate the many issues you will face when it becomes time to sell. A Local agent who can help with the trades, the inspectors, the lawyer, the movers and so on. Call Kathy or Lauren. 

Their website has a huge database of buyers that are…

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At EtobicokeForSale.com for all of our Neighbourhoods and Condo complexes we have Market Reports that analyze whats happening where you live. For instance if you are in Sunnylea  this link will give you the current listings , the Annual sales vs Listings report for 2022 . If you are looking to buy or sell this is vital information that you can receive FREE! Have a look at let us know what you think. And if you have any other information, reports, graphs or anything local please let us know.

This is Sunnylea's 2022 Overview

Here is a Condo Monthly Report for Valhalla Town Square (lots of listings just hiting the market)

P.S. For a Full 9 page PDF Report detailing Total sales, days on market ...and its Free for any Etobicoke…

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One Sherway is a Condominium Complex developed by Great Gulf & Menkes. It consists of 4 buildings addressing at 205,215,225,235 Sherway Gardens Rd. Its located on the property of Sherway Gardens in Etobicoke. TRillium Health Care and the Dorothy Lee Hospice are right across the street. This report includes what is currently for sale in the complex.(at the time of this report Dec 2022 only leases were available). It also reports on the Annual Solds and Listing and compares them to 2021. 

Here is a graph that showing the number of listings per month vs. the Solds. Just click on the bar graph and it will show the data that is currently up dated. 

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Dark Green Christmas Night Greeting Instagram Post (Twitter Post) by Joe Gordon

This year we had the pleasure of giving in 2022 to the many charities who have helped other families in need. To name a few  Etobicoke Humane Society-EHS, Canadian Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity, Yorktown Family Services, YMCA Toronto, Compas Food Bank, Childrens Miracle Network, Movember, Help us Help Ukraine, Sick Kids, Daily Food Bank, Oxfam and 100 Women Toronto West Branch. We wish to thank them all for what they do on a daily basis to help our community. 

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Toronto Star-How Etobicoke’s housing market November 2022 vs. Last year comparison

  • Etobicoke centre home prices averaged $1.01 million, up 3.5 per cent monthly but down 5.3 per cent annually.
  • Etobicoke lakeshore home prices averaged $965,363, up 1.5 per cent monthly and up 3.9 per cent annually
  • .Etobicoke north home prices averaged $807,122, up 11.1 per cent monthly and up 6.3 per cent annually.
  • Etobicoke south home prices averaged $1.07 million, down 1.2 per cent monthly but up 0.6 per cent annually.
  • Stonegate-Queensway home prices averaged $1.3 million, up 17.5 per cent monthly but down 21.5 per cent annually.

Those average home sale prices compare to $1.05 million for the City of…

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How are you impacted by Rising Martgage Rates?

You may not see it on your monthly mortgage payments but the amount of money you pay towards paying down your loan will be affected by the interest rate. As the rates rise if you are in a variable position on your home mortgage you will need to be watching for the best time to lock it down to a term so you wont be affected for that period of time. And you ask when is that. Many factors will influence this decision and each families needs and wants are everchanging. And this is when you need to contact some experts and explain your position and just how the rise will affect you and your property and financial concerns. As a seller your potential buyers will be looking to buy before rates rise even higher…

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